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December is here and so is chaos – putting up decorations, getting ready to go away, or spring cleaning the house before guests arrive… the to-do list is endless! And if you’re still shopping for gifts, finding the perfect present can be a complete nightmare. Luckily for you, at Blue Route Mall we’ve got everything you need to make Christmas shopping as stress-free as possible, along with some unique gift ideas too…

The gift of quiet time. On a scale of 1 to 10, dragging bored, cranky children around with you while you’re searching for presents probably rates about a -5. This year do yourself and your children a favour by giving them something fun to do while you crack on with the Christmas shopping. The Kids Shack on the first floor is the perfect place for your little ones to play, packed with fun activities like slides, a jungle gym, ball pond, fantasy play areas and more – and it’s staffed by experienced child carers too. Simply drop the kids off while you get your shopping done in peace and quiet, and pick them up when you’re done – everybody wins!


The gift of family time. Can’t think of what to do with the kids while they’re on holiday? Make some memories by planning a family outing – and where better to sit and relax than at the cinema! Take your pick of the movies on offer at each of Ster Kinekor’s eight screens, get yourselves some snacks, then sit back and enjoy the show. There will always be some new toy or gadget to buy, but time spent together as a family is something you can’t put a price on.


The gift that keeps on giving. Embrace the spirit of giving this festive season and pay a visit to the Blood Donation Centre. Not only does giving blood help to burn calories (just what you need at this time of year!), it can help to reduce your risk of heart disease and high cholesterol too. Plus, more importantly, just one donation can save three lives – far more valuable than any traditional gift could ever be.

The Blood Donation Centre

The gift of free time. Buying gifts is one thing – wrapping them is another. Just think of the hours you spend on wrapping presents every Christmas; time that you could be spending with loved ones instead. This year, give yourself some much-needed time off and leave the wrapping to the professionals. Simply purchase your gift wrap and accessories from Cardies, and they’ll take care of all your wrapping absolutely free, giving you more time to spend enjoying yourself, and less time hiding half-wrapped gifts from curious little ones.


And just in case you thought we’d forgotten…

Last-minute gifts. As organised as you are, there’s always something that gets forgotten when it comes to buying gifts. And that’s what stores like Toy Kingdom, BT Games, and Tokai Arts & Crafts are for. No matter what you’re looking for, from toys and puzzles to consoles and video games or learning and education, you’ll find everything you need – and longer to shop for it too, thanks to extended opening hours. Whatever you need to make the season bright, you’ll find it waiting for you at Blue Route Mall. So have yourself a merry little Christmas, with our compliments!

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