Where to shop local in Poole this Christmas
This year has been hard on all of us. But as we enter the closing stages of 2020, there is reason to be hopeful as Christmas approaches. So after a testing year, what better way to support Poole than by staying local to do your Xmas shopping.
There are tons of great gifts available for all tastes at some of Poole's brilliant independant stores, retailers, and individuals. So check out all the amazing places you can shop local in Poole this Christmas beow.
Hampers On The Green - Brilliant Dorset goodness packed inside a delicious Christmas hamper, Hampers On The Green provide a filling festive hamper like no other. Explore their website and personalise your own hamper to include your favourite local cheeses, pastries, and some of Englands best alcoholic beverages. Buy for yourself as a Xmas treat, or give to someone you love and watch their eyes - and waist-band expand this December.
Baked Buds - This small Poole-based boutique produces handmade dried wreaths that are the perfect way to get your house in the festive mood this Christmas. All materials are picked locally with mini wreaths starting at £15 including tracked nationwide delivery and gift wrapping. They also offer an exciting range of other dried flowers and grasses to brighten any home.
Caroline Marks Art - Caroline is a new artist to Poole, producing stunning art of the local Poole and Dorset area. Most of her paintings area are of Poole’s stunning beachfront and harbour making them a great gift to hang on your wall this Christmas.
Rezin Frenzy - Making a variety of handmade jewellery such as earrings, necklaces, and nail palettes, Rezin Frenzy provide the perfect decorative Christmas gift. Take a look at their Facebook page by clicking their name above to check out their range of products and support this local Poole business this Christmas.
Magic Of Santa - This brand new Christmas adventure launching in Dorset on 4th December is a fun festive family experience. Put the magic back into Christmas at this indoor experience which puts your child at the heart of a magical Xmas experience. Speak to elves in the toy workshop, see Cinderella’s coach and horses, and even spend time with Santa himself.
Creative Easel - This Poole based local artist is making handmade high-quality Christmas decorations to help get you in the mood for the festive celebrations. Made with high-quality fine casting plaster, all decorations are individually decorated and will be beautifully packed at no extra cost.
Fairytale Folk - Producing miniature solid wood, hand-painted dolls, Fairytale Folk are a brilliant local Poole business producing fun and unique decorative dolls. Pick your own design from Buzz Lightyear to personalised mini-me’s and give a personal Christmas present this festive season that will stand out in the home.
Salty Kisses Crafts - This online-only local Poole company make unique home decor items that are perfect for stocking-fillers this Christmas. From personalised drinks bottles to decorative wireless earbuds, Salty Crafts are one online shop you need to stop by this Xmas. Check out all their products on their FB page by clicking their name above.
Boo’s Toy Shop - Located in Buttermarket Poundbury, Boo’s Toy Shop are one of the regions premier toy shops, stocking a range of the latest and most creative toys and gifts. The Magical Boo’s Toy Shop have toys available for kids of all ages and have an exciting range of Christmas additions that will leave the kids bouncing with excitement. Their shop is currently closed but you can order online on their website here.
The Market Gallery - The Market Gallery is located the Dolphin Shopping Centre selling a fantastic range of arts and crafts materials. If you’re looking to make some of your own Christmas gifts for the rest of the family then The Market Gallery is definitely one place you need to check out. They are currently operating a click and collect service at their store with orders placed through their Facebook page or by calling the shop.
Tails From The Wood - Located in Wimbourne, Tails From The Woods are a traditional independent toy shop specialising in restoring dolls houses. This model shop stock the highest quality of quirky Christmas gifts and are a brilliant place to pick up unique Xmas presents for the whole family this December. Call 01202 841676 to find out more.
Dorset Gifts - This family-run business has been selling nautical themed gifts in Dorset since 1982. Best known for our beautiful beaches and stunning harbour, Dorset Gifts make an array of decorative items that will certainly bring a taste of the ocean into your home. If you know someone who loves the beach, has a passion for sailing, or simply loves quirky decorations, then look no further this Christmas.
The Ginger and Pickle - We all love cheese and crackers in front of the fire at Christmas time. But if you’re wanting to take your Xmas foodie festivities to the next level, then check out the delicious grazing boards on sale at The Ginger and Pickle. Selling a tongue-tingling range of grazing boards, boxes, and tables, this is the perfect Christmas gift for the food-lovers in your life. Local delivery is available and you can check out their range of items here.
Fluid Surf Shop - You might not fancy a dip in the sea this time of year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get ready for the summer by taking a look at the surf-style clothing on show at Sandbanks’ Fluid Surf Shop. Check out their wavy range of clothing and accessories and get ready for an action-packed 2021.
Truly Scrumptious Dorset - This sweet shop is a sweet-tooth’ dream, with their variety or freshly made fudge and traditional pick’n’mix sweets sure to be a hit with the whole family this Christmas. Local delivery is available on all their items and if you want to send that special gift this Xmas then why not check out their beautiful bespoke hampers.