West Berkshire Family Life

West Berkshire Christmas Gift Guide - Shop Small & Local in 2022

As well as being a resource for local families, West Berkshire Family Life is all about supporting small and local businesses. Christmas is a great time to support small. Instead of heading straight to the big household names for those all important gifts, why not consider seeing where you can support your local businesses first? These businesses will appreciate your custom a lot more! 

This Christmas gift guide has wonderful ideas from some local businesses, including tasty treats, educational toys, and gift vouchers.

Please support these fantastic businesses. Even if you don’t buy anything, go and check out their social media and give them some love; just a like, a comment or a share can make a big difference!

Ashlee’s Cakes

“Our favourite time of year is finally here and at Ashlee’s Cakes we couldn’t be happier to start all of the Christmas baking! We are offering a selection of bakes that are perfect gifts, centrepieces or just a lovely treat- traditional colours with a bit of gold sparkle! From a stunning centrepiece reindeer cake, festive sheet cake and a beautiful Christmas cupcakes. In Vanilla bean or Double Chocolate sponges there is something for everyone with these delicious cakes! Collection all the way up until the 23rd of December, get in fast as dates are getting fully booked!” 





Clutterfree with Claudia

“Give the gift of a clutterfree home this Christmas! I’m offering gift vouchers (printed or e-voucher) which makes a great Christmas gift!”


Instagram: clutterfree_claudia

Facebook: @ClutterfreeClaudia

SKINhealth Beauty & Aesthetics

“SKINhealth Beauty & Aesthetics and our beautiful skin clinic is located in Cherry Blossom Meadows in Newbury. We provide a wide range of advanced result driven facials, skin rejuvenations and therapies to help you feel pampered, relaxed and switched off from everyday life.

The holiday is fast approaching, and SKINhealth Beauty & Aesthetics has plenty of ideas for you to give the perfect gift this Christmas. Take the pressure off online shopping and get lovely personal Gift Vouchers for your family member, friend or partner. Our Gift Vouchers can be purchased for any treatment or amount and can be delivered or posted to your door.

West Berkshire Family Life members can claim £5.00 on any Gift Vouchers purchased in November or December 2022.”

Plum & Grain

Plum & Grain is a small cafe and lifestyle store in The Old Town Hall in Newbury. In the shop and online you will find lots of unique, eco-friendly products made by super talented UK-based creatives including jewellery, homewares and candles.


Instagram: @plum_and_grain

Spin City Newbury

“Spin City Newbury offers Pole and Aerial Fitness lessons in Newbury, Berkshire. We teach Aerial Hoop, Silks, Sling and Trapeze, alongside Pole and Floor-based classes. Our gift vouchers make perfect last-minute gifts to kick-start the new year with some fitness fun!”




A K Bakes

Bespoke buttercream cakes, cupcakes and treat boxes. Christmas themed options will be available for the festive period.


Instagram: a_k_bakes_

Facebook: A K Bakes


“(We say ‘dribble’) was created by first-time mum Immy in 2020, whilst on maternity leave recovering from postnatal depression. drbl sells fun, educational toys that encourage open ended, outdoor play. Our products include flashcards and Duplo compatible marble runs/puzzles. Our Christmas Wax Crayons make wonderful gifts and stocking fillers costing only £5 for a tub. Each cardboard tub contains at least eight handmade crayons in a selection of colours. Please visit the website to have a look.”

W: www.drbl.co.uk

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