Local gift ideas for Christmas

by | Nov 25, 2021 | News

Environmentally friendlier Christmas:

Earlier this month, world leaders met in Glasgow for the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference. One thing that came across loud and clear is that change is needed, and we must all do our bit for the environment. With the social expectations around Christmas often our best intentions can fall by the wayside. There are, however, simple actions we can all take to reduce our impact on the environment over Christmas, and often save us money too.

After all, if lots of us make small changes it can add up to a big difference.

Shopping local

Leave the car at home and walk into the village (if you’re physically able) to and vow to do your Christmas shopping locally. You’ll be surprised at the range of Christmas gifts available from shops and businesses in Honley.

Pop along to Chain Reaxtion or Redress Boutique for clothes and accessories. Chain Reaxtion sells many ex-chain store outfits. Meanwhile, Redress sells pre-loved designer goods at a fraction of the price of new, so you’ll be reusing too.

Practical gifts

If you’re shopping local for the home, Dixon & Franks is the place to start. They have 4 floors for you to browse. Then there’s Sleep Matters, who can give you the gift of a great night’s sleep. If a new bed is out of your budget they have pillows and duvets that, while not necessarily a traditional Christmas gift, will certainly come in useful.

And kids will love to go to bed if Santa shops at Kids Beds Online. They have some amazing and space-saving beds that kids will adore, including racing car and playhouse beds.

Taylors Foodstore has a range of what you might call more practical gifts. Food hampers with extra-special treats, bouquets of flowers and craft ales, will all go down a treat at Christmas.

Unusual gifts for someone special

For something extra-special, Zebra Jewellery and Gifts is a great place to start. They can transform your old, unused gold and silver jewellery by recycling it into something new that makes a uniquely personal gift for a loved one.

Yonda Sports is worth a look if someone you know is into outdoor activities. Their wetsuits are used by international triathletes, and they have a range of accessories too.

For that someone who has everything how about a stunning aerial photograph? Yorkshire Drone Photography have amazing, mounted photos for sale.

Visit Crafters Cottage for a range of gifts and craft-making kits. There are even candle making, soap and cosmetic making workshops that you could book for a creative friend.

Experience shopping local

Have you thought about shopping local for experience gifts this Christmas?

Experience gifts can offer lasting memories, and are a fantastic way to reduce your environmental impact – just think, minimal packaging!

Is a friend or loved one keen to get their New Year off to a healthy start? If so, treat them to a personal coaching session Josh Taylor at Coach JT. Or perhaps book them a Pilates reformer class at Inspire Pilates? They have sessions and classes for all abilities.

How about giving them the gift of a new skill? The Modern Language School run foreign language courses that could make an amazing present for the right person.

Why shop anywhere else?

This is just a snapshot of all the gift ideas you can find by shopping local around Honley this Christmas. So the big question is: why would you shop anywhere else?