Don’t fear, your favourite Wealden retailers are still here!
As we enter Tier 3 in Kent, many small independent retailers are re-opening, and several others are working hard in-store or at home, offering a variety of call, click, text and collect services in order to keep up with our shopping demands in the run-up to Christmas. Many small businesses have little or no financial reserves, so if we want our high streets to endure, we must do our bit now to ensure their survival!
So, whether you’re desperate to get back to the shops, or not quite ready to venture out among the crowds, your local retailers are here for you.
Gifts & Stocking Fillers
Lemon Blue, Cranbrook, have been offering call and collect and are now re-open for browsing. They stock a wide variety of unique gifts for all ages, as well as everything you need for the perfect party. Visit their Facebook page for further details.
Another Cranbrook favourite, stocking only items lovingly created in Britain, is the wonderful Happy & Glorious. You can visit their online shop and select either free delivery on orders of £25.00 or click and collect. They are also open Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 10am-3pm and “can’t wait to see some friendly faces”. Owner Kate adds: “If you aren’t quite shop-ready yet, you can continue to order online both for delivery and click and collect. You can continue to use the code RAINBOW on our website for 10% off, as many times as you like”.
If you’re looking for Christmas homeware inspiration and want some festive tableware to impress, Blighty’s Gift Shop, Cranbrook is the place to go! Simply pop in or order what you want online and collect it instore at a convenient time.
Bourbon Rose, Tenterden is a gorgeous family run gift shop for the home and garden. They’re currently promoting some ideal stocking fillers and secret Santa gifts, so go to their Facebook page to find out more.
Keeping warm this winter with the perfect outfit!
Maisie K, Cranbrook is stocked to the rafters with truly unique clothes, home interiors, furniture and gorgeous gifts. Visit their website and Facebook page, or in person, to browse the latest stock and treat yourself to an early Christmas present.
The elegant women’s boutique Ibbi Bobbidi Boo, Tenterden is another must visit. Browse their Facebook page to discover clothing, handbags, jewellery, shoes, scarves, belts, and gifts for all occasions. New stock added weekly!
Philips Man’s Shops is also open, as well as offering a click and collect service (or items can also be posted). Menswear, ladieswear and school uniform is all available, as well as some cosy stocking fillers!
Something to brighten your home
The Weald is home to a number of stunning home interior shops and talented local designers. Ooh How Lovely, Hawkhurst, is the brightly coloured shop on the crossroads – you really can’t miss it! From cushions, to curtains and lampshades, everything is bespoke and made to measure. Pop in or visit their website to find out more about their text and collect service.
Woodcocks, Tenterden is a beautiful boutique in the heart of Tenterden, stocking furniture, lighting and accessories – all of which can be ordered online. This is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for something to brighten your home or a unique gift for a loved one.
Tenterden Oak & Pine is ready and waiting to hear from you. To view their beautiful creations, visit their website and while you’re there, why not email them to discuss your made-to-measure requirements?
There’s no better way to brighten your home than with a beautiful arrangement of fresh flowers, and our local florists are very much open for business. The Floral Studio, Cranbrook, (who have already begun a series of virtual workshops) and Barry Jones & Sons are both taking orders online, by phone or by email. Go ahead and make someone’s day!
And it wouldn’t be lockdown without a bit of DIY!
The wonderful Webb’s of Tenterden is a family run business with roots dating back to 1910. They stock almost anything you can think of, from teapots to lawnmowers! Visit their cookware and gift shop, as well as their ironmongery store, on the high street. So can also use their Facebook page to arrange collection.
Headcorn Hardware have remined opened during the restrictions but they’re also now offering free local delivery on any orders over £25.00. Cranbrook DIY are also open and ready to serve their loyal customer base. Alternatively, please phone ahead for a swift and easier collection.
Other highlights include…
It’s wonderful to see our charity shops coming up with innovative ways to keep afloat this winter. The Green Shop, Hawkhurst is offering a click and collect service, so check out their Facebook to browse stock and opening/collection times.
Meanwhile, Stationery Express, Cranbrook is re-open and also offering contact-free collections or mailing for printing, ink cartridges, and essential stationery such as printer paper. To arrange collection or delivery, visit their Facebook page.
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