As this strange year draws to a close, you can shop local this Christmas as the perfect alternative to mainstream shopping sites. Businesses in Cambridgeshire and surrounding areas are geared up to help you shop local for gifts and cards from the comfort of your own home.
We’ve all felt the effects of events this year and local businesses, which rely on your support, have had it hard. From the independent coffee shops who haven’t been able to sell a single drink, to the baby shops that have had to close their doors for good, our high streets are in need of help. You can play your part in revitalising them by choosing to shop local this Christmas. By shopping local you will bring joy to your loved ones with thoughtful gifts while also giving relief to the businesses that make our towns what they are, helping them to get through the winter.
Go the Extra Mile To Shop Local
By buying local, you can gift friends and family products that are made by people with a passion. You can know that when your friends and family unwrap their gifts on Christmas Day, they are gifts that are unique, handcrafted and made with care.
You can fill your Christmas table with locally sourced foods, with farm-raised British turkey from your neighbourhood butcher, fresh vegetables from a family-run greengrocer, and a delicious cheese board with a selection of local cheeses. Not only will you be helping keep a local business afloat during these tough times, you can have the freshest and best quality local produce.
This year more than ever, a thoughtful Christmas card will make a welcome connection with friends and family. With a range of local gift and card shops around, you will be able to find a card that feels personal. Many shops have cards that have been designed by local artists to send out a special and unique Christmas message to your nearest and dearest.
Find the Best Places to Shop Local
Christmas is a time to get together with friends and family near and far, and while that might not be possible this year, you can still enjoy Christmas spirit by making contact with some wonderful local traders. We’ve gathered together our favourite local businesses, crafters, and gift companies in one place, so you can find the best Cambridgeshire and its surrounding areas has to offer, all in one webzine.
As part of our #ReachOutToHelpOut campaign, we are showcasing some of the finest independent businesses in Cambridgeshire and the surrounding area so you can browse everything they’re selling. If a business catches your eye, you can see all their products through our links in the webzine, which take you straight to their website or Facebook page.