The countdown to Christmas really has begun. The Christmas trees are going up in houses around Salisbury, presents are being bought, and there are just two weeks left to buy a Salisbury Gift Card to make sure you receive it in time for Christmas.
If you are still pulling your hair out over what to get someone as a present this year, the Salisbury Gift Card could be the way forward.
It really is easy to buy – just pop on the website, choose the amount you want to add to it, and it will be posted to you. You can also buy them from the Salisbury Information Centre on Fish Row.
It also offers amazing choice. The Salisbury Gift Card can be spent in over 130 businesses across the city centre including shops, cafes, restaurants, leisure outlets, entertainment venues, salons and so much more! It means the gift recipient can then spend it on whatever they want, whether it’s unique items from Salisbury’s independent shops, a romantic dinner (with someone in your Covid bubble of course!) or a show at the Playhouse.
Not only does a Salisbury Gift Card offer amazing choice and convenience, it also provides much needed support to the local economy.
Robin McGowan is Chief Executive of Salisbury BID, which funds and manages the SGC scheme:
"It has been great to see so many people backing small businesses by spending more with them. In fact, a recent report revealed that 40% of shoppers across the UK said the amount of their budget spent at local businesses has increased since March.
“It is a great start but in order for indies to continue into and through 2021 that support needs to continue and buying a Salisbury Gift Card is just one way to help. Not only will it keep money in Salisbury and boost the economy, a Salisbury Gift Card also makes a brilliant Christmas present as it offers so much choice and gives people the chance to choose something they really want."
Since the first coronavirus lockdown in March independent businesses – retail, entertainment and hospitality especially – have been hit hard. The Tier 2 rules also mean December will be a tough month, but spending locally will make a huge difference.
Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National Chair Mike Cherry:
“As a result of the Covid crisis, many are carrying excessive levels of debt and uncertainty into the New Year and, with a vaccine on the horizon, will be relying on a Christmas uplift to help them survive through the remainder of the pandemic and beyond.”
The cut-off date for anyone wanting to buy a Salisbury Gift Card for Christmas is Monday 21st December.