With the festive season fast approaching we have some top ideas to tick off your list. Our lovely independent shops are waiting to offer you a bespoke, personal service so ditch the chain stores and find a friendlier way to shop.

Nancy Meiland Perfumes

If like me, you get overwhelmed by department store perfume buying head to Nancy Meiland where you can take your time and find the perfect scent without pushy salespeople, plus you will pick up a parfum that is as unique as you.

Funky washbag and eye mask from Little Beach Boutique

The perfect double act to pack for a trip away, this washbag set, and eye mask is bright, funky, and handmade!

Charlie Doodle

We love Charlie Doodle’s workshops and craft kits, choose from an in-person or at home workshop, or go for one of their custom-made gifts ranging from personalised baby name prints to vintage map silver plated cufflinks.


Looking for the perfect addition to your festive dining table? Ditch the sad poinsettia and go for a beautiful, dried flower PHOHM display instead. It lasts forever too so kinder to the environment!

Creased Cards

Forget boring high street cards, Creased offer funny, unusual cards that you won’t find anywhere else, plus they do a handwriting service to make it more personal. 

Brighton Food Tours

Got a fussy foodie to buy for? Get them a voucher for a food tour and they can explore the best food the immense Brighton food scene has to offer.

The Vintage Workshop

With an eclectic mix of antique collectibles and vintage collectibles head to the Vintage Workshop to pick up something gorgeous and one off.

Something gorgeous from Cad-Eau

A beautiful shop in a beautiful location, nestled in the artists shopping quarter at West Pier arches Cad-Eau offers a wide range of hand-picked gifts, perfect for ticking off everyone on your to buy for list!

Vouchers from Simply Urban

The perfect gift for that person in your life who is hard to buy for, a pamper session in a stunning salon, to be honest we would just buy this for ourselves! 

Bone Idol

Your pooch needn’t be left out of the festivities and Bone Idol love dogs, with a wide range of Christmas gifts your furry friend will feel just as appreciated as their owners, plus Bone Idol are expert groomers in case your pet needs a trim before Christmas too!

Pen to Paper

If you are looking for an independent shop that stocks gifts from unique local artists and beautiful stationary look no further than Pen to Paper, this little shop in the North Laine has always been a Brighton go to and no less than at Christmas.

Atelier by the Sea

The perfect space to make, buy and appreciate local Brighton artists. Whether you buy a piece of art or sign up for a workshop where you can learn to make jewellery or dabble in drawing this is the perfect gift idea for the artist in your life.





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