Christmas Shopping Tips

Christmas Shopping Tips

With Christmas Day now less than a week away, Father Christmas is sharing his top Christmas shopping tips with shoppers in Nuneaton.

And with his free Grotto located in the heart of the Ropewalk Shopping Centre right up until Christmas Eve, the big man himself has been scouting the centre’s shops for the very best festive finds.

“While the elves are busy in the North Pole, I’ve been trying to help mums and dads in Nuneaton find the perfect presents for boys and girls of all ages,” says Father Christmas.

Indeed, with a large selection of stores from Next, TK Maxx and The Works to Pandora, HMV and The Perfume Shop, the Ropewalk is the perfect place to pick up Christmas presents.

“When I’m doing my shopping, I like to make a list and I check it twice…” says Father Christmas. “It’s always good to have a rough idea of what someone might like for Christmas and writing your ideas down – as well as checking if they’re naughty or nice, of course. Then you can always find extra inspiration while you’re shopping.”

“The Ropewalk has so many stores all full of great gift ideas,” agrees Mrs Claus. “Ernest Jones currently have 20% off all their diamond jewellery for that special someone and Pandora have some beautiful Christmas charms – my favourite is the snowman.”

For a variety of puzzles, games and books, The Works is the one-stop shop for gift ideas this Christmas – Father Christmas even mistook manager Michelle Cotton as one of his trusty elves when he stopped by. She was wearing an elf hat to be fair…

“The Works is a wonderful place to find educational puzzles, books and games for the whole family,” says Father Christmas. “You can even pick up your wrapping paper and gift tags in the store!”

For those who enjoy a bit of pampering, The Body Shop has a great range of Christmas Gift Sets currently in their three for two offer.

“While there’s a three for two offer on Gift Sets, you can even treat yourself to a Gift Set from The Body Shop,” says Mrs Claus, “Go on, it is Christmas…”

During his Christmas shop, Father Christmas even tried on a new red hat from The Cream Store.

“The Cream Store has an amazing range of menswear brands,” he says. “From Fila and Lee Jeans to Primitive and Vans, it’s a great independent store that stocks big brands. I was tempted to buy a red Huf cap to match my suit!”

Over at HMV, shoppers can pick up the latest DVD, Blu-Ray and Music titles, all with special offers. Father Christmas found The Secret Life of Pets and Finding Dory in a two for £20 offer!

The Ropewalk not only offers a range of gift ideas in its stores but also a place to take the weight off your feet and relax.

“While out on the Christmas shop it’s important to stop off and have something to eat and drink,” says Father Christmas. “Muffin Break have just launched their festive menu and although I love a mince pie on Christmas Eve, their Gingerbread Latte is delicious!”

“Subway’s Festive Feast is also a great option to keep you refuelled for the festive shop,” adds Mrs Claus.

Families can visit Father Christmas at his free Grotto in the Ropewalk Shopping Centre in the run up to Christmas. The Grotto will be open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th December, then from 10am to 7pm from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd December when the Ropewalk will be open for late night shopping until 7pm. The Grotto will also be open from 10am to 2pm on Christmas Eve.

“We’re delighted to have Father Christmas at the Ropewalk Shopping Centre,” says Ropewalk Centre Manager Tony Wilkes. “He seemed to have a good time on his Christmas shop with Mrs Claus and has helped to find some great gift ideas for our shoppers. We hope all our customers have a wonderful Christmas and take advantage of our late shopping nights.”

To view pictures of Father Christmas and Mrs Claus shopping at Ropewalk click here 

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