Get ready for Christmas with a trip to Bethel Square shopping centre

If you're not one of the 18% of Britons who completed their Christmas shopping by the end of October (according to a survey by the BBC), then the chances are you're still on the lookout for those perfect gifts for friends and family.

Over the festive period, many of us will walk miles from shop to shop searching for presents to ensure this Christmas is a special one. Or perhaps you're turning to the internet to get organised. Despite its steady growth in popularity, online shopping isn't without its trials and tribulations. So this year, avoid the worry of missing parcels and wrong orders, or the hassle of massive out-of-town shopping malls, by sticking to a place that has everything you need in one welcoming location.

Bethel Square boasts a range of shops to help you select the ideal gifts for adults and children alike. Coupled with our Christmas Spectacular on the 22nd December, and a week of chances to catch up with Santa before he has to prepare for his busiest night of the year, a trip to our shopping centre will get you in the festive mood in the run-up to the big day.

From high-street favourites to unique stores

Stroll through our characterful open-air square for inspiration from big-name brands, such as Boots and WH Smith, as well as unique offerings from independent retailers including Beacons Crafts, which stocks exquisite gifts sourced from local craftspeople. And what's nicer after a day of shopping than relaxing with a cup of coffee and a sweet treat from our artisan coffee shop Coffee Box

Here is our gift guide to some of this year's top goodies, guaranteed to make your family smile this Christmas time:

  • Available at Boots, the Clinique Bright All Night Gift Set is a beautiful seven-piece collection featuring some best-sellers and brand favourites. Presented in a clear cosmetic bag, the set contains everything you need for a Christmas night out including an eye-shadow quad and a Dramatically Different Lipstick (RRP £35)
  • The Works is ideal for those all-important goodies for the kids, from games to stocking fillers. This year's top picks include Ping Pong Challenge (£7) and Harry Potter Scrabble (£29.99). With a Mix & Match 2 for £10 deal on lots of gifts, this store is your one-stop shop when it comes to buying for the little ones
  • Keep the adults quiet with a good book this Christmas from WH Smith. Pick up the latest instalment in the Jack Reacher series 'Past Tense' from author Lee Child (£10). How about the intimate, powerful and inspiring memoir from Michelle Obama entitled Becoming (£12.50)?

Head down to Bethel Square this Christmas to enjoy a stress-free trip – you'll be amazed at what you can find. Check out our Visiting page for all the information you need to plan your day, including public transport and car parking details.

We'd like to take this opportunity to wish all of our shoppers a very Merry Christmas!

We hope to see you soon.