BUY LOCAL CAMPAIGN: Indulgence yourselves ... and your loved ones

Indulgence owner Steve Hine
Indulgence owner Steve Hine

THERE is something for everyone at Indulgence in Market Rasen.

The shop has been in the town’s Queen Street since 2009 and now has a bigger product range than ever. As well as selling beautiful gifts – ideal for Mother’s Day – the store stocks all kinds of wonderful items for everyday use.

Owners Steve and Carol Hine are backing the Rasen Mail’s Buy Local campaign and want everyone to know the town has a lot offer.

Steve said: “Shopping locally means so much more when you can find gifts for friends, or even indulge yourself without having to pay for travel and parking.

“When shopping locally, not only will your community thrive, but at Indulgence your skin and well-being can be enhanced.”

Indulgence’s range includes perfumes and colognes, soaps, shower gel, hand lotion and aromatherapy products. Many items are natural and cannot be found in larger stores around Lincolnshire, and some products are even locally-produced. Plus Indulgence has an extensive range of testers so people can try before they buy.

Steve said: “A lot of people walk past the shop and press their nose up to the glass but don’t come in – I don’t think they realise what we have to offer.”

Former finance workers Steve and Carol had been made redundant and were looking for a new challenge when they set up Indulgence.

Steve said: “We’ve had some great feedback from our customers; someone said we were like an Aladdin’s cave of lovely things, which was nice to hear.”

But Steve thinks more can be done to make Market Rasen an even better place to live, work and shop.

He said: “If each trader took a bit of time to make the outside of their shop look nice it would make a big difference to the town. Even little things like sweeping the pavement would make the town more attractive to people.

“We need to make our high street as good as possible to attract new traders.”

Steve thinks the town should have welcome signs which highlight the fact that Market Rasen has free parking.

He added: “We don’t make enough of it, people are always really impressed that they can park for free in the town.”