The festive season is on the horizon, bringing with it a host of seasonal fun, tempting food and special times with friends and family.
If you’re still searching for the perfect gift, check out our guide below which includes some fun and thoughtful stocking fillers – all available from retailers in The Centre.
A new scent is a classic gift for a reason – a simple spritz can transport the wearer back in time and bring back a host of happy memories, and at The Centre you can track down a fine new fragrance to suit any budget. Why not pop into Next and pick up the Cashmere Gift Set for £14 which contains 100ml Eau De Parfum and 150ml body lotion – Cashmere is a soft, sensuous and luxurious fragrance combining beautiful florals and delicate powdery musks that’s sure to please. (Image 1)
If accessories are the way to her heart, you’ll find an array of arm candy at Next guaranteed to make her smile on Christmas morning including satchels, everyday totes or practical cross-body bags - we love the chic tan, grey and cream leather hobo bag for £62. (Image 2)
For fabulous footwear why not pop over to Dorothy Perkins where a gorgeous pair of leopard print pointed heels is sure to give her wardrobe a stylish revamp. (Image 3)
Leopard print isn’t just for ladies this AW18 – if his look could do with a luxe lift check out the offerings at River Island where you’ll find slim fit tees, stylish shirts and statement trousers, all with a pop of animal print. Our favourite piece has to be the muted leopard print bomber jacket for £70 – with a funky Baroque print lining, it’s guaranteed to add a sartorial edge to any ensemble. (Image 4)
River Island also has a great selection of stocking fillers in store - for the man in your life you can pick up gifting staples like underwear and socks as well as bigger spends such as watches and leather jackets. For a fun, novelty gift (with a practical use too!) check out the Beard Buddy shaving bib for £10, which allows him to craft his facial hair without the mess. (Image 5)
Over at Debenhams you’re sure to find something to appeal to his foodie side - from tasty pork crackling from the Snaffling Pig Company and salmon curing kits to a Coffees of the World tasting set by Whittard of Chelsea. If he’s a fan of firing up the BBQ why not treat him to the Red’s True Barbecue smoker kit which comes complete with a smoker tin, South Carolina Mustard Sauce and an authentic Kansas City BBQ Sauce for £22. (Image 6)
If you’ve got a picky teen to please this festive season give them a gift that appeals to their interests and hobbies.
At Superdrug you’ll find beauty kits galore, where they can get creative and make their own facemasks, bath bombs and lip balms, or indulge their inner beauty aficionado with contour brush sets, face palettes and beauty cases.
For the brow lover in your life, the Makeup Revolution Brow Defining Kit contains everything they need to shape, fill, define and perfect. The set includes a brow palette with six powder shades to sculpt and define the brows, brow highlighters and a host of other treats to meet all their brow needs for £15. (Image 7)
Why not give a Star Wars fan the chance to use the force with a Jedi Training Remote from Debenhams, £25. Jedis-in-training can put their skills to the test and defend themselves from laser zapping lights and sounds for the ultimate Star Wars experience. (Image 8)
If you’re on the hunt for the perfect couple gift - check out the homeware section in New Look, where for £14.99 you can buy a piece of customisable wall art so that they can preserve their love story for all time. (Image 9)
Make your little one feel like a princess on Christmas morning with a gorgeous blush and gold sequin bodice dress for £8 from TK Maxx (Image 10) or for top toys for tots that will bring smiles all around, head along to Argos where their amazing selection includes character toys like Paw Patrol and the hottest LEGO City kits for Christmas 2018 - all guaranteed to keep little ones busy into the New Year and beyond!
The Chad Valley Big Foot Monster Truck, £30, really does live up to its name - with huge tyres and a rev-up motor, it measures almost 30cm tall and is sure to let your child’s imagination run riot as they crush, climb and conquer all obstacles in their path. (Image 11)
Argos also has all of the LOL Surprise dolls and accessories your little one could dream of as well as a host of gifts to satisfy any fan of this year’s hottest trend – unicorns. From cute soft toys and the Vtech Myla the Magical Make-Up Unicorn to a unicorn rocking horse by Chad Valley, there’s something for everyone. We love the My Lovely Unicorn ride on toy, £229.99, which can move forwards, backwards, left and right with a simple twist of the purple reins.(Image 12)
If you’re still on the hunt for a unicorn treat or two, don’t forget to check out Primark where you’ll find a unicorn pyjama and notebook set for £12 as well as unicorn themed headbands, fluffy slippers and novelty jumpers. Don’t miss out on their magical glittery blue and pink unicorn onesie for just £10 – snap it up and let your little one sparkle this festive season. (Image 13)
For the gardener in your life it’s never too early to think about spring so why not head along to M&S where you’ll find a host of gardening gifts that are guaranteed to delight any wannabe Alan Titchmarsh - from kneeler seats and gardening tool bags to botanical print watering cans and cute birdhouses.
Why not give your green-fingered friend a pair of long gardening gloves, £15. Adorned with a lovely floral print the gloves are made from a strong and tough leather and cotton combination, perfect for protecting their hands while weeding or tending to their flowers and vegetables. (Image 14)
At Wilko you can track down a range of great Christmas presents - whether you’re looking for gift inspiration for the foodie fanatic, gadget guru or chocoholic. Wilko also has some budget friendly Secret Santa and stocking filler gifts in stock including chic alphabet mugs for just £2 as well as stylish stationery and festive party games.
Why not help them unwind with the calming Botanica Relaxing Sleep Collection – this indulgent set includes soothing lavender scented bath foam, votive, body lotion and chamomile pillow spray, plus a beautiful botanical print eyemask to give them a restful night’s sleep, £10. (Image 15)
If you’re still not sure what to get your friend or loved one - why not give them the gift of choice this Christmas with a Gift Card from The Centre? Available from £5 to £500, Gift Cards give them the chance to choose something really special for themselves. They can be purchased from The Centre’s Information Desk or buy them online using the safe and secure gift card portal.
Wishing everyone a magical Christmas to remember, with a little help from The Centre.
Image 1: Next, £14
Image 2: Next, £62
Image 3: Dorothy Perkins, £30
Image 4: River Island, £70
Image 5: River Island, £10
Image 6: Debenhams, £22
Image 7: Superdrug, £15
Image 8: Debenhams, £25
Image 9: New Look, £14.99
Image 10: TK Maxx, £8
Image 11: Argos, £30
Image 12: Argos, £229.99
Image 13: Primark, £10
Image 14: M&S, £15
Image 15: Wilko, £10
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