Shop local this Christmas and support artisan businesses and suppliers from across Buckinghamshire. 

When you shop small not only are you choosing to buy great products but you are also supporting the livelihoods of real people across the region. 

Businesses have been hit hard up and down the country this year as they've struggled to stay afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic and national lockdowns.

By choosing to shop small this Christmas you can directly support the people within our community whilst bagging some incredible products. 

As part of 'Small Business Saturday' day, we've compiled a list of some brilliant Bucks businesses we believe you should support: 

Daisy Gift Shop

Where: Unit 2, Acorn House, 12-16 Straight Bit, Flackwell Heath, Bucks, HP10 9LS

Opening times: 9am - 5.30pm Monday to Saturday. 11am - 4pm Sundays.

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Daisy Gift Shop is a gorgeous family-run gift shop that has been established for over 22 years.

Selling a wide range of homeware, gifts, jewellery and much more there truly is something for everyone. 

A truly enjoyable shopping experience, the staff at Daisy's are always friendly and helpful whilst the stock is regularly updated - so you'll always find something new. 

The lovely owners of Daisy Gift Shop, Linda and Bruce said: "Why not pay us a visit, grab a costa coffee from next door and come and browse."

The ideal place to shop for Christmas, your gifts will always be beautifully wrapped in tissue and ribbon and popped in a Daisy Gift Shop bag ready to give to your loved one. 

There is late night shopping until 7pm on Thursdays all the way up to Christmas.

Local Market MK

Where: Shop online. 


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The local luxury hamper - £83 (Image courtesy of Local Market MK).

Want to shop for fresh, high quality local produce without having to leave the comfort of your own home? 

Local Market MK are an innovative business that works with local artisan food and drinks suppliers to bring the farmers market to you. 

The online shop supports a wide range of Bucks businesses who you can purchase from all in one place. 

Founded by Amy Alt and Jack Whitby, the couple started the business as a result of lockdown. 

Amy previously ran her own successful catering company and cafe but when Covid hit, every booking in her diary was cancelled.

Amy said: "Over a G&T in the garden one evening I shared my idea for Local Market with my partner Jack who works full time in sales. I convinced him to join me in co-founding Local Market and we got started the next day."They even share suppliers stories and favourite recipes to really bring that personal touch to each order. 

Amy said: "There are small business owners all over the country now crossing their fingers and hoping Christmas sales come through, for some of them it might be their last chance for survival.

"These people have poured their heart and soul into their businesses and they now deserve us to support them through this extremely difficult time."

A great gift idea for any foodie this Christmas  are their hampers, you can even build your own.  

Visit their website to order.

Ozi Lala 

Where: Shop online.

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Having moved to Bucks in 2015 from Prague, where he lived for 15 years, Mr Lala has turned to his kitchen to remind him of home or to meet new neighbours or friends - cooking up a storm of Levantine and Middle Eastern dishes. 

His gorgeous multi-award winning sauces are the ideal gifts for foodies they take you on a trip to the Levant. 

Ozi Lala also offers Levantine street food and grazing tables for events.

To find out more and to order, visit the website. 

Haynes Gourmet 

Where: Shop online

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(Image - Haynes Gourmet)

Adventure seekers unite. 

This family run business has been shaking up the condiment market with their sweet and spicy candied jalapeno flavours and relishes.

The recipes come to life in owner Charity Hayne's country kitchen in Marlow but are quickly becoming noticed across Europe. 

The award-winning products are all natural, made in England, vegan friendly and absolutely delicious.

Offering a range of affordable gift bundles, the Haynes Gourmet products really are a wonderful Christmas gift. 

Will you be shopping locally this Christmas? Let us know in the comments.