Have you been wondering how to get that festive feeling in 2020? I certainly have.
All those little outings, traditions and things we do to make the season festive seem to be scattered with uncertainty.
But, if you look a little closer there’s plenty of things still to do and tweaks to traditions that can be made.
These suggestions will help you find a way through what will possibly be one of the strangest Christmas seasons we’ve ever had.
Pull on your Christmas jumper, strap on your reindeer ears and get ready to wobble your belly like a bowl full of jelly, because I’m here with some ideas to inject some festive feels into your life.
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This is my very first Hampshire Independent Gift Guide, bringing you a round up of incredible local independent businesses from across the county.
Everything on this guide can be bought online, helping you work around restrictions and get that all important Christmas shopping done. Not even a pandemic can stop the spread of Christmas cheer. I’ve heard it’s spread by singing loud and clear. 😉
Oh yeah, and you’ll be supporting amazing local producers, creators and makers keeping creativity and retail diversity alive in Hampshire.
It’s really powerful that your Christmas shopping can also help your local community…
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This Hampshire Travel Christmas Gift Guide 2020 is here to help you find the best experiential gifts for the travel lovers in your life.
This guide will help you navigate shopping local and online this festive season because let’s face it, the majority of shopping is going to be done from home. Weirdest year ever, right?
Supporting local businesses, creators, causes, charities and institutions is particularly important this year so they are all still there, once the pandemic is under control. Supporting them will ensure our towns and cities stay diverse fun places to explore.
Here’s some of my favourite local travel experiences to inspire your gift giving this year.
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This Hampshire Food and Drink Christmas Gift Guide 2020 is here to help you navigate shopping local and online this festive season.
The majority of shopping this year looks like it will have to be done online or planned for the future.
Supporting local businesses and creators is particularly important this year, more than ever, as we all try and find our way through the challenges the pandemic presents.
But, will us Brits let is dampen our Christmas spirit? Hell no, I hear you cry, especially not when it comes to the food and fizz. We’re resilient creatives who, by hook or by crook, will spread some festive cheer thanks to the modern wonder of online ordering.
Here’s some of my favourite local food and drink to give you some gift ideas this year.
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Where to get real Christmas trees in Hampshire is your handy guide to finding the nearest place to you.
When I have been looking for real trees, I found it hard to find a good round up of the places across the county. I hope this guide helps you find your perfect tree this year.
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The Zig Zag Steps in Selborne is a literal zig zag path up Selborne Hanger, one of the highest hills in Hampshire.
The unique path cut by Gilbert White and his brother in 1753 scales the steep ascent with a series of short paths.
It’s so unique and I haven’t ever come across anything like it. Once at the top it leads up onto Selborne Common and a stunning series of walking paths.
If you’re looking for a beautiful weekend walk, a wander along this East Hampshire Hanger won’t disappoint.
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Here’s 10 zero waste shops in Hampshire that will help you make a few changes to your basket.
Sustainable shops are becoming increasingly popular and with good reason. I mean we’ve all watched the latest David Attenborough documentary, seen that turtle who has a straw stuck in his nose or the seahorse wrapped around a plastic cotton bud, haven’t we?
If you want to make a few changes here’s some great shops that will help you on your way….
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Proudfoot & Co in Winchester is serving up drinks #ForTheBoldandCurious derived from foraged, fermented and barrel aged goods.
Owner Eoghan is an expert in all things botanical and foraged and a whizz at inventing, rediscovering and reinterpreting drinks to devour.
‘Life should be full of constant discovery’ is Proudfoot’s tag line, which I couldn’t agree more with. If you like something a bit different and want to discover something new then this one’s going to be right up your street.
I totally fell in love with this place, from the wildly knowledgable owner, the pretty interior and truly unique and incredible drinks…
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Pick your own pumpkins at Sunnyfields Farm is an experience! It has a reputation in Hampshire for throwing an annual pumpkin festival. Every year the team goes the extra mile to put on something special.
It’s nice to see that things haven’t changed in 2020. The team at Sunnyfields has really pulled out all the stops for a socially distanced pumpkin picking experience. Take a look…
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Here’s 5 spooky places to visit in Hampshire, because even the season can influence your travel choices.
And, you don’t have to go that far from home to get your travel fix, take a look…
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