Christmas shopping in Brighton, Hove and the surrounding areas is hardly a chore, with so many fantastic independent retailers to choose from. What’s more, with nearly 500 Living Wage employers locally, you can be sure you make your purchases count by supporting these businesses in the festive season. We’ve compiled a list of twenty one Living Wage shops to visit this Christmas to get your gifting off to a great start.
Baltica is the UK’s biggest Polish pottery shop. Importing from a variety of the potteries in Boleslawiec, their unique tableware designs can be found stocked in their Lewes-based store.
Need an office Christmas tree? These guys supply only the best, along with a wide range of other plants. From offices and leisure space to classrooms and the home, Brighton Botanical can create a tailored solution to suit everyone.
Based in Kensington Gardens, Brighton Silver sell beautiful silver jewellery for men and women, for every day and special occasions.
Birthday cards, celebration cards, anniversary cards, leaving cards – and – importantly – Christmas cards! Creased have a card for everyone as well as quirky gifts for stocking fillers.
Designers, makers and retailers of jewellery, specialising in engagement and wedding rings. Pick up a truly special item or commission your own bespoke design.
Electric Bikes Sussex is the only specialist Electric Bike Shop in Brighton. A family business run by born and bred Brightonians, they have a huge range of Electric Bikes on display including city, off-road and leisure bikes – there’s bound to be a model for you.
Evermade is an exciting online brand, offering a contemporary selection of art prints, gifts and stationery. Based in Brighton, they work with artists from around the world to present an eclectic mix of design led products.
FAIR is one of the only shops in the country to specialise in fair trade and ethical fashion. They offer the residents of Brighton and Hove beautiful, fair trade products from around the world, based in their Queens Road shop.
Need a snappy suit for that Christmas do coming up? Gresham Blake are a design led tailoring business with over fifteen years’ experience, combining traditional skills with modern techniques.
The best part of Christmas has to be stocking the house with great food. HISBE is a supermarket with a difference, where customers can buy a wide range of ethically sourced and sustainable groceries, festive treats and household items.
Homewares, interiors and clothing – this boutique store provides an ever changing collection of unique gifts, natural homewares, one-of-a-kind pieces and bespoke furniture. Owners Zoe and Alex also offer an interior design service.
One of Brighton’s most iconic brands, Infinity Foods is a worker co-operative dedicated to the provision of ethical, vegetarian and great quality foods since 1971. Their shop at Christmas time is very special!
This retro clothing company specialises in producing own-brand 60’s menswear. Find them in the heart of North Laine and rediscover the Mod scene.
Although a nation-wide chain, Oliver Bonas have supported the local Living Wage campaign for several years. A great selection of gifts, clothing and homewares can be found in their Bond Street store.
ODE is a menswear, womenswear and lifestyle store located in the South Lanes of Brighton. Stocking the latest emerging and contemporary designers, they have selected brands from across the globe that offer unique, stylish and wearable designs.
Pre-loved but good as new, here you can find clothes, gifts and accessories from brands including Topshop, Louis Vuitton and Vivienne Westwood. Discover vintage pieces too!
Don’t forget the mince pies! Raise Bakery is an independent, family-run bakery in Sussex. They describe themselves as a classic, British bakery with a modern twist.
We don’t need to remind you to buy wine this Christmas! Whether it’s something for yourself or a gift, Ridgeview has a range of world class English sparkling wines to choose from.
Established as a small family run business in 2006, Sugarhill Brighton has evolved into a worldwide womenswear brand with a key ethos, to create limited runs of boutique womenswear designed with love. Christmas frocks a-plenty.
An independent clothing label based in Brighton’s North Laine, the Emperor’s Old Clothes draws inspiration from vintage styles producing clothing and accessories for unique gifts. Find them at Flock.
If you love classic household goods with a traditional vintage style, Utility is certainly a must for you. Their products make great presents as well as useful essentials for everyday cooking – especially if you’re making a big Christmas dinner!
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