1. Autumn Essentials from Local Shops

    Autumn Essentials from Local Shops

    Whether you’re refreshing your wardrobe or adding some autumn magic to your home decor, we’ve put together a handy guide to all the autumn essentials you can’t live without.

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  2. How to Make Your Own Halloween Costume

    How to Make Your Own Halloween Costume

    Whether you’re heading to a Halloween party or just going trick or treating with the kids, it’s time to think about what you’re going to wear - and if that means making your own Halloween costume, you’re going to need some spooktacular ideas to get started with.

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  3. Halloween: How to Carve a Pumpkin Like a Pro

    Halloween: How to Carve a Pumpkin Like a Pro

    Picking out the perfect pumpkin and spending a cosy evening carving into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece is surely one of the most enjoyable Halloween traditions. Create a truly spooktacular display with our complete guide to pumpkin carving!

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  4. 5 Simple Autumn Decor Ideas To Make Your Home Feel Cosy

    5 Simple Autumn Decor Ideas To Make Your Home Feel Cosy

    When the leaves start to turn gorgeous shades of golden browns and the air turns distinctively chillier, what could be better than returning home each night to a warm and cosy sanctuary?

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  5. How to Shop Local Online - A Practical UK Guide

    We’ve all done it. Online shopping is a habit that is proving hard to break. We know the negative impact it has on our local communities and environment, but it’s so easy to get what we want when we want it. 

    We are living in a society which is constantly moving, so taking some time out to shop locally (no matter how enjoyable it is) just isn’t a top priority right now. 

    But what if I told you that you can have all the benefits of online shopping, whilst supporting local businesses. That’s right, shopping locally online. 

    Have I piqued your interest? Keep reading to discover how to shop locally practically. 

    Use ShopAppy

    If you’re looking to shop locally online, try ShopAppy. This website allows your local independent shops and retailers to showcase their products and services all together in one place so you’re able to look for items easily or get an idea of what the local businesses in your area are offering. 


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  6. Quick and Healthy Lunchbox Tips

    Quick and Healthy Lunchbox Tips

    It doesn’t have to be expensive or time consuming to create delicious and nutritious packed lunches they’ll love.

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  7. Back to School Survival Guide

    Back to School Survival Guide

    how do you get everything together and get through those stressful first few weeks? Our back to school survival guide reveals all.

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  8. Why You Should Shop Locally

    Why You Should Shop Locally

    Want to help preserve the unique character of your local town while helping your community thrive and prosper? These are just some of the reasons why you should shop locally this year and beyond.

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  9. Gift Guide of Top Spots

    Gift Guide of Top Spots

    It's time to level the playing field if we want to wake up to vibrant high streets and markets in 2021. Gifts are so much better from a local shop, a small business, so much more personal, hand selected and thoughtful than from a warehouse. So many people are looking for a local alternative. So if is not where you are, or you fancy a bit of a mooch around other places, then the ShopAppy team are here to help you. We have pulled together our top picks for those looking for the ultimate gifts to other people (or themselves). Keep coming back to this page - bookmark it too as we will be updating it all regularly.


    Just click on the shop names to visit them online.


    Jewellery, art, prints, products made from micro-businesses can be discovered in our current Virtual Maker Fairs online now…

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  10. Gift Guide for the outdoor type

    Gift Guide for the outdoor type

    We all know someone who loves the outdoors.  Whether it’s for someone who loves staying out camping and exploring, a lover of a good walk in the fresh air or even those who love sport. We’ve got the gifts that will leave no trace other than your footsteps on the floor.

    We have many stores with perfect products for the adventurous outdoorsy types. To find out if they will deliver or have a question on a product give them a call.


    Sports and outdoors 

    Trailblazers Outdoors, Pickering


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