There's never been a more important time to support our local independents. This year (& every year to be honest!) we are going to be supporting our local businesses by buying everything locally! With so many incredible options right on our doorstep, there really has never been a better time to set yourself the challenge of buying as much as you can locally. So... for those of us in the beautiful Isle of Purbeck... here we go!
Buffmonger - Vegan friendly handmade natural cosmetics, from body butters to face masks, they've got something for everyone. See their website here.
Purbeck Candles - They create stunning candles made using soya wax & 100% pure essential oils, they come in a huge array of scents, plus they also makes reed diffusers & wax melts. Shop Purbeck Candles online here.
Chococo - We all know a chocolate lover and regardless who doesn't gorge themselves on a box of chocolates on Christmas day? Chococo (just round the corner from us on Commercial Road!) offers the most amazing handmade artisan chocolates, with a huge variety of flavours plus something to suit everyone; vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free. Personally i'll be buying one of their chocolate trees & a bauble or two... You can shop them online here.
Eating out vouchers
Support your favourite eateries by buying vouchers for when things are a bit more normal! We're lucky in Swanage to have lots of amazing places to choose from, Bliss Food Co & Chilled Red to name just a couple! They'll definitely be on our Christmas list!
Chilled Red don't have a website but you can find them on facebook!
Love cake - Not only do they do the most amazing cakes (they will be doing a takeaway service during the lockdown), they also sell some great gifts, we're talking tinned biscuits, crockery, jams... and some local booze! You can visit their website for opening times here.