5 Good Reasons to Shop Local This Christmas

Luckily we live in an area with lovely independent shops with an array of unique gifts. Dorking has become a hub of thriving independent shops, all on a high street that’s less than a mile long. And we’re proud to be one of those. Here’s our top five reasons why to shop local this Christmas (or any time of the year!) as opposed to heading to the big chains!

It’s a lot less stressful

Avoid battling the Christmas crowds at large shopping centres or waiting at home for that “it should have arrived two days ago” gift online.

You’ll get better service

Local businesses are passionate about their field, know the ins and outs of their products and love getting to know their customers.

You can find something unique

Rather than the generic, safe presents, independent shops offer something complete different. Our ‘Gift Experience Vouchers’ make an extra thoughtful and special present!

You’re supporting a dream

Many local businesses are family run so you’ll be helping livelihoods as well as saving your High Street.

Free parking

Mole Valley car parks will be free of charge all day Saturday 7, 14 & 21 December giving you even longer to have a wonder around our lovely town.