You might be able to find some great deals when shopping through local businesses.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Walk Mill Botanics was launched in 2014 by founder, Vicki, in her cottage in Staffordshire in the heart of the English countryside. The brand offers a range of soaps, hand creams, Himalayan bath salts and room sprays, providing the perfect gift for someone in need of relaxation after a tough year.
For jewellery lovers, try Lisa Angel. The company was founded by Lisa who set up the company in 2004. It offers a wide range of bespoke designs and gifts for all, at affordable prices.
Based in York, The Yorkshire Soap Company was founded by Marcus and Warren, who - from their kitchen table - were inspired to start making soap. Choose between artisan soap gift boxes and bath truffle gift boxes, or spoil someone special with a luxury hamper.
Based in Exeter, Erin Cox Jewellery offers beautiful handmade items that would make unique gifts for your loved ones. The range on offer includes rings, bracelets, mens items and earrings, as well as necklaces.
To send the gift of a festive tipple, shop with a local distiller. Norfolk-based gin producer, St Giles Gin, produces high quality, award-winning drinks that they will post out to your friends and family. Flavours include Raspberry, Rhubarb and Ginger.