Now a staple in many people’s festive plans over the Christmas period, Christmas markets are the perfect place to visit with friends and family. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie looking to take to the tallest roller coaster or you’re hoping to have some traditional bratwurst and churros, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
If you’re heading to your local Christmas market this year, you’ll need to make sure you have all of the essentials to make your trip out as comfortable and fun as possible.
From cosy yet stylish coats to cameras helping you to capturethe memories, take a look at our top Christmas market essentials, all of which are available with a One4all Gift Card.
When enjoying a Christmas market, it quickly becomes apparent that you’re open to the elements, and the winter chill can soon get to you! A warm winter coat is the perfect accessory to keep the winter chill at bay, allowing you to soak up the festivities in comfort. The Felicity Long Fur Coat from FatFace combines comfort and style with plush faux fur. Whether you’re playing a fairground game, or tucking into your favourite delicacy, you can do so in style with this chic jacket.
A hat can be the perfect statement piece to rock this winter. Whilst keeping warm, you can also inject some of your personal style into your headwear with a great hat. The perfect choice for making a statement whilst strutting through the Christmas markets this year, the fluffy bucket hat from H&M will certainly make an impression with its modern and eye-catching design, whilst also keeping your head and ears nice and warm. Just make sure you have a firm grip on it if you’re planning to go on any hair-raising rollercoasters!
An often overlooked, yet essential part of keeping warm, cold hands can quickly make a day outturn sour. However, there are plenty of gloves availableto make sure you can hold your favourite food or mulled wine without worrying about the unwanted chill of winter. The Pure Cashmere Gloves from John Lewis offer luxurious cashmere, meaning not only will your hands be warm, they’ll also be surrounded by velvety softness, making your trips to Christmas markets all the more comfortable!
John Lewis & Partners Pure Cashmere Gloves, £35 from John Lewis
Keep the Warmth Coming
Even with all your layers and accessories on, you may still feel a little chilly, especially if it’s a particularly brisk evening. If you’re still struggling to get warm, there are some innovative solutions to make sure you’re snug and cosy this winter. The Barley Lane Hand Warmers from Boots will give your hands that little extra boost of warmth. Whether you place them in your pockets, or slide them inside your gloves, these handwarmers are sure to be a hit at Christmas markets this year.
Barley Lane by Totes Hand Warmers, £8.50 from Boots
Ultimately, Christmas markets are a time for you to let loose and have some festive fun in the run up to Christmas. Whether you’re out with friends, family, or colleagues, you’ll undoubtedly want to capture the memories you make for years to come with plenty of pictures. Whilst we all have cameras on our phones, the Polaroid Now i-Type Instant Camera from Argos will give your photos a uniquely vintage feel, allowing you to instantly print out beautiful photos that you will cherish forever.
Polaroid Now i-Type Instant Camera £99.99 from Argos