I love a Christmas gift guide. Not only are they useful in finding specific products but will also point you in the direction of shop you might not of heard of before, or a type of gift you wouldn’t necessarily have thought of buying. Here’s some independent/family run businesses I’m sure would appreciate your support this year!
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I do think when you mention jewellery as a gift idea for Christmas, people (namely blokes – sorry for the judgment) think they have to spend a small fortune. When in fact some of the simplest and nicest jewellery I own is under £30. I love this Triangle Necklace (£18) by Hopscotch from All at Sea, featuring two small brass triangles combined with an 18 inch, 14ct gold filled chain. Simple, chic and a timeless addition to any outfit.
If you’re meeting with family and friends before Christmas, but don’t usually buy gifts for each other, I like the idea of a token gift. But instead of a chocolate selection box, why not buy or make a tree decoration for them to hang and enjoy over the Christmas period, and every year thereafter? This hand painted Night Sky Bear (£12.95) by Oh Deer is lovely.
Rupi Kaur is a delight and I’m looking forward to reading her second collection of poetry, The Sun and her Flowers. This would make a thoughtful gift for someone who loves to read but can never find the time; poetry is great to dip in and out of.
We sometimes buy joint gifts for each other at Christmas, which usually includes something we need for the house. I know this can be a tad boring on Christmas morning but this time of year is the best time to buy things for the home with all the Black Friday and winter sales on (only if you NEED something though!). Plus, you can appreciate homeware gifts more as you’ll be spending a lot of time indoors over the winter period. This on-trend, Copper and Metal Side Table (£65.99) from the online family run homewares store Zurleys, would make a great addition to a modern home, and there might be enough spends left to buy a coffee table book or two too.
For anyone who loves to support local artists and covets contemporary jewellery too, then look no further than Manchester based label Loela. I LOVE these Curve Earrings (£22).
I’m old school and still buy DVD’s as Christmas gifts. Instead of buying a blockbuster though, buy a film that the person might not have necessarily watched but will still appreciate and enjoy. I wholeheartedly recommend The Eagle Huntress; inspiring, beautifully shot and perfect for the whole family.
For someone who has everything gifting a plant is a lovely idea. If you have extra pennies to spend then why not team it with this Macramé Plant Hanger (£13) from Oh My Clumsy Heart.
For something a bit more personal, an initial Pin Badge by Chase & Wonder from Weact would make a great gift or stocking filler. Made from enamel, priced £7, and it’s presented on a greeting card too.
I love the thought of gifting someone a Tulin Peshtemal (authentic flat woven Turkish towel). It can be used as a towel, throw or scarf so would make a versatile and luxurious gift. I especially like the dot and diamond weave pattern on the one pictured, from The Little House of Hygge (£30).
Packed with beneficial ingredients that work to replenish the skin, this Wild Fig & Saffron Handwash from Plum and Ashby is made in the UK , priced £19. The type of thing, you’re not likely to buy for yourself, so why not add to your Christmas list instead.
Back to homewares again (practical and pretty!). But how gorgeous is this Alba Cushion (£24 in sale) from Sophie Home? There is a matching throw available too. You’re welcome.
Disclosure: Collaborative Post