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Get Christmas Wrapped Up With New York Bargain Breaks From Jet2.com

01st November 2011

  • Treat the family to some early Christmas Cheer
  • Shop ‘till you drop in the city that never sleeps from just £279.98 return including taxes

Cutting 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.

Christmas in New York

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 £668.

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 Bank

Written by Alastair

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November 01, 2011 at 15:26

Tagged with New York, Bargain Breaks, Christmas