This Christmas why not spread the festive cheer by shopping for your loved ones on your local high street, there are some fantastic shops and hospitality venues around the Borough offering the perfect gift for someone.
Throughout the year we've highlighted some of the businesses that you have considered to be 'Borough Gems' all of the businesses that have been featured have been nominated by our residents who have visited these venues and have first-hand experience of each one.
The Council’s Welcome Back Fund has been shining a light on some of the local businesses through this campaign and the Gems will be taking centre stage for Christmas on posters and signs around the Borough.
Familiar faces from Chandler’s Ford, Hedge End, Botley, Hamble and Eastleigh town centre will appear in the campaign.
The Welcome Back Fund has also put together a video featuring businesses including Card Gallery in Chandler’s Ford, Steam Town Brew Co in Bishopstoke Road, Katarina’s in Eastleigh town centre and Prime Time Home Entertainment in Hedge End.
Watch the video here:
Owner of Bay Leaves Larder deli and coffee shop, Sarah has spent the last 13 years working to bring the best of the county’s food and drink – currently over 40 Hampshire suppliers, including Chandler’s Ford’s Ahmad Tea and a range of local gins – to her community, alongside homemade smoothies, hot drinks, cakes and fudge.
Support Bay Leaves Larder this Christmas and buy your loved ones something from her range of locally sourced treats.
Artisan Meze Bar in the High Street is run by Hasan, who has lived in Eastleigh for 25 years and feels very passionate about the town, so much so that he opened sister restaurant EVI Bakehouse opposite Artisan during lockdowns. Run by his son Oz, EVI serves fresh pizzas made by Italian chef Andrea, fired in the vast Gozney oven.
If you live near Eastleigh town check out their Christmas menu this festive season.
LA Dog Grooming salon and pet spa on the main high street in Chandler’s Ford is owned by Anna, Aimie and Lorraine, who met via dog grooming and decided to set up business together.
Get your four-legged friend ready for the festive season with these ladies.