It’s so nearly Christmas and I am so excited to bring to you our local Christmas Shopping guide here online! If you haven’t had a chance to view our wonderful local guide in our magazine, check out this post packed full of beautiful presents for the whole family!
2020 has been a seriously difficult year for many of us, in particular for our independent and non-essential shops featured in this guide. We risk losing these beautiful shops if we don’t support them, and what better way to support then by buying our Christmas presents from them!
Gifts for Her
Spoil her with stylish gifts that’ll put a smile on her face from these amazing local businesses!
Rebecca Marsala Flowers
St Eval Candle Co. Gift Hamper £30
Sample hamper includes: 1 pack of St Eval Tea Lights, 1 Hedgerow collection candle, 1 Tin Candle and a mini Succulent plant in a blush pot. Beautifully gift wrapped and finished with natural hessian ribbon.
Christmas afternoon tea £25
- 2x Chocolate Yule log
- 2x Mince meat puff
- 1x Snowman gingerbread
- 1x Christmas shortbread
- 2x Salted caramel reindeer macaron
- 4x plain scones
- 2x assorted jams
- 2x clotted cream
- 2x clipper tea bags
Then for the luxury you have the addition of the following and it’s £37
- 2x turkey and cranberry puffs
- 2x honey roasted ham and piccalilli soda bread rolls
- 2x cheese scone, red onion chutney, cream cheese
Beautifully Different is a boutique shop with stores in both Winslow and Buckingham, selling women’s clothing and accessories.
The wool mix tank top £25 (available in baby pink and camel)
Animal leather cross body phone purse £23 (also comes in plain leather at £19.99)
Animal cuff gloves £15 (also comes in a variety of colours)
Oz Clarke’s World of Wine – Hand Signed Edition £30
Oz Clarke is recognized the world over as one of the leading experts on wine and this new book, Oz Clarke’s World of Wine, is an entertaining yet authoritative guide to the world of wine that has grown out of all recognition in the last 20 years.
Corzo and Wood
Fine Silver Snowflake Stud Earrings – £52
These, fine silver snowflake stud earrings stylishly simple yet very pretty. The Corzo & Wood flair has been used to create these earrings which will be an elegant addition to any jewellery collection. Perfect for daytime or evening wear. An excellent gift for all ages.
Fine Silver Snowflake Pendant – £82
A unique Corzo & Wood design, this snowflake pendant makes an elegant addition to any jewellery collection. Beautifully handmade in fine silver; it is an exquisite textured snow design hangs on a ball chain (18 inches) 44cm.
An amazing collection of gifts available from Fleur Botanical based in Winslow.
1. Flower arrangements from £20
2. Diffusers £30
3. Candles from £7
4. Gift Cards from £10
The 12 scents of Christmas – Christmas Spice, Snowflake Sparkle, Cranberry Sparkler, Mistletoe, Cinnamon Apple, Ginger Bread, Merry Morning, Winter’s evening, Jingle Bell Berry, Christmas Cookies, Mulled Wine and
Available in jar candles, tealight packs and wax melt snap bars.
Howes the Florist
Christmas Handtie Giftset from £45
Why not treat your loved on to a gift set of a handtie, a Christmas greetings card and a festive balloon. We will create a fantastic florist choice handtie for you with seasonal flowers.
This beautiful bundle includes a Merry Christmas Balloon, Greetings Card and seasonal hand tie starting at £45.
If ordered during lockdown you will get free delivery.
Soph’s Scents and Beauty
Bodyshop at home independent consultant with lots of gift sets and prices starting at just £1.50, also stocking FM Perfumes.
Pamper baskets start from just £5.
Personalised Christmas Wreath Decorative Freehand Embroidery Hoop
- 3″ Hoop £18
- 6″ Hoop £25
Introducing these cute personalised Christmas freehand embroidered wreath 3″ or 6″ hanging hoops, perfect for adorning your door or tree to welcome in the festive season at your family home.
Featuring the names of all your special peeps who will share the festive season with you. Freehand embroidery in a grey thread creates the detail of the family name at the centre of the 3″ or 6″ embroidery hoop. This is surrounded by green and ruby threads detailing holly and mistletoe which wraps around the names of your special ones.
The hoop has the words ‘Christmas with/at the …….’ or ‘A ……….. family Christmas’ which can be personalised with your family name or alternatively can be set with a Christmas message of your choosing.
Yoga Garden Sanctuary
The Yoga Hygge Experience combines an online Hygge Relaxation Channel with a luxury cosy hygge gift box to pamper feet and senses
The Channel consists of 4 mini guided experiences that incorporate mindful movement, breathwork, relaxation, meditation and self massage techniques. The experiences focus on improving sleep, reducing stress and inducing wellbeing.
In the gift box which accompanies the experience are luxury cosy alpaca socks and a soothing and calming organic aromatherapy candle. Pop the socks on, light the candle and tune in.
Gifts for Him
Make him a happy chappy with these most wanted presents all from local businesses!
Fox in the Box Studios
Golden Pineapple Foiled Art Print £20
Aston Martin by Ben Collins – Hand Signed Edition – £20
Ben Collins explores the car with the double-o prefix from a unique perspective behind the wheel, carving through country lanes in his father’s V8 Vantage, driving Aston Martins in four James Bond movies and competing against them in the legendary Le Mans 24-hour race. Ultimately, this is a very British success story: of a triumph of engineering that has burned brightly from the Roaring 20s to the 2020s, and an iconic car that never says die.
The Flying Fox
Pheasant Ornament – £40
An elegant antique bronze effect pheasant. Perfect for the country home mantelpiece or windowsill. Pheasant H: 130mm W: 220mm D: 140mm
Stag Bottle Opener – £19.96
Add a touch of traditional elegance to your décor with this handy Stag Bottle Opener, a functional piece as well as beautiful.
St Eval Candles & Home Fragrance from £6.50 – £30
Available for collection orders.
Just One More… Freehand Embroidered Mini Hoop Bookmark £7
Introducing Pipcicle’s book mark collection, featuring ‘Just one more’ in my favourite freehand embroidery. Perfect for book lovers!
These mini embroidery hoops measuring 2.5 cm are sat on a flat band of elastic and will allow you to safely find your page when you pick your book back up to read.
Colour fabric options will vary according to material in my stash. All fabric is repurposed. However, if you would like a particular colour or set of colours please let me know.
Gifts for Kids
Make Christmas wishes come true with these Santa approved buys.
Buckingham Garden Centre
Jelly Cat Giraffe – Medium – £18.49 – many others available instore
Having visited the Garden Centre this week, I can safely say it is packed full of Christmassy bits for the whole family! Including lots of toys, games and books for children! It’s definitely worth the trip to get that Christmassy feeling! There is even a singing Santa and Christmas Tree!
Homeflair, Meadow Walk
Huge Range of Orchard Toys available. They are firm favourites in our household!
Pop into the shop on Meadow Walk, Buckingham
Christmas paint at Home kits from £6
Lucy has a huge range of different pottery painting kits available. Go and check her out over on her Facebook page. @tinyceramics
Treasury of Bedtime Stories By Enid Blyton, Illustrated by Becky Cameron – with Limited Edition Art Print – Signed Edition – £25
A stunning treasury of favourite bedtime stories from one of the world’s best-loved storytellers. With gorgeous full-colour illustrations by Becky Cameron throughout, this special book is a gift to treasure forever. Both a gorgeous gift for fans of Enid Blyton and a striking introduction to her work for new readers, this glorious hardback contains over 300 pages of beautifully illustrated short stories to read and share at bedtime. Each short story stands alone and takes the reader on a brand-new adventure. From the pixie seamstress who makes dresses for the Fairy Queen, to the little boy who turns into a steam engine, meet a host of magic and memorable characters, brought to life by Becky Cameron’s charming illustrations.
The Flying Fox
Christmas Stocking with Dachshund – £31.50
This lovely stocking is handmade from 100% wool felt. Red with a needle felted Dachshund and white spots. Size: 56cm from toe to top of stocking diagonally taken.
Morgan and Lily
Fabric Crown – £18
- Personalise with silver glitter letters £22
- Free delivery using Bucklockdown code
I first met Severne at the little pop-up event in Tingewick this year and absolutely fell in love with her work! French couture right on our doorstep! I just need a little girl to be able to buy for!
Gifts for Home and Foodies
Do not miss out on these amazing gifts for your home or for the food lovers out there, all from local shops. Shop local this Christmas and support your local businesses.
Rebecca Marsala Flowers
Handmade Wreath From £55
Christmas Table Decoration From £35
Rebecca is the most wonderful florist based in Swanbourne, I was lucky enough to recieve a bunch of flowers from Rebecca for Mother’s Day this year! They lasted forever!
Willow & Hen
St Eval Woodland candles in Orange & Cinnamon, Inspiritus and Winter Thyme – £9.50
Anna Jayne Designs
Pack of 12 Christmas Cards.
Watercolour artwork painted by Anna Jayne Designs.
Printed on white 300 gsm card with a kraft C6 envelope.
The cards are A6 in size.
All cards are blank inside.
Pack of 12 – £18.00
Individual cards – £2.00
Delivery – £1.50
Anna Jayne Designs Ltd is a small independent business based in Winslow specialising in watercolours, creating all of her own artwork onto pretty papers and luxurious fabrics.
Fabric Patchwork Stag
Create your own cosy log cabin this Christmas with this stag head from Gisela Graham. It features intricate patchwork detailing that’ll make any setting stand out. All the beauty and rustic charm. Handmade so each one will slightly vary. Decorative item not a toy.
Foxdenton Spirits and Liqueurs
20cl Christmas Gift Set
Just in time for Christmas, our newest gift box – the 20cl Christmas gift set contains two 20cl bottles, our newest Gin Liqueur Blackberry & Apple Crumble and our most popular product Christmas liqueur.
Delicious vegan doggy mince pies – £4.50
Treat your pooch to a natural festive treat this Christmas. They are full of fruity goodness with no added sugar and has the fluffiest pastry made from coconut oil, the smell is amazing!! Presented in a lovely Christmas box which contains three tasty mince pies. Now you can both enjoy a mince pie this Christmas.
Open Air Foods
Made in Wiltshire.
Intensely savoury hard cheese with a long lasting salty sweet finish
£26 per kilo
Made in Cardigan Wales
Meltingly after soft blue cheese with a mushroomy note from the veining
£23 per kilo
Traditional Christmas fruit cake – £45 for 6 inch
Christmas sponge cake – Signature chocolate fudge cake, salted caramel – £50 for 6 inch
Christmas loaded brownie – Chocolate brownie topped with chocolate buttercream, Lindt bears, Christmas biscuits and sprinkles £15 (for postals add an extra £6.50)
Christmas selection box £20
- 2x Christmas brownie
- 2x mincemeat puffs
- 2x salted caramel reindeer macaron
- 1x gingerbread snowman
- 1x Christmas shortbread
All come wrapped in ribbon with a handmade Christmas tag
Sophs Wax Smellies
Darceys candles independent representative, we sell a wide range of wax melts, burners, room sprays, candles, aroma beads, and much more. All of our products are 100% vegan and animal friendly and none of our products are tested on animals. Gift sets are available and prices start from £3.50.
Finca El Monte
Christmas Scene Wall Art £49.99
Click and collect available
Chafor Wine Estate – Gawcott
CHAFOR Vintage Cuvée 2014 – Christmas offer – £25 per bottle or 6 for £126
Lemon gold with spicy fruit and hints of peach. A fine mousse with prolonged undertones of honeyed fig, baked apple and toasted brioche. (alc 12% vol)
Savour The Moment
Christmas Treat Boxes – £35
Treat your children, loved ones, family, friends to something special this christmas.
A sweet treat box, full of lovely goodies.
- 2 vanilla cupcakes, raspberry filling with vanilla buttercream topping
- 2 ginger cupcakes with ginger buttercream topping
- 2 cakesicles, chocolate cake covered in white chocolate
- 1 lotus biscoff brownie
- 2 vanilla biscuits covered in sugar paste
- 2 baked doughnuts
To order email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07919348905.