DISCOVER THE WONDER OF CHRISTMAS AT ARNOTTS
Arnotts will reveal a world of wonder this festive season, as the department store introduces a special dedicated ‘Christmas Wonderland’ on the second level beside the iconic Arnotts Santa’s Grotto. The ‘Christmas Wonderland’ will be a feast of special Christmas gifts for all the family, beautiful Christmas decorations for the home and a variety of festive food and drinks, ensuring there is something for everyone.
One of the highlights of the Christmas offering is the dedicated Star Wars area, which will include an interactive green screen experience where customers can digitally transport themselves into the highly anticipated upcoming Star Wars movie. Arnotts will also have an extensive range of Star Wars product from the new movie which will be released in December. Star Wars personalisation books and photos are sure to make the ideal gift for Star Wars fanatics this Christmas. Star Wars fans will love bringing the magic of flight to a whole new dimension with Star Wars high performance drones.
Fans can pilot their favourite Star Wars ships at speeds above 35 MPH and engage friends and family in exciting multiplayer laser battles. Kids will also love creating their own custom ‘littleBits’ Star Wars droid and bringing it to life, using electronic blocks. With the free Droid Inventor app, they’ll give their R2 Unit new abilities and take it on over 16 missions. Arnotts will also be featuring the BB-9E Star Wars Sphero, an app enabled droid which can be controlled using a smart device or which can patrol on its own. The BB-9E houses sophisticated tech, allowing it to roll and move just like on-screen.
Personalisation is once again going to make the perfect gift even more special with a host of exciting new personalisation offerings arriving in-store.
As always, Arnotts is committed to supporting Irish design and Simple Things will be launching its first ever range of luxurious personalised alpaca scarves exclusively at Arnotts. Simple Things will offer a range of throws and scarves using the finest Peruvian alpaca wool which can all be personalised to make a unique gift for someone special this Christmas.
Personalised jewellery is one of the biggest trends for Christmas 2017. For jewellery that’s contemporary but timeless, Irish brand Inner Island is hand crafted for the woman who loves design. Inner Island will have a special personalisation station exclusively in the Christmas Wonderland, allowing each person to create their own story and show off their own flair and passion.
Mars will be introducing a bespoke Maltesers Personalisation Pop Up on the ground floor. The pop up will offer personalised selection boxes (€8) which is a worldwide exclusive for Arnotts. Selection boxes from popular favourites including Maltesers, Galaxy and Snickers can be personalised and wrapped in festive ribbon. The personalised boxes will be available in Arnotts from 6th November to 24th December.
Personalised Santa sacks will help create the magic of Christmas for children on Christmas Day. Hessian sack company Harrow and Green will be opening an exclusive customisation station in the Arnotts Christmas Wonderland to design timeless Santa sacks that will give parents and children alike years of enjoyment. The sacks can be customised with every name and are large enough to cater for even the most generous Christmas presents (€20). Mini sacks are also available for the small but meaningful gifts (€8).
Due to popular demand, the pop-up personalisation station from Little Miss and Mr Men will once again return to Arnotts this season. The affable brand is renowned for its much loved book series and this year at Arnotts, customers will be able to personalise mugs (€20), art prints (from €20), pencil cases, lunchboxes and more.
Wonderful Children’s Gifts
Christmas is the most magical time of the year for the youngest customers and Arnotts has a huge range of toys for gifting and learning this Christmas. Families across Ireland will be welcoming new annual traditions to their homes with the help of the mischievous Elf on the Shelf. Elf on the Shelf will be introducing Santa’s ‘special paper’ to Arnotts, which shrinks Santa letters to elf-size so that the scout elves can hand-deliver the tiny messages to Santa. Elf on the Shelf will also be introducing The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition, an enchanting children’s storybook about special scout elves sent from the North Pole to help Santa mange his nice list – each illustrated book comes as part of a box set that also includes one of Santa’s scout elves.
For the child that loves to learn, Tech Will Save Us combines the power of play with the possibilities of technology through toys that kids can build and code themselves. From the Electro Dough Kit (€27) which teaches children how electricity flows using wacky dough creations, to the Thirsty Plant Kit (€35), helping kids make their own solar powered moisture sensor that tells when plants need to be watered, Tech Will Save Us is dedicated to STEM learning and empowering kids and their parents with the confidence and skills to create the future.
For older kids who love to create, ArcKit is a freeform architectural modelling system that allows children and adults alike to physically explore designs and bring their ideas to life. As seen on Dragon’s Den, the kits use modern building techniques and a ‘click and connect’ component (from €25.99 – €169.99).
BKD offer great learning toys for children who love to play in the kitchen, with kid-friendly baking kits that help create delicious treats from Christmas tree biscuits to Rudolph cookies and monster cupcakes. No bake off is complete without a little party to match, and party accessories brand Meri Meri arrives at Arnotts just in time to offer the cutest must-haves for a festive themed party, from paper plates and princess tiaras, to quirky tree decorations and baking products, Meri Meri has all budding party planners.
Children will adore being the star of the show when they see themselves in their very own personalised storybook by Tell my Story, making bedtime stories even more special. Every page of each story book can be designed to include the child’s photograph and name.
For the kids who are all about tech, Buzz toys are back with a range of easy-to-control toys that both parents and kids will enjoy. Sure to be a big hit is the Buzz light spinner, a UFO toy that lights up and glides through the air or the Buzz wall racer, a gravity defying sports car that will turn the walls and ceilings into a new playground.
Sparkle and Light Christmas glasses help transform Christmas tree fairy lights into snowmen, reindeer and even Santa himself, making for a fun stocking filler that will be loved by all ages. Simply place the glasses on and any Christmas lights will appear as the chosen design. Prepare for a few ‘Wows’ at your festive dinner party.
Shopping for the man in your life couldn’t be easier with Arnotts. For the style conscious male, choose from a fashionable shirt from Samsoe & Samsoe or a wardrobe staple from Hugo Boss. For a quirky stocking filler, Arnotts has a range of fun gifts that all men will love, from a Happy Socks gift box and a Men’s Society festival survival kit, to a Herschel beanie hat and a stylish Calvin Klein wallet, there is something for everyone.
Festive Food and Drink
Irish gourmet food brand Donnybrook Fair will be opening a pop-up at Arnotts this season, featuring a full range of Christmas gifts, from Christmas hampers full of luxury food items to the gift of sweet treats and chocolate, as well as handmade mince pies and Christmas puddings. Donnybrook Fair will also be presenting an exclusive Arnotts hamper (€125) with a selection of some of the brand’s finest foods, including Butler’s red velvet chocolates, Boblink ground coffee, Bean & Goose dark chocolate, and Homespun pecan & cranberry quinoa crunch.
Wines Direct on the basement level in Arnotts will be offering some delicious wine suggestions and expert advice for Christmas gifting and entertaining this festive season.
When it comes to the Arnotts Beauty Hall, there is no shortage of gifting ideas this Christmas season for both men and women, especially when it comes to the huge range of Christmas gift sets available across fragrance, make-up, skincare and grooming.
A hint of the gifting options available to customers this season is the exclusive preview of the beautiful Armani Si Nacre Sparkling Limited Edition fragrance from October 1st and the stunning Ritual of Anahata from Dutch brand Rituals.
The offerings from the newest brands to the beauty hall including vegan and cruelty-free cult beauty favourite Cover FX and professional brush and make-up brand Zoeva are sure to elicit gasps of excitement when unwrapped on Christmas morning. Also available for the beauty fanatic in your life are make-up must-haves from much loved brands MAC, Charlotte Tilbury, YSL, Bobbi Brown, Benefit and Smashbox. Fragrance favourites from Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Tom Ford, Viktor & Rolf and skincare saviours from Lancôme, Kiehl’s, Liz Earle, Glamglow and Origins, will ensure you have something for everyone on your Christmas list.
There will be no shortage of men’s grooming gifting ideas and stocking fillers to suit every style and taste. Festive grooming skincare gift offerings from Kiehl’s, Clarins and Clinique and bath and body giftsets from Molton Brown and Rituals will go down a treat. The Beauty Hall also offers a huge range of men’s fragrance options, with must-haves from Azzaro, Prada, Acqua di Parma and Creed to name a few.
For more gifting inspiration, visit the Arnotts accessories hall, where the wonder of Christmas reaches a whole new level. New additions to the accessories hall this year include the much coveted Michael Kors and Kate Spade accessory brands. These sought after brands have joined a host of fabulous accessories collections in the accessories hall, including Coccinelle, Guess, Lancaster, DKNY, Furla and Lulu Guinness. While soft accessories brand Helen Moore offers beautiful faux fur collections including luxurious stoles and stylish headwear.
The jewellery hall sees the introduction of Danish jewellery brand Dyrberg Kern, a brilliant designer jewellery and watch brand with collections that aim to intrigue and entice. With iconic classics and a sultry approach to style and sophistication, Dyrberg Kern joins a host of beautiful jewellery brands in the Arnotts jewellery hall that offer something for everyone this Christmas, whether it’s a charm bracelet from Alex and Ani or Pandora, some fine jewellery from Appleby, an Irish design by Juvi, Chupi or Tory Long or a watch from Hugo Boss, Tissot, Certina, Skagen, Kate Spade, Cluse, Daniel Wellington and Michael Kors.
For interiors fans, the arrival of Kate Spade Home products are available for the first time in Ireland. The new range features glassware with the signature Kate Spade gold polka dot and stripe design, as well as some great gifting items from chic compact mirrors to treasured jewellery boxes.
For those unable to get into Arnotts for gifts this Christmas, find a whole range of exciting gift ideas at www.arnotts.ie.
And if you can’t decide what to gift… an Arnotts Gift Card is the gift that keeps on giving.