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    What are some good towns/cities/places to go Christmas shopping?
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    • 16th Nov 07, 3:38 PM
    What are some good towns/cities/places to go Christmas shopping? 16th Nov 07 at 3:38 PM
    Hello everyone!

    Every year, my husband and I have a day out together in early December(without the kids) and go off somewhere Christmas shopping. Of course, by that stage I've pretty much finished all *my* shopping, but it's nice to have a day with just-the-two-of-us. We live in central south England and will travel up to two hours in any direction - we like places which have something a bit more interesting than just all the usual big retail stores (well, when you've seen one Boots/Currys/Debenhams/Starbucks, you've seen 'em all, haven't you?!), and prefer places which also have some little independent gift shops or good markets. Also a good coffee stop, for break time!

    In the past we've tried Cheltenham, Reading, Southampton, Milton Keynes, Bath, Gloucester and Birmingham.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for a good shopping location for this year's jaunt? What's your town like? Where do *you* go when you fancy trying somewhere different? All recommendations warmly received

    Thanks!
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