Christmas Shopping in Dorset

The count down is on and Christmas shopping days are running out fast.

Be sure you’ve got all you need for the holidays by shopping locally in Dorset - nobody wants to leave it to the last minute!

Perfect Presents

If it's gifts you are looking for, Dorset has an abundance of fantastic shops to find that perfect present for your loved one.

For that extra special, unusual gift, browse our range of independent galleries and boutiques such as the Boilerhouse Gallery in Corfe Castle, Andy Knill Art Studio in Swanage or The Creative Gallery in Wareham. They are full of a huge range of creative arts, homewares and accessories.

Seasons Green in Corfe Castle is fantastic for finding something unique and individual - they even have online shopping available too! 

And if you're after something sparkly, there are some fantastic jewellery shops in Dorset. Everyone loves a gift you can't find on the high street.

Festive Food 

Stock up for the party season by purchasing the very best in local wine and beers from some of the region’s best producers. Palmers Brewery in Bridport make some of the areas favourite beers to get the party swinging. And if you're looking for the perfect wine to accompany your festive eats, Bride Valley VineyardFurleigh Estate, English Oak Vineyard and Langham Estate produce award winning wines.

You may also want to make this year’s Christmas lunch that extra bit special by buying in some of the regions rich local produce at our renowned farmers markets or farm shops such as Washingpool Farm. Impress your guests with tastes from the west!

And you won't want to miss our festive foodie markets at Gillingham and Athelhampton House. Pick up some tasty treats or perhaps you'd like to give your loved one a Christmas hamper full of locally produced food and drink this year?

Get into the Christmas spirit

One of the best parts of Christmas shopping is that magical atmosphere. Throughout the county you will find a host of late night Christmas shopping events to purchase those special gifts with carol singers, lantern parades, gingerbread lattes and mulled wine aplenty.

Or perhaps you'd like to visit Bournemouth's Christmas Market, Swanage's Artisan Market or Sherborne's Festive Shopping Day. Wander around the shops and stalls, grab a bite to eat and enjoy Christmas in Dorset.

Stay a little longer

If you are thinking about staying overnight in Dorset during November and December, choose somewhere to stay from our wide range of options.

Looking for a Christmas, Twixmas or New Year break - take a look at the package deals on offer from some of Dorset's best hotels.

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Christmas Events

Ice-skating, festive markets, pantomimes and not forgetting meeting Father Christmas.

Eating Out at Christmas

The Christmas party season is upon us. It's a time for crackers, party poppers and lots of fun.

What does your Christmas in Dorset look like? Meeting Santa in his grotto? Shopping at a Christmas Market? Or seeing all the magical Christmas Lights? Discover a sample of your festive #VisitDorset images below and share your love for Dorset using the hashtag on Instagram.