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12 Days of Antiques – Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas Gift Ideas

Welcome to our 12 Christmas Gift Ideas!

One thing we have at Sally Antiques is variety! If you can’t get enough of Antique’s, then you have come to the right place… Welcome to Sally Antiques 12 Christmas Gift Ideas. We stock over 7000 antiques online and over 10,000 in our shop – with something to suit all budgets and tastes we are confident you will find something for a loved one this Christmas.

Let’s dive into some of the treasures we are excited to share with you.…



Love Locomotives? We stock classic train sets and one-off items from Hornby to Meccano. These classic toys and collectables would make the perfect gift for the little ones or as a gift for dad to bring back childhood memories. What better way to start your Christmas Day with the children than with a classic train set? Explore our trains here.



Our Steiff Teddy Bears are looking for a loving home. Can you help? Steiff has been manufacturing these bears for over 130 years and are a firm favourite with adults and children alike. Known for their exceptional craftsmanship, these bears are a timeless classic when it comes to cuddly toys. Explore our Steiff Teddys here.

Steiff Bears

Known for their exceptional craftsmanship, these bears are a timeless classic when it comes to cuddly toys.



Just the words ‘toy soldier’ can bring a smile to the face! We are sure a few of you have fond memories of days spent playing with these little figurines as a child. Whether the affection is for plastic, metal or resin toy soldiers, the passion for these ‘little men’ is the same. Explore our Toy Soldiers here.



Calling all book worms! Who doesn’t love curling up in their PJ’s and relaxing with a good book? We have two book sections at our shop; Portsmouth based books which include history, mysteries, and tales of our beloved city. Local author Matt Wingett has created great literary works detailing intriguing stories about Portsmouth. We also have a small book collection which stocks a range of subjects from war history to children’s classics. Not all our books are online so please contact us to find out more. Explore our online books here.



Our advertising signs are perfect for home and garden and add a retro feel to any décor. We have classic pub signs and mirrors, retail signs from days gone by and even a Guinness Toucan sign. Remember the famous Toucan in the Guinness adverts? We have a wide choice so why not check them out today.



Dine in style this Christmas with our stunning glassware collection which is available as one-off items or full sets. There are a range of styles and historic periods to suit all tastes and budgets. From Art Deco, Bohemian to colourful Cranberry Glass we guarantee you will find the perfect gift to add a touch of class to your festive season. View our glassware here.



Running out of time to buy your Christmas presents? How about a watch or pocket watch? We have a variety of famous brands such as Omega, Seiko, Longines and Rolex. There are timeless classics, stunning gold watches and ornate pocket watches that will make a unique gift for your loved one. Hurry, there is still time to purchase one (no pun intended!). Explore our watches here.


There are timeless classics, stunning gold watches and ornate pocket watches that will make a unique gift for your loved one.



Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, especially at Christmas time! How about a beautiful ring or maybe a sparkly bracelet or jewellery set? We have some impressive gems including sapphire, rubys and amethysts. Pure elegance! Whatever your taste, we are sure you will find something wonderful for the lady in your life. Explore our gemstone jewellery here.



Looking for something for the home? We guarantee our silverware will not disappoint. There are cutlery sets, candle holders to napkin rings. We also have lovely silver trays perfect for serving drinks at your festive get together. Explore our silverware here.


From memorabilia to Binnacles and navigation equipment… we’ve got it all!



Our passion for maritime history runs through our veins that’s why you will find a whole host of nautical treasures in our Maritime and Nautical section. From memorabilia to Binnacles and navigation equipment, this area of our shop has some fascinating antiques that any history enthusiast would appreciate as a gift this Christmas. Explore here.



Christmas wouldn’t be the same without good music and lots of festive cheer! We have vinyl records covering various decades and musical genres. Take a trip down memory lane and rekindle the music from yesteryears. We only have a few on the website so give us a call to find out what we have. Explore our online records here.



Do you love militaria antiques? How about gifting some Trench Art? These ornate pieces are perfect for the mantle piece or even as an ornament in the office. Explore our Trench Art here.


We hope our Christmas gift guide has sparked a little enthusiasm for your Christmas shopping. If you can’t decide on what to buy, then why not purchase one of our Gift Vouchers which are available from £25 to £200. Click here to purchase yours.

Thank you for reading. Happy Christmas from all of us at Sally Antiques!

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