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10 independent retailers helping you deck the halls this Christmas

We know it’s only November, but the most wonderful time of the year is almost upon us and lots of people are decking the halls with festive spirit early this year.

Some extra sparkle and colour around the home is just what’s needed to inject a little joy into our lockdown lives, so we thought we'd share our list of fantastic independent retailers and suppliers you can safely shop for Christmas decorations during lockdown.

Whether you’re looking to get a Christmas tree delivered or pick up some unique tree decorations, there’s plenty of choice from our selection below.

The Christmas Shop

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The Christmas Shop in Lechlade-On-Thames is the original and oldest Christmas shop in the UK. When they started 35 years ago, The Christmas Shop was the go-to place to pick up traditional German decorations, however that has evolved and they now sell decorations from all over the world.

If you love all things traditional at Christmas, make sure to have a browse of the shop’s website. They are busy putting a lot of their stock online and all of their items are available for local collection and delivery.

www.christmasdecorations-uk.com

Wild at Heart Gifts

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With a focus on beautiful, simple decorations crafted from wood or natural materials, Wild at Heart Gift’s decorations are perfect for nature lovers and those looking for a simple but cosy look this Christmas. With their main store based in Broadway, they focus on stocking items made by local craftsman and for Christmas they have a wonderful collection of tree decorations and ornaments. Wild at Heart Gifts also have handmade Christmas cards and unique gifts such as stationary and jewellery for the festive season.

Check them out online: www.wildatheartgifts.co.uk

Space.NK

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While we usually love shopping in their Cheltenham store for luxury beauty treats at Christmas, their collection online is just as exciting and you can pick up some luxury stocking fillers or even beauty-related tree decorations. These are the perfect decorative treats for any beauty lover!

Have a look on their website: www.spacenk.com/uk

Cirencester Christmas Trees

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You can pick out not only your Christmas tree from Cirencester Christmas Trees but also find a unique range of natural Christmas decorations and handmade wreathes. With a choice of dried fruit wreathes to bring the smell of Christmas into your home or the more traditional holly or fir wreathes, we think these make wonderful festive decorations to any home.

Discover their Christmas decoration range here: www.christmastreescirencester.co.uk

Garden Trading

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Even though this isn’t exactly a Cotswolds specific brand, we can overlook that as they have the most gorgeous Christmas decorations and the style feels very natural and inspired by The Cotswolds.

Their Christmas collection covers all bases from dining wares to lights, candles, stockings and accessories and all of the designs are so unique yet simple.

Explore their range of festive delights here: www.gardentrading.co.uk

Biggie Best

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Biggie Best's Christmas decor collection is chic and understated with a focus on traditional tree decorations and a wishful theme of “White Christmas”, which features beautiful pieces to bring some sparkle or glitter into the home.

Discover their stunning Christmas decorations online: www.biggiebest.co.uk

Christmas Trees

Being an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Cotswolds is home to a number of amazing Christmas tree farms to choose from. We’ve narrowed it down to four where you can safely shop or buy online and have your tree home delivered. Check them out below...

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Dowdeswell Forestry

Having grown Christmas trees since 1985, Dowdeswell Forestry is a local’s favourite for picking out a tree each year. Whether you’re after a 3 foot tree or a 14 foot tree, Dowdeswell have a vast selection to choose from and you can pick out your tree in person or have it delivered straight to your door.

Discover their Christmas trees here: www.dowdeswellforestry.com

Miserden Nursery

They are currently going through some maintenance work on their nursery, but Miserden will be open again from the 28th November to safely welcome visitors to explore their Christmas trees.

Check the out online: www.miserdennursery.co.uk

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Jolly Nice Farm Shop

Every year the Jolly Nice paddock magically transforms into an enchanting forest of over 1000 trees. Their forest of trees opens from the 27th November with trees grown in Gloucestershire, Hampshire and Herefordshire of all sizes, from tiny ones to majestic trees over 16 feet tall.

Find out more here: jollynicefarmshop.com

Cotswold Reindeer Herd

While renowned for their reindeer herd and a popular spot to visit in the run up to Christmas, Cotswold Reindeer Herd also plant and sell their own Christmas trees. The trees have been growing in their plantation for at least six years and for every tree they sell, they plant five more!

Find out more online and get in touch to find out more about their trees: www.cotswoldreindeerherd.co.uk


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