Last-minute Christmas gift ideas

If you’re the kind of person who leaves your Christmas shopping until the very last moment, fear not, we’ve got you covered. We’ve come up with a list of Christmas gift ideas for those last-minute shoppers AND you can buy them from the comfort of your own home.

Christmas Gift Ideas

Workshop with Ministry of Craft

Know someone with a creative streak? The Ministry of Craft has been teaching Manchester to sew and craft since 2008, with locations in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, Chorlton and Eccles. For those who enjoy getting crafty, a Ministry of Craft workshop could be the perfect gift with a variety of courses available from jewellery making to calligraphy and paper cutting.

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Bed, Bubbles & Prosecco

For the explorers out there – why not treat them to a city break in Manchester?

Enjoy an overnight stay in one of our Deluxe Double or Twin rooms with a bottle of prosecco waiting for you on arrival. In the morning, indulge in a Full English Breakfast (with veggie options available) before heading out to explore Manchester.

Bed, Bubbles & Prosecco package: prices vary between £79-£139. Use promo code ‘Fizz_BB’ when booking.

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Planet Earth II –  Live in Concert

After the success of the 2019 Blue Planet II Live In Concert tour, there are more live concerts coming to Manchester Arena in 2020. Breathtaking, specially selected footage will be shown in 4K ultra high-definition on a gigantic LED screen alongside the sound of The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Planet Earth II Live in Concert arena tour will be hosted by wildlife and natural history TV presenter Liz Bonnin.

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Football Stadium Tour

Prove you’re a keeper with the ultimate football fan gift – a stadium tour!

Old Trafford Stadium Tour

For Manchester United supporters, take them behind the scenes at the ‘Theatre of Dreams’. Football fans will get the opportunity to sit in their favourite player’s seat in the dressing room, walk through the players’ tunnel, sit in the manager’s seat in the dugout, take a sneak peek in the press room and gain VIP access.

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Manchester City Stadium Tour

If you’re buying for a blue supporter, the new Manchester City Stadium Tour brings the magic of City to life with the most immersive tour experience in Premier League football. Using the latest technology, dreams come true as you and your loved ones sit and interact with Pep Guardiola in the press room. See what happens on matchday in the Home Team dressing room, walk down the famous glass players tunnel onto the pitch and understand how the players prepare for the big match in the First Team warm-up area, plus much more.

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Manchester Gin Distillery Tour

Gin lovers, assemble. If you want to see what goes into making one of the most awarded gins in the country, Manchester Gin, take a guided tour and tasting at the distillery. A £20 ticket includes a G&T on arrival, a tutored tasting of four gins, a guided tour and 10% off any shop purchases.

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Ainscow Gift Voucher

Our Ainscow Gift vouchers come in all kinds of forms – from a midweek getaway to afternoon tea for two. If the gift you want isn’t listed, then we’re happy to create a bespoke voucher for you!

You can buy and download the Ainscow Hotel gift voucher online, or, you can choose to have your voucher sent by post, presented in a beautiful gift wallet.

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For bespoke personalised vouchers, please email:, or call us on 0161 8271650.