Ross-on-Wye Christmas Gift Guide

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.

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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:
www.instagram.com/toyboxross

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.
www.atbroadstreet.co.uk

Lainey’s Handbags

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.
www.silverstoreonline.co.uk

Rossiter Books

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.
www.rossiterbooks.co.uk

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.
www.18thebasement.co.uk

Little Chic

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.
www.littlechic.co.uk

Lizzie Bunting

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.
www.lizziebunting.co.uk

Crowsfeet

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.
www.crowsfeetgifts.co.uk

Truffles Delicatessen

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.
www.facebook.com/trufflesdeli

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 reindeers, 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.

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Love Local During Lockdown

Lockdown 2.0 doesn’t stop the local businesses of Ross-on-Wye assisting you in getting your weekly essentials, self-indulgent treats or even Christmas shopping. Here in Ross-on-Wye many of the local shops and services have pulled out all the stops to ensure for some COVID-safe spending. From getting deliveries and takeaways at some of the local delicious eateries, to getting vital pampering requirements, the locals businesses have your back. Not only that, but now more than ever is the perfect time to Love Local During Lockdown. So, see below just a few of the ways you can keep your daily routine as normal as possible, as well as supporting the locals along the way.

Riceberry

Have a mid-week authentic treat and take your taste buds to Thailand where Riceberry is offering a takeaway service on it’s delicious dishes. From traditionally Thai curries, to noodle and rice dishes, Riceberry also caters for vegetarians. Be sure to check out its weekly special, and if you order on Wednesday and Thursday, orders over £30 come with a FREE starter.
Visit www.riceberrythaicuisine.co.uk to place your order.

Ross Wines

Ever wanted to try different wines from ALL over the world? Ross Wines specially selected wines are all chosen with variety and style in mind and come with tasting notes for each bottle. With case selections from just £59.99 wine lovers can find their favourite flavours from Italy, South America, Australia and Spain. Not only does Ross Wines deliver locally and nationwide, it also offers gift vouchers that can be purchased over the phone or in store during this time (between 10am and 6pm). So, plenty of time to start searching for your favourite wine ready to add to your Christmas list.
Visit www.rosswines.co.uk to place your order.

Gelatis

For those craving a sweet treat then Gelatis is the one stop shop for an indulgent lunchtime. Open during lockdown for delivery and collection service, you can get for 10 percent off your bill.  Choose from pancakes, milkshakes, cakes and brownies to tickle your taste buds. PLUS, they also have daily lunch specials from jacket potatoes, homemade spaghetti Bolognaise and loaded potatoes skins. Yum!
Whet your appetite here: www.facebook.com/Gelatis-564587027397783

Pink Wellies Nails

If you are worried that you might have to go through another lockdown without being pampered, well Pink Wellies Nails is one step ahead. Its now offer a delivery service which is super simple to use. You can message with your requirements and by using the online size guide you can get them made to measure! The service does not stop there – celebrate with festive Christmas designs to choose from! Visit their Facebook for more information and designs.
Visit the Facebook page for more information and designs. www.facebook.com/pinkwelliesnails

KT’s Craft Warehouse

If you are feeling inspired to get crafty during this lockdown, look no further. Kt’s Craft Warehouse is offering a click and collect and delivery service for all of your haberdashery needs. From sewing kits and every thread colour you could imagine to fabrics and dyes. The store also offers some great craft kits for the little ones to get stuck into. Head to their website for some Christmas inspiration too. www.ktscraftwarehouse.co.uk

To see all of the local services that are operating during lockdown visit www.ross-on-line.co.uk/support-our-local-businesses-list-of-businesses-open-and-or-offering-deliveries

OR see further details here: www.herefordshire.gov.uk/lovelocal and on the interactive map below.

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.

#LoveLocalDuringLockdown