Christmas Gift Guide #ShopLocal

12 December 2018
What better time of year to celebrate all-things local than at Christmas! We're surrounded by some of the best independent High Street shops in Rutland and Stamford, and this is the perfect time to spend your money wisely supporting local businesses and keeping the unique shop offerings in Uppingham, Oakham and Stamford alive. So, I thought I'd put together a Christmas Gift Guide featuring some present ideas you can get hold of right on your doorstep! 

Celebrate Christmas whilst supporting local businesses!

This adorable box of delicious handmade biscuits by The Kitsch Hen in Oakham are charming and perfect for your kiddies Christmas Eve box! The Kitsch Hen also offer loads of hand-stamped biscuit options.
*Ideal for a stocking!*

Christmas Eve Box Biscuits from The Kitsch Hen

The most perfect gift for a Rutlander! Katie Cardew's Rutland Map is one of the most original gifts you can treasure forever, and it features so many amazing things you may or may not know about our beautiful county. Available framed or unframed from only £40!

Rutland Map Fine Art by Katie Cardew Illustrations

Insta-Style Living Space Book from Goodwin & Belle, Uppingham - £13.95
11 High Street East, Uppingham, LE15 9PY
For the interiors enthusiast who loves expressing their unique style around the home. The inexpensive book could be their new bible of home ideas.
*Ideal for a stocking!*

Insta-style book from Goodwin & Belle in Uppingham.

Produced in the village of Brentingby near Melton Mowbray and the only gin you need this Christmas. The stunning copper bottle makes the perfect gift for a gin lover.

London Dry Gin from Brentingby near Melton Mowbray

Sixton London Sock & Broach Gift Boxes from Blue Gryphon - £34.00
1 High Street West, Uppingham, LE15 9QB
These super stylish socks and broach boxes are an ideal gift for a fashion lover this Christmas. Cosy socks that are fantastic quality and quirky broaches you can wear together or apart.
*Ideal for a stocking!*

Sixton London Sock & Broach Gift Box from Blue Gryphon in Uppingham.

Fords of Oakham, 8 Church Street, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6AA
Children will be obsessed with their new little robotic pet.. a clownfish! A fish with technology that activates when placed in the water and dives up to 6ft!
This will keep the kids entertained this Christmas.

Robo Alive Robotic Fish from Fords of Oakham

You can't go wrong with a Limited Edition gift. Choose between Limited Edition prints for Rutland, Oakham, Uppingham and Stamford at only £12.99 each or the options to save and purchase the whole collection for just £44.99. A great gift for someone who has everything!

Limited Edition Prints from Silhouette Signs

9 Ironmonger Street, Stamford, PE9 1PL
If you follow the Energy Girls on Instagram you'll know all about their fabulous style as well as their excellent shop local campaign with their #ShopStamford Christmas video inspired by the VISA advert. So, why not treat the lucky lady in your life to this stunning Beck Sondergaard bag from Energy Clothing in Stamford.

Beck Sondergaard Fuzz Shopper Bag from Energy Clothing in Stamford.

Hand roasted coffee in Oakham at Two Chimps Towers in Oakham Enterprise Park. Two Chimps offer a large selection of different varieties of coffee, and they would make a fantastic gift for a coffee lover this Christmas.
*Ideal for a stocking!*

Hand roasted coffee by Two Chimps in Oakham.

Lysning Reed Diffuser from Goodwin & Belle - £57.00
11 High Street East, Uppingham, LE15 9PY
Scents of pine needles, cloudberry and lichens this beautiful reed diffuser is bound to make any home lovers Christmas. The stylish design and 'Lysning' scent makes the perfect gift.

Lysning reed diffuser from Goodwin & Belle in Uppingham.

Fords of Oakham, 8 Church Street, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6AA
Pair a bottle of Brentingby Gin with a set of these gorgeous Dartington gin Copa glasses from Fords of Oakham. I personally think half the secret to a perfect G&T is the glass that it's served in and these are my personal favourite style and would make a wonderful gift!

Set of Dartington Gin Copa Glasses from Fords of Oakham.

If you're on the go or a coffee lover, then these gorgeous glass reusable coffee cups are a great gift idea for a family member. Available in pink, grey or white you can travel with a coffee from your favourite Rutland coffee shop and what's even better is when you purchase one from Scandimania in Uppingham you get your first coffee absolutely FREE!

Glass coffee cup from Scandimania, Uppingham.

Crow Taxidermy from Blue Gryphon - £185.00
1 High Street West, Uppingham, LE15 9QB
The most unusually beautiful item in our gift guide is wonderful a Christmas crow. Beautiful taxidermy from Blue Gryphon in Uppingham.

Christmas crow taxidermy from Blue Gryphon in Uppingham.

Thanks for reading and a very Merry Christmas!