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The Independent Gift Guide 2018

Author: Naomi Liddell

In September, I pledged that I would only do my Christmas shopping at independent shops, either in real life or online. Well, I’ve failed miserably. When Ethan requested all the Lego and Playmobil, I couldn’t look past Smyths September sale and also, Amazon anything. I’m actually ashamed of how many times the Amazon guy is at my house. My street is mainly older folk who don’t do online shopping so they must wonder why all the men in white vans keep rapping my door. But I have managed to do about 40% of my Christmas shopping at independent retailers. Which is not to be sniffed at I suppose. As always, when I start falling down the independent retailer rabbit hole, I want all of it for myself. So if any of my loved ones are reading… This also doubles as my Christmas wish list. Especially the marshmallows. And yes… There are marshmallows. 

One quick note before I crack on though… Being small retailers, quite a few of these items are in limited stock between now and Christmas. So if you see something you really like, I’d suggest getting that order in. Only 11 more sleeps!!

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