WITH Christmas only a few weeks away and the shopping crowds getting bigger and bigger online shopping can be a saviour. Instead of buying the usual toiletries why don’t you buy  your loved ones a Mancunian themed gift?

For the history lover

Modern History of the Northern Quarter tour

Credit: Skyliner tour

Join the Skyliner team on a tour of the Northern Quarter’s modern history. The tour uses public artwork as a thread to weave together a story of social housing, gentrification, greenery, and public space. The tour runs periodically and is also family friendly.

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Manchester Bee stained glass suncatcher

Copyright: Sarah Stockdale
Credit: Sarah Stockdale

When walking around Manchester you will often notice the Manchester Bee on anything from the bins to the floor of the town hall. The Bee is seen as a symbol of the workers during the industrial revolution. Why not buy your Mancunian history lover a stained glass bee suncatcher? Sarah Stockdale makes each Bee individually meaning each Bee is unique.

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For the art lover

A cityscape print

Copyright: S L Scott
Credit: S L Scott

Manchester has a strong artist scene so why not support Mancunian artists by buying one of their prints this Christmas? S L Scott sells prints of famous Mancunian landscapes. You can also commission her to paint your favourite landscape.

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For the food and drink lover

Runaway Brewery beer

Copyright: Runaway Brewery
Credit: Runaway Brewery

With a craft brewery opening every few months in Manchester a Mancunian beer is a perfect Christmas gift. You can buy Runaway beer online and at Beermoth in the Northern Quarter.

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Manchester cookbook

Copyright: Manchester cookbook
Credit: Manchester Cookbook

Manchester is fast becoming a foodie city full of independent restaurants and deli’s.   This book is all about showcasing the finest of these. They revel in the very best of the region’s local specialities, including Bury’s famous Black Pudding and the traditional Manchester Tart as well as exploring a plethora of places you’ll find whilst meandering through the converted mills, warehouses and city side streets.

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For the music lover

Copyright: NettyandDi
Credit: NettyandDi

Manchester is the capital of music in the UK and has exported many music talents such as The Smiths and The Stone Roses. Why not buy your music lover a print of Salford Lads Club made famous by The Smiths? The print can be hand printed on to A3 or A4 paper.

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For a young Mancunian

Morrissey babygrow

Copyright: Dinky clothing
Credit: Dinky clothing

Want to make sure your baby knows that they are a true Mancunian? Make their first Christmas special with a hand sewn and printed Morrissey babygrow.

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