This year has been a really tough year for local companies and they need our support now more than ever. We’ve compiled a list of local businesses to encourage people to shop small and spend their Christmas budget locally. In the process you’ll be supporting AMAZING businesses based in and around our local area! We really are spoilt for choice….

EXPERIENCES

Lucky Lobster Art Class

Tring based ‘Lucy Lobster Art’ sell Virtual Art Experiences, perfect for a rainy day. All the materials are inside the tube (A3 art paper, 2 x art brushes, all your acrylic paints, a pencil and access to online instructions offering a step by step art tutorial), allowing you to create either a poppy, zebra or puffin artwork. Suitable for adults and older teens !16+) A perfect gift! Website: https://www.luckylobsterart.co.uk/

The Holiday in a Box Co

Want to experience the joy of travel, without leaving your home, The Holiday in a Box co. have it covered.  The brainchild of local travel expert Laura Bannister, Holiday in a Box offers destination-themed activity filled travel hampers direct to your door – allowing you to explore amazing places from the comfort of home. Check out their Family Adventure box, meet Vikings and elves, bake cookies, learn stories and so much more.  This is one for the whole family. Website: https://www.theholidayinabox.co/shop.

Style overhaul with Niki at The Style Hall

Niki Hall is an Image Consultant who works with you to give confidence in your appearance, encouraging you to focus on who you are and ensure that the image you are portraying is the right one for you. She will help you to use colour, clothes and style to your full advantage. Gift vouchers are available and Niki works both in person and over zoom. Quote Chiltern Chatter for 10% off a colour or style analysis. Website: https://thestylehall.co.uk/

Everyman  Cinema membership

Fingers crossed Everyman Cinema will reopen in December as this is the only way to watch a flick! Once you’ve experienced Everyman, I doubt you’ll want to go back to go to a ‘normal’ cinema again! Famous for comfy seats, seat side service of coffee in china and wine in glasses (during normal times!); and a small range of hot food. They offer 3 levels of membership which is valid at all of their venues, and they definitely pay for themselves. Membership starts at £95 for the year and this includes 7 free tickets (worth £106.40), you can bring a guest for free on a Monday plus you’ll get 10% off food and drink and you wont have to pay a booking fee. This should be a serious present contender! Find out more about membership here.

Dog & Owner Photoshoot with Penn Road Studios 

Do you have a friend/family member that you struggle to find a present for them every single year? Either they already have everything they need, or they are just very fussy….Well, if they have a dog, then that’s easy – you can’t go wrong with a dog & owner photoshoot! Buy now for Christmas and you will be able to book it within 6 months. Give Penn Road Studios a shout by either calling (01494 956944) or emailing jacqueline@pennroadstudio.com if you want to find out more. Website: https://pennroadstudio.com/

Sour Dough Bread Workshop

2020 has definitely been the year for making bread 🙂 Sarah Liveing, based in Gerrards Crossed (mum of PT & Blogger Alice Liveing) is running a one day online tutorial workshop which will teach you how to make a starter – the essential component for a sourdough – through to making your very own loaf using Sarah’s “works every time” recipe.  Perfect pressie for any baker out that they wants to expand their repertoire! During the workshop you will prepare a loaf ready for baking the following day but don’t worry, Sarah will guide you every step of the way. The course spans a day but the process takes 5 stages and each stage only last up to 15 mins so there’ll be plenty of time to do other things in the gaps. The cost of the day is £25.00 You can see some examples of Sarah’s baking on her Instagram @liveingbakes If you would like to learn how to make this delicious healthy bread you can email Sarah at sarahliveing@gmail.com or message her on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/liveingbakes/

Learn to Sing with Robin 

Amersham based mum of two Robin Smirnov launched ‘Robin Sings’, offering online Zoom singing lessons during the first lockdown when many music lessons were moving online via Zoom. Robin is a highly experienced singing teacher who studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the Westminster Choir College. A 30 minute lesson (£20) is a great way for kids to start and teenagers and adults often choose an hour lesson (£40). In lessons you’ll work on breathing, even tone throughout your vocal range, posture, the basics of music theory and of course, singing! Get in touch with Robin via Facebook if you’d like more info! Facebook: www.facebook.com/robin.smirnov / Email: robinsmirnov@hotmail.co.uk

 

Chiltern Trike Tour Gift Vouchers

If you’re looking for an unusual experience have a look at Chiltern Trike Tours. Bummblebee, a Boom Trike, will take you on a unique tour of the Chilterns. They also offer various experiences including a Gin Tasting and Brewery Tour 🥂🍻🍸 Their gift vouchers allow you to buy a trike experience as a present or to celebrate a special occasion, but give the recipient the choice of when and where to ride. More details are on our website, phone or email them to purchase. Website: www.chilterntriketours.co.uk

 

FOOD & DRINK

Hampers & Foodie Gifts at The Kitchen Larder (KL)

The Kitchen Larder, is a gorgeous independent artisan food store in Chalfont St Peter, stocking a carefully curated range of specialist food items. This Christmas they are creating stunning themed collections of KL products which they beautifully tissue wrap and place in their signature white wicker hampers, baskets and gift bags. You set the budget & theme (examples include Coffee Lover, Pretty in Pink, Christmas Pudding Pics, Dad’s favourites)and they will create a stunning original gift. Pop over to their social media to see some recent selections they made for their customers. Website: www.kitchen-larder.com, Facebook: www.facebook.com 

Cocktails delivered by the Door Step Bartender

Get the party started this Christmas with DoorStep Bartender. They offer made to order fresh bottled cocktails delivered to your door, within a 15 mile radius of Marlow. Simply pour and enjoy! Have a peek at their website to see what delights you can neck this Christmas 🙂 If you fancy a tipple before Xmas – anything to get through the next lockdown, they are offering 10% off November orders. Website: https://doorstepbartender.co.uk/

Tantalising Tonic from Twelve Below

We’ll be stocking up on Twelve Below’s amazing tonics this Christmas. Hughenden Valley based Twelve Below, was started by friends Mel and Ross.  They are both passionate about food and drink and have a keen interest in a healthier lifestyle.  I discovered them during the summer and I have to say they are my favourite mixer for my G&T’s. They are the UK’s first all natural genuinely low sugar tonic, sweetened with a dash of organic agave, 12 calories per 100ml serving and 100% natural. Flavours include: Classic Premium, Rhubarb & Ginger, Pear & Cardamom and Apple & Garden Mint Tonic. I bought mine at Jack & Atticus in Amersham but check out their website for stockists and how to buy. Website: https://www.twelvebelow.co.uk/

Old Amersham Gin

Hello, coolest gin bottle ever! This local family start-up, Old Amersham Gin, began like all good stories do in the pub. Nelli has worked in her father’s quirky, historic pubs since she was 17 years old. Together, they began Old Amersham Gin two years ago, distilling two flavours; classic London Dry (best served with tonic and a slice of orange or sprig of mint), and the Rhubarb and Elderflower Pink Gin (best served with ginger Twelve Below tonic or a ginger ale and a wedge of lime).  Distilled using botanicals grown in their Old Amersham botanical garden. All of their gins are 100% handmade; labelled, dipped in black wax and stamped with their seal of approval. Available to buy at the Kings Arms reception. Website: https://oldamershamgin.com/

Personalised Chocolate Baubles from Prescotts Chocolate

Local chocolatier, Prescotts Chocolate have launched their chocolate bauble range (RRP: £10) and they really are a thing of beauty! I’m not sure I could bring myself to bite into them as they are so pretty! With chocolate treats inside, they can personalise too so would make a lovely Christmas gift. Website: https://www.prescottschocolate.co.uk/shop/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/prescottschocolate/

Craft beers & ales at Malt the Brewery

Malt the Brewery (a micro brewery in Great Missenden creating a range of high quality real-ales & craft beers) has your alcohol needs covered this Festive Season 🙂 From craft beers and ales to great local artisan spirits such as Griffiths Bros Gin to Campfire Gin, have a look at their website to see their full offering. You can buy online for home delivery or book a click and collect. They deliver free on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays to addresses in HP5, HP6, HP7, HP8, HP9, HP10, HP12, HP13, HP14, HP15, HP16 & HP27. They’ll always do their best to get your delivery to you as soon as possible after you place an order. They have added a few locally made gifts such as jigsaws and Christmas decorations to their website! Website: https://www.maltthebrewery.co.uk

Christmas treat boxes from Mason Bakes

Nicola from Mason Bakes has just launched a Christmas boxes full of treats and she will be donating £10 from each box sold to Rennie Grove Hospice (RRP £30). All treats will be packaged in a clear topped box tied with ribbon and a tag, perfect for gifting (or ripping off and keeping for yourself!!).

Inside the box is two each of: Chocolate orange cupcakes, Mint aero Christmas tree brownies, Hot chocolate baubles, Mince pie slice, Cranberry & Pistachio fudge, Christmas pudding tiffin balls and Gingerbread snowflakes

Boxes will be available for timed contactless collection or free delivery within HP9 every Saturday in December (and possibly Friday afternoons if needed).  Treats will be freshly made each week so there are limited numbers available. To order please DM Nicola via Instagram or email nicola@masonbakes.co.uk . Nicola will send an invoice and your order will only be confirmed once she has received full payment. Website: www.masonbakes.co.uk / Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_mason_bakes/

 

Cheese Glorious Cheese!

Misbourne Deli is a friendly local company, personally delivering artisan cheeses and the finest accompaniments to your door, from Amersham to Aylesbury and everywhere in between.

The cheeses are individually cut by hand, wrapped in wax paper and delivered when they are ready to enjoy at their best. Their menu changes weekly, so you can experiment and find new favourite cheeses – and enjoy the ones that you already love. They also offer bespoke selections – please contact them for a chat about the choices that will make your next cheeseboard really special.

Follow them and see their menu on Facebook & Instagram or email me at jason@misbournedeli.co.uk.

 

Chocolate baubles from The Chocolate Libertine

The Chocolate Libertine combine fine Belgian chocolate with modern decorative techniques at their artisanal Buckinghamshire workshop. Almost too pretty to eat, these 4 pack hand painted baubles have been given a festive twist this year – they are filled with a dried fruit and nut filling. Visit their website to see the new additions to their festive range. Whilst browsing we spied these dark chocolate shot glasses – perfect for serving guests some delicious treats. Website: https://the-chocolate-libertine.myshopify.com

FOR THE HOME

Scandi Winter Wreath from Thomas Tyrrell Designs

I cant even begin to tell you how much I love this Christmas Gold Hoop Wreath (£90) from Prestwood based Thomas Tyrell Design. The 60cm wreath can be personalised by having your house number, family name or a festive message laser etched onto the wooden log slice. Made with faux foliage, it’s the wreath that keeps on giving, lasting year after year! Email t.tyrrelldesigns@gmail.com to enquire. Website: https://www.thomastyrrelldesigns.co.uk/

Sparkle Lighting – the name says it all 🙂

Seer Green based Thalia, launched her business Sparkle lighting in the summer of 2019, bringing collections of  beautiful affordable lighting to interior lovers. They currently have  Boho, Scandi, Modern & Industrial collections and have a highly successful range of decorative lights including a recently launched Children’s lighting range.  They have a great collection of Christmas lights, including these gorgeous Star Burst Fairy Lights. You can view their collection at sparkle.lighting Chiltern Chatter readers can get 10% off their first order, simply quote CHILTERNCHATTER10 at checkout.  Website: https://sparkle.lighting/collections/christmas-lights

Animal Print Baubles from Lauren & Millie

Surely it’s not too early for Christmas when it’s an animal print bauble?! Designed by Tring based Nicola, these 10cm diameter baubles are available to order via Etsy for collection from Tring. We also loved the ‘Tea Please’ organic women’s sweatshirt jumper 🙂 I have a feeling Mr Chiltern Chatter would say I needed one as I have an annoying habit of asking him to make me a cuppa whenever we are watching TV in the evening 🙂 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenandmillie/

Personalised Glassware at House of Airey

Little Chalfont based Rachel from House of Airey offers handmade personalised gifts, greetings cards and party accessories. I’ve bought a few bits from Rachel in the past before including personalised baubles and personalised gin glasses and the recipients were really pleased with their gifts 🙂 Website:https://www.thehouseofairey.co.uk/

Bespoke poems and portraits from The Pretty Witty Company

Jeanette & Sally are the talented duo behind the Pretty Witty Company. They create entirely bespoke poems and portraits for all occasions, specialising in birthdays, anniversaries, memorials, leaver’s gifts, engagements and weddings. Whatever your special occasion, and whether it’s a joint gift or you’re going solo, they can craft the perfect gift for you. You tell them a bit about the person and they scribe a wonderful bespoke poem (Sally) that captures their character to a tee, and top it off with a beautiful hand drawn illustration (Jeanette). Prices start at £150 (every word is written from scratch) to include the frame, and rise depending on the length of poem / size you want. Ideally they need 3-4 weeks notice.  Website: www.theprettywittycompany.co.uk

Penguin Baby Foot Print Kit from A Little Bit Dotty

A Little Bit Dotty (also listed under Beauty & Health) is an online gift store for mums, babies and little ones. Set up by Rickmansworth based Shelly Udall, it offers a marketplace full of amazing independent brands that have been carefully selected as they are stylish, fun, practical and unique! If you know someone that has recently had a baby,  look at this gorgeous Penguin Baby Foot Print Kit. Plus if you sign up to their newsletter you can get 10% off your first order, plus there is free delivery when you spend over £40. Website: https://www.alittlebitdotty.co.uk

Photos Printed in Wood

Local crafter Liz is the owner of Printed in Wood and the creator of beautiful, unique gifts made from reclaimed wood. Your photos are printed on wood as a quirky alternative to photo frames and create a personalised gift for someone special. Liz also makes photo Christmas ornaments for your tree with a vintage feel , quotes on wood, I particularly like the superpower quote and photo bunting would be a lovely gift for Christmas . Website: https://www.printedinwood.com

Christmas Stars from Layered Lounge

Take a peek in Gerrards Crossed based Layered Lounge’s online Christmas shop and you’ll be greeted by lots of gorgeous home decor including these high quality paper stars which come in 2 sizes. They offer maximum impact and best of all are so easy to store for next year as each one folds flat. Get 20% off your first order when you sign up for their newsletters. Website: https://www.layeredlounge.com/

From The Garden Room

Born in Chesham in the Summer of 2020, From The Garden Room is an independent homeware and houseplant business inspired by a love of plants and creativity to produce sustainable products that look beautiful in your home. All the plant hangers and baskets are made from 100% recycled cotton and all packaging is recycled, recyclable and reusable. The hand made plant hangers look amazing and are available in 4 main styles and a range of colours, £18 each. From The garden Room also source houseplants and pots from local suppliers to go with the hangers plus they are on hand to offer plant advice, an amazing bonus to someone like me who really struggles keeping houseplants alive! Also the handmade wooden trees are so cute, 2 for £12. Website: https://fromthegardenroomuk.com

Wax melt starter set from Molecule Home Fragrance

Run by Sarah O’Neill from her family farmhouse home & workshop in Sarratt, Molecule Home Fragrance offer luxury candles, melts and reed diffusers, lovingly hand blended and poured using plant based vegan wax. In 2018 after attending a candle making course with a well-known high-end brand,  Sarah’s passion for home fragrance grew and she dabbled in a few basic fragrances and learnt the fundamentals of candle science. Molecule has grown from the hobby it was in 2018 to the brand it is today as the result of a desire to create luxury fragranced products for the home that are eco, ethical and non-toxic.  They have loads of lovely products available online including the Aroma wax melt starter set which would make the prefect gift for those that  haven’t had the chance to experience the wonder of wax melts yet. Free click & collect from their workshop or delivery from £3.50. Free delivery on orders over £50.  Get 10% off your first order by subscribing to their newsletter – your unique code will be revealed and emailed to you to copy and use at checkout. Website: https://moleculehomefragrance.co.uk

Sea creatures tea towel from Ellie Good Illustration

Ellie Good Illustration, based in Seer Green, creates happy & sustainable stationery and gifts 🙂 Products include tote bags, tea towels, cards, prints and more with prices ranging from £2.85 to £39.99 and if you sign up to her newsletter, you’ll be the first to hear about Ellie’s new launches, get 15% off your first order and plenty more! We love this gorgeous organic cotton sea creatures tea towel (RRP £12.50) or get in the Christmas spirit with this Festive Llama organic cotton tea towel (RRP £12.50). Website: www.elliegood.co.uk, Insta/Twitter: @elliegood_illo , Facebook: @EllieGoodIllustration

CLOTHES, JEWELLERY & ACCESSORIES

Gorgeous colourful &  affordable jewellery at Shakara Jewellery

Beaconsfield based, Carin Murphy creates gorgeous colourful and affordable jewellery. Each piece is hand made with clean contemporary lines, making it very wearable and transcends easily from a day to evening look. Prices are very reasonable and start at £35 for a ring, £40 for earrings and £65 for a necklace. Website: https://shakarajewellery.com/

Accessories galore at Jak & Liza

 Jak & Liza, is an independent fashion boutique in Beaconsfield, stocking loads of contemporary Scandi brands, so naturally it’s a favourite 🙂 As well as gorgeous clothes they have a great selection of gifts online including bags, purses, candle and jewellery . They are offering 20% off ONLINE quote NOV20 at checkout. They are also operating a Click & Collect service . Website: https://www.jakandliza.com/ / Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/jakliza.beacon 

Cute jewellery boxes at Mira

Mira is a gorgeous gift & fashion boutique in Beaconsfield. All their products are now available online and they are offering free local delivery or you can collect from the Beaconsfield store. Have a peruse of their website to see their full offering. We’re loving these cute jewellery boxes from Estelle Bartlett (£28) Website: https://miragifts.co.uk/

 

Trunk Boutique

Although their boutiques are currently closed due to Lockdown 2.0, you can still shop at Trunk Boutique at their online shop. This lovely independent business offer a beautiful range of clothing, accessories, homewares and gifts. I’m definitely going to be dropping a hint to Mr Chiltern Chatter ;), loving the crossbody bags with changeable straps and Let it Snow Choc Riceballs would be a perfect stocking filler. Trunk Boutique offer free delivery on all UK orders over £60 or click and collect from either their Amersham or Chalfont St Peter Boutiques. Website: https://www.trunkboutique.co.uk

BEAUTY & HEALTH 

 

Local perfumery – Ruth Mastenbroek Perfume 

Ruth Mastenbroek Perfume is an independent small family-run business based in Princes Risborough, creating niche perfumes, candles and diffusers. They have 5 fragrances in Eau de Parfum (available in 2 sizes: 30ml and 100ml) as well as in a Discovery Set which is a great gift or stocking option. The Discovery Set contains a 2ml sample of all of their fragrances . It’s always best to try a fragrance on your skin before you buy it, so this set is a great way for you to try all of the fragrances in the collection at home.  They also make a great gift for anyone who loves fragrance, especially since you can redeem the cost of the Set against the price of a full-size bottle.

Ruth Mastenbroek is stocked in Fortnum & Mason, Fenwick of Bond Street and a handful of independent stockists but you can also buy direct from their website. Website: www.ruthmastenbroek.com

 

Weighted yoga eye pillow at A Little Bit Dotty

A Little Bit Dotty is an online gift store for mums, babies and little ones. Set up by Rickmansworth based Shelly Udall, it offers a marketplace full of amazing independent brands that have been carefully selected as they are stylish, fun, practical and unique! We love the weighted yoga eye pillow to soothe tired eyes (that will be my eyes :)) plus it help deepen your relaxation.  If you sign up to their newsletter you can get 10% off your first order, plus there is free delivery when you spend over £40. Website: https://www.alittlebitdotty.co.uk

Celebrity fave – hand sanitiser by Purdy & Figg

2020 was definitely the year of the hand sanitiser! Local company Purdy & Figg’s hand sanitisers is loved by celebrities including Trinny Woodall and India Knight. Scents include Citrus, Woody, Floral and Frankinscense & Myrrh. Until 15th November buy any Christmas box and get one for half price – see their website for details.  Purdy & Figg are offering Chiltern Chatter readers a 15% discount. Enter CHATTER15 at checkout. Website: https://purdyandfigg.com/

Smellies for the men in your life from Alphabet Soup

Men are often tricky to buy gifts for but who wouldn’t want the man in their life to smell delicious. The Spanish Fig and Nutmeg range from Bath House could be the answer. Alphabet Soup stocks an eclectic mix of original art, restyled furniture, decorative homewares, unusual gifts and cards. Sadly Alphabet Soup are closed again because of the lockdown but you can continue to shop with them online. Details for click and collect are on their website. Can’t find something you spotted in the shop? then email: info@alphabetsoup.co.uk and they will do their best to help. Website: www.alphabetsoup.co.uk

Pampering with friends at Twelve the Green

If you’ve driven through Chalfont St Giles in the last few months, you cant have failed to notice the beautiful transformation of Twelve The Green, a brand new beauty salon offering Nails, Brows and Lashes which brings a bit of London to the Chalfonts. They focus on promoting natural mail health through vegan and cruelty free based products. Booking and gift vouchers are all online. Website: https://www.twelvethegreen.co.uk/

Wild Eve 

Wild Eve is a small Chilterns based business creating wonderfully luxurious bath and body products from natural ingredients. We’re loving the set of 3 large Flower Fizz Bath Bombs for £16.95 which are available in four different blends and also the Bath Salt Shot gift set presented in quirky test tubes filled with natural bath salts, essential oils and flower petals for £12. More products and information on hands-on workshops can be found on their website. Website: https://www.wildeve.co.uk

 

Wild Flower by Anna
 
Wild Flower by Anna is a small Chesham based independent British business that offers handmade, natural and sustainable products for you & your home. All of their products are ethically sourced, eco-friendly and unique, individually handcrafted for you. It is all about sustainable living, beautiful products that do not cost the earth. They have so many pretty products on their website including these Winter Spice and Mulled Wine Candles costing £11.50 each. Or why not surprise a loved one (or treat yourself) with this Luxurious Gift Set which includes 250g bath salts in burlap bag, Shea butter soap bar and a Hand poured Soy candle. All wonderfully scented with either Rose or Lavender essence. Each gift set is priced at £18.00. It’s handmade, vegan, eco-friendly, chemical-free 🙂  Website: www.wildflowerbyanna.com

KIDS

Personalised letters from Santa to your Children

A Chalfont based family run card business is offering letters from Santa Claus to your children. Personalised and to include a certificate for each child to say they have got onto Santa’s ‘nice’ list! All beautifully presented in a lovely envelope and posted to you ready for you to pop on your doorstep when convenient. Letters are £5 each and £4 for each subsequent sibling (free postage). Please email Jon at Limevibe@jonwright.com to order and  he will send information regarding the personalisation.

 

Christmas Eve box from Teacups & Tandems

How cute are these biscuits from the Teacups & Tandems Christmas Eve Biscuit Box! Use promo code EARLYBIRD to get yours for £12 (normally £15) until 20th November. We also love the Christmas Biscuit Decorating Kit for £10. The kits contain 3 or 4 biscuits, 3 bags of icing, a bag of sprinkles and some instructions if you need them. Perfect for a fun activity at home or why not send a kit to someone special so they can perfect their icing techniques. Lovely stocking fillers or secret santa present. Website: https://www.teacupsandtandems.com/ourshop

Fabulous hair clips at Lottie Nottie

Set up by Great Missenden mum of three Charlotte, after she tried to find hair clips for her daughter that were not too pink, fluffy or glittery. Lottie Nottie clips and bows have proved very popular and are now stocked in over 25 independent children’s boutiques and gift shops including Waddesdon Manor, National Trust in the UK and several international stockists.  Website: http://www.lottienottie.com/product-category/christmas/christmas-clips/

Little Suds Soap

Tell single use plastics where to stick it with these gorgeous soaps from Berko based Little Suds. Every Little Suds soap has been made by hand, is vegan friendly, plastic free, palm oil free & cruelty free 💚🌎 Local stockists can be found here and you can also buy online here. Soap sticks cost £1.20, shampoo sticks £2.40 and Big Heart Soaps in a gorgeous tin are £6.50 Website: https://www.littlesuds.co.uk/

Dinosaur mad accessories at Addie & Harry

Beaconsfield based Nicola, started Addie & Harry (offers kids modern bedding, wallpaper and home accessories) in 2016, having spotting a huge gap in the market for stylish children’s bedding. She previously worked in buying and product development roles within retail companies, such as Ralph Lauren and The White Company. The mini Dino tableware (made from tough plastic and dishwasher & microwave safe) and pyjamas (made from super soft and cosy 100% cotton) are perfect for dinosaur lovers! GET 10% off at Addie & Harry by quoting ‘Chiltern10’ at checkout. Website: https://www.addieandharry.com/

 

It was all the way over in Aylesbury! I was amazed how much they learned in the hour. Was really for Rory as he asked for a skateboard for his bday, but Aidan used their equipment and also joined the lesson.

Skateboarding Lessons

A friend recently took her son to Trick Tech Freestyle Coaching in Aylesbury for an hour long skate boarding lesson as part of his birthday present. It’s on the pricy side at £50 for the hour but she was amazed at how much her son learnt and progressed in one lesson. They offer beginner, intermediate and advanced coaching. Definitely a strong contender for any skate boarding fans. Website:  https://tricktech.co.uk/skateboard-lessons-aylesbury-vale/

FOUR LEGGED FRIENDS

Treats for your four-legged family members

You can’t forget about your four legged family members at Christmas and thankfully The Treat Pantry are on hand. Amersham based The Treat Pantry have a great selection of pet gift ideas. Their products are 100% natural pet treats, responsibly sourced and free from additives. The Christmas Advent Calendar for Dogs is £7.99 and is available to pre-order from November 23rd – just need to convince Mr ChilternChatter we need a dog 🙂 Website: https://thetreatpantry.co.uk

Paw and Brush

Holly is the talented artist and creator of Paw and Brush. Based in Chalfont St Giles, Holly turned her life long love of painting and pups into a fabulous business creating unique personalised portraits of your pets. Hand painted watercolour pet portraits, greetings cards and Christmas baubles can be ordered online from Paw and Brush Etsy shop. Website: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PawandBrush

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST CHARITY CHRISTMAS CARDS IN AID OF LIBERTY’S LEGACY

There’s nothing better than a beautifully designed hand-written Christmas card being sent to you by a loved one, especially after the year we’ve all had.  Spread some festive cheer and put a smile on someone’s face – who wouldn’t love to receive one of these Liberty’s Legacy Charity Christmas Cards – we LOVE them!

Drawn by the wonderfully talented Jeanette at The Pretty Witty Company, they feature original illustrations celebrating Liberty’s love of butterflies and all things festive.

They are accompanied by a very apt original verse for 2020 by the equally talented Sally…and what a year it’s been!

Priced at £8, each pack contains 10 cards, 5 cards each of 2 designs. Thanks to the generosity of MetOne in Chalfont St Peter, the full £8 from each sale will be donated for vital bone cancer research.

Choose from:

Pack A – ‘The Reindeer’ and ‘Bertie’, Liberty’s beloved dog and our #TeamLibs mascot!

Pack B – ‘The Snowman’ and ‘The Butterfly Christmas Tree’

To order, please email Karen at libertyslegacy@yahoo.com with your requests. They will then forward your order confirmation and payment link. Postage is £3 for up to 4 packs – please remember to include your address details. Alternatively for local supporters, they are happy for you to collect from them in Chalfont St Peter or they can also arrange local delivery by prior agreement, all socially distanced of course!