14 Oct Pop out and pick up something personal this Christmas
Pop out and pick up something personal this Christmas
When it comes to Christmas presents, we all know shopping online is quick and convenient – but there’s absolutely nothing personal about it.
Popping into your local shops will reveal far more interesting gift ideas than all those mass-produced everyday products you’ll find online – and you may well find something you would never have thought of that’s just perfect for the person you have in mind.
Local shopkeepers are passionate about their stock, and they’ll go the extra mile to help you find exactly the right gifts for your loved ones. A present you have personally chosen is usually a much better fit for the recipient than something you’ve dropped in your online basket without really thinking.
So why not take your Christmas present list and seek out some of our fantastic ‘Live Love Local’ traders, who will be only too glad to help you find just the right thing?
For those who like to shine…
For those who like to stand out from the crowd, a piece of bespoke jewellery is the perfect gift. Hallmark Jewellers in Titchfield has a bespoke design service that will create something unique and personal. The team will talk through ideas and possibilities and inspire the perfect design. The perfect unique and thoughtful gift!
Want to find the perfect piece for your loved one? Get in contact with Hallmark today:
For purr-fect pets…
If you love your dog, you’ll lap up Nelly’s Woofers in West Street, Fareham. It’s a paradise of natural dog treats, grain and gluten-free food, smart accessories, and toys. And it hosts doggy birthday pawties – go on, you know you want to!
Finding a Christmas present for your precious pooch? Check them out:
For home birds…
If you know Stubbington, you’re sure to know about Lulu Loves Home. This lovely award-winning shop opened in 2017 and has become something of a trend forecaster in the local area. You’ll find a beautiful range of products from cushions, candles, and accessories to interior styling and industrial furniture. And with a huge Christmas collection, you’ll find everything you need to fill your home with joy this festive season.
See something you like? Check them out:
For interior designers…
Kimmy at Hearts and Hugs in Titchfield sources beautiful and practical products you’ll love, whether it’s for you, your home, or a gift. Independent and creative, this store is filled with things to inspire you – it’s a true browser’s paradise!
Check them out:
For craft and model fans…
Wicor Models in Portchester is a treasure trove for the modelling hobbyist, with a huge range of model railways, paints, glues, slot cars, dolls houses, plastic kits, materials, and tools.
Check out their website for more:
For the creatives…
The creative, colour-loving team at Boutique Haberdashery in Fareham’s West Street is obsessed with yarn and loves an interesting project. They’re always happy to offer help and guidance to help turn ideas into reality and offer a huge range of yarns, cottons, sewing accessories, knitting patterns, and tools.
Check out their store:
For fans of the unusual…
Craft Crazy has been bringing the magical and mystical to Fareham’s West Street for nearly three decades. Peter and Anne Fisher sell a wide range of items such as dreamcatchers, herbs, crystals, incense sticks, dragon and fairy figurines, jewellery, and tarot cards. Anne loves to talk to her customers to help inspire them to find exactly what they need.
Want a unique gift? Check them out:
For music maestros…
It’s possible to spend hours in the wonderful Heathen Chemistry record shop in Fareham’s West Street, where you can enjoy leafing through thousands of new and pre-loved vinyls. There’s a fantastic choice, whether you’re buying for pop princesses, metalheads, or jazz fans. The knowledgeable, friendly staff are always willing to have a chat and point you in the right direction.
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For culture vultures…
The gift shop at Westbury Manor Museum is a treasure trove of lovely items, from Christmas cards of local scenes to sweet treats, children’s books and great ideas for stocking fillers.
A visit to the museum on Fareham’s West Street makes a grand day out – immerse yourself in local history before browsing the gift shop shelves and popping into the museum’s café for a cup of coffee and a slice of cake.
Santa will be dropping into the magical Christmas grotto on December 11 and 12 to chat with visitors and hand out presents. Grotto visits must be pre-booked and cost £4.50 per child, which includes a free child’s hot chocolate or juice box at the museum café. Christmas craft boxes are also available in the gift shop for £1.50.
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