I love finding special and unique gifts from independent and small businesses, locally and further afield. I follow and support lots of small businesses, I love the phrase ““Every time you buy something from a small business a real actual person does a happy dance”. If you aren’t in a position to make a purchase then every ‘like/share/recommendation or positive comment’ helps. Being self-employed myself I know just how tough this year has been for the little guys!
Tie dye and animal print! What’s not to love?….amazing kids clothes as well as some gorgeous pieces for adults too. I have ordered myself a Christmas jumper and I can’t wait.
These guys are based just down the road from me in Lichfield and their personalised story writing books for kids are cute as well as inspiring. We love them in our house! Every child LOVES anything with their own name on. They also offer some amazing FREE (topical) downloads! I have also purchased some of their personalised birthday cards which are so pretty and a great price.
If you have been following me on my social then you will see I do a lot of photography work for Boy & Bird but I promise I am not biased. The kids leggings are so soft, durable and come in amazing patterns that you will want to collect them all. We have branched out into a couple of toddler dresses recently too, we are hooked! Our fave prints at the moment are the bumble bees and the foxes…..oh and snowflakes!
These downloadable prints are a brilliant affordable gift….just £3.60! There are also greeting cards too. You can customise some of the designs for a truly personal gift.
The Sally Ann Loves sketches have really made me smile this year…they are the perfect pick me up for 2020 so go give my very talented Mum’s work a little look.
This beautiful little shop is just down the road from me. Owner Hannah as ensured (whilst the physical store is closed due to gov restrictions) that all of the wonderful handpicked gifts she sells are still available on her website so definitely worth checking her stuff out….amazing prints, homeware and Christmas decorations. The perfect place for a variety of Christmas gift shopping.
For curated children’s books that are just a little bit special…get your credit card at the ready. So stunning, I follow these guys on Instagram and their feed is just a wonder to behold. We are a bit book obsessed in your house at the best of times….I have so many on my wish list now.
I found this independent design-led children’s store whilst hunting for a special book that was out of stock on lots of sites and I knew I didn’t want to just buy from Amazon. Wow, lost hours looking at all the beautiful toys and gifts. My fave has to be the funky iron-on patches and the finger paint kits…oh and the Christmas advent book that I was originally searching for!