christmas sidmouth

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Everyone is feeling the pinch this year and you might be planning a more scaled down Christmas celebration, but that doesn’t mean you can’t support local businesses or sacrifice giving your loved ones gifts you think they’ll cherish. You can find a whole host of interesting gifts in Sidmouth’s independent shops and at this time of year, you’ll find some lovely conversation and plenty of deals, plus the chance to stop for a warming cup of tea and cheeky slice of cake during your shopping trip.

Did you know that Sidmouth has over 60 independent businesses? That means you can easily find unique gifts not available anywhere else or alternative options, much of which is locally sourced and hand made. Is there a better way to show someone how much you appreciate them by giving them something Devon made?! In Sidmouth, the Market Place has some shops that have stood there for over 200 years – meaning that they are ideal for helping you find the perfect present.

With familiar brands and family run businesses, you can really enjoy the best of both worlds with a shopping trip here in Sidmouth. If you want to head to the coast to grab some gifts, here are the best places to visit:

Alexandria Road - EX10 9HE
Church Street - EX10 8LY
Fore Street - EX10 8AQ
Libra Court - EX10 8AJ
Market Place - EX10 8AR
New Street - EX10 8AP
Old Fore Street - EX10 8LS
Station Road - EX10 8NP
The High Street - EX10 8LD
Vicarage Road - EX10 8TP
York Street - EX10 8BH

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