Christmas time is nearly here! As December approaches, it’s time to put on our shopping hats, make lists for loved ones and get into the carolling mood. This week, I officially started my Xmas shopping with the lovely team at Covent Garden in celebration of this weekend’s exclusive shopping event, Giftmas. For this weekend only, Covent Garden have joined forces with the bespoke wrapping service, Wrapsody, to offer all shoppers the chance to have their Christmas purchases wrapped by hand!
To start off my morning with the team, I made sure I downloaded The Pass, Covent Garden’s special offers app with all the discounts and promotions currently available. Following the apps guide to the best deals, I spent morning the dotting in and out of shops, collecting gorgeous bits and pieces for loved ones (including a cheeky purchase for myself…ssshhh!!) I often head to Covent Garden to shop as you can find almost everything you need – from independent market stalls, to luxury boutiques, there is a wide spectrum to choose from. My personal favourites are Les Néreides, Ladurée (for a much needed coffee break) and Clinique, who have just released their first pic’n’mix beauty store!
Once I was happy with my buys, led by the Covent Garden Ambassadors I shimmied back to the Giftmas tent on the piazza. I was then asked to log onto The Pass app on my phone where the team scanned my unique Giftmas QR code and the wrapping began! I sank into the plush leather chairs and relaxed as the wrapping elves got to work. All coming from an arts and crafts background, the Wrapsody group work tirelessly together to create present magic, ensuring your gifts make it under the tree looking no less than fabulous. From fresh mistletoe, to beautiful baubles, every present was finished with a little something special and unique. My four gifts were ready within five minutes, all wonderful and all a little bit different than the other, ready to be placed straight into the Christmas stockings.
If you’re planning to start your shopping this weekend, get to Covent Garden and don’t miss out on the chance to have your presents wrapped better than Santa himself! (Plus it saves you doing it on Christmas Eve, come on, you know that’s when you’ll be doing it!!)