Well it’s the time of year when you don’t wish to have to think about it, but our high street retailers have already been in Christmas mode for the past 6 weeks; in fact, we saw our first product launch in August for one of the big names! D:
So, with a multitude of ideas out there, how do you decide what to buy your friends and family? With the high street struggling, and the internet driving so much, the first thing we can all do to make a huge difference is to support independent businesses on our high streets, who may also have an online presence. It really does matter, as unless we stop the tide and start shopping in our independents, there will be less of a choice for us in the future.
Part of our philosophy here at Choc affair is that we only supply our chocolate to independent retailers; believing that by working together, we can all make a living, whilst employing those local to our geographical site. By keeping our offering solely for those smaller farm shops, delis, and gift shops, we can ensure they have a point of difference to set them apart from the larger multiples.
We in turn, look to you, our online community, to support us in ordering from us where you can, and with Christmas nigh; we would like to show you a little of our lovely range.
My personal favourite is our mug and hot chocolate stirrer gift set. It has a cute saying on the mug, and one of our dark chocolate stirrer; the product that started our business over 12 years ago – all nestled into a lovely box. You can read a little more about our journey here if you’re interested to find out how it all started. Priced at just £8.50, you really can’t go wrong, and it really suits any age group.
For the older age groups, I would look no further than our Artisan selection gift boxes; a beautifully presented gift box, filled with a selection of our hand made chocolate treats – a really stunning gift to give.
Not forgetting the younger ones, we’ve a wonderful choice of stocking fillers (or older children, as in my household, who still expect their stockings); with prices starting at £1.25.
We can send directly to your recipient with a handwritten message on your behalf, and all you need do is choose your gifts and we’ll do the rest! So what more do you need, when by purchasing from us, you are supporting an independent business; or of course, you can keep an eye out for us in stores.
Thank you as ever for your support, it means so much to myself and our team,