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#FortnumsChristmas: The Christmas Shop at Piccadilly


Most people deck the halls sometime between the middle of October and the start of December. But not us. We start a little earlier than that. Here at Piccadilly, preparations for the all-important festive season begin in earnest in July, and our Christmas Shop - around which we're shortly to go adventuring - opens in August.

At that admittedly early point - when the trees go up, the decorations are hung, when baubles are polished, crackers stacked, fairy lights strewn, and Christmas music spun - the countdown to the big day truly begins.

For all who haven't yet been, here is a small taste of what to expect in this magical space on our First Floor...


PACKED FULL OF CHRISTMAS


The Fortmason Hamper


The Home of Christmas

Fortnum's has been the home of Christmas for over 300 years.

You learn quite a bit over three centuries' of festivities and our Christmas Shop is overflowing with picked, packed and pulled delights that are sure to keep your home glistening and glowing till Boxing Day.

From crackers filled with gifts you'll want to keep, decorations for every kind of festive theme you could imagine and advent calendars that will bring a renewed pleasure to the agonizing wait for the big day, there's no place like Fortnum's to disover the joy of Christmas.

PACKED FULL OF CHRISTMAS


The Grosvenor Hamper


Let The Countdown Commence!

There is only one way to count down the December days, and that is with an advent calendar.

Larger than Father Christmas' Boxing Day waistline, our range of calendars encompasses everything from wooden keepsakes, refillable every year with Fortnum's chocolates, to calendars for tea-lovers which hide a different Fortnum's tea behind each door, music making advent calendars and more.

If ever there was a time to break any foolish self-imposed 'one advent calendar only' rule, it's now.


PACKED FULL OF CHRISTMAS


The Soirée Hamper

Deck The Halls

The list of Christmas decorations available from our Christmas Shop is longer than this year's naughty and nice lists combined.

Whether you are looking for a Fortnum's classic, traditionally embroidered, glittering baubles, or that most essential of festive decorations - a large standing santa, of course - you can be sure of finding it here.

Whatever your colour theme this year, we have all manner of decorations and ornaments - from the small to the life-size - to bring some festive joy into your home. Now, all that's left to do is to choose your favourite.

PACKED FULL OF CHRISTMAS


CRACKERS

Things That Make You Go Boom!

We have a long relationship with crackers. Way back when, we dedicated a whole shop to the things.

Previous designs of explodable party pieces have been turkey, champagne bottle, beer barrel and Christmas cake-shaped, while the giant tug-of-war crackers we once made ranged from 2ft to 6ft long and were often so explosive they would fail modern health and safety standards.

Back in the here and now, our cracker range remains suitably impressive, from our extraordinary £5,000 Midas Touch Crackers, to our Glittering Christmas Crackers, containing tea, honey, chocolate, and more. Cracking, you might say.