Purchase Local Gifts This Christmas - Top 10 Ideas
Buy Christmas Gifts From Local Businesses This year!
Being able to support a local business is a wonderful feeling. Below you will find links to our top 10 gift ideas. - Click on the pictures to take you directly to the products.
The name says it all and who doesn't love some cheese whilst sat by an open fire with Christmas jingles playing in the background? The Cheese Works have partnered up with Battledown Brewery to create the ultimate 'Real Ale Box'. You seriously need to check out their shop in the centre of Cheltenham to be able to fully appreciate their almighty cheese selection!
These four siblings create the tastiest gins, have you tried their Winter Edition Gin? They have a pop up shop which has just opened in Montpellier Courtyard, Tues-Sat all the way up until Christmas - Look out for their limited-edition Sloe Gin! Did you know, they also offer distillery tours which make great presents too.
Follow on FB @SiblingGin and Twitter @SiblingGin
Have you or a friend wanted to experience flying a plane? The best part is you don't need to have had any experience to try it! Based in Haresfield, Gloucester you can fly in a flight simulator and experience being a Pilot for the day. - Dressing up as a Pilot is optional!
Follow on FB @Velocityft and Twitter @Velocity_FT
We all have a favourite smell, why not buy yours and a friends with these handmade soy wax candles made in the heart of the Cotswolds. You can even recycle your old candle jars and get them returned ready to re-light!
Follow and order your candles through their FB @Cotswold-Crafts and Instagram @cotswold_crafts
As Nature Intended Skincare
Handmade in the Cotswolds, you will find natural skincare made without any parabens, lanolin, beeswax, synthetic perfumes, palm oil or micro beads. The perfect gift for those wanting to use more natural ingredients on their skin, these products come in a selection of different fragrances. Check out their Frankincense and Sandalwood Daily Moisturiser! Visit their pop up shop which has just opened in Corn Hall Indoor Market next to Made By Bob in Cirencester, as we would love to be able to share how good these products smell, but it just isn't possible over the internet!
Follow on Twitter @aniskincare and Instagram @aniskincareoffical
Sophie Oliver Jewellery
If you are looking for that special piece of jewellery to give as a present this Christmas, take a look at these stunning handmade pieces. Including this adorable Gingerbread Man Necklace! Have a look through their full range of products and you won't be disappointed.
Follow on FB @sophieoliverjewellery
Everyone loves a board game or two at Christmas! Based in the centre of Cheltenham, the talented people at Hacche Retail Ltd have designed and created different paper-based games for the ultimate family gathering. Sold out online, but available in shops over the next few weeks, head to John Lewis and buy the Taskmaster board game! With over 200 different tasks, you won't be left disappointed. Check out their other games and novelty gifts on Amazon.
P.S Corks is a popular game for up to 14 players!
Follow on FB @GingerFoxUK and Twitter @GingerFox_UK
Bees Wax Wraps
Fed up of using cling film? Made in Nailsworth, you can do your bit to help the environment and buy the perfect present at the same time! Compared to cling film, Beeswax Wraps are all natural so no nasties will leach into your food whilst its being stored. You can also purchase these Beeswax Wraps at the Cotswold galleria in the Regent Arcade, Cheltenham town centre.
Follow on FB @BeeswaxWrapsUK and Twitter @BeeswaxWraps_UK
Hicks and Hides
Find the most beautifully bespoke hand crafted leather belts and other various leather accessories for men, women and pets! From Wallets and handbags to dog collars and money clips. You will find something for everyone!
Follow on FB @HicksandHides and Twitter @HicksHides
Cotswold Baby Co
Looking to buy the cutest outfits as presents for little ones this Christmas? Look no further than these outfit sets from the Cotswold Baby Co. The fluffy elf leggings are a firm favourite! The brand Cotswold Baby Co. Collection, are their own designs & all printed here in the Cotswolds!
Follow on FB @cotswoldbabyco and Instagram @cotswoldbabyco
Need some more inspiration? Below you will find even more ideas to help source the best presents. Do you have a great gift idea that you would like to see featured below? Get in touch now! Call 01242 513203 or email [email protected]
Why not sponsor a pony? The Cotswold RDA have over 10 different ponies you can sponsor throughout the year! Follow them on FB @cotswoldrda and Twitter @cotswoldrda