Support local this Christmas with our pick of small and indie shops

Christmas is coming! With so much happening, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite small and independent places to shop in the local area during December.

Guildford Guildhall Christmas Markets, 11th & 19th December 2021

Fantastic fresh fruit, vegetables, bakery and street food market every Friday and Saturday on North Street in Guildford. Expect lots of festive treats!

Victorian Christmas at Garsons

Garsons has transformed the garden centre into an enchanted world inspired by Victorian literature from selected children’s authors like Charles Dickens. This is a treasure trove of festive treats, food and drink, and lifestyle giftware. If you need a break from shopping pop into the Orangery Tea House.


The Packhouse, Farnham

The Packhouse is a unique lifestyle store just outside Farnham. Set over multiple floors in a beautiful 400-year-old ex-hop kiln, it is a glorious emporium of interesting gifts and homewares, vintage items and garden accessories. There is plenty of parking with a coffee shop and restaurant. 


Secretts, Milford

A fantastic farm shop full of incredible local and interesting produce, a brilliant butcher, clothing and  lovely gifts for Christmas. There’s also a wine merchant, tea room with a delicatessen selling a wide choice of cheese and a homemade bakery with some seriously indulgent cakes. Late night shopping throughout December is on Thursday and Friday.


The Secret Garden, Angel Gate, Guildford

Florist and plant shop selling Christmas wreaths, table arrangements, plants, a selection of garden accessories, homewares and gifts.