Dec 03 2020
This festive season, so many of us are keen to support local businesses more than ever. With 'non essential' retail stores currently closed, it makes the challenge of Christmas shopping even more complex, and the temptation to succumb to online shopping all the greater. The great news is though, even if we must make all of purchases from our laptops or phones, there are some fantastic options out there for something a little different - all the while providing much needed and welcome support to companies who have struggled throughout this year, and sadly continue to do so. Whether you are looking for a present for a loved one, or for alternative options for corporate parties & gift ideas, many of our own recommended suppliers have something amazing for you - and your decision to shop with them really will make all the difference to them!
Yellow Door Deli
Whilst working away behind the scenes to complete renovations of their Deli, Yellow Door have brought back their ever-popular Christmas Hampers. Suitable for any budget, and perfect as a corporate gift, or for your foodie friends!
Dustie Roo - The Rosehip and Berry / Kat Mervyn Collab
We were VERY excited to see two regular Larchfield Estate wedding suppliers join together for a new venture a few months back. Floral genius Hollie from the Rosehip and Berry, and photographer Kat Mervyn have been creating beautiful moody, floral prints together. Christmas orders should be made by 7th December to allow time for postage.
Maid By Sinead
Sinead's online store stocks a wide range of high-end beauty products from brands such as Sculpted by Aimee Connolly, Bperfect Cosmetics, Delilah Cosmetics, Senna Cosmetics, Lusso Tan, Ella & Jo, Mrs Glam, Polished Teeth Whitening London, Plush Brush, Embryolisse Skincare and much much more.
Products can be ordered via www.maidbysinead.co.uk and gift vouchers are also available
Forestside Cookery School
Forestside Cookery School have provided fantastic masterclasses for our guests staying over at Larchfield for private parties & corporate events. This Christmas, they are offering online cookery parties for groups - perfect as an alternative Christmas Do! The School also offer vouchers to purchase as gifts.
Forestside Cookery School
Planning a virtual Christmas Party and unsure where to start? Larchfield Estate have worked with Callow Events over the years, and their team are now offering virtual packages for corporate groups. Drop them a line to chat about your ideas and let them help you bring it to life.
Another regular at Larchfield Estate, the fantastic Floral Earth are now offering the most beautiful Christmas Wreaths (look at those colours!!!), as well as Christmas Wreath Kits if you fancy getting crafty and having a go yourself! They even provide a video with floral-expert Tim helping you through the process.
Jennifer Ireland Makeup Artist
Whilst it is not currently possible to visit a salon (hopefully changing come 11th December *everything crossed*), Jennifer Ireland can provide Virtual Makeup Lessons, as well as gift vouchers for in-person applications, or for brides to put towards their big day!
The Baking Wizard
We must keep their real name secret, but the Baking Wizard is just that! Making the most delicious homemade Hygge Christmas Afternoon Teas, why not get in contact to place an order for a festive treat at home, or for your work team to enjoy as a surprise gift!
Claire McKinney Make-Up & Beauty
(Available once restrictions allow) Christmas may be different this year but there’s no reason not to treat yourself! Whether it’s for a date night with your other half, a night in, a Christmas zoom or just to nail those Instagram shots! For just £25pp* you can have your make up professionally applied in the salon while enjoying a glass of bubbles.
*Price includes a choice of: mini bottle of Prosecco, gin & tonic or a soft drink. Salon standard lashes will be applied but other options are available at an additional cost.
French Village Bakery
French Village Bakery produce the most mouth watering treats, and this Christmas you can purchase their baked goods, cakes & hampers for use at home or as gifts. We particularly love their 'Christmas Eve Sparkle Hamper'!
French Village Online Store
Larchfield Estate Cottage Stays & Gift Vouchers
Last but by no means least, of course we must add in a little shameless self promotion. Our self-catering cottages provide the perfect location to escape to the countryside, and embrace a little down time after all that this year has brought. Flexible booking options are available, and our accommodation vouchers are also a great way to gift a stay to a loved one.