If you've been meaning to order that perfect present but have now missed the last date for delivery, don't panic!
There are plenty of options for brilliant gifts in the many many shops in both Heanor and Ripley, and all the places in between too.
From florists to mobile phones, butchers to specialist deli's, bed shops and electronics to gift shops, its all here in our local towns - there's even photographers and frame makers for a really personal present. And not forgetting all the ingredients you need for food hampers, vouchers for hair and beauty and even deals on great nights out at our brilliant local restaurants, pubs and clubs, pretty much whatever you want can be found in our independent shops.
There's even free parking so you don't have to dig into the bottom of your pockets and bags to find loose change, just find a space, park up and let your feet do the talking.
Many retailers have told us they're going to really get into the festive spirit for this weekend, as its forecast to be the busiest spending weekend of the whole year, so there should be a really jolly atmosphere,and you may even catch some bargains as sales are starting earlier and earlier these days.
Then after you've got everything you need, why not stop off for a festive hot drink in one of our many cafes and coffee shops, you'll be surprised what a warm welcome you'll get from the staff!
For a bit of inspiration, why not have a look at some of the great businesses we've got listed right here on thebestof Heanor and Ripley...
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Hi, I'm Sarah. I've lived in Heanor with my family for over 10 years and I'm passionate about our beautiful little corner of this historical county. If you know of something that's great about our area,...