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We are so lucky to have some amazing independent businesses in Kent! Below we have listed a few of our favourite small, local businesses to help you along with your Christmas shopping 🎄


Whirligig Toy Shop

Perfect for the little ones in your life (and the adults!). Whirligig put an emphasis on toys to engage children. Whether you are looking for books, puzzles, wooden models or educational toys, Whirligig have something for every creative mind. Shop online or check out their shop on Sun Street, Canterbury. 




       Fitzgerald Jewellers

Fitzgerald design and handmake all of their jewellery in their on site workshop in Canterbury! They use traditional methods of jewellery making, and work really closely with their customers to create beautiful bespoke jewellery that is completely personal to the customer. For an extra special gift, pay them a visit in their stunning new shop at 25 Burgate, or have a look online.


Fudge Kitchen

We couldn't possibly write a gift guide and not include our neighbours, could we?! The guys are fudge kitchen produce some amazing fudge! We can smell it all day long. Perfect to gift with their ever changing flavours, as well as a vegan range! Visit them on Sun Street (next door to us!) or shop online


          Queen Bee Home

Queen Bee is a must see! They hand pick and upcycle stunning vintage items including furniture, decorative pieces and gifts. They have gifts for everyone (even the fussiest family member!). You can find them on Mercury Lane, the road directly opposite the Cathedral gate! Follow them on Instagram here.



Catching Lives Bookshop

You cannot miss this one! The infamous 'leaning bookshop' on Palace Street, Canterbury, is not only a haven for the bookworm in your life, but is also fundraising money for local charity, Catching Lives who support the homeless. Pop in to have a browse, or follow them on Instagram.


     Jane at Graham Greener

Based on Harbour Street in Whitstable, Jane at Graham Greener is an emporium of amazing flowers, plants and gifts. As well as creating flowers for all kinds of events, you can also go into their gorgeous shop to buy bespoke bouquets, home décor and you MUST take a look at their festive wreaths! You can find their website here!


 Honey Kanes Sweet Shop

Sweet tooth? We have just the (golden) ticket! Honey Kanes, located on the beautiful Harbour Street, Whitstable, is an emporium of deliciousness! Featuring sweeties sure to bring you nostalgia, as well as hand-crafted chocolates, pick n' mix and more. Shop online or pop in and get lost in sweet, sweet heaven!




     The Dog Store

Located on Sun Street, The Dog Store is a one stop shop for all your furry friends needs! As well as premium food, toys, and essentials, they are also groomers so your pup will be looking extra dapper in time for Christmas! Visit them online or pop in to see them just along from us in Canterbury.





Remember to support our amazing independent businesses this Christmas!

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