Christmas Shopping With St Enoch Centre

Christmas Shopping With St Enoch Centre

THIS POST IS IN COLLABORATION WITH ST ENOCH CENTRE

I am absolutely obsessed with this time of year. I start listening to Christmas music in November, the trees go up on the first of December every single year, I own an advent calendar and I go above and beyond with Christmas presents all too often. So when I am invited along to Christmas themed events as a blogger it is one of the most exciting times for me. I mean, I even held back on coming back to blogging until it was December just to set off my favourite time of year properly. This year, just like last year I went along to the St Enoch Centre's #ShopStEnoch event to look into all the festive goodies available and once again I am beyond impressed. 

St Enoch Centre has always been one of my favourite places to shop in Glasgow, especially at Christmas time, there is a shop to fit every personality in your life. I wanted to do something a little different with this post, instead of walking you through the wonderful event, I want to let you know all of the amazing places and ways to shop for the people in your life in St Enoch Centre. As regularly as I shop at St Enoch it's not until I see all of the amazing shops showing their festive pieces that I realise... wow, I could do a full on Christmas present shop here without going anywhere else. The wonderful event let me see all the goodies on offer and gave me so many ideas on what I want to buy the amazing people in my life for Christmas this year. 

Christmas Shopping With St Enoch Centre

FOR THE MAKEUP AND BEAUTY GURU
St Enoch has so many amazing shops offering makeup, skincare and beauty. The first place I always think of it Boots, it's the perfect first stop on any shopping trip. There is haircare, skincare, makeup, perfume, body care... no matter what you are guaranteed to find a gift set that the makeup and beauty guru in your life with adore. I am actually loving Niomi Smart's collection which is available in Boots at the moment, I love what Niomi stands for and I think her brand is so her, plus everything is fruity which I adore. Boots also have a whole bunch of perfume gift sets which are perfect for gifting to mums, grans, aunties or even a friend or colleague if you know their signature scent. The next stop for beauty in St Enochs for me is always The Body Shop, they are doing so many fantastic gift sets for Christmas, I am especially loving their Christmas limited edition sets, it just makes a product slightly more special when it's limited edition, right? Lastly, I tend to go a walk around the beauty counters in Debenhams, some slightly more high-end or luxury beauty, skincare and perfume brands over at Debenhams. I tend to buy my best friend a palette or makeup set for Debenhams every Christmas, so I always like to pop in and check out their sets. Too Faced are killing it with the Christmas sets this year, while Bobbi Brown, once again have me heart eyes for their limited edition Christmas products. 

Christmas Shopping With St Enoch Centre

FOR THE (BIG) KIDS IN YOUR LIFE
We all have nieces and nephews or brother and sisters to buy toys for... or maybe you just have a big kid in your life that you like to shop in kids shops for. The first place I always go is Hamleys and I usually find myself getting lost a thousand times. Hamleys caters to everyone from babies to toddlers to school kids and pre-teens. Right now they have an entire corner of the store dedicated to Harry Potter with merchandise even some 30-year-olds will be going mad for. I also love their little Christmas themed teddies, perfect for popping in the top of gift bags for kids. Hamleys kindly gifted each of us our own personalised bears at the event and he is so soft that I won't be rehoming him, he is staying with me. The next stop for me is always Disney, whether I am looking for Moana toys for my nice, Cars toys for my nephew or a new mug for my best friend I think Disney caters to all. They also have some absolutely stunning Christmas decorations in which I want every single one of. For the bigger kids in your life, aka the children in adult bodies Debenhams has a wonderful collection of board games, trivia games, collectables and I found myself walking around for twenty minutes just looking through it all... possibly debating a few games for myself. 

FOR THE FASHION SAVVY IN YOUR LIFE
Where to begin with this one. I think St Enoch has such a wide number of clothing shops there is definitely something for everyone's price points. Starting with H&M, I think H&M is perfect for the staples especially jumpers. If you know someone who loves a good fuzzy jumper head to H&M to find the perfect match. If you're looking for a cute bag to add into someone's present I always find Dorothy Perkins has cute small bags at reasonable prices. My favourite place to go is Topshop, there is one out on Argyle Street or one in Debenhams and both stock some of the most beautiful pieces. Whether you're looking for some shoes for your best friend, a jumper or dress for your sister or are just looking for some pieces for yourself Topshop will most likely have exactly what you're after. In Debenhams, there are also a bunch of other clothing shops so if you're ready to spend two hours of your life in there and buy more for yourself than your loved ones then head up to the clothing floor. 

Christmas Shopping With St Enoch Centre

FOR SOMEWHERE TO LUNCH
Is it just me or does shopping make everyone absolutely starving?! There are so many places in St Enoch to eat but I have two favourites in particular. Kimbles, Kimbles is perfect for anyone looking for a coffee and to walk away with a bag filled with sweets. They have a whole range of Christmas themed chocolates and I will definitely be popping by again for some little chocolate Santas asap. The other place I adore for a quick lunch on St Enochs is Muffin Break. Muffin Break do absolutely incredible coffees, but on top of that they now have a Christmas menu, so if you want turkey, pigs in blankets and cranberry sauce on your panini to fill that festive belly of yours, they have you covered. Their food is prepared fresh for you and is always so tasty, I am getting hungry even just thinking about it. 

FOR THE PERFUME PERFECTIONIST IN YOUR LIFE
We all have someone in our life who has a perfume collection bigger than our wardrobe. If you are looking for the perfect perfume for someone you have a massive choice of perfume shops to go sniffing around. Debenhams is one I always find I get the best service in, I always feel like sales assistants will stand with me, let me rhyme off the giftees signature scents and they will know exactly what kind of perfume fan they are and will come back with one the person adores. If you like more of a specialist environment when shopping for perfume The Perfume Shop and The Fragrance Shop are the places to be. Overpowering scents give me a headache so sadly for me I can't enter them often, but I always find the staff of both to be so helpful and they always have wonderful sales on leading up to Christmas if you're a savvy shopper. 

FOR PRESENTS THAT MEAN A LITTLE MORE
Right now St Enochs are currently doing a shop local event where local brands are doing pop up shops in the centre in the lead up to Christmas. Supporting local businesses is an amazing thing that helps small companies grow and continue to do what they love. If you want to buy something that means a little more you should definitely look into what local businesses are on offer. I cannot wait to check them out myself and get my loved ones gifts that are unique and that go a long way to helping people continue to live out their dreams and passions. 

What kind of giftee are you at Christmas? A fashion lover? A beauty guru? A big kid? Let me know in the comments below or catch me on social media: 

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