The countdown to the festive season is upon us, but your Christmas shopping is bound to be different this year
With various lockdown measures in place across the UK, you may struggle to get out to the shops, or not feel safe doing so.
Instead of ordering on Amazon, go local this year and support small UK businesses which will happily deliver gifts to your nearest and dearest in time for Christmas. Here are a few to get you started.
1. Arbon Socks
It's a classic Christmas gift - the perfect pair of woollen socks. What better way to uphold the Christmas tradition than a pir from one of the UK’s independent sock makers? Arbon Socks is based in Somerset and makes its products from alpaca and British wool, helping to keep your loved ones’ toes cosy all winter. Photo: Arbon Socks
2. Bon Tot
If you’re shopping for a little one, Bon Tot is the perfect place for a stylish and unique gift. Based in Edinburgh, the company sells slow, sustainable fashion and gifts for kids up to nine years old. Photo: Bon Tot
3. The Cherry Tree
If you’re shopping for a foodie, why not treat them to some local jam and chutney? The Cherry Tree is a family run food producer based in the West Country since 1997, and sells an award-winning range of delicious jarred gifts. The perfect addition to your festive feast this year. Photo: The Cherry Tree
4. Fraser & Parsley
Shopping for a lover of all things organised? Try Fraser & Parsley, which offers a wonderful range of daily and weekly planners, notepads and personalised stationery. The company was set up by two best friends in 2008 and has been featured in Vogue, Country Living and Homes & Gardens. Photo: Fraser & Parsley