Make Glasgow Fort your one-stop shop for all things festive this season.
Nothing makes us panic buy quite like the countdown to the festive season. But fear not! We’ve got the perfect pressie waiting for each of the tricky-to-buy-for friends and relations. Let’s get started…
Your other half
Sometimes the person you know best is the hardest person to buy for. Our suggestion? Unless you have been taking thoughtful notes throughout the year (kudos to you) you can’t go wrong with a new outfit from M&S, Next, Tessuti, H&M or Dorothy Perkins and/or a scent from Boots, Superdrug or The Perfume Shop. The result – a dapper other half and heaps of brownie points for yourself. You can thank us later.
The beauty obsessive friend
This person already has every product recommended by beauty bloggers and wouldn’t dream about being seen in public without a contour. To wow them with a gift, it’s got to produce selfie-worthy results, and also have serious dressing-table appeal. A beauty advent calendar from Boots, M&S or Next will keep them on their (perfectly manicured) toes. Containing a new product for every day in December, this will keep them busy beautifying right through party season and beyond. Take note though, this can’t wait for the tree, it’ll need to be gifted a little early!
Despite the fact that Santa is a very busy man and seems to have the whole ‘present giving’ thing in hand, even he may need a little help now and again. If the elves are overworked in your area, a nip to Argos, GAME, Smiggle or Smyths Toys will usually do the trick. Just don’t forget a pack of batteries if required, or you may be responsible for a few tears on Christmas morning.
If you don’t want to receive the classic eye-roll when your teen unwraps your gift, don’t even pretend to guess what is cool. Best to leave it to them, give them a voucher for New Look, H&M, River Island or Quiz so they can shop up a storm with their friends. Don’t want to risk committing to one store? Then the Glasgow Fort gift card is the perfect solution.
Whether it’s a relative you haven’t seen a while or a colleague from work, this can be a tough one. Opt for something simple with a bottle of something festive from M&S. If you don’t know your Baileys from your Bordeaux then ask the in-store experts for guidance, and if you know for a fact that they don’t drink, a delicious bottle of non-alcoholic punch or perhaps the latest thriller from Waterstones is the way to go.
The hard-working present buyer (YOU!):
If all this well prepared present buying has left you feeling a little drained, then a trip to Costa, Starbucks or Pret A Manager for a cuppa is very necessary and very well deserved. You could even treat yourself to something scrumptious and sweet!
Don't forget we're open till midnight in the week running up to Christmas for those last minute gifts. To see a full list of our December opening hours, please click here.