11 independent Gloucester businesses you can support by shopping online

Support Gloucester’s independent businesses when they need it most by shopping online and utilising click and collect services.

With the shops being shut as a result of a third national lockdown, many of us have turned to online shopping. And this means that businesses have had to adapt and launch new online services — with many local independents now offering click and collect.

In this hot list, sponsored by Gloucester BID, SoGlos shares 11 independent businesses and shops in Gloucester offering online, delivery and click and collect options so that you can support them.


About the sponsor — Gloucester BID

Gloucester BID is a business-led and business-funded body that aims to improve Gloucester’s commercial areas, providing benefits for the city as a whole.

Support provided by the BID includes the Gloucester Gift Card initiative; giving businesses a voice; and launching Support Gloucester to promote local businesses and initiatives.

For more information, visit gloucesterbid.uk

1.Soundhouse

Musical instrument shop, Soundhouse, is a family-run business that specialises in guitars, drums, amps, woodwind, violins, sheet music and much more.

If you’re using your lockdown to learn a new instrument or brush up on your skills, it’s offering online purchasing along with a click and collect service. What’s more, if you order before 2pm, you’ll receive free same day delivery if you live in a GL postcode. For more information, visit soundhousegloucester.co.uk.


2. The Candle Tree

A beautiful gift shop emporium located in College Street, The Candle Tree has an extensive range of candles, hand-crafted soaps, home fragrances, luxury bath and body treats, artwork, home accessories and more.

The shop is currently closed but you can purchase the items online or use its click and collect option. For more information, visit thecandletree.uk.


3. Chez Rose

A lifestyle boutique located at the lower end of Westgate Street, Chez Rose offers thoughtfully selected gifts for you and your home.

The store is currently offering a call and collect service – for more information and to place an order visit, facebook.com/chezglos123.


4. G.A. Baker & Son

Well established, family-run jewellers G. A. Baker and Son stock an extensive range of gemstones and prides itself on the variety and quality of the jewellery on offer.

It is now offering web orders providing the minimum order value is met and a live chat service for any queries. For more information, visit gabaker.co.uk.


5. London Camera Exchange

The doors of London Camera Exchange in Southgate Street may be closed, but you can still support the business – which has operated in Gloucester since 1973 – through its online purchasing and click and collect service. For more information, visit Icegroup.co.uk/gloucester.


6. The House of the Tailor of Gloucester

With a range of products that are exclusive to the shop, you can still get your hands on The House of the Tailor of Gloucester’s collection as it is offering online shopping with a click and collect service during lockdown. For more information, visit tailor-of-gloucester.org.uk.


7. Idun Spirit

Offering both click and collect and delivery options via its website, Idun Spirit in Westgate Street is a go-to for spiritual merchandise including candles, crystals, healing packs and more. For more information, visit idunspirit.co.uk.


8. Winking Owl Fabric Shop

Owned by Tanya Smith, Winking Owl Fabric Shop on St Aldate Street stocks beautiful fabric and haberdashery and is offering online shopping with free local delivery during this lockdown. For more information, visit winkingowlfabricshop.co.uk.


9. 14 Gifts

Eastgate Shopping Centre’s 14 Gifts sells fantasy and gothic giftware including stationary, crafts, ornaments and so much more. Although the shop is currently closed, you can still order online and have the products delivered straight to your door.

You can place orders via the 14 Gifts website and it’ll deliver to some parts of Gloucester for free — or there is a flat rate delivery charge of £3.95 for other parts of the UK. For more information, visit 14gifts.co.uk.


10. Gloucester Sports

Running and rugby specialists, Gloucester Sports, is a local business helping to support local runners and sportspeople. With regular exercise being more important now than ever, it’s offering a click and collect service as well as free local delivery. For more information, visit gloucestersports.com.


11. Gloucester Furniture Exhibition Centre

Family-run furniture retailer, Gloucester and Worcester Furniture, has been offering quality furniture for more than 40 years.

If lockdown has got you wanting to change things up at home, you can still shop at the retailer online or by phone. For more information, visit gandwfurniture.co.uk.

By Maddy Richards


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Monday 25 January 2021

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