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The market town of Thrapston boasts an array of independent shops and businesses with old-fashioned service and a warm welcome.  Make sure you visit this season for a great local shopping experience.

Davis Optometrists’ friendly team would lovel to help you choose fancy new festive frames or if you want to try contact lenses for an upcoming social event.  Nobody wants their everyday frames on for festive drinks and New Year’s Eve soirees, in exactly the same way that you wouldn’t want to wear your plain work loafers for an evening out.  You could even bring your party outfit with you, to ensure you get the perfect match!  Davis Optometrists offer a free daily contact lens trial, which would be perfect for you if you’d like to give lenses a go, but aren’t sure you’ll get on with them.

Funky Lil’ Feet children’s shoe shop on the Huntington Road in Thrapston specialises in beautiful bespoke children’s footwear as well as stocking longestablished brands such as start rite and Geox.  You will also find Joules slippers and socks.  This Christmas why not send a gift voucher to treat somebody to a beautiful pair of professionally fitted shoes or boots? Gift Vouchers can be posted out if required. 

Hilly Horton Home has an exciting collection of new goodies for Christmas.  Hilly and Sarah have sourced a wealth of new products including locally and ethically sourced, artisan-made goods all aimed at offering a range independent of the large high street stores. From homeware to gifts, decorations and home decor, this year includes a new capsule collection of ladies wear, jewellery and accessories with a handy gift wrapping service available too!

Inspired Interiors is Thrapston’s destination shop for bespoke curtains and blinds. Extensive and upto-date sample library featuring Jane Churchill, Sanderson, Romo, GP & J Baker to name but a few.  Booking now for January/February.  Pop in for no-obligation friendly advice on your window dressings.

Jollys is filled with gifts for babies to teens, and young-atheart grown-ups, this Christmas. You will find something special to suit the children on your list and your budget.  From little stocking or advent fillers for less than a pound to something larger, Jolly has a carefully selected range to suit, and the legendary gift wrapping service is free when you buy their wrap.  As well as toys, Jollys sells games, children’s puzzles, activity kits and crafts, fun stationery, gadgets, cards and sweets.  Look out for the VIP Christmas evenings coming up in November - details on

Thrapston at Christmas 2018