Tips for shopping in Uckfield in the run-up to Christmas

Uckfield shops are fully stocked ready for Christmas and gearing up to celebrate the season with late night shopping on Friday, December 6.

Read what’s planned for that special night in another Uckfield News story here: Uckfield Christmas lights going up and get an idea of what you will find in our shops in the feature below.

Christmas trees galore at Staverton Nursery

Real Christmas trees in all shapes, sizes, and varieties are available at Staverton Nursery, and you will find all you need to decorate them, and your home for the festive season there too.

Look out for seasonal plants too.


Plenty of real Christmas trees to choose from at Staverton Nursery.


Glorious colour of cyclamen at Staverton’s.


Just a small selection of Christmas decorations at Staverton’s.

Nose2Tail Family Butchers take festive orders

Nose2Tail Family Butchers who are based at Piltdown are taking orders for Christmas meat.

Their festive stock includes turkeys and all other meats including geese, beef, duck, gammon, home-smoked bacon and sausages.

Nose2Tail Christmas opening hours are:

  • Saturday, December 21, 8.30am-4pm
  • Sunday, December 22, 8.30am-1pm
  • Monday, December 23, 8.30am-5pm
  • Tuesday, December 24, 7.30am-1pm

Danny Martin and Luke Watson check the welfare of turkeys at the farm that will be supplying their Nose2Tail Family Butchers this Christmas.


Along with meat there are a variety of festive supplies at Nose2Tail Family Butchers at Piltdown.

Paws n Claws remembers your pets this festive season

If you like to give your pets an advent calendar in the lead up to Christmas, or a soft toy as a gift, you will find plenty to choose from at Paws n Claws in Olives Yard, Uckfield.

Shop owner Justine Aldridge is well stocked to ensure your pet has its own treats along with the rest of the family and you are welcome to call in and chat with her to seek advice on their needs.


Justine Aldridge at Paws n Claws where there are Christmas treats for your pets.


Does your pet like a soft toy? There are plenty to choose from at Paws n Claws.

Grotto of gifts at Something for Everyone

Wrapping paper, tinsel, ribbons, stockings, advent calendars, wreaths, baubles – all have been gathered into a grotto at Something for Everyone.

And when you are ready to post gifts you will find all the packaging you need at the High Street store.

See some of the products they have in stock below.

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Ideal presents for youngsters who help you in the garden

If you have a budding gardener in your family who would like to help you mow the lawn or cut the hedge then there are just the tools for them at PP Estates on the Bellbrook Industrial Estate.

There are hard hats for them to wear when they are in action too. See some of the Christmas toys – and adult ones – below:


Children’s gardening toys at PP Estates.


This garden gnome might offer moral support while you are hedge cutting in your garden. Find him at PP Estates.


Serious garden machinery remains for sale at PP Estates in Uckfield, along with ideas for Christmas presents.

Look out for Sidney the Squirrel

Look out for Sidney the Squirrel at late night shopping in Uckfield on Friday. He is being looked after during his visit by the team at Chestnut Tree children’s hospice charity shop and will be out and about near by.

Have you seen the Chestnut Tree shop Christmas window? It looks great with the frosty bike on display.


A frosty bike in the window at Chestnut Tree children’s hospice charity shop.

Prosecco at W E Clark & Son jewellers

Prosecco and festive treats will be served at W E Clark & Son jewellers during Uckfield Late Night Shopping on Friday.

The shop will be open until 9pm, and a discount of 15% off purchases, excluding services, is also being offered during the evening.

Along with jewellery you will find W E Clark & Son stocked with Georg Jensen Christmas decorations and homeware, which make ideal presents and luxury decor, and tableware for Christmas hosting.

Tickets for the Children’s Respite Trust charity raffle are still available to buy with winners to be drawn on Monday, December 16.


George Jensen jewellery and homeware at W E Clark & Son jewellers in Uckfield.

Carvills open seven days a week

Carvills is now open every day until Christmas – Monday to Saturday 9am-5.30pm, and Sundays 10-4pm.

The shop is stocked up with gifts, gadgets, table decorations, tree decorations and more. If you would like help, or advice, when choosing the perfect gift staff will be happy to help.

You are invited to call in during late night shopping on Friday, December 6, when you will be welcomed with mulled wine.


Decorations at Carvills.


So much to see in the windows at Carvills.


Enjoy window shopping at Carvills. Help is available inside when you are looking for gifts.

What’s new at Diane Hutt Gallery

New artwork is arriving all the time at the Diane Hutt Gallery and artists featuring now include John Waterhouse, Steven, and Amy Louise.

Look out too for sculptures by Rebecca Garden and Christmas dinner by Stephen Hanson featuring his familiar mischievous dog.


New releases from John Waterhouse, a set of four Dawn Voyagers.


Crofts by Steven.


Snuggle Buddies by Amy Louise.

Capture foot and hand prints at Kilnwood Studio

The foot and hand prints of babies and toddlers are being preserved on special pottery gifts being made at Kilnwood Studio.

There are plenty of pottery pieces to choose from to paint and then have glazed and fired, but most popular of all, says owner Jane DeVay, are those first prints.

See Jane with one of her favourite plates below.


Jane DeVay with one of the special Christmas gifts created at Kilnwood Studio featuring foot and hand prints.

Jane has been delighted that several people have come forward expressing interest into taking over Kilnwood Studio when she launches a new venture in the spring. Read more about the business being for sale here.

PipeDreams ready for ski season

PipeDreams has transformed into a snow shop and if you are planning a ski trip then this is the place to go for jackets, trousers, helmets, scarves, socks, gloves, and snow boots.

PipeDreams also hires out jackets, trousers and helmets.

New scooters and scateboards are available and ideal as Christmas gifts.


New scooters at PipeDreams.

A quirky addition to the shop is French brocante, or antiques. David and Julie Hobbs have a large selection of wine bottle containers in wood, or metal, and a few other bits and pieces too.


A selection of French brocante, antiques, at PipeDreams.

Last day of Final Score sale

Today (Saturday) is the last day of a sale at Final Score sports shop where there is 25% off all goods, apart from Uckfield Rugby Club kit.

Owner Stephen Holliday says that means it is a great time to get winter sports gifts at bargain prices.


Winter sports kit at Final Score.

On the menu at Hartfields

The Christmas menu is on its way at Hartfields and will include a new brie, bacon and cranberry burger, and a roasted squash risotto.

There will also be confit duck leg, and Puy lentil stew. Turkey sandwiches will be available all the way through December.

Mince pies are on the menu too with home made brandy cream.


Mince pies on the menu at Hartfields – they can be served with homemade brandy cream.


Cakes at Hartfields and a variety of the Christmas gifts available there too.

Gifts for men at Cole’s

Make sure to visit Cole’s Menswear when looking for a Christmas gift for the man in your life because the shop has a wide variety of goods and clothes available from stocking fillers to the main present.

Take a look at their Christmas windows to get an idea of what you will find inside.


Two of the Christmas windows at Cole’s Menswear in Uckfield.

Look out for Prosecco brollies at Kamsons Pharmacy

Prosecco and gin brollies are for sale among Christmas gifts at Kamsons Health and Beauty in Uckfield High Street. Yes, really.

Working umbrellas are folded inside what look like Prosecco and gin bottles and make a fun gift idea.


A novelty gift at Kamsons Heath and Beauty, in Uckfield High Street – an umbrella hidden inside a ‘Prosecco’ bottle.


More Christmas gift ideas at Kamsons.

A new range of Mavala skincare products has arrived at Kamsons and Mavala has released new colours in nail varnish too.


Mavala skincare and nail polish.

Clarins is running a promotion at Kamsons too. If you buy two of their products, one of them skincare, you will be able to choose three of their deluxe travel size products from a selection available. See below.



Buy one-get-one-free on baubles at Josefina until Sunday

Josefina is offering buy-one-get-one-free on baubles until Sunday. Get an idea of the selection available in the pictures below.


A few of the baubles available at Josefina.

Josefina is also running a VIP evening on Wednesday, December 4. Tickets are £10, with proceeds going to charity, and there will be exclusive discounts and offers available.

You will be able to browse at your leisure with a glass of fizz or two. Limited tickets are available in store or payable over the phone.


VIP Evening at Josefina takes place on Wednesday (December 4).

Selling particularly well at Josefina at the moment are hats containing 50% cashmere. Look out for pretty keyring and jewellery too.

Gift ideas at SG Home Interiors

Make sure to take a good look around SG Home Interiors in Bell Farm Lane, Uckfield, when you are looking for Christmas presents and decorations for your home.

This store is far bigger than it appears when passing, stretching back from the road and upstairs too.

There are plenty of gift ideas and decorations to choose from. See examples below.


Gift ideas and decorations at SG Home Interiors.

Christmas fabric and sparkly wool at Sew n Sew

Christmas fabrics, ribbons and other crafts are available at Sew n Sew in the Market Hall in the Bell Walk Precinct.

And new in at the shops are gentle grip socks and extra warm and insulated socks.


Christmas crafts, fabrics and sparkly wool at Sew n Sew.


Gentle grip, and warm socks at Sew n Sew.

Superior Glass happy to demonstrate Palladio Door Range

Superior Glass on the Bellbrook Estate, Uckfield, is inviting people to call in for a demonstration of its  Palladio range of composite doors.

These double rebated doors which are handmade in Ireland all have triple glazing as standard.

Superior Glass has two Palladio doors on display in its showroom and a member of its knowledgeable team would be happy to explain the benefits to visitors. Free brochures are available to take away.


Examples of Palladio doors available at Superior Glass.

See also:

Lots of Christmas fairs on today (Saturday)

Costa Coffee is days from opening drive-through near Uckfield

Uckfield Singers ready for Christmas concert

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