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Buy local in Ballymena this Christmas

Gift Voucher can be seen as a easy/lazy/boring option but at Ballymena Today we want you to rethink your view on the humble gift voucher. We think that it all depends on where you buy your gift voucher from – pick a local, unique business in our town instead of a big brand name and your gift voucher will be a treat for your recipient and support a local business at the same time.

In Ballymena we are fortunate to have a variety of family run, locally owned boutiques, and stores and Christmas is a brilliant time to give them a little support.

Here are a few gift vouchers that we would love to find in our Christmas Stocking.

Buy local in Ballymena this Christmas

Middletown Coffee Co. Just opened on lower Mill Street this new coffee shop is serving great coffee and fresh food. Call in and enjoy a coffee, a tasty tea or a Co Couture hot chocolate. If you are a big coffee drinker get the full story behind the beans which are being brewed that day from the enthusiastic staff. Perfect for folks who love a day out in town and want to try something new. Gift Vouchers can be bought for any amount.

 

Buy local in Ballymena this Christmas

Primrose. Primrose is a ladies boutique located in Ballymena town centre on Greenvale Street which has fantastic clothes and accessories. Their stock is beautiful, and the store as a wide variety – its the perfect place to pick up something for a Saturday night out, or a new piece to spice up your wardrobe. Give your fashionista friend a gift voucher from Primrose and they will be able to pick up unique pieces which aren’t found in the average high street stores.

 

Buy local in Ballymena this Christmas

Flamingo Beauty. It is the perfect time of the year to have a little pamper session so consider giving your hard working pal a treat from Flamingo Beauty. From massages to eyebrow shaping Flamingo Beauty offer a vast array of treatments which would be a thoughtful gift fro someone you love. Just give the voucher and let them choose their perfect treatment.

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Buy local in Ballymena this Christmas

McAtamney’s. If you are lucky enough to have your Christmas dinner cooked for you then consider treating the host to a vocuher from Ballymena butcher and deli McAtamney’s. They have everything that you need for your Christmas meal, party, and everything else. Combine this with the jolly atmosphere and the helpful staff who can give you cooking advice for anything and everything and your Christmas food is sorted out.

These are just a few of the local businesses which you could consider supporting this Christmas. Giving a gift voucher introduces your friends and loved ones to a new business and keeps your money in our town, Ballymena. Click here to see more Ballymena based gifts which you could buy this Christmas.