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Shop Local this Christmas!

Enter the prize draw! Fill out the form at 

Harpenden Town Council is running a shop local scheme encouraging the community to shop local this Christmas and support our local businesses. Shoppers who spend £10 or more at participating retailers will be able to enter a prize draw for a chance to win two hampers, worth approximately £150 and £75, filled with items from our local retailers. The scheme will run from Tuesday 1st December through to Monday 21st December. Winners will be selected on Tuesday 22 December. 

To enter the prize draw, simply save your proof of purchase and fill out the brief form which can be found hereShoppers can enter the prize draw multiple times, with a maximum of one entry per person per retailer per day.

Retailers, if you could like to sign up for the scheme, please email 

**Participating Retailers**

aMAYESing Cake

aMAYESing Cake is a specialised cupcake and bespoke cake business. We specialise in beautiful cupcakes, cupcake bouquets, macarons and bespoke cakes for celebrations. Enquiries/ orders can be done to Margarithe via the website, by email, phone call or text message and we endeavour to answer within 24 hours.


Phone: 07967 116745

Instagram: @amyesing_cake_

Chelford Fabrics Ltd

Established in 1980 Chelford Fabrics has proven time after time to be the market leader in soft furnishings, offering a vast selection of current and top quality fabrics backed up with our own professional tailor making service. We don’t just make curtains we also have a vast selection of Wallpapers, Roman, Roller, Wooden, Shutters, Vertical and Pleated blinds all custom made to your requirements. Free measuring service.   


Phone: 01582 763636

Location: Chelford House, Coldharbour Lane, Harpenden, AL5 4UN

Facebook: Chelfordfabrics

Crumbs at Feeding Time

CRUMBS at Feeding Time is the home of beautiful baking and treats for special occasions!  Movie Night Boxes have proved the big hit of 2020 and are perfect for lockdown birthdays and family nights in.  Packed with freshly baked brownies, personalised iced cookies (themed, if you like!), rocky road bars, popcorn, marshmallows and loads of other sweet treats, these beautiful ribbon-tied boxes are sure to delight any lucky recipient!   CRUMBS also makes triple chocolate treasure trays (brownie slabs loaded with goodies and a personalised iced message - an ideal alternative to a birthday cake) and bespoke iced biscuits for all occasions.  Contact Kate to make an enquiry. (CRUMBS is the bespoke baking arm of local award winning party catering business, Feeding Time). 


Phone: 07970 262039

Instagram: @feedingtimeparties

Facebook: FeedingTimeParties

CY Hair

CY Hair is a salon that specialise is in children’s haircuts while also offering a wide variety of other services,  the team is Extremely friendly and has a modern approach on the new trends styles, keeping up to date with constant learning and teaching.

We offer exceptional service by providing  a comfortable environment with our massage chairs being most popular and the favourite part of the relaxing experience, The team you will meet is warm and welcoming easy to communicate with and quick at understanding  even the most challenging tasks.

We have been running for four years now and are quite established on the high street, why not pop by and see what the salon has to offer you!!

Phone: 01582 713694

Location: 7 Bowers Parade, High Street, Harpenden AL5 2SH 


Designer4London is a limited company based in Harpenden. We offer creative services. We are currently “creating PDF files from word texts and images, correcting files and getting books and catalogues ready for web and print in PDF format” at a discounted rate. If your company is looking into creating a product catalogue in the new year please do get in touch now for more info or a quotation. Book design samples are found here:


Phone: 01582 259077

Elisabeth Cakes

I am a professional cake designer, specialising in modern buttercream cakes for all celebrations and weddings. Most importantly I like my cakes to taste delicious, but have unique and visually elegant designs. All cakes are freshly baked to order using only the finest, most natural ingredients from my 5* hygiene rated, fully insured kitchen in Harpenden. Please take a look at my designs on my Instagram page. 


Phone: 07970 823471

Instagram: ElisabethCakes

Facebook: ElisabethCakes.Harpenden


Emilios Lebanese Street food and coffee have lots of delicious choices for our customers over this Christmas period. We have a strong personal focus on supporting local business, as our commitment we have sourced all of our meat from R&M butchers (over the last 4 years), our pastries are Harpenden local bakers, and we employ local people. We will have exciting new tasty choices over this period, try and stop by for a coffee, cake or some lunch. Merry Christmas, Emilio and the team. 

Phone: 07782 322048 (for takeaway orders)

Location: Harpenden Concourse – Outside of Boots

From Babies with Love

Buying gorgeous gifts for a beautiful baby is one of life’s pleasures. But too many babies in the world have no one to give them gifts, or anything else. So at From Babies with Love, we do things differently. Every penny of profit from our unique, ethically sourced designs goes to orphaned and abandoned children around the world, and in safe, happy places, vulnerable children can grow up in a loving family. We started this company to make a difference. And with every gift that you buy, you are too. All of our items are organic, sustainably sourced and ethically made. Luxury gifts for babies, their parents and your friends.

Instagram: @frombabieswithlove 

Facebook: From Babies with Love 

Handmade in Harpenden

Handmade in Harpenden is run by your local candle makers, Henry and Farhana. Their philosophy is to work in the most sustainable way possible, which is why they only source materials from UK manufacturers and work with a specially blended plant-based wax which is 100% GMO-free and vegan-friendly. They avoid soy wax as soy crops are one of the largest contributors to deforestation globally. They make a range of product including candles, diffusers, bath bombs, hand soap, hand lotions, bath salts and stock greeting cards designed by a Harpenden based artist. They love all things local and sustainable, which is why they began HIH in 2017. 


Instagram: @handmadeinharpenden 

Facebook: @handmadeinharp

Harpenden Beauty Hub

Situated in the heart of Harpenden High Street, Harpenden Beauty Hub is Carley Whawell offering a range of beauty treatments such as Waxing (including female intimate waxing), Bio Sculpture Gels, Luxury Manicures and Pedicures, Facials, LVL Lash Lifting, Brow Lamination, Henna Brows and Sienna X Spray Tanning.

Carley is qualified to NVQ Level 3 with over 17 years of practical knowledge and experience in the beauty industry. She has worked in prestigious spas such as the famous Sanctuary Spa in Covent Garden and managed the iconic Breathing Space Spa in Harpenden.Gift vouchers available along with beauty and nail products. 


Phone: 07849 931923

Location: 69b (Body Mechanix Clinic) High Street, Harpenden, AL5 2SL 

Instagram: @Harpendenbeautyhub

Facebook: HarpendenBeautyHub

Heather Trefusis Art

Heather paints modern watercolours. During lockdown, she set up her business selling prints and cards of her artwork via Etsy. She has Christmas cards available as single cards or pick and mix multipacks. Harpenden residents can use the discount code HARPENDEN for free delivery on all orders.


Instagram: @heather_trefusis_art                   

Facebook: heathertrefusisart    

Hillary Taylor Art

Hillary is best known for her bold and original townscapes that have timeless popularity. Her composite drawings capture a sense of place, a slice of history - from Harpenden to Hong Kong and places in between. Original drawings, greetings cards, colouring/ treasure-hunt booklets, as well as limited edition fine art prints are all available from her website. Browse the complete drawing catalogue on-line and remember that for local (to AL5) customers she offers extra framing and mount options, with free local delivery. Email enquiries are always welcome and there are just 3 slots left for individual house commissions before Christmas. With prices for every pocket including ever-popular popular £5 stocking-fillers, there’s bound to be something for everyone. Enduring stories captured in every striking image.


Phone: 07939 478 466

Instagram: @hillarytaylorart

Facebook: HillaryTaylorStudio29

Twitter: @hillaryt29

Jaks Whalen Illustration

I create individually drawn family portrait illustrations. Each is person from photos and depicted surrounded by their interests and hobbies. I will work with you every step of the way, making sure I have captured each person.  The final illustration is printed onto high quality, heavyweight paper and sent to you in a card backed envelope.  These make a perfect gift, for family or friends.

If you are interested in commissioning an illustration or just want to find out a little bit more please contact me through my website or Etsy shop.

Phone: 07968 358678


Julie Maginn Artist

More info coming soon!

Kate Buchanan

Hi my name is Kate Buchanan and I'm a textile artist working with fabric and paint. In my studio I usually run small workshops and I make pictures for prints and greetings cards and at Christmas I run floral workshops. I really enjoy creating the space for people to dabble in a bit of paint and stitching, a creative space to play. At the moment I have had to pivot to creating paint and stitch kits and have braved the world of online tutorials. I am now selling these on my website alongside stitched bags, some textile pictures and a full range of greetings cards.

Instagram: kate_buchananart   

Facebook: Kate Buchanan textile artist

Le bibo

I hand make luxury home fragrance which includes reed diffusers; scented candles and wax melts. My candles are made with 100% soy wax and I use a variety of top quality Scents including some “dupe” fragrances. I can be contacted via message through Facebook and Instagram, or email. 


Instagram: @lebibohomefragarance

Facebook: lebibohomefragarance

Lil Cubs Limited

Lil' Cubs is an award winning children's clothing brand specialising in bright unisex designs. Zip up sleepsuits, ginormous swaddle muslins, super absorbent dribble bibs, comfy leggings and fun t-shirts for 0-7 year olds. We believe in happy clothes, clothes that should be comfortable and most importantly clothes for having fun in! All local orders will be hand delivered and postage refunded. If you would like to create your own bespoke gift box please send me an email and we can choose the perfect items for your loved one.


Instagram: @lilcubs

Facebook: lilcubsclothing

Lucy Likes It

Lucy Likes It is a small local business that makes fun personalised prints and cards for all occasions. All of these can be purchased on my website or by contacting me directly. I also have a small card collection that I sell through Thortful -


Phone: 07931 338081


Facebook: lucylikesit

Milehams Discount Car Care

Established in Southdown for almost 20 years we're an Aladdin's cave for car parts, accessories & tools. We offer FREE wiper blade fitting, FREE battery testing and FREE delivery in Harpenden so you can shop from the comfort of your own home, just give us a call. From motoring essentials like brakes, bulbs, Oil and filters to accessories like Steering locks, Tools and Gift Sets, we're got you covered.

Location: 133 Southdown Road, AL5 1PU

Phone: 01582 766333 or 01582 765678

Facebook: MilehamsDiscountCarCare

Oui of Harpenden

We are an independent fashion store and set up in Harpenden 25 years ago.  We pride ourselves on giving great customer service coupled with high quality ladies fashions and accessories within a friendly environment.  You can shop with us in store or online at

Location: 14 Bowers Parade, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2SH


Phone: 01582 766142   

Instagram: ouiofharpenden 

Facebook: Oui of Harpenden 

P J Garrity Quality Greengrocers

P J Garrity Fruit and Veg Harpenden is situated by Pizza Express in Harpenden and are there every Friday from 7am till 1pm serving our customers high quality fruit and veg.


Facebook: PJ Garrity Fruit and Veg Harpenden

Location: Outside of Pizza express (fountain area) Fridays from 7am-1pm 

Parker & Vine

Parker & Vine sell fresh salads & cakes, made daily by our chefs on our premises. Parker & Vine also sell takeaway coffee, freshly baked bread & quality cooking ingredients. For Christmas we have handmade Christmas Cakes, Christmas Puddings & mince pies (available now) as well as gifts for the Foodie in your life.


Phone: 01582 712886

Location: 6B Leyton Road Harpenden AL5 2TL

Instagram: @parkerandvine

Facebook: parkerandvine

Poppyseeds Home

Poppyseeds home is an independent art and craft studio based in the heart of Harpenden. We have a stunning studio where we run crafty workshops and parties from for all age groups. We also make gifts for the home and garden and offer FREE local delivery. All our fabulous hand made gifts are available to order through our website


Phone: 07921025788

Instagram: poppyseedshome

Facebook: poppyseedshome1

Purple Menswear

Founded in Harpenden 2009, Purple Menswear is a premium fashion retailer located in the South East. Our mission is simple, to offer designer collections coupled with the highest service from our dedicated team of style advisers. With the addition of a second store in 2015 located in Berkhamsted we have been able to strengthen our bond within the county and local community. At we are committed to provide a stylish selection of brands online with a customer service to replicate your in-store experience. 

Location: 33B High Street, Harpenden AL5 2RU

Rebecca Jade Beauty & Aesthetics

A high-end beauty and skin clinic on Harpenden High Street. 

For treatment

For online shopping:


Phone: 01582 280078 

Location: 30-32 High Street, Harpenden, AL5 2SX

Facebook: RebeccaJadeBeauty

Saturday's Child

Saturday’s Child curates custom & handmade products, including greetings cards, accessories for all members of the family, and many other delights. We have an Etsy shop,  & we are happy to hand-deliver locally!


Phone: 07977 768753

Instagram: @saturdayschildcurates

Facebook: SaturdaysChildCurates


Serena Hart

More info coming soon!

SGR Enterprise

Having missed out on university this year, I decided to launch my own business designing and making a range of handmade items including solid oak doorstops with either a leather or rope handle and Swedish fire logs. All these items are handmade by myself in Harpenden and due to this, I am able to offer personalisation on my doorstops through engraving with a heat pen! The best way to shop with me is to email me with an order or contact me through my Facebook page.


Facebook: Design.SGR

Showtime Circus

Showtime Circus is a fully inclusive circus school with weekly classes in all thing's circus including aerial, acrobatics, dance, contortion, and ground-based skills such as juggling, poi, tightrope, stiltwalking and more! We also have Superhero Classes for the more adventurous and a squad for those who wish to perform at awesome events with us. Though birthday parties are unable to go ahead at the moment, we are selling family experience vouchers where family or social bubbles are able to come and experience the JOY of the circus and try out all of the different skills. It will be a truly memorable experience for everyone involved and a great Christmas present! OR if your child/family member is already part of the circus or wants to try classes then you can purchase gift cards from us to go towards weekly classes or an experience voucher.


Facebook: showtimecircusjollymess

Southdown Hardware

Southdown Hardware is situated in front of the pedestrian crossing and next to the COOP. We aim to stay open through the pandemic from 9AM until 2PM every day except Sunday. We try to keep all essential items associated with hardware such as light bulbs, storage boxes,door mats, gardening items, mouse traps and decorating materials.

Phone: 01582 713894

Location: 132 Southdown Rd, Harpenden AL5 1PU

Southdown Podiatry Clinic

We are family run Podiatry Clinic open 5 days a week, we are passionate about caring for our patients, their feet and most importantly their general health. We have a variety of foot creams and products to make your feet more comfortable, and we are the retailers of specialist socks, so please do come into the clinic and have a look.

Location: 2 Piggottshill Lane, Harpenden AL5 1LH  


Phone: 01582 766614

The Land Office

A truly personal service for selling property with integrity is available from Lance Trendall at the Land Office. Specialising in helping motivated sellers in Harpenden and beyond Lance also sells land and homes over a wider area with a specialist service for Executors, giving them peace of mind knowing they are using a trusted and friendly property professional


Location: Confidential meetings in your home, informally over coffee locally or by prior appointment at 65 High Street, Harpenden AL5 2SL

Facebook: TheLandOfficeUK

Threads of Harpenden

We are a family run, independent shop bursting with Christmas decorations and gorgeous gift ideas for all ages.  We will be open again, 7 days a week from Wednesday 2nd December.   We share new products and best sellers on social media so please follow us for gift inspiration @ThreadsofHarpenden


Phone: 01582 766113

Location: 7 High Street, Harpenden, AL5 2RT

Instagram: @ThreadsofHarpenden

Facebook: ThreadsofHarpenden

TKs cafe

TKs cafe is a friendly community café that supports the local community and helps when needed. We also supported the free lunches for children in the half term. 

Location: 131 Southtown Road harpenden ALL 1PU


We are Toastielicious a funky Citroen street food van in the centre of Harpenden High Street by Boots & The Library. We serve THE most amazing sourdough bread grilled cheese toasties with a variety of fillings and an incredible crispy cheese ‘skirt’. We are open 10am - 3pm 7 days a week and you can order directly from our van hatch. Come and say hi and enjoy an awesome, warming lunch.

Location: On the concourse outside of Boots 

Instagram: @toastielicious

Facebook: Toastielicious 

Total Looks

More info coming soon!

Townsend Nursery 

More info coming soon!

Tropic Skincare With Angel

I am a local independent Tropic Ambassador, which specialises in award winning naturally derived skincare, body care, hair care, sun care and make up products. We believe in using fresh, nutritious ingredients sourced ethically and sustainably from the Tropic regions where plants receive an abundance of sunshine and water, making them perfect to provide nourishment to our skin. All the products are Vegan and PETA certified and verified by Think Dirty.  I offer free 1 to 1 skincare and makeup consultations and offer pamper experiences for you and your friends from the comfort of your own home. This can be done either in person or virtually, depending on preference and COVID Government guidelines.  From personal experience, I also provide advise to those undergoing cancer treatment on skincare and makeup tips based on changes sustained as a result of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery.




Visage Dental Spa

More info coming soon!

Wendy Warren Jewellery

Wendy Warren Jewellery offers you a range of quality silver jewellery, contemporary pearls and winter accessories at affordable prices. I have been trading for more than 14 years and pride myself on providing a high level of personalised service. I aim to help you find the perfect accessories or gifts to suit your colours, style, personality and budget. Let me take the stress out of your Christmas shopping!


Instagram: @WendyWarrenJewellery

Facebook: WendyWarrenJewellery

Your Canvas Lab

We are Your Canvas Lab. We take your favourite pictures or memories and turn them into art! We offer multiple services: Prints on canvas, Framed prints on photo paper and Personalised pet portraits. All our prints are made to order in our small studio and usually dispatched within 48 Hours.

How do I order a print?

We are still under construction with our e-store so please email (or send us a message on Facebook or Instagram) with all the details on what you’d like to get and we will contact you within 24 hours.




Zuckermaus Artisan Bakery

Having grown up in Vienna, the coffee and cake culture is an essential part of the daily routine. When I was young, every afternoon would be time well spent trying out new recipes. We would sit, chat and indulge in our favourite slice, and then just try 'just another a little bit.' ‘Nur kosten’ we would say, meaning 'there is no way I could have an entire slice, I'm just trying a little bit.' But in the end, the ‘Kosten’ would go as far as leaving nothing behind - and so another cake would be added to our ever-growing recipe book.

I think one thing lockdown has taught me is that ‘It’s never too late to start something new if you believe in it passionately and love what you are doing’. Getting up 2 am to shape a yeasted bread was not what I was envisaging but sharing the final product with friends and family makes it all worth it. I deliver with a smile to Harpenden and neighbouring villages and hope to delight you with some of my authentic Austrian baked goods soon. 

Oh, and if you're curious, the word ‘Zuckermaus’ is an Austrian term of endearment, meaning honey, sweetie or sweetheart - and that’s how I still address my grown-up children to this day.


Instagram: @zuckermaus_bakery

Facebook: Zuckermausbakery

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