The Importance of Shopping Local

Shopping Local Chilterns

Why Is Shopping Local Important?

The past year has hit everyone hard. Changes to the way we live have meant most of us are spending much of our time at home. Local companies have been hit particularly hard. Small, local businesses need our support always, but now more than ever. I have compiled a list of links to some amazing local businesses in my area of the Chilterns. Some are online, while others are ‘bricks and mortar’ shops and cafes! By shopping local with these businesses, you will be contributing to the local economy and getting some amazing products as well!

I will keep updating this list, so comment below if you have any local recommendations!

A big thank you to my son, Noah, for creating the awesome Shop Local Chilterns image!

Fizzy Fuzzy

I love this company! I have been using their solid shampoos for almost 2 years.  Their handmade, luxury bath and beauty products will definitely help you to unwind! You can also feel good knowing that you are buying ethically sourced, vegan, plastic free products. What’s not to love?! 

Hen on the Shore

Hen on the Shore produce a range of fused glass artwork and gifts. They are beautiful and unique pieces that will be treasured by their owners for years to come! £2 from each of their Hanging Rainbows goes to support local NHS charities so you can help others while getting something beautiful to hang in your home. 

Chiltern Candle Co.

From her workshop in the beautiful Chiltern Hills, Trish has designed and created her range of luxurious scented candles that are inspired by the stunning surrounding countryside.  A true artisan product, each candle is individually made using traditional methods with the utmost care and attention.

Pony Espresso

At the heart of the community in the local village of Walters Ash, Pony Espresso is a true gem! Serving delicious sandwiches, salads, cakes and hot drinks, you can’t go wrong. Everything is truly scrumptious and available for takeaways too. A great stop if you are exploring the surrounding local villages of Naphill and Lacey Green. 

Located at 245a Main Road, Walters Ash, HP14 4TH

01494 563 849

Hire Heaven

An amazing local florist with over 20 years experience catering for all kinds of celebrations. Stunning bouquets and floral displays are just the start. From chair covers and sweet carts to decorative birdcages and Ferrero Rocher Towers, they have you covered. They make supporting local for your special day a breeze!

Whipped Cakery

Whipped Cakery offers a variety of products, from celebration cakes, wedding cakes, cupcakes, desserts and biscuits.  They supply both private and corporate customers and have a cake decorating party package too.

Based in the village of Naphill, Whipped Cakery will truly surpass your expectations with creative and delectable treats!

Artisan Handmade Jewellery

Artisan Handmade Jewellery are based in the beautiful National Trust village of West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. All the pieces they create are made by hand on site. They have a selection of items on display for sale, but also offer a commission service. All commissions are bespoke and designed to suit each customer’s style, personality and budget. Please have a look through the commissions gallery for some inspiration!