There are so many good reasons to shop local this Christmas. But if you want one, or should we say two reasons to keep in mind before buying your gifts from Amazon – it’s the boarded up Knight & Lee and Debenhams, which will be closing soon. Not to mention all the other empty shops around town. Many of our readers are telling us they are doing all their Christmas shopping locally, and that it’s not difficult to find everything you need at our wonderful independent shops. It’s fun, it’s good exercise and we are helping to keep our high streets alive and vibrant. Here are a few examples to choose from:
Andy’s Maritime Antiques
A wide variety of inexpensive gifts for Christmas, ideal for someone who enjoys the great outdoors or for someone who likes adding camouflage to their wardrobe
29 St Vincent Road, Southsea PO5 2QR
Tel 02392 753108
The Portsmouth Distillery Co.
Award winning handcrafted spirits available from The Portsmouth Distillery Co., buy online, pop into our shop or take a tour
Fort Cumberland Southsea PO4 9LD 02392733339
The Station At Freya Rose
A new concept store, with gorgeous unique products from independent traders, from designer apparel, accessories, candles, chocolates, flowers, jewellery and bathing products. You can also get express make up and hair styling for £20
12 Grove Road South Southsea PO5 3QT
Bee lucky pendant – This exquisite bumble bee pebble pendant is artistically cast in silver with an 18ct yellow gold bee delicately poised on the edge. £315.00 + chain
15 Marmion Rd Southsea PO5 2AT
The iconic Love Southsea insignia sweatshirt in glorious black and white, or white and black, comprised of two seaside swallows carrying an anchor and a heart.
Love Southsea Market
Bubble Collection Pendant Links with fully traceable Diamonds, Sapphires, Emeralds, Tourmalines or Spinels from £270 each. Exclusive jewellery gifts expertly and carefully created in-house from £54 in Sterling Silver.
87A Marmion Road Southsea PO5 2AX
Southsea Bathing Hut
Transform your bath time with our Bath Time Gift Set. Handmade with gentle, natural and nourishing ingredients, create your own bathtime bliss.
2 & 2C Albert Road Southsea PO5 2SH
Design House Southsea
Alongside our comprehensive selection of furniture, soft furnishings, and home design service, we stock an amazing collection of Christmas decorations, soft toys and gifts.
55-57 Marmion Road Southsea PO5 2AT
A wide selection of KMS, Molton Brown & Cloud Nine Christmas gift ideas available at Medusa Hairdressing
74-76 Osborne Road Southsea PO5 3LU