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Who's made you feel good this year? Make them feel great in return with Christmas gifts from Boots UK

07 November 2013
Feature Healthcare
The smiliest girl in accounts...the ceaselessly jolly child minder...the always-there-for-you dad? We all have people in our lives who make us feel great all year round. This Christmas, Boots UK hopes to inspire the nation to make all those special someones feel good in return.
“There are people all around us who pepper our lives with smiles, pick me ups and moments of kindness. Sometimes they go out of their way to help us, other times it's just them being them,” explains Annabel Franks, Head of Christmas and Exclusives, Boots UK. 
Bringing the campaign to life is a 60 second TV advert which airs Friday, 8 November during Coronation Street. The unlikely hero of the ad is a teenage ‘hoody’, not playing knock-a-door run as it first appears but actually hand-delivering thoughtful gifts to all those who have touched his life and made him feel good throughout the year. From the Philips groomer for the bushy eye-browed teacher who helped him pass his Maths exam, to the Marc Jacobs perfume for ‘the fittest girl in year ten’, to the No7 gift for the lady who believed in him enough to offer him his first Saturday job, the advert shows the breadth and variety of gifts available at Boots UK.
“With exciting collaborations this year, including partnerships with Jenny Packham, Fearne Cotton, the Hairy Bikers, Ted Baker and French Connection, all at incredible, high-street prices, we hope that our customers can find just the gift to make the people who make them feel good, feel good in return this Christmas,” Annabel continues.
The Boots UK Christmas gift guide is in-store and online now at Plus customers can now order by 2pm and collect in-store from 2pm the next day in over 2,300 stores. This offer means that all stores can be Christmas ‘super stores’ with access to the full range from even the most rural of areas, as well as offering an alternative to people who live near larger stores who want to avoid the crowds, or do not want to miss out on one of the great value offers.
And, with a broader range of great value Christmas gifts than ever before, plus the biggest range of 3 for 2 with more children's clothing, indulgent bathing, games, and fragrance, the leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer is perfectly placed to help customers show their appreciation and make the people who have made them feel good, feel good too.
Note to Editors
To request further ad stills, gifting ideas or information on Christmas value offers please contact the Boots press office: 0207 025 6677 or email
The Boots Christmas campaign is bigger than ever. The full 60 second advert is complemented by 40 and 30 second cut downs, and TV will be supported by print and digital advertising, direct marketing (including personalised emails and direct mails) and PR. Customers will get to see the advert first, with an email to Advantage Card holders and an unveiling to the Boots Facebook community in advance of the TV premier.

Creative Agency           Mother
Creative Directors         Mother
Creatives                      Mother
Planner                         Mother
Agency                         Producer Mother
Director                        Jeff Labbe
Production Co              Sonny
Producer                      Alicia Richards
Editor                           Speade
Post Production           MPC
Audio post-production Factory
Sound                         Design Factory
Music Arrangement     Bronski Beat Small Town Boy
DoP                             Tom Townend
About Boots UK

Boots UK is the leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer in the UK, with close to 2,500 Boots UK stores and around 60,000 employees. Boots UK’s purpose is to help customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible. Customers are at the heart of our business which is committed to providing exceptional customer and patient care, be the first choice for pharmacy and healthcare, offer innovative products 'only at Boots' such as the UK’s leading skincare brand No7, all delivered with the great value our customers love. Created over 160 years ago, the Boots brand is still at the heart of the communities it serves.

Boots UK is a member of Alliance Boots, a leading international, pharmacy-led health and beauty group delivering a range of products and services to customers. Working in close partnership with manufacturers and pharmacists, Alliance Boots is committed to improving health in the local communities it serves and helping its customers and patients to look and feel their best. Its focus is on growing its two core businesses: pharmacy-led health and beauty retailing and pharmaceutical wholesaling and distribution. Alliance Boots has a presence in more than 25* countries and employs over 108,000* people. Alliance Boots has pharmacy-led health and beauty retail businesses in nine* countries and operates more than 3,100* health and beauty retail stores, of which just over 3,000* have a pharmacy.

*Figures are approximate as at 31 March 2013 and include associates and joint ventures.


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Boots is the UK’s leading health and beauty retailer with over 52,000 team members and 2,100 stores, ranging from local community pharmacies to large destination health and beauty stores.*

Boots serves its customers and patients for life as the leading provider of healthcare on the high street and the UK’s number one beauty destination. It offers an unrivalled depth and breadth of products, which incorporates its extensive own brand range and innovative portfolio of brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle Beauty and Sleek MakeUP.

2024 marks Boots’ 175th anniversary year. Founder John Boot opened a herbalist store in Nottingham in 1849 to offer an affordable alternative to traditional medicines. His son Jesse expanded the business to become a modern retailer and the biggest chemist in Britain. Throughout its history, Boots has listened, learned and innovated, and it continues to challenge itself to improve its products and services every day.

Boots is part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, which is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail.  More company information is available on

*Figures accurate as of 30 November 2023