Buy something different this Christmas

As we all plan our Christmas shopping this year, you can shop local as the perfect alternative to mainstream shopping sites. Ludlow is the perfect place to find the unique gifts - many made by local makers.

Do you want to buy truly local? You can buy local prints from The Gallery in
Parkway, or a book by a local authors Rosemary and Jonathan Wood, featuring The
Merchant House, Ludlow, available from Castle Bookshop for £20. We also have a fantastic line-up of makers, artisans and food producers for the Tinsel Tuesday Makers Markets, held on the first three Tuesdays in December

Planet friendly
Being eco-aware doesn't mean sacrificing style Matt & Nat make beautifully
designed bags and purses from vegan leather, with linings made from 100%
recycled plastic bottles. You can buy these gorgeous bags from eclectica on Mill

Or get yourself to Bodenhams to get the best slippers in the world. Emu Australia
slippers are inspired by the company’s ethos of innovation with sustainable and
natural material to create quality footwear that last. Pair of these will cost you £49.

If you are a fashion lover, but want to embrace the circular lifestyle, why not to find
that perfect gift at the Expensive Mistakes? You can find designer handbags,
scarves and more. And we are talking real treasures like Hermes, Prada, Gucci,
classic wardrobe staples to love for years to come.

There are other shops in Ludlow offering the pre-loved beautiful goods. Check out
Nina and Co on the Castle Street, or Ludlow Vintage if you love mid-century style.

If you are searching for a gift for a foodie with an advanced palate, look no further
than our fabulous local delis. We are spoilt for choice for the best food from British cheese and cured meats to food from around the world.

To satisfy the sweet tooth, you can’t go wrong by visiting Chocolate Gourmet on the
Market Street. You will find the most beautiful chocolate truffles wrapped in the most
beautiful box. A truly special gift.

Fancy a cake tin by Gucci? No need to travel to Paris or London, as you can find
them in Harp Lane Deli which is currently stuffed to capacity with most delicious
food items you can think of.

And not to forget Broad Bean Deli, our own multiple awards-winning local deli,
offering a wide range of Christmas foodie gifts to satisfy even the fussiest of food

Why not buy a gift of a night out? Experience a taste of Greece where you can sit
and imagine you’re in a Greek taverna. You can pre order some of our authentic
Greek meals like Stifado, kleftico  or sample some of our Mezze dishes on offer
where you can choose 5 dishes for £30 or 8 dishes for £40 (choice of Keftedes,
Dolamades, Gigante Beans, Kalamari,Hallumi Cheese,Brushetta, Tzatziki, Hummus,
Taramasalata,Chicken Skewers or Pork skewers)

We are so lucky to have the most amazing spa on our doorstep, you can give a gift
of time and experience to someone you love. The Fishmore Hall Spa is nestled in
the gardens of the hotel and overlooking the rolling Shropshire countryside and the
Clee Hills. 

If you are looking to give a gift of experience do check out Little Twidlets
situated on New Road. Give the give of outdoor play with an amazing Den Kit. Let
your imagination run wild and build a pirate shelter, a whimsical garden tea party or a
teddy bears picnic tent. Den Kit is eco friendly, battery free, has no single use plastic
and is local, perfect for adventurous children...and adults.

To treasure
What is the best present? Something to treasure. Get your favourite family portraits
professionally framed by The Castle Gallery. What a gift to treasure for generations
to come.

You can argue that a piece of jewellery is the most personal gift to treasure. Often a
jewellery carries a personal connection and its treasured for generations. Find the
perfect piece at Bensons on the Buttercross.

This article was kindly written by Monika Curry, Bodenhams.


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