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Enjoy the Christmas holidays with our borrowers

There is no doubt that the Christmas holidays will be different this year. Lockdowns and social distancing may curtail the festivities but community remains at the heart of the Christmas tradition. For many small businesses, the winter holiday season accounts for a big part of their yearly sales. With the second wave of Covid-19 hitting Europe, more than ever, SMEs need our support to go through this crisis. Most of them have introduced local delivery and click & collect, touchless transactions and special offers to provide a safe experience to clients. In this article, we share some ideas of how you could support the October borrowers during the Christmas period!

Renew your look

If you want the best hairstyle for your Christmas party in Barcelona, visit our borrower Isuc. Isuc operates in the hairdressing and beauty industry under the brand Llongueras. Llongueras is one of the leading brand of the sector and has establishments all around Spain. Book your next hair treatment or gift your friends or family a beauty session now!

The holiday season is also the perfect time to wear new outfits. Looking for trendy clothes to renew your look or for a a last minute gift? Have a look at Filling Pieces: the Dutch brand is specialised in the clothing and footwear industry. The company have a variety of designs for all the occasions for both men and women and ships worldwide in a maximum of 6 working days.

Book your next trip

With the pandemic, we had to renounce to our travelling plans but that does not mean that it will be forever… What if we told you that you could plan your next holiday trip, without committing to a date yet, and help the tourism industry at the same time?

H8 Collection has launched 4 different boxes to offer a unique experience in one of their hotels. From relaxing in the spa of their Mont-Blanc hotel or enjoying a gastronomic dinner in the Loire region, find the best option for your and your loved ones ! The boxes are valid for one year upon the buying date. Check all the options here.

If you count on travelling after the lockdown, you can plan to do small getaway to The Hague in the future, we recommend you to book a room at La Paulowna Boutique Hotel. Located close to the city’s most vibrant and artistic neighbourhoods, La Paulowna is a cozy and charming boutique hotel, with all the necessary measures for a safe stay. It’s not too late to add it to your wish list!

Because in these times, we all need to recharge our batteries, our borrower Amelia leaves you the choice of destination for french travelers ! Are you more interested in the Auvergne and its numerous volcanoes ? The south and its beaches as far as the eye can see ? Or Paris and its famous Christmas decorations ? Take off for the festivities, from December 19th 2020 to January 3rd 2021, from or to Clermont-Ferrand, Nice or Paris Orly ! Check the different options here.

Enjoy a nice Christmas dinner

You are in charge of the Christmas dinner and you want to surprise your family? Discover Pan Aleman. The company offers a great variety of breads, from artisanal to ecological, and original ideas of desserts recipes. Besides, if you don’t have time to go to the supermarket, they deliver everywhere in Spain.

If you are based in the Amsterdam area, don’t hesitate to visit Slagerij Van Dam. The company is specialised in the retail of meat and meat products that will be the stars of your family dinner. Check their products.

To finish on a sweet note, delight your guests with the traditional Christmas frozen dessert bûches glacées from Glazed, a company specialised in the creation of sweet and savoury ice cream, sorbets, or Alain Ducasse‘s delicious chocolate boxes. Alain Ducasse chocolates are available in three large families: ganaches, pralinés and truffles. Each one offering different recipes and textures, different flavours to discover. If you live in Paris, the click & connect option is available for these products. For all the gourmets living outside of France, the company delivers all across Europe.

Stay fit

You ate too much turkey, sea food, foie gras or panettone during the holidays? That’s ok, we have some ideas for you to stay fit.

Check our Spanish borrowers Synergym and Forus. They have many facilities all over Spain and offer a large range of classes and sport machines. Boxing, body pump, spinning… have a look at the available activities and hit the gym!

If you’re more into outdoor sports and want to be independent, discover all the types of bike offered by Profile de Fietsspecialist. Mountain bikes, electric bikes, road bikes, speed bikes, you will find everything you need and they offer repair services as well. They deliver everywhere in The Netherlands.

Do you prefer a more relaxed sport? Register for yoga and pilates classes with Qee , a company specialised in relaxing sports and activities with several locals across Paris. Qee adapts to your preferences and offers both presencial and online classes.

We hope that all these ideas to support the October borrowers during this crisis will be inspiring and that you will think of them to gift to your loves ones or yourself!