🎄SHOP LOCAL THIS CHRISTMAS!
This year, I will be counting down to Christmas by shining a spotlight on one of our many great local businesses for each day of advent and creating a catalogue on my website to help with ideas of where to visit.
If you have a favourite local shop, tag them below or email me to nominate them.
If you run a small business and would like to take part, please email me at email@example.com including a picture or video to be shared on social media.
1ST DECEMBER - Lily’s Clothing in Woodhall Spa sells beautiful garments and accessories which are available through delivery and click & collect services currently. Emma at Lily's is also planning to reopen this week and will have extended opening hours. I have seen for myself the fantastic garments that Lily's have to offer and I would encourage everyone to visit their website https://www.lilysclothing.co.uk
2ND DECEMBER - John & Associates in Tattershall first opened in 1964 and has been offering their fantastic services ever since. Treat your friends and family to one of their many gifts, stocking fillers or gift vouchers so they can enjoy a pamper this season! The salon offers a covid secure environment and provides doorstep delivery services for any items you may wish to purchase. To find out more and to book an appointment, visit http://www.johnandassociates.co.uk/ Photo: John & Associates
3RD DECEMBER- Pip's Parlour in Spilsby offers one to one dog grooming using all natural and cruelty free products. With over 13 years of experience, pamper your pets this Christmas with their professional grooming service. All breeds and sizes can enjoy a haircut from Pip's. You can book an appointment by calling 07510 157507 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Photo: Pip's Parlour
4TH DECEMBER - The Book Fayre, Woodhall Spa is open and ready to provide you with a variety of page turners for the Christmas holidays! Kathryn at The Book Fayre has a fantastic range of fiction and non-fiction books as well as an extensive selection for children. She also stocks a large number of gorgeous gifts, games and greetings cards. You can pop into the shop or order online at https://www.thebookfayre.com/shop Photo: The Book Fayre.
5TH DECEMBER - Why not pay Woodcocks Butchers a visit in Mablethorpe? Woodcocks are providing Christmas hampers for all your Christmas dinner requirements as well as some fantastic offers on meats this weekend. They are also accepting Coastal Community Cash Vouchers until the 10th January 2021. You can find out more at https://www.facebook.com/Woodcocks-Butchers-156895524446007/
6TH DECEMBER - You can find some hidden gems at Good for Books incorporating Books and Bakes in Horncastle. The Garage makes for a great second hand bookstore to visit for a browse and to pick up a new read. Its open everyday 10am- 4-m with the main shop also open every Saturday with control access. Any books you may wish to purchase from the shop windows can also be reserved by calling 01507 524415 or emailing email@example.com.
Today's feature is Damselfly Louth! Damselfly Living is a Louth based company specialising in a wide range of quality Home-ware and Lifestyle products. They stock beautiful items from many suppliers, and handmade items from local craftspeople and artists. In the lead up to Christmas, they are open 9am to 5pm Monday- Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sundays for all your Christmas shopping needs! They can also be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01507 607576.
8TH DECEMBER Wishing Well """ in Alford are well stocked with cards and gifts for the festive season! With their fantastic range of stocking fillers, candles, jewellery and more, you can be sure to find a great present for your loved ones this Christmas. They can also supply you the perfect Christmas wrapping paper, boxes, bags and tags, making it a one-stop shop for all your Christmas offerings!
9TH DECEMBER Party bags 4 you in Mablethorpe sell a huge range of children's pick 'n' mix pocket money toys, along with top branded toys including various Monopoly additions, Mega Blox, Aquabeads, Nerf, Top Trump's and Crayola. They also have a lovely selection of good old fashioned wooden toys, party ware and lots of tasty sweets. They are accepting Coastal Community vouchers and are open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10.30am-2pm. You can find out more at https://www.facebook.com/Party-bags-4-you-290911257939329
10TH DECEMBER Woodhall Spa Premier Pet Care are providing many treats for your furry friends this season! Christmas toys, doggy mince pies, blankets, pet-friendly selection boxes, beds and pet food are just some of the many products Premier Pet Care stock in their fantastic shop! Pop down to visit or contact them at email@example.com or on 01526 352626
11TH DECEMBER The Cheese Shop & Deli in Louth is a treasure trove of artisan cheeses and deli products. Paul and the team have a wonderful Cheese in especially for this Christmas called "Alp Blossom", a tangy cheddar style cheese made in the Bavarian Alps, covered in Alpine Herbs and Flowers. Their product knowledge is second to none, and their service is excellent! You can find out more at www.thecheeseshoplouth.com or on instagram @thecheeseshoplouth
12TH DECEMBER Rosedale House Floral Designs in Horncastle are a traditional florists and are selling some beautiful bouquets and wreaths over the festive season. These fantastic creations can be designed to your taste and are perfect for decorating your home over the holidays. Their floral gifts would also make a thoughtful present for someone special. You can visit their website at http://www.rosedalehousefloraldesigns.co.uk/
13TH DECEMBER The Green House in Spilsby are well stocked with clothing and gifts! You can find lovely women's garments and accessories, including hats, scarves and gloves to keep you warm this winter! With their reusable face coverings and 'eco chic' water bottles and lunch bags, you can also purchase eco-friendly stocking fillers for your friends and family! To find out more, visit https://www.facebook.com/The-Green-House-Spilsby-134410613884097
14TH DECEMBER Lee's Music Store - Alford have a fantastic range of CDs, DVDs, Vinyl Albums and Video Games. From classic vinyl records and the top names in the music industry to DVDs for film buffs, you are sure to find some fantastic gifts for your loved ones.If you can't see your favourite in store, items can also be ordered in especially for you!
15TH DECEMBER If you have a sweet tooth, or know someone who does, Sweetshop in Tattershall is the perfect place to stock up for Christmas! Selling a large variety of retro sweets, American-style candy, fudge, chocolates and festive treats, you will be sure to find the perfect goodies. You can also order online at http://sweetshopdirect.com/ with delivery available.
16TH DECEMBER - Myers Bakery, Cafe & Deli in Horncastle are selling their luxury Christmas hampers made up of locally sourced products, selections from the deli and their fantastic baked goods. You can create your own hamper from their array of festive treats on their website. They are also selling yule logs, gift vouchers and, of course, their famous Lincolnshire plum loaf! You can find out more by visiting their website https://www.myersbakery.co.uk/
17th DECEMBER - Rio Retro Louth is a brilliant shop providing vintage and retro inspired womens & menswear! Jazz up your wardrobe this season with some of the fantastic prints and garments from Rio Retro. If you would like to find out more, give them a call on 01507 355 830 or order online at https://www.retrorocks.co/
18TH DECEMBER - Willow House Floral Design in Alford stocks Christmas gifts, home accessories, door wreaths, flowers and much more, they can help you with some beautiful gifts and fresh floral home decor for the festivities. To see more of the fantastic creations they have to offer, visit their website http://www.willowhousefloral.co.uk/
19TH DECEMBER - Polka Dots are an established gift shop in Woodhall Spa! Selling a variety of candles, craft books, children's soft toys and more, Polka Dots can provide you with thoughtful gifts for the holidays. Order from their website at http://www.polkadotsgiftshop.co.uk/
20TH DECEMBER- Spoil Father Christmas this year with a Social 22 Christmas Eve box! When you go to pick up your box why not also treat yourself to a turkey & cranberry sandwich topped with gravy to get you in the Christmas spirit. To order DM them or call 07870262587!
21ST DECEMBER - Today's feature is Spilsby Packaging. Got some last-minute Christmas wrapping to do for your presents? Spilsby Packaging can help with their range of wrapping paper, gift tags, bags, ribbon and boxes! Visit their Facebook page to see current offers and email firstname.lastname@example.org
22ND DECEMBER - Dragonfly Cards on the main road in Louth has a loyal following of discerning customers who love buying quality cards, bags and scarves, wrapping paper, and gift bags.
23RD DECEMBER- Alford Craft Market has been promoting Arts and Crafts in Alford and the surrounding area since 1974! You can find plenty of beautiful and unique pieces in their shop from local and independent artists and craftspeople. There are also more pieces on their online shop http://alfordcraftmarket.co.uk/
24TH DECEMBER - For my final post for my #shoplocalthischristmas campaign, I am shining a spotlight on Grace's Boutique in Horncastle! Joanne and Michelle at Grace's Boutique would like to wish all their customers a very merry Christmas and thank you for all your support throughout the year!
Thank you to all the local shops who have taken part in my #shoplocalthischristmas campaign. I hope residents have found it useful for your Christmas shopping this year!