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Monday, 1 December 2014

Village Xmas Present Ideas


We all have an excellent opportunity to give great Christmas presents to our loved ones, and at the same time support our local Milford on Sea village businesses.

We will be celebrating everything that is great about the village at Love Milford Week in February (www.lovemilfordweek.org), but in the meantime, why not buy all your Christmas gifts and goodies locally, and at the same time show our village shops that you love them! 

ART, ANTIQUES & GIFTS
See the delights new and old in Jabulani Gallery, The Old Smithy, Brocante Antiques Shop, Carringtons Antiques, The Village Antiques or Village Charity Shop.

COOKERY CLASSES
Vouchers for cookery courses from Verveine or The Granary Kitchen Cookery School (01590 673040)

DINING WITH FRIENDS
Have you got friends or family who would love to enjoy the Great Dining Bus? - Go on... buy them a ticket as a Xmas present: click here

PAMPER VOUCHERS
Everyone loves to be pampered, how about a voucher for a beauty treatment from The Retreat Beauty Salon, Tu Sei Bella, JW Health & Holistics, or Acacia Beauty Academy (01590 645547)

SHOWTIME NIGHT OUT
If you would love to give any of your friends or family a great night out - this is definitely worth a look for one of the special shows coming to the village: www.ticketsource.co.uk/lovemilford

XMAS CARDS

Hurst Castle Shop have pretty Xmas cards with local scenes, and  Holland's have some charming Xmas cards of village pubs and shops - all are painted by village artists.

WALL CALENDARS
How about the Milford Conservation Volunteers calendar with local wildlife photography: £5 in selected village shops - or Friends of Hurst Castle calendar from the Hurst Castle Shop.

FLOWERS

Perfect as a present, or for that special decoration, all hand-made bouquets by Nicola at New Seasons.

A NEW XMAS OUTFIT

Moss on the Green has plenty of outfits and accessories to choose from. (Plus some original art.)

TURKEY & TRIMMINGS
The Butchers Shop and Lisa's Larder are great for your Christmas meat, Holland's (who will also deliver) and the Co-op have everything you will need, Fish from Verveine and Fruit & Veg from Marjories - who needs the big supermarkets?!

CHUTNEYS
Spice n' Easy Chutneys are all made by Claire in the village, get your selection for Boxing Day in Holland's.

WINE
Expert advice, wine gift packs, case deal and home delivery from The Cave.

DINE IN THE VILLAGE at XMAS
Check out the Village Restaurant and Pub Xmas Events & Deals: click here

XMAS TREE
Braxton Gardens are selling locally grown Norway & Nordman Christmas Trees in many sizes.

XMAS CAKES & CHOCOLATES
Check out our village home bakers for your delicious cake treats for Xmas: contact Nicola at Yum Cakes (www.loveyum.com) or Mandy at Elmsleigh Cakes (www.elmsleighcakes.co.uk) - For your chocolates, Fiona's are hand-made yumminess: Fiona Ann Chocolates (www.fionaannchocolates.co.uk), fnally, Mark in the Village News newsagent has plenty of good values choclates which would make excellent stocking fillers.

PS: Looking for a different type of present, then MAKE SOMEONE A FRIEND - click here


PPS: You can even get your pooch ready for Xmas, or buy them a present, at Short, Bark & Sides or Doggy Fashions.

PPPS: If I have unintentional missed out any shops, please still pop into your favourites to see what that can offer to brighten your Christmas! (...and theirs!)

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