When it comes to Christmas shopping for the women, friends, mum’s, aunties, grandmothers, sisters in your life, we have to say, and of course without being biased that we are so much easier to buy for! That being said, we know it can still be a struggle to come up with ideas. We are ready to make your Christmas shopping nightmares a little easier with some of our favourite ideas this year, from local businesses around Sussex and Surrey.
The Bolney Wine Estate is a family run vineyard which has been running for the past five decades. They produce award winning red, white, rose and sparkling English wines on their beautiful estate, on the edge of the South Downs.
A lovely gift voucher for a vineyard tour and tasting experience will surely put you in the good books! Stroll the beautiful vineyards and marvel at the different varieties of grapes, enjoy some wine tasting or make a day of it and have lunch too!
Do you know someone who loves cooking or maybe needs a little help in the kitchen!? How about treating them to a cookery class or course? The Abinger Cookery School in Dorking offers a wide selection of choices to pick from. Sushi making, pasta making and cake baking to improving your knife skills. For the more experienced cooks, they might enjoy a course in advanced dessert making or maybe they love Thai or French cuisine and would love to delve into a course and learn new skills.
You can choose from 1 day classes to residential cooking courses. The school offers a fun and personal approach to cookery lessons, teaching in small groups allowing you to have a more 1-1 experience to improve your skills, whilst using fresh produce from local businesses.
The quintessentially English, Beaverbrook Estate is truly stunning, its idyllic location looks over rolling countryside as it is nestled in the Surrey Hills. Once the former home of Lord Beaverbrook, today it is a beautiful spa hotel.
You could treat someone to a gift voucher, choose from a ‘Skate & Dine’ package where they can enjoy hours of fun on the estate’s winter ice rink followed by a delicious dinner. To a spa day in their incredible spa with a range of treatments to experience, or perhaps a three course lunch in one of their five restaurants.
Which girl doesn’t love afternoon tea in a beautiful castle? Amberley Castle in West Sussex offer afternoon teas in their lounges, terrace, and Great Room.
Enjoy a scrumptious home-made afternoon tea of finger sandwiches, fruit and plain scones with clotted cream and seasonal preserve, a selection of delicious cakes, quiche, and sausage rolls. Served with your choice of tea and coffee or even a glass of sparkling wine! The 900 year old luxury hotel retains many original features and decorations set within the stunning South Downs National Park, the perfect setting to enjoy a high tea and a walk around the amazing grounds.
Happy shopping! We hope you love our present ideas, we love supporting local independent businesses throughout Surrey and Sussex where we can. We are doing a Christmas countdown over on our Instagram, please check us out & give us a follow – @move.revolution
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