Rocking Around The Christmas Tree

By 13th December 2021 No Comments

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With a fab competition to enter, events at the centre and plenty of Style tips, there’s lots happening at St George’s.

Whether you’re stuck in a present-buying rut or just want to give something unique this year, putting together a personalised Christmas hamper for someone is a great option. We show you how and give you gift ideas too. 

Gift Ideas All Wrapped Up

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Whether it’s Secret Santa with a £5 limit or splurging on your nearest and dearest, we have ideas for gifts you’d be delighted to give (or even receive) all available at St George’s. 

Love it or loathe it, it’s Secret Santa season! You either get your work bestie or the new starter in the office – plus, it’s tricky to find presents under budget. Our picks for specific people are: 

  • For the office organiser – Mrs Hinch: Life in Lists from WHSmith
  • For the team creative – Satzuma Infinity Notepad (3 for 2 mix & match in Boots
  • For playing it safe – Chocolates or wine from Savers.

When it comes to mums, they are special superhumans who deserve to be pampered – think bubble bath and candles from Savers. Santa loves the Laura Ashley Ultimate Bloom Collection with an elegant keepsake box from Boots. Spoil her with flowers from St George’s Flowers!  Over to dad.  They’ve all got their “thing” sports, music, cooking, DIY, ales! What about an engraved tankard from Timpson or an aftershave from Boots

Why not take the wife or girlfriend shopping? Treat her to a new outfit from Rose Petals or Taylor’s Boutique and stop for sushi and bubble tea at Mirin. Take the boyfriend or hubby to date night at The Panic Rooms. Footie fans are going crazy for the Manchester United Cristiano Ronaldo home shirt from Sports Direct! 

Did someone say pawsecco? Make it a pawfect Christmas for pets with Poundland toys, healthy treats from Holland & Barrett or even an engraved pet tag from Timpson

Make Your Own Hamper


Hampers make great gifts, as you can personalise them to suit whichever loved one you’re buying for. 

Build your perfect hamper in five easy steps…

  1. Decide on a budget.
  2. Think of a theme – Make it personal and relevant to the recipient. Would they prefer food, beauty products, or a tipple perhaps? 
  3. The basics – pick up an empty hamper or gift box, colourful shredded tissue paper and cellophane from Ryman and Poundland. 
  4. Shopping for treats – whatever the theme, St George’s has it all. 
  5. Arrange the gifts by placing the tallest items first and arranging the smaller items around these. Add cellophane and ribbon. 

Inspirational ideas for your themed hamper: 

Food Lovers: For the coffee lover, try a festive coffee blend from Holland & Barrett. For those who love the sweet and savoury combo, be sure to add in a fruit and nut selection so they can snack happy all through the festive season. Add wine from Savers. To make it extra special pop into WHSmith for a copy of ‘Together’ by Jamie Oliver. 

Beautiful Babes: For trend lovers add a shampoo bar. We love cute Aussie Koality Shampoo vegan bars from Boots. Include a face mask for smooth skin and if you’re making more than one hamper buy a pack to keep costs down. A new beauty accessory is always a great addition. Add a muslin cloth and exfoliating mitt from Holland & Barrett. For the tired key-worker, pop in a scented candle from Savers.

Can you help Santa find his elves before midnight on Christmas Eve?

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If you would like to win £150 of Boots vouchers, you just need to help Santa find his elves! Can you spot six sneaky little elves hiding at St George’s? If you look carefully, you’ll find the cheeky elves hiding amongst our Christmas scene in St George’s. Simply choose the correct six locations to be in with a chance to WIN. To enter visit our website

Find them quickly – closing date midnight on Christmas eve! 


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