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Here at Prospect, it’s no secret that we love finding awesome local businesses! While we are all partial to a Black Friday deal or festive deals, we are firm believers that nothing beats a gift from a local, independent businesses. Lucky for us, Berkshire is full of amazing businesses to fulfil all your gift-buying needs this Christmas! Here’s just a few of our favourites – from fabulous foods to sensational scents!

Shea butter cottage

For the person in your life that loves natural and ethical beauty products with a great social cause, look no further than Shea Butter Cottage that show them that you care. From natural and unrefined butters and oils to scented candles and diffusers, this fantastic local business offers gifts that give back while making you feel good from top to toe.

The SheabutterCottageFoundation provides continuous support for shea producers as well as helping children with education and welfare needs. Their current focus is on helping autistic children in Ghana and getting more artisanal producers together to form a co-op.

Whether you’re looking for haircare, toiletries or essential oils, your purchase could help support their life-changing work – what better gift to receive?

Bliss bomb

We all know a special someone who is in need of some selfcare! Bliss-Bomb use all natural ingredients to create amazing bath bombs and bath dust that smell divine and make beautiful bath art! Whether your loved one likes a soothing bath with essential oils to help them relax or a colourful explosion to brighten up their selfcare regimes, you can guarantee a sensational scent with Bliss-Bomb. It’s the ultimate stocking filler!

Robyn’s nest

The Christmas brownie boxes are back at Robyn’s Nest Café and better than ever… need we say more?! They make the perfect gift for any chocoholic or can provide a tasty Christmas eve treat for the family! You might not want to share them though…

Also on the menu this year is a selection of luxurious festive drinks (including a chestnut hot chocolate!) and some delicious Christmas toasties and sandwiches. You can even book a Christmas afternoon tea for your little one!

Doolin Designs


If you’re looking for some special Christmas cards for your nearest and dearest, Doolin Designs creates beautiful Christmas cards featuring elephants, giraffes, frogs, and more! The seller also offers stunning watercolour art prints of cityscapes, seascapes, animals and famous icons, so you’re bound to find a unique art print that suits your recipient down to a T!

Unholy donuts

Renowned in the Berkshire area for their indulgent donuts, Unholy Donuts have released their Christmas range – including a deluxe black forest gateau donut! You can catch Unholy Donuts at a multitude of local Christmas markets this year, or you can order a box of their delectable donuts on their website (as a gift or just for yourself – no judgement here!)

Penguins with Pockets

If you’re looking for a bespoke, sentimental gift, look no further than Penguins with Pockets! This wonderful local business specialises in beautiful handmade blankets, soft toys and cushions that are made to preserve precious memories. Whether it’s old baby grows, uniforms or the clothes of a lost loved one, Penguins with Pockets can transform them into special keepsakes that make the most meaningful gifts.

Serendipity scents

Serendipity Scents provide hand poured soy wax melts bursting with strong scent and available in a variety of different shapes and smells. From the snap bars to the individual melts, these make the ultimate stocking filler for anyone in need of a bit of TLC.

Feathers and fur

What could be better than gifting someone the experience of meeting and handling beautiful birds of prey? At Feathers and Fur at Moss End Garden Centre you can do just that, with a variety of amazing experiences to enthral any bird lover. For the photographer in your life, you can even gift an amateur photography workshop or photography session.

You can also pick up some owl themed goodies to present with your gift at the Feathers and Fur shop at Moss End garden centre!

Mumma Made

With a variety of personalised gifts available, Mumma Made is your go-to when buying for sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, and grandparents. She also does personalised stockings, Santa sacks and Christmas boxes that will make Christmas day all the more special for your little ones!

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