Most of the shops are in the centre of the picturesque port town of St Peter Port, right where Condor Ferries drops you off, making it ideal if you are on a day-trip. The compact nature of the town makes everything easily accessible on foot and from classic high-street brands to unique independent retailers, you will be sure to find everything you need to tick off your Christmas shopping list! Here are just a few examples of what the island holds.
An award-winning chocolatier nestled within the quaint Mill Street overlooking the beautiful Castle Cornet. Handpainted chocolates using fresh, seasonal ingredients make these little boxes and bars absolute luxury and one of a kind.
Whether you choose to treat a loved one, or simply treat yourself, these chocolates are something you must experience during your time in Guernsey. An ideal stocking filler or something to nibble on while snuggling up to watch the latest Christmas films.
Christmas starts in St Peter Port with Father Christmas arriving by lifeboat and parading through the town centre, accompanied by Christmas carols, of course, to switch on the town lights. This marks the opening of the Christmas craft market that runs each Saturday on the lead up to Christmas from the 30th of November.
Here, you’ll find the perfect unique and homemade gifts including hand-painted plates, jewelry, decorations, and carefully crafted cushions: ideal Christmas presents for your friends and family.
Explore Christmas on Guernsey’s neighbouring island, Herm with Travel Trident offering £1 same-day return tickets every weekend in December. On Herm you can browse the gift shops, enjoy a windswept walk fully complete with festive carol singers, or you can simply relax and enjoy a winter warmer at the Mermaid Tavern, a cosy former fisherman’s haunt named after an old cargo vessel.
As well as the vast array of independent retailers, you will find the high street shops you know and love nestled in the picturesque streets of St Peter Port. From Next to M&S, Superdry to Sports Direct, all the favourites are here and ready to help you pick out the best gifts for your nearest and dearest – you better start writing your Christmas lists!
We’ve given you a few ideas but the best thing to do is come and see for yourself! Book onboard Condor Ferries and get ready to explore the Christmas magic in Guernsey now!