Spring and all that it brings


After a long winter, Spring is finally on its way! We love this time of year – with the plants popping up and the evenings getting longer, it’s a great time to get out and about and enjoy the great outdoors.

It’s also a great time to do a spot of shopping! Here are 4 areas you may want to make purchases for this spring – and some top tips on where to go for the best finds and deals.


Easter is on 16th April this year – so there’s plenty of time to spend searching for those Easter gifts and treats. Thorntons have a lovely selection of deluxe eggs and chocolate Easter gifts, many of which can be personalised. For something a little different John Lewis have a gorgeous selection of Easter toys, gifts, decorations and crafts.

Home Improvements

Whether it’s a good old spring clean or some more extensive home improvements you’re looking to make, this time of year encourages everybody to make their house a home. Next has a wide selection of up-to-the-minute designs, from soft furnishings to decorative items and small electricals.  Laura Ashley is always a popular choice, with beautiful wallpapers and paints as well as furnishings, lighting and decorative accessories. There are also some brilliant bargains to be found at George Home and for everything home improvements, home décor and DIY, check out The Range.

Getting fit for summer!

If the arrival (or prospect) of better weather has inspired you to get active and into shape ahead of summer, you may want to invest in some new sportswear. Nike and JD sports have some of the best collections of sports shoes and clothing or to bag a bargain, try TK Maxx.

Summer Holiday Preparations

Now that it’s spring, we can start to think about summer – after all, it’ll be here before we know it! If you’ve got a big summer holiday planned, now is a great time to start to get hold of all those holiday essentials – along with some stylish new apparel, of course! For holiday toiletries and basics, Boots is the ideal place to start. From sun screens to miniature toiletries, their holiday shop has everything you could need to prepare for your getaway. 

For clothing, you’re spoilt for choice! With new summer lines coming into clothing retailers around this time, if you act quickly, you can have your pick of the styles, sizes and colours before they start to get snapped up. For timeless style and quality, check out Marks and Spencers’ spring summer collection. For a great selection along with affordable price points take a look at New Look, or for those young fashionistas, Urban Outfitters is always a great choice.


At this time of year, many retailers take the opportunity to sell off the last of their winter stock to make way for summer items. Debenhams have recently launched a 25% off spectacular and several other retailers have end of season sales and discounts.