It’s The Small Business Gift Guide 2021!

Hey gang!

So as you probably know, I am very passionate about supporting small businesses. Last year I made a pledge that I stuck to of only buying presents from small businesses to support them through this difficult time. Well I am continuing it this year with my small business gift guide, back for another festive season.
Launching this weekend while we get constantly blackmailed into Black Friday deals from the giants. But instead of handing over our hard earned cash to those giants, why not make someone’s day and buy from a small business! ❤️

So here it is, my small business gift guide for all your loved ones in your life (including the ones that are IMPOSSIBLE to buy for)…
(click on the picture to go through to the website)

For The Home Body
That loved one who loves their home and probably has the most beautiful one too. They take pride in their home and making it looking magazine worthy. Whether it be your Mum who’s had a beautiful home as long as you can remember, your best friend who just bought their first house or your sister who moved into uni halls and wants to make it feel like home with the odd little touches.

Know someone who was trying to crack the art of homemade sourdough in lockdown and perhaps still trying? Then this is the book for them.
Who needs The White Company?
The Interior Loft is your small business alternative.
This candle is hand carved and reusable after the candle finishes.
Love these prints from Rose England
Hand painted beautifully detailed candles
Beautiful candle holders to go with beautiful candles
A custom illustration by talented artist Annie Montgomery.
Once purchased send over the image you would like used.
I bought my boyfriend this idea from a friend of mine for Christmas last year of his family’s home to put up in our home in London.
It’s the perfect gift for someone away from home, just bought their first home or just loves their home.
The COOLEST checkerboard coasters (also available in pink and green).
From small studio shop of curated goods, called Dowse.
Love this gold cheers sign, a perfect accompaniment to a bar cart.
From independent home boutique (and one of my favourites) Rockett St George
From a local shop based in Devon called Source For The Goose (great name!).
This patchwork quilt made from leftover cushion fabrics is just amazing.
A scented candle making kit
An art book for art lovers From Earl of East
IB Laursen lamb wool green
Lambswool small rug in this beautiful shade of green.
From Source For The Goose
From Harri London – shout out to one of my best friends as well.
I absolutely love this print of Val-D’Isere.
They come in an array of sizes and other ski resorts are available!

For Your Bestie
That friend that is always there for you. You probably do a little Christmas tradition of a roast or drinks at the pub and swap little gifts before you both go ‘home home’ to your parents for actual Christmas. Little super cute gifts for your bestie that don’t break the bank – because let’s be honest we have a lot of gifts to buy.

Everyone needs one of these female body candles – a reminder that all women’s bodies are beautiful
How awesome is this mug with swirly handle.
Anyone who loves a good cuppa will enjoy drinking out of this.
What better than a gift of positive energy to give to your bestie
Can never go wrong with a delicate gold necklace (also available in silver)
Independent boutique Nordic Muse based in Manchester have perfect gifts this Christmas.
From Hold Boutique based in Brighton.
We all love a Sunday night self care pamper session don’t we

For The Cool One, The Fashionista
Your sister, daughter, girlfriend – whoever – but she probably shops at Urban Outfitters, makes Tik Tok videos (or at least watches a lot of them) and knows all about The Kardashians.

This sweatshirt from small business Apres Sunday is super cool. Comes in a variety of colours and other items – not just a sweatshirt and joggers.
100% organic cotton and sustainable as well!
Amazing fluffy bags in an array of colours from Sundazed Studios.
Perfect bag for Christmas Day & New Years Eve
Handmade knitted scarf made in England from brand Emilie Flora.
Comes in all sorts of awesome patterns and designs.
Every fashionista will know and love Ganni and I LOVE this beanie.
Available at Wild Swan Boutique in different colours.
From Aida boutique in Shoreditch, this canvas gingham tote bag with a smiley face is super cool
From Wild Swan Boutique, how awesome are these 100% organic cotton hand quilted wash bags!
For the girl that has SO much make up she needs ANOTHER wash bag 😉
This little speaker in lilac from Hus & Hem of Scandinavian Design
Doesn’t get much cooler than this neon sign.
From Rockett St George
Bandana print bag with chain
From independent boutique S120 based in Kings Cross

For Your Girlfriend or Wife
No matter who you are… but also seriously men listen up, if you’re reading this then first of all thank you for joining as this is a fairly women focused blog 😂 But you’re here which means you probably need some help finding a present for your beautiful girlfriend or wife or even sister or mother. Don’t worry I got you fellas 😉

Beautiful lingerie handmade to order – takes about 10 days – from ELB.
Can cater for all sizes which is so good – from experience so many places only go up to a size D for example.
Every woman loves jewellery and this brand called Decadorn have the most beautiful array of birthstone jewellery among others.
From a single birthstone bracelet to 3 birthstone necklaces.
There is nothing better than getting a new dress on Christmas morning to wear that day (or NYE).
I love this brand Stine Goya and what’s great is independent boutiques like Wild Swan stock them!
From independent shop Earl of East, this small brand of perfume by product developer and Swedish artist Johan Bergelin.
From shop; Grace and Mabel, the perfect (and stylish) Winter boot.
You know she’ll have these on for that Boxing Day dog walk.
I am OBSESSED with this shade of green.
I am also obsessed with everything American Vintage do including this scarf.
From local London boutique The Mercantile.
From Grace & Mabel
You know a way to a woman’s heart; jewellery to wear on Christmas Day
Or pyjamas to wear Christmas Day night
A beautiful silk flower brooch by Lauren Gabriel.
You can never go wrong with the softest slippers on Christmas Day

For The Men In Your Life
I don’t know about you but shopping Christmas presents for men can be so difficult. My boyfriend is easy to buy for usually but my dad is just impossible. I end up buying the same things each year – a hat, a scarf, pyjamas, socks, chocolate and alcohol are the go-to’s. But I’m hoping this year I’ll find something different like these gifts…

For the handy men in your life, this stylish canvas tool bag is an essential gift
Every man needs a traditional navy knitted sweater in their wardrobe and my guess is the one they currently have they’ve had for over 20 years.
This knitted jumper is made in the British Channel Island of Guernsey.
Authentic French cologne that has been made in the traditional way since 1945. Each fragrance is made by blending pure fruit flower and plant essences with high quality beetroot alcohol; a process which takes a full 3 weeks.
A functional and cleverly designed waterproof rucksack full of pockets and handy little compartments.
Small Scottish Distillery
award-winning signature gin inspired by our surroundings. Taste of juniper, warm spices, hints of citrus and pepper.
100% cashmere beanie knitted in Scotland from Begg x Co
From The Design Museum Shop in London
This hand held espresso machine is perfect for any man (or woman) obsessed with coffee like me
For that bike guy you love
For the man that can cook
Birkenstock boots from curated lifestyle store called Born Store

For The Kids
your kids, your friends kids, your nieces and nephews…

Got a skateboarder in the family?
These cool skateboards are handmade in Europe.
Found on Born Store.
Got a makeup obsessed teenager?
These beautiful highlighter sticks are from Nova Botanics based in Scotland.
Do they make this in adult sizing?
The cutest embroidery kits for kids age 6 and above.
Just imagine their faces when they finish something they’ve made.
From local department store in Winchester called The Hambledon
Am I the only adult that still gets excited by a tent? 😂
Because who DOESN’T enjoy a bit of poo bingo?
The most adorable little wooden pull along train.
We used to play CAH in my family including my 8 year old brother who was definitely way too young to be playing it.
But now they’ve brought a kids version! Still hilarious but just toned down the shock disgusting factor.
For that teenager who loves their headphones and ALWAYS has them on when you’re trying to talk to them

So happy independent Christmas shopping 🎄🎅 ❤️ 🎁 xxxx

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