The Business Exchange is encouraging people to buy local this Christmas and support Swindon and Wiltshire’s many independents. Follow the hashtag #LoveLocalWilts on social media as we continue to promote what is on offer across the county.
We have compiled this shortlist which provides just a taster of what is available.
The Wiltshire Artisans Christmas Hamper: Price: £60
Calne-based Fluffy Puffin has brought together 13 of the most talented producers, to bring you a Christmas Hamper packed full of locally made goods, including:
Explorer’s Gin pays tribute to the explorers of the ‘Golden Era’, who navigated uncharted waters and to today’s explorers in all fields who continue to push the boundaries. Explorer’s Gin is Salisbury-based Downton Distillery’s first released gin, capturing the ‘Spirit of Adventure.’
Western Red Cedar provides the backbone to Explorer’s Gin.
Ubeity – Products promoting wellbeing and mindfulness Prices from £5
Bradford on Avon’s Dorothy House Hospice has its own product range Ubeity, which means grounded in the moment. It offers ethically made body and home fragrance products with all profits helping to fund its end of life care.
Goofy Goat Gifts – Various prices cufflinks from £25
Swindon-based Goofy Goat Gifts create unique presents with a nod to bygone eras from upcycled materials, from coin and watch movement cufflinks, to quirky lamps out of objects such as GPO phones. Avo meters and military helmets.