top ideas for supporting local businesses:
- Buy gift vouchers from your hairdresser or favourite restaurants so you can use them later or maybe have food delivered to your home – especially helpful if you need to stay in
- Plan ahead and order birthday/ or early Christmas presents for family and friends from local shops like Strong Island for clothes or gifts or The Southsea Bathing Hut for gorgeous bath products and toiletries and ask them to them save them, deliver them to you or post straight to your loved ones.
- Order food and drink from local companies. Staggeringly Good Brewery are delivering their beer Portsmouth Distillery have locally made gin and rum and Southsea Deli, Baffled Coffee are doing food deliveries and Brasnbury Park Butchers are open and can deliver to vulnerable people
- Keep local tradespeople going with small jobs outside your home, like fixing your fence or garden gate.