Support Local Businesses Safely this Mother’s Day: Our Gift Guide
Under the Government’s recent advice that everyone should stop non-essential contact with others, our local businesses are already feeling the impact of reduced footfall.
There are people in our community currently under a lot of strain and uncertainty, and many of us looking for ways we can show our support. Even small acts, we hope, can make some difference.
With Mother’s Day at the end of this week and many families unable to get together, it’s still possible to send a gift to those wonderful mothers out there and support local business at the same time. We have some lovely gift ideas, all of which can be purchased online from local shops and delivered directly to the recipient.
Atelier Catherine Masson Macaron Hand Soaps £29.95 – Roxtons
They’re on point and beautiful. These macaron-shaped soaps boast fine, delicate fragrances, including Damas rose, fresh Jasmine and white musk. The French brand, Atelier Catherine Masson isn’t widely stocked in this country, which makes it a particularly special gift.
Available online from Roxtons, which also has stores in Alresford, Stockbridge, Hungerford and Haslemere (for when we’re all back out and about). The shops also stock clothing for both men and women along with unusual gifts and accessories. A gift-wrapping service is available.
Get in the Soothe – A Cuddle in a Jar £35 – Face Matters
If you can’t actually cuddle your mother this Sunday, then why not send one in a jar?
All About Face is a totally brilliant balm that seems to do it all: pre-cleanse, cleanse, mask, nourish, seal hair-ends, soothe post shave, elbows, heels, knees and toes. It also comes in a handy organic cotton bag. Available from Face Matters, an award-winning skincare brand in Alresford. Their focus is on the purity and quality of ingredients together with cruelty free and sound environmental practices.
Seville Segment Pendant £95 – Little By Little
Inspired by the segments of an orange, we think this Seville Segment Pendant made from sustainable gold is utterly beautiful. Little by Little’s owner is Winchester-based, but in buying from this online store, you do more than just support a local business.
They have a partnership with Luminary Bakery and £3 from every item purchased is donated to this charity providing opportunities for women to build a future for themselves. Beyond this, their key sustainable values lie in championing a responsible social and environmental supply chain. They don’t just create beautiful jewellery; they also want to make a positive impact through their production and packaging. Shop online at Little by Little Jewellery.
Spring Abundance bouquet From £40 – Catkin & Pussywillow
Fresh flowers are a lovely present, especially if the recipient is finding themselves having to spend more time indoors. We love this Spring Abundance bouquet from Catkin & Pussywillow that features scabious, narcissi, tulips, ranunculus, iris, lilacs, stocks, anemones & hyacinths with hellebore, craspedia & curly willow.
The picture shows an example of the medium bouquet but there are options for smaller or larger versions, with or without a vase. Shop online at Catkin & Pussywillow, or find their shops located next to Winchester’s railway station and in Four Marks.
Small Leather Purse £19 – Ellie and Bea
This fun little purse, available from Ellie and Bea is a one of their most popular items and it comes in a variety of colour options. When you’re not able to visit their welcoming, clothing and gift boutique on St Thomas Street in Winchester, purchases can be made online at Ellie and Bea.
Until the 23rd March you can get a 20% discount online using the code MUM20.
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