It’s that time of year when thinking about presents for those we love can feel a mix of bamboozling and fun! The standard gift card, Christmas spiced biscuits or pack of new socks just isn’t cutting the mustard and you’re looking to pick up presents that show you ‘know them’, ‘love them’ and have ‘spent time’ thinking about what they’d like to unwrap come Christmas morning (or any special occasion in fact!).
So, we’ve decided to take the hard work out of finding the perfect gift by giving you new ideas when it comes to presents, must-have fragrances and, even, suggestions to reflect their favourite season and mood. Who wouldn’t love a new scent for Christmas?! So, here comes Chesterfield Pavements, to the rescue, with all the inspo you could need…
*Please remember that some of our stores will be closed from the 5th November, but there’s no need to worry! In preparation for the shops re-opening, you could make a list of the things you need to buy, and for which loved one it’s for! That way, you’ll be super prepared once the centre is fully open and you can get all the things you need in no time at all.
There’s so much to love about this time of year. From green to amber, acorns begin to fall from the trees and the leaves change colour. This is the season for deep, seductive fragrances, those containing spicy, musky tones that linger on the skin and clothing for hours on end. Look out for fragrances that contain hints of musk, sandalwood, jasmine and amber especially.
You’ll find seasonal favourites in most of our stores (and online too!). We would recommend Poundland for added extras when looking for Christmas gift inspiration, or something small to brighten up your own home (while making it smell divine!). Pieces like incense sticks, candles and wax melts will do just the trick, plus who wouldn’t love one of these additional gifts with a new bottle of perfume? Ummmm, we would!!
Seeing as we’re quite close to the festive season too, you’re probably wondering; ‘What kind of scents should I be looking out for?’ Well, it’s all about citrus, spiced cinnamon, vanilla and cardamon – these warming tones will help lift spirits on a cold Winter’s day.
Select a fragrance that is reminiscent of holiday scents, like, pomegranate, vanilla bean, sharp lemon, or zesty orange. Some spiced aromas can be a little harsh during the warmer months of the year, but they bring a sense of warmth to the crisp winter air – so, you’ll feel cosy and fuzzy with just a quick spritz! We recommend an online browse on The Fragrance Shop site and viewing their extensive range – they have new, traditional, and promotional scents that will most certainly tickle your fancy!
For a little added inspiration, we think it would be fun to match the fragrance you choose with a scented candle or a beauty gift set, including a fragrant hand or face cream from Boots after shopping for any lockdown essentials. You could even push the boat out and get a box of infused tea bags to match the season or perfume you’ve said yes to! (We’ll go for a cinnamon flavoured tea if you don’t mind…)
If the thought of a gloomy winter ahead, brings feelings of dread, why not consider a scent which will reflect freshness, lightness, and feelings of joyful nostalgia – whilst we can’t make Spring come any sooner, there’s no reason why you can’t choose a fragrance that transports your loved one to the warmer months.
Pick a perfume or cologne that includes notes of lily of the valley, peonies, and refreshing violets. For individuals that prefer scents which are extra crisp, odours of mint, basil and orange blossom are just as appealing for the springtime. (We’re getting hungry just thinking about it…)
When you’re next at Chesterfield Pavements, be sure to pop into Tesco for new favourites for yourself or as a gift for a family member or friend! Don’t forget, you can browse Bodycare online too… Whether it’s for new scented lotions, facial masks or a new body mist. Plus, if it’s not in store, you can always order it online to be delivered straight to your home! *Happy Face*
If you’re buying for someone who thrives on sunny getaways, perhaps they need a fragrance that gets them there in spirit?
Choose a fragrance which reflects that happy, sweet, and sexy mood that is often related to the summer holidays, alfresco date nights and spending extra time with your loved ones.
We’re thinking warm sweet florals like roses and orange blossoms, along with fresh fruit scents like raspberry and peach. Select more tropical notes, including honeysuckle, island flowers, and sea salt – all remembrances of what we’re currently missing! Long, sun-soaked days on a beach…
Opting for fresher, cooler aromas contrast the hot weather perfectly. Little tip for you all, summer perfumes should be applied lightly to the skin, as their scent is much stronger due to the high temperatures they’re intended to be worn in. We’d suggest an online look at The Fragrance Shop or Boots (which you can also visit at the centre) – they have an abundance of perfumes, body mists and gift sets that will have you spoilt for choice! *Spritz spritz*
No one said that buying for a birthday, valentines or an anniversary in the new year is too early… we think if you see something fab, grab it while you can, especially if it’s currently on offer!
Now that we’ve given you tonnes of ideas for Christmas and beyond, we’ll be excited to see you, in the centre, on the other side of lockdown, buying a perfume or cologne for that special someone. Happy shopping from Chesterfield Pavements!
We get it, HALLOWEEN 2020 isn’t what we’d thought it would be. Probably no door-to-door trick or treating due to lockdown guidelines and certainly no Halloween parties with tonnes of friends and family! But there’s no need to be glum, because there’s a heap of ideas that we’re about to let loose on how you can still have fun as a family – or in groups of 6!
Whether you’re in need of frighteningly fantastic treats, spooky accessories to match a costume or hallow-inspired tableware, the centre is here to help you ‘creep it real’… We look forward to helping you make this year the best yet!
Before you scroll any further, we have a joke for you to guess the answer to. Answer will be revealed at the end of the style article.
‘What do mummies listen to on Halloween?’
Having Halloween at home doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom! It can be just as fun as trick or treating or attending a fancy-dress party… We’ve got a recipe that will make you say, ‘oh my gourd!’. These 3-ingredient biscuits are super easy to make and will keep the kids occupied as your mini home-Halloween party commences!
Obviously, if you fancy a spiced latte or ready-made sweet treat, Peacocks Cafe’ will have you covered.
Mummy of the year: If the name didn’t give the game away, you’ll have to dress up your partner in rolls of toilet paper under time conditions! The person who looks most like a mummy by the end of it wins an extra chocolate bar (YUM!). Be sure to grab a few extra loo rolls when you’re next at the centre.
Sweety Jenga: Grab a bucket of relatively flat Halloween sweets (think chocolate bars) and take turns stacking them on top of one another. The first person to knock down the stack loses — and the winners get to split the sweet loot. You can grab all your favourite treats from Tesco, Poundland and even WHSmith! (FYI: WHSmith have personalised name Dairy Milk Chocolate Bars… You can thank us later!)
Halloween Charades: This Halloween game is perfect if you’re staying home with a small group this year. Simply write your favourite Halloween or spooky movies and phrases onto index cards and play a game of Charades – this will separate the ghouls from the Hallow-queens & kings. *Don’t forget to pick up those nostalgic movies from WHSmith – there’ll be tonnes to choose from.
We do hope #HocusPocus & #TheAddamsFamily are on your #to watch list’.
Yes, supporting your community (local farms especially) during the spooky season is important! You can pop to your local farm or supermarket and grab the essentials. And when we say essentials, we mean pumpkins, fresh apples, and Autumn veggies to enjoy.
Be sure to grab a large, juicy pumpkin to carve, ‘cos what’s Halloween without one?! Plus, fresh apples to cover in toffee and enjoy with a hot cup of tea (FYI; we recommend any infusion blend, mmmm).
And for any autumn veggies you stack up in your trolley, be sure to cook up a storm as the weather gets chillier. We think a warming stew, homemade soup or casserole sounds to die for! If you need a little extra inspo, be sure to pick up a cookbook from WHSmith when you’re next at the centre.
Now this is a hard one! That dreaded question: ‘What are you wearing for Halloween?’ – this year is a little different, so get creative and enjoy the season in all its unique glory. Whether you’re wanting to match with your child or bestie, there’s plenty of retailers at the centre to help you with your desired look…
Grab extra decorations, costume accessories and all sorts of face paint from Poundland! But, if you’re really struggling with who or what to be for the 31st October, here are our top 5 faves:
Be sure to take a picture with whoever you have round for your Halloween gathering, it could be a new tradition that’ll make memories for years to come. We’re hoping that our tips on how to make #Halloween2020 special has made you re-think cancelling any fun plans you had in place.
We’ll leave you with the answer if you hadn’t already guessed it…
‘What do mummies listen to on Halloween?’
Dry, cracked skin, begone!!
We have a few tips and tricks on how to maximise moisture and minimise any discomfort your skin may have due to the incoming chilliness… Whether you’re in need of a soothing facemask, scented soaps or nutrient-infused exfoliators, the centre will be here to help and stop the dropping temperature from chapping any lips! *Takes out lip balm*
To make things super simple, we’re going to give you a few essential tips, with the retailers that’ll become your new best friends, so sit back, relax and read away…
You must love a product that hydrates and gives your skin a little extra life! Why serum you ask? Because serums offer a liquid-like format, especially those containing Vitamin C! They help even out your skin tone and improve the appearance after continual use. They can also be used to combat signs of aging, plump up your skin and reduce the presence of wrinkles and fine lines. Who wouldn’t want that, right?
There are 3 types of moisturising agents:
Need a new lathering cream to get the job done? Walk through the aisles of Boots and more for tonnes of options. We think a scented product would be nice too, smelling like a fresh bouquet or coconut all day doesn’t sound too bad at all…
DIY Avocado & Honey Facemask:
You need: 1 smashed avocado and two teaspoons of honey.
Method: As good on the face as it is on the plate, smashed avo mixed with a couple teaspoons of honey will treat dry, flaky skin. Mix and scrub your face with it for a minimum of 10 minutes. Leave it on for half an hour and then rinse with warm water. *Both ingredients contain humectants, which are used to reduce the loss of moisture from the skin. You can thank us later…
Treating your skin to a packet or DIY facial that will deliver an extra boost of hydration to your skin is just what you need after a long week at work! This is particularly good to do in the morning, or before you’re about to get ready for a night on the town… You could even buy some of those rejuvenating under-eye or lip smoothing masks (they work wonders!!)
You can pick up a few of your favourite facemasks from Bodycare if you’re feeling fancy, maybe you can grab a few ‘relaxing’ essentials (or even the facemask ingredients!) from Tesco – Avocados, candles or even a new novelty mug for your infused tea to enjoy while your mask is hardening…
You need a lip-smacking balm that’ll prevent uncomfortable chapping. The balm will work to moisturise dried tissue in the lip, while protecting the area from exposure to wind and cold temperatures!
We recommend the retailers below if you need a new balm to get you through the upcoming (and most likely) chilly season. *Brrrrr* Grab a few Poundland favourites in store today! They’ll have everything from moisturising to scented and flavoured!
You may not know this but applying moisturiser on damp skin is the way forward! During wintertime however, it can be a little nippy once you pop out the shower or bath – which means you’re probably not in the mood to stand around lathering up your skin. So instead you get dressed or lie on your bed, tightly covered in your towel waiting to dry off a bit.
Whip out the body cream and don’t even leave the bathroom to apply – because walking from your bathroom to your room will evaporate the water droplets you need.
Rough feeling hands are just the worst, plus your nails and cuticles take a bit of a battering once the weather becomes cooler! The nail shop queues even quieten down seeing as it’s too chilly to leave the comfort of your cosy blanket set up at home…
Opt for a new hand & nail cream that’ll keep skin smooth, supple and protected. You can grab a handbag-sized bottle from Boots – to be honest, you might want a little snack in there for later, so we recommend popping to Pound Bakery or Greggs for a delicious pastry or sweet treat.
Now that we’ve given you a few handy tricks on how to keep your skin silky smooth as cooler weather commences, we’d love for you to pop down to the centre and pick up all the essentials you need! We look forward to seeing you soon.
Suddenly it’s mid-September, schools are back in session, some people are back to work, and in the shops you can start to see Halloween and Christmas starting to take over… (We know it sounds crazy, but it’s always closer than you think!).
It’s a common trend around this time of year that healthy eating and keeping fit go somewhat out the window as nights start to draw in, but egg white brekkies and cashew nuts as midday snacks isn’t always practical when your routine is getting back on track!
And seeing as the entire world has had a tough time of it this year, (virus that shall not be named) we thought it was time we took matters into our own hands, rather than waiting for ‘summer season’ to re-grace us with its presence, reminding us to get healthy for those holiday snaps. Now is the time to get your #HealthOn and Chesterfield Pavements is here to help you with your journey!
It could be time to swap your croissant for a cross trainer (well you can have one or two still, just in moderation). If you can make it to a weekly fitness classes, or squeeze in a session whenever you can, you’ll keep burning calories to keep on top of your health for 2020. You might as well enter the new year feeling your very best, right?
Although, this doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a sweet treat or cool coffee frappe from Massarella’s…
If you’re in need of moist-wicking clothes to keep you fresh during workouts, daily walks or staying active with the kids come weekends, we suggest you head to Sports Direct for leggings, trackies, trainers and more!
After COVID’s peak, and with a possible further wave on the way, we think it’s super important to keep our immune systems in tip-top shape. We’re highlighting below the 8 best vitamins and minerals to support a healthy immune system:
You, your kids, family members and friends can remain on the health track without straying by adopting a few healthy habits here and there! These habits will keep individuals entertained, healthy and even help boost your child’s immune system in various ways. So, it’s win, win really!
We’ve given you our go-to shops when you visit Chesterfield Pavements. Now it’s up to you to kick-start a healthy September and beyond.
It’s been a long time coming, but finally, the new school term is back in session! We’re here to give you the 4-1-1 when it comes to what your kids may need when they return back to school. Whether it’s a smart new uniform, stationery or notebooks to keep organised, Chesterfield Pavements Shopping Centre is here to help you tick off everything on your must-have list!
Need to knock the ‘back to school jitters’ out of your system? Let’s face it, COVID-19 & lockdown has kept us caged in for months and heading towards (almost) complete normality can be a little daunting! But with our tips and tricks, you’ll be prepared and ready to ACE the new term.
With the last school day back in March for most, it’s time for a fresh set of everything – you’ll need new school trousers, pleated kilts and patent school shoes! Wondering where to start? Chesterfield Pavements is home to a bunch of retailers who’ll make picking up the essentials in one easy trip a simple task! We recommend heading to:
SHOEZONE | TESCO | SPORTS DIRECT – These are the places you’ll find some of those uniform must-haves. Shoezone is perfect for picking up your littluns’ preferred shoes, while Tesco’s will have packs of plain vests and perhaps themes lunch boxes too! Plus, Sports Direct is where you’ll find sporty bits for PE kits, new trainers and school accessories like water bottles, socks and more.
CHESTERFIELD LIBRARY: Does your child need a few books for school or to read at home perhaps? Pick up a few new reads and enjoy them at bedtime or after completing homework, as a ‘winding down for the day’ treat.
And it’s not just the kids getting ready. Returning teachers and parents have also been prepping hard, from school lesson plans to new work wardrobes.
We think teachers should be thinking of tapered trousers and slick shirts to show that ‘they mean business!’. And for all the wonderful parents that’ll be doing the morning rounds and drop-offs, we suggest cosy tracksuits or simple coordinates that you can throw together early in the morning!
Unless you’re heading to work straight after… If so, think skirt & blazer combos, tailored trousers that offer a little stretch for comfort and contemporary shirts that offer an oversized silhouette. (Yes, I know! We’ve made wanting a new wardrobe SO tempting)
This year, the centre has you covered! You’ll need the usual fab new pencil case, protractors, safety scissors and all-new colouring pencils! We think it’s best for you to pop to: WHSMITH | TESCO | POUNDLAND. They’re all havens in which you’ll find everything for little kids and teens alike. Study guides and stationery kits are plentiful, plus – pens, calculators and academic diaries.
*Oooh, don’t forget those colourful sticky tabs that’ll keep your kids organised. Red for homework to complete and green for homework completed perhaps?
Feeling thankful for the school’s staff? Show a little appreciation for those who teach, create new learning programmes and have the patience of absolute saints! If you’d like to give a gift to a headteacher, teaching assistant, cleaner or janitor (whoever it may be) we recommend:
CARD FACTORY – Get creative and pick up arts & crafts from the Card Factory! You can create teachers’ (or for the friends you may not have seen in March) welcome back cards, a painting or something to remind them of a memory when you were in their class.
THE FRAGRANCE SHOP – Perfect for a late thank you gift for teachers, cleaners and keyworkers that have worked so hard over the last few months. Pick them up something that smells sweet and fruity!!
We think that’s more than enough to keep you busy! Whether you’re off to get small feet sized-up, welcome back prezzies for your favourite teachers or finding the perfect cigarette trouser on your return back to work – we wish you luck for the new term!
Summer is here and it’s time to soak up the sunshine and submerge yourself in lots of great summer reading. Whether you’re looking for a good by-the-beach read or wanting to find some fun or educational material for your little ones, we’ve got everything you need to keep occupied during sun-dappled days!
Richard and Judy have compiled a list of six great books that you should look into reading during summer 2020.
Get stuck into:
With genres that’ll make you cackle with laughter, encourage strength, cry and make you a little jumpy, there’s something to suit all. (All are available to purchase online) Alternatively, you can pop to the centre and visit Chesterfield Library or WHSmith to pick up a book of your choice!
Have you heard of the school holiday challenge? This challenge is for the kids, and although you may not think this’ll tickle their fancy, we think it’s a great way to bond while reading together before bed and giving them a chance to feel like they’ve successfully completed something!
The challenge is to read 6 (yes 6!) books by 6 different children’s authors before the next term begins. Pop to the centre, or your local bookstore and pick out a stack with your littlun so they feel involved in the process… If you fancy getting extra creative, head to Poundlound or Tesco to grab ‘well done’ stickers or pick up arts & crafts to make a ‘Table of Progress’. This way, they’ll be able to keep track of what books they’ve read and which they have left!
A book isn’t just meant for the home… Why not enjoy a new book in a few of your favourite places. Head to a nice café and choose a cosy spot to enjoy a few dozen pages… Don’t forget to order your fave slice of cake and a Frappuccino to keep your energy levels up! Or, swing past Peacocks Cafe for a latte, and head to your local park! Grab an empty bench and sink into your latest novel.
For all the latest opening info, check out the store page on our website and stay in touch!
Many of our summer plans have either been cancelled or rescheduled for 2021. But with holiday companies starting to get back up and running, will you be considering planning a holiday with friends or family this year?
The big question is if you’re considering taking the plunge and planning to go away, will it be for a UK break or an abroad-adventure! Whether you’ve booked or are thinking to, there are plenty of essentials you can pick up from the centre to ensure you’re prepped for your last-minute hols! Pop to Shoe Zone and grab summer-ready sandals and Boots for those mini-sized shampoos and conditioners too! (They’re our fave!)
If you feel like you deserve a treat for your (possible) holiday, make your way over to The Fragrance Shop and get your hands on a summer scent, ‘cos you deserve it! Think, sweet, candy-like aromas – YUM!
Stress. Excitement. And a little more stress! We get it, it’s natural to have mixed feelings about packing for your holiday, so we’re here to make things super simple for you… We want you to have everything ticked off, so we’ve created you a mini list of what you’ll need to pack away.
We recommend popping to the centre and picking up a few magazines, wordsearch books and reading material for the kids too – just so there’s enough entertainment while travelling to your destination! These can be picked up from Poundland or WHSmith, so you have plenty of options.
We’re not sure about you, but some of us love to get a fresh coat of polish on our nails, or a new bag of beauty products to get prepped for that sun-kissed glow! Head to Bodycare to stock up on a few nice things (maybe even a new makeup bag), just ‘cos you deserve it.
For all the latest opening info, check out the store pages on our website and stay in touch!
Get a 50% discount when you eat at restaurants and cafes at The Pavements registered with the Eat Out to Help Out scheme. Just pop in on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3rd to 31st August to take advantage of the promotion.
Whether you fancy a cool morning coffee or a delicious dinner, come and visit us for an eat out, help out treat!
Get a 50% discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in (up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner). You can use this as many times as you like. You do not need a voucher to use this scheme and you can use it at the same time as other offers and discounts. There is no minimum spend. You cannot claim a discount on alcoholic drinks or service charges. The discount will be automatically available to you at participating establishments. Establishments will then claim a reimbursement from the government for the discount they’ve given you. All diners in a group of any size can use the discount.
Many of us have sadly had to cancel our summer holidays, as a result of the worldwide pandemic. If you’re currently reconsidering your July and August plans, how about a day trip to some of the UK’s beauty spots? Or for at-home relaxation, here’s our guide on how to re-create the holiday atmosphere at home this summer.
Whilst the run up to a holiday is usually filled with excitement, panic summer clothes buying and a quick dash to get pampered at the beauty parlour, you can still create those same endorphins but without the stress!
Not managed to get a slot at the beauty salon yet? No worries, for all your summer beauty essentials head to Boots and grab yourself a DIY home manicure and pedicure kit. And don’t forget the all-important sun screen for when the sun (eventually) comes out!
With home schooling finally finished for the summer, how can you keep the kids entertained? Why not create your very own holiday kids’ club in your own back garden?
Creating your own garden getaway is easy, with an inflatable swimming pool, garden accessories including some new garden games and fairy lights! Or you could turn your back garden into a sports playground, with a host of sports accessories from Sports Direct. And should the British weather fail us, Poundland will have all your essentials for an arts and crafts home workshop indoors.
If you’re missing that ‘brimming-with-food’ buffet and want to break free from the kitchen, it’s time to put a holiday spin on your cuisine. Choose a different take away each night, design your own summer menu with a new cookbook from WHSmith, or perhaps your palate fancies a beach picnic or BBQ? With themed tableware and a wide range of accessories to compliment your feast, you’ll find some great ideas from Tesco.
So, you CAN make the most of holidaying at home. Whether it’s a picnic party or a playground in your own glorious garden. You’ll find all your staycation essentials at Chesterfield Pavements.
For all the latest openings, check out the website and stay in touch!
What’s your go to hot treat? A flat white? Cappuccino? Hot chocolate? Or even a milkshake, it is summer after all!
Popping to your local shopping centre gives you the perfect chance to grab your favourite cuppa. Why not visit Greggs for their selection of deliciously hot and ice-cold refreshing drinks and tasty snacks, a bit of a pick me up whilst shopping for your groceries?
With most of us stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic, our eating habits are likely to have changed. Meals out have been impossible, and we’ve all been having to create a week’s worth of interesting family dishes from home. So, here are a few new ideas to help with cooking up a treat in the kitchen.
With the arrival of summer perhaps you want to make the most of al fresco dining. Tesco has a lovely range of new cookware and tableware, as well as all you need for the perfect picnic. We reckon that will keep your creative cooking juices flowing all summer!
Or perhaps a change of cuisine with some different recipes is what you’re after. Have a look in WHSmith for a huge selection of celebrity chef cook books to inspire mouth-watering menus.
Whether you’re ready to start dining out for a taste of normality, or bursting with excitement to check out the latest summer specials, you’ll find shopping at Chesterfield Pavements is a safe and secure experience.
For all the latest retailer opening times, check out our website.