The summer is finally behind us – it has crept quietly away to spend some time south of the equator whilst we make that slow adjustment to darker mornings, earlier nights, cosy fires and crisp mornings. It is a special time of the year for many, and it’s new beginnings for others. Maybe it’s a move to a new school or university, the first time as part of the workforce because graduation just happened, or maybe the first time back in the office for obvious reasons. Perhaps it’s simply because you’re more of an autumn/winter person and prefer it to the balmy days of summer.
For me though, this time of year signals the approach of my favourite event, yes, Christmas. Here at the Q, we start early with our Christmas in July celebrations and then each month up until October (when we start to celebrate Christmas every day), we have a mini celebration and September is no different!
Why not come and join us for our Festive Event taking place from 9pm on September 22nd until 23.59 on September 24th? We will have so much for you to see and to help you prepare early. There will be inspiration and ideas aplenty for gifts in our Christmas Gift Ideas shows like our Yankee Candle Limited Edition Trio of Festive Houses or how about a Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser, not to mention ideas for decorating the house with Deck The Halls; we have festive lighting from Home Reflections Indoor/Outdoor Lights Strands with Remote, or how about an Alison Cork Sugar Spruce Christmas Tree. To make it special for the children in the family, or even the child inside us grown-ups, how about some fun decorating with the Mr Christmas Animated Climbing Character?
Across the event, you can feast your eyes upon the culinary and gastronomic delights that may await you on Christmas Day in our foodie shows, from Festive Food to Andi Peters Food Fest, to the sweet delights of Hotel Chocolat. Even wrapping the presents is easy with our Perfect Present 20pc Giftbag and Tag Collection.
We have Christmas all wrapped up for you this year, so get in whilst the going is good. I know I will!
We will also have two Festive Today’s Special Values for you, one of which I will be launching for you. They are:
The Partycade Plus from Arcade1Up
Designed to look like a classic arcade machine, the PartyCade Plus from Arcade1Up offers a variety of ten classic games, including all-time favourites like Pacman, Pac Mania Galaga and the new Rally-X, and it features original artwork on a 17” Colour display and classic joystick controls. It provides amusement galore for the whole family, so you can keep the children entertained, host games nights with friends, or simply relive childhood nostalgia.
Kids and adults alike will enjoy playing solo or battling against each other’s high scores on two-player mode. It’s the perfect addition to a games room, children’s playroom, family gatherings or even a home office! Plus, it’s fully licenced, and complete with original artwork and coinless operation, so you can relive a blast from the past in full-colour on the impressive 16.7″ LCD display monitor.
It is a portable machine that can be played anywhere in your home that has a mains outlet. It comes with screw-in tabletop legs for when you’re sitting, hangers so it can be easily attached to the back of a door, or you can even mount it to a wall for stand-up gaming!
Festive Prelit Swirling Glitter Water Spinner
This is an updated version of the bestselling Christmas product of 2020 on QVC, and it is the first ever Today’s Special Value from the Festive brand – not only that, but it is musical as well! If you haven’t seen it before, is a pre-lit LED water spinning lantern with an internal scene, and it features a motor that swirls the water containing glitter, which sparkles in the light, creating a magical effect. It is a wonderfully nostalgic and feel good Christmas decor piece that’s lots of fun as well.
There are a choice of three festive scenes, and each will add a jolly sparkle to your festive home – Christmas Village, Robins In The Snow or By The Fireplace. The spinner is battery powered so it can be placed anywhere in your home, and there is also a timer so you can set it and forget it.
It will add to the festive atmosphere as it plays eight christmas songs – Jingle bells, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Silent Night, Deck the Halls, Joy to the World, The First Noel, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, and Oh, Christmas Tree. Alternatively, you can just have the spinner on without the music too if you just want to enjoy the visual effect.
Well, that’s all from me, and don’t forget to tune into our Festive Event!
All the best,