Shop Local this Christmas

Local Businesses

Online shopping has been a saviour this year, and the likes of Amazon have made it so easy for us. But while the rich have been getting richer, the smaller, independent shops have been struggling. Forced to close their doors for so long and totally change and adapt their businesses in order to survive.

With all that in mind I really want to make the effort to shop local this Christmas, and I've compiled this blog to help you do the same. If you have a small business yourself or know someone that does, please comment below and I'll add them in.

Please note: This is a business network blog to help local businesses promote themselves in these tough times. It is not a personal recommendation for the businesses listed. You need to do your own research especially before purchasing gift vouchers. Miranda Walton Photography has used some but not all of the businesses listed in this blog but accepts no liability as to the contents and provision/supply of the products or services listed. Miranda Walton Photography does not make any financial or otherwise gain for any of these links, it is purely to help other small businesses. Thank you.

Miranda Walton Photography Okay, so I had to go first, right?! Gift certificates available for giving to family/friends or as a gift for yourself... you deserve it! This year more than ever we've learnt to cherish those we are close to. How about an extended family session next year with the grandparents, siblings, cousins? Book now to receive a printed gift certificate that can be redeemed any time next year.

While you're here, check out my Photo with Santa service. I'm on a mission to make sure all children have an even more magical Christmas this year, so I'm not fixing a price for this I'm only asking you to pay what you can afford. It makes a great surprise for your children and lets them know Santa is still thinking about them even if they can't go to a grotto to see him this year.

Towcester Clinic An independent, established clinic with qualified and experienced therapists and practitioners. For lovely products, treatments and gift vouchers. Treat yourself or buy as a gift.

With Love & Roses Bespoke floral designs and styling for all occasions across Northamptonshire.
Check out the brilliant DIY Wreath Box, a fun family activity plus will look great on your door too! UPDATE: I believe these have proved so popular they are currently out of stock - please contact With Love & Roses directly for updates. Thank you.

The Little Details Company Venue styling. With wedding starting back up again now, take the stress out of planning with the Little Details Company. Take a look at their Picnic Parties too, a great idea for planning parties next year.

Rainbow Mania Studio Tie dye clothing and personalised gifts and clothing along with a selection of other gifts. There are some great gift ideas and stocking fillers here for all ages.

Maxine Cards Selling Flamingo Paperie greetings cards & stationery. For all your Christmas card, wrapping needs plus stock up on birthday cards for next year too.

Kelly's Princess Parties Creating magical moments for your princess. They are offering doorstep visits and video calls too, so perfect for a Christmas surprise.

The Little Labels Company Santa sacks, personalised baubles and all things Christmassy!

The Shade Base Bespoke, handmade lampshades, giftware and homeware. You really need to take a look at this stunning lampshades, you can have something totally unique to you - what an amazing gift that would make!

Catharine Tarbun Independent Usborne Organiser Usborne books for those aged 0+ from fiction and factual, wipe cleans to jigsaws. Great stocking fillers and gifts for the little people in your life.

SJBeauty Get yourself pampered ready for Christmas! Okay so we can't go out to parties but having your nails done just makes you feel so much better - and we know we're all going to be sharing photos of the festive season so there's no excuse not to look great! Gift vouchers available to purchase which would make a great gift for someone special, and a new product is launching this month too! Visit their FB page in link for more details.

Richard Cartwright is a PGA Golf Pro at Whittlebury Park Golf Club offering lessons to complete beginners or those looking to improve their game. Using a state of the art indoor teaching facility and teaching aids as well as offering club repairs and fittings. Gift vouchers are a great way to get someone into golf or to keep the golf fan in your life happy!

Wild Roots Floral Designs Beautiful, bespoke floral designs and arrangements for any occasion made to order. Perfect for your Christmas displays.

Cherry Bloom Clothing Maternity, baby and children's clothing plus character items & accessories including gifts.

If you've got your own small business and would like to be added please comment below! Merry Christmas!

 

 

 

Please note: This is a business network blog to help local businesses promote themselves in these tough times. It is not a personal recommendation for the businesses listed. You need to do your own research especially before purchasing gift vouchers. Miranda Walton Photography has used some but not all of the businesses listed in this blog but accepts no liability as to the contents and provision/supply of the products or services listed. Miranda Walton Photography does not make any financial or otherwise gain for any of these links, it is purely to help other small businesses. Thank you.

 

3 Comments

  1. Paula

    Went straight onto this Miranda to purchase some DIY wreaths for family as Christmas gifts from Love and Roses. Sadly out of stock! Not a great start

    Reply
    • Miranda Walton Photography

      Sorry to hear that Paula, thanks for bringing it to my attention. I’ve updated my post. Thank you.

      Reply
  2. Richard Cartwright

    Richard Cartwright is a PGA Golf Pro at Whittlebury Park Golf Club offering lessons to complete beginners or those looking to improve their game. Using a state of the art indoor teaching facility and teaching aids as well as offering club repairs and fittings. Gift vouchers are a great way to get someone into golf or to keep the golf fan in your life happy!

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