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Top 8 Brentwood shops to check out this Christmas

PUBLISHED: 12:00 14 November 2019 | UPDATED: 12:28 14 November 2019

Natasha and Jim Radford of the Chicken and Frog bookshop with children taking part in active sessions

Natasha and Jim Radford of the Chicken and Frog bookshop with children taking part in active sessions

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With Christmas just around the corner, we've rounded up a few of our favourite spots in Brentwood to get those last minute Christmas stocking-fillers.

Jasmine Blue in Ingrave Road, Brentwood. Picture: Google MapsJasmine Blue in Ingrave Road, Brentwood. Picture: Google Maps

All independent retailers exclusive to our streets, you can be sure no one else will be buying the same present as you.

Toys, luxury clothing, cute homeware, seasonal trinkets - everything for your festive needs.

Here's our top eight shops:

Enjoy Brentwood More picture quiz. Chicken and Frog Bookshop.Enjoy Brentwood More picture quiz. Chicken and Frog Bookshop.

1. Chicken and Frog Bookshop

7 Security House, Ongar Road, Brentwood, CM15 9AT.

As well as a wide range of books for kids all ages, Chicken and Frog also put on regular handwriting, arts and crafts and creative writing classes and monthly book clubs. If that's enough, there's also a cafe corner, all under one roof!

Petit Cherubs and the French Quarter in Crown Street, Brentwood. Picture: Google MapsPetit Cherubs and the French Quarter in Crown Street, Brentwood. Picture: Google Maps

2. French Quarter

26 Crown Street, Brentwood, CM14 4BA.

The Dressing Room in Kings Road, Brentwood. Picture: Google MapsThe Dressing Room in Kings Road, Brentwood. Picture: Google Maps

Handmade soy wax candles, jewellery, curtain tiebacks, ceramics and bespoke pieces of furniture. On showcase find 12 local artisans, and eight ranges of french furniture.

This luxury boutique is perfect for your Christmas present trinkets and cute house gifts. Family run by Lin Heath and her two daughters, it also provides a free local delivery service.

3. Gemma Collins Boutique

4 Ropers Yard, Brentwood CM14 4BG.

The TOWIE star's plus size clothing shop has recently undergone a makeover especially for Christmas.

You may even bump into Gemma herself working on the tills! Items are more upmarket-priced here, so ideal for a special gift.

4. Piccola

4 High Street, Brentwood, CM14 4AB.

One of the oldest children's clothing and toy shops in the area, this store opened its doors in 1966 by two mothers both married to Italian men, and hence the name "piccola", which means little one in Italian. Now 50 years on, it's still going very strong and has the most adorable little outfits, dolls houses and train sets that your piccoli will love.

5. The Dressigng Room

48 Kings Road, Brentwood, 
CM14 4DW.

Stockists of handmade by Chloé L'Brook, Dainty Clothing, Missy Essex, Miss Prinny Couture and Jackson Fashion.

This little shop specialises in summer wear, bikinis and accessories. Perfect for a winter get-a-way!

6. Petit Cherubs

22 Crown Street, Brentwood, CM14 4BA.

Ornate prams, dinky slippers and babygrows. Petit Cherubs has a fantastic array of elegant children's wear and retro baby accessories.

7. The Olive Branch

15 High Street, Brentwood, CM14 4RG.

This "home of the unusual and different" offers personalised gifts and seasonal trinkets. Find your Christmas decorations and paraphernalia here.

8. Jasmine Bleu

3 Ingrave Road, Brentwood, CM15 8AP.

Elaborate wreaths and pretty festive flower arrangements. A florist with home goods, cards, candles and more.

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