Christmas Gift Ideas

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Christmas, as the song goes, is the most wonderful time of the year. You get to spend quality time with the friends and family that you love, and exchange amazing presents that make everyone smile for weeks to come. The only issue is getting those presents just right so that on the big day you don’t feel like you’ve disappointed anyone. Not that your family would ever tell you if they disliked a gift, but you want to feel good about the gift you’ve bought and know that your family member will get good use out of it.

Here at Bratts, we’ve created the ultimate gift guide for those people who need a little more inspiration and help when buying for their partner or loved ones. Whether you struggle with your girlfriend, child or Grandmother, we have something on this list that is sure to help you find the perfect gift you were searching for. Best thing is they are all in our Northwich branch!

For the Mothers

Our Mother’s do so much for us, they helped raise us and even after we’ve moved out, grown up and had our own kids they continue to support and love us. So, there is no better time than Christmas to show them how thankful we are for them.

Treat your Mother to something a bit more luxe for her main present this year like Estee Lauder lipstick and perfume. At Bratts, we have lots of gift sets at different price ranges for you to choose from. We also have a large selection of Clinique makeup and skin care products as well.

For your Mum’s stocking, we have a vast range of Cath Kidston products that are sure to bring a smile to her face this year. You can choose from purses, bags, travel bags and backpacks for larger items while there’s also Christmas baubles, plates, keychains and watches all in unique floral and feminine patterns. Why not add some Hannah Dale stationary as well? Her diaries, pens and address books will go down perfectly as they offer pretty designs and practical uses.

For the Fathers

Best not to forget your Dad this Christmas! Whether he’s the easiest person to shop for or the hardest, in this ultimate gift guide, we have lots of different ideas to choose from. Maybe your Dad is a dog lover, and his pet dog is basically his favourite child. At Bratts, we have clocks with cute dogs on them and funny, little signs to hang around the house. Maybe your Dad would even like an antique looking statue of his favourite dog breed for the fireplace.

When you moved out of the house may be your room was turned into ‘Dad’s Office’. As disgruntled as you may have been, you can play on this with your Christmas gifts. In the store, we have a brand called Dusty Pups who offer funny animal plushies that work as a device screen cleaner for your iPads, laptops and computers. These make excellent stocking presents as they are the perfect size and price range.

For the Partners

Buying for your partner can sometimes be the easiest shop of the holiday season. Because you love them so much, you want to make every Christmas amazing, with the best possible gifts. If you have a favourite TV show or film to watch together, like Game of Thrones or Harry Potter you can theme presents around this. At Bratts, we have a huge range of film and TV series merchandise to choose from such as mugs, bowls and glasses as well as keychains, notepads and luggage tags. They make useful, and fun stocking presents that don’t break the bank either.

Does your partner love playing on the PlayStation? While it may annoy you now and then, a PlayStation mug can make a funny gift for them this holiday season. You could even fill it with sweets or a nice new pair of socks. Secretly everyone loves getting new socks for Christmas, and our Northwich branch has some really high-quality socks with quirky sayings like ‘I’m the Boss’, and ‘Sexy Beast’ on for the more light-hearted.

If you’re buying for a girlfriend, choosing some stunning Buckingham earrings or a flower necklace can make her Christmas. Taking the time to browse our extensive stock and select the perfect jewellery can really show her how much you care, and with our large selection, you are sure to find something that suits her personality perfectly.

When buying for her stocking, there are hundreds of gifts to choose from in Bratts. However, we highly recommend our Gin and Prosecco flavoured lip balms which are perfect for those who like the occasional tipple. Our Cath Kidston range also has some beautiful new designs. A new purse or small bag is a perfect addition to fill some space in her stocking. If you still want to spoil her, try speaking to one of our beauty counter attendants. Our lovely team will happily help you to find the right products for your partner so she can feel even more beautiful than ever on the big day.

For the Children

Buying for children can be so hard. Whether it is your child, grandchild, nephew, goddaughter or a friend’s child, picking the perfect present can get a bit stressful. However, at Bratts we have so many different brands and presents to choose from it can be a breeze and you can get all of your shopping done in one day.

Elf on the Shelf is a popular Christmas tradition, and you can buy children extra presents that go along with their Elf such as Santa Keys and ‘Letters to Santa’ special paper. These are perfect for gifting on Christmas eve to get them more excited about the following day!

We also have an extensive range of board games to choose from, such as Twister, Balls of Fire and Scrabble as well as lots of different Lego sets for boys and girls. These are perfect if you have a large family as they can play these together on Christmas, Boxing day and throughout the new year.

Treat your kids to a Warmie, a microwavable, scented teddy that will keep them warm all through winter and is perfect for times when they are feeling sick or in need of some pampering. These go perfectly with Totes animal slippers which come in designs like crocodiles, unicorns and rabbits.

Maybe your grandchild loves fairies, mermaids and all things magical. At Bratts, we stock Splosh, a brand that creates light up fairy houses that will make perfect night lights. We also have unicorn and mermaid statues that are perfect for little girls as they grow older and appreciate their bedroom decor more.

You can find hundreds of children’s stocking filler ideas in our stores as well. Ones we had to include in our ultimate gift guide this year are Top Model, a brand offering colouring-in pads for children so they can ‘design’ their own clothes with fantasy options also available. You can also buy sets of felt tip pens with the pad so that they can get colouring straight away. Cath Kidston also have a delightful range of children’s backpacks which are perfect for filling with their new toys for trips during the holiday season or back to school. If your child is a bit younger, we have a cute range of soft JellyCat, Peter Rabbit and Winnie the Pooh teddies to choose from as well as ‘Baby’s First Christmas’ ornaments and snow globes that they can treasure over the coming years.

However, it’s important to remember that girls and boys often love to play with the same things so pick your presents based on their personality and not always their gender!

For the Grandmothers

Make Christmas extra special for your Grandma this year by using some of the great ideas in this gift guide! You could treat her to something for her house such as a new lamps, clock or ornament or choose from the huge array of robin, fox and rabbit pillows that we have in store. These designs are rustic, artistic and perfect for an older home and will make a lovely gift.

At Bratts, we have an extensive Yankee Candle collection. There is nothing quite like the smell of a burning candle at this time of the year and is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. We also have Christmas tree candle light holders and Nordic Lights ceramic tealight holders as well. Put these two together, and you can make yourself the perfect little candle gift this year.

You can even get them a little something that is a bit more out there like a Massage Slipper which comes in various animal designs. Huge and funny, it is guaranteed to get a laugh while also being a useful, relaxing item.

For the Grandfathers

Give your Grandfather an amazing surprise this Christmas by taking the time to look for gifts that accurately represent him and his personality. In this ultimate gift guide, we recommend Moccasin slippers and Luxe hot water bottles for the Grandfather who loves to relax during the holiday season with his favourite Christmas classics on the TV.

Or, maybe your Grandad loved to play golf when he was younger – or still does! You can find some great stocking presents like funny golfer socks and mugs that are sure to get a chuckle or two as he opens them.

If your Grandfather likes a bit more luxury in his life and is proud of how he dresses, at Bratts, we even have a range of fashionable shirts and handkerchiefs on offer. Take your time to browse and pick a gift that you think matches your Grandfather’s style the best. Popping these in his stocking is sure to get the biggest smile on Christmas morning.

Christmas is steadily approaching and if you haven’t started already, now is the time to buy your Christmas presents. If you are interested in any of the products mentioned, they are all available at our Northwich store, and you can make a day of it by stopping for lunch in our cafe (we have mince pies and hot chocolate). Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information on our branches today.

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