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Dog Friendly Festive Shopping in Margate

Dog Friendly Festive Shopping in Margate

 Looking to shop local, independent businesses for the purr-fect gifts this year? We're here to help! We've rounded up some of our favourite local Margate-based businesses that also happen to be dog friendly, so you and Fido can enjoy your Christmas shopping together. 


Little Bit Margate 

If you're looking for feel-good gifts packed full of personality then look no further than Little Bit Margate! Owned by human-ray-of-sunshine, Polly, Little Bit is bursting with colourful stationery, clothes, homewares, accessories and more. The perfect place to shop for fun gifts for kids and adults alike. If you're lucky, shop dog Dude might even be there to give you the grand tour!

Our top pick: Little Bit Rucksack, £20


Handsome Freaks 

Looking for the ultimate sustainable gift for the fashion conscious in your life? Handsome Freaks has got you covered! Their beautiful mint green shop is full of retro clothing and accessories with a street-wear edge. Find brand-names at affordable prices, as well as kitsch and colourful pieces.  

Our top pick: Sweatshirts, from £40


The Light Keeper

Offering a huge range of vintage classics as well as contemporary designs, The Light Keeper covers all of your lighting needs! They also offer a wide variety of home hardware and home accessories as well as a range of 'create your own' lighting fixtures. 

Our top pick: 'Home' Light Bulb, £20 


Margate Book Shop 

Situated in the heart of Margate's Old Town, The Margate Bookshop is a beautiful independent bookshop selling both new and second-hand books, including rare and collectors editions. They promote underrepresented authors and translated fiction, focusing on diversity in their shop, as well as encouraging a wider involvement in literature. 

Our top pick: Ask shop owner, Francesca, for her personal recommendation!


Old Kent Market

Once a cinema, this beautiful old building has been refurbished into a market place for the whole community!  The building houses a range of different stalls selling food and crafts - including vinyl, baked good, craft ales, cocktails and lots more. 

Our top pick: A voucher for one of the wonderful eateries 


Artisans & Adventurers

Of course, we had to mention our sister brand, Artisans & Adventurers! A treasure-trove of ethical and sustainable gifts, homewares and jewellery from Africa and India as well as Hiro + Wolf pet accessories. Opened in 2017, this beautiful historic building houses artisan goods made by skilled crafts people from over 32 different artisan groups, across 9 countries. 

Our top pick: A luxury handmade gift hamper, from £30.50


And for a bite to eat... 

We recommend Ralphs, Proper Coffee, Cliffs, Wildes, GB Pizza Co & Forts for delicious food in a canine-friendly setting! 

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