Big Christmas Giveaway

Big Christmas Giveaway

From 1st – 21st December, CH1ChesterBID will be giving away a present a day to help you countdown to Christmas!

 We’ve got 20 mystery presents from Chester city centre businesses AND a family Christmas present hamper worth £2,000 up for grabs!

The competition is now closed . Thank you for entering and have a Merry Christmas! 


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The Coach House Inn: Overnight Stay with Breakfast for Two

Stay in a newly-refurbished room in the heart of Chester! Each room has its own range in style and décor, which compliments the period building in its own unique way. The next day, wake up to enjoy a freshly made full English breakfast and then you can explore the city!

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Voted Cheshire's Best Pub in 2016 and Best Accommodation in 2017, The Coach House have the perfect blend of a traditional (well, they have been around since 1840…) and modern setting. They are an independent restaurant with 8 luxurious rooms upstairs, for those wanting to rest their heads after a busy day in the hustle and bustle of the city centre.

Head Chef Matt Scard-Jones and his team serve up delicious food every day, taking inspiration from the seasons and local produce. And what goes well with great food? A great drink. A selection of real ales, carefully selected wines, teas and coffees…take your pick!

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Weasel and the Bug: A Sack Full of Toys (worth over £100!)

And this isn’t just any old sack, this is a ‘Willow and Hive’, reusable and environmentally friendly Christmas sack!

Inside, there are a selection of high-quality toys (that are powered by children – NOT batteries!).

From ‘Plan Toys’ there is a Chicken Racer, a Dino Racer a Camera and a Submarine Bath Toy!

From ‘Scribble Down’ there are THREE scribble transfer sets:
Alien Encounters
Enchanted Castle
School of Magic

From ‘The Puppet Company’ there is a Dog and a Monkey Hand Puppet.

From ‘Janod’ there is a Duck Family Stacker that helps to develop colour and number recognition!

All toys are suitable for children age 12 months+ and they are all environmentally friendly!

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Weasel and the Bug is the story of a little girl who grew up and wanted to give her own little girl the same traditional toys that she had enjoyed…

Once was a little girl who loved to play and play. This little girl grew up and had two of her own but, much to her dismay, she could not find any toys of old. She searched and searched, both high and low, just so her little Bug and Bear could play too as she worried that her Bug and Bear were in danger of losing their imagination to a world of technology and battery operated toys. This gave the girl an idea. She created her very own shop so all the children, big and small, could play, learn and develop (or rediscover) their imagination. After all, we all love toys.

The Weasel and the Bug philosophy is to select the type of toy and gift that parents remember with fondness from their own childhood and that Grandparents will want to buy for their grandchildren. We have all felt that warm glow of happiness when you see a toy from your childhood. They guarantee that all our products are fun, exciting and will capture everybody's imagination.

Weasel and the Bug are a grass roots, environmentally friendly and slightly barmy shop who has a passion for toys and play!

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Veeno: 'Family' Wine Tasting Experience for Two

Two lucky people will enjoy, a Veeno 'Family' Wine Tasting experience –  you'll enjoy five wines paired with Veeno's authentic spuntini (appetisers) to share on a delicious sharing platter. Finally, you will taste a sweet wine with the Veeno homemade Italian tiramisù.

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Veeno is an authentic Italian wine café, proud to offer quality Sicilian wines and spuntini appetisers.

In the spring of 2013 something extraordinary happened. Two Italian guys in their twenties met in Manchester to find out that they shared a unique passion; they both loved and missed, the Italian Aperitivo, the ritual of drinking, nibbling and relaxing after work. A daily occasion to share moments of happiness with friends and family.

By the end of that very same year, Veeno was born: a place where everyone could enjoy great wines and the most authentic Spuntini – platters of meats, cheeses and other appetisers imported from strictly selected Italian producers.
Veeno's wines come from Caruso & Minini, their family vineyard back in Sicily where great-grandfather Antonio planted the first vines in the XIX century.

Since then, they have been working hard to ensure that our quality and tradition could flow from the bottles to the glass in your hand.

The team at Veeno hope you will feel part of their family too and enjoy “the Veeno experience”.

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Chester Model Centre: Millennium Falcon Model Kit (EasyKit) Age 8+

Direct from the movie Star Wars, Episode VII – The Force Awakens – flies this Easy Kit Build and Play Model kit with completely new DureMod Snap design. The separate раrts оf thе mоdеl аrе рrе-раіntеd, and аѕѕеmblу doeѕ nоt require any gluе!

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Set in the heart of Chester, Chester Model Centre stock all the latest in Die-Cast, Kits, Model Railways, 1:200, 1:400 Planes, War Gaming, Paints, Tools, Books. Tamiya, ÀFV.

This family-run business knows everything there is to know about modelling and are always delighted to welcome all model enthusiasts – whether you're just getting started or you're a modelling pro, Chester Model Centre will have what you're looking for.

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Laundry B: Ladies Fashion Set

• Envy Star Bracelet
• Faux Fur (Definitely fake – no real fur here!) Black – L/XL
• Silk Mix Scarf
• Red Cross Body Bag

Laundry B will give 10% discount to anyone who mentions CH1ChesterBID today!

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Laundry B: The latest in affordable fashion.

Blouses, dresses, skirts, tops, footwear, and accessories. Get it all from Laundry B. Laundry B's team of experienced buyers cherry pick brands especially for you, to put them all under one roof to save you from having to do the leg work! They select brands form all over the world, specialising in plus size and fashion forward quality products, made from quality fabrics.

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Rigby Jewellers: Clogau Silver and Gold Honey Bee Bracelet

In the middle of spring, magic occurs, the beautiful honey bee buzzes back and forth carrying pollen from one blossom to another. In modern folklore this mesmerising creature serves as a charm for health, wealth and wisdom.

This beautifully elegant Honey Bee Affinity stretch bracelet features a delightful honey bee charm. Crafted from sterling silver adorned with 9ct rose gold, this charming bracelet could be the perfect gift for a loved one or as a treasured keepsake for yourself.

If you're not lucky enough to win today's prize, you can get the beautiful Honey Bee bracelet FREE in Rigby Jewellers when you spend £229 or more on Clogau Jewellery in-store.

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Rigby Jewellers of Chester is a traditional, family business that was founded by T.H. Rigby in 1889 and initially based in Ruthin.

Shortly after the first world war, Rigby Jewellers was moved by E.S. Rigby (the 2nd generation) from Ruthin to Chester, where we are based today, a member of the National Association of Jewellers and recognised as one of Cheshire's prime jewellers.

Under his careful guidance, the Cheshire based Rigby Jewellers grew and he was joined by his two sons, John and Martin.

Nowadays, Rigby Jewellers of Chester sees Jason (son of John) as the 4th generation to enter the retail jewellery scene and as part of this independent family jewellery business. Forging a strong partnership alongside his father; combining both knowledge and experience with youth and enthusiasm, the continuity of Rigby Jewellers as one of Chester's prime independent jewellers is assured.

At Rigby Jewellers in Chester, we pride ourselves on our customer care and technical expertise built up over many years, through continual in-house training and external courses and seminars.

We are members of the National Association of Goldsmiths as well as members of The Company of Master Jewellers and are extremely fortunate to be able to boast three trained watch technicians all having gained British Horological Institute qualifications.

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Pied Bull Brewery: Brewery Tour, Tasting and Lunch for Four People!

The Pied Bull is proud to have the only micro-brewery within the City Walls of Chester!

Their keg and cask beers are all hand crafted by our master brewer who selects hops and malts from all over the world to create a range of stunning beers that cover all types of real ale.

From traditional bitters, Pale ales, IPAs, Red ales and Porters, we’re sure you’ll find something to wet your whistle!

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Situated within the walls of the historic Roman City of Chester, The Pied Bull hotel offers the perfect location for your next stay in the city. Reputed to be the oldest licensed house in Chester, the pub and hotel dates back to 1155. Today, the interior continues to reflect its distinctive heritage, still housing an original handmade staircase dating from 1533. The Pied Bull have 31 bedrooms and offer the perfect way to end your evening in the historic city of Chester, whether you're looking to book a family room or a luxurious suite to celebrate a special occasion in the city.

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Alison Bradley Gallery: Framed Limited Edition Print by Alison Bradley

‘Bonewaldesthorne's Tower, Chester

Summer light on Chester city walls by British landscape artist Alison Bradley 

In the days when Chester was a bustling port, Boneswaldesthorne's Tower was a guard post. It was built sometime before 1249.

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British artist Alison Bradley's oil paintings, charcoal drawings and prints capture the essence of Snowdonia, North Wales, and Chester – the majestic landscape of mountains and lakes, the loyal friendship of farmer and sheepdog, the sweeping coastal vistas, and the energy of horse racing at Chester and Bangor-on-Dee Racecourses.

Alison Bradley opened her first art gallery in 2008 in the North Wales village of Betws-y-coed – the Gateway to Snowdonia and home of Britain’s first Artists’ Colony from 1844 to 1914. In 2016, this was joined by her second gallery in the heart of historic Chester City Centre.

In both galleries you will find a selection of Alison’s oil paintings and charcoal drawings. Her subjects cover the landscape of Snowdonia and North Wales, Wirral, the Borders, Chester, Equestrian and Racing, Animals and Rural Life, and the Coast. In addition to her original works we also display a range of reproduction prints and greetings cards.

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Lowe & Sons: Silver Picture Frame

Showcase your favourite photographs with this 8” by 6” sterling silver classic photo frame with a wood back.

The frame can be displayed either portrait or landscape and can be personalised with engraving to create a treasured gift for any occasion.

All Carrs sterling silver frames bear a British Hallmarked. This guarantees it has been independently tested by the Sheffield Assay office.

Designed and manufactured by Carrs Silver, Sheffield England.

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Lowe & Sons has been re-born in Chester city centre!  

After it's saddening departure in March 2018, Lowe and Sons re-opened on the Chester Rows on Friday 16th November, following tireless efforts by neighbouring jewellers Powells Fine Jewellery to bring the name back to the high street.

A pillar of the jewellery and silverware industry for almost 250 years, Lowe & Sons draws many clients from across the world to the city.

As a family of jewellers themselves, Powells Fine Jewellery didn’t want to see the beautiful Victorian showroom be lost to the both the industry and the public in general so they that worked tirelessly to bring this historic jewellers back to Chester city centre.

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Loake Shoemakers: Stylish Loake ‘Barclay’ Leather Pocket Wallet and a Good, Old-fashioned Shoe Shine with Complimentary Beer or Non-alcoholic Beverage

Calf leather wallet, Barclay holds 4 cards, features a coin pouch, and measures 12cm x 10cm and is RFID protected (protects your cards from contactless swiping!)

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Inside Loake Shoemakers you will find The Brogue Trader, and they are ready and waiting to provide you with the ultimate gentlemen’s footwear experience.

The Brogue Trader is a partner of Loake Shoemakers and is a family-owned, independent retailer in the heart of Chester specialising in fine footwear.

They believe in ‘fine footwear for a fine gentleman’ and provide bespoke shoe fitting services to provide their customers with an outstanding experience.

You can find The Brogue Trader in Loake Shoemakers on St Michael’s Row in The Grosvenor Shopping Centre in Chester city centre.

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Zuger's: Afternoon Tea for Two!

Round of Sandwiches (choose one of our traditional sandwiches)
Homemade Scone, Tiptree Jam & Clotted Cream
Homemade Dessert (choose one of our desserts from the counter)
Pot of Tea or Coffee

Zuger's use only premium quality ingredients. These include British farm assured eggs, outdoor reared pork and chicken which are selected for their superior taste and respect for animal welfare under the British Quality Standard Mark. They also cater for customers with special dietary restrictions.

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The Zuger family’s commitment to catering dates back to the 1960s when Swiss-born Doris Zuger turned her talent for home-cooking to good effect at a hotel in Wallasey. In 1973 when her children had left school, the family bought the Dresden Hotel in Bromborough and soon built up an enviable reputation. In October 2006 this materialised as Zuger’s of Bromborough – a tea room and confectioners with a strong continental flavour. This was followed by Zuger’s of Chester in 2009. The Bromborough and Chester branches operate on a first-come-first-serve basis, bookings are usually not necessary, however, it is advisable to book in advance for our Thursday and Friday evenings. There may be a queue at the busiest of times, but please be assured it's well worth the wait! Contact us today to find out more details.

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Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel: Overnight Stay with Breakfast and Afternoon Tea

Stay in one of the luxury guest bedrooms at Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel provide the ideal place to rest your head after a day's sightseeing or shopping in Chester.

Their freshly decorated rooms have large, comfortable beds and excellent ensuite facilities with toiletries.

The rooms' original Victorian features are complemented with free WiFi, flat-screen televisions and elegant furnishings. The next day, enjoy a freshly-cooked breakfast, take in the sights of Chester and perhaps enjoy a little retail therapy before heading back to indulge in a great British tradition of Afternoon tea.

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Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel is a stylish hotel in the heart of the historic City of Chester, situated on the famous City Walls and near the Eastgate Clock Tower, said to be the second most photographed clock in England.

First opened in 1650, you won't find another more historical hotel in Chester but you will find out hotel's period charm blends perfectly with modern luxury, creating the perfect environment to relax and unwind.
When the day is done, there's no better place for you to retire to than Scottish Steakhouse Restaurant where you'll dine on sensational food using fresh, quality ingredients, topped off with an excellent wine selection and friendly, personal service. Aiming to be one of the coolest new restaurants in Chester, enjoy our personally crafted 2-4-1 cocktails every evening between 5pm-7pm.

The hotel has the perfect location to sample all the delights that Chester has to offer including shopping, Chester nightlife, Dee River cruises, the famous Chester Racecourse along with historical attractions such as The Rows and City Walls.

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Jack Burrito: Dinner for Two and a Bottle of Prosecco

Tantalise you taste buds and enjoy the freshest Latin infusions at Jack Burrito!

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Jack Burrito, Chester's freshest in Latin fusion dining.

Located in the walled city of Chester, Jack Burrito opened its doors in October 2017 and has been Chester's home of Latin inspired flavours ever since. Taking inspiration from the flavours, colours, sights and sounds of Latin America, we offer a mouth watering array of dishes, drinks and desserts, lovingly cooked, fresh, for you.

We also take pride in offering one of Chester's largest vegan menus, with a full menu of exciting, meat free flavours for our guests.

Jack Burrito is perfect for a light lunch, a drink or a full 3 course meal. 

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Lakeland: A £200 Lakeland Voucher AND a £200 to Give Towards the Winners Chosen Charity

Make this the perfect Christmas with a range of homeware from Lakeland in Chester!

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With over 50 years of experience under their belts, Lakeland offer an unrivalled collection of creative kitchenware, practical ideas for the home and garden, and inspiring gifts from all over the world. From everyday utensils and preserving basics, to never-seen-before cookware; if they've made it into the Lakeland range, you can be sure they'll be long-lasting and offer great value for money. Founded in the early 60s, we're a family-owned business with the same strong values of quality and customer care now as when we first started. When you visit our Chester store, you can be assured of a warm welcome from Karen and the team, who are sure that you'll love the Lakeland products as much as they do!


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Leonidas: A Luxury Hamper Filled with Leonidas Belgian Chocolates

Contents of the hamper:

A bottle of red/white wine or prosecco (or non-alcoholic drink if the winner is under 18 years of age)
250g ballotin selection
100g chocolate bar
100g Xmas Santa choc figure bag
50g chocolate bar

It comes in a special Leonidas hamper box with wrapped and ribboned with Leonidas colours. The perfect gift for any chocoholic!

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Leonidas Chocolate Cafe in Chester is a chocolate lovers dream! You can enjoy a warm welcome, delicious praline chocolates and cakes and a wide selection of beverages in a friendly atmosphere. You can also purchase traditionally made, affordably priced pralines to give a moment of chocolate happiness to the people you love! Musti and his team at Leonidas Chocolate Cafe are waiting to welcome you.


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Chester Games Workshop: A Warhammer Lover’s Dream!

It includes over £400 worth of Warhammer gaming goodies!

• Promethium Refinery (worth £70)
• Imperial Knight Warden (worth £95)
• Sector Mechanicus Promethium Forge (worth £45)
• Munitorum Armoured Containers (worth £30)

PLUS! Two Citadel Water Pot Mug & School Alliance Book Marks. The lucky winner will also get a VIP Day with the team in the Chester Games Workshop to help and instruct! AND, as if that’s not enough, you’ll also get two tiles (which are usually £35 each!) that you can paint and set your models up on! A fantastic prize for anyone who loves Warhammer or wants to give it a try!

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The team at Games Workshop know all there is to know about all the latest gaming products!

They stock a wide-range of gaming products, including:

• Warhammer Age of Sigmar
• Warhammer 40,000
• Middle-earth
• Black Library

You can also find a range of painting and modelling equipment and boxed games in-store! The Chester store also run regular gaming nights and events – to find out more just call in and see Paul and the team.

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Atina Kitchen: Dinner for Two and a Bottle of House Wine.

The head chef and his team of highly skilled kitchen staff are passionate about creating menus by the season and using the freshest produce Chester and its surrounding areas has to offer.

The regularly re-freshed menu and creative chefs have secured Atina Kitchen's place as one of the finest restaurants in the city. They also cater for all sorts of dietary requirements and welcome kids of any age.

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Atina Kitchen is an eclectic, family run restaurant featuring Italian cuisine with contemporary British twists. The name Atina is part of our family’s Italian heritage and we feel that this is epitomised by our ever-changing breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner menus you will find in our restaurant which is ideally located at the heart of the city of Chester.

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Wok & Go: A Golden Chopsticks Card

A whole year's supply of noodles from Wok & Go! How amazing would that be?!

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Fast, authentic, hearty, good value. Wok & Go take quality ingredients and blend them with the finest flavours from Thai, Malaysian, Indonesian, Chinese and Japanese cuisine. There’s a box to suit every taste with a carefully chosen selection of meat, seafood, vegetables and sauces guaranteed to tantalise every taste bud! They use their own recipes in all of our dishes to create a true taste of Asia. Each noodle and rice box is based around the Wok & Go secret recipe authentic sauces. They also marinate our chicken, beef and char siu pork in unique blends of spices and Asian ingredients. Wok & Go is all about fresh food, cooked in minutes. They don’t start cooking your order until you’ve ordered – but that doesn’t mean you’ll be waiting ages. The name’s Wok & Go, not Wok & Wait! Piping hot noodles are just moments away. You can even see your food being cooked, with open kitchens giving you a front row seat to the wok chefs in action!

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Pyramid Designer Glassware & Gifts: Set of Three Kosta Boda Snowball Candle Holders

Kosta Boda Snowball tea lights made in clear crystal glass designed in Sweden by Ann Wärff in 1973. A classic Swedish votive made in three sizes small medium and large.

The Snowball – the shape and crisp surface of the votive evoke Swedish winters of old, when lanterns of snowballs lit up the winter darkness. The perfect gift from Sweden.

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Pyramid Designer Glassware & Gifts. Established in 1997, Pyramid Designer Glassware and Gifts is now justifiably recognised as one of this country’s leading glassware retailers. We are offering both customer and clients an outstanding selection of quality Art glass and crystal tableware, designer glassware and glass sculptures, all at the best UK prices. Featuring luxury brands such as Kosta Boda, Georg Jenson and Lladro, Pyramid glass is the perfect place to find that special gift or statement piece for your home.

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Nailista: Catwalk Queen Manicure and Pedicure Package

Catwalk Queen Package, which is:

• A Signature Style Manicure (a normal polish manicure with cuticle work, hot lavender mitts and a hand massage)
• A Ready for the Runway Pedicure (full normal polish pedicure with soak, rasp, orange scrub, cuticle work and foot massage).

Must be booked from January onward, and expires 3 months from Jan 1st.

You can exchange the value for a different treatment, but no change will be given on the voucher, its only redeemable on one visit. Overall value is £45.

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Manicures, Pedicures and Brows! The trained and talented Nailistas are dedicated to bringing you high quality treatments using the best products, to give you a luxurious, relaxed and stress-free pamper. Nailista offers a fully professional service with qualified and experienced, friendly nail technicians who are passionate about sending you away with a smile. They offer a fantastic selection of carefully curated treatments ranging from a simple file and polish, gel manicures, luxury pedicures, acrylic and gel nail extensions and brow waxing and tinting. They're based on Bridge Street in Chester and they're open 7 days a week so pop in whenever you need a little relaxation and pampering!

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A Family Christmas Present Hamper Worth Over £2,000!

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This amazing Family hamper includes prizes from our incredibly generous and giving Chester city centre businesses!


The Family Christmas Hamper includes:

Game: PS4 Pro Spiderman Edition
PizzaExpress: £100 voucher for a family meal
Beaverbrooks: 9ct White Gold Cubic Zirconia Pendant
Grosvenor Shopping Centre: 2 x Dressed Build a Bears (male and female)
Debenhams: £250 Voucher
Ernest Jones: His and Hers Hugo Boss Watches
The Entertainer: £100 Gift Voucher
Primark: Christmas Bedding Sets
Langhorns: Wicker Blanket Hamper
The Body Shop: Body Butter Set
M & S: Christmas Wreath & Crackers
Wilko: Christmas Lights & Festive Oven Glove
HMV: Christmas DVD Selection
Weasel and the Bug: Selection of Children’s Toys
Grafficks: Eastpak BackPack and Darth Vader Socks
Mrs Benson’s Sweet Shop: Sweetie Hamper
Steamer Trading Cookshop: Roasting Tin
Hotel Chocolat: Luxury Chocolate Selection
Molton Brown: Festive Candle and Body Wash
Boots: His and Hers Issey Miyake perfume sets and a no7 make-up gift set +  a free beauty pamper from Clarins and makeover at any premium counter with a glass of Prosecco or Buck Fizz!

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Sorry, our BIG Christmas Giveaway is now over, but there are only

3 days until Christmas!

Why not check out our Christmas events?

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Sorry, our BIG Christmas Giveaway is now over, but there are only

2 days until Christmas!

Why not check out our Christmas events?

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Sorry, our BIG Christmas Giveaway is now over, but there is only

1 day until Christmas!

Why not check out our Christmas events?

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