Come on and be ‘On Trend’ this Christmas with Squire’s
With Christmas not too far away, thoughts are turning to sourcing the tree, what decorations to go for and importantly, those special gifts for family and friends. This year more than ever sees a strong focus on making the home the heart of Christmas, as well as a desire for durable products and investing in quality, decorative pieces that will be around for years to come. Complete your Christmas at Squire’s, with ideas for the home as well as gifts for all.
While real Christmas trees remain as popular as ever with many homes opting for multiple trees, there are also benefits in investing in an artificial tree – and the ‘frosted-look’ is particularly on-trend such as the 6ft 6” Snowy Dorchester (£249.99) as well as pre-lit trees like the 6ft 400 LED Ontario Pre-lit (£279.99).
Squire’s Christmas Buying Expert, Sally Lomax, comments: “Many people like to dress their homes with more than one tree, perhaps in different rooms or one in the house and one outside the front door. An artificial tree is an economical way to do this. But there is also a nod to the savvy-shopper, as customers see the artificial tree as a cost-effective investment that can be enjoyed over many years.”
Energy-efficient Christmas Lights
Christmas lighting is an essential element to get things sparkling and this year might be the year to check just how energy efficient your lights actually are, as we are ever more mindful of electricity consumption. Sally continues: “Checking your Christmas lights could be a wise move this year by looking at how energy efficient old sets are. It might be timely to invest in a new, more energy efficient set. Take a look at the plug or transformer on your lights and look at the wattage.”
“We estimate for our best-selling 1000 LED compact bulb light set with a timer, suitable for covering a 6ft to 7ft tree and running for 8 hours per day for 30 days, will cost just 75p. This works out at about 2.5p per day.”*
We offer a comprehensive range of indoor and outdoor lights – whether you are looking for tree lights, window lights or lit Christmas decoration lighting. Of particular note this year is the trend for softer, stylish ‘rainbow’ lighting which creates a lovely warm colour glow such as 100 LED Multi Action Battery Operated Lights in Rainbow (£7.99) and 378 LED Micro Dense Lights in Rainbow (£19.99).
The ‘at Home’ Trend
Christmas has always been about being ‘home’ for many, but more than ever this year there is a real desire for ‘being cosy’, ‘at home’ and ‘layering up’. We certainly have everything to complete a cosy Christmas.
From a welcoming statement front door, festively dressed that says “come on in” , decorated with striking outdoor oversized dazzling baubles (£4.99/£11.99 and 4-pack/£7.99) and potted Christmas trees, garlands and wreaths for the outside (Squire’s Imperial Front Door LED Collection – £129.99), to luxurious throws for adults (and children alike!), slippers and cosy socksperfect as self-treats or gifting ideas.
Light up the home with our extensive range of candles, festive and soothing, like the wonderful fragrances of The Country Candle Collection (NEW to Squire’s and British made, prices starting from £10.99) including Sugared Raspberry Pastel, Charred Amber Pastel and Blueberry & Goji Pastel to name just a few and hand-decorated with co-ordinated petals. Perfectly packaged for gifts is the Wax Lyrical range, priced from £4.99 for tea light packs (or 3 packs for £10), and the ever-popular British made St Eval candles, ranging from an Advent Candle (£5.99), Scented Tealight sets (£9.99) and the White Christmas Orange & Cinnamon Pot Candle (£14.99). For everyday instant glow, we have a wide range of Price’s everyday candles, from White Tealights (£5.99) to large Alter Candles (£9.99).
Shop Locally, Sustainably, and Support British Made
We are the perfect destination for the mindful shopper who is looking to make thoughtful and re-usable choices this Christmas. Sarah Squire, Chairman of Squire’s Garden Centres, comments: “Squire’s prides itself on supporting local suppliers and stocking British-made products wherever possible and we know this is welcomed by our customers. Many are consciously looking to buy products that are considered an investment and that they can enjoy for years to come – this could be an artificial tree through to delightful Christmas decorations that are brought out year after year and become firm family favourites. We hope that shopping at Squire’s is a truly magical experience and surprises and delights families visiting us this Christmas.”