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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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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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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Are you wondering where you can go pumpkin picking in Hampshire this Autumn?
Here’s a handy guide to the wonderful farms and fields across the county, where you can pick your own and live your best Autumn life!
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Looking for Portsmouth street art? As an area of growth for local and national street artists, Portsmouth is becoming increasingly more decorated. Yet, there’s not many places online sharing where these beautiful artworks are!
This guide is a great starting point to help you hunt down the places where you’ll find new pieces and old favourites.
Lace up your comfy trainers and grab your camera, there’s some stellar art to be found.
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The Bee Hive describes itself as ‘Portsmouth’s smallest department store’. An online shop full of lovely eco-friendly homeware, clothes, art and jewellery.
Once a great addition to the independent scene in Albert Road, the shop has moved online to cope with the challenges lockdown and coronavirus have presented.
Support The Bee Hive selling local Portsmouth and Southsea wares online…
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Sunflower fields in Hampshire, these pick your own farm experiences are popping up all over the county.
Sunflowers taller than me or you fill the fields, their happy yellow petals bobbing around in the wind. It’s a joy to pick a bunch or just wander the fields enjoying the view with friends or family.
Want to experience picking your own sunflowers? Here’s my guide to the farms and fields offering the experience in Hampshire…
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You’ll find Rio-Vitalise propping up South Parade Pier in Portsmouth. Pick up a cold CBD infused fruit smoothie to walk along Southsea Beach with.
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Cafe Fresco is serving up great coffee and food by Canoe Lake in Southsea. Pick up some lunch from the cafe and enjoy watching people on the pedalo swans on the boating lake!
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Coastal Remedy has a carefully curated a selection of lifestyle, travel, food and literature products that promote wellness. It stocks some really great wellbeing items, that travel, cooking, yoga and interior fans will love.
A shop is a little switch up from my normal travel and food content. But, rules are made to be broken, right?
The shop channels all those travel and wellbeing vibes that connect with what I do here on the blog making it a good fit. Plus, it’s really important to shop locally and support independents. All the different independent business ventures is what make our towns and cities fun and vibrant places to shop, eat, drink and travel to.
Head to Marmion Road in Southsea, to find Coastal Remedy and products that help promote a balance lifestyle.
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