Small business Christmas gift guide 2021

Updated: Dec 8, 2021

Last year I wrote a blog that was essentially a Christmas Gift Guide of small businesses. I thought I would do it again and include some businesses I love and others that have come with high praise from you (I took to Instagram and the Doing it for the Kids Facebook page to get suggestions). I’ve tried to include as many as possible. I know it is easy to go to Amazon or other big online retailers to do your shopping. I get it, we’re all busy, getting out to the shops can be a drag, and having to trail numerous websites to find what you are looking for can feel like a bit too much effort after as long day so the aim of the guide is to take some of that pain away but the aim of the guide is to showcase small businesses and hopefully when you’re shopping this Christmas you can look through this and find that perfect gift.


I thought I would start with some companies that I love personally.

Tandem Green www.tandemgreen.com great place for cards and gifts for kids including writing and drawing sets and outdoor activity spinners

The Cake Spa www.thecakespa.co.uk amazing cakes and biscuits. Currently taking pre-orders for festive biscuit/cookie decorating kits

This is Silk www.thisissilk.com selling beautiful silk products including pillowcases, the 2020 must have accessory face masks, eye masks, hair wraps and my favourite silk cleansing cloths. The cloths have revolutionised my skincare routine and have improved my skin greatly. They are always adding new products and colourways to their range so check them out.

Simply Noir www.simplynoir.co.uk a beautifully curated market place for black owned businesses. Showcasing nearly 40 brands selling everything from items for the home to things to feed your belly.


Love EMVY www.loveemvy.com Sell leather and vegan bags, purses, wallets and accessories, some of which can be personalised. I have a couple of things from them myself which I love. If you head over to their website and sign up, you will get 10% off your first order.


My final company suggestion is specifically for those of you who have friends that work from home. A subscription to the fabulous, The Homeworker magazine www.thehomeworker.com which is always filled with brilliant interviews and great advice for managing self-employed and/or life working from home


So, those are some companies I love and here are some you love.


Home

Glod store (soy wax candles)

T R U D I E M O O R E

Sarah Marsh Art

Amapola-Rosa Candles

Kitsch Republic

Grace and Favour

Sandwick Bay Candles

Half Cut Candles. Natural Candles. For Every Season

Calming Moments Aromatherapy

Max Made Me Do It

Carters Pictorial Posters

Teacupdoodles

ArtbyPunam

Indigo Grey





Beauty and wellbeing

Seekology | Discover the best of indie Beauty + Wellbeing brands

Rasta Farmers

Wellbeing notebooks and diaries for new mums - Mama Diary

Gift Vouchers - Go Do - Productivity Coaching, Courses & Workshops for Overwhelmed Professionals

Bampton House Natural skincare products | Natural body products



Books

A Pocketful of Books

This is Book Love

Hoxton Mini Press

Design for Today

Thea Chops Books

Moon Lane Books

Children’s Book Club

Let me Write

Melissa Addey



Cards/Gifts/Gift boxes

Home MyGiftStuff

The Eco-friendly Gift Shop - Sustainable Self Care Gifts – Out of the Box Gifts

Treat Them Green, Build Your Own Gift Box

2 Kids and a Kitty

B'Opera - Opera for Babies and Young Children

Book Boxes and Gifts | Secrets from the Shires

The Happy Colour Shop – Stationery to brighten your day!

Juju and Roo

Coaching Cards - Sarah Bramall

Personalised home decor - Keepsakes by Rebecca

Ticketyboo - Gifts, Homeware & Jewellery

Treasure Kave

ST&G's Marvellous Maps

A year of dates

Mean Mail - Beautiful cards. Brutal words.

Designed Memories

Walter & May

Stamped with love Bespoke Gifts for Extraordinary People

Mood self care pamper box, vegan eco friendly gift. eco spa box

The Felt Studio

Process of Play



Clothing ( adults)

Cara and the Sky

Eliza and Ted

INNER CANVAS

13VOLTZ ⚡️Sustainable Streetwear

Cotswold Knit Luxury knitwear

Mara Girone Simple Sophistication

Rock the Tee Cool slogan tees designed and made with love

BOWLCUT



Kids

Maverick & Scout - Handmade Sustainable Clothing In The UK (maverickandscout.co.uk)

The Little Black & White Book Project

Fox and Rainbow

Beebaw designs

Bellabee Prints

Indie Stories

Ash & Co. Workshops Mini Maker Kits

The wooden play den

Mud & Bloom

Cloud & Cuckoo

Monty & Co Timeless Unisex Children's wear Made in Britain

Nipa Threads clothing

Lizzie Martell Illustration

Belle and Boo

Smallkind Your Sustainable Lifestyle Store

Little Ollie Crafts

Our Kids Trove Range of Culturally Diverse Toys and Learning Resources

Funky Little People quality eco friendly Scandinavian organic children clothes and Moomin accessories



Food and Drink

Brigadeiro Online Chocolate Shop

Sassy Fusion Kitchen

Ask Charlie

Henshaws House of Cocoa

Knolita Cooks


Accessories (bags, jewelrey etc)

Twilight London -Stackable Cartilage, Helix and Huggie Earrings

Billy Tannery High Quality Goat Leather Bags & Backpacks

Rufus Country Luxury Leather Handbags

Rockahoot

Lottie and Jake

Silvary Silver Jewellery

Berry Nails Lab

Leila Swift Jewellery

Lisa Gibson Design Harris tweed handbags

Olivia James UK

Happy shopping




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