Turning on the radio station today I caught some lovely Christmas songs that made me recall wonderful moments, scents and emotions from childhood, and got a special enhanced yet so delightful spirit of winter celebrations that induces a seductive magic with a warm touch in a cosy atmosphere… and made me think that would be a perfect day for Christmas shopping in Northampton.
Christmas gifts everyone will be pleased to find under the tree… a cuddly teddy bear, lots of coveted presents and toys, elegant and sensual perfumes with vanilla, honey, praline, caramel, musk, orange fragrances that make you eat them all, fine wine and effervescent champagne in stylish bottles, silky chocolate and delicious fruits, all creating the sparkling magic of winter season.
Baking the perfect turkey, rib of beef or easy-carve ham, cooking delicious homemade meals and appetizing crisp pastry or cream filled zesty cakes fully iced, searching frenzy for perfect gifts and wrapping them, creating the special look for nights out… sweet activities that create a unique festive feeling.
When you’ll go browse for Christmas shopping in Northampton … you’ll feel that Christmas starts there!
At first step in town centre you’ll be surrounded by offers to suit all budgets and party sizes, from every store in Grosvenor Shopping Centre to all other array of shops and dedicated stands placed along the Abington Street.
Budget stores: Home Bargains, 99p Store, PoundLand
Caricatures: Adrian Teal
Cheeky items: Ann Summers
Chocolate and cakes: The Creative Cupcake Company, Thorntons
Decorations: Season Greetings,
Designer ideas: Aflora Luxegifts
Fashion: Berties, BHS, Debenhams, Marks & Spencer, Montague Jeffrey, Next, Primark, Swishing, Zara
Furniture: Bang & Olufsen, in-toto Kitchens, The Old Mill
Gifts and gadgets: Colemans, Singh and Smile
Jewelry: Bonds Jewellers, Michael Jones Jeweller, Warren James Princess Walk
Perfumes: Scents, Superdrug
Photography: Venture Photography
Second hand shops: Xchange for Cash
Shoes: Clarks, Shoe Zone
Wines: The Wine Connection Northampton
So, everything you may need for shopping this Christmas and New Year is right here, in Northampton town centre!
And once taking a break during shopping, you may indulge yourself with a large hot cappuccino at Costa Coffee or a shimmering shot at The Cordwainer.
Whether you celebrate the day or not, it’s funny how this time of year highlights a reflection, gratitude and goodwill feeling or state of mind.
In that spirit, here are a few quotes and thoughts to ponder on this special period of the year:
“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” – Calvin Coolidge
“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” – Norman Vincent Peale
“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” – Bob Hope
“Christmas is not a date. It is a state of mind.” – Mary Ellen Chase
“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people.
It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.” – Thomas S. Monson
Now, dim the light, bring the glitz and glamour of winter celebration, fire up all the festive tastes, textures and flavors, get the presents and let’s celebrate Christmas in Northampton!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!
Own photos – Northampton, UK