Support local this Christmas: Bristol’s best independent retailers, makers, and gift creators

Make someone feel special this Christmas with a gift from one of the best independent gift shops in Bristol.

Christmas is just around the corner, but don’t worry if you haven’t yet started your shopping. It’s not too late to get amazing and unique Christmas gifts, while still supporting local businesses near you.

Read on to discover our top 5 independent stores who can help you find something special, even at the last minute!

1. Eclectic Gift Shop

51C High Street, Hanham, Bristol, BS15 3DQ

Based on Hanham High Street, The Eclectic Gift Shop is home to a curated collection of products from 75 independent businesses and artists, from artisan soaps and skin care to handmade jewellery and cards. Earlier this year Eclectic Gift Shop was awarded ‘Retailer of the Year’ at the Bristol Life Awards for their approach to small business collaboration.

For more information on opening times and gift ideas visit eclecticgiftshop.co.uk

The Eclectic Gift Shop is home to a curated collection of products from 75 independent businesses.
We Make Bristol is committed to supporting local designers and creatives

2. We Make Bristol

16 Canford Lane, Bristol, BS9 3DH

Based at the heart of Westbury on Trym, We Make Bristol is a gift shop with a difference. A registered social enterprise, this independent store is committed to supporting local designers and creatives. Explore the selection of DIY gift sets, learn how to create embroidery, or design your own key rings, all while supporting the local community.

For handcrafted gifts that won’t cost the earth, visit wemakebristol.co.uk

3. Bristol Bazaar Pop Up Shop

The Island, Bridewell Street, BS1 2LE

Open until the 24th of December, Bristol Bazaar’s pop up shop is home to over 60 makers, artists and designers. The shop is known for their huge collection of ethically made products and is the perfect place to find a thoughtful last minute gift.

Visit bristolbazaar.co.uk for more information on opening hours.

Bristol Bazaar’s pop up shop is home to over 60 makers, artists and designers.
Prior Shop - handcrafted, eco-friendly gifts which are made to last

4. Prior Shop

58 West Street, Old Market, BS2 0BL

If you’re looking for handcrafted, eco-friendly gifts which are made to last, Prior Shop in Old Market is one to visit. No matter your budget, you’ll find a range of gifts and home essentials to inspire you.

Prior Shop is committed to providing customers with information on how products are made, making it easier for you to make more sustainable choices this Christmas.

www.priorshop.uk

5. Papilio at Heritage

24 High Street, Thornbury, Bristol, BS35 2AH

Papilio at Heritage is a gorgeous independent interiors, accessories and gift shop in the heart of Thornbury. And to make it even easier to support those who are self-isolating, they offer a range of letterbox gifts that can be easily delivered while keeping everybody safe.

For more information visit www.papilioatheritage.co.uk

Papilio at Heritage is a gorgeous independent interiors, accessories and gift shop