Shop local this Christmas
Shop Herts this Christmas
With under a month until Christmas and the last 3 weeks being spent in lockdown you can forgive yourself if you are a little behind with the shopping this year.
With a reluctant to be out and about in busy crowds the incentive to just amazon prime everything is high but we are asking you to stop for a moment, take a breath and think local.
But I don’t have time to google countless local companies we hear you cry….
Well not to worry….we’ve done the hard work for you so here are our top picks for shopping locally this Christmas.
If you are after a real tree this year give Mudlarks a call , not only are their trees top notch but you will also be helping to support a local charity and they even deliver!
Toys- After some toys this Christmas? Check our After Alice Ltd, run by a local Hertford Family. An online toy and gift shop from 3 years to teens.
Teether- Have a very young baby to buy for why not consider an Ethan the Fox teether, a toy designed and manufactured by Hertfordshire husband and wife team .
Art and Crafts
If you've a craft loving little one you cant go far wrong with an art pack from The Mill House Hertford or Cherry Pie Makes, Cherry Pie Makes also make art packs for adults (because why let the children have all the fun).
If you'd like a Christmas eve box for your child pop over to the Gold Essence page who are based in Ware.
Santa Letters- Youth Create Does Parties are doing amazing personalised Santa letters for just £2 all of which is donated to charity.
Food and drink- why not consider purchasing a special hamper from a local company this Christmas.
Katys Gift Boxes A local sustainable mail order gift box company selling all things Hertfordshire. A platform that collaborates and celebrates Hertfordshire producers. Delivery is nationwide and available for Christmas pre-orders now!
Hertisan foods also offer amazing artisan Hertfordshire food products ideal for a special christmas present.
The Hertford Cake Co make amazing cakes all year round and would be ideal for a christmas treat!
Books- The Book Nook are offering personalised Christmas gift boxes ese are fully customisable - simply choose your book and accompanying treats.
Chocolates? Not local but delivers by post...this is my amazing mum's little business
These are high end bespoke little pieces of art chocolates. Not nasties in them and I can personally vouch that the highlight of my year is a visit from my mum with a portion of chocolates special for me.
Handmake jewellery with a hint of bohemian style.
Bags and jewellery
My PA is a big fan of local designer Nell and Digby (she has the rainbow bag and adores it!)
Recently featured on Mum's Guide to Hertford this is a local company with a lot of heart! 10% of their proceeds go straight into conservation and protecting habitats of endangered species! Their bracelets come with free postage and start from just £6.99.
Give the gift of an experience
Why not consider an experience or gift voucher this Christmas? You could buy a beauty treatment voucher for a local salon or why not a voucher for a zoo keeper experience at local small zoo Cedars Nature Centre why not think outside the box this Christmas.
Or how about a term of baby or toddler classes with a local provider for a new mum? Youll find lots of suggestions here:
Give the gift of Memories this Christmas with myself Olivia Rocco Photography
Last but not least is a little plug for ourselves, why not consider gifting a loved one one of our photography sessions to create memories that will last a lifetime?
Vouchers are available to purchase.
Christmas offers open up on Dec 1st from as much as 60% discount!
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1st December - there is 1 voucher available at 60% discount.
2nd December - there are 2 voucher available at 55% discount
3rd December - there are 3 voucher available at 50% discount
4th December - there are 4 voucher available at 45% discount
AND SO ON...until the 12th December.