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This Century-old Business has Some Great Christmas Gift Ideas

Publisher - Great British Food Awards
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Dani R

Nov 01, 2021
5 minutes to read

Here’s why you should buy your Christmas gifts from independent British businesses this year

The Christmas hunt for that perfect gift begins. The best place to start is with independent businesses. They’re the go-to place to get your hands on the most unique and special presents. These little gems are also the lifeblood of their local economies. It may surprise you that according to research, for every £10 spent with a local independent, up to £50 extra could go back to that local community from subsequent investments, employment, infrastructure, local supply chains and more.

Some British businesses have been trading for over a hundred years, like Stokes Tea & Coffee. Based in the heart of Lincoln, this multi-award-winning, family run, coffee roaster puts almost 120 years of passion and know-how into sourcing, roasting and blending coffee and tea as well as running two destination cafés in the city.

International coffee chains may have been serving the masses with big volumes of cuppas across the globe, but for those who want to experience true speciality coffees, exceptionally fresh roasted beans and blends, or products that simply cannot be found anywhere else – then Stokes is heaven sent!

For more than a century, Christmas at Stokes has been the highlight for generations of shoppers and diners and this year’s seasonal online and instore line-up doesn’t disappoint.

Choose from favourites like Stokes’ Christmas hampers, tea and coffee selection boxes, specially infused Christmas blends and even gift vouchers for decadent afternoon teas. For coffee aficionados, check out the Stokes Coffee Club, a superb coffee subscription service with the finest seasonal coffees delivered to your door. You can even book online and instore experiences and events, like home barista courses or virtual tastings with one of the expert Stokes Master Roasters.

Get everything wrapped up at Stokes with selected items packed in special Christmas hamper boxes for delivery, with free postage to UK addresses on orders over £35.

There’s so much on offer from local businesses and like the landmarks of Great Britain, they are a very special part of our celebrations. So, let’s support our independents!

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