As a local business, my photography business relies heavily on support from the local community. That’s just one reason I like to to give back when it comes to where I spend my money. Shopping local with independent businesses has so many benefits – from a better, more personal service, right through to knowing that you are helping Heathfield to prosper and grow. Although there have been many downsides to living through a pandemic, one of the positives is the outpouring of love it’s created for our small local businesses. If you’ve pledged to shop small and shop local this festive season, this is the perfect gift guide for you…..
For those with little ones or expecting a little one
Mini First Aid
Jen offers baby and child first aid classes in Heathfield. A perfect gift for parents/expectant parents or even grandparents where they will learn potentially life saving skills with fun and informative classes. You can even bring pre-crawling babies along with you so no need to worry about childcare. Classes cost £20.
Dates available: Monday 25th January 7-9pm, Sunday 21st February 10-12pm, Sunday 21st March 10-12pm.
Trudi is a lovely lady of many talents whom has managed to work through both lock downs(Kudos to her and her hardwork!)! – Doula, Antenatal Educator, Breastfeeding Teacher and Yoga Instructor, supporting mothers and their partners from early pregnancy through birth and postnatal recovery (be that six months post or several decades). She offers class passes for her Yoga Classes 5 classes for £45 or 10 classes for £80. Gift vouchers are also available.
Zen Baby Massage
Zen Baby Massage offers a friendly and relaxed Baby Massage course available in our neighbouring town of Horam ( is Horam a town I’m not sure maybe a village?). Baby massage is such a fantastic way to bond with your baby in a relaxed and calm environment. Gift vouchers can be purchased for a full group course, a private session, or for a monetary value that can be used against either choice. Available in denominations of £5.
Offering action packed, fun, interactive and educational music classes for babies and toddlers using various exciting props and percussion instruments.
Tiny Toes Baby Massage
Baby Massage and Sensory Play classes in Heathfield. 5 Week course where you will learn the art of Baby Massage in a small and friendly group and where your baby will socialise with others and enjoy sensory development. Classes for babies from 6 weeks. Gift vouchers are avaliable.
Hannah Chappell Photography
Website: You are on it 😊 http://www.hannahchappellphotography.co.uk
Hi I’m Hannah and I offer beautiful Newborn, Children and Family Photography. Gift vouchers are available and make a lovely gift for expectant parents or perhaps you want to buy a voucher for a nice family photoshoot for those that had lockdown babies and missed out on showing off their newborn baby.
You deserve gorgeous professional photographic memories not just phone shots that live in the cloud but actual photographs you that you love and print that you will cherish forever and be able to show your children, and generations to come.
For the sporty ones
Lucy Rose Fitness
Fitness classes in East Hoathly Monday evenings and Wednesday Mornings for females of all abilities. Gift Vouchers available. Email email@example.com.
Uckfield Yoga Studio
A friendly, warm large yoga space on Uckfield high street. They have lots of different teachers teaching various classes for all ages and are open every day. Many classes are available via zoom at the moment, check out their timetable and see what you fancy trying. They offer gift vouchers for classes and you can purchase yoga mats and eye pillows as a gift to you or a loved one.
Electra Star Dance
Dance classes with ISTD and Acrobatic Arts Certified teacher Laura Farley. Perfect for all girls and boys from 2 years upwards. Held in her beautiful large Horam studio by the Park. My daughter has attended Acro dance lessons for two years now and now attends three times a week doing different classes as she loves it so much. Miss Laura is a great teacher and she also sells lots of great merchandise that make great Christmas presents (which she is very good at sneaking to you).
For those who like a little pampering
The lovely ladies at Blackdoor Beauty are hidden behind a yes you guessed it black door on Heathfield high street (opposite Tesco’s). I have personally been attending this Salon since it first opened and have always been greeted with a smile and friendly service. I even treated myself recently to some sparkly festive toenails. Gift vouchers are available and make the perfect gift for a loved one. They can be purchased for a sum of money or against a specific treatment.
Sarah Allen Skincare and Make Up
Offering personalised skincare and make up products and lessons for individuals and small groups in the comfort of your own home.
Charlotte Armstrong – Nailed_It
Charlotte is a mobile beauty therapist offering a range of different treatments based in Horam and has gift vouchers available
For the Arty Ones
Cherry Spring Art Studio
Art Workshops & Private Tuition for Adults & Children at Horam Manor Farm.
For the Furry (and not Furry) ones
The Pet Food Shop
The Pet Food Shop has been established in Heathfield for over 40 years. Located in Station Approach, Heathfield opposite Sainsburys. They offer a friendy service and will endeavour to meet all your pets needs. If they don’t have what you want they are happy to try and order it in for you. They even do local deliveries.
Sew Lovely by Jilly
Sew Lovely by Jilly was created by Jilly Wingfield who has a lifelong obsession for clothes. All of her range is handpicked from Italy. It is also the home of magic trousers and slouchies. Check out Fashion Friday every week at 1pm!
Pink Lemonade Boutique
Fashion, accessories, jewellery, gifts, home decor and so much more! A local boutique based in Horam.
Two Sisters Deli
Great, honest, homemade food brought to you from a five star hygiene rated shop in Horam, East Sussex. Plenty of parking on site … eat in, take away and free local delivery. Food hampers and gifts are also avaliable.
Horam Emporium & Tpodz Tea Room
The Horam Emporium is where you will find all kinds of unique treasures you won’t find on the high street.Antiques, collectables, clothing, garenalia, vintage toys, artisan crafts and much more. From shabby chic, to random retro.
New Orleans-style Doberge layer cakes made here in Heathfield. I have never personally tried a Doberge cake but they sound delicious. This description on her website has me sold: I had never tasted anything like it. With its slim, seductive layers, refreshing lemony filling – not quite custard, not quite buttercream – and delicate, glossy coating of poured fondant (think Fondant Fancies), it blew me away.
Specialising in luxury celebration layer cakes. Six layers of sponge with your choice of up to two lusciously flavoured fillings and wrapped in a decadent, whipped buttercream. Based in Heathfield.
Specialising in cheese, wine and chocolate, what more could you want for Christmas! Yummy!
Fiona is an Independent card retailer supplying cards illustrated by British Artists. The Christmas cards are supporting Macmilla, Alzheimer’s Society And Together for short lives and are not available from retailers.
Avon with Michelle
Shop from the comfort of your sofa, delivered directly to your door
Sarah Rickard Ceramics
Handmade, decorative ceramics created in a local studio. Online vouchers available. Immediately sent to your email inbox, or that of the gift recipient. Never expires!
All Wrapped Up
A lovely card and gift boutique. Offering a wide range of cards, gifts, jewellery, handbags and much more. I bought my mum a lovely scarf from there for Christmas last year. I spied some yummy looking chocolates in there too which were beautifully packaged. They are open Sundays now too until Christmas.
A beautiful Aladdin’s cave on Station Road in Heathfield. Filled with beautiful candles, Jewellery, Clothes and many many other things. I have purchased many a Jelly Cat cuddly toys for various children in my family here although funnily enough never a cat.
I love this shop and it’s my go to shop if I need to buy a card or gift wrap. They have a huge amount of choice and are a lovely friendly couple always welcoming us with a smile even when they reopened with no ceiling due to an unfortunate water leak from the flat above.
Wanted on Voyage
Wanted on Voyage is a retail and online store providing a broad range of innovative products for anyone travelling on foot, by car, by bike or in the air. It is on the main highstreet just up from Costa. I bought my daughter a Kanken backpack from here. Ordered and paid for online and then I collected it in the shop. It was a very quick and easy process.
Local business down station road (opposite Sainsbury’s) providing jewellery repairs, alterations & custom orders. I have used them for replacing many watch batteries which they do while you wait.
The Flower Workshop Heathfield
The Flower Workshop is full of the most beautiful flowers and plants. They deliver locally or you can collect yourself. I have purchased some beautiful bouquets from here which they tailor make to suit your budget.
Dream Catchers Luxury Glampovers
Dream Catchers Luxury Glampovers parties deliver the most magical and unforgettable experience for your child and their guests.
Simply choose a theme and they come along and set it up for you. You can even have party add-ons (midnight snack boxes, silk robes, party bags, balloons, photo back drop and props + more).
They have lots of themes to choose from for both boys and girls.There’s even a rather cute Christmas theme!
A Countryside Christmas – Heathfield area virtual winter market
Raising money for Horam Community Pre School, Young at Heart Community Club Heathfield and The Raystede Centre Of Animal Welfare. A place for local people to sell their products.
Angela Marcella Murrell’s Cake and Wine club choir
Local uplifting Cake and Wine club choir if you would like to join contact Angela on 07957405342 . They meet every Sunday and sing an upbeat selection of rock, pop and gospel songs . They appeared at Le Marche last year and joined the band with a stomping rendition of Rag n Bone man’s ‘Giant’ amongst other familiar and fun songs . They also perform at public events and raise money for local charities such as St Wilfreds and Hailsham Food bank. What a lovely group you are 😊