Something to take the stress out of the day

It's been a stressful year for most of us, so anything that can help alleviate some of that day-to-day tension and help us take a moment is good in our books. An electric diffuser like Neal's Yard Remedies' elegant bamboo Esta Aroma Diffuser will bring a touch of aromatic eco-lux living to any room, it's simple to use - just add water and a few drops of your essential oils and aromatherapy blends.

Alternatively, a classic scented candle always goes down a treat - try The White Company or Jo Malone London

Something for the (not so) weary traveller

Okay, 2020 has been a bad year for getting away! So let's look forward to 2021 and beyond. Here's just a few things for all those stuck indoor travellers who are ready and waiting to jump on a Eurostar in the new year.

If we plan to pack in some weekend breaks in 2021 then we're going to need a new weekend holdall, just like this navy Longchamp over-the-shoulder bag from Rolling Luggage.

If 2021 is going to be the year of renewed explorations then we better kit ourselves with a new travel journal. Record your 2021 adventures in a journal from Paperchase.

Take that extra creative leap and gift a scrapbook to the wanderlust, like the below scrapbooks (also from Paperchase).

Gift a Good Read

There's nothing quite like getting your head into a good book. Whether you're buying for an avid bookworm or an occasional reader, the station's Hatchards has you covered. 

When we asked the store's booksellers for recommendations, they suggested a couple of standout new reads; their first recommendation is A Promised Land, Barack Obama's presidential memoire which takes readers on a journey from his first political aspirations all the way through to landmark moments during his presidency, all done in the most eloquent prose.

The second of Hatchards' recommendations was Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell, winner of Waterstones Book of the Year and Women's Prize of Fiction 2020.

Hamnet is a novel inspired by the son of a famous playwright. It is a story of the bond between twins, and of a marriage pushed to the brink by grief. It is also the story of a kestrel and its mistress; a flea that boards a ship in Alexandria; and a glovemaker's son who flouts convention in pursuit of the woman he loves. Above all, it is a tender and unforgettable reimagining of a boy whose life has been all but forgotten, but whose name was given to one of the most celebrated plays ever written.

These are just two of Hatchards' recommendations, we'd love to offer more but we know our favourites list would go on and on... 

A new favourite mug

We spotted these stylish geometric initial print mugs from Paperchase, the perfect stocking-filler for the tea and coffee drinker who has everything! If you're getting a new mug, then you may as well find something to put in it - head to our Fortnum's to pick out a tasty tea to go with.

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  • Boots Pharmacy at St. Pancras, London, King's Cross.

    Boots

    The station's Boots offers a large range of health & beauty products and services, as well as a midnight pharmacy and any tra...

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  • Chanel

    Designer, visionary, artist, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ CHANEL reinvented fashion by transcending its conventions, creating an uncompli...

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  • Eye Candy St. Pancras | Nails & Beauticians | Beauty Treatments | London,  King's Cross.

    Eyecandy

    Short on time but need to glam up? Then treat yourself to one of Eyecandy’s express beauty treatments – a quick manicure or e...

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  • Fat Face at St. Pancras, London.

    FatFace

    With their roots in the French Alps, FatFace are known for designing and making clothes inspired by happy and healthy lifesty...

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  • GANT St. Pancras | Men's & Women's Fashion |  London, King's Cross.

    GANT

    GANT blends American lifestyle with European sophistication, offering premium clothing, accessories and home furnishings for...

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  • Hamley's Toy Shop St. Pancras | London, King's Cross.

    Hamleys

    Amid the squeaking, bleeping, whizzing and chiming of toys, you can find perfect presents and ideal travel games to keep the...

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  • iSmash

    St. Pancras' tech wizards specialising in quick repairs to smartphones, tablets & computers.

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  • L.K.Bennett

    With L.K.Bennett expect modern blends of femininity, colour, style, and a touch of quirkiness...

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  • L'Occitane St. Pancras | Health, beauty & well-being | London, King's Cross.

    L'Occitane

    L’Occitane is well renowned for capturing the spirit of Provence in their award-winning health & beauty ranges.

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  • Laduree at St. Pancras, London.

    Ladurée

    Ladurée at St. Pancras brings luxury, indulgence and a soupçon of glamour to London's King's Cross.

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  • MAC Cosmetics St. Pancras | Beauty & Fashion | shop in King's Cross.

    MAC

    MAC Cosmetics honours the beauty in all people with a colour, shade and finish that’s right for everyone.

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  • Moyses Stevens St. Pancras, London | Florist in King's Cross.

    Moyses Stevens

    With a Royal Warrant from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Moyses Stevens is one of the countries most established and...

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  • M&S Simply Food

    Feeling peckish after a train journey or simply planning ahead for lunch or dinner? Why not stop at M&S Simply Food before le...

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  • Neal's Yard Remedies St. Pancras | Health, Beauty & Well-being | Shop in King's Cross.

    Neal's Yard Remedies

    Neal’s Yard Remedies is the modern apothecary using natural ingredients made from ethically sourced herbs, botanicals and ess...

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  • Nespresso Coffee, St. Pancras | Shop in King's Cross, London.

    Nespresso

    Nespresso St. Pancras' concept boutique is an immersive coffee experience every coffee-lover should know about...

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  • Neuhaus Chocolate Shop at St. Pancras, London | Shops in King's Cross.

    Neuhaus Chocolates

    Neuhaus is an innovative chocolate company with a long tradition of producing the finest authentic Belgian chocolate. Delicious!

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  • Paperchase

    If innovative design led stationery and gifts is what you're looking for Paperchase is the place for to visit...

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  • Reiss

    Elegant tailoring, refined knitwear and leisurewear - visit Reiss for modern clothes of timeless appeal.

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  • Ted Baker, men and women's fashion at St. Pancras, London.

    Ted Baker

    Quality, eye for detail and a good sense of humour, Ted Baker has earned its reputation as 'No Ordinary Designer Label'.

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  • Whistles Clothing St. Pancras | Fashion & Womenswear | London, King's Cross.

    Whistles

    Contemporary London based fashion brand, featuring modern and laid back collections with an eye for detail and quality.

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  • WHSmiths St. Pancras | Stationery, Books, Travel Essentials, Food, Magazines & Electronics | London, King's Cross.

    WHSmith

    WHSmiths sells a wide range of newspapers, magazines, stationery, books and entertainment products for people on the move.

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