Canterbury’s glorious shop fronts might be closed to the public but behind the scenes these retailers are still busy catering for their customers by offering home delivery.
While our larger national retailers will have cropped up in your google search, below is a list of the independent retailers that you might not have considered while planning your shopping online.
Please continue to support local businesses – Canterbury needs you.
Put your feet up and enjoy perusing 925 Silver’s beautiful range of sterling silver jewellery. They are currently offering free delivery on all orders over £50 within the UK along with click and collect by appointment service.
A family run business with 15 stores across the south of England. They pride themselves on a great selection of cards, gifts, body products, candles, and books – something for everyone and delivery is to your door!
BoConcept is a Danish furniture store that turns houses into modern homes. You can see their range without leaving the house thanks to their virtual interior design service. Contact them to book an online consultation now.
From teapots to advent calendars, the Cathedral Gift Shop has all of their fabulous products available online. All profits from sales go directly to the upkeep of Canterbury Cathedral.
The fabulous array of glass art created in their studio on Palace Street, is still available to purchase via Etsy during lockdown.
Visit their website for hand crafted vases, jugs, candle holders and great gifts for the festive season.
Order all your crafts and makers materials, as well as Christmas gifts by visiting their website.
County Clothes is a long-established menswear specialist with shops for the discerning customer in Canterbury. During the current lockdown, home deliveries can be arranged with a selection of goods for your perusal, socially distanced of course. In the first instance, please phone John on 07895 883741, or email email@example.com
This friendly local gaming store in the heart of Canterbury, specialises in board games, trading card games, and role playing games via their online shop.
Its time to pamper your pooch! Get doggy advent calendars, toys, stockings and even doggy Christmas puddings! For locals, if you shop online you can get same day delivery completely free of charge when you spend £10 or more! Just make sure you order by noon. Click & Collect is also available!
Local pottery craft shop Espression Arts have lots of ceramic kits for you to paint at home, they make perfect gifts for friends and relatives. You can purchase through their website and they are currently offering FREE kit delivery in the Canterbury and Thanet areas.
Fitzgerald Jewellers are specialists in bespoke jewellery. From the brief, to design and finished piece they are with you every step of the way to make sure that you create something truly special exclusive to you.
The Foundry is a unique craft brewery, distillery, restaurant and bar. They make over 16 ales, lagers & ciders and 6 different spirits. All created on-site at The Foundry on Stour Street. They are currently offering click and collect as well as delivery.
Don’t worry, you can still get Fudge during lockdown – order online using CT-FUDGEFIX and you will get free delivery. For urgent fudge fixes, they are also on Deliveroo.
This local roastery is delivering freshly roasted coffee gift sets locally, free of charge.
This bespoke fine jewellers is offering a call & collect service Monday – Saturday up until 2nd December between 10am – 5pm. Please call us: 01227 471693 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any new enquiries or to arrange a call & collect.
Visit their website to purchase plants, gifts and bouquets. There will be the option of Click & Collect at the checkout – collection schedule will be from 9 until 12pm Monday to Saturday. They also offer a florist’s choice option for bouquets – best available blooms of the day suited to your budget.
Enjoy perusing this fabulous furniture store online – delivery services are available that will allow you to continue to shop from the comfort of your own home.
During Lockdown the Level Up Games team are operating their own version of ‘Click and Collect’ via Facebook. Payments can be made via PayPal or Bank Transfer only.
The store may be closed, but you can still buy their handmade shoes and accessories online with FREE UK delivery and returns. Be sure to check out their new Bannister trainer, for your ‘working from home’ wardrobe!
Madame Oiseau – 01227 452222
This local chocolatier is offering a new Call & Collect service so you can still buy your ballotins, chocolate chunks, that little bag of orangettes – just call to chat about your chocolate needs! You’ll be able to collect from their doorstep or sent in the post. Monday – Thursday (10am-4pm).
This local lifestyle store and creative community is offering online shopping along with click & collect options for locals. Alternatively you can email them to organise local delivery!
Offering a CHRISTMAS POSTAL DELIVERY service of fudge to anywhere in the UK. With over 16 flavours to choose from and all the fudge comes beautifully packaged or gift wrapped, browse the new Facebook Shop to see what’s available.
Do you have problem or painful feet? ShoeMed are shoe shops with trained fitters, to help people walk in comfort. They can help relieve common foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis.
This lovely local independent fair trade retailer on Palace Street is still offering a fabulous range of stock on their website, and are offering free delivery to Canterbury residents (CT1 and CT2). Their products include incense, items for meditation and super comfy clothing
Visit their website to buy china, glassware, Christmas gifts and more – for local, national and international orders.
The Elves and the Shoemaker – 01227 788522
This fabulous business sources shoes from many different companies around the world, both well-known and less familiar to provide choice and variety not often found on the high street. The store has moved online for now and are offering free delivery for orders. Alternatively contact them on 01227 788522 for their virtual fitting service.
Based in the heart of Canterbury’s fashionable King’s Mile district, this fabulous florist offers a wide range of luxury grade flowers including hand tied roses, mixed arrangements, hand tied arrangements and small arrangements in vase all available to be delivered to your door. To order call Carys on: 01227 472 154.
Offering click and collect and online ordering, so keep up your running and exercise – FREE delivery and hassle free returns.
Visit their website. If there are records you are after, just let them know; Free local delivery (masked and socially distanced) for Canterbury – specifically postcodes CT1 and CT2 postcodes, plus Chartham and Whitstable. Daily trip to Post Office for everywhere further afield.
During lockdown you can still call the team on 01227 452354 to arrange purchase and collection of Click & Collect orders, or visit their website for delivery to your door
Solve your toy buying dilemmas for all ages by shopping online and enjoy FREE delivery during lockdown!
Beautiful handmade jewellery created by YiLin is now available to buy online and delivered to your door!