The Independent Christmas Gift Guide
SO WHY SHOULD YOU SHOP INDEPENDENT?
Most independent businesses are owned by a person, not boards, stockholders or algorithms. Shopping from small businesses is supporting an individual, a family, a passion. You will find originality and variety in a world where individuality is often put down and misunderstood. Independent business can feel like home, like an old friend you haven’t seen for ages; owners are usually very approachable and offer a premium level of customer service. It’s supporting your community. Independent businesses are authentic; they will often show you the behind the scenes of their hustle and are willing to share their journey with you. They care about the quality of their products. You can make their day, their week when you choose to support them. Your helping real people do what they do better, you may not know them personally but you are supporting a real person, with real struggles. It’s the right thing to do.
…And if thats not enough, their products are amazing! Just see for yourself…
I’m slightly obsessed with these statement, handmade earrings.
This small batch soy candle is my favourite right now.
Because we can never have too much chocolate orange.
La Vie Notecard set for all stationery lovers.
Where To Drink Coffee, never be stuck with a tasteless cup of caffeine on your travels ever again.
This rose and black stoneware vase would look amazing with dried foliage.
Eat Happy - Melissa Hemsley ( my most used cookbook this year!)
Dappled, marble ceramic cup in pink? How could you refuse!
Beautifully packaged soap is always a great stocking filler.
These leopard print baubles would look amazing on a tree!
Everything I Know About Love - Dolly Alderton ( if you haven’t read it - what are you waiting for!)
The Daily Notepad, perfect for starting the new year productively.
Blush Jewellery Box, includes a mirror and could be used for minimal makeup storage too!
This ribbed navy and camel knit is the perfect winter layer.
This detox box is the perfect sustainable gift sourced for you!
I own one of Abi’s teacups and these bone china mugs are beautiful.
They might not be weather appropriate but these lavender suede slippers are all sorts of dreamy.
Combining two of my favourite things; corduroy and soft pink in this 100% cotton workwear jacket.
This brass, hexagonal vase would compliment bright flowers or greenery perfectly.
Brass cake slice, perfect for cutting cakes or displaying on open shelving.
14 carat gold, moon face stud earrings, each piece uniquely made by hand.
This set of city guides, is perfect for those wanting to travel more.
Could salt and pepper grinders get more aesthetically pleasing?
20th Century inspired, ceramic jug in pastel pink would brighten up any home.
A tea lovers dream, this teapot looks great on any surface.
This boxy sweater would be perfect with straight leg cropped jeans and white boots.
Modern, slim designed angular ring. Available in gold, silver and rose gold.
Organic soap with a scent no one can refuse.
The beanie of dreams, because all men can pull off pink.
Reduce plastic with this super versatile tote.
A candle that echoes old London with notes of amber and leather.
Because black will never go out of fashion, and this piece is timeless.
The best small batch pre mixed cocktail I’ve ever tried.
Beer lovers will be excited about this collaboration.
Belgium brand Bellerose have revisited the classic Veja trainer.
These short silk blend socks made in Japan are both comfortable and practical.
Get him a backpack that you’ll want to use just as much as him.
This scent smells amazing without being overly feminine.
This magazine is the only magazine my husbands interested in, maybe a subscription is. good idea?
Ofcourse, this is such a small selection of small business, there are so many to choose from. Don’t forget to support local businesses, and services. Support your neighbourhood florist( flowers are always a good idea,) meet your friends at an independent coffee shop instead of a well known chain, spread the word about your favourite businesses- others might want to support them too!
Do you have a favourite independent business? Let me know in the comments below.