8 reasons to buy local this Christmas

By Anita Jaynes on 28 November, 2023

TBE Partnership with Taste of Bath

Taste of Bath has just turned EIGHT years old – and to celebrate, we’re sharing eight reasons why buying local is your best bet this Christmas…

Better quality – you get what you pay for! At small independent businesses like Taste of Bath, we really care about making sure every single product we sell meets our incredibly high standards, because we know that quality reflects on us and on our clients. Because of this, we always sell out at Christmas – our online shop closes on the 8th December, but we strongly advise getting your order in before then!

Better customer service – our small team is genuinely dedicated to the products we sell and the customers we serve. We’ll work with you to make sure you have exactly what you need, and if you have a query, you can speak to us directly and we’ll sort it. We also offer a 24-hour delivery service that’s fully tracked from warehouse to doorstep by our team, to make sure everything goes smoothly. 

Bespoke gifts – for something unique, meaningful, and memorable, big businesses can’t hold a candle to independent ones. We’re so much more than just an online shop – we can tailor your gifts to your exact needs with our award-winning bespoke service. Don’t leave it too late though – bespoke orders close on the 30th of November!

Benefit the local community – independent businesses play a big part in making places like Bath feel special. Supporting and nurturing small businesses helps enrich the places we live in, and sends a powerful message that your business cares about community.

Buy from real people – when you shop small, you can get to know who you’re buying from and why it’ll make such a difference to have your support. Each hamper you order from us comes with a ‘Meet the Producers’ card that introduces our family of producers and tells the recipient a bit about what makes them special. 

Benefit local charities – since September last year, we’ve donated almost £6000 to our charity partners, Bath Foodbank. We donate £1 from every single hamper we sell, so your orders make a huge difference to local people in need! Every hamper includes a postcard explaining how your gift has supported the work of this vital local charity.

Benefit the local economy – research has shown that spending your money with small businesses means much more of it stays in the local economy. Investing in the local area like this makes a real statement about your business’s priorities, and shows you’re not just about the bottom line. 

Benefit the environment – supporting local businesses means shorter supply chains, particularly in our case when all our products are sourced from within 25 miles of the city. We’ve also designed our packaging to be totally plastic-free, using recycled cardboard, paper bubble wrap and wood-wool from FSC-certified sources.

Find out more, enquire about our bespoke service and place your order, all at www.taste-of.co.uk