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Shop these! 20 Lovely local gifts to buy

Ker-poww! It's your ultimate local gift guide. Want to buy something for that spesh person in your life and support local bizzies at the same time? Step away from that Amazon basket and try these 20 gifts for him, her and them.

We’ve curated the best of the bunch to pop in your local shopping basket this year, whether you’re looking for your mum, your dad, your kids, your window cleaner or just yourself!

Here are 20 hyper-local gifts to give this year.

For Her

Loqi Poul Gernes Dots Bag

Do your bit for the environment with this utterly fabulous Poul Gernes Dots 1966-68 Bag. You can pop it in your handbag so it’s on hand for all those shopping trips and it folds away into a small matching pouch. From Cotswold Trading in Broadway, it’s colourful, edgy, jazzily geometric, and reusable so it can be used time and time again. Make a statement with this bag inspired by political artist Poul Gernes tote bag. © Gernes Estate.

Buy it now: £9.95

18ct White Gold Diamond Set Pendant

Sold at Muddy Stilettos ‘Best Jewellery Shop 2021’ Anja Potze, this super stylish and on-trend necklace is a stunner. This pretty 18ct white gold initial is diamond set and is suspended from an 18ct white gold chain. Got a smaller budget? Chose an 18ct gold Luscious Letters ‘Love’ pendant in gold (£110) designed and crafted by Dower and Hall in their London studio

Buy it now: £475 and £110

Daily Glow Rich Serum

This rich serum has been developed by Neighbourhood Botanicals – an all female indie biz – for daily use on all skin types. From M.a.d.e in Cirencester is is fresh, zingy and packed full of natural ingredients, antioxidents, vitamins and phytosterols that will say cheerio to those puffy winter eyes. Vegan and cruelty free it comes housed in recyclable packaging. Small batch produced in London England. 

Buy it now: £28.99

Cashmere Leopard Print Scarf

This on-trend leopard print scarf is made from the finest and softest cashmere so is a real investment piece that will last for years. Just wrap it around you and go. This Jumper 1234 winter warmer is from Sue Parkinson in Cirencester and is made with 100% cashmere.

Buy it now: £199

Leather Detachable Handbag Strap

Pimp up any bag this party season with this versatile and va-va-vampy handbag strap from Lavender Blue. Made from soft and tactile cowhide on the front and black leather on the reversible side it’s perfect for twinning with any outfit you choose to don. Just clip on the two ends to your favourite tote, shoulder bag or cross-body bag and go.

Buy it now: £35.95

Sequin Star Jumper

This Classic Star Jumper is a best selling piece at Cirencester and Tetbury boutique Sassy and Boo each year and by popular demand. Get it in 5 different colours from

Buy it now: £72.00

For Him

Graphic Mugs

These funky mugs from designer and artist Jack Laverick a talented ceramicist who combines cutting edge design with a good cuppa (and why not).

Buy it now: From £15

Scandinavisk Candle

Why should us women have all the fun with candles? Get him this daddy of wicks SKOG candle named after the Swedish word for forest from Truce in Nailsworth, a finalist in the Muddy Awards 2021. With not 1 but 3 wicks, an FSC-certified oak lid, hard box gift packaging, and poured in Sweden from Swedish rapeseed wax its not only got eco-cred but will waft the scent of pine needles, fir cones, birch sap and woodland lily around the house.

Buy it now: £50

Beeble Whisky

This delicious locally-made whiskey (produced just over the border in Wilts) is a sport on gift for any whisky connoisseurs. Blended with British honey it’s the winner of a Great Taste Award 2020, from Made in Stroud, in Stroud, and Jolly Nice in Frampton near Cirencester.

Buy it now: £30

Eton Red Herringbone Wool Scarf

This classic herringbone wool scarf from James of Montpellier in Cheltenham will keep him snuggly warm as the winter rolls in. Made in Italy from premium real wool, the timeless pattern makes it easy to match with any outfit and style. Available in a wide range of colors, with contrasting fringe color, we love it in festive red.

Buy it now: £70

Red Wine & Coffee Gift Box

Calling all vino and caffeine lovers – if the man in your life loves these this box will go down a treat. Filled with a delicious bottle of Malbec, Merlot flavoured wine gums, a coffee selection and some tasty Peruvian dark chocolate. 

Buy it now: £39

For Kids

Wooden Greenhouse & Garden Playset

Give your junior eco-warrier hours of fun with this mini wooden greenhouse and gardening set. Encourage those green fingers with this set which includes a frame for nurturing seeds, raised bed with nine cute vegetables, compost bin, lawnmower, watering can, topiary tree, wheelbarrow and a deck chair. This Tenderleaf plywood playset from Cotswold Trading in Broadway for ages 3+ is perfect practice for the Spring.

Buy it now: £79.95

Kids Cooking Set

Need a sous chef this Christmas Day? This Sass & Belle toy cooking set from Domestic Science in Nailsworth is spot on for budding chefs. The kit includes miniature pots, pans and utensils, all with a matching retro flower print. They’re packaged in a gorgeous suitcase which when turned upside down acts as a pretend hob – nifty. Crafted from Stainless steel and birch wood it’s made to last too.

Buy it now: £22

Jolly Christmas Treat Box

gift box

This box of goodies from BoxTree Gifts is perfect for the little ones this yuletide. Inside find a Christmas Edition Chocolate Bar from Love Cocoa (tastes great and they plant a tree for every sale), a festive chocolate lolly from Cocoa Loco, a Ho Ho Ho Wooden Tree Decoration and more.

Buy it now: £22

For Teens

Frida Kahlo Cushion

This stylish Frida Kahlo cushion with an orange pom pom trim by Talking Tables will up the cool factor in any teen queen’s bedroom. From cult Stroud boutique Fourteen, this homage to the Mexican painter also comes in yellow, has a 100% cotton cover and a great boho vibe, perfect for any Frida fans or fashionistas.

Buy it now: £30

Glow Edit Spa at Home Box

This fabulous trio of favourite facial treatments from award-winning skin care brand, BeautyPro will put the pamper into Christmas. From BoxTree Gifts and perfect for the spa at home treatment or before a night out, it includes a Thermotherapy Gold Foil Mask, and Eye Therapy Mask and a Detoxifying Mask.

Buy it now: £12

Gingko Tumbler Selfie Speaker, Cotswold Trading

This nifty little gadget will not only bang out their favourite tunes on demand, but it also comes with a camera to take those all important selfies. Made from 100% natural and sustainable maple wood the selfie function is hands-free and comes with a stylish strap to make it super portable, as well as a hidden USB charging port on the back Powered by a rechargeable battery, get up to 10 hours play time. 

Sugar & Spice Gift Box, BoxTree Gifts

box of food

This Sugar & Spice Gift Box is filled with delicious treats. Enjoy warm spiced hot chocolate with cinnamon churro marshmallows, plus sweet treats they’ll love including spiced fudge, candy cane sweets and moreish gingerbread truffles. A perfect festive hamper filled with the flavours of Christmas.

Buy it now: £48.50

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