The big day is approaching fast, don’t leave your gift buying until the last minute! Luckily, our town is filled with gifts for all the family. Let us guide you to gift buying with our Poole Local Xmas Gift Guide.

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Be creative with your gift giving this year and treat your loved one to a gift voucher for a local attractiontheatrerestaurant or even a weekend away in one of our local hotels. Poole is a great destination for a getaway come frost, snow, rain and shine!


From farms and country parks to theme parks and museums, we have so many attractions right on our doorstep for all the family to enjoy. For a unique one-off gift why not adopt a monkey from Monkey World or a Heavy Horse from the Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park. Don't miss out on vouchers for Compton Acres in Canford Cliffs - an ideal Christmas gift for a keen gardener.


Explore our tours and gift a day out in Poole. We have bike tours, go by foot or why not explore Dorset’s sights like you’ve never seen them before with City Cruises Poole


The Lighthouse, Poole offer Christmas gift vouchers, a great present idea for those who enjoy an atmospheric trip to the theatre. With lots on over Christmas and into next year, it will be hard to choose which show to see!

Food and Drink

With so many delicious eateries in Poole, be sure to get vouchers or treat the food lovers in your lives to a meal out this Christmas as part of your gift giving!


Give the gift of a time away this Christmas by booking in or buying a voucher for one of our local hotels. Pair your getaway with a spa day or a delicious meal out and you'll make someone's Christmas!

Christmas Shopping

Poole welcomes a range of shops and brands. Be sure to browse the shops to find something for all the family this year - with fashion, toys, games, sweet treats, art, jewellery, books and so much more, it is a great destination for your Christmas gifts!

This Christmas your shopping experience is elevated as Poole Town Centre and Quay are lit up in style as part of the brand-new Poole Christmas Maritime Light Festival. Until 2 January 2023, residents and visitors to Poole can walk through an enchanting light trail. What a perfect backdrop to a festive day out shopping!

The Dolphin Centre

The indoor Dolphin shopping centre is home to high street brands including Next, River Island, Primark, Boots, New Look, HMV and Wilko. Dolphin Centre retailers will be open until 8pm every Thursday in the lead up to Christmas, and until 6pm on Christmas Eve.

Poole High Street

Poole High Street is host to many interesting local and independent shops and a weekly market. Look for gifts along the High Street in the Happy Buddha gift shop, or Boiler Room Records, Truly Scrumptious sweet shop and of course in Lush; bath and body treats which are locally made.

Whilst you're browsing the shops and choosing the perfect gift, don't forget to take time to admire the Christmas window displays and vote for your favourite!


Explore the independents in Kingland Crescent, Poole's boutique shopping district, as part of your Christmas shopping this year. 

Take time to stop for a mid-shopping trip coffee at Grounded Coffee or HUX Custom Surfboards and Café. Explore PEN Gallery, a contemporary art gallery and mooch around Restored Retro, a mid-century modern restored furniture shop, for unique gifts.

Wild Roots is the place to go for presents for the lovers of plants out there and ånd Fragrance is one for fine fragrances this Christmas! For those who would like to shop plastic free, groceries and sweet treats in can be found in Ten Foot Naked this December.

Come back and read our next blog in a few short days!




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