While Christmas celebrations may be slightly different this year, the Corn Exchange Manchester’s resident brands are each offering great gifting ideas – so Mancunians can spoil their loved ones with everything from a foodie gift to a voucher for their favourite restaurant, and from locally created art to a New Year adventure.
Cocktail lovers can be indulged via some seriously scrumptious sips at the Cosy Club or the truly Instagram worthy drinks at Banyan. Simply snap up a gift voucher for either restaurant and present to the resident aspiring mixologist in your life.
Meanwhile, for friends and family members who are all about the sparkle when it comes to their tipples, Gino D’Acampo’s My Restaurant has a stylish Prosecco bar that takes the Italian art of the Aperitivo seriously – making a gift voucher for the eateries the perfect gift for a fizz fanatic.
The perfect gifts for the family brainbox. Escape Hunt offers a range of adventures from Escape Rooms to outdoor adventures or even print and play games to play at home. Give the gift of pirate battles or flying through space with Dr Who with an Escape Hunt gift.
Gift vouchers are available for both the Play at Home games and the onsite Escape Room games.
Escape Hunt also offering a fantastic alternative to a Zoom Quiz – Remote Room Escape! Team can play one of the most popular escape rooms remotely by directing a real-life Games Master around the room over Zoom; a fantastic alternative to the office Christmas party.
A city break is an ideal gift to share with a partner or to give someone that deserves some me time. Roomzzz Aparthotel is the perfect place for a leisurely escape, offering city-centre locations and spacious rooms with king-sized beds; plus vouchers start at just £50.
Offering exciting dishes packed with fresh flavours, Mowgli’s has long been a firm favourite with curry lovers. The restaurant’s founder, Nisha Katona, shares the recipes to some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes in the Mowgli Cookbook – which makes for an even more perfect pressie if paired with the coordinating tote bag or apron if the gift is for a Mowgli super fan.
Those gifting to Italian food fans need look no further than Salvi’s Deli, which is the place to shop for the best, authentic Italian goodies – including everything from chocolates to pasta and coffee. In December the shelves are also packed with festive treats including the traditional Panetton and a wide selection of cheeses, meats and snacks. Create a bespoke hamper or purchase a voucher online so the recipient can choose for themselves.
The perfect dish for the person that loves their food to be packed full of veggies, vitamins and all the good stuff is a Pho gift card. With over 40% of their menu offering being vegan, Pho offers healthy, nourishing Vietnamese street food that offers a nice dose of nourishment after all of the excesses of Christmas.
Other restaurants offering vouchers, which are a great IOU for a future celebration with family and friends, include Pizza Express, Zizzi, Vapiano and, for those who like a little spice, the recently launched Delhi House Café.
Finally, CAPE gallery at the Corn Exchange has a fantastic selection of Manchester-themed artwork, each created by local artists. Whether the art lover in your life would prefer a Manchester Bee or a music map of the city, there are options galore to help them display their Mancunian pride.
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