It’s estimated that billionaires like Jeff Bezos saw their astronomical wealth rise by almost a third during the Coronavirus pandemic. In the meantime, many independent businesses across the city, country and globe have been forced to close their doors due to lockdown measures, having a huge knock on effect on the local economy.


Fortunately, there has been a huge national drive to shop independently this Christmas and a campaign happening right here in Bristol. Shop Bristol is a collective of independent businesses encouraging you to shop local. When you do, you are not just supporting the people in your community who own and run each of the collected businesses, but you are also supporting local designers, creators and suppliers. Shop Bristol encourages you to support the ecosystem of the city’s business community over a faceless corporation.


The 23 businesses who have pledged to join the Shop Bristol campaign can be found in their online directory. They offer a range of beautiful and unique gifts for the festive season and beyond, as well as local delivery, click and collect or postal delivery straight to your door. To find out more about the campaign and who’s involved, visit Shop Bristol’s website.