On Saturday 5th December, we’ll be celebrating our wonderful small and independent businesses as part of the annual ‘Small Business Saturday’ campaign across the UK.
So, with Christmas fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to keep the spirit of local business alive by supporting our diverse and vibrant indie stores where you’ll find fashion and footwear, gifts and thrifts, plus plenty of unique festive treats for the ones you love. Here are just a handful of our top tips…
If that special ‘someone’ in your life has four legs and puppy dog eyes, then Pet Pavilion is their ultimate Santa’s Grotto! Why not kick off December with Lily’s Spectacular Advent Calendar or pack your pet's stocking with a selection of luxury festive treats. And, with gifts like ‘Chelsea Gentleman Cologne’ or ‘Chelsea Lady Cologne’, your K9 sidekick is guaranteed to smell divine on Christmas Day.
THE NORTHCOTE JEWELLER
Image credit: The Northcote Jeweller
Planning on popping the question this Christmas? For all you romantics out there, The Northcote Jeweller is a superb independent specialist in fine vintage jewellery. You’ll find stunning wedding bands, engagement rings and a whole range of dazzling gems, plus save 10% on all your purchases before Christmas – sorted!
Thankfully, QT Toys are on hand to help Santa deliver a bumper sack full of toys on the 25th December... Sadly, local delivery doesn’t include chimney drops (!) but they’ll ensure all the slime labs, colouring pads, model plane kits, painting packs and games your little ones could dream of are delivered to your door, free of charge when you spend over £30.
LORDS AT HOME
Make Christmas at home extra special this year with beautiful decorations, gift wrap, elegant table settings and gifts for everyone. Lords at Home recently launched their online Christmas Shop where you can save £10 when you spend £100! Simply enter the code SAVE10 at checkout.
A sumptuously soft cashmere jumper will certainly earn you some brownie points this Christmas. Or perhaps a designer bag will keep you in the festive good books. Katharine Bird offers a boutique selection of designer clothes and accessories and, with 20% off your first order, go ahead and spoil the special lady in your life!
Hampers make the perfect Christmas gift and Casa Manolo are experts in hampers with an Iberian twist. Bellota cured meat, Manchego cheese, Spanish olives and artisan breadsticks washed down with a bottle of Crianza, Ribera del Duero red wine – with these mouthwatering delights on offer, what’s not to love? Spend over £45 and our friends at Casa Manolo will even deliver your tapas goodies for free.
Huttons are an independent gift and lifestyle retailer with one of their three branches located in Clapham Junction. With home fragrances, jewellery, prints, ceramics, toys and more, they're a one-stop-shop full of loveliness, waiting for you to discover the perfect Christmas gift.
Image credit: Palmers
Let’s face it, men can never have enough shirts! Whether it’s a gift for dad, grandpa or the man in your life, Palmers is a local favourite for the discerning gentleman. With a whole range of dapper goods – from scarves and caps, to socks and gloves – you’ll find plenty of fabulous stocking fillers!
NORTHCOTE ROAD ANTIQUES
Image credit: Northcote Road Antiques
Northcote Road Antiques is a real Aladdin’s cave full of tempting treasures. From attention-grabbing ceramics and glass objet d’art, vintage costume and stunning jewellery, to original water-colours and prime quality silver – you’ll find a plethora a rare and stunning gifts.
Image credit: Windfall Natural
Treat loved ones to a carefully curated range of natural self-care products. Windfall Natural are famous for their range of kombuchas, local honey, conscious chocolates and wellness products – offering a heart-warming selection of special gifts to feed the soul.
CHARITY STARTS AT HOME
Image credit: The British Heart Foundation
Our wonderful charity stores, like so many businesses, have faced a challenging year. So, this Christmas, be sure to browse your local charity shops here in Clapham Junction, where you’ll find many a charitable gift to fund their amazing work.
FARA Foundation | TRAID | Boutique by Shelter | Royal Trinity Hospice | British Heart Foundation | Cancer Research | FARA Kids | Shooting Star Children's Hospice
Thank you for supporting your local business community this Christmas. We wish you all a very merry and safe festive season!
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