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Newton-le-Willows Christmas Gift Guide: Support Local Businesses

by Gemma Melling

This Christmas, let’s see how much we can #supportlocal, choosing small, independent local businesses over the high street chains or online giants where we can. 

Our Gift Guide is here to make that as easy as possible. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift, stunning decorations or snuggly pyjamas!

And please, if you buy from any of these fantastic local businesses, remember to tell them that you found them in the Newton-le-WIllows News Christmas Gift Guide (‘cos we’re a small local business, too!) Thank you.

P.s. if you’re selling something for Christmas, it’s not too late to be added. Email us asap.

 

Decorations

Glass artwork, handcrafted in Newton-le-Willows

Glass from the Garden Shed is a small business run by Clare. She makes beautiful fused glass artwork in an incredible array of styles and designs. This glass gingerbread house is perfect for Christmas and can be illuminated with battery lights (included) or a candle. 

Cost: Glass Gingerbread House £45. 

Buy from: Glass from the Garden Shed

Festive balloons – pick your theme!

Create a real wow factor in your home, workplace or at a party with some personalised balloon decorations from The Party and Balloon Shop.

Or, just imagine the look on the kids’ faces when the naughty elves arrive for the countdown to Christmas in one of these inflatable creations!

Cost: Various – ask for details.

Buy from: The Party and Balloon Shop.

A stunning centrepiece for your Christmas table

Choose a beautiful fresh wreath or table centrepiece made by Newton-le-Willows based florist, Designs by Mark

Cost: Small centrepieces £20, large centrepieces £26. Fresh wreaths £26. 

Buy from: Designs by Mark.

Light up more than just the Christmas tree

A cosy fireplace is the ultimate winter accessory – and Lowton based K.A. Davies Electrical Ltd can help you acheive an ultra stylish media wall to create that perfect atmosphere. Plus, if you want to plug in your Christmas lights, why not ask for an outdoor socket, or make it even easier with soffit lights installed? They look beautiful all year round, and you can choose to vary your colour scheme for the festive period.
Cost: Contact them for a free quote.

Buy fromK.A. Davies Electrical Ltd. Call, text or WhatsApp 07834374014 or message K.A. Davies Electrical Ltd via Facebook or Instagram @Kad.Elec.

Don’t forget to tell them you saw them on Newton-le-Willows News! 

Gifts for children

Grab your personalised festive ‘must-haves’ 

Visit Lowton Creative Co for everything you need to inject some magic into Christmas – with a personal touch. They have a super-cute range with everything from soft toys, stockings and gift bags, with personalised print or embroidery available, too. 

Cost: Prices start at £6.50 with personalisation included. 

Buy from: Online from The Lowton Creative Co. or call into their shop at 162a Newton Rd, Lowton, WA3 1DG.

Don’t forget to tell them you saw them on Newton-le-Willows News! 

Beautiful clothes from Handmade Harrison

Do you have a little one to buy for this Christmas? Why not give them a high quality handmade outfit that will bring joy long after the festive season is over? Local maker Handmade Harrison has so many beautiful designs and materials to choose from.

CostThis “Jasper” romper plus many more garments can be made from your choice of fabrics, with prices starting from £21. 

Buy from: Handmade Harrison.

Fun character hot water bottles

Little ones will love these super cute and cuddly hot water bottles, available from Newton-le-Willows based All Around Gifts. They’ll keep them warm and snuggly in bed all winter, too.

Cost: £8. 

Buy from: All Around Gifts.

An academic kick-start for 2024

Give your child’s learning a boost in the New Year with tutoring from our local Kumon Lowton Study Centre. Established for over 60 years, and with more than 4 million students worldwide, the unique Kumon Method of Learning enables children to develop their study skills and confidently tackle advanced work above their school grade level.

Cost: Registration is £35, with a monthly fee of £65 per subject. Use this ‘Refer a Friend’ link, and you’ll get a £20 Love to Shop voucher when they enrol – and they’ll get free registration! Winner. 

Buy from: Kumon Lowton Study Centre

Don’t forget to tell them you saw them on Newton-le-Willows News! 

Stylish shoes that are comfortable – and really fit, too

Pop into Solemates Children’s Shoes in Culcheth to kit out your child with stylish winter boots or comfy trainers. With an expert fitting service, this friendly footwear boutique will make sure that both you and your child leave happy. 

Cost: Various 

Buy from: Solemates Children’s Shoes, 24 The Courtyard, Culcheth, WA3 4HA.

Don’t forget to tell them you saw them on Newton-le-Willows News! 

Pampering gifts 

Gift Voucher for Aimee Katherine Aesthetics

Let them choose their own treatment with gift vouchers for Aimee Katherine Aesthetics. Based within the House of Eden on Newton High Street, Aimee Katherine Aesthetics offer a range of treatments to help people feel their best, from eyelash extensions, to dermal filler, to skin booster injections and more.

Cost: You choose! 

Buy from: Aimee Katherine Aesthetics.

Give the gift of “me time” with Anna’s Beauty

A gift voucher for Anna’s Beauty – a friendly, private salon on Bridge Street, will allow the person you’re gifting the choice of personally tailored beauty treatments – and it can be used at any time over the next 12 months. 

Cost: Up to you! 

Buy from: Anna’s Beauty.

Gifts with the personal touch

Snuggle up in festive PJs for all the family! 

The Lowton Creative Co have everything you need when it comes to new Christmas pyjamas this year! Ranging from all-in-ones for babies to matching tartan sets for the whole family – and you can choose to personalise them all, too!

Cost: Prices start from £13.99 for kids and £17.99 for adults with personalisation included.

Buy from: Online from The Lowton Creative Co. or call into their shop at 162a Newton Rd, Lowton, WA3 1DG.

Don’t forget to tell them you saw them on Newton-le-Willows News! 

Personalise anything! 

Choose from a range of cute personalised gifts… or get something you’ve bought elsewhere personalised by Newton-le-Willows based Pretty Little Prints. Perfect for both old and young, with a little bit of a personal touch.

Cost: From just £3. 

Buy from: Pretty Little Prints

Home gifts

Get cosy with new blinds or curtains

Treat your home to a makeover this Christmas with blinds from Lowton based Grove Blind & Shutter Co. Choose from timeless Plantation Shutters or Wooden Ventians, beautifully draped curtains or colourful rollers, all expertly made to measure by a local, family firm.

Cost: Styles to suit all budgets. Arrange a free consultation for your home. 

Buy from: The Grove Blind and Shutter Co.

Don’t forget to tell them you saw them on Newton-le-Willows News! 

Beautiful, unique pieces of art

This signed original Feather artwork by Loominere Studio was made by mixing light sensitive chemicals and exposing feathers to UV light. The paper is rinsed and blue tones develop to leave beautiful results. 

Cost: £12 (with free delivery) 

Buy from: Loominere Studio

Get ahead with your home projects

What’s on the ‘to do’ list for 2024? Whether it’s a loft conversion, new bathroom or kitchen or just a new front door, PS Joinery and Building can help. All jobs include an initial visit to assess the job and a free, no obligation quote. 

Cost: It all depends on your job! 

Buy from: PS Joinery and Building. Call or message 07963 373952.

Don’t forget to tell them you saw them on Newton-le-Willows News! 

Book in your garden makeover for 2024

If your outside space isn’t living up to its full potential, why not take the plunge and book in a transformation, in time for next summer? Local company Taylor’d Landscaping have a beautiful portfolio of successful garden makeovers, and are booking jobs in for next year now. 

Cost: All designs will be bespoke to your garden and how you want to use it – get in contact for your personalised quote. 

Buy from: Taylor’d Landscaping. Call or message 07854853639 or find them on Instagram

Don’t forget to tell them you saw them on Newton-le-Willows News! 

Get your house ready for guests

If you’ll be hosting at Christmas, it might be time to look around and decide whether your carpets and upholstery could do with a refresh. In fact, you’ll be amazed by the difference after a visit from Lowton based Brightway Carpet Cleaning – your home will soon be looking and smelling cleaner and fresher, ready for any visitors! 

Cost: Ask for a free quote. 

Buy from: Brightway Carpet Cleaning – call or message 07445 363381. 

Don’t forget to tell them you saw them on Newton-le-Willows News! 

The home office of your dreams! 

Make a vow not to spend another year working at the kitchen table… put your garden to good use and create an outdoor home office that’ll be the envy of all your colleagues! Take a look at the beautiful range of garden buildings from Rafters Landscapes – they could also be an outdoor gym or just a space for relaxing and entertaining. 

Cost: Ask for a free quote. 

Buy from: Rafters Landscapes. Call or message: 07803 808987.

Don’t forget to tell them you saw them on Newton-le-Willows News!

Gifts for a precious pet

Creature comforts for your cat… even when you’re away

If you’re going away this Christmas, or planning to book a holiday in the New Year, see if Lowton based Purrfect Cat Minding can look after your precious pet. Staffed by genuine cat lovers, they’ll ensure that your cat can stay at home, safe and well looked after, even when you aren’t there to do it yourself. A cost-effective alternative to a cattery, and better for your pet, too. 

Cost: Visits from just £9.50.

Buy from: Purrfect Cat Minding. Call or text 07445363381.

Don’t forget to tell them you saw them on Newton-le-Willows News! 

Gifts for entrepreneurs & small business owners

Turbocharge your business branding in 2024

Rachael Does Design is the go-to place to design your small businesses a ‘picture perfect’ home on the internet and level-up your online presence.

Working with an array of enthusiastic business owners – from Dog Groomers and Spas, to Childminders and Sushi Restaurants – Rachael’s business is based on a passion for her clients’ success.

Take a look at some of Rachael’s recent work and find out how she can help you – whether you’re looking for a new logo, or a whole new website.

Rachael also does graphic design, copy writing and social media management. 

Cost: Ask for a consultation.

Buy from: Rachael Does DesignYou can follow her on Instagram @rachaeldoesdesign_, or call or message 07525090072.

Don’t forget to tell them you saw them on Newton-le-Willows News! 

Free up your precious time with a Virtual Assistant

If you’re a small business owner, it’s easy to feel you’re drowning in tasks… all of which are stopping you from the most important task: growing your business, and making money! 

You may not think you can ‘afford’ a Virtual Assistant – but stop and ask yourself: Can you afford not to have one? 

In 2024, let Ministry Virtual Assistants deal with the tasks you hate, so you can get on with the ones you’re really good at. They can do anything from sorting your email inbox, your social media, booking systems or even that time consuming ‘life admin’.

Cost: Probably not as much as you think. Get in touch to discuss your requirements today.

Buy from: Ministry Virtual Assistants. Call or message 07305780643. You’ll also find them on Instagram: @MinistryVAservices.

Don’t forget to tell them you saw them on Newton-le-Willows News! 

Reach more local customers in 2024

If you want more local customers, then make 2024 the year you become one of our Featured Businesses, helping raise awareness of your business name and services to thousands of our website visitors and email subscribers. 

Our Newton-le-Willows Local Directory has hundreds of Newton-le-Willows businesses listed, and yours can stand out by becoming one of our fantastic ‘Featured Businesses’. We’ll work with you to promote your business, knowing that our readers are living right here, in the town where you work. 

Cost: A basic listing is free! And becoming a Featured Business, with lots of extra promotion, is just £65 for six months. 

Buy fromNewton-le-Willows News. Email news@newtonlewillowsnews.co.uk and let’s get started! 

Shopping with any of the local businesses above?

Don’t forget to tell them you saw them on Newton-le-Willows News’ Christmas Gift Guide.

Did you find this guide useful?

We’d love to know. If you want to give us some feedback or even let us know what you bought, we’d love to hear about it in the comments below, or tag us in your posts on social media @newtonlewillowsnews.

Want to be included?

if you are a local business who is not yet included simply email us news@newtonlewillowsnews.co.uk to be added! It’s not too late and we will be adding new businesses throughout November and December, so please check back again to see more soon.

Interested in knowing more about the local buinesses and services available?

We have almost 300 business listed in our Local Directory. From builders to bakers, childcare to crafters, you’ll find them here.

Please note, the usual terms and conditions for our Local Directory apply to those businesses in our Gift Guide. Inclusion does not mean endorsement, and when instructing a trader or entering into any contract or purchase agreement you should make your own checks into the reliability and legitimacy of any trader.

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