This year shopping local in the run up to Christmas is even more vital than ever before. The coronavirus pandemic has had a massive impact on the economy, both nationally and locally. There is such a wide range of unique offerings for every pocket in Salisbury that you don’t need to look anywhere else! Here are some ideas if you are stuck for inspiration:
Phineas Pheasant is a lovely quirky gift from Casa Fina. He is hand-made and hand-painted in the UK and part of a collector's series called Country Friends. £69.99 - Click & Collect and delivery available online here.
Who doesn’t love a games night?! Cool! Merchandise has games for the whole family and many different themed Monopoly sets available in store and online. Their range covers everything from TV favourites Friends to a Gamer edition, one based on The Rolling Stones and an extra special limited edition Christmas Monopoly set. All around £30
For quirky stocking fillers, OSOBoutique, has these funky keyrings which are all leather and handmade in Scotland. They've got their whole range of gifts and fashion online with Click & Collect and delivery available. ‘You Got This’ Keyring £10 - Moth Keyring £12.50
Rebecca Jackson is a jewellery designer with a shop on Fisherton Street as well as an online shop. She makes besoke pieces and we love this sterling silver hand carved bee pendant. It comes with a 16” to 18” extendable fine curb chain. £60
Smith England is offering limited edition, illustrated gift sets of their eco-friendly haircare range. The package is made of recyclable materials and features a snowy scene of the Smith England salon on Salisbury High Street. The sets contain a cruelty free shampoo and conditioner. Sold exclusively online via smithenglandhair.co.uk
Give a gift and make a difference if you buy this Woolly Hat Making Kit from the homeless charity, Alabare. Every Knitting for a Change Kit comes with everything you need to craft yourself a fabulous woolly hat. Your hat will also be helping to support someone who has been living in crisis to rebuild their life. £12 online here.
If you are looking for a gift that will give people something to do in or out of lockdown, then this could be the answer – a jigsaw from Fisherton Mill. They have a range of different designs, including this one from Angela Harding. £13.85. They have a hand-picked selection of products from their Gallery Shop available online.
Two scatter cushions from the furniture store, Pure Comfort, perfect for that friend who likes a tipple over Christmas (or at any other time of year!). Made from sequin and velvet, rub them the opposite way to get either word. £39 Go to their online shop for more details.
W. Carter & Son stock a large range of gentleman's gifts ranging from Pewter & Bronze, gold & silver Cufflinks and a lovely range of new & pre-owned pocket watches. You can see all their gifts and jewellery online.
Whether you want it curly or straight, this Gold Professional Styler from GHD at Muse Hairdressing will get you the hair you want this Christmas. It includes a free paddle brush and chic styler bag with heat resistant mat. A Click & Collect service is available at the moment while they are temporarily closed during lockdown. £149
If you are still not sure what to buy your loved ones, but know you want to keep it local, then the ideal present could be a Salisbury Gift Card. Buy any amount you want online and it can be used in over 130 city centre businesses over a 12 month period, from shops to salons, entertainment venues and restaurants.
Salisbury: Shop Safe, Shop Local.