Make the most of those late-night opening hours and shake up your Christmas shopping trip this year. It's time to get the girls together and shop-til-you drop before a night of mini makeovers and a meal out. Here's how to reinvent your yearly festive spree:
1. Babysitter: wanted
We know you love your sweet little darlings, but you’d have to be a saint to not need some time out every now and then. Pack them a bag stuffed with their favourite toys and ship them off to your sister’s/your babysitter’s house for the evening. Then, dash home to freshen up a little before rounding up the gang for a girls’ night out.
2. Time to shop
Now the kids are sorted and you’ve got your girls, make your way to Centrale & Whitgift to tackle this year’s Christmas shopping list. With everything from slippers for Grandad to the latest hi-tech watch for your brother (here’s hoping he gets you more than a bath bomb this year), you can easily make a dent in that never-ending list in one night.
3. Mascara at the ready
Centrale & Whitgift aren’t just for shopping – now that you’ve picked up those must-have presents, it’s time to make the most of our beauty counters and treat yourself to a little makeover. Stop off at Boots and try some of this season’s boldest beauty looks at the beauty counters, from ombré lips to wow brows. Or book an appointment at the MAC counter! Are you brave enough for glitter?
4. Choose your next move
You’re all glammed up and feeling fabulous, so it’s time to decide where your night ends. Feeling peckish after all that shopping? Make a beeline for Yo! Sushi and try out some of their delicious Japanese street food. Great for get-togethers, this sushi restaurant has over 100 dishes on offer. You won’t be disappointed by their furikake fries or chicken katsu curry!
Now you can head home, shopping bags in tow, smug in the knowledge you’ve turned your annual festive shop into a night with the girls. And seeing as you’ve now certainly got plenty of ideas for what you want to unwrap on Christmas morning, don’t forget to drop plenty of hints to your other half as soon as you walk through the door…
To help you with your girls’ night out planning, here are our late-night openings hours.
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