No doubt some people will be sat at home smugly with all of their Christmas presents already bought but also no doubt there will be others part way through their list or some who haven’t even started yet [ahem, maybe us].
Of course you won’t be able to buy some items from your lists in Teddington or from independents, but there are plenty of great local shops full to the brim with Christmas stock that deserve a good rummaging through.
The famous ‘snowing’ Christmas tree at Divine Hair & Beauty
Our lovely boutiques are full of shiny presents: Mitzi-B, Hierloom, Shambles new pop-up hamper shop, La Casa Del Habano (no they don’t just sell tobacco!), Studio 148, TCS, Moonstone, Paul Kay Jewellers and Boho Boutique. Florists Zeldaland and Jo Butler flowers also have Christmas wreaths to adorn your door or dining room table. Many local hair and beauty salons have gift vouchers available so why not treat someone you love to a bit of pampering!
Don’t forget there are also many local shops selling a large range of Christmas Cards and wrapping paper – from charity shops, to The Loft, , Urban Suburban, Kitchen Sync, Teddington Essentials and of course the Card Collection.
Many local businesses usually report a mad rush of people just before Christmas that can’t find the presents they are looking for in nearby towns or London so only then do they resort to looking locally! Why not save yourself the driving, parking, cost and crowds by trying here first?
PS it’s not too late to order your Christmas cheese from Teddington Cheese (last order date is Monday 17th December) or your organic of free-range Christmas Turkey from our butches AG Miller (last day Saturday 15th).
What are your local Christmas shopping tips?
Christmas decorations at The Loft