West Essex’s 12 Shops of Christmas

PUBLISHED: 12:13 04 December 2020 | UPDATED: 12:24 04 December 2020

Shop local: Farima Perry Flowers' gorgeous blooms make great last minute gifts (photo courtesy of Farima Perry Flowers)

Shop local: Farima Perry Flowers' gorgeous blooms make great last minute gifts (photo courtesy of Farima Perry Flowers)

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For gorgeous gifts and fine festive fare, look no further that these fantastic local outlets

1. Farima Perry Flowers | Florist | Loughton

A relatively new and very welcome addition to the High Road, this luxury florist has already made a huge impression on lovers of beautiful bouquets, fabulous festive wreaths and a lot more besides. A gorgeous boutique that’s well worth a visit.

262 High Road, Loughton IG10 1RB; 020 7483 1999l; farimaperry.com

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Lifestyle boutique Source has plenty of great gift ideas (photo courtesy of Source)Lifestyle boutique Source has plenty of great gift ideas (photo courtesy of Source)

2. Ashlyns Farm Shop | Gourmet | Epping

For the freshest festive fare, much of which has been locally sourced, look no further than this wonderful store, where owners Philip Podevin and Philip Redding’s passion for really good quality produce shines through. The meat, cheese and deli counters will ensure you don’t leave empty handed.

Epping Road, North Weald, Epping CM16 6RZ; 01992 525146; ashlynsfarmshop.co.uk

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3. Epping Beauty Clinic | Skincare | Epping

Treatments aside (and there’s plenty worth sampling here), this paradigm to all things aesthetic also has a fine line in skincare products, specifically the Zo Skin Health range, as developed by Dr Zein Obagi MD of the hugely influential Bevely Hills Clinic.

118a High Street, Epping CM16 4AF; 01992 676734; eppingbeautyclinic.co.uk

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A stunning piece of framed artwork from Images in Frames (photo courtesy of Images in Frames)A stunning piece of framed artwork from Images in Frames (photo courtesy of Images in Frames)

4. Bababoom | Children’s Gifts & Toys | Loughton

Looking for gorgeous goodies and gifts for the little one in your life? Look no further than this one stop shop for all things baby and child related. Whether it’s a cute-as-a-button outfit for Christmas day or a sure-to-be-treasured toy to leave under the tree, you’re bound find it here.

225 High Road, Loughton IG10 1AD; 020 3174 0418; bababoom-boutique.co.uk

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5. Coco Ladies Boutique | Fashion | Wanstead

Come to Coco where mother and daughter duo Sandra and Karen offer a fine selection of feminine-shaped blouses, stylish knitted tops and cardigans, figure-flattering jeans, standout coats and much more besides. A firm favourite with canny gift hunters.

125 High Street, Wanstead E11 2RL; 020 8989 1008; facebook.com/cocoladieswearboutique

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For the foodies in your life, head to The Broadway Deli & Grocery (photo courtesy of The Broadway Deli & Grocery)For the foodies in your life, head to The Broadway Deli & Grocery (photo courtesy of The Broadway Deli & Grocery)

6. Shaws Quality Butchers | Gourmet | Chingford

No one does Christmas quite like Andrew Shaw, whose butchery business has become a local Yuletide institution. Obviously the top-quality turkeys and meltingly tender meats are a big draw, as is the fabulous festive atmosphere, complete with carol singers, mulled wine and tasty nibbles.

29 Station Road, Chingford E4 7BJ; 020 8529 3174; shawsqualitybutchers.co.uk

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7. Images in Frames | Art | Wanstead

The gift of framed artwork is always welcome, especially if chosen with the recipient’s passions and preferences in 
mind. At this acclaimed emporium you’re bound to find the perfect piece, with the work of more than a hundred artists covering a broad range of styles available to purchase.

71 High Street, Wanstead E11 2AE; 020 7998 4729; imagesinframes.com

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8. Source | Lifestyle Boutique | South Woodford

We defy you to enter this lovely lifestyle boutique and come out empty handed, such is the appeal of its ever changing, eclectic range of products that encompasses everything from clothing and accessories to home ware and handicrafts. Better still, the gift section is segmented into budget ranges.

227 High Road, South Woodford E18 2PB; 020 8505 6697; sourcelifestyle.com

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9. The Broadway Deli & Grocery | Gourmet | Woodford Green

A food lover’s heaven, this outlet is ideal for stocking up on all those delicious festive nibbles, from cheeses and chutneys to cold cuts and caviar, it’s all here. What’s more, they’ve even introduced a Christmas hamper service, making up bespoke baskets for perfect presents

9 The Broadway, Woodford Green IG8 0HL; 020 8215 0982; deligrocery.co.uk

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10. The Art Shop | Arts & Crafts | Wanstead

Looking for a crafty Christmas gift? Then this is your place. As well as a broad range of art and craft supplies, they also have a great selection of cards, decorations, candles and much more, plus there’s a Thorntons franchise inside, making it perfect for any last minute bits and bobs.

117c High Street, Wanstead E11 2RL; 020 8989 0154

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11. House of Windsor | Fashion | Woodford Green

Danielle Windsor, owner of this unique and uber cool boutique, has certainly stamped her style on the area since her shop first opened its doors a few years back. So if you want to turn heads this party season or to pick up some gorgeous gifts for all your gal pals, this is the place to come.

16 Mill Lane, Woodford Green IG8 0UG; 020 8504 2998; houseofwindsor.shop

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12. Martin Oliva | Jewellery | South Woodford

Want to give a loved one the ultimate Christmas gift? Well nothing beats a beautiful piece of jewellery, so head down to Martin Oliva, where the award-winning jeweller’s glittering wares are bound to appeal to the magpie in you. If you really want to push the boat out, there’s also a bespoke service where a truly original piece can be crafted.

120 George Lane, South Woodford E18 1AD; 020 8530 0382; martinoliva.co.uk

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