Christmas is coming and at The Centre you’ll find everything you need to make your festive season one to remember - from stunning gifts, tasty treats and fun advent calendars to the hottest partywear, chic decorations and cosy winter must-haves. Here are a few of our festive favourites, all available from retailers at The Centre.
Transform your home into a winter wonderland with festive foliage and home décor from Argos. Their Christmas Noir range includes stylish wall hangings and modern bunting in jute and charcoal black as well as an elegant pre-lit wire wreath wound with eucalyptus leaves for £14. Or why not bring the cool sophistication of a Scandinavian log cabin into your living space with a stunning centrepiece inspired by mountain forests for £28. With frosted ferns, pine cones and twigs surrounding a glass case with two large candle holders this centrepiece is one that can stay in your home long after the festive season is over. (Image 1)
Continue the Scandi vibe over at Wilko where you’ll find delightful ceramic tree decorations with bears and reindeer illustrations for £1 each, (Image 2) there are also chic encapsulated eucalyptus baubles for £1 and wooden wreath stars wound with mistletoe for £3. (Image 3)
Twinkling lights are a festive staple so get your home glowing this Christmas with Debenhams’ gorgeous range of lights – from white star string lights and micro LED birch trees to Belleek luminaries. We love their sparkling gold diamond lights for £15 – whether you drape them on the tree, twist them along a garland or use them on their own, they’re sure to add a touch of festive glamour to your home. (Image 4)
If you have little ones in the house (or even if you’re a big kid at heart!) there are some cute festive home décor touches available at The Centre that add a classic Christmas vibe – from Father Christmas figures and Nutcracker decorations to snow globes and miniature Rudolphs! Why not pick up a tweed robin doorstop from the British Heart Foundation for £12.99 – a fun, functional and festive addition to your home. (Image 5)
Let’s be honest, the festive season doesn’t really start until someone has worn their first Christmas jumper; at Burton you’ll find a fantastic selection of novelty jumpers including a trending llama jumper, light up jumpers and a retro PAC-MAN option. If you’re looking for something fun and quirky, why not check out their Christmas Dinner themed jumper which features turkey and all the trimmings. £25 (Image 6)
At River Island Kids, you’re sure to find adorable festive outfits for all Santa’s little helpers – from twinkly unicorn jumpers and baby grows to roarsome dinosaur options. If you’re shopping for their first Christmas, River Island has a gorgeous Santa Baby sweatshirt outfit for £25 with gold metallic trim and sequin detailing. (Image 7)
With December on the horizon, now is the time to pick up an advent calendar for friends, loved ones and even yourself! At The Centre you’ll find a calendar to suit everyone – whether you’re looking for chocolate treats behind every window, to gourmet popcorn, chilli sauce, nail polish, toys or toiletries.
For a limited time only, you can get Smiggle’s popular advent calendar for only £20. Filled with 25 days of limited edition Smiggle stationery, including eight items exclusive to the calendar, there’s no better way for a Smiggle fan to countdown to Christmas! (Image 8)
The Debenhams Beauty advent calendar is always in high demand, so make sure you get yours early. It contains over £190 worth of beauty and skincare products and costs just £45 if you buy it alongside any other beauty purchase - otherwise it’s £90 without. It features luxe brands including Nars, Kat Von D, Clinique, NYX, Rituals and L’Occitane. Also, on top of all the other make-up and skincare mini treasures, you get a completely free, full-size MAC lipstick in Ruby Woo, worth £17.50. (Image 9)
The party season is fast approaching, bringing with it glittering cocktail dresses, shimmering sequins and luxe beading. Miss Selfridge’s Christmas Partywear range includes a host of dazzling offerings including stylish burgundy playsuits, twenties inspired tasselled mini dresses and statement fishtail maxis. Their coordinating black top, £65, and skirt, £55, with elegant floral detailing is sure to make you stand out from the crowd, as will their showstopping sequinned dress, £89, in vibrant fuchsia. (Image 10)
If you’d prefer a cosy night in rather than a big night out why not indulge in a little self-gifting by hopping on board the Cocoa Express, £7, Primark. This set includes four deliciously indulgent hot chocolate mixes including creamy milk chocolate, luscious salted caramel, festive peppermint and warming gingerbread flavours. (Image 11) Now if all you need is the perfect mug to curl up with, check out New Look’s cute penguin mug for £5.99, which even comes with its own little hat to keep your hot chocolate hot! (Image 12)
Whether you’re looking for an extra treat to have at home or something sweet to give you a boost to finish the Christmas Shopping why not pick up some alternative mince pies from Hotel Chocolat. This box of festive fancies has omitted the dried fruit in favour of intensely treacly hazelnut praline and is filled with award winning creamy milk chocolate truffles and burnt caramel pralines. £8 (Image 13)
This year M&S has gone the extra mile to make entertaining easier than ever for their customers - from delicious party food for family get-togethers, beautiful desserts that can be kept in the freezer for unexpected guests, or the perfect turkey for the big day itself.
They have a selection of delicious canapés to choose from including miniature savoury crumpets topped with ham hock and rarebit, 10 for £7, or tasty porcini and truffle. (Image 14)
For Christmas Dinner an M&S Perfect Turkey is the ideal fuss-free option with a turkey crown plus pork, sage and onion stuffing, alongside the meat from the legs with stuffing, wrapped in bacon and completely boneless. It cooks to perfection in just two hours. Vegetarians and vegans have plenty of options too, with highlights including an earthy Root Vegetable Tarte Tatin, £10, made with baby beetroot, caramelised red onions and Chantenay carrots in a rosemary shortcrust vegan pastry. (Image 15)
Get ready to immerse yourself in the festive season, with a little help from The Centre.
Image 1: Mercury Tree Topper £5, Tree £60, Centrepiece £28, Wreath £17.50, Tree Skirt £16, Argos
Image 2: Wilko, £1 each
Image 3: Wilko, £3
Image 4: Debenhams, £15
Image 5: British Heart Foundation, £12.99
Image 6: Burton, £25
Image 7: River Island, £25
Image 8: Smiggle, £20
Image 9: Debenhams, £45 if you buy it alongside another beauty purchase
Image 10: (L-R) Top £65, Dress £89, Miss Selfridge in Debenhams
Image 11: Primark, £7
Image 12: New Look, £5.99
Image 13: Hotel Chocolat, £8
Image 14: M&S, 10 for £7
Image 15: M&S, £10
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