The Ultimate Gift Guide to Support Small Businesses

This year, more than ever, it’s important to support small and local businesses through the festive season.

We’re spreading the love to some of our fellow independent businesses so that you can find the perfect gift while still shopping small.  There’s something for everyone, whether you’re buying for friends, family, little ones or just looking to treat yourself, which we all deserve this year.

Abode Livingfor someone with a beautiful home, look no further!  Abode stock a range of homeware products from candles to tableware, and they’re open for online delivery.

PaperSmiths – for that person who is *obsessed* with stationary, this is the perfect shop. They sell pens, notebooks, diaries, the whole lot!  Perfect for getting organised for the new year.  And, the online orders are wrapped beautifully so there’s less wrapping for you!

Shakespeare Distillery – for someone who likes a tipple, this is one of our local favourites, a small gin distillery where every beautiful bottle is handcrafted in a small batch.  They come in a variety of flavours, the Mulberry gin would make the perfect Christmas treat!

Berry Lune – for the person you’re struggling to buy for, take a look around the BeryLune website, they stock a wide range of gift ideas, from unique ornaments and homeware to skincare, books and stationery.

Little Pricks – for someone who’s plant-obsessed or someone who could add some extra greenery to their space. Choose from a range of quirky pots and planters and then select your plant of choice.

Lindsay King Design – for someone who likes colour, this Etsy shop sells beautiful handmade products in busy, colourful designs. We love the handpainted teacups!

Junior Edition – for the kids, this is the one-stop-shop for gifts! They sell a variety of clothes, books and toys at a range of prices, you’re going to find what you’re looking for here, promise!

Stitchfinity – for someone who likes to get crafty, these cute cross stitch kits make thoughtful gifts and great stocking fillers.  Or, make one into a card to send to friends and family you’re not able to see in person this year.

Wildfloss – for someone who likes to get even more crafty, these beautiful embroidery kits make great DIY gifts.

Chapter Clothing – for the hard-to-buy-for men in your life, Chapter sells a range of menswear and accessories, including a great selection of socks, because when in doubt, buy them socks!

Beth Pegler – for someone who likes unique jewellery, this is one of Jules’ favourites, you may have spotted her wearing these beautiful textile necklaces in our live streams, and now you know where to get your own.

Sighh – for teenage girls stocking fillers, Sighh sells pretty stationery, keyrings and accessories with empowering messages. The mirror decals make lovely unique gifts.

Monsoon Estates – for the caffeine addict, this locally made artisan coffee is seriously good. You can choose between a bag, as a little gift or addition to a hamper, or a subscription so they can enjoy your gift all year round.

Bear & Bloom – for whimsical hand-painted prints, Bear & Bloom make lovely posters and prints that look great in kids bedrooms, all beautifully wrapped and with a little gift in every order.

Bahari Blu – for someone who’s missing holidays, this handcrafted sea glass jewellery makes a gorgeous gift, and is made sustainably!

Sniff and Bark – for your pampered pooch, Sniff and Bark have plenty of adorable accessories for your pet from dog bowls to cosy coats, and they now offer a click & collect service.

And of course, if you’re still struggling for ideas you can always make them a Sew Me Something project.  We have plenty of fun projects and kits, make a tie, an infinity scarf or zippy bag, all available in the shop.  Or find courses for these and more in The Sewing Studio.