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Our New Christmas TV Ad Celebrates our Loved Ones for Who They Really are…Told Through the Eyes of a Teenager

08 November 2018

‘Get them something that says…you get them’ recognises our closest bonds during the festive season with a story of a daughter seeing her mum for who she really is for the very first time

Today, Boots UK unveils its Christmas campaign, ‘Get them something that says…you get them’, an idea which brings to life that magical feeling of giving or receiving a gift which really celebrates each person’s uniqueness.

The advert follows the story of a mum and daughter in the build up to Christmas – Clare and Molly. The film begins as Clare is attempting to put Molly’s hair in a fancy up-do, and not quite succeeding. In the following scenes, Molly continues to exhibit typical teenage behaviour acting like she’s centre of the universe, while her mum patiently tries to guide her through these moments, seeing beauty play a role in their relationship.

Later in the film, Molly finds herself in a Christmas market, and she hears music. Wondering what everyone is watching, she is stunned to see her mum, singing confidently and looking beautiful as part of a choir, which includes Boots colleagues and London community choirs. Shocked at seeing her mum in an entirely new light, she decides to get her a gift which really ‘gets’ her – a red lipstick for her next performance. The music in the ad is a take on ‘She’s The One’ by Robbie Williams – instead the track is called ‘She’s Me Mum’.

Marketing Director for Boots UK and Ireland, Helen Normoyle explains, “Christmas and the festive period is a perfect time to bring together friends and family, and we wanted to really celebrate this special connection by focusing in on the spirit of beauty gifts showing you really understand your loved ones. The story charting the relationship between the mum and daughter was a perfect example of how even when we’re close to the ones we love, we can often take their unique traits for granted. Working with our own Boots colleagues in the choir and having a fresh take on a well-known song provided a fun and touching way to bring our proposition to life.

Sam Cartmell, Executive Creative Director at Ogilvy UK, said, “We really wanted the Boots festive campaign to delve into the very human, personal side of gifting at Christmas. There’s such a wonderful feeling when a loved one receives something that’s truly unique to them, showing that personal touch. We hope the film and the overarching idea of ‘Get them something that says…you get them’ will inspire everyone to take a moment to appreciate their loved ones this Christmas with the perfect gift.”