’Tis the season to sparkle. Whether you're buying a gift or a finishing touch for your own festive wardrobe, it's time to go for silver and gold
With gin still the nation’s top-selling spirit - we bought 48 million bottles last year alone - here are four of our favourite bottles for Christmas
The much-loved Italian restaurant has merged with its sister pizzeria and deli and reopened under one bigger (beautifully decorated) roof
A monthly dose of cheer delivered to the doorstep: a subscription box is the Christmas gift which truly keeps on giving. Velvet shares 13 of the best
Buy one-of-a-kind gifts and support both local designer/makers and the local economy too. Here are four ways to shop small but mighty this Christmas
Nothing gives a warmer welcome at Christmas than a door wreath. Jo Thorndike of Saffron Walden’s VV Raven shows us how to make our own, step by step
We've done Santa's work for him. . . From stocking fillers to blow-the-budget gifts, we've got the little people in your life covered
Look out for the yellow flags in Petersfield this weekend: six local artists are opening their studios to show and sell their work for Christmas
From thoughtful gestures to investment pieces, our favourite independents have got the perfect present for every budget
From the best sweet treats to order in to the coolest places to eat out, this list is is guaranteed to make you feel festive
Gnawtybites and Lorenzo's Coffee have come together to open The Grey House, already becoming famous for its 'jaffles'. . .
Showcasing pieces from Brooks, the designer dress agency in Saffron Walden, Velvet’s Rohiny Belani pulls together looks for every Christmas occasion
Cambridge BID has ticked off your whole gift list at the city’s independent stores. Shopping local never looked so good. . .
Whether you're looking for a special gift or to treat yourself, a luxury take on an everyday item is the way to go. Velvet finds five of the best
Diamond Hampers in Huntingdon makes and donates up to 40 emergency food parcels every day. Help them give local families in need a happier Christmas
The science-themed cocktail bar has reopened with double the space, a luxe Art Deco look and a new menu, too. . .
We’ve teamed up with The Evidence Room in Bury St Edmunds to give away a one-of-a-kind experience for four. Read on for your chance to win. . .
Help the home birds on your gift list feather their nests with Velvet's pick of presents from our area's indie shops
If you're a plant person and/or a lover of veggie food, put 82 Mill Road, Cambridge, straight to the top of your 'must shop' list
Filled with gifts from local indie brands, we've got two Be Social Cambridge Christmas hampers to give away - each worth £45