Now that the nights are drawing in, there is a chill in the air and December is fast approaching, I’ve started to think about what to buy my loved ones for Christmas.
I don’t usually start my Christmas shopping until December but when McArthur Glen invited me to take part in the Gift Hunter Challenge, I couldn’t say no. The Bridgend outlet is only 30 minutes away from where I live and the fact that most of the shops are under cover is a bonus – no need to worry about the rain!
At McArthurGlen, you’ll find your favourite designer brands for 30% to 60% less, across a fabulous range of clothing, accessories and footwear. There’s really something for everyone!
I chose a black Berghaus jacket for my dad as he’s been looking for a practical coat for a while. I thought this was just the thing his wardrobe needed! It was £91 but the RRP was £125 so it was good to save a few pounds!
My mum has a white gold watch for special occasions so I thought that I’d get her a casual watch to wear on an everyday basis. I chose a lovely style by Fossil because it was a nice size with a simple design. It was originally £105 but I had it for £50. I also bought her a tan leather purse from Fossil which was £55 reduced to £25. What a bargain!
My boyfriend Phil has a thing for trainers so I picked up a pair of black and white Vans sneakers for £31 to add to his ever-growing collection. I’ve paid £50 for similar pairs in the past so it was nice to get them for less! I also bought him a Marc Jacobs watch from Watch Station, which I was really pleased with as it was only £100 but looks far more expensive.
Of course, I couldn’t leave without treating myself to a couple of goodies so I picked up a beautiful floral cup from Portmeirion for £5.50. I couldn’t resist a watch either so I chose a gorgeous style by Marc Jacobs with a tan leather strap. I’ve been wearing the same Gucci watch for years (an 18th birthday gift from my dad) so I felt like a change. What’s more, it was only £80 so didn’t break the bank.
I’m all sorted for the festive season and it’s only November! Result.
*Please note that McArthur Glen provided me with a pre-loaded gift card to purchase gifts for my loved ones and myself.