Christmas present ideas from independent traders

Last week we introduced our A-Z of Christmas presents that you can buy from independent traders locally, with ideas of presents beginning with the letters A-M. We’ve now published N-Z on The Chiswick Calendar website (or N- Y to be truthful because we couldn’t find one beginning with Z! All ideas gratefully received.) 

X is also a bit of a cheat as it’s X for Xmas decorations, including Christmas trees. I see that Ealing Council has once again rented out a bit of grass for fly-by-night Christmas tree sellers to come in and undercut local traders. Unlike those such as Collins and Bakers fruit and veg stalls or Wheelers garden centre on Turnham Green Terrace, they’re not having to pay rent and rates all year round. So in the spirit of Small Business Saturday, here are some present ideas you can buy on Small Business Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as well.

For the animal in your life  … Chiswick Pets

L.A Menswear and Riccado have a great range of socks, shirts and ties for men. Wild Swans offers women’s wear by Scandinavian designers not known in this country, so will guarantee you an outfit that won’t be the same as someone else in the office.

Simon. who has been selling shoes at Rift in Turnham Green Terrace since 1994, has a lovely line in sheepskin slippers. 

We have a selection of vouchers from businesses in our Club Card scheme, including Neil the blacksmith, who offers one day blacksmithing courses. You may not be able to create a copper and gold leaf weather vane but you will be able to knock up a pair of fire tongs in a day. 

And for the animal in your life, Eileen and Raymond at Chiswick Pets have the answer. 

For ideas for presents starting A-M, Click here
For ideas for presents starting with N-Z, click here