A SHOPPING centre has launched a personal Christmas service to help customers struggling to come up with ideas to buy presents.

Spinning Gate Shopping Centre in Leigh is inviting shoppers to e-mail or send a facebook message to them about who their gift is for and their budget with ideas offered to them including photographs and what stores they can be bought from.

The centre will also be working in partnership with Wigan and Leigh Hospice to provide a gift-wrapping service during December.

Centre manager Karen Cox added: "What better way to help families with busy lives plan and prepare for Christmas.

"Our centre stores are packed full of wonderful Christmas gifts and present ideas and we are here to help our shoppers find lots of hidden gems.

"We cannot wait to provide a stress-free Christmas to our shoppers in Leigh and showcase our retailers seasonal gift ideas."

Car parking is free after 3pm from Mondays to Saturdays and all day on Sundays over the festive period.

To contact the centre about the service join the Facebook page Spinning Gate Shopping Centre, visit twitter at @spinninggate or e-mail a question to info@spinninggate.co.uk.