Whisper it. “Christmas is just around the corner.” In this Covid-world, who knows what Christmas will mean in 2020 in terms of who we can see or what our day will be like? One thing is certain, however, and that is it will be a time to cherish with whoever is in our bubble. Making that extra little effort in terms of thoughtful gift-giving could also go a long way to making the day that bit more special for so many of our friends and family.
Christmas shopping this year has had a bit of a head start. With new covid restrictions coming into force regularly, it seems many of us are taking the opportunity to get organised and start our Christmas shopping early, particularly as we'll be relying rather heavily on online shopping and deliveries to arrive in good time.
We've also had quite the year of not being able to see friends and family so we've been hearing from many Cocorosers that they're sending "just a little something" in the post. A little gift to cheer up loved ones. So lovely.
With all this in mind, we've been busy little elves in Cocorose HQ and have been working on some perfect Christmas gifts for 2020.
First up is our most wonderful “Out and About Kit.” A beautiful and incredibly relevant gift-of-the-times, our super stylish, covid-ready kit contains your essential items for when you're out and about on those shopping trips and public transport. The Kit includes a cotton or silk face mask of your choice, a 60ml bottle of refreshing Tea Tree & Lemongrass Hand Sanitiser Spray and a 60ml bottle of the most beautiful Damask Rose Hand Lotion. You even get to choose the little pouch that all these items come packed in and we'll wrap up your kit in our festive red tissue paper.
What’s so lovely about our Out & About Kit is that it is customisable so you can choose the pouch and whether you'd like a cotton or silk face covering, so you can really tailor your gift for those in mind.
To start, simply head to our Out & About page here and then select whether you'd like to go for a Cotton or Silk face covering kit. Once you've made that decision, you can then select the colour of your pouch (there are 3 gorgeous options to choose from), add the Hand Sanitiser Spray, add the Hand Lotion and then select your face covering of choice.
Having mentioned face masks, it’d be remiss not to elaborate on our splendid Cocorose options. We have the most fabulous collection of cotton and silk face masks, including curved and pleated styles, floral, polka dots, gingham, plain and even festive prints, in both adult and children's sizes. All of our face masks are soft, lightweight and breathable; have elastic ear loops with a sliding knot system for adjusting the length and size; are double layered with a filter pocket in which you can insert a filter for triple layered protection; and have a contoured shape or non-intrusive nose wire in our pleated styles for a snug and comfy fit. Beautifully made in either cotton or silk, each of our masks come with a matching storage pouch for hygiene purposes as well as being super practical and Christmas pressy-ready!
And, as if all that isn't enough, we make donations from our Face Mask sales to The Honeypot Children's Charity, who provide respite breaks & outreach support to young carers aged 5 to 12 years old. With your help so far, we're on course to reach our target and raise over £10,000 this year for these incredibly brave and inspirational young carers.
“Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.” - Marilyn Monroe.
Perhaps the idea of what constitutes “the right shoes” has changed since her day, with a shift away from high heels to more comfortable trainers and similar footwear, but the idea remains valid. Luckily, we are here for you and our shoe elves have been hard at work getting our new designs ready for the gifting season!
Designer trainers are well and truly trending and wow, have we got a star studded collection for you! Our signature, star motif comes in a range of colours, from pastel pink and gold to white and red and soon, navy and pewter.
Our star-spangled gold Hoxton leather trainers have been trending since we launched them, proving one of our most successful designer trainers. They're so incredibly versatile and striking but without being overly blingy and OTT!
It's a hard decision - Stars or Rainbows - but we also have the most fantastic, pastel printed rainbows on either white or dove grey leather. These were designed over the national lockdown back in March, inspired by the Rainbows of Hope drawn by so many children all around the country and put into the windows of homes to help pull the country together and soldier on. For every sale of our Rainbow trainers, we also donate £20 to the wonderful people at The Honeypot Children's Charity.
And finally, let’s take a look at just why our signature foldable shoes offer a perfect and wholly unique Christmas gift idea for 2020. Not only are our foldable shoes (such as these Barbican Desert Rose pair) great for popping in the handbag to slip on and give your feet a break with their trademark comfort and lightweight build, but they also make for stunningly comfortable shoes to wear around the house. With many of us working more from home, but also doing Zoom / Team meetings, there are so many designs that bridge the gap between casual and formal that so many women are opting for.
Christmas 2020... let's hope that we'll be able to be with our friends and family at this most important time of the year. This is, afterall, what Christmas is all about. Being together, sharing the love and the (bad!) Christmas jokes, wearing goofy Christmas jumpers, having a few heated discussions (come on, it wouldn't be Christmas without it!) and just having a wonderful time together. And if you're after some beautiful Christmas presents, then we would love to be a part of your Christmas shopping this year.