Yearly Archives: 2013

Beth Croad: All I want for Christmas…

With Christmas around the corner, we ask Harveys’ staff what’s on their Christmas wish list this year.

Beth Croad
Beth is a Sales Assistant in our Accessories department.
She tells us what she’d like to find under the tree on Christmas morning.

Jimmy Choo Giftset
£49.00 Cosmetics department

“I’ve chosen this because Jimmy Choo is my favourite perfume and in this gift set you get a 60ml perfume and body lotion. The 60ml perfume is £49 on its own, so this is a great buy as the body lotion is free!”

Jimmy Choo

Red Hunter Wellies
£89.99, Shoe department

“I’ve chosen these wellies to wear in winter to take my new puppy out for walks in the rain and snow and I also love the colour!”

Hunter wellies

Selena Secrets pink onesie
£29.99, Lingerie department

“I’ve chosen this onesie as this will be great to wear over Christmas while it’s freezing outside. It’s so soft and lovely and warm.”

selena secrets pink onsie

Fossil Bowling grab bag
£189.99, Accessories

“I really like this handbag, it’s a good size so I will be able to fit everything in I need. I also like the colour as I will be able to use it with many different outfits. It’s great quality, made of leather and will last me for a long while “

Fossil bag

Lucia Sabetti: All I want for Christmas is…

With Christmas around the corner, we ask Harveys’ staff what’s on their Christmas wish list this year.

Lucia is a Kitchen Assistant in our restaurant.
She tells us what she’d like to find under the tree on Christmas morning.

Yoshi Bag
£73.99 Accessories department

“This is a stylish black satchel, it will go with any outfit and can be worn with casual or dressy clothes.

It’s also very durable and waterproof which is great for when it’s snowing and raining.”


Marc Jacobs Eau de Parfum
£68 (100ml), Cosmetics department

“I love this perfume – it smells gorgeous and lasts all day with only one application.”

Marc Jacobs

Lunar Elegance Shoes
£69.99, Shoe department

“They are perfect for Christmas! They sparkle and glisten which is great for any Christmas outfit! Perfect for Christmas parties.”


Cotton Real dressing gown
£45.00, Lingerie department

“It’s Christmassy, comfy and cosy! Who wouldn’t want one?”


Shimmer and shine – it’s Christmas time

Learn how to do your Christmas party make up like a pro at our Benefits Master Class


When: Saturday 7 December, 12.30-2.30pm

Tickets: £5 redeemable against any products purchased on the day.

How to book:  Call 01422 331188 or ask at our Benefit counter

There will be a prize raffle and a free gift for each customer. Book now to avoid disappointment!

‘Tis the season to be jolly

Enjoy the festive atmosphere at Upstairs at Harveys, where you’ll be serenaded by carol singers on select dates during December.

Christmas Exterior Shot

You can also sample our special Christmas Menu from Sunday 1 December to Saturday 4 January. Specials include Roast Turkey Dinner, Christmas Panini, Roast Turkey Sandwich, Christmas Pudding, Sherry Trifle and Mulled Wine, as well as some of our usual favourites.

Carol singing dates:

Thursday 5 December
Holy Trinity Brownies Choir 6pm

Thursday 12 December
All Saints School Choir 6pm
All Saints Adult Choir 7pm

Thursday 19 December
Bolton Brow School Choir 5pm
Southowram Singers 6pm

Monday 23 December
Churches Together 6-7.30pm

Christmas made easy at Harveys

MariaInspiring gift ideas and festive fun for all the family

Maria, our resident blogger, finds fabulous gift ideas and festive inspiration in the Gifts & Cards department.

It’s here! It’s here! ‘Holidays are coming, holidays are coming’, so the famous drinks company tells us.  I know the Americans are busy preparing themselves for Thanksgiving and as soon as that is over they will be hurtling towards Christmas.  But it doesn’t need to be like that for you.

With our help you can begin your preparations in reasonable time, thus enjoying the whole Christmas experience.  It is true what they say, Christmas does come round at the same time every year but we are still surprised and caught out by it.  But not this year!

Let’s make a list, and at times like this it is good to be organised.

Christmas cards

blog_maria_christmas_cardsHave you visited our card department recently?  Well, it is fantastic. You can find cards for nearly every occasion and what’s more we now sell stamps! You can now buy books of stamps at the till when you purchase your cards,  saving you time as you won’t need to queue across the road to buy stamps – unless you are posting abroad of course.  To help you prioritise your Christmas card buying and posting here are the final posting dates for Christmas cards.

International Airmail

Wednesday4 DecemberAsia, Far East (including Japan), New Zealand
Thursday5 DecemberAustralia
Friday6 DecemberAfrica, Caribbean, Central and South America, Middle East
Monday9 DecemberCyprus, Eastern Europe
Tuesday10 DecemberCanada, France, Greece and Poland
Friday13 DecemberUSA
Saturday14 DecemberWestern Europe (excluding France, Greece and Poland)

UK Inland

Wednesday18 December2nd class and Royal Mail signed for
Friday20 December1st class and Royal Mail signed for
Monday23 DecemberRoyal Mail special delivery guaranteed

There are Christmas cards for different members of the family, friends and neighbours. If you want to give them something they can keep, we have some lovely personalised Christmas baubles that double as mini money boxes – a great alternative to a money card!  We also have a variety of boxed charity Christmas cards to choose from.  So why not come in and take a look for yourself.

Christmas Gifts

If you’d like some Christmas gift inspiration, various members of our team have been asked to make a wish list of the items they would like to receive this Christmas. Watch out for these on our website and on Facebook and Twitter over the next few weeks.

In the meantime, let me tell you about the things we have in our gift department from stocking fillers and table talkers to main presents that are a little bit different.

We have games from Dr. Who, QI board games, Bendomino, large print Scrabble and Passout to the classic retro games we used to play when we were younger such as Jacks, table skittles, tiddlywinks and magnetic fishing. And do you know? They are proving to be very popular!

Christmas drinks

Christmas drinks

We have books for the lateral thinker, joke books and beautiful books for children to keep.  There are games to play at the table on Christmas Day or Boxing Day and stocking fillers in abundance.

We have whisky gift sets, port sets including port and cheese board, wine sets, Baileys sets, Bordeaux lovers case and a chocolate lovers hamper.  There are Christmas spirits from Friary Liqueur – we have had a tasting and they are delicious.

There are foodie gifts from Mrs Bridges and delicious after dinner chocolates.

We have chocolate fondues, and popcorn makers, crafting gifts such as mugs for children to paint, knitting and weaving sets, jigsaws and jigsaw rolls.

Edge Sculpture - Owl

Edge Sculpture – Owl

There are candles and scents galore – I always like coming down to the gift department this time of year the scents are so warm and cosy. Yankee Candles have some new fragrances out this year:  Snowflake Cookie, Merry Marshmallow, Christmas Memories, Season of Peace and Sugared Apple. They smell delicious, I could just eat them!  We also have the Wax Lyrical candles and the accessories for the candles are beautiful, but if you are worried about the flame, there are reed diffusers that give out a lovely scent all the time.

We have advent calendars, calendars and diaries, notebooks, pens and pen sets.  There are picture frames, wine glasses, ‘shoe’ wine bottle holders and stoppers

At the other end of the scale we have a variety of Edge Sculptures from the large gorilla, to small plants and animals

….and this year, exclusive to Harveys as a member of Associated Independent Stores, is the Harvey Bear!  You will find them scattered around the store, come in and feel the cuddly softness.

Harvey bear

Harvey bear

But it’s not just for Christmas we have gifts for all occasions, birthdays, weddings, christenings and even if it is just to say thank you we will have something.

Gift wrapping

Whether it’s a Christmas, wedding, christening, birthday or a just because gift, your gift choice can be beautifully gift wrapped free of charge.  You can choose from the corporate silver wrapping paper or buy from our range of luxurious wrapping papers and we will wrap it for you.

If you are buying gifts throughout the store you are very welcome to come down to the gift department choose your wrapping paper and we will wrap the gift for you.

This Christmas all donations from our festive gift wrapping service will go to the Community Foundation of Calderdale Christmas Meal Appeal.

Until the next time, when we will talk about cooking and table settings. Happy shopping and see you in store.