Reasons to Shop Local This Christmas
We’ve all experienced the stress of Christmas shopping in a big city. Struggling to find anywhere to park, fighting through crowded shopping malls and waiting in lengthy queues to pay are all familiar scenarios. This Christmas, why not do your shopping a little differently? With so much to be gained from shopping locally, we’ve given a few reasons why you should swap the crowded malls for your local high street to buy your Christmas gifts.
Shopping in your local town can be a much more enjoyable and rewarding experience. With ample parking options (some of them free!), and no need to push your way through crowds of people, heading to your local high street is often a stress-free alternative to a jam-packed department store.
Plus, having the option to pop to your local town is perfect for the last-minute shoppers amongst us. If you do all your shopping a few days before Christmas, purchasing your gifts online runs the risk of them not arriving in time, and heading into your nearest big city becomes more of an ordeal the closer you get to the big day! So, visiting the array of shops that your local high street has to offer gives you the flexibility to do your shopping when it suits you.
It’s a personal experience
In a large, busy store, finding a free shop assistant to ask for advice on your purchase can be a big struggle. When you shop local, there’s almost always someone around to help. If you shop with us this Christmas, our knowledgeable staff are always keen to help and give advice on your purchase. Plus, if you need to get in touch about your order, we don’t use call centres. This means that you will always speak to a member of staff and it might even be the person who served you in the shop or delivered your items!
Celebrating our 27th anniversary this December, we have a genuine passion for what we do and have been serving the local community for a long time! As a result, we have fantastic knowledge of the local areas and we’re used to delivering items to tricky spots that larger retailers might struggle to locate.
You can get some wonderfully unique gifts
You can find some really unique local gifts from independent retailers. A new mattress or item of furniture is a practical and useful gift which can be purchased from our family-run stores in Ross or Stroud. We offer a range of sofas and mattresses, which are handmade in the UK, plus we also have exclusive package deals on mattress, divans and headboards sets which you can’t find anywhere else in the country!
There are endless gift options available on your local high street. For your foodie friend, why not swap the usual supermarket chocolate box for a hamper of quality local produce? Or for a decorative gift for the home, purchase a unique painting from a talented local artist. Independent retailers offer unique, practical and heartfelt gifts for everyone to enjoy.