01st November 2011
- Treat the family to some early Christmas
- Shop ‘till you drop in the city that never
sleeps from just £279.98 return including taxes
the cost of Christmas whilst soaking up some Yuletide spirit couldn’t be easier
thanks to great value direct flights to the Big Apple from Jet2.com.
On average, Britons are
estimated to spend up to £857* to give their families a Christmas to remember
but with Jet2.com’s friendly low fares from just £279.98 return including taxes – families can savour the season’s
magic New York style, AND make
savings on this Christmas’s must-have gifts.
A stocking filled with all this
year’s must-have gifts includes an iPhone
4S, feet warming UGGs and top toy for this year, the Fijit Friend – together these items add
up to a whopping £1,281 in the UK. Savvy shoppers can fill the same stocking in
New York’s famous Christmas winter wonderland for almost half the price at just
Steve Heapy, Chief Commercial
Officer of Jet2.com, said: “Despite the difficult financial
climate, families still want a Christmas to remember. With these great value
deals, there’s no need to spend hours trawling the UK high streets for gifts
that you can pay less for elsewhere. Making the most of the favourable exchange
rate, a direct flight across the pond to pick up some amazing bargains whilst
treating the family to a sensational Christmas experience could keep everyone,
and their wallets, happy!
“What’s more, with Jet2.com’s generous
22kg baggage allowance, there’s plenty of room to fill suitcases with bargains
from all the favourite New York stores.”
New York Christmas Gift Savers
- Gadget lovers should head to Apple’s store on
Fifth Avenue where the recently launched iPhone 4S is available for a wallet
friendly $199 – which means a massive saving of £372.86. Apple devotees will also make their dollars
go further with an iPad2 for $499 in NY, saving more than £82.
- As any fashion conscious New Yorker knows UGG
boots are the only way to stay warm in sub-zero winter weather. Retailing at
around £215 in the UK, these cosy feet treats can be snapped up state side for
just $180 – a massive £100 saving.
- Must have toy, Fijit Friends is a snip at
$49.99 –nearly half the price than in UK toy shops. Of course, just stepping
inside the famed New York toyshop, FAO Schwarz will keep kids, large and small
entertained for hours!
- Discerning fashionistas, and their loved ones, will
also know that Tiffany’s is the only place to go for jewellery. A sterling silver
Tiffany Locks mini heart lock bracelet retails for $125 - more than £20 cheaper
than in the UK.
- Look like a celebrity and stock up on some
luxury beauty products from Creme de la Mer, where a lip plumping balm is only
£28 – a third of the UK cost!
Techie trendsetters can even be the first to pick up the new Amazon Kindle Fire which has not yet been given a release date
in the UK but is set to fly off shelves in the US in time for Christmas. At
just $199, that’s a high tech saving of £100.
As well as bagging a bargain on festive favourites, shoppers will also be
able to stock up on American brands like American Eagle Outfitters and J-Crew
that are still unavailable on British shores.
Plus the annual Union Square Christmas Market is worth a trip to find some more
unusual gems perfect for last minute stocking fillers.
With Christmas presents picked, there’s
plenty to do to sprinkle some festive family fun on the trip. From catching a spectacular
show like Spiderman or Mary Poppins on Broadway, to gliding on ice skates
around Central Park and finishing with a visit to the 75ft Christmas tree at
the Rockefeller Centre, families will certainly feel Christmas has come early!
For more information or to book a great value New York
Christmas getaway, visit www.jet2.com
*Figure provided by Vanquis
Posted in Announcements
November 01, 2011 at 15:10
Tagged with NYC, New York, Bargain, Breaks