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BUYING LOCAL THIS CHRISTMAS – PRODUCT IDEAS

Posted by Francesca De Franco on 03 Dec 2020

More so than ever this year it’s important to support the small, independent businesses in our great local area.

There are many brilliant businesses here in Epsom & Ewell with fantastic products and services available throughout the year. Here’s a round up of what our Epsom and Ewell Families businesses have on offer for Christmas 2020.

Christmas Food

Fresh Connect

Family-run business Fresh Connect supplies the highest quality fresh produce to the local community, corporates, the hospitality industry and even schools and hospitals across Surrey and London.

You can get your Christmas dinner veg boxes and festive grazing boxes by visiting: https://freshconnectuk.com/

Cheese and Cheers

Perfect hampers containing cheese, charcuterie, chocolate and condiments as well as festive cheese boards and platters (to serve 6-8 people) are available from Epsom-based Cheese and Cheers.

Order here: https://www.cheeseandcheerssurrey.co.uk/

CHEW! 

Get your Christmas pic ‘n’ mix candy bags, chocolates, personalised Christmas Eve boxes and other festive sweet treats from CHEW!

Picky Bits

Picky Bits is a one-stop-shop for amazing platters and grazing boxes of festive food favourites. From charcuterie, cheese and fruit to sweets, pavlovas and vegan goodies, your Christmas food cravings are catered for.

See the full range here: http://www.pickybitsfood.com/

Christmas Trees

Fresh Connect is also on hand to deliver you a perfect premium grade Nordmann Christmas tree.

Christmas Door Wreaths, Flowers, Table Decor and Decorations

BBL Floral Design

BBL Floral Design produces beautiful, unique and tailored designs and creations for its customers.

Visit the website – https://www.bbldesign.co.uk – to order stunning Christmas door wreaths, table displays and all your festive flowers. I’m attending the BBL Floral Design wreath making workshop and can’t wait!

 

Michelle Makes These 

This Christmas, local artist Michelle is making beautiful fabric Christmas wreaths, which can be completely customised to your own particular colour scheme and your desired shape and size. You can also opt to have a variety of different ornamental decorations added to make your perfect wreath. Prices start from £12.

Michelle is also creating Christmas-themed garland bunting and felt Christmas tree decorations. Find out more on her Facebook page.

 

Nikkie’s Floral Designs

We are truly spoilt for choice in the Epsom & Ewell area when it comes to floristry. This Christmas, Nikkie’s Floral Designs is offering a number of festive products including Christmas wreaths, hand tied flowers and gorgeous Christmas decorations.

Check out Nikkie’s Facebook page to see the full range.

… and don’t forget Fresh Connect is another great option for fresh decorated door wreaths, hand-tied Christmas bouquets and fresh table candle arrangements.

Christmas Products for Baby

Bambinos & Me

Bambinos & Me has got lovely Baby Play Sensory Baubles, which contain special gifts for little ones and stylish teething necklaces (for mums to wear and babies to chew). Take a look at the full range of products and services here.

Christmas Cards and Festive Product Designs

Minuteman Press

For all your festive product design and prints, Minuteman Press has you covered. A high quality and reliable design, print and  promotional products company, it offers a huge range of products and services throughout the year. Its festive offering includes: Christmas cards, vouchers, catalogues, menus, calendars and posters.

Find out more here.

Christmas Workshops

Grow Cook Enjoy 

Grow Cook Enjoy, run by professional qualified chef Jayne McGhee, teaches children, teenagers and adults to grow and cook fantastic food. Jane is running a number of fun Christmas-themed cooking workshops as well as a wreath decorating workshop. Find out more by visiting the Grow Cook Enjoy website.

The Little Book of Grow Cook Enjoy, which features a collection of children’s recipes, is out now. This would make a great stocking filler. Order your copy here.

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With such a fantastic array of quality products and produce available, there’s no reason not to shop local!

Happy shopping.

Fran x

 
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Francesca De Franco
I’m Francesca (usually Fran), a Londoner living in Surrey with my great husband and our three lovely children. My eldest daughter is 12 and my twin daughters are aged nine.

I'm a freelance PR consultant and also run my own blog where I write about the things that we do, the places that we visit, the toys and games that we play with as well as all the every day parenting (and some non-parenting) stuff in between.

My love for communicating and writing, mirrors my passion for trying to be the best mum I can be. Interests include good food and wine, Italian culture, football and personal finance.

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