If you are planning to use the time in lockdown to buy your Christmas gifts online, before lining Amazon’s pockets any further, take a look at the impressive range of products for sale online from Rye’s independent businesses. If we’ve left your business off the list, just let us know, or use the submit a story form and tell us what you are offering.
The Purdie Gallery is selling packs of 10 Christmas cards with wonderful seasonal scenes. There are also limited edition signed canvas prints in a range of sizes made by David Purdie and 1000 and 40 piece jigsaws.
As well as high end photography, Clive Sawyer at Just One Gallery is selling placemats and coasters online
If you are buying for sewing enthusiasts, Merchant and Mills have a range of unusual gifts, including sewing instruction books, sewing starter sets and a great range of bags. They also have some excellent online tutorials for different ability levels.
I don’t think there is anyone who wouldn’t want to receive handmade, artisan chocolates from Rye Chocolates. Flavours such as chilli, cherry, coconut and almond, earl grey and many more, make brilliant stocking fillers or if you can’t make up your mind about a selection, you can buy a gift card.
Further indulgent gifts can be bought from The Rye Retreat. E-vouchers, start from £10 and can go towards a range of beauty treatments.
Wide Eye, which set up its first ethical health and beauty store in Rye, is offering a really attractive range of what they call “little boxes of happiness”. These include potions and lotions to make you sleep, feel calm, beardy boxes, bath bombs. Enjoy browsing their Christmas products
Children will love the crafts you can buy online at Craft Magic. Their Christmas box kits include bunting, decorations to paint and put on the tree so you may want to buy well before Christmas. There are also some great stocking fillers such as Christmas stickers, glitter glue, card, mosaics and so much more. These are highly recommended – my children love making their own Christmas cards. You might even want to do some craft work yourself during lockdown. There is plenty to buy online to keep you busy.
Concepts has a vast range of gifts, models and games and home accessories with many interesting ideas for those who are difficult to buy for.
Rye News recognises that local independent businesses are having to find new ways to adapt during these difficult times. If we can help you with promotions please get in touch.
Image Credits: Rye Chocolates , Craft Magic .