Central England Co-op is on hand for last minute Christmas gifts

Central England Co-op stores will be open across communities this Christmas with an inspiring range of last-minute gift ideas to ensure everyone has something to open on Christmas morning. In the last few days and hours before the big day, keep it local to avoid unnecessary stress and delight friends and family (and treat yourself too!). Here are some top ideas:

  1. Present some festive foliage with a beautiful range of seasonal plants and Christmas bouquets – perfect as gifts for party hosts. Poinsettia plants are also available and provide lasting beauty well into the new year.
  2. Forgotten to buy for a friend or colleague? There's nothing sweeter than a beautifully-presented box of chocolates. Better still, grab a box for yourself too! Take a look in store for a wide range of tempting offers.
  3. For something a little quirkier for chocolate lovers, try Gnaw Hot Choc Shots – hot chocolate on a stick in milk chocolate, caramel and orange flavours which can be popped into warmed milk. Stir to create an extra special drink to curl up and enjoy when it’s cold outside. (£5, 150g)
  4. Know someone who loves nothing better than a cuppa and a biscuit? Make it special by combining the English Tea Shop Organic Super Fruits (£4) or English Tea Shop Ultimate Tea Collection Gift Tin (£9.50) with Lottie Shaw’s Ginger Parkin Biscuits (£4 for 10).
  5. For a neighbour with a sweet tooth, wrap up a Mercer’s Sweet nine Jar Gift set (£9.99), which includes a range of fine jams, preserves and honeys to make breakfast special.
  6. Secret Santa gifts can be difficult to choose, so ensure you give something that the recipient is bound to love. We suggest Grandma Wild’s Christmas Pudding Biscuits (£4)
  7. Getting cosy and enjoying a drink epitomises Christmas for many people, so give them a warm feeling from top to toe with a Postman’s Plum Porter Gift pack by Hobsons Brewery which includes a pair of snuggly socks (£10 for 2x500ml). (Perfect as a thank you to the postman who has worked so hard to bring all those Christmas cards to your door!)
  8. Last minute gifts can still be beautifully presented, so customers can ensure gifts looks their best in our new and extensive range of new range of Christmas wrapping paper, gift and bottle bags and all those finishing touches from just £1... that's a wrap!

Gifts and hundreds more items from our range can be picked up at selected stores right up until late on Christmas Eve. All products are subject to availability and may not be available in all stores. For details of all our current deals, visit https://www.centralengland.coop/deals/


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Photo captions: A selection of last-minute gift ideas from Central England Co-op

About Central England Co-operative

Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK. 

It is a modern, forward-looking organisation employing over 8,000 staff, with the Society’s principal areas of activity being food, funeral services, travel shops, and property investment.

Central England Co-operative has over 400 trading outlets across 16 counties including; West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.  The Society has an ambitious food store development programme for 2019.

Central England Co-operative is proud of its reputation for ethical business practices and corporate responsibility.  It is a member of Business in the Community, the membership organisation that stands for responsible business, and has also won many business awards for excellence.  The Society supports a number of charities including Dementia UK and invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities.

Becoming a member of Central England Co-operative offers a whole host of benefits ranging from collecting points every time you spend in store to earn a share of the profits, access to members activities and community initiatives including the Community Dividend Fund, which hands out grants of up to £5,000 to charities and good causes across the Society’s trading estate.

Find out how to become a Central England Co-operative member by calling 0800 0501 601, emailing members@centralengland.coop or visiting https://www.members.coop

For more information visit www.centralengland.coop, follow Central England Co-operative on Twitter: @mycoopfood, and on Facebook: facebook.com/centralenglandcooperative

Rob Smyth and James Brindle at Central England Co-operative on 01543 421390

Email –publicrelations@centralengland.coop