Christmas gift guide
A new spirit company in this part of Kent compliments the long and rich local history and brings a new sense of adventure to the world of spirits and liqueurs.
Discover the sweet citrus flavours of clementine paired with the delicate floral notes of bay leaf, along with a hint of smooth, creamy macadamia nut for an unbelievably light and refreshing taste.
Perfect for all gin lovers!
A local family run boutique In Green St Green, inspired by a love for high end fashion at affordable prices. Their clothes are modern/trendy and timeless all at the same time. There are plenty of accessories to choose from or for that tricky person to buy for why not send them a voucher which they can spend at there own leisure online.
This year Coles have put together Christmas Hampers in small and large sizes. If you spend over £100 you will receive a 10% coupon when you collect your Christmas order, to be used in January or February.
You will find this handcrafted lifestyle + interiors store with a little food-store deli in central Sevenoaks, it is crammed full of beautiful furnishing, accessories an ideal place to find that perfect gift. (most people will know of the former site Cabbages and Kings)
Plume Desserts is a delicious online dessert shop and bespoke cake maker that combines the refined French pastry tradition with intricate decorations inspired by international cake design.
Taste and quality are the main priorities at Plume and all their desserts are freshly handmade on site. Their Christmas collection includes beautifully decorated macarons, gingerbread cards, gingerbread houses, bauble Christmas cakes an plenty more, lovely gifts or perhaps a treat for yourself and family! If you live in the BR are a don’t forget to add FREEBR at checkout for free delivery.
Mille Fleurs can be found in the quaint village of Otford. Not only are they milners, they sell a fabulous range of casual hats and accessories too, including beautiful scarves in various designs, bags and their very sweet range of homemade Christmas decorations. The perfect place to find something individual and unique, for you or as a gift!
Another gem local to the BR6 area is Castle Farm, a farm shop which sells their own products and plenty more! Discover the Castle Farm Lavender collections, shop their Natural Sleep range, or create something beautiful with their dried flowers, hop bines & gifts… All their Gift Hampers are hand-packed and beautifully presented, containing products which feature the Lavender grown in their fields on Castle Farm.
For the smaller people of the family, why not head to The Baby Rack Boutique in Hayes High Street or head to their online store – their clothing collections range from newborn to 14yrs and includes brands such as DOT, Miranda, Babidu, Babine and lots of other unique European brands. The brands that they stock cannot be found on the High Street and are hand selected and sourced by their team for their boutique and online store.
A beautiful and thoughtful online store, Department Store for the Mind designs beautiful objects for thoughtful people. Stationery, crockery, illustration & gifts, designed with emotional health and human connection in mind. We especially love the 10 breaths bracelet and their journal.
This hilarious duo have got a fun range or merchandising including their scumbags, wine mugs and seasonal sweat tops, lets not forget the mum island towels either! Great gifts to lighten the mood, – or why not buy your mum friends a ticket to come and see them live in March at The Stag Theatre.
An online store founded buy a local business lady. Chicabella Boutique offers a selection of women’s bags, accessories and jewellery with a bohemian feel.
Luxury handmade resin decor – from coasters, trays and wine butlers, this local business creates bespoke and unique gifts for that someone special.
Love Letters, provide personalised clothing and feel good designs for babies and every other member of the family. Browse the shop for their latest products & use the code BR6Life15 for your discount.
Squerryes Winery and Vineyard can be found in the delightful village of Westerham, their 2500 acre estate produces delicious vintage English Sparkling Wine, peruse the online shop to purchase a very bubbly gift for that someone special.
Uniquely blended fragrances for your home. Beautiful handmade candles and diffusers. Each CHAMA scent is inspired by Angela’s love of Portugal. The Portuguese name given to each takes you to a place, a time, a feeling. The fragrances of these products are sensational.
We are big fans of the beautiful artwork created by the talented Cerys, each piece is made bespokely for you. Life. Love. Art – Unique and contemporary gifts, handmade for all of life’s occasions… with love. Each piece is made with your requirements in mind, using selected materials – resin, wood, foils, glass, feathers, Swarovski crystals etc, she personally hand assembles them with care, precision and love.
Angela Cork is an established silversmith designing and making a wide range of contemporary silverware and Jewellery. Traditional hand made methods are used to create beautifully crafted objects of modern design. Angela’s work is original, distinctive and easily recognisable. Her Christmas decorations are eye-catching and perfect to send easily to your loved ones.
Wonderful local photographer Harriet Buckingham is offering a fantastic pregnancy shoot, a lovely gift to make this time even more special. Take a read to find out more – Your pregnancy is a wonderful time to be cherished and I really feel for you that lots of the things that make your time special have not be accessible for you, shopping for the first tiny baby grows, reassuring appointments with midwives and coffees with Friends, Mums, Aunts and all your family that want to be part of this unique time with you.
I would love to offer you 30mins of my time, a maternity photo shoot, to capture some beautiful images to treasure forever. A break away from this madness a moment to enjoy and contemplate your pregnancy and to feel special.
The shoot will take place at High Elms Country Park come rain or shine, if rain is forecast, I have some fabulous umbrellas and a lovely bump and wellies go perfectly together. Wrap up warm perhaps a lovely jumper and matching beanie or accessorise with a scarf or wrap.
The shoot will follow social distancing measures and following current guidelines can only be you and I. we will meet in the Cuckoo Wood car park a short drive past the main Beech car park.
I hope this has given you some inspiration for gift ideas, and the majority can be done online from the comfort of your home!
Thanks for the Read
Helen and the team