Spring is around the corner and it’s finally time to wave those winter blues goodbye!
As we spring into the new season, we’re excited about the new homeware and interior collections that you can get your hands on to freshen up your home.
From flourish florals to sunshine yellows and gentle greens. Read on for more of our favourite pieces to add some colour and WOW your house.
Go BOLD or go home! We’re in love with this teal armchair from Homesense.
Sometimes less is definitely more! Check out these eye catching cushion covers with tassels from H&M Home.
If you want to get creative and sustainable, how about upcycling any old items you have. Like this recycled Hobbycraft wreath base with white faux blossoms from Homesense. It’ll definitely brighten your day and your home.
We are teaming up with York charity Snappy again over the festive period. Shoppers are being asked to visit the Gift Giving Tree in Information Centre and collect a tag from the tree to donate a Christmas present.
Snappy is a registered charity working with children and young people of York with wide ranging disabilities, from learning difficulties to profound physical disabilities. The volunteers work to develop confidence, independence and social skills but mostly, to give the children and families the opportunity to enjoy new experience have fun and make friends.
Last year the presents donated by kind hearted shoppers made such a difference to the families SNAPPY works with and we are hope we can continue to make that difference this year too.
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.
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.
…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!
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.
We know how stressful the Christmas period can get, so we’re trying to make it run as smoothly as possible for you.
Make it Monks Cross this Christmas and browse our holiday gift guide for a touch of inspiration.
Men can definitely be tricky to buy for over Christmas, so to give you a little helping hand, we’ve had a browse around our stores and picked out some of our favourite gift ideas.
Show her how much she means to you this Christmas with presents she could only dream of. Whether you’re a ‘go big or go home’ kind of gift giver or a unique and thoughtful one, you’ll definitely find the perfect present at Monks Cross.
For your little elves
Christmas is all about the kids! We love treating the little ones over the festive period and watching their eyes light up with Christmas joy. So we’ve picked out some of our favourite bits that we know the kids will love.
For Secret Santa
Whether you’re doing secret Santa at work, with your friends or even with family, it can be hard to stick to a price limit. So we’ve had a browse and found some gifts that won’t break the bank and we know they’ll love.