Whether it’s teetering loaded burgers at Almost Famous, award-winning stand-up comedy at Lions Den or hurling deadly weapons for 70 minutes at Whistlepunks, a variety of Great Northern vendors offer gift cards, vouchers and tickets to some of Manchester’s best events and experiences this Christmas.


Gift cards from Evuna, Almost Famous, Alex's Bakery and more

Ranging from £20 to £100, a variety of incredible restaurants offer cards and vouchers to spend on irresistible meals throughout Great Northern. From sumptuous tapas at Evuna and piles of wings, fries and Manchester’s dirtiest burgers at Almost Famous to ‘affordable yet immersive dining’ at Another Hand and the city’s best Polish cuisine at Platzki, a Great Northern gift card is the ideal alternative Christmas present for foodie friends.

Tickets for live music, comedy and more at Lions Den

From outrageous comedy to a diverse schedule of live music shows, Lions Den offers tickets to some of Manchester’s best offbeat parties. Whether it’s a hardcore slam festival or rising star Robin Morgan’s stand-up tour, the intimate yet raucous haunt provides a memorable night out for all tastes.


253 Deansgate, Mews, Manchester, M3 4EN, Tel: 0161 839 3124
Authentic, homemade Thai sauces from Siam Smiles

Lovingly produced by the acclaimed Chef May, Siam Smiles’ range of rich, authentic homemade sauces are available online and instore. From Pad Thai to Khao Mun Kai, Chef May’s mouthwatering condiments are the ideal gift for beginner cooks and accomplished sauciers alike.

Deansgate Mews, Unit G, Upper Level, 253 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4EN, Tel: 07702 741759
Gift cards and monthly memberships at ODEON Cinemas

For movie-loving mates, ODEON Cinemas offer gift cards from £5-£100, a MyLIMITLESS membership – with which they can watch as many films as they want for just £14.99 a month – and even private screen hire for an unforgettable cinema experience.

235 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EN, Tel: 0333 014 4501
Premium designer apparel from Limited Clothing

Deansgate’s favourite independent clothing retailer for over seventeen years, Limited Manchester stocks everything from 80s Casual classics like Fila, Weekend Offender and Cruyff to noughties-revival titans like Ed Hardy and Von Dutch.

283 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4EW, Tel: 0161 832 6055
70-minute Axe-throwing sessions at Whistlepunks

Deansgate’s epicentre of ‘memorable dates, thrilling office parties and unforgettable nights out’ since 2017, Whistlepunks continues to provide one of the city’s most unique social experiences in the heart of Great Northern. Ranging from £20-£2,000, their gift certificates can be spent on 70 minutes of ‘high-octane steel-slinging mayhem’ fuelled by wings, fries and beer, and are valid for six months from the date of purchase.

Great Northern Warehouse, Unit 20, Atrium level, 235 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4EN
Illustrated 'Great Northerners' postcard sets by Stanley Chow

Featuring fourteen portraits of Northern icons by world-renowned Mancunian illustrator Stanley Chow, including Marcus Rashford, Ian McKellen, Caroline Aherne and more, Forever Manchester’s postcard set makes a great Christmas gift for proud natives, design enthusiasts and interior decorators alike, with all proceeds going to the charity’s community efforts across the city.

3 Hands Deli's 'foodie paradise' at Another Hand | Mon 19 Dec - Fri 23 Dec | 10am-8pm

With award-winning charcuterie from Trealy Farm, a selection of delectable wines from Vin de Bodega, Buon Vino and Passione Vino, artisanal cheeses from ‘the most bonkers team of fromage fiends’ and fresh toasties to take away, 3 Hands Deli returns to Another Hand for an unmissable week of incredible fresh produce.

Unit F, 253 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EN, Tel: 0161 834 2988
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Published on:
Wed 14 Dec 2022