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Where can you still order gifts online?

If you have a family member’s birthday or a special celebration you might need to order online as we’re all staying home saving lives.

Here’s a selection of local businesses who might just have the perfect gift for you.

Flourish

Owner of Flourish, Cydney is getting one fresh flower delivery a week on Wednesday’s. Bouquets are available exclusively on an pre-order basis. Orders must be placed through the website. Deliveries are ideally the same day but Cydney is available to deliver them from Wednesday-Saturday, again pre-orders only. She also provides fresh small flower bunches to The Front Room for their deliveries each week (tulips and sunflowers mostly but seasonal flowers generally). Among bouquets she’s started sourcing easy maintenance plants. All no contact of course!

Find out more here:

www.flourishbespokeflowers.co.uk/

Puddingstone Distillery

Puddingstone Distillery, producers of the multi-award winning Campfire Gin range are extending their free delivery offer for online orders of their standard bottles and gift packs. If you are buying for a friend or relative they also have gift boxes and will hand write a note for you. Simply enter all the details when you place your order. Use the code SPRING20 at checkout for free delivery. Alongside distilling their amazing London Dry, Navy Strength, Cask Aged and Old Tom the team are helping with local food deliveries from the neighbouring farmshop, and will soon be re-releasing Domestique Gin in a new format. Busy as ever.

Websitewww.puddingstonedistillery.com
Instagram – @campfiregin
Twitter – @campfiregin
Facebook – puddingstonedistillery

Lloyd’s Wines

Red, White or Rose?
Lloyd’s Wines are here to deliver to your door.

Lloyd’s Wines is an independent wine retailer and wholesaler based in the heart of the Chilterns, run by Simon and Sally Lloyd. Their quirky, ‘Mad Hatter’ themed wine shop, The Stables, near Great Missenden, stocks a range of exciting, rare and wonderful wines, sourced from the best small producers in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Lloyd’s passion for great wine is apparent; every bottle they stock is personally hand-selected. Simon says “We specialise in low-yield wines that are under-priced for their quality, bringing you something that cannot be found in the larger retailers. Often, these wines have never been imported to the UK.”

Lloyd’s usually enjoys hosting bi-monthly tastings, showcasing wines for all budgets, and ‘The Stables’ accommodates private dinner parties as well as fun pop-up pub nights. However, in the current Covid crisis, whilst the supermarkets’ shelves are being stripped bare, Simon is looking after his customers by delivering wine cases 7 days a week to your door(step)!

No account is necessary and payment is made via BACS or over the phone. There is a minimum spend of £50 per order (can be a mixed case) and if you happen to live within 25 miles of the shop (HP16) then the delivery is FREE! To order, call Simon on 07547 645917 or email sales@lloydswines.com.

www.lloydswines.com

The Stables Wine Shop, Upper Warren Farm, Hampden Road, Great Missenden, Bucks, HP16 0JL

Rainbow Cards 

Buckinghamshire based business Wyld&Creative have set up Rainbow Cards to provide people with the opportunity of sending rainbow themed cards to family, friends, neighbours and colleagues during the COVID-19 pandemic.

25% of all profits goes to Masks for NHS Heroes, a crowdfunding page set-up to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) for the NHS.

All Rainbow Cards come with a first-class stamp and a white envelope. This means you don’t have to go to a post office. Simply pop your cards in a local post box to eliminate the risk of catching COVID-19.

The rainbow cards are A5 sized and are litho printed on 350gsm silk card to ensure they are of the highest of quality.

Purchase a single card, or packs of 3, 5, 10, 20 and 50 here: https://rainbowcard.co.uk/.

Delivery countrywide is £2.

If you want to send a loved one a card, and support the NHS at the same time, please do consider purchasing a card from Rainbow Cards.

Teacups and Tandems

Although our workshops have all been cancelled, we are still taking orders for biscuits which can be posted. Ordered can be placed via our social media pages or on email.

Orders take 3-5 days working days.

Email: sayhello@teacupsandtandems.com
Instagram: @teacupsandtandems
59 High St, Great Missenden HP16 0AL

Nellies Bakes

The idea is that people can choose what they’d like from the menu, bank transfer the money and I can deliver it wherever they’d like! Whether that’s to themselves as a treat or so a friend or relative in isolation or poorly.

The menu is:

  • Box of 6 surprise cupcakes £12
  • Box of Nellie’s famous caramalised blondies £10
  • Box of 9 brownies £10
  • Lemon or honey and orange blossom loaf £8
  • A dozen proper chocolate chip cookies £10

Nearly everything can be made gluten free and/or vegan. If anyone is having a birthday or a special occasion during self-isolation I can still produce my normal big cakes.

Free delivery to: Amersham Old Town, Beaconsfield Old Town, Bourne End, Chalfont St Giles, Chalfont St Peter, Flackwell Heath, High Wycombe, Loudwater, Seer Green and Wooburn Green.

Customers can order through my socials or by email: hello@nelliesbakes.co.uk.

Gill Connolly – That Girl In Green

Instagram: @that.girl.in.green
www.facebook.com/thatgirlingreen
www.thatgirlingreen.com

Free postage for the duration.

Roast Lab Coffee Roasters

We are still running our online business. We are respecting the 2 metre social distancing and are giving local customers the option to collect from us, leaving the parcel outside of the premises and making only online transactions. We also offer free delivery to our local customers in Farnham common, using the same method as collections or we post packages out further afield.

We are happy to share that after a recent food inspection by South Bucks District Council, we received a 5* Food Hygiene rating. Measures we take as standard are:

  • Storing our green and roasted beans separately in official food grade safe barrels with air, water and tamper proof tight seals
  • Wearing gloves and hair nets whilst working to prevent contamination
  • Washing our hands regularly with hot soapy water for at least 20 seconds
  • Cleaning and sanitising all preparation and work surfaces before and after each use

We are adhering to Government guidelines and will stay open for business while respecting the social distancing and non-contact regulations.

www.roastlab.coffee
07548 895 358

Yummy Juice Company

The yummy juice company is still delivering fresh made 3 and 5 day cleanses packed with nutrients you can drink one or 2 each day to keep you healthy.

theyummyjuicecompany.com/

Malt Brewery, Prestwood

Order online or by phone

The brewery van will visit your property and leave your sanitised order on the door step. We will ring the doorbell and step away.

www.maltthebrewery.co.uk
01494 865063

Griffiths Brothers Gin

The shop is not open but still available for drive thru pickups. In the interest of keeping our customers safe we are now giving our brand new Gin Hand Tonic hand sanitiser bottles away with any 70cl bottle order via our online shop, although we are down to the last few bottles! More bottles coming in on Thursday, so get your order in.

We are offering free delivery to these local postcodes if they email the order via the following email address: info@griffithsbrothers.com

HP5, HP6, HP7, HP8, HP9, HP10, HP11, HP12, SL6, SL7, SL8, SL9

www.griffithsbrothers.com/home

Mama Dor’s Kitchen

So, during this strange time, I am offering free delivery locally (which covers Chinnor, Thame, Longwick, Towersey, Long Crendon etc). I will be only taking orders through my website www.mamadorskitchen.co.uk to minimise the need for contact. When delivering, I will leave orders (safely packaged) on the doorstep. Again, this is to minimise unnecessary contact. I will undertake deliveries at a maximum of one time per day, in order to adhere to the stay at home guidelines

I’ve also created two new packages to give people a starter pack of spice blends. These are £20 each and contain three of my most popular blends in each. There’s a veggie and non veggie version. Again, full details can be found on my website.

We Made Drinks

Refreshingly strong still drinks. Real fruit, no refined sugar, no artificial nonsense. 4 flavours – made in the UK and available on our store.

We’ve launched a sale so that everyone stuck at home on lockdown can still get their fix. Buy a case of any flavour for just £11.99, or a mixed case for £13.99 and we’ll deliver straight to your door! Stay safe.

www.wemadedrinks.com/

Woody & Friends

Customers are still able to shop remotely for dog food, treats, chews, poo bags and other dog accessories needed by calling Katherine on 07809 599012.

Payment can be made by card or BACS transfer and we can offer free delivery in the local area or collect on the shop doorstop at an agreed time.

woodyandfriends.co.uk/

Malt Brewery, Prestwood

Order online or by phone

The brewery van will visit your property and leave your sanitised order on the door step. We will ring the doorbell and step away.

Free delivery to HP5, HP6, HP15, HP16

We’ve taken the decision to close the Brewery SHOP & Tasting Bar, BUT we take our ‘essential service’ status very seriously.

The good news is that you can still enjoy Malt Ales at home, despite these difficult times by clicking here.

We deliver as quickly as we can in the Malt van (observing speed limits at all times) so expect your delivery to arrive from 2 hours (PB) to 72 hours.

www.maltthebrewery.co.uk

Joanna’s Cakes- Amersham

In response to some lovely requests to continue supplying our cakes, we have decided to make a small selection of our favourites for contact free delivery only.

6 inch Lemon Cake with home made preserve and mascarpone buttercream – Serves up to 10 portions- £30.00

6 inch Chocolate Olive Oil, Buttermilk Cake with salted caramel Mascarpone Buttercream – Serves up to 10 portions – £30.00

Gluten Free Salted Caramel Brownies – Tray of 10 portions – £15.00

Cherry or Raspberry white Chocolate Blondies – Tray of 10 portions – £15.00

15 Double Chocolate Cookies – £15.00

Each of these products is perfect for any occasion or just a wonderful treat!

Order by Text or call on Cake Hotline: 07876 498698

Payment by bank Transfer before delivery please.

Delivery outside of 5 mile radius of Amersham at an additional cost.

Katie Sarah – Handcrafted Greetings Cards

If you’d like to mark an occasion or send someone some love in the coming weeks I might just have the card for the job! Each of my greetings cards is made by hand with a pair of scissors, and I would be happy to send a card directly to the recipient on your behalf and include your own personal message.

My online shop, with a range of cards for different occasions, is open and I am also able to work on special orders. Please do get in touch if you have something particular in mind or would like any of my designs adapted in some way. I would be happy to discuss ideas with you.

Payment can be made by card through my Etsy shop or by BACS transfer. Orders are open to all UK customers and purchases will be put in the post as soon as possible.

www.katiesarah.co.uk
Email: katiesarah.makes@hotmail.co.uk
Instagram: @katiesarah.makes
Facebook: @KatieSarah.Makes
Shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/KatieSarahMakes

Chiltern Brewery

The Chiltern Brewery, Buckinghamshire’s oldest independent brewery, are still working hard to make sure that customers in Buckinghamshire & beyond can still enjoy their award-winning beers in the comfort of their home. Although their physical shop is closed, customers can use their Online Shop (link below) and have the beers delivered straight to their door, with free delivery available within a 20 mile to those who spend £30 or more. As well as a great selection of bottled and draught beer, The Chiltern Brewery also has a tremendous choice of ‘beer foods’ – all of which have been made with beer (or the ingredients of) from the brewery!

Anybody for some Hop-Pickled Onions and a pint of Chiltern Pale Ale..? Cheers!

www.chilternbrewery.co.uk

Tigs & Moo

We were talking to a Tigs & Moo customer recently and she told us that she used her Body Butter before she left for work and when she came home.

In between that time, she used a cheap water-based moisturiser on her hands that had many synthetic chemicals as ingredients, but it was small and easy to carry around.

She also found that because of the constant hand sanitising her hands had become very dry and sore. She is an NHS doctor!

We decided that as a massive thank you to our NHS family and friends we would give all our mini handbag sized pots away to staff in the NHS, you don’t have to be a doctor or nurse.

If you know of someone in the NHS who would benefit from this gift, please tag them and let them know to contact us and we will send them one in the post. We’ll cover the postage cost as well.

We started off with 100 mini pots but only have 40 left so please pass this post on as soon as possible.

Read more about Tigs & Moo here.

One Life Bags

Unique handmade zip pouches, make up & wash bags, tote bags and washable make up wipes.

Available to buy from my Etsy shop:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/OneLifeHelenMay

Or follow me on Facebook & Instagram for regular updates:

https://www.facebook.com/OneLifeHelenMay/

https://www.instagram.com/onelife.helenmay/

NW&Co Candles

Candle Making Kits are long overdue! We’ve been waiting on 2 suppliers since January and now as things have slowed down for with their big orders they’ve managed to catch up with us smaller companies.

Kits will make 2 medium, 2 small & 4 tealights, amazing value for money, good fun & easy to do. We’ve made all the packaging recyclable in keeping with our ethos of kind as possible to you & the environment.

We’ve got our luxury handwash & lotion on offer till the end of June, what stock we have is all we’ll have till after lockdown but it seemed almost immoral to be making a profit on something that is actually a need at this time. (I fully appreciate it’s still an expensive soap & lotion in comparison to the economy brands, but bloody hell at times like this it really can be the simple things that give you a smile!)

We’re probably going to do a few special offers on candles, but it really will depend on time I have to make (3 kiddos home schooling). We have a few spa inspired scents & will be looking to do a special on those as well as seasonal scents.

I was watching this whole thing unfold in the weeks leading up to it and dropped off social media as it all seemed doom & gloom. We’ve been sanitizing door handles & washing hands more regularly since February and I was about ready to give up. I couldn’t see how as a micro business we would get through it, I’m still not sure that we will get through it in all honesty.

But it’s taken 3 years to get to where we are now, every year has been an improvement, we’ve invested in the workshop & equipment. It’s all self-funded & done on a tight budget, I can’t roll over & let it go without a fight! So we’ve made the decision that as long as Royal Mail are accepting our deliveries, we’ll keep posting out.

It’s not all doom & gloom, I honestly think it’s going to get a lot worse yet and the economy will suffer but that could be where the smaller businesses can really shine at the end. I’m hoping the country will appreciate our farmers & makers more, appreciate the fact that they’re supporting local people, who in turn are supporting other local commerce. £10 spent on Amazon sees nothing returned locally, £10 spent with a small local business will see a % of that being spent back in the community.

I’ve got the Artisan Market in Penn to plan and that really will be a chance to champion small business & local makers.

nwandco.com/

Salty Dog

S.O.S.  – SAVE OUR SALTY!

Salty Dog hand-cooked crisps have been a staple of the great British pub for almost 2 decades. We’ve got a limited amount of cases of crisps that were destined for pubs which we need to clear.

We’re offering Buy One Get One Free on all cases of 40g crisps with free delivery for orders over £30! Or why not buy two and get two free?! Just order the cases including the free ones and the cost of the free ones will be deducted at checkout.

Visit saltydog-grrr.com to order.

While stocks last! UK mainland only, not in supermarkets. Delivery within 5 working days.

Beallissima Bombs

Inspired by designers

Our bath bombs are unique and different to any others on the market. Our ‘inspired by designer’ range are scented to smell like your favourite designer perfume. They leave your skin soft, smelling like your chosen scent, and leave the bathroom smelling amazing.

Currently in stock at £2.99 each:

  • Martian (scented to smell like alien)
  • Bossy (scented to smell like Hugo boss aftershave)
  • Madame (scented to smell like Chanel mademoiselle)

Our disco bath bombs, perfect to get children in the bath, turn your bathroom into a disco with flashing lights! – Currently out of stock, but keep an eye on our social media channels to see when we get more!

All of our bath bombs are handmade in Yorkshire using only high quality ingredients. Water soluble dyes and bio glitters that do not adversely affect the environment, nothing is tested on animals and animal cruelty is not supported.

We are offering a no contact collection, after you have paid by text the bath bombs will be left outside the salon at a designated time in a box for collection by customer.

beallissima.co.uk/

Indigo Lily

We are a little hand made shop on Great Missenden High Street, everything is hand made locally.

Our Facebook page is facebook.com/indigolilyhomewares/

In light of the lockdown we have just started up our Etsy, which we didn’t have time to do before!

www.etsy.com/shop/indigolilystore

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hiya bucks

Here at hiya bucks we go on regular walks exploring the local towns, villages, public footpaths, gardens, rivers, lakes and more! We love getting out and about discovering new places to visit and we thoroughly enjoy going to local events and getting involved with the community. We hope to inspire others to step out of their daily routines and see more of our Beautiful Buckinghamshire.