Calling all Christmas Elves: fill your stockings in Lymington!

Calling all Christmas Elves: fill your stockings in Lymington

This is, of course, a very busy time of year for Christmas Elves, who are busy gathering goodies for Christmas stockings


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And where better to shop than in Lymington!


Don’t be lulled into a panic by ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday’, our local Lymington and New Forest shops have many, many wonderful goods at incredibly reasonable prices - and of course you don’t have to pay postage or wait in for delivery, which can often take longer than you imagine at this time of year as the postal system goes into overdrive!


Let’s support our local Lymington shops this Christmas


The Lymington.com 'elves' have been out and about, scouting out some of the best places to find stocking presents in Lymington this year… 


A treasure trove of toys


gizmo robfish Gizmo xmas windowGizmo's Toy Rooms have loads of toys and novelties which are ideal for Christmas stockings and with prices starting at just 25p for a car eraser, there are toys to satisfy all budgets. Children will love Lego Dimensions, Star Wars torches and Pez sweets. Or perhaps Minecraft and Lego minifigures, Minion card games, Playmobil, whoopee cushions and magic tricks. The new Robofish and Robo My Magical Mermaid, Beanie Boos and Hello Kitty range. Even older girls are catered for with a range of nail accessories, hair chalks and Bomb Cosmetics bath bombs!

maxwell hamilton pixiecrew pencilcasePopular at Maxwell Hamilton this year is the Upixel range of pencil cases and other fun items, on which children can create their own designs or messages using little pixels. This is also a brilliant place to look for games and sporting goods, such as swimming goggles, hockey pads and gumshields - ideal items for older children!


Older children will also appreciate the great range of gifts and gadgets stocked at Gizmo Gifts who are licensed stockists to Doctor Who, Star Wars, Marvel, Disney and much more! They also have phone and tablet accessories.


For younger children, head further down the high street to Jotoha (previously Belle Enfants) and of course Figgures Toys, who has a selection of Lego, plus toys and games for all budgets. 


Superb Stationery


southern stationeryLymington's new stationery shop, Southern Stationery, is next to Café Grande between Tesco and the carpark. Pens and pencils aplenty, notebooks, diaries and  many other useful items to fill those stockings! Plus perfect for gift wrap and sticky tape!


3 Wishes stocks some great things for children, including Rachel Ellen's range of useful tins and stationery. They also have a Minion range and games by Orchard Toys.


Crafty ideas!

rose garden craftsIf you're looking for things to make and do, head for Rose Garden Crafts who have great ideas for all ages, including craft sets and gifts at reasonable prices. Amy's Haberdashery also has some lovely sets for children, along with plentiful supplies for the avid crafter! For budding artists, look no further than Litchfield Artists Centre, an Aladdin's den of art supplies for all ages!



Perfect for book worms

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Looking for books? Waterstones stocks the lovely books by local artist Aimee Durnell (often seen on Saturdays at Lymington Market - and of course at her Junkanoo classes!) and Gizmo's Toy Rooms stocks a range of books by local author, Alan Scousse. Alan writes about a family of local moles who have adventures in and around Lymington. 


Sweet heaven


TrufflesTruffles have a wonderful range of chocolates and sweet goodies, including chocolate Santas and other festive delights - just step inside and you'll experience the delicious aroma of candysweet heaven! In Angel Courtyard, Sweet Things also have an excellent range of sweets and chocolates - perfect to slip into those Christmas stockings! We particularly love the look of the Dorset Fudge!



Last but not least, what Christmas stocking would be complete without a juicy satsuma or clementine? Roots and Fruits Greengrocers in Angel Courtyard is the place to go! They also stock Christmas trees (but we wouldn't suggest you try and stick one of those in your stocking...!) 


Remember, this coming Saturday 5th December is 'Small Business Saturday'

This national campaign highlights our wonderful local, small businesses (with free parking!!!). We really are fortunate in Lymington to have a great range of small, independent shops who stock a brilliant range of products at highly reasonable prices. Let us all support them in the run up to Christmas!




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