If you are struggling to find inspiration for your Christmas gifts this year, then look no further. We have collated some of the town’s top stocking filler solutions for all the family. The local businesses have made it easy for you this year despite the lockdown restrictions, many are offering collection and delivery options to ensure you can get your Christmas shopping done in time.
Toy Box Ross
For an early Christmas treat, surprise your little ones with one of the brand-new Lego Advent Calendars – choose from several designs such as, Star Wars, Pokémon and Harry Potter. The Toy Box has also launched an exclusive Christmas Club, where presents are chosen and paid for at the customers convenience which runs right through to 23rd December. On top of this The Toy Box is also offering a gift-wrapping service for items purchased. Check out their Instagram for more gift inspiration:
At Broad Street
For those who love the outdoors, this Sterling silver and enamel welly boot pendant is £49 from At Broad Street. To make it extra special, add the matching stud earrings for £28. At Broad Street is a women’s clothing shop in Ross-on-Wye, specialising in ladies’ fashion using organic fabrics making you spoilt for choice when it comes to gift selecting. Click and collect plus delivery options available.
Roka bags are a cool, functional, funky well priced range of backpacks designed in London. They come in a range of colours and styles, are weather resistant with a waxed canvas base. The Finchley, orange backpack is recycled and vegan friendly, made from between 12 to 15 plastic bottles. The backpacks range from £59- £65. Collect in store or use the delivery services, free for local deliveries.
Rossiter Books is a family run business that prides itself on being at the centre of the community. In usual circumstances visitors are welcomed inside with expert advice and a friendly smile, with encouragement to browse the wide array of books. Top stocking-filler suggestions include astronaut Tim Peake’s warm and inspiring book. Plus, local lady Kate Humble’s book, A Year of Living Simply, which gives an insight into living a balanced life. Click and collect service available.
No.18 The Basement
Locally handmade contemporary crafts can be purchased at No.18 The Basement. Items includebeautiful old furniture pieces, lighting, mirrors and more. With lots of options to choose from on the online shop, items can be ordered for local delivery, in-store collection or posted. Our personal festive favourites are the felt seals at £12 and the beautiful white felted birds at £6 – these make an excellent stocking filler.
Cuteness alert! These latest organic clothes from Little Chic come in two designs: Frugi castles and fairy-tale. As well as the designer babies’ clothes, the store also has some great gift ideas for new-borns, from bath toys, music toys and educational toys. Despite lockdown closing the doors, you can still have a browse online and order for delivery.
Get the festive feeling with these St. Eval candles and enjoy these Christmassy scents include: Winter Thyme, Figgy-Pudding, Orange & Cinnamon and Inspiritus – priced at £11.50. To make your Christmas shopping even more stress-free Lizzie Bunting offers Christmas gift wrap on all your purchases free of charge too. Free delivery applies to customers within five miles and posting is available for nationwide customers.
Crowsfeet showcases an eclectic selection of gifts for ladies, gents & children, including artist cards & wrapping paper. Some of our recommendations include the men’s grooming products such as the Lemongrass +Teatree shaving soap (priced at £12) which smells divine, the brush is another lovely addition and helps to cleanse the skin, clearing away dead skin cells with a light exfoliation, also priced at £12. Every purchase will be wrapped for free and delivery and collection is available.
Incoming for Christmas and ideal for gin lovers, these flavoured gins are available from Truffles Delicatessen in several tasty flavours, including Blackberry and apple crumble. For coffee fanatics, these colourful eco-friendly bamboo coffee cups make the perfect gift for busy people on the go. If you are instore, don’t forget to pick up one of their delicious chocolatey sweet treats.
Made in Ross
Last but certainly not least is a selection of beautiful handmade crafts and art pieces from our friends at Made in Ross. Made in Ross is a co-operative of local arts and crafts producers living within 20 miles of Ross-on-Wye. With so many designers and artists there is lots to browse through on the website. These recycled reindeer
s, made from second-hand garments, are certainly on our Christmas list.
You can find out more and reach out to the artists directly by visiting www.madeinross.co.uk
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Please be mindful when using the stores and visiting the town. Protect yourself, the locals, and the businesses by washing your hands, wearing a facemask and keeping at least two metres apart.