Greggs offers free gift wrapping service


Greggs has launched a free gift wrapping service to relieve some of the stress from weary shoppers and to ensure the festive period is an even more joyful one.

The exclusive gift wrapping service launches in five Greggs shops nationwide from 11th – 13th December (4pm – 8pm). Greggs’ elves will be on hand to wrap presents for free in bespoke Greggs wrapping paper with a Festive Bake design, while customers can put their feet up with a complimentary glass of mulled wine.

A limited edition range of Greggs stocking fillers will also be available in these shops including the first ever Greggs Christmas jumper, doughnut socks, sausage roll inspired umbrella, phone case, reusable cup, Christmas cards, a high roller gift card and a set of pin badges in the image of the nation’s favourite Greggs menu items.

The festive service is being launched in light of new research that reveals over two thirds of the nation (69%) admit they find the build up to Christmas stressful, with shopping for presents, wrapping gifts and washing up after Christmas dinner named as the chores dreaded the most.

Nearly half (48%) said that wrapping gifts is one of the festive jobs they’d most like to pay someone else to do, admitting they would happily stump up £9.61 on average to avoid it – perhaps not surprising as they expect to spend an average of 1 hour 58 minutes wrapping all their gifts.

The survey of 2,000 Brits, commissioned by Greggs, also revealed that 1 in 10 of us (10%) leave wrapping presents right up to Christmas Eve, and some even to the morning of Christmas Day.

Hannah Squirrell, Customer Director at Greggs said: Fitting everything in at Christmas can be a struggle, and we wanted to help our customers lighten the load. Our free gift-wrapping service means weary shoppers can take a break while our elves wrap their presents, and they can even pick up some gifts for the Greggs fan in their life (or themselves) with our limited edition range.”

All proceeds from Greggs’ gifts will be donated to the Greggs Foundation – a grant-making charity that improves the quality of life in local communities, aiming to make a difference to people in need.

Shops running the free gift-wrapping service and stocking gifts from 11th – 13th December, 4pm – 8pm, are:

  • London – Stratford Shopping Centre
  • Birmingham – High Street
  • Manchester – Parker Street
  • Newcastle – Grainger Street
  • Glasgow – Buchanan Galleries shopping centre