Business News Christmas FamilyLife Feature Article

The online Christmas market in Andover, Hampshire

Welcome to the loveAndover Christmas Market showcasing the best of local business from the comfort of your own sofa. No babysitters required – no children tugging at your sleeve adding  to their Christmas Wishlist.

Below you’ll find  a selection of exciting local people with details of what they are selling . Each “stall” includes a link to their website or Facebook page where you’ll find even more details about their brilliant products, their contact details. All the companies are local so every time you buy you’ll be supporting the community.

Courdelle Therapies

Fully qualified and insured Nail Technician, Massage & Beauty Therapist based in Andover.

I’m Joanna, a fully qualified and insured massage therapist and nail technician based in Andover in Hampshire. I am passionate about offering my clients a caring and personal experience with quality products to achieve client requirements together. I qualified in massage in 2011 and due to client requests, I went on to qualify in manicure, pedicure and waxing in 2012. Since then, I have endeavoured to add a variety of treatments to my service list. 

You can visit her website here

The Gin Stall

At The Gin Stall we are proud to bring you some of the best gin infusions, bottles and flavours from around the world. The Gin Stall is a traditional British company, we love gin so much that each of our exciting gin brands are hand-picked by us, giving you a huge variety of new and exciting gins to try from our gin store, including well known popular gin drinks too.

Free delivery for SP9, SP10, SP11 and SO20 postcodes.

Facebook: @theginstall
Twitter: @theginstall
Instagram: @theginstall
Telephone number : 01264 513380

The Budget Busters

The Budget Busters  are a family run business starting in 2010,They specialise in Himalayan Salt Items mainly lamps & candle holders from natural ones to carved ones, one of our passions is The Soap Flower Bouquets suitable for any occassion even if just to indulge yourself so why not take a look.

We try and concentrate on our amazing range of Aromatherapy items that we stock which we are updating as and when possible, but sometimes something catches our eye we think you the customer will like, so take a look in our Something Of Interest department.

The Himalayan salt lamp comes in 3 sizes
1-3kg is £10.00
5-7kg Is £15.00
8-10kg is £20.00
All brand new and supplied with bulb and mains lead.

The flower bouquets are made of soap and dissolve in your bath tub
The small red flowers in small box are £15.00, the other bouquets are both priced at £18.00.

Visit his website here to see more of what he has to offer
Visit his Facebook page here to keep up to date with his latest ofers
Or give him a call on  07800502110

The Lifestyle card

The Lifestyle Card is a discount card focusing on enhancing the local community. Offering fantastic benefits and cost saving opportunities whilst also supporting businesses and trades in our area. Local residents can save money and are encouraged to use what’s on their doorstep, it’s a simple process you show your Lifestyle Card before the bill is generated and the discount stated on our website is applied.

With participants attracting new customers and gaining additional footfall it’s a win-win situation and offers a platform for their client base to grow. Since the Lifestyle Card went live on September 1st participants have rapidly grown from 80 to over 130 and over 10 companies have purchased cards for their employees. We have been overwhelmed with the positive feedback not just from individual consumers but from the business to business networking side which is certainly gathering traction.

There are six categories, Food & Drink, Retail, Trades & Services, Fitness & Leisure, Health & Therapies and Hair & Beauty. There are over 25 local pubs and restaurants offering healthy discounts and many businesses that will help finance those unexpected bills that arise.

As well as being available to individual consumers The Lifestyle Card makes an ideal reward gift for local businesses to give to their employees, making staff feel valued and appreciated. It will also enhance the firm’s profile, increase loyalty and satisfaction, build goodwill and improve retention so quite simply it’s a very small price to pay for a great deal of positivity.

The Lifestyle Card costs £5 a month, for large orders multiply discounts are applied. To order a card visit  payments can be made by Bank Transfer, Cash or Direct Debit. Please also keep an eye on our Facebook page for new discounts. Please call Sean on 07879 816493 if you have any questions or want more information.

Hampshire Golf club

VisiGem-Bespoke Artworks

Bespoke artwork, Commissions taken on request

Measurements of canvases x3:

Small canvas x1: 20cm x 20cm cost is  £25

Larger canvases x2:  40.6cm x 30.5cm cost is £45

Contact details:

Mobile Number: 07450953424


Find out more on her Facebook page here or follow her on instagram, here

Finkley down farm

Why not buy a family you love a family day pass or even a years membership to Finkley?

Open all year round, Finkley Down Farm has a massive indoor play barn with different areas for different age ranges. There’s lots of outdoor play as well, with pedal go-carts, mini ride on tractors, sandpit and trampolines. Throughout the day there are animal handling and feeding activities for children to get involved in. Farmyard Crazy Golf and Reptile Encounters have now been added to make a Farm-tastic family day out.

Events are held during the year with the Easter Extravaganza, Teddy Bears Picnic, Summer Fun, Freaky Down Farm and Magical Christmas.

You can tickets online here


Finkley Down Farm have had a book written for them by author Alan Scouse. It’s all about Finkley mole who lives at the farm. It can be brought at the finkley down farm shop for £5.99



Would you like to join our online christmas market ?.

Then please email me at for details