The Chilterns wouldn't be the Chilterns without the local, independent businesses that have been here for generations. Come rain or shine, they've always been there when needed, with a friendly face and a 'Hello! How's the family?' when you walk in the door. Stocking the best products the region has to offer in your shopping bag when you walk out.
Food metres, not miles
But times aren't easy for independent businesses. With more and more multinational companies squeezing the smaller, family-owned shops we've grown up with, it's an everyday struggle for them to survive.
That's one of the main reasons why we've created the Chilterns Pass: to help small businesses compete , and to help you save money by supporting them.
Forget those impersonal greetings cards that everyone picks off the shelves, find something a bit more special locally. Your loved one will no doubt appreciate the personal touch you get at a shop like this. In the digital age, where almost everything is available in the palm of your hand, going the extra mile to give the gift of a hand-picked gem can make all the difference.