Now, more than ever, our local independent stores need our support. With so many beautiful gifts on offer and a fantastic personal service, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
A long-established family jewellers offering outstanding service and fine quality jewellery. With so many exquisite collections to choose from, and items to suit every budget, you’re certain to find the perfect gift. Visit their showroom or browse and buy online with free delivery or click and collect plus free gift wrapping.
10 Mill Street, Bedford MK40 3HD, 01234 351458
Kit Heath Sterling Silver Star Profile Hoop Earrings, £60 www.johnmedhurst.co.uk
Hot Diamonds Trio Pendant, £110 www.johnmedhurst.co.uk
Michel Herbelin Moon Phase Watch, £495 www.johnmedhurst.co.uk
A store for country enthusiasts offering stylish yet practical clothing, footwear and accessories. With brands including Schoffel, Fairfax & Favor, RM Williams, Le Chameau, Barbour, Vantage Atelier and Tom Lane, finding the ideal gift will be easy. Buy online and enjoy free delivery during December.
Chicksands, Shefford SG17 5QB, 01462 816122
Vantage Atelier Bobble Hats, £39 www.lodgeway-countrywear.co.uk
Fairfax & Favor Boots, from £345 www.lodgeway-countrywear.co.uk
Schoffel Socks Ladies, £19.95 Mens, £24.99 www.lodgeway-countrywear.co.uk
This independent boutique, with its chic decor and friendly service, really is a delight to visit. With new pieces arriving every week, there’s always plenty of contemporary womenswear, beautiful accessories and loungewear to browse. You’ll be spoilt for choice when looking for Christmas gifts. Buy online with delivery or click and collect.
Cromwell House, 36 High Street, Kimbolton PE28 0HA, 01234 781945
Cotton Loungewear, Pants £25 and Shorts £15 www.blueblancmange.co.uk
Gloves, various colours with faux fur trim, £15 www.blueblancmange.co.uk
Crossbody Leather Bag, £39 www.blueblancmange.co.uk
Browns of Stagsden
A fantastic shop on a family run farm selling home reared and local produce. Here you’ll find irresistible gifts for foodies with handcrafted chocolates, artisan cheese and biscuits, Sophie Botsford china and more. Browns will also create a hamper with a selection of your favourites.
Manor Farm, Stagsden MK43 8SH, 01234 822330
Bespoke Hampers with nationwide delivery, from £15 www.brownsofstagsden.co.uk
Sophie Botsford Mats, Mugs, Jugs, Prints and more, from £4 www.brownsofstagsden.co.uk
Christmas Dog Treats, from £2 www.brownsofstagsden.co.uk
Here you’ll find stylish brands such as Barbour, Gant, Fynch Hatton and Giordano for men along with contemporary designers like Betty Barclay, Gerry Weber, Masai and Vera Mont for women.
Shop online and in store where you’ll receive expert advice and fantastic customer service.
532 Goldington Road, Bedford MK41 0DX, 01234 352429
Barbour Tartan Scarf & Glove Giftbox Set, £39.95 www.claytonsonline.co.uk
Star Detail Necklace, £44.95 & Earrings, £11.95 www.claytonsonline.co.uk
Fynch Hatton Lambswool Sweater, £89.95 & Cotton Shirt, £59.95 www.claytonsonline.co.uk
Hill Farm Shop
A traditional family farm shop providing the very best home reared and local produce. Visit their deli for British and continental cheese, pork pies, pâté, cured meats and olives. At Christmas, they have a lovely selection of gifts along with delicious, made to order hampers.
Hill Farm, Mill Road, Sharnbrook MK44 1NP, 01234 781405
The Olive Architects Flavoured Oils & Balsamics, £10 each www.hillfarmshop.com
Belgian Pate in re-usable Rice Bowl, £4 www.hillfarmshop.com
Snowdonia Cheese Company Truckles, £4.50 each www.hillfarmshop.com
The UK’s finest clay shooting and corporate entertainment complex, with quality gifts in store and online. Alongside their shooting equipment you’ll find clothing, footwear, cufflinks, wallets, kitchenware and more. Or treat someone with a voucher for a clay shooting, archery or 4x4 off road experience.
Knotting Lane, Riseley MK44 1BX, 01234 708893
Harris Tweed Carloway Hip Flask 6oz, £15.95 www.sportingtargets.co.uk
Wrendale Cards - various designs, £2.50 each www.sportingtargets.co.uk
The British Bag Company Leather Holdall, £140 www.sportingtargets.co.uk