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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

28 November 2016 by Stacey

liverpool-liverbirds-red-blue-ceramicIt’s less than a month to go until Christmas day and we’re beginning to get more serious about our Christmas shopping lists to try and avoid any last minute buying. Thankfully, as Scousers we are always very proud of our city so great Liverpool-themed gifts are always a huge hit! Here’s our guide to the perfect Scouse gifts your friends and family will love to find under the tree this year…

Bag something unique
Fly the flag for Merseyside’s galleries and museums with our brand new and exclusive Liverpool cityscape bag, featuring illustrations of all of our buildings depicted around other iconic city landmarks in the fashion of a map.  Designed by artist Julia Gash, not only is it great for carrying all your bits and bobs around Liverpool, it’s ethically made with unbleached cotton and has been designed and printed in England. Each bag even comes with a free ‘I love Liverpool’ badge!


Liverpool Museums Cityscape Bag, £15 available online and from all venue shops excluding Sudley House

Super ceramics
Undoubtedly one of our best-selling gifts, our range of ceramic Super Lambananas are a true symbol of Liverpool life and no Scouse home is complete without one. You can also opt for our lovely colourful Liverbirds,  pictured above and available here.


Ceramic Super Lambanana, £33.50 available in various colours online and from Museum of Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, World Museum and Merseyside Maritime Museum

Light up Liverpool
Christmas nights in with your family and friends will be cosy with our Liverpool tea light holder. We love the detailed carving of the city skyline on this unique china piece and the way the design is accentuated once a candle is placed inside.


Liverpool Tea Light Holder, £12 available online and from Museum of Liverpool, Merseyside Maritime Museum and Lady Lever Art Gallery

Beautiful baubles
Each Christmas tree should reflect the home it lives in and the people who are celebrating the festive season around it. Enjoy a Scouse Christmas with this fabulous bone china Liverpool bauble, produced by local Wirral-based company Love Your Nation.


Liverpool Talk of the Town Bauble, £15 available online and from Museum of Liverpool and Walker Art Gallery

Cuddle up
Perfect for the little ones and back in stock just in time for Christmas, everybody loves our cuddly plush Super Lambananas. We adore their cute faces and these happy little creatures fly off the shelves – make sure you don’t miss out during the Christmas rush!


Plush Super Lambanana, £22 available online and at all venue shops excluding Sudley House

Back to Blackler’s
What’s a Liverpool gift without a matching card? With the original Blackler’s Santa now restored and on display at Museum of Liverpool, take a trip down memory lane with our Blackler’s Santa greeting card. At 18 foot tall he towered over visitors, having once stood in one of the city’s best loved department stores.


Blackler’s Santa Greeting Card, £2.50 available online and at Museum of Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery and Lady Lever Art Gallery

Visit our online shop to browse our full Christmas collection and find the perfect gift!

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