Sleigh whaaaat? Christmas shopping already… You got that right! There’s no need to worry about compiling lists for each individual and racking your brains with what to buy your nephew, second cousin or mum, ‘cos St George’s have your back! We’ve put together a Christmas Gift Guide that will cut your shopping time in half… which means more relaxation time with mince pies & mulled wine for you! *Takes sip*
We would like to remind our customers that the centre only has stores open for essentials items to be purchased. We’re hoping to re-open fully (fingers crossed) by the 3rd December, after Lockdown 2.0 has ended. Although most of the stores mentioned in this article are currently closed, there’s no harm getting a little inspiration and planning out what you’d like to pick up – so, once the doors are open, you can get what you need in a flash.
We Require Your ‘Presents’…
Beit your daughter, stepdad, mother, or uncle, we’ll even give you different price points for the people you love, ensuring no one breaks the bank this festive season!
Presents for young boys & girls in the family under £50: Smaller toy sets or teddy bears from Boots will be a winner with kiddies’! For girls who are a little older and are into accessorising like ‘grown up girls’, you can grab them festive hair clips or Chrimbo themed clothing from Poundland – or shoes that sparkle from Clarks! We’ve got ideas for the boys too… a cool tracksuit from Sports Direct with matching sneakers of course!
Under £20: Sweet makeup gifts or funky pieces for their bedrooms (or even for the new school year) from Poundland and WHSmith will have the sophisticated young ladies smiling ear to ear! Little car, helicopter and dinosaur toys will have younger boys joyous! Not to mention fun games that will get the whole family up and having fun… plus, painting or colouring sets will get their creative juices flowing! All can be found from Poundland and WHSmith too.
Stocking fillers under £10: Smaller gifts like little books, colouring pads, dolls and other toys will fill up those stockings quicker than you can say ‘Make it rein!’. We’d recommend grabbing these essentials from Boots and Poundland.
Even though some of these stores are currently closed, there’s nothing wrong with writing a list of what you need, so once they have re-opened, you can tick everything off your ‘to pick-up’ list!
Gifts for teens in the family under £50: Forget ‘resting grinch face’, any teenager would be happy with what we’re about to say…
Gift cards are always a safe option! This way, they can choose what they want for themselves, but if you’re wanting to get them something with a little more pizzazz, try a day out at The Panic Room (sticking to government guidelines of course!) with family or friends that are in their bubble! A new fruity fragrance from Boots always make special prezzies… (We would have loved something so sophisticated at 14!).
You can switch it up and get them the girls something fashion-forward from Rose Petals and boys new kicks from Sports Direct. Gadgets like mini speakers for their rooms or accessories for their phones would be a real #Treat… Top Gift are here at the centre to help with anything electronic!
Under £20: As each day gets chillier, we think the perfect idea for a teens present has to be a cosy hoodie or co-ord set from Rose Petal or Sports Direct! Gift sets that mean the giftee must set time aside for themselves are a constant winner in our books! We’d recommend the gifting aisle from Savers and Boots – they have everything from eye shadow palettes to candles and men’s care essentials!
Although some of these stores are currently closed due to the second national lockdown, remind yourself to write down anything may need, so once the centre fully re-opens, you can grab everything in no time at all.
You only get better with age…
Presents for the older loves of your life under £50: These ladies & gents really do deserve the best! But you have ‘the final sleigh’ when it comes to what you buy them, so here’s a little inspo…
A new bag from Ok Bags or fresh footwear from Clarks will have the recipients saying, ‘Love at frost sight’!
We think a cosy scarf or pair of gloves for the ladies from Rose Petals would be great. We know that a wreath or bouquet from St George’s Flowers wouldn’t disappoint either… Anything gadget-like for the ‘lads’ would be a hit too! Whether it’s something for their laptops or accessories for the living room, like speakers from Rymans. Before you say it; ‘yes there’s myrrh’ – comfortable jersey tracksuits from Sports Direct make the perfect boxing day outfits for the whole family!
Under £20: If you know they have a favourite hobby, like baking, you can get them new utensils or tableware from Poundland! (Who wouldn’t love a new baking bowl?!) Quirky homeware is also a fun route to go down. We mean, quote mugs and funky frames that’ll deck out the kitchen, bedroom or living room in a flash! You could however, flip 180 and make it all about the men in your life who deserve a little TLC… Create a small hamper with all their favourite bits inside, this could be fun food from Holland and Barrett, shaving balms from Savers and football-themed word search books from WHSmith.
Stocking fillers under £10: We’ll keep it simple; it has to be cosy sport socks or sliders from Sports Direct, or a ‘must read’ book from WHSmith. Plus, small beauty gift sets or men’s skin care essentials from Savers would get anyone *Happy Dancing*.
We’re hoping all of our gifting ideas will inspire you to get yourself in gear and ‘sleigh’ the season ahead! Like we said before, even though some shops are currently closed, we know you’ll get your wish-lists sorted while you have the extra time at home. We look forward to seeing you back at the centre soon. #ShopSafe #InThisTogether