Don't Panic! Christmas Shopping During a Pandemic.
Updated: Jan 14, 2021
It's getting near that time again but Christmas shopping is going to look a little different this year! With shops closed or only allowing a few people at a time and lots of markets and fairs cancelled we will need to be a little more creative to make the holidays merry and bright. Some of us won't miss dragging the kids round crowded shops, lugging heavy bags in our lunch hours and struggling to find a parking spot, but it will be a shame to miss the lights, carol singers and spiced latte and mince pie breaks!
For those who have been trying to shop more ethically in past years it may seem that the loss of local markets and events will scupper these plans but don't worry! The upside of the restrictions we have all faced is that so many small and local businesses have really upped their online game! Plus, as we move towards the Christmas season, these small businesses, artists and makers are joining together to organise virtual markets where you can shop for a wonderful array of handcrafted, unique, vintage, bespoke and personalised gifts for all tastes and budgets.
So, let's make Christmas shopping a fun thing to do this year, a break from the norm and a chance to relax! Best tackled from your comfiest chair, in your cosiest PJs, with the close proximity of mulled wine, coffee, mince pies and that box of chocolates you were definitely going to save for Christmas! Stick on your own choice of Christmas music, grab a snuggly blanket and maybe a daft dog and let's go!
How you can shop with us this Christmas!
Obviously most of our sales are online at the moment and we have 3 online shops!
Our Ebay shop has all sorts of bargains, vintage goodies, gift ideas, clothes, shoes and household items. This is where we sell most of the items we find from house clearances and recycling centres. It's amazing what people send to landfill, we often get brand new items!
Our Etsy handmade shop is where we use as many upcycled items and materials as we can to create a range of unique gifts, art, furniture and useful items. Many of our products can be commissioned, personalised and adapted to suit your needs so please do contact us with your requirements and ideas!
Find Raspberry Bazaar at the Christmas Virtual Markets
We are very proud to be founder members of The Welsh Online Christmas Market! Hundreds of stalls selling everything from knitwear, woodwork, art, food, stocking fillers to soap, perfume and candles. Just like your local Christmas market without the bustle! Come and find us at Stall 14.