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Paddington Bear and Marks & Spencer Christmas 2017

To accompany our 2017 Christmas Gift Guide this year I thought it would be good to take a closer look at the different festive offerings of a variety of card & gift retailers; starting with the Marks & Spencer Christmas 2017 collection.

Alongside their fashion, home and food offering the Marks & Spencer Christmas 2017 range has some great choices for buyers in gift wrap, Christmas decorations and gift items that are well worth a closer look.

Gift Wrap at Marks and Spencer

In the gift wrap collection Marks & Spencer have gone with rich, bold patterns with elegant  style that will look great in a Christmas stocking. Top choices are these Pine Cone and Tartan designs, which tap into wintery themes perfect for December.

Pine Cone Gift Wrap

Pine Cone Gift Wrap

Tartan Gift Wrap

Tartan Gift Wrap

Christmas Decorations at Marks and Spencer

For their Christmas decorations range, Marks and Spencer have gone with traditional festive themes adapted for a variety of tastes.

Their fun Robin decoration is perfect families and carries on the tartan theme found in their gift wrap collection.

Both the Stag and Nutcracker Christmas decorations put a modern twist on classic Christmas themes with the addition of metallics; silver glitter on the Stag, and silver and gold finishes on the Nutcracker.

My final pick of the Christmas decorations collection is their White Pine Cone Wreath, which gives a minimalist snowy white finish to wintery pine cones.

marks & spencer Christmas 2017 - Robin Decoration

Robin Decoration

Stag Christmas Decoration

Stag Christmas Decoration

Nutcracker Decoration

Nutcracker Decoration

Pine Cone Wreath

Pine Cone Wreath

Craft Kits at Marks & Spencer

Amongst their Christmas giftware range Marks & Spencer have pulled together a number of craft kits, which are ideal gifts for keeping creative folks entertained over the holidays.

The Crochet Owl Kit and Paint Your Own Magical Kingdom Kit make perfect stocking fillers for creative adults and kids.

Crochet Owl Kit

Crochet Owl Kit

Paint Your Own Magical Kingdom Kit

Paint Your Own Magical Kingdom Kit

Paddington Bear Trend at Marks & Spencer

The last part of the Marks & Spencer Christmas 2017 collection I wanted to share is a few Paddington Bear gift items; a soft toy Paddington and a big Suitcase book.

The importance of these items is their Christmas trend potential.

Paddington Bear merchandise is sure to be popular with fans of the Marmalade loving bear. Especially as the furry one has a new film; Paddington 2 is due to be released in a few days on 10th November.

The film alone would be enough to trigger a trend for all things Paddington but this year it will almost certainly be boosted by Marks & Spencer featuring Paddington Bear in their Christmas advert. Released today, ‘Paddington and the Christmas Visitor’ sees everyone’s favourite bear getting festive and causing a little mayhem (see the advert below).

Combining the nostalgia and love for Paddington Bear with the Christmas advert and new film means the plush toy, book and other Paddington-themed gifts are sure to be a favourite amongst festive shoppers.

marks & spencer Christmas 2017 - Paddington Bear Plush

Paddington Bear Plush

marks & spencer Christmas 2017 - Paddington Bear Book

Paddington Bear Book

Featured Items

Pine Cone Gift Wrap, £4.50; Tartan Gift Wrap, £3.50; Robin Decoration, £7.50; Stag Decoration, £5.00; Nutcracker Decoration, £25.00; White Pine Cone Wreath, £15.00; Crochet Owl Kit, £10.00; Paint Your Own Magical Kingdom Kit, £12.00; Paddington Bear Plush, £12.00 and Paddington Bear Book, £14.00.

To find out more about the featured Christmas items please visit the Marks & Spencer website.

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