Updated on Monday, December 4: There are plenty of gift ideas in Uckfield shops as we approach Christmas and this Uckfield News feature will help you see what is available.
Carvills opens seven days a week
Carvills is now open seven days a week until Christmas Day.
Opening hours until the big day are Monday to Saturday 9am-5.30pm and Sunday 10am-4pm.
Lorna Brayley from Carvills says they have a great selection of tableware and linen for Christmas including the Night Owl design from Sophie Allport which includes table runners, table mats, napkins, mugs, jugs, crackers and more.
They also have a range of silver, gold and red table cloths, runners and napkins if you would like to add a little sparkle to your Christmas table.
There are three new scents for Christmas in candles from Marmalade. They include Precious Spice, Frankincense and Golden Amaretto.
Do call in to look around. There are lots of Christmas gift ideas in the store and Christmas cards, wrapping paper, gift bags, tags and ribbon to accompany them.
Specsavers Uckfield launches Balmain eyewear collection
EYEWEAR from premium Parisian fashion label, Balmain, is the latest designer collection to be unveiled at Specsavers, Uckfield.
The Balmain range features 17 exclusive styles – 13 glasses and four prescription sunglasses and they feature upswept cat’s eye designs, as well as classic round and exaggerated angular shapes.
Look out for Balmain brand details on every frame, including a gold ‘B’ on the temple tips and detailed embellishments on the frames inspired by the Balmain belt chain collection.
A colour palette of glossy black, gold, pink and tortoiseshell has been chosen to offer the wearer variety.
Badrinath Mohandas, store director at Specsavers Uckfield, said: “Whatever your personal style, we are sure to have something in stock which will make you smile.’
“Our team really love the new Balmain frames. They are bold and stylish, and come in all shapes and sizes so you will definitely find a pair that suits your face.
“Even if you have had an eye test elsewhere, you can bring your prescription to us to choose your frames here. Why not come in and check out the new Balmain range today.”
Two complete pairs are available for £169 at Specsavers.
Free-range turkeys at Guido’s Butchers and Deli, Piltdown
Craig Black from Guido’s Butchers and Deli at Piltdown said he can supply all you need for a Christmas feast, from free-range turkeys, home-smoked hams and bacon, to pigs in blankets, traditional stuffing and prize-winning sausages.
Craig said: “Guido’s Butchers and Deli have been providing top-quality, free-range, hand-dressed turkeys for more than 30 years. If you haven’t tried one yet, don’t miss out. Order yours today.”
Christmas trees and decorations at Staverton Nursery
Looking for a fresh Christmas tree? Staverton Nursery, at Halland, near Uckfield, has taken delivery of 1,500 and they are well displayed on frames so that you can get a good look at them.
The nursery and garden centre has introduced Christmas displays for the first time this year, taking advantage of extra space created in an extension last year and there’s a huge choice in decorations, gifts and, of course plants. Read more in another Uckfield News story here: 1500 Christmas trees arrive at Staverton Nursery.
Discount on ride-on mowers at PP Estates
Independent garden machinery specialists PP Estates on the Bellbrook Estate is offering 15% off any new ride-on mower bought before Christmas.
Other garden tools available there range from strimmers to chainsaws – and the business services and repairs machinery.
Paws n Claws have Christmas stockings for your pets
Christmas stockings for cats and dogs are available along with advent calendars and dog-safe chocolate Santas are available at Paws n Claws.
There is plenty of parking outside the shop in Olives Yard and help is available to lift heavy products into your car.
Isfield Farm Shop offers Christmas in a Box
Isfield Farm Shop is offering Christmas in a Box. If you go along to the shop in Station Road, Isfield, you will be able to order Christmas produce ranging from turkeys to beef, cheese, smoked salmon and much more.
You will be given a number and then be able to pick up your box at a requested time slot in the three days leading up to Christmas. The aim is to reduce queues by having everything freshly packed and ready for when you arrive.
There are also Christmas gift ideas and local products for sale, including homemade mincemeat and Christmas puddings.
Isfield Farm Shop was at the village’s Frost Fair at the weekend. See who else was there here: Refurbished village hall looks its best for Isfield Frost Fair.
Holly wreaths arrive at The Flower Shop next week
Holly wreaths, bulbs, planted baskets and Christmas plants, including poinsettias, arrive at The Flower Shop this week.
Don’t forget to order your Christmas table arrangements and look out gifts too including Christmas Woodwick candles. The shop will be open until 3.30pm on Christmas Eve.
Check out The Flower Shop window too, it looks particularly spectacular at night.
Gifts, decorations, lights and discounts too at Josefina
Stocking treats, gifts, jewellery, photo frames, lots of tree decorations, Christmas lights – Josefina is a festive treasure trove.
Look out for special discounts too such as 40% off boxed Christmas baubles and two Christmas candles for £10.
The shop is open seven days a week until Christmas – including on Christmas Eve, a Sunday, when it closes at 3pm.
The shop is due to re-open on Saturday, December 30, and then again on Tuesday, January 2.
Double Rebate doors now available at Superior Glass
Double Rebate entrance doors with 50mm triple glazing and a 70mm thick door slab, as opposed to the traditional 44mm are now available at Superior Glass on the Bellbrook Industrial Estate.
There are 11 styles to choose from in a variety of glass and colour choices and they provide high security and energy performance.
An additional weatherseal strip enhances thermal and weathering performance and improves security.
You can see the extra width of the double Rebate doors in the pictures below.
J&S can help with gift ideas for bikers
If there’s a biker in your life and you have no idea what to get them for Christmas J&S Accessories is the place to go for advice.
One of the things they would suggest is motorcycle cleaning products to keep the bike clean during winter. See below. Gift vouchers are available too.
Opening hours over the Christmas period at J&S:
- Christmas Eve: Open from 10.30am-4pm
- Christmas Day: Closed
- Boxing Day: Closed
- Wednesday, December 27: Open 10am-5pm
- Thursday, December 28: Open 10am-5pm
- Friday, December 29: Open 10am-5pm
- Saturday, December 30: 9am-5.30pm
- Sunday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve): 10.30am-4pm
- New Year’s Day: Closed
- Tuesday, January 2: Normal hours.
Stars, lights and reindeer at SG Home Interiors
There are plenty of gift ideas and ornaments to decorate your home this Christmas at SG Home Interiors.
There are stars, lights, reindeer and much more. You are welcome to call in and browse.
Christmas menu available at Hartfields
The Christmas menu is available at Hartfields with starters including Baked Camembert with confit red onion and toasted sourdough and Roast Figs with Blue Cheese, crispy Parma ham, spinach, and balsamic dressing.
There are sharing boards, salads, burgers and mains including Butternut Squash Risotto, Slow Cooked Pulled Lamb Hash, Curried Smoked Haddock Kedgeree, Rump Steak Ciabatta, Vegetable Chilli with Cheese Topping, Chilli Con Carne with Cheese Topping and Chilli Buritto.
There’s a roast turkey dinner too and a turkey and stuffing sandwich which always goes down well.
You’ll find Christmas stock on shelves and a nougat cake.
Hartfields will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day.
Buy scooters, skateboards and skates at Pipedreams
Scooters, skateboards and skates are proving to be popular presents from Pipedreams along with protective helmets, elbow, knee and wrist pads.
The shop is well stocked with warm winter clothing too as the ski season starts in earnest and clothing and other accessories are being hired for ski trips over Christmas.
There are beanies, bobble hats and plenty of gift ideas too.
Remember you can get Christmas cards from Ridgewood Post Office
Christmas cards, wrapping paper and chocolate treats for the festive season can all be bought at Ridgewood Post Office.
Look out for the jumper bunting on the counter which is advertising the fact that the team are taking part in a Christmas Jumper Day on Friday, December 15, where all the proceeds will go to Save the Children to help save children’s lives.
Fancy dress time at Chestnut Tree children’s hospice charity shop
Staff at the Chestnut Tree children’s hospice charity shop wore fancy dress for late night shopping and St Trinian’s was the theme.
Christmas gifts are now displayed in time for the evening and include toiletries, games, toys, books, decorations – “anything and everything for Christmas”, says manager Angie Page.
Christmas jumpers are for sale too.
It’s all about the family at George Moss jewellers
The snow machine was in action, Elsa from Frozen was outside the shop and there were fun-size treats for visitors to George Moss jewellers during late night shopping.
There was a competition too for the best selfie taken with Elsa with prizes of a Marcasite sterling silver necklace and £50 worth of toy vouchers.
Here’s one young shopper posing for a picture with Elsa.
Presents for men at Cole’s
There are lots of gifts for men at Cole’s in Uckfield including limited edition Van Buck ties.
Look out for knitwear, including cardigans and scarves too. You will be welcome to call in during late night shopping.
Special offer on Clarins at Kamsons Pharmacy
There’s a special offer on Clarins at Kamsons Pharmacy at the moment. You can make your own choice of three free beauty treats worth £55 when you buy two or more frecommended Clarins products, one of them to be skin care.
There are new Vichy products in store too, some for treating hair thinning and bald spots – useful for men and women – and hydrating products to plump and protect the skin.
Gifts and clothing at Chapter Three
Chapter Three has gift options ranging from clothing, jewellery, gloves, mittens, scarves, hats, candle diffusers and more.
New art at Diane Hutt Gallery
Art at prices to suit all pockets is available at the Diane Hutt Gallery so do call in to browse.
New works include pieces by Nigel Cooke, Nick Potter and John Horsewell which can be seen below.
Special offers at Noble Wines
Wine deals at Noble Wines include two bottles of Monte Real for £25. Normally they would be £20 each.
Two bottles of Clos Mont-Blanc – normally £10.99 each – are available for £12.
There’s an offer on a magnum of Chateau Chene Vieux too, down from £33.95 to £29.50.
Plates with hand prints prove popular at Kilnwood Studio
Popular gifts created at Kilnwood Pottery, Uckfield, are plates carrying the hand or foot prints of babies and young children.
“Lots of grandparents will be getting them for Christmas,” said studio owner Jane DeVay.
She is enjoying this special time of year, especially the group bookings, children’s parties, mums groups and people just fancying a get-together with friends.
Jane is happy to be flexible about bookings. She will work around the times wanted, no need to feel you have to fit into daytime opening hours.
Group bookings of six people or more are welcome and the studio can accommodate up to 30.
Kilnwood will be open during late night shopping so feel free to call in choose your own piece of festive pottery and get painting.
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