Your Christmas shopping conundrums solved with this list of quirky, quality local shops:
For the fashionista:
Here you will find the ‘must haves’ for any self respecting trend setter- The latest kaftans, gowns, belts and shoes as well as leather jackets, boots and jeans.
8 Blacks Yard, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1DS
For the booze lover:
Stocking all things gorgeous, unique, witty and life-changing, Gorgeous George sells boutique lifestyle. Tucked away at the back is a mouth-watering array of locally produced spirits and whiskeys, including Thunder Toffee Vodka and Nip from the Hip Strawberry Rum.
The Pavilion Shopping Centre, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1EL
For the fitness fanatic:
Up & Running
With the booming trend of running, obstacle challenges and marathon running, we all know someone who is in a fitness frenzy. This shop is run by friendly fitness professionals who can advise you on gadgets, accessories and running shoes.
150 High Street, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1XE
For the green thumbed gardener:
Sussex Country Gardener
The garden centre at Mark Cross is the ideal shop for beautiful gift ideas, including traditional sweets, hampers and books. Oh, and all things ‘gardening’ too! There are also extensive garden furniture, pet and Christmas sections, and a café for when you need that well-earned cup of tea.
Mark Cross, East Sussex, TN6 3PJ
For the little’un:
Alfie and Daisy
This bright and cheerful toy shop will leave you buzzing with excitement. Gifts range from traditional wooden toys to the latest trends in playthings, including train sets, rocking horses and indoor fabric tents.
21 Stone Street, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 3HE
For the Secret Santa:
Jeremy’s Home Store
Everything you could possibly imagine (almost!) is available here at this independent local shop. Established in 1996, this long-running funky affair offers fairy lights, lunch boxes, laundry bags, novelty signs, vintage-style tableware, seasonal gifts and even zebra-print brooms and mops!
26 Monson Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1ND