Have a very Chiswick Christmas !

Don't bother with the West End - everything you need available locally


Christmas Trees
If there is a Christmas gift idea from a local business that you think should feature here please contact advertise@chiswickw4.com

ChiswickW4.com has put together a shopping guide which features gift ideas and dining experiences offered by local businesses.

There's no need to traipse into town when gifts for every member of the family can be purchased right here on your doorstep.  Discerning shoppers will find great value and choice in our local shops without the hassle and fuss of going to the West End.

And we've even done some the work for you.  Below is listed some of the very best that's on offer in the local area for the festive season.

Advent goes on-line at St. Michael's and All Angels

Special Gifts

The Park Club has come up with a really unique idea for a present that is bound to go down well with whoever is the lucky recipient. Their Membership in a Box scheme allows you to place under the Christmas tree a full month's membership at the private family health club as well as a host of other benefits including 5 personal training sessions, mini-facial or mini massage, sunbed session, luxurious bath robe and dermalogica products all beautifully presented in a gift box.  If you'd like to order this phone 020 8740 4599. Please have delivery details ready.



West 4 Health & Fitness are offering you the opportunity to give a gift of health and fitness. Vouchers for gym membership for one day, one month, three months and a year are available from West 4 Health & Fitness in Sutton Lane. Fully trained staff, personal attention, state of the art equipment, free weights, fit-balls and big choice of aerobics, step, circuit and yoga classes. Call Sam, Craig or Eva on 020 8747 1713 or pop in and take a look for yourself. You'll be glad you did.

Contribute to peace and goodwill this Christmas – give your loved ones a Floatation session. A float room is probably the most peaceful place on earth and the reslting reduction in stress hormones accompanied by an endorphin boost ensures that those who float are filled with goodwill. Floatopia is the ultimate in relaxation.


Give hair and beauty vouchers from Rush, Chiswick's award winning hair dressing and beauty salon. Last year Rush's designers won 2 of the biggest prizes at the British hairdressing Awards and this year they reached 3 of the finals. Situated on Chiswick High Road, the Rush artistic team has made a huge impact on the hairdressing industry worldwide, and they use only the finest products to cater for clients' needs

Picture perfect pressies from Snappy Snaps – a picture says a thousand words and by giving someone a special photo-gift this Christmas, you’re guaranteed to bring a smile to the face of the most difficult recipient.  Picture presents ensure memories can be kept forever.  All you need is a special image that means a lot to your loved one, decide if you want to turn it into a personalized work of art or a picture gift, then pop into Snappy Snaps on the corner of Chiswick High Road and Turnham Green Terrace where the expert team will produce your gift quickly , simply and without breaking the bank!

Turn children's artworks into stunning contemporary canvas prints with Chiswick's newest venture DaisyArt. Visit the gallery at www.daisyart.co.uk to find something for everyone who loves art - and doesn't want to see great pictures getting tatty on the fridge! Canvases make an amazing focal point for a room and a wonderful gift, starting at £49 including VAT and delivery. DaisyArt is currently offering 20% off the medium size range, and gift vouchers are available.

On Turnham Green Terrace is Melbury's West London's finest independent retailer of bathroom accessories, gifts and home fragrances, this year have an eclectic array of original and unusual Christmas gifts along with your usual favourite ranges. Stockists of Diptyque candles and home fragrances, also luxurious Descamps bathrobes as well as night and lounge wear by Calvin Klein. Toiletries from I Coloniali, Cote Bastide, Cath Collins, L'Occitane, Acqua di Parma and Burt's Bees natural products.

Pot Pourri in Chiswick High Road has a wonderful selection of seasonal flowers. Come in and see their selection of plants and greenery, from exotic orchids and amarylllus to holly, blue pine and mistletoe. They also stock a huge selection of hand made table arrangements and door wreaths. If you need something special for your Christmas party we will make anything to order, from pine garlanding to decorated Christmas trees.

Polomo is a beautiful boutique on Chiswick Common Road offering a unique shopping experience. Gorgeous gifts (Johnny Loves Rosie, Taj Wood Sherer, Ruby & Ed), clothes (Day Birger et Mikkelsen, Marilyn Moore, Pink Soda), pampering (Gianna Rose, Cowshed), interiors (Clarissa Hulse, Neisha Crosland), nightwear (Hush, Eberjay). The perfect place to treat yourself or someone else!


Don’t know what to get him/her? The Chiswick Curtain Company has some lovely cushions and rugs which will bring a touch of luxury and style to the recipient’s home. Alternatively, what about a voucher for some made-to-measure curtains or blinds? They are open 9.30am to 5.30pm up until Friday, 23rd December at 58 Chiswick High Road, telephone 020 8995 9862.

The recent British Crafts Exhibition at the Town Hall was a unique opportunity to buy unusual gifts for Christmas - or something special for you - stunning jewellery, ceramics, glass and much more. Lucian Taylor's silver chip fork (pictured right) is one of many dazzling gift ideas available from their website.


Buy someone a Discover Scuba voucher for £25 and they can bring a friend for free!!! The discover scuba experience will give someone the chance to try scuba diving in the safe surroundings of our luxurious on site heated swimming pool with one of our instructors any Monday night!

Christmas Dinner

Chiswick farmers & fine foods Market is holding a special Christmas market on Thursday 22nd December from 4pm to 8pm so that customers can buy their holiday provisions.  As usual a wide selection of high quality fresh produce will be on offer including meat, game, poultry, vegetables, fruit, apple juice, home made pies and pastries, bread, olives, cheese and fish.  Orders for Turkeys can be collected, to place orders ring March House farm on 01664 563919

To keep out the chill mulled wine will be available and the yard will be festively lit for the occasion. Free parking is available in the Dukes Meadows Community Centre car park.

Pissarro - Bookings are now being accepted for the festive season including Christmas Day Lunch and New Year's Day. Call 020 8994 3111 or click on "menu" to see what's in store.

Sam’s Bar & Brasserie still has space for Christmas Parties - details here.

Also on offer throughout the festive season are Christmas Cocktails- Mulled Wine or Cinnamon and Apple Martini.  Also for anyone who visits the restaurant during December will be offered a Bounce Back for January, which will give you a 20% discount on their bill.

Celebrate Christmas and New Year at Le Vacherin. They’ve got special four course Christmas lunch and dinner menus and are taking bookings for our fabulous six-course New Year's dinner. For details call 020 8742 2121. Christmas and New Year opening hours are: 24th Dec – 12-3, 6-10 (open as usual), 25th, 26th Dec – closed, 27th Dec -  6-10.30(dinner only), 1st, 2nd Jan – closed, 3rd – 6-10.30 (dinner only)


Make Christmas special in a lovely, warm Italian environment with friendly staff. Caffe Picollo has traditional pasta dishes, delicious pizzas, mouthwatering risottos and salads, with a wide selection of fine wines, homemade desserts and delicious ice cream. Whether you want a romantic meal for two or a fun Christmas party this is the place.  Caffe Picollo wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Pacific Bar & Grill is open throughout the Christmas holiday season except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Bookings are still being taken for New Year’s Eve, when Pacific is offering a gastronomic menu with four courses for £40 per head, including a glass of champagne as an aperitif. Sunday brunch will be served on New Year’s Day to soothe those sore heads. Reservations 020 8741 1994.


Pensioners Alone at Christmas - are looking for volunteers to help out this Christmas Day

Christmas trees

Shoots and Leaves will deliver Christmas Trees to your home in Chiswick. They only sell full, bushy, prime cut, non-drop Nordman firs. Satisfaction guaranteed or money back! 020 8563 7733 christmas@shootsandleaves.co.uk

December 9, 2005