Christmas shopping from independent retailers over lockdown made easier

03rd Nov

Chocolatiers, breweries, fitness products, restaurant vouchers and spa experiences along with plenty of other quirky gift ideas feature on the platform created by design and marketing agency Blab Digital. Gifts will be available to order online for home delivery.
Jessica Clark, director of Blab Digital, said: “Being a small business ourselves, we understand the pressure that these retailers face. In such uncertain times we want to help ease the impact of coronavirus for local shops selling Christmas gifts online by building a space that will help customers discover their gifts.
“The platform features a range of shops in our area and provides customers with a direct link out to their website or social media channels. A lot of the businesses listed would usually operate a bricks and mortar store too so extra measures are needed over lockdown for them to generate more sales from their online presence to combat any losses.
“Not only do we hope companies benefit from this new directory, we also hope it can take the stress out of present buying for shoppers by highlighting all of the choice available right here on our doorstep.”
Visit to see gift ideas from independent businesses. If you’d like to inquire about adding your shop to the listings, email [email protected].

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