Guest blog: Christmas shopping at Essential Shops with Love2shop Gift Vouchers

Our colleagues at Park Christmas Savings, also part of Appreciate Group, wrote this fantastic blog on how to grab some great Christmas presents while doing your essential shopping with Love2shop Gift Vouchers.

Being restricted to shopping at essential stores doesn’t mean you can’t do some of your Christmas shopping and spend your Love2shop Gift Vouchers on festive food, drink and presents.

So, to help you navigate Christmas shopping with Love2shop Gift Vouchers in lockdown 2, we’ve put together a small guide. 

You can still spend your Love2shop Gift Vouchers in some of the most loved high street brands during the current restrictions including: 

  • Iceland 
  • Boots 
  • Wilko 
  • Halfords 
  • WH Smith (where there is an instore Post Office) 

But the great thing is, they stock plenty more than ‘essentials’, meaning you can take care of your gift shopping at the same time if you want. We picked out some of our favourite gifts that can still be bought right now  

Essential retailers accepting Love2shop products in November

There will still be plenty of retailers accepting Love2shop products throughout November’s new national restrictions and until all shops re-open. That includes a few brands that will become very popular as we get closer to Christmas.

Where you can still spend depends on which product your staff or customers have. If you know whether they’re using Love2shop Gift Cards, Gift Vouchers, or Contactless, click the the product below to skip to that product.

Please note, however, that when sharing this information with your staff, we must ask that you encourage your employees to stay safe while shopping for essentials: adhering to social distancing, wearing masks, and washing hands wherever possible.

Skip to a specific Love2shop product:

Essential retailers accepting Love2shop Gift Cards

Spending Love2shop Gift Cards online

Love2shop Gift Cards can also be spent online with the following retailers:

Love2shop Gift Card e-Gift Card exchange

The funds on a Love2shop Gift Card can also be swapped online at for an extra range of brands that includes at-home services and online shops.

Essential retailers accepting Love2shop Gift Vouchers

*WH Smith will accept Love2shop Gift Vouchers in locations with an attached Post Office

Essential retailers accepting Love2shop Contactless

Love2shop Contactless can be spent in-store throughout November at:

Spend Contactless online

Love2shop Contactless users also enjoy access to a huge variety of online shops to spend their reward. Too many to list here, truth be told! Take a look at the full list of websites and stores that accept Contactless here (PDF link).

If you have any questions, or concerns, you’re always welcome to get in touch. You can call us or use our live web chat during business hours, or send us an email on