It is that time of year when our Christmas present buying really kicks into gear, and yet this year the world is different - we have Covid-19 to contend with. 

Luckily, we live in a city with over 200 independent businesses and shops, so, both during lockdown and after, we are in the ideal location to find the perfect gifts. 

Not only is shopping local a lot less stressful than hitting the bigger, more crowded shopping complexes, it also supports the Salisbury business community. In fact, almost half of small business owners told a Visa survey that if everyone in their local community just spent £5 extra per week with them it would help to keep them open in the long term.

It is not just the indies that need our support though. If we don’t use the local outlets of national chains too then it is just as likely we will lose them from the city centre forever. 

So, to help keep local this festive season, here is our guide to shopping in Salisbury in the run up to Christmas: 

INDEPENDENTS 

Salisbury is lucky to have an active community of independent shops. Specialising in everything from arts and crafts, fashion and homewares to specialist food, sports and health the city offers a unique shopping experience. Salisbury independents provide an opportunity to discover things you wouldn’t find on any other high street. 

You can find some of the city’s independents on Milford Street, Winchester Street, Fisherton Street and the High Street plus at many other locations around the city.  

The list includes: 

Allum & Sidawayjewellers, Minster Street 

Anoki, women’s boutique clothing, High Street

Amali Jules, boutique store specializing in silver and gold jewellery, St Thomas’ Square 

Casa Fina, handpicked home accessories, High Street 

Castle Cameras, cameras, lights and accessories, Endless Street 

Chas H Baker, classic and contemporary menswear, Milford Street 

Dinghams, kitchenware, homewear and gifts, Market Place 

Fisherton Mill Gallery Shop, memorable gifts and artwork, Fisherton Street 

Forever Englandhomewear, gifts and bedding, Butcher Row 

H R Tribbeck & Son, family jeweller, Bridge Street 

Hardings at Fifty Six, accessories, gifts, greetings cards & local souvenirs, High Street 

OSOboutique Fashion & More, two boutiques with collections of fashion, jewellery & footwear, High Street 

Raffinee, a ladies shoes & accessories boutique, High Street 

Rebecca Jackson Jewellery, contemporary jewelleryFishteron Street 

Regent Tailoring, British clothing, New Street 

Salisbury Antiques Market, a range of antique traders, Catherine Street 

Salisbury Cathedral Gift Shop, souvenirs, gifts, books, jewellery, pictures and clothing, Salisbury Catherdal 

Sarum College Bookshop, award winning independent Christian and theological bookshop, The Close 

Sarum Jewellers, antique and second hand jewellery, New Canal 

Shirley Snells, fresh flowers, bouquets & floral arrangements, Milford Street 

Stonehenge Cycles, mountain and leisure bikes, clothing and equipment, Fishterton Street 

The Artisan Studio, items for men, women, the home and dogs! Fisherton Mill, Fisherton Street. 

The Card Collection, design-led cards and gifts, High Street 

The India Shop, the best of Fair Trade home and gift products, High Street 

Timber Treasureshandmade wooden gifts, High Street 

W Carter & Son, Salisbury’s oldest jewellery shop, Minster Street 

Well Natural, supplements, health foods, organic body care and sports nutrition, Queen Street 

SHOPPING MALLS 

There are three main shopping malls in Salisbury, mixing both national and independent stores: 

The Maltings 

Arman’s Art and Design Coffee House 

Conker Boutique, affordable fashion 

G&T’s World of Cards, greeting cards, wrapping paper and gifts 

Ganesha Handicraft, Nepali & Indian made clothing, stones, sterling silver jewellery 

Robert Dyas, hardware 

Sainsburys supermarket 

Superdrug, beauty and health 

The Cake Forge, individually designed cakes, plus a shop of cake decorating supplies 

The Hat Shop, with lots of hats! 

The Works, books and gifts

Cross Keys Shopping Centre 

Cool! Merchandise

Gallery 21 Fine Art

Vinyl Collectors and Sellers, new and pre-owned records

Scent & Colour, quality natural perfume handmade with vegan essential oils

TX Maxx, fashion and homewear

Warhammer,  Games Workshop and they will be having 7 day opening instead of the usual 5

Well Natural, supplements, health foods, organic body care and sports nutrition

Ryman, stationery, toys, gift wrap

Discover the latest Christmas offers and promotions from Cross Keys retailers and individual opening hours at www.crosskeyssalisbury.co.uk

The Old George Mall 

Accessorizejewellery, scarves, hats, underwear and bags 

Claire’s Accessories, accessories, jewellery, and toys 

Fat Face, clothing for men, women and children 

H&M, clothing for men, women and children 

Lakelandhomewear 

Marks and Spencer, fashion and food 

Reiker, anti-stress footwear 

Smiggle, stationary for children, bags and accessories 

Superdrug, beauty and health 

Schuh, shoes and trainers 

Top Shop and Top Man, fashion 

The Body Shop, beauty products 

WH Smith, books, cards, gifts and stationary 

CHARTER MARKET & SUNDAY FESTIVE MARKETS

Salisbury’s historic Charter Market dates back over 800 years. It runs twice weekly each Tuesday and Saturday with social distancing measures in place. Market traders sell an array of items from fresh produce and deli food to clothing and household goods. 

And, if you want a market with some extra Christmas sparkle, then don’t forget to make a trip to the Salisbury Sunday Festive Markets. They will be running on the first three Sundays in December. The Market Place and Guildhall Square will be filled with artisans, crafters and independent retailers as well as street food vendors, the perfect opportunity to pick up unique Christmas gifts. 

CLICK & COLLECT AND ONLINE 

You may think all the shops in Salisbury city centre are closed during this second coronavirus lockdown, but they aren’t! Many have an online presence and are offering click & collect as well as delivery services. For all the information click here.

Salisbury: Shop Safe, Shop Local.