It’s a gift! Shop Dorset offers an easy way to support local retailers this Christmas.

by | Dec 11, 2021 | Community News

Now that the festive season is almost here, Shop Dorset would like to bring the gift of a happy and stress-free Christmas to all.

If you’ve yet to discover this local network established to showcase a wide range of Dorset independents, simply log onto You’ll discover a whole host of perfect presents for all your friends and family, whatever their individual tastes, plus a cornucopia of festive food and drink.

Shop Dorset was relaunched in 2021 in response to the current challenges faced by many local businesses. Running a small enterprise is always interesting, and this has only been compounded by lockdown and Covid disruption. Still in its first year, Shop Dorset is already partnering with over a hundred independents based across the county and is rapidly becoming established as the place to find a broad range of wonderful local businesses selling exciting items and services.

Shop Dorset features popular brands such as Honeybuns, Chococo, Olives Et Al, Badger Beer, Black Cow Vodka and much, much more. You can now enjoy browsing the site’s easy-to-navigate featured listings where categories are clearly divided into sections including Dorset Arts & Crafts, Mind & Body, Food & Drink and Home & Kids. Whether you are a lover of vintage fashion, enjoy tasting local foods or are a keen gardener, you can be confident of digging up some new treasures on Shop Dorset’s pages.

Research shows that consumers are increasingly interested in shopping locally and this trend is expected to continue developing over the coming years. Lindsay Anderson, owner of Shop Dorset, says “We provide an easy way to discover lots of great local businesses and are encouraged by our first year of redevelopment for the site”. Lindsay had previously launched Shop Dorset in 2014 but had to pause for health reasons in 2017. “It’s great to be back and it’s wonderful to see so many Dorset independents pulling together through the network; we are establishing a great local asset for the future. I urge you to log on and get shopping locally.”

Shop Dorset can be found online at and on Instagram @shopdorsetuk.