Have Yourself a Very Chiswick Christmas !

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

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ChiswickW4.com has put together a guide to Christmas in Chiswick featuring 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. In fact, many local businesses offer home delivery, too, so you can shop from the comfort of your own home, safe in the knowledge that you are 'being green'.

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

Christmas is a time for giving...

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.

Looking for recycled gift wrap and Christmas cards? Looking for unusual Christmas gifts? The Green Trading Company specialises in eco-friendly gifts and products for the home and garden which are either made from recycled or natural materials or promote an environmentally sustainable lifestyle. Jewellery, solar lamps, string bags, toys, bottle bags, garden planters, shopping bags, backpacks, gift wrap, cards, purses, wallets,– check out our gifts on our website or visit us at Dukes Meadows Farmers Market. If you live in our free local delivery area, call or email with your order and we’ll deliver free of charge! Call: 020 8384 0001 or email: info@greentradingcompany.co.uk

Melbury’s - West London’s renowned independent retailer of the finest bathroom accessories and home fragrances, including Diptyque and Natural Magic. Stockist of luxurious Bathrobes by Descamps, Night and Lounge wear by Calvin Klein, plus leading name toiletries such as I Coloniali, Cath Collins and Acqua di Parma. Call in and browse their extensive range of Christmas gift selections to suit every taste. 53 Turnham Green Terrace, Tel: 020 8994 2747 Email: shop@melburys.co.uk Visit: www.melburys.co.uk

Diamonds and Pearls - For something truly special this Christmas why not treat your loved one to something fabulous from Marmalade Jewellery. Recently voted ‘2007 Independent Jewellery Retailer of the Year’, this local store is sure to have something sizzling to pop under the tree. From Bespoke platinum diamond jewellery, to gorgeous designer silver pieces, everything comes gift wrapped in luxury packaging, the only problem you will have is how to decide!! Owned and run by a local husband and wife team, Simon and Nadine are always available to discuss and advise…..Have a sparkly Christmas – with Marmalade. www.marmaladejewellery.co.uk 23 Turnham Green Terrace Tel: 020 8742 1178

Featuring the very best of international and British designers Zecca is a mecca of inspirational and unusual Christmas gifts for the home. Perfect for everything from that special present to stocking fillers for all ages. 88 Turnham Green Terrace.

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.

During all of December themakeupshop is offering ‘The Do’ with a special free treat. Indulge in our party pampering session ‘The Do’; a professional make-up artist will create the perfect party look for you in 45 mins - meanwhile you sit back and relax with a free glass of bubbly and luxury chocolates. Cost £50. Call on 0208 995 8290 to book.

Designer FMTZ frame and lenses from just £79 - This Christmas at Vision Express you can select an exclusive FMTZ designer frame complete with standard single vision lenses for an amazing £79. Book an eye examination today at www.visionexpress.com. Offer ends 22nd December 2007. Not available with any other discount or promotion. See in-store for details.

Looking for something original and luxurious to buy for your own wise men? A gift certificate from Genco Male Grooming could be the perfect solution. Choose from the menu of luxury treatments or just buy to a value. All gift certificates are beautifully presented and totally personalised and can be bought over the phone. Genco Male Grooming is at 9 Devsonshire Rd. Telephone 0208 994 0040 www.genco-uk.com

Give him something he’d really like this Christmas. Sirca 6 shirts can take any man from ‘boardroom to bedroom’. Straight-talking Office to stylish Day smart, sharp Fashion to chilled-out Casual, and no-thought Polos to cool graphic Tees. Truly original, only 60-70 of each shirt is ever made; using cuts that flatter the body, not mass produced, square tents! All are made in Europe from the highest quality fabrics; ‘Feel the difference’ and accept nothing less! Sirca 6: 382-384 Chiswick High Road (opposite Turnham Green)

London Zu offers a lovely selection of gifts and jewellery perfect for the festive season. Including musical carousels, quirky Christmas character decorations, alongside the all year round excellent collection of jewellery and gifts. Free gift wrapping and a great service help to make your Christmas shopping run smoothly. London Zu mailing list members are eligible for 20% discount during the day and evening. So take this opportunity to get into the festive spirit and visit London Zu 6 Devonshire Road Chiswick London W4 2HD. Tel: 0208 747 4629, enquiries@londonzu.com.

Give sunglasses to all your lucky friends who are going skiing or just hanging out in the winter sun. Eye Studio has next season's designer sunglasses in stock right now. Choose from Fendi, Michael Korrs, Calvin Klein, Tom Ford, Adidas and more. 229e Chiswick High Road, 8742 8536, www.theeyestudio.co.uk

Indian Arts Find something different this Xmas at Chiswick's best kept secret. Jewellery, textiles and unusual tribal and hand-made items from India in wood, stone, iron and lots more. David Edmonds 4 Prince of Wales terrace W4 2EY dareindia@aol.com

Local architect Pierre Fowell has drawn a limited edition lithograph showing elevations of the Grove Park area, entitled ‘Elevations 2’. The centrepiece to this lithograph is an elevation of St Michael’s Church and Centre which is being sold in aid of St Michael’s Church Organ Appeal. It is about 3 ft x 2 ft and is printed on high quality art paper. Only 160 prints have been produced: each will be individually signed and numbered and are available now at £100. Copies can be ordered by sending an email to elevations2@stmichael-suttoncourt.org.uk giving your name, address and contact details. Alternatively, you can pick up an order form in church, where there is a copy of Elevations 2 on display. Details at www.stmichael-suttoncourt.org.uk under 'Elevations2'.

Christmas gifts from bamboo clothing - original, luxurious and green. Beautifully packaged gift sets for men and women. Special offer for all ChiswickW4 subscribers, enter the code ‘W4’ and get 15% off all items. See www.bambooclothing.co.uk, email davidg@bambooclothing.co.uk

Eat, drink and be merry at home....

Plum Duff claim to make and bake the most delicious mince pies in Chiswick and that's not all, they sell home made Christmas cake and Christmas puddings along with Continental delights such as stollen and pannetone. Having a party? Why not let them do all the catering? Plum Duff 62 Southfield Road, Chiswick, W4 1BD, 020 8994 4751 website email

Let Foodsy do the hard work for you this Christmas! They’ll do the shopping, chopping and preparing, so you can enjoy hassle-free homemade cooking. They offer: Ready-To-Cook Everyday Meals; Exquisite Dinner Party Meals; Canapés/Buffet/Party Catering. www.foodsy.co.uk or call 0208 8111 390.

Chiswick's family brewers Fuller's are offering not one but two great discounts in their brewery shop. Click here to print off voucher.

Eat, drink and be merry with someone else doing the hard work....

Christmas at Le Vacherin - set party menus lunch three courses for £28pp (minimum parties of ten), dinner three courses for £35pp (minimum parties of ten). New Year’s Eve menu £75pp for five courses. Looking for a gourmet gift? Malcolm John is offering Le Vacherin gift vouchers in denominations of £10-£20-£50.

Fish Hook voted in the top ten fish restaurants in the South-East by the Times- The Knowledge is offering a fantastic 3 course Christmas party menu for £29.50.including Roast goose with all the trimmings. The Lunch Special menu will be £12.50 for 2 courses and £15 for 3 and will run for the entire Christmas period.

Celebrate Christmas at the oldest and most traditional pub in West London! Set in the historic heart of Old Chiswick, the George & Devonshire has been marking the season with the local community unbroken since 1657. This year they are offering a Christmas menu for £22.95 per person bookable for groups of four and over. They will also be hosting a party for customers and staff on Saturday 22 December with music and nibbles. 8 Burlington Lane, Chiswick, W4 2QE Tel. 020 89941859

The Black Lion Christmas Party Menu – Two courses £10.95 / Three courses £12.95. Starters Traditional French Fish Soup with Gruyere, Rouille & Croutons or Duck Liver & Madeira Parfait, gherkins & Toast or Warm Goats Cheese & Spinach Tart, Mixed Salad & Basil Pesto. Mains Traditional Roast Turkey, Roast Potatoes, Chipolata, Lardons, Chestnut Stuffing & Winter Vegetables or Tranch of Salmon, Celeriac Remoulade, Sorrel Buerre Blanc or Rosemary Roasted Squash, Cannellini Beans, Spinach & a Tomato Basil Broth. Desserts Traditional Xmas Pudding, Brandy Butter or Chocolate Fondant with Coffee Ice Cream or Cheese board (£3 supplement)

Enjoy a Festive drink or meal Carvossos. The building that was once a 19th Police Station is now a welcoming Wine Bar and Eating House which has the air of the country in town. Enjoy fine food in the dining room, get cosy in the snug or party in the first floor bar. Our unique atmosphere and our changing menus provide a place to relax, entertain or be entertained in a stylish manner. 210 Chiswick High Road W4 1PD Tel. 020 8995 9121

Have yourself a very healthy Christmas....

StudioG14  is a brand new, private personal training studio which focuses  on delivering a high quality, personalised service to a small number of clients. This Christmas, Studio G14 is offering its unique 3 stage assessment and 1 personal training session for only £99 (usually £180).  For further details see this article. or call Joe on 07950 415157.

West 4 Health & Fitness are offering you the opportunity to give a gift of health and fitness. Vouchers for gym membership and personal training are available from West 4 Health & Fitness in Sutton Lane. Fully trained staff, personal attention, brand new state of the art equipment including free weights and fit balls. Call Sam, Kech, Faith or Paul on 020 8747 1713 or pop in and take a look for yourself. You'll be glad you did

Deck the halls....

Get ready for the festive season with a visit to urban chic. We have everything from Christmas decorations to home furnishings, beautiful fabrics, lighting, candles, glassware, and more. Tel: 020 8742 0450. Urban Chic Interiors, 2 Bedford Corner, South Parade.

Call Kapadia to spruce up the house or to hoover up the spruce needles from the carpet after the party? Common Sense Services for Chiswick Households 0870 220 8 272.

KaiLiving - Although Kai is more known for contemporary furniture and designer fabrics, we also have some novel Christmas ideas. The eagerly awaited Herman Miller “Leaf” lamp is now on display. For the more price conscious, Marimekko bags, mugs, placemats etc. are a colourful design led option. Kai is part of the Devonshire Road late night shopping event on Thursday 6th December and we look forward to seeing you for some festive refreshments.

Abode, recently opened at 11 Devonshire Road, is a great place to find the perfect gift for anyone with a discerning eye. This stylish shop offers a wealth of gorgeous items for the home including; French ceramics, Scandinavian glass, luxurious cushions and throws, beautiful candleholders, and stylish lighting, as well as a few indulgent extras - handmade jewellery and lovely bags. Abode. 11 Devonshire Road, W4. 020 8987 9030. email: info@abodeliving.co.uk

Open your mince pies this Christmas! £2500 + VAT to sell any flat, £5000 + VAT to sell any house, £1500 + VAT to let any property including property management. OliverFinn is open everyday except Christmas day for valuations and viewings. Sales & lettings in Chiswick and surrounding areas. Call 020 8995 2030 or see OliverFinn.com

Start the New Year with financial health check from Berkeley Consultants.

DIY blues? Let Buzz Home Projects tackle those decorating and household maintenance niggles. See www.buzzhandyman.com, email us at info@buzzhandyman.com or call us on 0208 996 2222

Christmas Trees

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

January 29, 2009