CHRISTMAS shoppers can support local independents from the comfort of their living rooms thanks to an online shopping network, Shop Dorset.

Shop Dorset showcases an eclectic range of quality independent brands in the county - including a "cornucopia" of festive food and drink; fashion and more.

Shop Dorset was relaunched in 2021 in response to the current challenges faced by many local businesses. Still in its first year, Shop Dorset is already partnering with more than a hundred independents based across the county. The business is said to be rapidly becoming established in its market, and is carving a name as the place to find a broad range of wonderful local businesses selling exciting items and services.

Shop Dorset features popular brands such as Honeybuns, Chococo, Olives Et Al, Badger Beer, Black Cow Vodka and many more.

Meanwhile, to make things hassle free the site has easy to navigate featured listings and categories, including Dorset Arts & Crafts, Mind & Body, Food & Drink, and Home & Kids.

"Now that the festive season is almost here, Shop Dorset would like to bring the gift of a happy and stress-free Christmas to all," a spokesperson for the brand said.

"Whether you are a lover of vintage fashion, enjoy tasting local foods or are a keen gardener, you can be confident of digging up some new treasures on Shop Dorset’s pages."

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Research shows that consumers are increasingly interested in shopping locally and this trend is expected to continue developing over the coming years.

Lindsay Anderson, owner of Shop Dorset, said: “We provide an easy way to discover lots of great local businesses and are encouraged by our first year of redevelopment for the site.” Lindsay had previously launched Shop Dorset in 2014 but had to pause for health reasons in 2017.

She added: “It’s great to be back and it’s wonderful to see so many Dorset independents pulling together through the network; we are establishing a great local asset for the future. I urge you to log on and get shopping locally.”

Shop Dorset can be found online at and on Instagram @shopdorsetuk.