Celebrate an Independent Christmas!
Thank you for showing an interest in supporting Independent Shops near you
. In the menu above you'll find a simple search tool, enter your town name or postcode, click 'search' and we will present you with a list of all the local Independent Shops registered with us to help YOU make the choice to shop with them and support your local small businesses.
In case you are wondering what 'Celebrate an Independent Christmas' is all about, it's a nationwide effort to encourage shoppers, like you, to explore your local, independent traders, invest in your local community and to turn your Christmas shopping into a fun experience rather than a chore! You can find out if there are any Christmas Shopping Crawls happening near you by visiting Celebrate an Independent Christmas - list of Christmas Shopping Crawls UK wide.
Support Your Local Community
As you may know, buying from an Independent business typically guarantees you a more unique, personal experience. What you may not realise is that, on average, 50p - 70p of every pound you spend in a local independent shop goes back into your local community, whereas with the corporate multiples this figure is only around 5p.
If you are looking for a bit of indulgence at this celebratory time of year, if you are seeking more unusual gifts, unique outfits, delicious treats or special social occasions, then you'll be bound to find what you want when you explore your local independents and can support your local community at the same time.
What are Christmas Shopping Crawls?
To really make your Christmas Shopping fun, your local retailers have been working together to create 'Christmas Shopping Crawls'. Similar to a pub crawl, you make a visit to a number of the shops listed on your local area crawl map (which can be done over several days), get your map validated at the shops you visit, and when you have visited the qualifying number of local shops you are able to enter into a free prize draw!
Shopping crawls are a brilliant way to get all your Christmas Shopping done AND bring shoppers, like you, back to our towns, high streets and retail centres, proving to anyone in any doubt that they do still play a vital role in our communities!
So, happy shopping and we wish you a very merry Independent
Look Out For Our Posters
Our Independent Christmas Campaign posters will be on display in participating retailers from mid November until Christmas 2013.
When you visit participating retailers you will be able to get information on the benefits of the shopping crawl in that town, many have prizes, some offer discounts and freebies just for going in the door.
Whatever they offer, each of them is an independent business that needs your support this Christmas to continue to provide your town with a unique shopping experience, individual service and a variety of unique products.
If these are things you value then spend some of your Christmas budget in your independent shops today.
Suggest Independent Christmas To Your Local Retailers
Do you know an independent retailer who could benefit from some extra Christmas cheer this year?
Let them know about how they can get support from their local community by joining the Independent Christmas Campaign