The December Hot List 2020
The festive season is here! Although things are looking a little different this time, we will be bringing all the Christmas cheer into December as usual with some lovely things that will be sure to brighten up your year.
This month, we have some brilliant gifting ideas, entertainment and activities for the whole family. So, if you're looking to see this year off in style, there is definitely some fun to be had with our December Hot List 2020. Even better, we have a fabulous competition with 31 Dover with a chance to win a dazzling drinks bundle and the marvellous Makrana Marble Drinks Trolley. So what's not to love?!
So, however, you choose to spend your Christmas, we hope you have a positively glorious one and a happy New Year too!
Jane, Lucy & The Rockett St George Team x
Win - A Fully Stocked Boozy Bar Cart
December officially marks the start of party season!
So whilst we have to party at home this Christmas this by no means will us from sipping cocktails in style. As such, for this month's competition, we have partnered with drinks retailer, 31DOVER, to bring you an amazing prize. 31DOVER has a passion and spirit (excuse the pun) for good quality and highly curated booze making it the UK's fastest growing online drinks retailer. Delivering your drinks from established and high-quality brands, 31DOVER delivers your drinks the next day as standard.
So for our December Hot List, one lucky winner will WIN:
- Rockett St George Markrana Marble Drinks Trolley (RRP £310) x 1
- 70cl Crystal Head Onyx vodka x 1
- 70cl El Rayo Reposado tequila x 1
- 50cl Portofino gin x 1
- 75cl Bollinger Champagne x 1
- 70cl Warners Christmas Cake Gin x 1
- 70cl Amass vodka x 1
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Go - Activities To Get You Out & About
Whilst we may not be able to enjoy our usual indoor Christmas events and activities this year, we can still get outside this December for some festive fun.
Take a meander along The Thames with a takeaway coffee or hot chocolate and visit Tate Britains incredible light installation. Installed to celebrate Dilawi, this two-month light installation was designed by artist Chila Kumari Burman. The colourful installation features an incredible combination of Bollywood motifs, colonial history, Hindu mythology and personal memories from Burman's childhood. Moreover, it celebrates new beginnings and 'takes inspiration from the luminous struggles and victories of the past to offer hope for a brighter future' - Tate Britain. On top of this, The Tate is also hosting a number of online events throughout December. Our highlight would be the Uniqlo Tate Lates which can be streamed for free on YouTube on the 3rd of December between 19:00 - 20:30.
No matter what tier you are in, you can always get out for a lovely winter walk to blow away the cobwebs and boost your mood. The National Trust have hundreds of incredible walking destinations to explore with your friends and family. Alternatively, if you fancy a ramble by yourself, then why not listen to a funny podcast such as Shagged, Married, Annoyed or Lockdown Parenting Hell?! Additionally, catch-up on some hot culture by listening to the High Low or boost your mood with Fearne Cotton's Happy Place podcast. Finally, to finish off your winter walk, treat yourself to a devilishly good hot chocolate or Irish coffee with a drop of Bailey's to get into the Christmas spirit!
Other outdoor activities that you can also enjoy this winter:
Wondrous Woods, Edinburgh | Longleat Safari Park Land of Light, Wiltshire | Christmas at Kew Gardens, London | Blenheim Palace Illuminated Light Trail, Oxford
Edit - RSG Loves
With plenty of time spent at home with your nearest and dearest, we thought we'd give our top picks for the month. From thoughtful gifts and the best television to quirky activities and more, see below to discover our festive faves for the Christmas season.
What We're Watching
Based on the lives the royal family, The Crown is a historical drama that cleverly blends factual and fictional events. The latest season introduces Diana Spencer and Margaret Thatcher into the storyline covering many controversial topics from that period. The Crown delves into real life and speculation whilst mixing the two together to create a captivating drama that will have you hooked!
Directed by Steve McQueen, Small Axe is a series of films that touch on racism in London through history. Telling stories of black resilience, triumph and struggle, these films based on real-life events are both heartbreaking and moving. From the story of the Mangrove restaurant in Notting Hill to youths finding love at a house party in the 80s, Small Axe is a poignant and must-watch series.
An American mystery thriller based on the best selling novel, The Undoing is a new miniseries with a gripping storyline. Leaving you questioning who the murderer is after each episode, this new series starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant is the psychological drama that we've all been waiting for. If you're looking for something exciting to watch similar to Big Little Lies, then this is the show for you.
What We're Gifting
Products Featured: Cool Cherub In Sunglasses Statue, Rockett St George Scented Candles - Bliss & Mischief, Serene Leopard Candle Holder, Rockett St George Beeswax Food Wraps, Feed Your Soul Large Shopper Bag, Pretty Peacock Jewellery Dish & Ring Holder, Black Cotton Fucking Gorgeous Pouch Make Up Bag, Abseiling Man In Antique Rust.
Whether it's for a special someone, a family member or friend, our top gift picks are sure to put a smile on anyone's face. After all, it's the little things that make a house a home and with these glorious gifts, you really can't go wrong! Whatsmore, these affordable Christmas gift ideas are great stocking fillers but will also be treasured years to come. These gifts are thoughtful, quirky and promise to stand out from the rest!
What We're Doing
There's something so relaxing about sitting down and doing a puzzle. A creative outlet that is oh-so therapeutic, we have chosen some beautifully designed puzzles that will give you that all-important time away from your screens. So, for a chilled evening spent at home, our top puzzle picks include:
- Jonathan Adler Lips Puzzle
- Sunrise Sunset London Puzzle
- Jonathan Adler Rainbow Puzzle
- Life Before Social Media Puzzle
Life Unstyled School - For aspiring interior stylists and creatives alike, the Life Unstyled School have two amazing online courses for you. Featuring the 'How To Publish A Lifestyle Book' and the 'How To Create A Digital Moodboard / Presentation' course, these digital classes could pave the way for a whole new exciting career.
Learn To Knit With Knit Hub - A chance to really get creative and learn a new skill, Knit Hub are hosting a range of wonderful courses to get involved in. From gorgeous macrame wall hangings and crochet shoppers to woolly socks and hats, there are so many lovely things to make this winter.
Arts & Entertainment Masterclasses - Featuring thousands of lessons from the experts of every industry, Masterclass is a brilliantly insightful way of online learning. Moreover, if you are into design, food, music, sports, wellness or even something else, these online masterclasses will not disappoint. On top of this, a yearly subscription to Masterclass would be a great gift idea for someone who wants to discover their dream job. Additionally, for aspiring filmmakers, learn from Mira Nair and Jodie Foster about making your vision come to life!
Christmas wouldn't be the same without games nights spent with the family. So, gather your nearest and dearest together for some quirky games for all ages. Furthermore, if you are looking for something a little out of the ordinary, we have a great selection of games to keep you entertained through the festive season below.
- Host Your Own Pub Quiz
- Fantastic Women: A Card Game For Change Makers
- Bowie Bingo Game
- Christian La Croix Playing Cards
Decorate - A Fabulously Quirky Christmas
Products Featured: Honeycomb Ball Decoration - Mustard Gold, Honeycomb Ball Decoration - Chocolate Brown, Honeycomb Ball Decoration - Gold, Gold Bells Garland Decoration, Faux Trailing Lead Garland, Twinkle Decorative Light Spray, Red Paper Star Hanging Decoration, Dark Gold Glitter Paper Star Hanging Decoration, Light Gold Glitter Star Christmas Tree Decoration, Beautiful Dinner Candle Rich Burgundy.
At Rockett St George, we believe what better way is there bring joy into your home than with some dazzling decorations?! So, if you are starting to curate your festive scheme, we have created a list of our favourite ideas for every corner. From the all-important tree, the table and the rest of your home, see below to find out how you can transform your space this Christmas in effortless style!
For The Tree
For The Table
There is something so special about setting the table for Christmas. So, this year, bring an eclectic yet elegant style to your dining area with our fabulously festive decor. Moreover, getting ready for the family feast is one of the best parts and with these accessories, you can add a totally unique glamour to your table! Using our Set Of 6 Two-Tone Star Luxury Christmas Crackers, Pikes At Rockett St George Champagne Cocktail Glass, Winking Mona Lisa Plates and the Light Gold Glitter Star, you will be guaranteed a Christmas to remember!
For The Home
It's the little things around the home that make for a magical Christmas. So, whether you are going for a rock'n'roll Scheme or sumptuously serene decor, these treasures are bound to elevate your look. Shop the Black Glitter Star, Honeycomb Ball Decorations In Berry Pink, Honeycomb Ball Decorations In Moss Green, Gold Glitter Star for a marvellously chic scheme.
Our Creative Customer's Homes
Our lovely customers have been posting some gorgeous photos of their Christmas decor this year and we are loving it! Even better, if you have started to decorate for the season of festivities, then you will love this month's competition below. Thank you for showing us your beautiful creations!
See - Christmas TV
This marvellous family comedy is back with a Christmas special! Following a young couple in their newly inherited haunted country house, Alison and Mike Cooper invite their family over for a Christmas dinner for what they hope will be the perfect evening. Yet, little do they know, the ghosts have a different idea in mind for how the night should play out. Watch along to see the hilarious plans the ghosts have in store for them!
- Elf - 15th December - ITV 1
- The Grinch - Sky Cinema & Now TV
- The Snowman - Christmas Day - BBC 1
- Home Alone 2 - Lost In New York - Christmas Day - Channel 4
- Love, Actually - Amazon Prime
Shop - Liberty London
The Rockett St George Concession at Liberty London will be re-opening from the 2nd of December. Wahoo!
We are so excited to welcome you back at the most glittering and magical time of the year. What's more, Liberty has implemented safety measures to keep you and staff members safe whilst you shop. This includes hand sanitizer stations and a one-way system throughout the store. So, why not visit the Rockett St George concession on the 3rd Floor of Liberty to get you in the mood for Christmas?!
Now on the 3rd floor, we have transformed the Rockett St George concession, giving it a fresh new look. When visiting us at Liberty, expect to find fabulous new collections, bestselling designs and unique pieces alike! We can't wait to welcome our customers for a safe shopping experience through the festive period. So, if you are nearby, don't forget to pop in and do a spot of shopping, you will not regret it!
Enter - Facebook & Instagram Competiton
Want to win a £50 e-voucher to spend online at Rockett St George?! If so, for this month's Instagram & Facebook competition, our new theme is #MyFestiveHome.
To enter the competition simply follow the steps below:
- Take a picture of a fabulously festive style spot in your home.
- Head over to Instagram or Facebook and post the picture to your feed. You'll need to use our @rockettstgeorge.co.uk handle with the hashtags #rockettstgeorge and #MyFestiveHome to make sure we get your entry.
- And, that's it! Don't forget, you have until midnight on Tuesday the 29th December to enter. The winner will be announced on the January Hot List 2021. Good Luck!
For our November Hot List, our competition theme was #MyCocktailCorner where we invited you to share your dazzling drinks areas. There were plenty of magnificent entries this month from boldly beautiful bars to delightful drinks trolleys. But, one entry really caught our eye!
We are so pleased to announce that this month's winner of the #MyCocktailCorner competition is @barbra_the_cockapoo! Featuring the marvellous Cole & Son Palm Jungle Wallpaper and our Vintage Style Twin Stalk Palm Tree Floor Lamp, this gin station has been styled to perfection by our fabulous furry friend!
Inspiration - 'Tis The Season
'Tis the season to celebrate! So this month, we are lusting over Co-Founder Jane Rockett's moodboards that are filled with festive fun! Showcasing a carefree vibe with a hint of quirky glam, you can find inspo for every interior scheme here. To get into the Christmas spirit, follow @rockettstgeorge for some dazzling decor ideas and more...
Follow Jane on Instagram here.
Playlist - Decorate & Celebrate Whilst Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
Finally, it's time for our December Playlist! This year, we thought we'd do something a little different. It's time to Decorate & Celebrate! So, for every quirky Christmas decoration, we have paired it with a song! Whatsmore, this makes for a totally unique soundtrack to your festive celebrations or evening of tree decorating.
Now, it's time to grab a drink and let's decorate and celebrate! Click or tap each song below to discover which extraordinary decoration we have paired with which song. The perfect eclectic soundtrack to decorate the tree or wrap presents...
Click Each Song To View The Quirky Decoration That We Paired With It:
- All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
- Life On Mars? - David Bowie
- I Want To Break Free - Queen
- Driving Home For Christmas - Chris Rea
- Sweet Child O’ Mine - Guns N’ Roses
- Play The Funky Music - Wild Cherry
- Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
- Vogue - Madonna
- Kiss With A Fist - Florence & The Machine
- Suit & Tie - Justin Timberlake
- Legs - Lucian Piane
- Black & Gold - Sam Sparro
- Fuck You - Lily Allen
- Happy Birthday - Stevie Wonder
- Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley
And...Click here to listen to the Decorate & Celebrate Playlist!