Go dotty for Christmas shopping on Derby Road Dot Day

Derby Road Dot Day

Still looking for that perfect gift? Look no further than Derby Road, Nottingham. On the 12th day of December 2012, selected shops on Derby Road will gift you with delightful discounts and offers to make your Christmas shopping merry and bright.

Dressed for Christmas with stunning window displays, and festive lights, Derby Road offers a variety of curiosity shops, specialist boutiques, wine merchants & florists to cater for your every wish this Christmas. Some stores have frequented the street for decades, creating a long standing loyalty with customers who return year upon year for their Christmas shopping.

Not only can you enjoy accessible parking (£1 an hour), but the majority of shops are independently run, giving you a chance to pick up a unique gift not necessarily found on the high street. Passionate staff are on hand to help you choose too; including a rather lovely basset hound.

If you spot a purple dot in the window of a shop on Derby Road Dot Day, you know you’re in for a treat. Shops will be selling their bespoke goods at generous prices, perfect for snapping up those last minute treats. Some shops will also be tempting you across their threshold with delights of mulled wine and mince pies, and others will be offering extended opening hours in the run up to Christmas.

We asked a couple of the shops on Derby Road for their top Christmas buys.

Le Chien et Moi
Housed in an elegant listed building, with a lovable resident Basset Hound, Le Chien Et Moi offers an eclectic mix of unusual and beautiful things, old and new, for you and your home.

Stock up on delicate decorations at Le Chien et Moi

Stock up on delicate decorations at Le Chien et Moi

Le Chien et Moi have shared with us some delightful festive finds, a fantastic mix of both British and Scandinavian decor, perfect for decorating your home this holiday season. Choose from Scandinavian folk style hand painted baubles and Nottingham knitted mini Christmas jumpers to adorn your tree, traditional hand knitted wool stockings to hang by the fireplace for Father Christmas to fill,  or handsome English Bark Moose with festive red felt collars.

Pomander candles, made, poured and packaged by hand are ready to delight your home with a festive scent too.

Le Chien stock a variety of curiosities all year round, all sourced independently. Great gift ideas range from vintage curios and homewares, to jewellery from Japan and America. You will find children’s toys & games and delicious artisan products, all to tempt you and at prices to suit all budgets.

For more information see the website or call 0115 9799 199

Seasonal Decor available at The Worm that Turned

Seasonal Decor available at The Worm that Turned

The Worm that Turned

With a mission to help you make your outdoor space gorgeous and an edited selection of some fine garden gifts, The Worm that Turned is more Kings Road than Derby Road.

The Worm that Turned have done the hard work for you, and sourced a variety of gifts suitable for every personality and garden.  Adorn your home with delightful seasonal decor, including a fabulous berry wreath. Treat your young twitchers to bird seed cupcakes, and watch as birds flock to your table. For outdoor adventurers try camping equipment, or decorate your country pile with a stag’s head or two.

The Worm that Turned are also offering Advent offers each day on their Facebook Page.

You’ll find everything you need this Christmas on Derby Road. For beautiful wreaths and bouquets try Welch’s. Looking for a present for dad? Smalleys stock gentleman’s attire & accessories.  If it’s vintage finds you’re after, make sure to include a trip to Celia’s, which has stood on Derby Road since the 1970’s. For the art lover you’ll find Lime Gallery and Focus, and Kemp’s stock a range of stunning antique jewelry and silverware.

For more information see the website or call 0115 9482 800

For more information on shopping in Nottinghamshire, see our website.

Posted on 10 December 2012
Featured author: Lynzi E-Marketing Officer

Often found roaming the Notts countryside. Spaniel Lover. Stargazer. Sweet tooth.

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