Twelve Days of Shaftesbury Christmas Shopping – 9th 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 Saturdays 5th, 12th and 19th December. Don’t exceed the maximum stay, though. Dorset Council can issue you with a penalty ticket if you do. Bah humbug!


Today’s Offers


Bright Blooms – 14 Bell St, Shaftesbury. 01747 854483

Air plant frame, locally made. £8.00.


Willow – 9 High St, Shaftesbury. 01747 855101.

Nutscene gift set, comprises of a UK made wooden seed tray (made from salvaged wood), 3 balls of Nutscene jute twines, paper covered wire plant ties and FSC oak wooden labels, a hank of bright raffia, a pair of small flower scissors. All of these items come presented in a planting tray. Priced at £20.00. Perfect gift for gardeners.


The Potting Shed – Swan’s Yard, Shaftesbury. 01747 853642.

Cactus vases. £4.99 each.


Pamplemousse – 10 High Street, Shaftesbury. 01747 228439.

Stone washed terracotta pot with hyacinths bulbs. £15.