Awarded 'Best Independent Retailer' at the 2013 Manchester Tourism Awards, Manchester Craft & Design Centre boasts over 30 artists, designers and craft makers under one roof, perfect for your Christmas shopping.
On a cold rainy day, stay inside at the enormous and enormously popular shopping centre where you can find just about anything you want. It's a bit like being inside a massive Christmas bauble anyway.
The store to go to if you want to make something, you'll find all you need here, whether you want to create your own cards, decorate a cake or buy a crafty gift.
Slap in the heart of the city centre, the indoor shopping centre has all the main highstreet brands, plus the lovely market space for more individual goods.
The perfect place to buy a print, poster, limited edition or even original artwork. Particularly great for film and music lovers if you're looking for something special for a Christmas gift.
If your Christmas is on a tight budget you could find yourself a bargain or two here, where used music and second hand DVD/Blu-ray could be mistaken for brand new but at a fraction of the price - and there's rare vinyl too.
An absolute treasure trove of Christmas shopping, this café store is rammed with nick nacks, ideal stocking fillers and proper pressies too.
Whilst this is actually a café, they sell some lovely designery type items too, including wonderful kitchenware and hand made blankets - the coffee is good as well.
Head down to the Spinningfields area if you want some posh clothes, with designer brands taking up the majority of the retail space here. There's also an ice rink if you tire of shopping.