Rocking Around The Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree decoration

Xmas tree decoration

With Christmas carols, events at the centre and plenty of Style tips, there’s lots happening at Pavilions this December. 

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

wrapping present

Whether it’s Secret Santa with a £10 limit or splurging on your nearest and dearest, we have ideas for gifts you’d be delighted to give (or receive) available at Pavilions. 

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

  • Office organiser – Mrs Hinch: Life in Lists from WHSmith
  • Team creative – Satzuma Infinity Notepad (3 for 2 mix & match in Boots
  • Team newbie – Chocolates or wine from Sainsbury’s.

When it comes to mums, these special superhumans deserve to be pampered – think candles from Superdrug – their Bloom Collection 4 Piece Gift Set smells lush. Santa loves the Boots Laura Ashley Ultimate Bloom Collection with an elegant keepsake box. Dads have all got their “thing” footie, cooking, DIY and Argos will have them covered! An engraved tankard from Timpson could be a thoughtful touch.

Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend but so are Swarovski® Crystals that’s why we love Warren James, or stun the one you love this Christmas with a sparkling piece of diamond jewellery from F. Hinds. There’s up to 50% off until 16th December! For the man in your life, you can’t go wrong with an aftershave from The Fragrance Shop

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, craft supplies, beauty products, or a tipple perhaps? 
  3. The basics – pick up an empty hamper, colourful shredded tissue paper and cellophane from The Works. 
  4. Shopping for treats – whatever the theme, Pavilions 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, pick up a pack of Costa Signature Blend coffee beans in-store. Add a Christmas Cake from Sainsbury’s or try an alternative such as Sainsbury’s Orange & Prosecco DOC Panettone from the Taste the Difference range. For those who love the sweet and savoury combo, be sure to add in a fruit and nut selection from Holland & Barrett so they can snack happy all through the festive season. To make it extra special pop into WHSmith and add in a copy of ‘Together’ by chef Jamie Oliver. 

Beautiful Babes: For trend lovers add a shampoo bar. We love cute Aussie Koality Shampoo vegan bars from Boots. Pick up some hairbands from Claire’s. Add 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 to help them get ready for NYE. For the tired key-worker, pop in a scented candle from Superdrug. 

We can’t wait to see you this Christmas…

For Christmas opening times and details of all Christmas events, please see our website and social media channels. See you soon!