Twelve Days of Shaftesbury Christmas Shopping – 10th December

Welcome to our Twelve Days of Shaftesbury Christmas Shopping! Alfred has teamed up with Shaftesbury Chamber of Commerce to help you shop locally in Shaftesbury this Christmas.

The Chamber contacted Shaftesbury town centre stores and asked their owners and managers to share some inspiring gift ideas. We’ve selected a handful of the most thoughtful recommendations for presents. Each day we’ll share four special suggestions.

Alfred has not received any form of payment for featuring these shops and items. We’re doing this because we want to support our High Street in this difficult year. Let’s work together and support Shaftesbury shops and services.

Remember many town centre stores will be open late on Mondays in December and Bell Street and Angel Lane car parks are free on the Saturdays leading up to Christmas. Don’t exceed the maximum stay, though. Dorset Council can issue you with a penalty ticket if you do. Bah humbug!


Today’s Offers


Willow – 9 High St, Shaftesbury. 01747 855101.

Maileg rhino toy – Our newest rhino from Maileg Denmark. He is made from Linen and has beans in this bottom so he can sit down. These Maileg toys have been bestsellers for us this year and are truly irresistible to children and adults alike.

This rhino is priced at £29.75 and he is a medium size rhino at 34cm high, but we also have a selection of other items from Maileg too.


Shaftesbury Wines – 57 High St, Shaftesbury. 01747 850059.

From our friends at Jean Féry, this is a great price white Burgundy for a Christmas treat (and its organic). £30 limited stock!


Bright Blooms – 14 Bell St, Shaftesbury. 01747 854483.

Glazed ombre mugs, £8.50.


Coconut & Cotton – Swan’s Yard, Shaftesbury.

Fresh sea breeze gift box is a great present for a sea lover with some plastic free bathroom accessories and a delicious bar of dark chocolate with sea salt. £25.50.