A DEPARTMENT store in Colchester is helping people get in the festive spirit despite the lockdown.

The town's Fenwick store has announced a new concierge service in the run up to Christmas.

Customers will be able to select a gift wrapping services with staff picking the products from a list and wrapping them before delivery.

There are options for customers to have gifts delivered to hope or to the recipient.

Staff are also offering a virtual personal shopping experience where customers can enlist the advice and expert eye of specialists in fashion, beauty, home, food, baby and gifts.

And if you are after decorations instead of gifts the store is also offering help decking out Christmas trees and selecting the finishing touches.

Nancy Foster, Fenwick Colchester store director, said: "At Fenwick we are doing everything we can to deliver a little festive magic to our customers at this time.

"Our online Christmas Shop is open and we are pleased to announce the launch of our new Fenwick Colchester Concierge Service which enables us to interact with our customers and fulfil their gifting and decoration needs throughout the entire festive season.

"We have always prided ourselves on our expert advice and exceptional service and we are pleased to be able to continue to bring this to our customers through our concierge.

"We’re here to help you make this Christmas extra special and we thank you for your ongoing support during this ever-changing time."

Book your virtual appointment with the Colchester Concierge by emailing colchesterconcierge@fenwick.co.uk.