WITH a full lockdown in effect during what should be the busiest time for traders, we recognise how difficult it is for independent producers.

So, after an appeal for small businesses and sole traders in Warrington to get in touch, we have created a comprehensive 'virtual Christmas market' to help see them through the coronavirus.

We also hope readers find plenty of festive shopping inspiration with many of the unique gift ideas below. 

The big list will be updated in the run up to Christmas so please email david.morgan@nqnw.co.uk if you would like to be considered.

Traders must have a Warrington connection and a Christmas related product or something that would make a great present.

3 Pugs Gin

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A family business, Christine and Stephen Ditchfield along with their daughter Louise make Warrington's small-batch artisan 3 Pugs Gin from their home.

Christine said: "We have an amazing selection of affordable Christmas gifts this year. We are all aware that due to Covid-19, Christmas will be very different with very small gatherings, so we wanted everybody to be able to drink to each other and we have provided just the means to do that with our secret Santa, teacher gifts and big night in Christmas themed boxes."

Go to 3pugsgin.co.uk

4Ts Brewery

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Pre-orders are now being taken for deliveries on Saturday, December 19, and Wednesday, December 23, with free Warrington delivery.

A four-pack of beer with a stemmed pint glass is £15, a six-pack plus glass is £20 and a 12-pack and glass is £35.

Head brewer Jordan Millington said: "Head to our website to select your Christmas gift box for someone special in your life and and add a personal message in the comments so we can make the

gift extra special."

Visit 4tsbrewery.co.uk/shop

Alfie's Designs

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After being made redundant in June, Bethany Taylor decided to turn her hobby into a full time business. The 24-year-old designs and sells dog harnesses, leads, collars and matching poop bag holders along with an array of other pet accessories. Visit alfiesdesigns.co.uk

Ali Draws Studio

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Illustrator Alison Levy grew up in Warrington and now creates illustrated maps of villages in the north west.

She said: "I lost my design job at the beginning of lockdown and consequently started selling my illustrations online, which has since turned into a successful Etsy business. I even now offer personalised map prints where people can add their own homes, businesses or anything else, which are making popular Christmas gifts.

"I currently have printed maps of Stockton Heath, Grappenhall, Appleton, Thelwall and Lymm, as well as other villages outside Warrington."

Free postage is on offer at etsy.com/shop/AliDrawsStudio

All Things Nice

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Jade Rowlinson, who lives off Wilderspool Causeway, creates personalised kids' wear – with elf pyjamas being a particular favourite at the moment.

Free delivery in Warrington. Visit facebook.com/allthingsnicejc

Ally Noble

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A Great Sankey artist who makes fused glass gifts based on what she can see around her garden studio.

She said: "My best selling items are hanging robins and blue tits, though I also make standing birds and many other glass homewares."

Free delivery or collection. Visit allynoble.com

Almond Abode

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Pauline Quayle, based in Great Sankey, sells a variety of personalised and bespoke items such as toy boxes, personalised onesies, hoodies, Christmas Eve boxes and decorative items for the home. 

Go to facebook.com/almondabode

Amore Garlands

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Grappenhall resident Kath Hearn sells padded heart hangers, heart garlands, stars, door stops and cushion covers – mostly in Laura Ashley and Sophie Allport fabrics.

She said: "At Christmas I have plenty of hearts, stars and garlands in lovely Christmassy fabrics. You are welcome to collect from me, or I can deliver or post, depending on where you live.

"If there is something you would like making that I don't have in my shop, please ask and I will always try to help you out."

Visit ebay.co.uk/str/amoregarlands and facebook.com/amoregarlands

Babycakes Bespoke Wooden Signs

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Carol Bass has lived in Warrington for 50 years and works with reclaimed pallets to make signs, wreaths and other upcycled items.

Visit etsy.com/uk/shop/BabyCakesAndRosesUK

Beatrice and May

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This small independent business in Appleton specialises in personalised gifts. Free delivery is available in Warrington.

Email info@beatrice-may.co.uk

Beauty in Design

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Charlotte Collin grew up in Warrington. By day she is an anaesthetic practitioner for the NHS and by night she runs an Etsy store selling home decor, art prints and greetings cards.

She said: "Growing the store has been halted by Covid unfortunately, but I still run it around my day job for the NHS. Throughout the pandemic I have worked at Warrington Hospital in theatres and intensive care."

After an extremely busy year, Charlotte is now hoping to attract some orders with Christmas presents in mind.

Visit etsy.com/uk/shop/beautyindesignshop

Bee Hive Bakes

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Sarah Plant sells homemade cakes, brownies, tray bakes, cookies and cheesecakes which can be collected or delivered within Warrington.

She added: "I have a range of special Christmas bakes that will be available including Baileys rocky road, black forest brownies and gingerbread millionaire shortbread. Festive afternoon teas will also be available.

Visit facebook.com/bhivebakes

Bee Innovative

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Thelwall's Louise Whittaker makes things for the home and kitchen such as beeswax wraps - a plastic free alternative to cling film which is eco friendly and biodegradable.
She also handpaints 'kitchenalia' especially wine and gin glasses and will be making Santa plates for Christmas. 

Delivery is free to all Warrington postcodes. Visit facebook.com/Louise.BeeInnovative

Belle Fleur

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Bethany Hammett specialises in all things home storage and decor and fragrance.

Personalised gift sets are available for Christmas along with scented wax melts and baubles. Visit bellefleuruk.com

Bell Tent Party Events and The Great Indoors

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Business owner and Lymm resident Joanne Jones said: "We are selling gift vouchers for a magical tent party for your little ones in the new year or you can book a cosy sibling sleepover in lockdown to create some happy memories. Tents are delivered to the door and vouchers are sent by email to print out."

Email wearebelltentpartyevents@gmail.com

Bite the Macaron

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This small contemporary patisserie in Warrington specialises in handmade French macarons.

Annette Malec said: "All of our macarons are made fresh, daily, in a professional home studio. In this year my Christmas Macarons will be very glamorous with luxury, unique festive flavours made like always from the highest quality ingredients."

Free Warrington delivery is available. Visit bitethemacaron.co.uk

BSpoke Bracelets

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Stockton Heath's Bev Wallace makes bespoke healing bracelets. Visit facebook.com/healingstonesandgems

Carousel Candy

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Warrington-born Eddie Hill makes bespoke sweet and treat boxes. Delivery, collection or post service are all available.

Go to facebook.com/carouselcandycarts

Charlie's Bakes

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The small baking business in Birchwood opened just before the first lockdown.

Founder Charlie Gallienne said: "I have found it challenging to stay open throughout the pandemic, but I have used social media platforming to ensure I can promote my bakes to all of Warrington.

"I sell lots of bakes, ranging from cupcakes to celebration cakes, brownies and various snacks.

"I will be selling my Christmas Eve snack boxes which include varieties of brownies, cupcakes, mince pies and Christmas cake, all of which are baked by myself."

Go to facebook.com/charliesbakeswarrington

Christmas Love With Laura

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Laura Harvey is offering personalised festive decorations for the whole family – and even pets – with free delivery to anyone in Warrington.

You can order personalised tree ornaments for families of up to seven, personalised letter decorations, become a snowman family where your names are written on snowflakes or buy a tree hanging with your dog or cat's name on it.

Visit facebook.com/pg/christmaslovewithlaura to view the whole collection and place an order.

The Craftie Mum

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Julie Egerton, from Paddington, makes and sells novel gift ideas. At the moment she is focusing on Christmas earrings. Visit facebook.com/The-Craftie-Mum-101365195102663

Crafty Ruthy Baby

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Ruth Rutter crafts Christmas bottle lights by hand. Go to etsy.com/uk/shop/CraftyRuthyBaby

Creative Celebration Hire

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This Padgate-based family run business based at home in Padgate started following Kelly Baker's wedding where she wanted to make all the decorations herself.

She said: "This Christmas we have started creating personalised items – Christmas t-shirts, Christmas plates, advent boxes, glasses, stockings and sacks. All can be personalised with children’s names or family names. We offer contactless collection for free or delivery which includes a small postage fee."

Email info@creativecelebrationhire.com

Decking Planters by Josh

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Josh Banner started woodwork projects during the first lockdown and it grew from there.

He said: "I make made-to-measure decking planters and started doing tea light holder and wooden bottle gift boxes but I’ll give anything a go."

Visit facebook.com/deckingplanters.josh

Delaney Bespoke Furniture

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This Penketh furniture and home accessories business has steel Christmas trees which are currently proving very popular. Warrington delivery available. Go to facebook.com/delaneybespoke

Donna's Brownies

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Donna Simpson launched her business during the first lockdown and it is has since been a success at the Warrington Makers Market. Visit facebook.com/donnasbrownies

Dream Designs

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Lisa Wong runs a wedding and events business and lost all her trade due to Covid-19.

As a way to diversify she is now selling personalised chocolate favours and 'chocolate explosions'

Call 07983 358706 or go to facebook.com/dreamdesigns2000

Drewz Soapz

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An Orford family business that makes vegan and eco-friendly products including soap filled sponges to replace shower gel and solid shampoo bars.

They also produce brightly coloured soaps in lots of different shapes to encourage children to wash, including bathtime buddies – a soap and duck to play with.

Free delivery is available in Warrington. Go to drewzsoapz.co.uk

Dudes and Divas Children's Boutique

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Lisa Rowlands set up her business from her living room in Longbarn. She caters for boys' and girls' clothes from three months to 14. Go to facebook.com/dudesanddivas2020


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Chapelford's Joanne Taylor has two businesses – for the first she designs and sells prints. For the other makes wax melts and candles inspired by Disney.

Delivery or free pickup. Visit enchanted-wishes.co.uk/shop and enchantedcandle.co.uk

Escential Melts

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A mother and daughter business, Escential Melts make hand poured soy wax melts in Saxon Park.

Fiona Shaw said: "We have lots of Christmas gifts on offer, including starter packs for those who are new to wax melts, gift boxes and hampers."

Delivery is free to Warrington postcode areas. Visit escentialmelts.co.uk

The Flossy Stitch

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Katie Percival has been creating bespoke hand stitched hoops since 2013 – specialising in transforming children's drawings and memorial handwriting hoops which are particularly popular at Christmastime.

Visit theflossystitch.etsy.com or theflossystitch.com


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Old Hall resident Tom Gibson launched Fluffi last year.

He said: "We sell the softest throw blankets and cushions imaginable. Perfect for this time of year. Products will be dropped off free of charge to any Warrington resident."

Visit myfluffi.com

Forever Special Moments

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The Burtonwood company offers personalised gifts from baubles, glasses and frames to hoodies and t-shirts. Free delivery or collection from Burtonwood. Go to facebook.com/foreverspecialmoments

Four Seasons Garden Furniture

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Create a winter wonderland with these decorations and ornaments made in Stretton. Visit fourseasonsgardenfurniture.co.uk/christmas-seasons

Gift Bouquets

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Fancy a bouquet made out of chocolates, sweets, biscuits? Contact Latchford's Natalie Hyde. Visit facebook.com/groups/347042803261222


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Crocheted and uniquely crafted gifts from Great Sankey.

Sarah Dean said: "Our most recent popular creation was a NHS hero and Remembrance poppy rainbow. Other items that can be purchased are forever floral wreaths, eco friendly spa accessories and Christmas themed teddy bears to name a few."

Visit facebook.com/giftology.enquiries

Glitter by Jess

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Bring some sparkle to your children's lives with glitter packs, face gems, cosmetic glue and sweet treats.

Launched by Warrington's Jess Davies, all Glitter by Jess packages can also be personalised. Delivery or collection. Visit facebook.com/GlitterByJess97

Gorgeous Gift House

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Gorgeous Gift House is based at the Photo Studio at Evans House.

Julie Darbyshire said: "We sell personalised and pre-designed gifts for all occasions, such as mugs, cushions, teddies, bottles, baby grows, money boxes and much more. Requests for personal designs are also welcome."

Go to gorgeousgifthouse.com and facebook.com/GorgeousGiftHouse

Hair by Helen Rustage

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The Bruche mobile hairdresser is unable to work due to the lockdown but she is selling gift vouchers.

Helen said: "These will make a lovely Christmas gift for that special person in your life to have a lovely pamper session in the comfort of their own home."

Call 07940493130.

Handmade by Charlotte

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Charlotte Clarke, from Great Sankey, sells hand-painted cards for all occasions, including Christmas, alongside a range of watercolour and acrylic paintings.

In the run-up to Christmas, Charlotte is also selling a range of hand-painted gift tags, tree decorations and wooden signs.

She said: "My products can be bought by messaging my page directly on Facebook or Instagram and all products can be delivered or collected."

Visit facebook.com/handmadebycharlotte8

Hannah's Home and Beauty

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Callands resident Hannah Swindells specialises in perfumes, skincare, bath and body products, hair care and make-up.

She said: "I can tailor make gift sets to suit whoever you are buying for, and can even recommend gifts for those tricky to buy people too."

Free home delivery in Warrington. Go to facebook.com/HannahHomeBeauty


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Hannah Heath creates Christmas tree log slice decorations personalised with pyrography. 

She is happy to accomodate suggests for design ideas wherever possible. 

Email hannahoohaa@hotmail.com

High Tied Apparel

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Susie Dow set up her tie dye business in Appleton this year. Over the Christmas period, she will be selling tie dye Nike socks, face masks, t-shirts, jumpers and hoodies.

Visit etsy.com/uk/shop/HighTiedApparel

I Love By Louise

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Walton Locks resident Louise Demif seeks out artisan producers from all over the UK to create hampers and gifts bags filled with traditional British products such as award-winning chutneys, jams, curd, shortbread, traditionally made fudge, Christmas pudding, Christmas cake, mince pies and fresh tea leafs in silk pyramid teabags.

All deliveries throughout warrington are free if you add the discount code 'Lovelocal' at the checkout. Visit ilovebylouise.com 

Junebug and Coops

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Elaine Czarnecki-Wilson, from Great Sankey, makes personalised gifts, jewellery and homeware.

Her Christmas range includes the likes of personalised confetti baubles and personalised Santa sacks to put all your gifts under the tree! Visit localartandcraft.uk/seller/junebug_and_coops

Kelly's Pamper Treats

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Most of us could do with a bit of relaxation and pampering after the trials of the Covid-19 era.

If you have a family member who really deserves it you might want to get in touch with Kelly Yates, a Bodyshop at Home consultant.

Kelly is currently in the process of creating gift sets and hampers for the festive period which can be delivered or collected.

Email kellykelandra@googlemail.com

Kenyon Hall Farm

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The family-run farm shop in Croft has launched an online Christmas web store to order online and collect from the site.

As well as fresh farm produce, there is homemade and artisan gifts. Go to kenyonhall.online

Kitty Ballistic

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Helen Greenwood makes jewellery in Warrington using gemstones, glass crystals and vintage beads with sterling silver and other hypoallergenic metals.
Visit kittyballistic.etsy.com

Lauren C-P Art

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Kingswood artist Lauren Clements-Paterson, known for her freehand black and white work, is selling a range of her prints and potentially a couple of original pieces too for the true enthusiasts.

Visit laurencp.co.uk and facebook.com/laurencpart

Lee Summerfield

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The Warrington artist is selling a wide range of canvases this Christmas and is open for commissions. Email lee@leesummerfield.co.uk

Little L’s Teapot

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Lauren Foster bakes from home while renovating a classic caravan which she plans to sell drinks and cakes from in Warrington when restrictions relax.

For the festive period, she is selling teacher gifts, Christmas Eve treat boxes for adults and children and a family festive treat box.

Visit facebook.com/littleLsteapot

Little Lilac Book Company

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This Woolston company has more than Usborne 2000 books on offer for children of all ages.

Fact books, fiction books, sticker books, activity books, learning/educational books, puzzles, they have the lot.

Visit usborne.com/gb/organiser/Littlelilacbookcompany

Louise Jadee Designs

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Louise Brown makes personalised phone cases. Post or collection. Visit etsy.com/uk/shop/Louisejadeedesigns

Love and Light Bottles

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Nicola Cairns sells personalised handmade light bottles along with some small other personalised items such as baubles, glasses and wax melt holders.

Orders can be placed via facebook.com/LoveandLightBottles and collected from Woolston.

Luxury Melts

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Fern Garnett and her partner Jake Bennett have a range of more than 20 wax melt fragrances. Visit luxurymeltsuk.com

Lymm Heritage Shop

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The heritage centre's new online shop is full of locally created items such as jigsaws of Lymm scenes, Lymm Christmas cards and a wide range of books including a couple of items suitable for kids too.

Free click and collect or inexpensive delivery to your door.

Alan Williams said: "Whether you live in Lymm or love to visit we will bring a little Christmas cheer into your home with our unique gifts."

Visit lymmheritageshop.co.uk

Melts by Millie R

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Millie Roberts started making and selling wax melts in Birchwood during the last lockdown. She is selling Christmas and other wax melts, ceramic and electric burners and gift hampers. Free Warrington delivery available.

Visit facebook.com/groups/756464428227968

The Merry Maker

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Old Hall resident Kathy Ollerhead creates bespoke Scrabble art gifts, family tree frames and hand-stamped Christmas tree decorations!

Go to facebook.com/themerrymakergifts

Mum's The Word

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Callands resident Rebecca Oxtoby has written Mum's the Word which she describes as 'the perfect gift for expectant or new Warrington parents'

Orders can be delivered in Warrington. Email bookmumstheword@hotmail.com

My Bee-utiful Hive

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Carla Fearns' business is buzzing with her bee themed candles and diffusers and wax melts in the shape of honeycomb. Free delivery within five miles of Grappenhall Heys.

Visit facebook.com/my.beeutiful.hive

Name in a Frame

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A perfect gift for Scrabble fans, Heidi Summerfield, who has lived in Warrington for 42 years, makes bespoke Christmas Scrabble frames to suit any theme or colour scheme and using any names and words.

Collection or delivery available. Visit nameinaframe.co.uk

Nataliah’s World of Cupcakes

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Festive treats include cupcake trees, hot chocolate Rudolfs, Santa sweet cones and chocolate sleighs. Visit facebook.com/Nataliahcupcake

Native 21

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Orford artist and designer Nicole Beswick sells pop culture greetings cards and gifts – the weird and wonderful designs feature everything from Home Alone themed car air fresheners to Friday Night Dinner Christmas gift wrap.

All hand illustrated and designed by Nicole in a shed at the bottom of her garden.

Items can be ordered for online delivery or local drop off in the Warrington area (dependant upon product type)

Visit native21.com

Opulent Beauty

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Great Sankey's Nicola Martin specialises in perfumes, aftershaves, skincare and makeup with Christmas gift sets available.

Free Warrington delivery available. Email nicola185@live.co.uk

Pages of Dreams

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Keira Owen is an Usborne independent organiser who sells children’s books all the way up to young adult.

She said: "Usborne is the children’s publisher of the year 2020, where the books are unique, imaginative and educational to suit all children.

"I will be promoting offers during the festive period to appeal to all families during this difficult time.

"Customers will be able to order through me and have the option for home delivery or socially distanced pick up."

Visit facebook.com/pagesofdreamsbykeira

Paula’s Handmade Gifts

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Paula Horne started crafting homemade goods during the first lockdown. Now she has all manner of Christmas gift ideas

Visit facebook.com/phhandmadecrafts


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Great Sankey's Katrina Ashurst makes dog-friendly wax melts – made from soy wax and vegan-friendly essential oils.

Orders for collection are being taken from Katrina's grooming salon by appointment. Delivery and postage can be arranged on request.

Go to facebook.com/pawroma

Pebbles and Wood

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During lockdown in March, Vanessa Byrne began painting pebbles to keep herself occupied and the Culcheth resident's passion grew from there.

For more informatioon about the arts and crafts business visit facebook.com/Pebblesandwood

Peppermint Cove

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Sarah Warburton from Orford makes her own bath products and skincare with new products added every few days. Visit peppermintcove.bigcartel.com

Pewterspear Green

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Appleton-based Kate Jones sells hand-poured soy wax candles scented with essential oils.

They come in a variety of styles including jam jar, smaller gift box, trio gift box and Christmas cracker candles. Kate also makes tealights and wax melts.

The scents include a winter scent of cardamom, nutmeg, mandarin, lemon and patchouli, lavender, lemongrass and a ginger lily with ylang ylang.

Delivery is free in Warrington. Visit facebook.com/pewterspeargreen or thebritishcrafthouse.co.uk/shop/pewterspear-green

Piero Belmonte Photography

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The award-winning family portrait studio has experience vouchers available for £35 – that covers an hour in the studio and a framed desktop image.

Vouchers can be posted out. Email emma@pierobelmonte-photography.co.uk

Pixie Dust Wax Melts and Candles

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Latchford based Amy Smith, a regular at Warrington Makers Market, said: "I'm a parent to a 3 year old and make the candles and wax melts from home in my kitchen.

"I make handmade, candles, wax melts, reed diffusers and car air fresheners, I also sell aroma lamps to accompany the wax melts."

Go to pixiedustwax.co.uk

Pointy End Props

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Warrington's Pointy End Props specialises in handmade custom built TV and movie props such as lightsabers and sonic screwdrivers.

So if you have a pop culture geek in your life get in touch. For the Christmas market, the team also has a range of handcrafted pens in a variety of colours and designs, made from either wood or acrylic.

Visit facebook.com/pointyendprops or email pointyendprops@gmail.com

Preston's Original Eggnog

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Remember that feeling of being at a Christmas market with a drink warming your hands? We cannot do much about the market bit at the moment but Mark Preston has you covered for a festive tipple.

Delivery is free to anyone in Warrington for his truly indulgent eggnog.

He said: "It’s a totally original version of the festive favourite, mixed to a delicious creamy blend in every glass. It contains your obvious dairy provisions of eggs, cream and milk, but also bourbon, cognac, coffee liqueur, honey, and nutmeg. With a sprinkle of cinnamon it really is irresistible."

Email prestonsoriginaleggnog@gmail.com

Quack Animal Art

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Rhian Keogh is a self-described 'duck doodler' from Birchwood.

All illustrations are hand drawn by Rhian and then digitalised and printed onto cards. Custom artwork can also be arranged.

Go to etsy.co.uk/shop/QuackAnimalArt

Queen Bee

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Gerry Palmer creates 'sustainable, beautiful Christmas presents, handmade in Warrington'. These include soft furnishings such as beautiful hand made cushions, door stops, wheat bags, dog bandanas and face masks. Email gerryrpalmer@hotmail.com

Rum 25

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Royal Marine Joe Long, who grew up in Thelwall, is out to reinvent rum.

He saw a gap in the market to make the spirit more appealing to both sexes and pitched it to Buxton-based Rockstar Drinks.

The result is four flavoured rums including mango and passionfruit, the pink coloured raspberry and pomegranate, spiced butterscotch and spiced Biscoff, which is thought to be the first of its kind in Europe.

Visit rum25.co.uk

Sally's Soap Shop

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Sally Palmer started making soap during the first lockdown and when she showed it off on social media she was encouraged to put it for sale.

She now has a small business with her products only available in Warrington. Visit facebook.com/sallyssoapshop2020

Sam Self Made

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Grappenhall's Sam Self creates gothic jewellery inspired by sugar skulls and memento mori.

Sam's items can be found at Vintage Viola in Golden Square or if you want to order before the lockdown lifts visit samselfmade.co.uk

Santa's Lapland Live

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Warrington mum Lucy McLennan was made redundant from her job as an executive producer at ITV so she set up an events company to bring a bit of a magic back to Christmas in a difficult year.

Her virtual grottos gives kids the chance to meet Santa through video links during the social distancing era. Visit santaslaplandlive.com

Scenes of Christmas

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Woolston's Michael Totton sells Christmas scene lanterns. Visit facebook.com/scenesofchristmas

Sea Dreams Jewellery

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Chapelford resident Cathy Bown makes jewellery from sea glass found from her adventures in Seaham, Wales, Kent, Devon and Cornwall.

Free UK postage or local collection. Visit seadreamsjewellery.com

Serenity Scents with Kate

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Kate Dow sells candles, wax melts, bath bombs, soaps and more with a range Christmas scents and bath bombs created with the festive period in mind.

Visit facebook.com/KDow79

Sia Bespoke Gifts

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Louise Hood started her resin homeware business due to being made redundant as a make up artist and craving some creativity.

She said: "All orders can be personalised and range from coasters to serving trays, place mats and baubles. Perfect for getting your house in that festive spirit."

Visit facebook.com/siabespokegifts

Simply Weddings and Events

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This Cairo Street floral design company is gearing up for Christmas with wreaths, festive plants, gift bouquets and table centrepieces.

They deliver throughout Warrington or you can collect from the shop. Visit simplyweddings-events.com/shop or call 07399296402.

Skin First Treatments

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Skin First is run by sister team Izzy and Millie Walker in Wilderspool Causeway. The skincare specialists are doing free online consultations and Christmas gift sets and gift vouchers are available. Free delivery in Warrington. Go to skinfirst.co.uk

SMR Creative Designs

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Samantha Rhodes makes mugs, coasters, baubles, notebooks, plaques, keyrings, cards, photo prints and more – with personalisation options and gift boxes available with most products.

To get in touch go to facebook.com/SMRcreativedesigns

Soapy Scrubs

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Handmade soap filled exfoliating sponges in a range of designer inspired fragrances. Collection from Fearnhead or Woolston or will deliver to Warrington for orders of 15 or more. Visit facebook.com/Soapy-scrubs-103666877659005

Spoonful of Sugar by Anna

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Anna Chohan prepares Christmas boxes full of sweet treats. They cost £17.50 and £2.50 of each box will be going to Alzheimer's Research.

The boxes will be ready for collection on December 22.

Send a message at instagram.com/spoonfulofsugarbyanna

SS Wax Melts and Aromas

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This small company sells wax melts, gift sets, burners, car diffusers, carpet fresheners and more. Collection and delivery is available in Warrington.

Visit sswaxmelts.com

Starry Night Melts

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Rhiannon MacIntyre has just started out with Starry Night Melts in Penketh. She is planning to do Christmas wax melts and gift sets for the festive period.

Orders are being accepted for Penketh, Sankey and surrounding areas. Visit facebook.com/starry.night.meltsx or email starrynightmelts@gmail.com

Sweet Cheshire Cookies

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Rachel Bartley's Christmas collection of iced cookies can be found at sweetcheshirecookies.co.uk.
Collection or delivery available in Warrington. 

Sweet Little Crafts

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Warrington-born Maria Donoghue crafts bespoke Christmas and home decor items.

The bestsellers at the moment are the handmade festive wreaths, organza covered Christmas baubles embellished with ivory flowers, ribbons and a bow and hand-painted candlesticks finished with flowers.

Delivery is free in Warrington. Email mbesidnut222@hotmail.co.uk

Tanya's Treasures

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Tanya Butt sells handmade personalised gifts for Christmas including baubles, frames, Christmas Eve boxes and much more.

Postage and collection available. Visit tanyastreasures.co.uk

That Silver Touch

Warrington Guardian:

Sterling silver jewellery handmade in Thelwall by John Capper. Free postage at thatsilvertouch.patternbyetsy.com

Tropic Skincare

Warrington Guardian:

Grappenhall resident Melissa Verinder has been selling for Tropic throughout the coronavirus restrictions. The skincare and cosmetics are all vegan.

Email melissa@hartbeeps.com

Two Can Craft

Warrington Guardian:

This mother and daughter duo based make personalised bespoke craft and knitted creations. 

Karen Jones said: "We offer a wide range of hand-knitted items together with a beautiful range of made to order facemasks, scrunchies and personalised items. 

"Our products can be collected from our base in Padgate or Sankey. Warrington delivery is available as is postage for a small additional cost."

Email kags7171@icloud.com

The Weston Biltong Company

Warrington Guardian:

Regulars with the Warrington Makers Market, this family run business makes its own biltong – dried South African meat think of jerky and The team were also Taste Cheshire's 'Best Small Food Producer' for 2019.

Christmas gift sets such as 'beer and biltong' are available.

Visit thewestonbiltongcompany.co.uk

Wild Wings Birds of Prey

Warrington Guardian:

The Risley birds of prey rescue and rehabilitation charity and visitor centre is offering themed gifts, sponsorship packs, experience days and admission vouchers.

Visit facebook.com/WildWingsBirds or call 07957416883