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Support local businesses in Northern Ireland this winter!

This year has been nothing short of crazy. The COVID-19 pandemic has been detrimental to the health of many businesses. As the winter draws in and Christmas creeps closer, it can be hard for them to stay afloat. At Rapid, we want to help where we can. That’s where our Shop Local Guide comes in. This Christmas, discover amazing gift ideas that you won’t find on the high street. 

Hair, Beauty & Wellbeing

2021’s been tough. Treat those you care about (or yourself!) to some much needed self care this winter.

Four little flowers home fragrance

We make and sell the most amazing wax melts, linen sprays, candles and reed diffusers. We make luxury affordable.

Dr Catherine Robb Aesthetics

Make 2022 your year to look and feel great! With the 6 month smiles treatment we can achieve both in a short time frame. Time after time Dr Catherine Robb delivers natural and subtle results to both male and female patients.

Positive Attractions

Set up in the original 2020 lockdown and still an evolving work in progress, Positive Attractions’ aim is to spread positivity and let people know that the power of the mind and small daily changes in mindset and routine can change your whole outlook on life.

Clothing & Jewellery

Eye catching pieces to brighten up your life this winter.

Holywood One

We are Holywood One. We were born during the global pandemic that has affected all our lives so much. As a branch of Holywood Pilates & Physiotherapy Clinic based in Holywood Co Down we know how important fitness & maintaining a healthy lifestyle is.

I'm in Stitches co.

Bespoke handmade clothing for mums, babies and children.

Just Because Shoes LTD

You don’t ever need a reason to buy a new pair of shoes. With a beautiful range of shoes and boots, including the Marco Tozzi Range, there is something for everyone. If you love the shoes then they suit you, no matter your age!

Bleubird Apparel

We’re an outdoor and adventure brand, established in the French Alps, but run from Northern Ireland. With inspiration coming from the mountains and oceans, we’re passionate about nature. Bring us with you on your next adventure.

Wild Atlantic Surf Co

TIME FOR A SEA CHANGE.

We encourage and enhance your Wild Atlantic Lifestyle with products that keep you outdoors longer, living your life untamed!

Jakara Jewellery

Beautiful, aspirational jewellery designs made from premium sterling silver, gold vermeil, semi precious stones & Swarovski elements. Ethically sourced with Eco- friendly packaging

Services

Keep up to date on all the Northern Irish businesses offering their amazing services in 2020.

Photos by Marty

I am a photographer who specialises in capturing the personality of people in a natural way.  My main areas of expertise are Weddings, Portraits and Local Landscapes.

Olive Lane

We are Olive Lane. A social enterprise CIC empowering disadvantaged women throughout Northern Ireland. We want to reach female care leavers and give them opportunities, training and confidence to reach their own goals. To do this we run programmes, tailored to suit their needs and further their individual future ideas.

Willow Therapies

Willow Therapies provides Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, Stress Management and Reflexology in a busy practice in South Belfast. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy focuses on the future and helps you make significant changes in a relatively short period of time.

Food & Beverages

Tantalise your tastebuds with some of these unforgettable options we have.

The Chocolate Manor

The Chocolate Manor is well established as one of NI’s leading chocolate producers, and after 8 years in business achieved the dream of opening a Chocolate Shop and Artisan Food Emporium in Castlerock in July 2020. 

Meanprotein

MEANPROTEIN is all about the fitness gains and helping people to sustain a healthy, high-protein diet. We provide multiple protein box subscriptions and one off boxes which provide a tasty variety of whey, bars and snacks from the biggest brands across the U.K.

Wee Toast Shop & Tours

Family owned since 2014, Wee Toast Shop & Tours famous for our friendly and truly unique way to see the sights of Belfast & London. Celebrate at home with Wee Toast Shop. We offer you the best in bespoke artesian hampers, local gifts, art & apparel.

Art & Design

Quirky pieces from all over Northern Ireland, there’s something for everyone. 

Dandelion Days Designs

With unique beaded bookmarks, jewellery and other gifts, many of my designs are one-offs using recycled beads and charity shop finds. I’m inspired by our Northern Irish counrtyside and culture and you’ll see this reflected in many of my designs.

Artwork500

Quality original artwork by emerging and established UK and Irish artists. Everything under £500 with free UK delivery. Buy Now Pay Later

Holywood Design

Holywood Design is a little studio based in Co. Down owned by Sarah, a Graphic Designer and Watercolour Artist. With over 11 years professional experience, Sarah offers a freelance graphic design service and also produces one-of-a-kind paper goods.

The Handmade Shed Co

Hello I’m Emily, I run The Handmade Shed Co which specialises in calligraphy and painting, selling gifts, home decor and cards. I have both ready to go and custom products to choose from. Based on the Ards Peninsula, I sell on Etsy and at local fairs.

Aly Harte

Aly Harte is a Northern Irish artist, podcaster and educator who is passionate about placing importance on everyday moments, memories and objects. 

Art by Adam Stewart

I am a self taught local artist from Mid Ulster.
I create bold & emotive paintings using acrylic & watercolour paints.

For Children

Plenty of gift ideas for the little ones this winter.

Clever Kit

Clever Kit is a small business in County Armagh. We create educational resources delivered to you in handy boxes which fit through your letterbox.

Baby Fresh LTD

Baby Fresh deliver baby led weaning and toddler meal kits to families doors. All the ingredients is chopped, weighed and prepared making it even quicker to make delicious baby meals at home.

Marley’s Toy Box

Small online business selling beautiful wooden and sustainable toys for little ones. Ran from my busy home (as a mum of 3) in Bangor, County Down.

Home & Living

Make your house a home by adding a personal touch and sprinkling your style throughout. 

McMillan Interiors

McMillan Interiors is a luxury interior design studio that specialises in bespoke interior decoration; supplying fabrics, wallpapers, flooring, furniture, lighting and accessories.

Hicup

HICUP sell coffee cups with purpose; with each sale of our reusable coffee cups, a care package is donated to local foodbanks across Northern Ireland.

Paul Hampton Home

Paul Hampton Home and Cafe is a Local Family Ran Furniture, Upholstery, Interiors and Gift Store with a newly opened Cafe (opened Dec 2019) We Pride ourselves in delivering a personal shopping experience at Afforable Prices.