Gift ideas from Chiswick’s independent traders N-Z

One of the things which makes Chiswick such a pleasant place to live is its quirky mix of independent shops. You can find some lovely original Christmas presents – and some highly unoriginal but oh so useful presents – and support local traders at the same time. We’ve put together a few ideas for Christmas presents from local shops.

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Natural cosmetics and skin care products – As Nature Intended

As Nature Intended is an independent British company which stocks organic and natural foods, body care and supplements and a selection of ‘free from’/special diets products. They have six stores in total and their HQ is in Ealing. Use your club card to get 10% off in store or 20% online if you spend £20 or more.

201 Chiswick High Rd, Chiswick, W4 2DR
020 8742 8838
asnatureintended.uk.com

Nuts – Collins’ Fruit and Veg Stall

Philip Collins and family have been in the Chiswick grocery trade for over 35 years.  They used to be based on Devonshire road but now the family business is based on the Chiswick High Road, selling all the fruit and veg you could need over this festive season.

Chiswick High Road, W4 1PB

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Organic Hair care Products – Windfall

Having recently moved to a larger premises on Turnham Green Terrace, this store’s shelves are stacked high with natural and organic products to buy, such as Richmond Park honey, skincare from Tisserand and Pai, jute mats from EcoYoga and their range of organic hair care products pictured.

1-3 Turnham Green Terrace, Chiswick, W4 1RG
020 8742 1640

Organic Christmas Food – As Nature Intended

As Nature Intended is an independent British company which, as well as stocking organic and natural body care products, supplements and a selection of ‘free from’/special diets products, have a variety of organic Christmas food on sale during the festive season.  Use your club card to get 10% off in store or 20% online if you spend £20 or more.

201 Chiswick High Rd, Chiswick, W4 2DR
020 8742 8838
asnatureintended.uk.com

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Plants and Flowers – Wheelers

Tucked away beside Turnham Green tube station in Chiswick, Wheelers is open 7 days a week for all your gardening needs. Use your Chiswick Calendar club card and 25% off pots, as well as plants throughout the year. For Christmas they have a fantastic selection of decorations on sale as well as Christmas trees, wreaths, holly and poinsettias.

Cato’s Yard, Turnham Green Terrace, W4 1LR
020 8747 9505
wheelersflowers.com

Pet Accessories – Chiswick Pets

Chiswick Pets was established in 1986, and was taken over by current owners Eileen and Raymond Mackey in 2005. Managed by Allan and staffed by Sandy, Dominic, Grace and Alex, Chiswick Pets sells fish, reptiles, hamsters, rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs as well as a whole range of pet accessories including Christmas presents for the animal in your life.

32-34 Devonshire Rd, Chiswick, W4 2HD
020 8747 0715
chiswickpets.co.uk

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Quince Paste – Bayley & Sage

Bayley & Sage welcomed its first customers to its Wimbledon village store in 1997, they now serve six more London communities including Chiswick, with their shop on Turnham Green Terrace. Whatever you’re shopping for, Bayley & sage products reflect the best of the season whether its fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese or membrillo (quince paste).

33 Turnham Green Terrace, Chiswick, W4 1RG
020 8995 4145
bayley-sage.co.uk

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Rings – Marmalade Jewellery

Established in 2004, husband and Wife team Simon Johnson and Nadine Meegan has firmly established themselves as West London’s finest bespoke and bridal jeweller. With the emphasis firmly on design and quality Marmalade offer their clients a truly hands on and special experience. With their own workshop, utilising all the latest manufacturing advances coupled with traditional techniques, the jewellery from Marmalade truly is world class. When looking for the special gift this Christmas look no further than Marmalade Fine Jewellery.

23 Turnham Green Terrace, Chiswick, London W4 1RG
020 8742 1178
marmaladejewellery.co.uk

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Scarves – Bobbie Kociejowski

Bobbie Kociejowski is a hand weaver of contemporary textiles. Working on a traditional floor loom, she enjoys experimenting with colour, the interaction of warp and weft being the perfect vehicle for creating the colours that come of optical mixing. Her inspiration is derived from nature. She uses fine wool and silk to produce scarves and shawls that are both warm to the body and luxurious to the eye.

Viewing by appointment.
Contact Bobbie at:
Email: bobbiekoc@pancogito.plus.com
Websites: bobbiekociejowski.com

Two Silk and Wool Scarves by Bobbie Kociejowski

Shoes – Rift

Since 1994 Rift, a family run independent shoe shop, has been providing high quality shoes and accessories from around Europe. Also offering American, Australian heritage brands like Red Wing, and RM Williams. Amongst many other lines, they stock some beautiful sheepskin Austrian slippers at £65.00 – a perfect gift this Christmas!

27 Turnham Green Terrace, Chiswick, W4 1RG
020 3807 5951
riftshoes.com

Socks – L.A. Menswear

L.A. Menswear has been in Chiswick for over 25 years.  They are specialist stockists of branded menswear clothing and accessories (not just socks!) They also offer a postal service within the UK.

11 Turnham Green Terrace, Chiswick, W4 1RG
020 8995 4609

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The Chiswick Collection

The Chiswick Calendar has got together with interior designer Angela Corden, painter Arabella Harcourt-Cooze and photographers Anna Kunst, Jon Perry and Barbara Chandler to create a beautiful set of items for the home which would make lovely Christmas presents.

the-chiswick-calendar.myshopwired.com

Ties – Riccado

This family business has been in Chiswick for over 20 years. Orginally based on Turnham Green Terrace, the shop is now on the High Road. Stocking brands from Aquascutum to Versace, Riccado has a brilliant range of luxury menswear.

204 Chiswick High Rd, Chiswick, W4 1PD
020 8994 0541
riccado.co.uk

Toys – Snap Dragon

What are the biggest sellers this Christmas? Fingerlings Dinos, Boxer The Robot, Pikmi Pops, unicorn ride-ons and the Chow Crown have been tipped as some of the must-haves for Christmas 2018 by toy retailers. If you have to buy for a child and these names mean nothing to you, get yourself down to Chiswick’s only toy shop, which also stocks a good range of all the traditional stuff.

56 Turnham Green Terrace, Chiswick, W4 1QP
020 3807 5959

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Underwear – Damsel Boutique

Sisters Oz and Kat are the proud owners of Damsel, which has just celebrated its 13th birthday. Stocking brands like J.Brand, Des Petits Hauts and Becksondergaard, you will find jeans, dresses, tops and jumpers as well as an array of beautiful accessories, including, yes, knickers.

11A Devonshire Rd, Chiswick, W4 2EU
020 8987 8571
damselboutique.co.uk

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Vouchers

You can buy vouchers from many of our club card members, including these listed here.

Annie’s Restaurant – anniesrestaurant.co.uk
Urban Pantry – urby-p.com
Ballet4Life – ballet4life.com
Sipsmith Gin – sipsmith.com
Hot Metal Works – the blacksmith forge at Kew Bridge – hotmetalworks.co.uk
Shelley Thomas – the silversmith at Kew Bridge – shelleythomas.co.uk
Ealing Riding School – ealingridingschool.biz
Hen Corner – hen and bee keeping and lessons on good old fashioned home cooking –  hencorner.com
Wine from Honest Grapes – honestgrapes.co.uk

Check out the club card pages on the website for full details of the Chiswick businesses that are signed are to the club card

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Womenswear – Wild Swans

Wild Swans sell Scandinavian fashion, homeware and beauty products and they offer individual, personal styling. Their selection of labels is constantly evolving but their brands are 95% Scandinavian. Owner Caroline mixes up and coming designers with the more established ones and is constantly adding new designers who are not yet represented elsewhere in the UK and are exclusive to Wild Swans.

14 Devonshire Rd, Chiswick,W4 2HD
020 8742 8555
wild-swans.com

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Xmas Trees – Wheelers

Tucked away beside Turnham Green tube station in Chiswick, Wheelers is open 7 days a week for all your gardening needs. Use your Chiswick Calendar club card and 25% off pots, as well as plants throughout the year, but shop here now for your Christmas decorations, including Christmas trees, wreaths and poinsettias.

Cato’s Yard, Turnham Green Terrace, W4 1LR
020 8747 9505
wheelersflowers.com

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Year planners, cards and wrapping paper – Postmark

Postmark love cards and thrive on bringing the best of British and internationally designed cards and stationery to their customers at a reasonable price. They opened the doors to Postmark Chiswick in October 2014 and love being in W4

53 Turnham Green Terrace, Chiswick, W4 1RP
020 8742 0103
postmarkonline.co.uk

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Let us know if you can think of anything you might conceivably want to buy for Christmas which begins with Z and is available to be bought in an independent shop in Chiswick!