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Unless you’re one of those enviable people who have already done their Christmas shopping and wrapped it by Halloween the sudden realisation that we’re only a few weeks away from Christmas can send some of us into a flat spin. This hasn’t been helped this year by the national lockdown throughout November which has lead many of us to leave Christmas shopping to the last minute. Thankfully though we live in an area with many local independent businesses all of who are more than happy to help you find the perfect gift this Christmas.
2020 has been a tough year for independent businesses and it’s more important than ever that we shop local and support the local economy wherever we can. When you shop local not only will you be getting better service and a more unique gift but it will most likely be a lot less stressful and more enjoyable.
Here are a few suggestions of fabulous local businesses offering special gift ideas in the South Hams with links to their listing in our Directory where you will find more information and their full contact details:
In the centre of Kingsbridge, the heart of the South Hams with ample free parking on the street outside. As well as leisure wear, sports goods and accessories we also sell gift vouchers - ideal for Christmas presents for family and friends.
Ashbys of Salcombe and Ashbys of Kingsbridge
Both stores have some fabulous gift ideas including unique local handmade Gifts, Indoor & Outdoor Plants, Gardening Supplies & Products, Beach Gear: Swimming Costumes, Inflatables, Buckets, etc, Wetsuits, Life Jackets, Rash Vests, & More, Marine Chandlery. Sleeping Bags, Stoves, Survival Gear, Household, Kitchenware, & Gardening Supplies, Pet Toys, Food, & Beds, Stationary, DIY, Tool, & Hardware, Tools, & Accessories. There's something for everyone!
Avon Mill Garden Centre
Avon Mill Garden Centre, Café & Shops - Independent Garden Centre in the Avon Valley with a lovely café and individual shops to browse. Beautiful plants for your garden, stylish accessories for your home, delicious food, amazing art, local crafts and fashion all in a riverside location.
Containing the finest natural ingredients, Broccoli Rub is the ideal natural anti-inflammatory for sprains, muscle and joints and general well being care. It's available to buy either direct from me on the telephone or online via PayPal. I’ll pop it in the post straight away. It’s £14.20 for a 40 gram container or there are discounts for multiple purchases. 2 for £19.80, 3 for £29, 4 for £36 or 5 for £42. All prices include postage and packaging. Christmas is just around the corner and it would make a great Christmas gift.
Why not treat the one's you love to a fabulous new book?! A well-stocked, independent bookshop in the heart of the South Hams in Devon. Friendly, knowledgeable booksellers & next day delivery.
Hope Cove Gallery
A vibrant space full to the rafters of some of the best contemporary artwork in the South Hams. From a humble painted pebble to driftwood mirrors, fine silver jewellery to forged iron candleholders, magnificent oil paintings to hand thrown ceramic bowls, there is something for everyone at affordable prices!
J H Donovan & Son Ltd
A treasure trove of household equipment and giftware. You can go direct to our website for a range of goods from our online brochure or better still why not come into the shop where our team of experienced sales personnel can advise you on appropriate products and you are able to view the entire selection from our fully stocked shop.
Amazing quality food and drink hampers sent from our HQ in the heart of the South Hams straight to your front door. Whether it be a Christmas present, a birthday present or ‘Just Because’ our hampers are perfect for gifts and treats. There is a wide selection to choose from!
Fancy splashing our on your loved one's favourite tipple? Get down to Quay Wines on Fore Street in Kingsbridge. They offer click & collect and can also deliver locally 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 for orders over £40.All you need to do is select click & collect, fill in the additional box at the checkout requesting local home delivery.
Sophia's Massage & Beauty
If you know someone that deserves to be pampered this Christmas why not buy them a gift voucher for exactly that? Sophia's Massage & Beauty is a professional mobile massage and beauty therapist offering Deep tissue massages, Indian Head Massages, Bamboo Massages, Hot Stone Massages and Facials in the comfort of your own home throughout Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Dartmouth, Totnes and surrounding areas.
Taylored Games is a Boardgames Shop run by husband and wife team, Adam & Rachel Taylor. They specialise in all sorts of board, card, tabletop and roleplaying games, and everything needed to play them, with specialist advice on hand.
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