Independent Leicester Christmas Competition!

Now more than ever, it’s so important to support independent businesses and as Christmas is almost upon us, it’s the perfect time to shop local and bring some festive cheer to your loved ones, as well as the business owners themselves.

We’re working with the fab team at BID Leicester to not only champion these amazing businesses, but to spread a little joy too! One lucky winner will have the opportunity to get their hands on a £250 Leicester Gift Card to spend at some of the lovely independents in the city. All you have to do to enter, is visit – good luck!

For those of you looking to get a head-start on your Christmas shopping, or simply treat yourself to something lovely, we’ve highlighted some of Leicester’s best independents below. Happy shopping!

Cocoa Amore: Cocoa Amore is pledging to still ‘make your Christmas as magical as ever’.

If you can’t share those special moments with each other right now, they’ve got you covered with their #chocolatehampers.  Yes, you read that correctly.  Hampers. Of. Chocolate.

Chocolate Hampers are available online now at:

The Very Bazaar: One of our favourite places to browse in the city is a magical place on Silver Street: The Very Bazaar. Entering is like stepping into an Aladdin’s cave of wonders, and you are sure to emerge with something beautiful.

The team sells everything from crystals to jewellery, fashion accessories, incense, soft furnishings, ornaments and more – we’ve found so many wonderful gifts and pieces for the home in here!

Give them a follow @TheVeryBazaar, buy their t-shirt from Leicester Merch and pay them a visit when they re-open for some Christmas treasures of your own.

33 Cank Street: Drinking at home has never been so stylish thanks to our favourite bar, 33 Cank Street. Serving lip-smackingly good concoctions has been a habit of theirs for many years now, so we were overjoyed to find out about their collection and home delivery service.

Celebrate a special occasion or maybe add a bit of glam to your weekend with specially made Cocktails, Beers, Wines, Prosecco and Spirit bottles, complete with mixer and garnish. Simply head to their website to order – they even take special requests if your favourite tipple isn’t on the list!

Flowerworks: Say it with flowers this Christmas!

There’s nothing quite like a bunch of flowers to show someone how much you care, so hop onto Flowerworks’ online store and choose from bouquets, flowers and plants to gift your loved ones this Festive Season. We are in love with their winter bouquets and wreaths!

Visit their website here:

Divine Boutique: Life is too short, buy the dress!

Shop for your dress of dreams at Divine Boutique and look like the Belle of the Ball. Whether you’ve got a special occasion in mind or are getting ready to stun at your first post-lockdown event, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

Divine Boutique is situated on Silver Street and the friendly team are looking forward to welcoming customers back to help them choose the perfect outfit to take them into 2021 and beyond. If you’re looking to treat someone special, you can also get a gift voucher from their site at

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