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Christmas Gift Guide for Him 2023

Men are traditionally hard to buy for so finding the perfect Christmas gift can be tricky. Our Christmas Gift Guide for Him is full of special and unique gifting ideas if you’re trying to gift them something a bit different to the traditional pair of socks and bottle of whisky this year.

Watch – Beaverbrooks (From £139)

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend but watches rank pretty highly on a man’s list! Beaverbrooks have a stunning range of watches and jewellery for men including the fan favourite TAG Heuer watches. If you’re looking for a sentimental gift to put under the tree this Christmas, opt for cufflinks and leather bracelets also available in Beaverbrooks.

Searching for a smartwatch? Swatch  and Apple have you covered. Shop our brand’s watch ranges in Eldon Square this Christmas.

Skincare Gift Sets – Molton Brown (£20 to £225)

It’s no secret that men tend to “skip” their skincare routine but with Molton Brown‘s decadent gift sets, he’ll be reaching for the cleansers and skincare saviours every morning and smelling wonderful all day. Update his signature scent with an aromatic new cologne from Molton Brown including including the new Wild Mint & Lavandin scent.

Sneakers – Foot Locker (From £109.99)

Upgrade his footwear game with a new pair of stylish trainers from Foot Locker. The store offers a wide variety of footwear form the latest Timberland Boots to Nike Air Force 1s, Nike Tuned 1’s, Adidas Campus and much more.

Whether they’ll be lifting weights in the gym, running in the rain or just for fashion, Foot Locker have you covered.

Schuh, and Office also stock a fantastic range of men’s trainers including Nike, Adidas, Converse and New Balance.

Foot Locker Trainers

Typo – Grinch Collection (From £2.00)

Do you know a bah humbug this Christmas or a Grinch fanatic? The brand new Typo x The Grinch Collection has landed at Typo and starts from as little as £2.00. The collection is made up of quirky Christmas trinkets including Christmas Baubles, Pen Holders, Ramen Bowls, Socks and even a Christmas Party Shirt.

MenKind – (Gifts from £5 to £450)

If he is a food lover or into kitchen gadgets, then MenKind is a great place to start your Christmas Shopping. The Drew & Cole Breakfast Sandwich Maker which was recently the judge’s pick in the food category in the Wishlists Awards at The Big Christmas Press Show is available from Menkind and comes in at £39.00.

For more gifting inspiration, read our Christmas Gift Guide for Her here.

Age UK Festive Gift Wrapping

Eldon Square is offering festive shoppers a gift-wrapping service this Christmas for perfectly wrapped presents (even the impossibly shaped ones) with proceeds going to Age UK Gateshead & Age UK Northumberland.

From Tuesday 13 to Friday 23 December, the gift wrapping stand will be located outside the Fenwick Customer Service Desk. Busy gift seekers can visit the wrapping stand and have their presents beautifully wrapped by volunteers in return for a donation to Age UK Gateshead and Age UK Northumberland.

Customers can choose from a selection of wrapping paper, ribbons and bows, all donated by local businesses.

Opening Hours

Eldon Square’s gift wrap service will be open during the following times:

Mon to Sat: 11am – 5pm
Sunday: 11:30am – 5pm

Age UK Charities:

Age UK Gateshead is a leading charity in providing community, support and advice to the over-fifties community in the Gateshead and Newcastle area. Its team works hard to provide the best quality of life for those who they support, and whether you are attending our friendship groups, looking for support through difficult emotional or financial times, or dealing with severe issues such as dementia, they are there to help. Age UK’s services reach thousands of people every week, bringing people together and giving those who cannot speak up for themselves a voice when they need it most.

Age UK Northumberland is a local independent charity that provides services for older adults throughout Northumberland. In common with all Age UKs, their central service is free information, advice and advocacy. Other services are designed to meet local needs and currently include personal care, exercise, fall prevention classes, befriending, lunch clubs and day centres.

Find out more about Age UK and other volunteering opportunities here.

Christmas Crafts in Association with Age UK

We’ve teamed up with local charities Age UK Gateshead, North Tyneside and Northumberland from 2 to 18 December 2022 to share our space and provide Christmas craft activities for all of the family.

Immerse yourself in the magic of Christmas by decorating Christmas cards, wooden baubles and your own reindeer food to make sure Santa stops at your house. Shoppers can also share a natter with the Age UK team and hear all about their wonderful volunteering opportunities and how to get involved.

Our community space will be open daily from 11am to 4pm in St Andrew’s Way opposite MONKI. Why not stop by for a day of shopping to participate in one of our craft activities, including colouring in one of our Christmas cards?  All decorated cards can then be posted in our postbox, which will then be donated to clients of Age UK Gateshead, Northumberland and North Tyneside.

Craft Activities:

Age UK North Tyneside

  • Friday 2 December: Share a cuppa and natter
  • Saturday 3 December: Decorate a Christmas Card
  • Sunday 4 December: Make your own Reindeer Food

Age UK Northumberland    

  • Friday 9 December: Share a cuppa and a natter
  • Saturday 10 December: Decorate a wooden bauble
  • Sunday 11 December: Decorate a wooden bauble

Age UK Gateshead

  • Friday 16 December: Share a cuppa and a natter
  • Saturday 17 December: Make your own Reindeer Food
  • Sunday 18 December: Make your own Reindeer Food

Would you like to volunteer for Age UK? Find out more about volunteering roles at your local Age UK here.

EldonShare Your Time by Volunteering with Age UK

We’re teaming up with Age UK Gateshead, North Tyneside and Northumberland from 2 December as part of our #EldonShare campaign. We believe that sharing time with others can have a positive impact on volunteers and clients alike.

There are many ways to get involved and make a difference with your local Age UK charity, from being a Social Group Volunteer to being a Community Ambassador and much more.

Volunteering roles at your local Age UK:

Friendship Volunteer Role

Your local Age UK is looking for friendly and social people with an hour or two to spare each week to make a regular weekly phone call or visit the home of one of clients in order to provide companionship and a listening ear.

Social Group Volunteer

Do you love to meet new people, facilitate activities such as crafts or games, have a laugh and enjoy a cuppa and a biscuit?

Your local Age UK is looking for Social Group Volunteers to help us run our social groups in your community.

Community Ambassador

Your local Age UK want people across the North East to know and access the services that we run to support our over 50’s, therefore, we’re looking for volunteers to learn about the services that we provide and share what we do with your local community.

Excited to learn more and get involved? Visit an #EldonShare event where an Age UK representative will be happy to help or visit.

Discover your local Age UK:

Age UK North Tyneside

Age UK North Tyneside has been established for 50 years in the heart of the Borough supporting people to help them make more of life. Age UK North Tyneside provides a vast range of services including a free Information & Advice service which annually leverages over £1m in unclaimed benefits for older people. The charity offers health and well-being, physical, social and digital activities. It provides specialist advice on subjects such as support for those living with dementia, older offenders and to veterans, their spouses and carers. It aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness for older adults.

Tel: 0191 2808484

E-mail enquiries: [email protected]


Age UK Gateshead

Age UK Gateshead is a leading charity in providing community, support, and advice to the over fifties community in the Gateshead and Newcastle area. Our team works to provide those we support with the best quality of life we can, and whether you are attending our friendship groups, looking for support through difficult emotional or financial times, or dealing with severe issues such as dementia we are here to help. Our services reach thousands of people every week, bringing people together, and giving those who cannot speak up for themselves a voice when they need it most.

Tel: 0191 477 3559

E-mail enquiries: [email protected]


Age UK Northumberland

Age UK Northumberland is a local charity that enables older people across Northumberland to live their best life through the provision of support services, which include information, advice and advocacy, bereavement support, social groups and befriending, health and wellbeing advice and groups, dementia social groups and scams support.

Tel: 01670 784800

E-mail enquiries:  [email protected]



Our community space will be open daily from 2 to 18 December hosting a range of activities for all and providing information and advice regarding Age UK’s services. Find out more about our Age UK activities here.

Fenwick’s Christmas Window 2022

This year’s Fenwick Christmas window display has been revealed and it is… drum roll, please… Clarice Bean: Think Like an Elf!

The famous Fenwick store has teamed up with children’s book author Lauren Child CBE to create this year’s magical twist on the traditional display.

Follow the story of Clarice Bean, who attempts to save her family’s Christmas after the Circus is cancelled. A fitting link between Fenwick’s 140th-anniversary circus theme, which we saw earlier in the year.

The Clarice Bean, Think Like an Elf story is displayed over eight windows and can be seen via Northumberland Street. Each one is adorned with carefully illustrated 3D items with a 2D appearance in keeping with Lauren’s unique signature illustration style and takes viewers on a magical journey.

This year’s theme reveal was viewed by thousands via Fenwick’s YouTube channel and narrated by the author, which you can watch here. However, we highly recommend visiting this year’s display in person for a truly immersive experience.

After a visit to Fenwick’s window, why not enjoy a spot of shopping and discover more from Eldon Square brands? Find out more here.

Christmas 2022 at Eldon Square

The jingling of bells, the magic of the sparkly lights and shopping bags can only mean one thing, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Let your festive shopping commence with our extended opening time. Shop ’til 8pm on weekdays from 25 November to 23 December, giving you plenty of extra time to find Christmas gifts for you and your loved ones.

Opening hours from 25 November *until 23 December

*Please check with individual stores before visiting, as opening times may vary throughout the festive season.

  • Monday to Friday: 9am to 8pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 7pm
  • Sunday: 11am to 5pm

View our full festive opening hours and find out the quieter times to shop here.

All aboard the Eldon Square Express

The magic of Christmas has arrived at Eldon Square, with the twinkle of lights and decorations as far as the eye can see! Embrace the festive season and take a snap of ‘Jingle and Bell’ the Express train situated at St Andrew’s Way or visit this year’s spectacular Christmas tree located outside Clarks and Boots.

Countdown to Christmas

This is not a drill! The countdown to Christmas has begun here at Eldon Square with the arrival of our much-loved countdown clock. The renowned clock hangs proudly above the doors of our Northumberland Street entrance, ready and waiting for Santa to spread joy far and wide on the 25 December.

Why not visit Fenwick’s iconic Christmas window display and enjoy this year’s theme during your visit?

Festive Food & Drink

Don’t forget that a number of our restaurants are open even later for a tasty treat after a long day of Christmas shopping! View the festive menus found at Eldon Square here.

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