Shop Local This Christmas

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Shop Local This Christmas

It’s been an especially tough year for our local independent shops, restaurants and bars so we’ll be doing our bit to buy local during the November lockdown and for Christmas.

Here are some great ideas for anyone wanting to do the same.

Will & Vics Takeaway – What better way to enjoy a cosy winter’s night in than with a freshly cooked William and Victoria special? Available Thursday to Saturday 5-8pm, Sunday 12-7pm. Call 01423 506883 for pre-orders or use the online app for same day collection and delivery.

Cookie Boxes – Our friends at Little Breads are enjoying well deserved success with the Harrogate Cookie Company, an online delivery business which they launched in response to the pandemic. Why not order a Cookie Box for everyone in your team? Or treat friends and family to a unique gift from a great local business. Find out more

Saffron Tree Spice Blends – If you or someone you know enjoys experimenting in the kitchen we can recommend Saffron Tree’s spice blends in a tin. Choose from curry blends, pakoras and even naan kits. Find out more

Heal gift vouchers – Treat yourself or someone else to a bit of pampering in the New Year. Find out more

Dreamy Pets – For many of us, our pets have become our new work colleagues this year. Pay them back with something special from this great Harrogate-based company. Find out more

Infinity & Co – We can highly recommend this local jewellery specialist which has some beautiful products to buy online and in its new shop in the Victoria Centre in Harrogate, once it reopens after lockdown. Find out more 

Little Beau Sheep – If you’re looking for something a bit different and eco friendly, take a look at this innovative local business which sells hand crafted tumble dryer balls and beauty products made from sheep wool. Find out more

Burgers and More  – Another great takeaway option for those days when you want someone else to do the cooking. Home delivery service available within 5 miles of the town centre. Order via Fill The Void.

Bird on a Spade – Lots of us discovered our inner gardener in 2020. If that was you, or someone you know, have a look at this fabulous website for beautiful vintage garden ornaments to brighten up any outdoor space. Find out more

The Harrogate Hamper – What could be better than a hamper full of Harrogate sourced goodies? The Harrogate Hamper is newly launched and offers just that. Website coming soon.

The Dusty Barn – Beautifully crafted gifts and signs, handmade using reclaimed wood in Paul and Cassie’s Yorkshire-based Dusty Barn. Find out more

These are just a few of the many local independent businesses that need our support more than ever this year. We’ll be adding to this list in the run up to Christmas so please feel free to send us any suggestions.

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