AD: Last Minute Gifts and Stocking Ideas in Somerset

Looking for a last minute gift and stocking idea before last shipping dates? Wait….before you hit that Amazon button once more, let’s take a closer look at what’s available locally in Somerset.

Somerset christmas gift guide 2019

1. Raw Chocolate Orange Bites from Hanora Health

These handmade bites from Hanora Health make perfect stocking fillers and inexpensively priced at £2.50.

Made with Dates, Cashews, Raisins, Orange Peel, Raw Cacao, Coconut Oil. Gorgeous Vegan, GF and Dairy Free treats anyone would love to receive.

2. Assorted Chocolate Christmas Box from As Raw As

Delightful festive shapes such as snowman, Christmas tree and stocking, these chocolates look as good as they taste! Choose one flavour per box or have a mixed box of both plain Caramac and dark chocolate! Priced at £8.50 perfect for small and big kids alike.

I’ve given As Raw As chocs to Jon in the past, we’re big fans of the Caramac in our house! Delicious, organic dairy free raw chocolate made with only nutritious natural ingredients. Handmade in Somerset.

3. Desktop Arcade Game from Get It Rapt

Retro gaming at it’s best, this perfect stocking filler is a fun little gift at £18.50. With 200 games spread over 6 categories including Shooting, Action, Puzzle, Sports, Fighting and Racing. A fun gift to open on Christmas morning.

4. Resin Memories from Copper and Bramble

Want to remember a special occasion, place or person? Simply send your bouquet, flowers, grasses and small memorabilia to Copper and Bramble who will ingeniously turn it into a 6.5cm Resin Memory Cube to keep and treasure forever.

Other shapes are also available, a true bespoke service. These cubes are one off pieces of art, and at just £50 an affordable legacy piece.

5. Concrete Hexagon Tealight Holders by Morris Concrete Designs at Moss Yeovil

Visit Yeovil’s newest store; Moss at 44 Princes St, Yeovil BA20 1EQ to snag these on-trend hexagon concrete tea light holders, with metallic detail at £3.50 each. Perfect rustic means glam gifting.

Designed by Matthew Morris at Morris Concrete Designs, lovingly curated by Claire at Moss Yeovil.

6. Alphabet Animals Print from Kathryn Pow Art

Detailed, Hand drawn & painted Animal Alphabet Gilcee Print. Each animal has been intricately drawn and hand painted created with pencil and watercolours. £22.50

Educational and beautiful addition to any childs bedroom. Printed on high quality Water colour paper to give it an authentic look with wonderful detail. All artworks are printed in Somerset, UK. This Animal Alphabet print is perfect addition to a nursery or child’s bedroom.

See more on Kathryn Pow Art Instagram.

7. Handmade Scarf from Fruitbat Textiles

All women’s scarves from Fruitbat Textiles are hand dyed, hand woven and finished in their Somerset studio! All made with natural fibres, using primarily British wool.

Small scarves start at £95. Bespoke design service available. A truly special gift.

Benefits for Shopping Local

If your finger is still teetering on the Amazon button, check out the huge benefits for shopping local.

“Going local does not mean walling off the outside world. It Means nurturing locally owned businesses which use local resources sustainably, employ local workers at decent wages and serve primarily local consumers. It means becoming more self-sufficient and less dependant on imports. Control moves from the boardrooms of distant corporations and back into the community where it belongs.” 

– Michael H. Shuman, author of the book Going Local.

Don’t get me wrong I shop Amazon the same as any other wife and mum and love a bargain. And I buy from as many Somerset makers and creators as I can too, who are literally adorned in talent and right on my doorstep.

I’ve scratched the surface here, there’s so much more out there. Shopping locally spreads more joy for everyone and I hope that by highlighting last minute gifts and stocking ideas from around Somerset you’ll find the perfect presents your loved ones will treasure, while giving a smile to a local business too!

Before you go

Before you go…..a huge THANK YOU for helping me to give back! This post is sponsored and has earnt 2 SchoolBags for local charity School in a Bag my charity partner for Lizzie Somerset Gives Back Initiative. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible. I truly couldn’t do it without you.

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