I have Christmas shopped in Boots every year since I can remember! For me it’s one of the first places I start as it gets me thinking… what do my family and friends really want for Christmas.
We are all creatures of habit and my for Dad the yearly gift box of Brut just simply had to go into the basket or I knew come Christmas day he’d be looking out for it! My Dad is no longer here to buy for, but it’s these kind of traditions I love to stick to.
Now I normally give my tips later on in the post, however I’m going to kick start with them as I’m about to let you in on a little secret (which you might just want to do it too!)
My tips on why I Christmas gift shop in Boots
- I absolutely love their loyalty card – I cannot tell you just how easy it is to quickly earn points to get product completely FREE! A little while a go I pretty much ditched all my loyalty cards out of my purse (I simply had had enough…! One of the few I kept was Boots) it’s exceptional value for customers
- 3 for 2 Mix & Match – Need I say more! C’mon ladies this helps with the Christmas budget and it’s not just the cheapest one is free it’s every third one on the till receipt! So spend big can save you big! (Check page 7 of their Christmas Gift Guide for more details)
- And my secret is… this is how I top up on my No.7 make up for myself! The gift boxes are great value and I am a huge fan of No.7 make up and so I use this to save me money and quite frankly treat myself too! (It’s a little like when you go fruit picking and you put a couple of raspberries in the box and you just happen to eat a few for yourself!) – This year though… I might be treating myself to a new make up range that’s new and exclusive to Boots, read on to find out who!
Now for the gift boxes…
Please let me help you to make it all a little less stressful in where to start and what to pick! First up you need to do a bit of research, so my suggestion to you is send hubby or one of the older kids into Boots to pick up their Christmas Gift Guide along with a chocolate bar too, this allows you to peruse at leisure and really give this some thinking time whilst putting your feet up!
Now getting the guide is not just to help you, but it’s also a little sneaky trick here too. If you want to know what someone likes, put the guide under their nose with a suggestion for a present for say Aunty Daisy who they’ve not seen in ages and ask them what they think… within minutes they will be flicking through and if you carry on being busy they will hint certain ones that appeals to them (believe me they don’t want to miss out!)
Boots also have come up with this great little tool too to help you try and select the right kind of present for your loved ones… try it!
This year there are some really exciting new and exclusive ranges that I think your teenagers and young adults are really going to love them. (this could potentially elevate you to best Mum/Auntie/Godmother ever!)
The two youngest from Keeping up with the Kardashians, Kendall + Kylie have a gifting range with some fabulous products like Pom Pom charms at £6.50 a great item as a stocking filler, along with other items like Holly Mini Backpack for £18 and I particularly love the Tori red or pink lips belt bags which are only £10!
There’s also some exciting collections from girl band Little Mix, their collection LMX is designed for on duty beauty or off duty cool – the glitter is all over this collection, starting from as little as £6.
Jack Wills this year I think have stepped it up for the girls with a lovely Sleep Tee Gift Set for £25, this includes a pink tee size Medium with their brand logo on, a body spray (120ml) and a gorgeous pink drawstring bag.
The Ted Baker London collection is a superb range for ladies of most ages, so if you are unsure of brands, I don’t think you can go wrong with this one. Make up brushes are so handy to have as gifts (I’m absolutely terrible at keeping mine clean, so I have lots of brushes to help me use clean brushes daily) They have a nice little set with a glass container for £20.
For your older Aunties or Grandmothers, I think the luxury brand of Champneys will indulge them and make them feel very special. Their Champneys Bubbles Heaven Gift Set is a great price at £16.
And not forgetting No.7! Seriously when I stood in front of this display I could have quite happily bought one of each – such good value for money.
But what do I plan to swap too this year? Well it’s the new and exclusive range from Millie Mackintosh, those of you like me who are (original) Made In Chelsea fans will know Millie. I’ve been looking at this range and the colours are simply divine…. so my free third item (for me, shh!) is likely to be ‘testing’ yes that’s what I’m going to call it… from Millie.
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