The ‘Win Your Dream Christmas’ competition gives people the opportunity to win a £1,000 Scottish Borders Gift Card to spend with over 110 local businesses.
New research shows that our favourite thing about Christmas is the festive atmosphere with 40% of people saying it’s what they love most about the festive season.
The research was released as the Scottish Borders Gift Card unveils its Win Your Dream Christmas competition with a £1,000 Scottish Borders Gift Card as a prize, giving one lucky winner the chance to enjoy all of their favourite things this Christmas.
The Scottish Borders Gift Card
The Scottish Borders Gift Card, part of the Scotland Loves Local Gift Card concept, can be spent with over 110 local businesses, including shops, restaurants, attractions, giving people an easy way to support local.
Almost £15 million has been loaded onto Scotland Loves Local Gift Cards since the launch of the initiative in 2021, with over £640,000 of Scotland Loves Local Gift Cards purchased in 2023 to date.
According to the research from the Scotland Loves Local Gift Card, our second favourite thing about Christmas is festive events and activities, with 33% of people opting for this. 15% of people said their favourite thing is the presents and for 12%, it’s the Christmas food and drink. But there’s also worry about how to pay for Christmas too with 72% of people saying the cost of living crisis is a concern for them.
How to enter
The Win Your Dream Christmas closes on the 8th December. Enter the competition free on the following website.
Scott Hamilton, Executive Member for Community & Business Development at Scottish Borders Council:
“There’s so much happening in the Borders this Christmas and who wouldn’t want a £1,000 Scottish Borders Gift Card to enjoy it all. From buying festive treats from local retailers to treating the family to new outfits for Christmas day or ticking off those items on Christmas wish lists, it’s all possible for the winner of this competition. I encourage all Borderers to get involved and share their dream Christmas wishes.”
Colin Munro is the managing director of Miconex, who deliver the Scotland Loves Local Gift Card alongside Scotland’s Towns Partnership:
“The Win Your Dream Christmas competition is a fun festive competition but it’s also a timely reminder of the importance of shopping local. 87% of people in our August 2023 survey said they support local to keep businesses open. 98% say they will be shopping local this Christmas and 89% plan to buy a gift card. The Scottish Borders Gift Card offers the best of the Borders in one convenient to use gift card.”