Go Small this Christmas! Support Small Businesses

Christmas is a time for coming together (perhaps virtually this year) and doing nice things for those we love.  This year has presented everyone with challenges and those running small businesses are definitely no exception. My friends and I decided this year to set a rule for our Secret Santa gifts, and that was to buy from small businesses. Not only will this put a smile on our friends’ faces, but also on the faces of businesses owners we buy from!

So here are some of our favourite gift ideas from small businesses, ranging from £5 to £30!


‘Mindfulness Ritual’ Self Care Letterbox Gift Set


Mindfulness ritual gift set

Photo: Coral and Moss

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we need to look out for ourselves and each other! This kit comes with Coral & Moss pink and green clay mask powders, a rose quartz heart crystal, Coral & Moss crystal infused pulse point oil roller, satin scrunchie, decorated scented tea light and Coral & Moss luxury artisan soap.


Make Your Own Gin Kit


Make your own gin ket

Photo: Kitchen Provisions

For all the gin lovers out there, this hand-crafted artisan gin kit contains the ingredients and instructions to transform a bottle of vodka into your own blend of compound gin.


Vegan Pampering Kit


Vegan pampering kit

Photo: Aphrodite & Ares

We all need a bit of a pamper session every now and then! This kit contains vegan soap enriched with certified organic shea butter, organic cotton facial cloths, red and green clay face masks and 5 bamboo reusable make-up pads with laundry bag – so you can pamper yourself whilst being kind to the planet!


Native Wildflower Beebomb



Photo: Beebombs

This is the perfect gift for any nature lover! In the pack is handmade seedballs packed with native wildflowers for scattering in your garden, to recreate habitats that attract bees and butterflies.


Lavender Wheat Bag


Lavender wheat bags

Photo: Pulse Point Oils

As we spend more time working from home or spending weekends in, this lavender winter warmer will keep you cosy and help with any aches and pains. Plus, it can be a safer alternative to a hot water bottle.


DIY Macrame Plant Holder


Macrame plant holder

Photo: Airedale Yarns

This DIY gift is made from 100% recycled cotton and can be purchased with an eco-friendly gift bag. It’s perfect for your creative loved ones who enjoy learning a new skill (and gives them something to do if isolating!) and love to fill their home with plants.


Handmade Candles


Handmade candle

Photo: Botanical Moon Crafts

These homemade candles are made from soy wax, a renewable resource and can be tailored and designed as requested. They are coloured with vegan, cruelty free colourings and the reviews say they smell amazing!


Gold Name Necklace


Gold name necklace

Photo: NicoleminiArt

Everyone loves receiving jewellery! Get personal with this handmade script name necklace, personalised any way you like!


Puppet Drinking Game


Puppet drinking game

Photo: CheekyMoo

Why not try out this fun handmade drinking game to bring a bit of laughter to friends or family over the festive season! Or get a couple and compete over video call. Drink responsibly.
Note: Prices correct at time of publication (December 2020)