BEAUTY ALERT! The NEW Major Morphosis Holiday Collection…


Have you heard?! Sleek MakeUp have introduced their NEW Major Morphosis holiday collection.

Collection includes:

• Major Morphosis eyeshadow palette

• Solstice Hemisphere elixir

• Two lip lacquers (coming soon)

• 2 lip strobes (coming soon)

Subject to availability at Boots.

Starbucks festive red cups are back!


It doesn’t start to feel like Christmas until Starbucks brings back their famous red cups and festive menu.

Starbucks festive drink menu includes favourites such as Gingerbread Latte, Toffee Nut Latte, Eggnog Latte alongside new addition the Toasted Marshmallow Hot Chocolate. Christmas would not be complete without a hot chocolate and this one comes with a mocha sauce, marshmallow syrup, topped with marshmallow flavoured whipped cream and finished with a caramelised sugar topping!

Christmas is all about enjoying good food and Starbucks aren’t short on new menu items. Fancy a Christmas dinner on the go? Then grab the ‘Tis the Season Turkey Sandwich and Festive Feast Panini.

Vegans and Vegetarians won’t miss out on the festivities this year! They’ll be able to tuck into the Vegetarian Brie and Cran-merry Focaccia and the new Very Merry Vegan Wrap.

See Starbucks at Monks Cross’ opening hours here.

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Costa Coffee Festive Menu is here!!


Costa Coffee

Costa Coffee have launched a new winter menu and some of our Christmas favourites are back. From Terry’s Chocolate Orange Muffins, British Pigs in Blankets Mac & Cheese and Irish Velvet & Cream Frostino Coffee. Costa Coffee’s festive menu is one you’ll definitely want to try out!

Find out more about their seasonal menu here. 

Thomas Cook AKA Hays Travel


WE ARE BACK!!

HAYS TRAVEL MONKSCROSS IS NOW OPEN!!

As ex: Thomas Cook employees, we are back doing what we do best looking after our customers dreams and holidays of a lifetime.

We are now an independent travel agent offering lots more tour operators….

Including jet2 holidays.

Please pop in and say Hi and we’ll pop the kettle on.

 

 

Halloween Top Picks


The season of scary is upon us and we want to help you celebrate this eerie Halloween holiday in the most thrilling way you can. Starting with this ultimate Halloween gift guide.

Whether you’re thinking of doing something different this Halloween, or maybe you want to surprise your co-workers, friends and family. We want you to keep on trend and stay ahead of the fun.

Looking to wear a killer face for a night out? Head into Boots and shop till you drop with their Rimmel London Halloween glam products to really sleek those scary faces. Awaken your look from the dead with Rimmel London’s Waterproof Eye definer and if you’re wanting to really look your best, check out their Rimmel Jesterina make-up tutorial.

Discover the accessories that’ll really make your Halloween party outfit pop! Like getting your hands on this blood dripping chocker necklace decorate with a sparkling finish from Accessorize!

We can’t forget the little ones, let them join in on the Halloween fun with these cute Halloween pumpkin all in one! Scarily cute and perfect for a first Halloween, you can find these at Mothercare.

And for a bit of added action and adventure, why not pop WHSmith for their Press out and Decorate Halloween book. Get creative and banish those spooky skeletons and ghoulish ghosts.

Haunted by the ghosts of Halloween parties past? Hobby Craft can change that and make you the host with the most! Get creative and set the scene for a spooky celebration with Hobby Craft’s haunting Halloween range! From edible sugar eyeballs to bat shaped cookie cutters and pumpkin shaped cake moulds, their Halloween range includes Halloween baking and more!

If you’re wondering what more you could do at Monks Cross… dare to join us for a ghoulish day full of FREE Halloween fun at Monks Cross! Show off your scary face with our Face Painting and get those hands goopy with our free Slime Making Workshop. Don’t forget to take your best pictures with our Stilt Walkers Jack Skellington and Sally Nightmare.And for a much deserved break, stop by Costa Coffee and enjoy their Spider Mallow Shortcake with a nice hot drink.

There’s plenty to find here at Monks Cross that can make for an extra celebration this Halloween.

 

[Products subject to availability

Photo Credit: Costa Coffee, Hobby Craft, Boots, Mothercare, Accessorize, WHSmith (Press Out and Decorate: Halloween – Kate McLelland)]

River Island Autumn/Winter 2019


River Island is known for its trend-led affordable fashion and the unique touches it brings to the high street. It is the go-to place to pick up everything you need for a complete head-to-toe outfit this Autumn.

Offering women’s, men’s and kids ranges, along with amazing accessories, our product is designed in-house with fabulous new items available in store and online daily. River Island continues to bring stylish fashion to more people with its Plus (size 18-28), Petites and Big & Tall collections.

For Autumn Winter 2019, River Island effortlessly transitions this season’s must-have trends into an eclectic range of cool weather staples. Both the Womenswear and Menswear collections encourages the wearer to showcase and refresh their individuality through personal style; via statement separates, power shoulders and dazzling denim to fresh layering options, urban sports-luxe pieces and premium tailoring on menswear.

In turn, River Island’s AW19 Kidswear (5-12 yrs), Mini (0-5 yrs) & Baby (0-1 yrs) collections are a perfect start to every fashion journey, with pieces adapted from the adult range for twinning and designed with the mini fashionista in mind. From cute matching cool hued co-ords to utility inspired separates and gender-neutral pieces on Baby, these collections ensure that little ones will look stylish whatever the occasion.

In store services include ‘Click and Collect’ meaning you can shop the complete collection online, and have your purchase delivered directly to store for your convenience.

One for the Dads…


On 16th June, we’re celebrating Dads nation wide, so it’s about time you show yours just how much he means to you! 
Dads can be difficult to buy for, which is why you need to #MakeItMonksCross and let us do the leg work. We’ve found our top 10 gifts, available in our stores, that every type of dad will love, from football mad to movie buff dads!

1.  One for the dads who know what they like.
You can’t go wrong with getting Dad’s favourite scent this Father’s Day, or even a new one! Superdrug & Boots have endless collections of aftershave that your dad will love, why not even get it in a gift set?

2. For the caffeine addicts.
If your Dad is anything like us then he NEEDS his morning coffee to function. So make his day and have a browse of Debenhams range of coffee machines so he can start every day the right way. This Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee machine is on £40 down from £100!

3.  For the stylish Dads.
There’s one little accessory that makes a mans outfit go from 0 to 100 and that’s a stylish watch! There’s no need to break the bank, River Island has an amazing selection that your Dad is bound to love.

4. One for the Gamers

We all know that Dads are just big kids, so embrace it and buy them a new game or a gaming accessory!
Don’t worry if you don’t know the first thing about gaming and what they’d like, play it safe with a GAME voucher.

5. For the book worms and holiday readers.

Whether your dad always has a book in his hand or he just needs a page turner for his next holiday, you’ll definitely be able to find his next read in WHSmith.


6. For the sporty Dads.

Whether he’s a York City or Manchester City fan, he’ll definitely be over the moon if you treat him to his teams footy shirt from Sports Direct!

7. Trainer mad Dads!

If he fancies himself a bit of a shoe guru then you can’t go wrong with treating him to some new kicks from Schuh’s amazing range.


8. One for the Fashionable Dads..

…or for the ones who need a little help with their look. Give him that helping hand and find him an outfit that’ll turn him from early 2000s Steve Carrell to 2019 Steve Carrell 
Check out the men’s range in River Island, H&M and Debenhams.


9. One For the foodies!
If your dad is one who loves his food then look no further. Debenhams has some fantastic gift sets in that he will LOVE! From Nando’s peri peri kits to a chocoholics dream, there’s hundreds of gift sets in store.

10. For the beer lovers!
If your dad loves a cold pint whilst watching the tele on a Saturday night then this is the gift for him. Check out our craft beer gift sets in store at Debenhams.

We hope our little gift guide has given you endless ideas on how to spoil Dad this Father’s Day!
From all of us here at Monks Cross we hope you have a Happy Father’s Day!

 

 

 

Make it Monks Cross this Mother’s Day


Mother’s day is slowly approaching so it’s time to start searching for a fab gift for the most important lady in your life.
It’s the perfect time to show Mother figures everywhere how much they mean to us! Say thank you for the love and support they’ve unconditionally given to us and spoil them rotten in return.
To help you prepare for Mother’s Day, we’ve searched our centre high and low for the best gifts to give you some inspiration! #MakeItMonksCross

 

For the Mum that deserves a pamper.

Nobody works harder than Mums, which is why Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to pamper her and gift her some presents that make her sit back and relax like the queen she is!
So we’ve had a wander around our stores and picked out some of our favourite ideas that your Mum will love.

Superdrug: Pick N Mix individual bath bombs – £2.49 each, Primark: Luxury Bedding – starting from £30, Primark: pyjamas sets – £12, Boots: sanctuary incense set – £18.

 

For the Mum that never buys clothes for herself!

If your Mum is the type to only ever buy clothes for the kids, whilst she walks around in the same bleach stained top she’s had for years, then this is the section for you.
We’ve picked a few of our favourite outfits to give you some fashion inspiration that will suit any yummy mummy.

River Island: beige dress – £32, Oasis Fashion: Navy jumpsuit – £60, H&M: Khaki shirt dress – £24.99, New Look: Denim Jeans – £27.99, Leopard print bag – £15.99, Leopard print boots – £19.99.

 

For the fitness fanatic Mum.

If your Mum’s on a health kick and wouldn’t even dream of missing her weekly spin class, then we’ve got the ideal Mother’s Day gifts for you.

Primark: pink workout fleece – £12, sports leggings – £9, H&M: yoga top – £19.99, New Look: Rose Gold water bottle – £12.99, Primark: Yoga Matt – £7.00

 

For the Mother Figures

Mother’s Day is also a day to celebrate the people in your life who are like a Mum to you, whether that’s a grandparent, auntie, family friend or Dad. So we’ve had a browse to find some extra special gifts that will show them how much you appreciate them.

Superdrug Nail Bar: Treatment – starting from £7, Hobby Craft: homemade box frame – supplies from £3, Debenhams: Jewellery set – £22, Boots: Perfume – check individual prices in store.

 

Whatever you do on Mother’s Day, we hope you spoil the special lady in your life rotten! We also hope that this gift guide has made it a little easier finding the perfect present to buy for them.

And remember, Make it Monks Cross this Mother’s Day.

 

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas


With only one day left until Valentine’s Day, we can’t be the only ones who are feeling the last minute panic to buy our loved ones the perfect gift. Lucky for you, Cupid works on a deadline at Monks Cross. Here are some of our last minute easy gift ideas:

Nothing shows that you really know your partner more than buying them an outfit to wear on Valentine’s Day. Picking out an outfit for your girlfriend is not only romantic but will make her feel great. Feel those 70s vibes with this heart print mini dress from River Island, this is dress can be worn for a more casual look with some boots or dressed up with some stilettos making it perfect for your Valentine’s Day plans.

 

To match that 70s vibe, nothing shows you know your boyfriend more than picking out the perfect patterned shirt to match his style. Not only is this Primark shirt on trend for Spring / Summer 2019 but it’s so versatile it’ll make a lasting impression on his wardrobe.

 

Valentine’s day is all about love and spending time together, so how about you treat your loved one to a  BUYAGIFT experience from Debenhams. You can choose from a romantic meal out at The Shard or spend the day getting pampered at a local spa, perfect for spending quality time together!

 

Put your own unique twist on ‘I Love You’ by hand making your loved one a Valentine’s Day gift. From handmade cards, gifts to baking. Hobby Craft has everything you need to give that special someone a personalised gift that they’ll love.

 

For those on a budget, Poundland are offering some great Valentine’s Deals. Whether you feel like popping the question, they now sell engagement rings. Or you could make a hamper of all your loved ones favourite things, for some ultimate brownie points from your other half!

Don’t let the pressure of Valentine’s Day get to you, let the gifts speak for themselves by getting yours from Monks Cross.

Welcome Home


 

If you’re anything like us then you take pride in your home. You love making it look, feel and smell beautiful and adjusting your homey touches to fit the seasons.
So we thought we’d have a browse around our favourite stores for home ware and give you a little Autumn / Winter décor inspiration. It may even give you a few gift ideas for Christmas!

Cosy Cushions

Cushions are a great way to inject a bit of character into your home and definitely make it cosier; which is exactly what you need in the winter.
Whether you prefer a muted toned cushion or a bright and quirky masterpiece, our stores have definitely got something to suit you.

Beautiful Bedding

Settle into the season with Monks Cross’ range of beautiful bedding. We’ve searched high and low to bring you the cosiest, softest and prettiest bedding in our stores. Whether you’re looking for ultimate warmth or cool and breezy sheets, you’ll definitely love what we’ve found for you.

Homey Touches

There’s one thing we refuse to leave out of this blog and it’s one of our favourite parts.
That’s right, you guessed it – it’s those little accessories that give your home that extra cosy, welcoming touch.
There’s something about adding a cinnamon candle, an inspirational poster or a snuggly throw around the house that perfects that inviting feeling.

Get Crafty

Maybe you’re one of those people who likes to add their own unique personality into their home. So why not customise your accessorises or even make your own?
We’ve taken some inspiration from Hobby craft and decided that this AW18, we’re going to get crafty and create unique accessories to dot around the house! Whether you’re sewing royalty and fancy making your own cushion covers or just want to add a seasonal wreaths to your doors, Hobby craft can definitely help.

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