Shop local to support local in Bristol

10 December 2020

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Bristol is packed full of wonderful, independent gift stores offering handmade, creative, and unusual presents for your loved ones this Christmas. This year more than ever local shops need the support to keep running which also helps put money back into Bristol’s economy and community. 

If you are looking to move away from the chain stores this year and support local, then we’ve picked out some of the best independent and creative boutiques and shops to help tick off your Christmas list:

Get crafting

For those looking to create some homemade gifts for loved ones themselves then Creativity is an independent arts and craft supplies shop in Clifton. With a wide range of knitting equipment, fabrics and dyes, the friendly team at Creativity, provide all the resources that you need to wow your friends and family with some really personal gifts.

Located in the city centre, Craft and More is another of Bristol’s best arts and craft shops and is the ideal place to find all the materials you need to make a perfect wreath. With a wide range of craft equipment, you can even make homemade Christmas cards and decorations to keep you entertained this December.

Fox and Feather

Looking for a special handmade gift but not feeling creative yourself? Fox and Feather which came to Gloucester Road in 2012 following owner Clare being inspired by the creative people in Bristol, is re-opening on 2nd December.  The store’s range of handmade, especially selected gift boxes from the “Deck the Halls Gift Box”, full of hand-crafted decorations to the “Ultimate Indulgence Gift Box” full of a range of luxurious goodies, offers the ideal alternative to chain store shopping.

Independent Design Collective

With over 40 different designers and artist s the Independent Design Collective is a crafted based gift shop located in the vibrant area of Southville in Bristol. The collections are updated regularly so there is always something new to discover including ranges of handmade jewellery, prints, paintings, home accessories, and ceramics. You are sure to be able to complete your Christmas shopping with a more personal touch whilst supporting the fantastic and talented creatives of Bristol.

The Bristol Artisan

Selling contemporary designs and craft from over 50 independent designers the Bristol Artisan has many unique gifts, also available via their online shop. All handmade and carefully curated, you can guarantee to put a smile on someone’s face this Christmas. Situated just off Whiteladies Road in Clifton, there are plenty of coffee  shops and restaurants nearby to reward your efforts of completing your Christmas shopping list!


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