It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, isn't it?
As a small business ourselves, we know the importance of buying from independents. We love supporting people who put every thought in to how a product is made. When they're the ones packaging the products up, delivering them to the post office and answering emails, let alone being a one-man band marketing team, we whole-heartedly think that this is what makes a product extra special this Christmas.
We've featured products from a range of businesses that we love below. So if you're still looking for that special something for that special someone, look no further!
Made By Maika
Maika is an enthusiastic artist from Kent, UK and is now based in London.
Pyrography has become the focus of her work and she produces hand crafted wooden gifts; from beautifully illustrated wooden spoons to wall art.
Maika takes bespoke orders, such as this one in the photo above! So why not give a personalised gift this Christmas? We particularly like the bath shelf which has a wine glass holder!
Pieces Of The Puzzle
Did a family member get into jigsaw puzzles throughout lockdown? Well, you're in luck!
Pieces Of The Puzzle sells modern jigsaw puzzles designed and produced in the UK, using FSC certified paper sources. They often collaborate with female artists on new designs and they're working on a range of pocket-size puzzle books!
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Making new art from old, used, sometimes ripped and stained, scribbled on, gorgeous papers makes Laura from Gooseglitters' heart truly happy. Reusing and repurposing what is already with us - celebrating the life they have lived, the conversations they've been part off, the households they've lived in. She seriously believes these books and mags need to be seen again by creating special pieces of artwork in a collage-style.
Her bespoke, often quirky designs are a gem to look at and would make someone's bedroom or living room wall very happy!
Bare Bones Chocolate
Bare Bones Chocolate is a micro-batch, bean to bar chocolate company based in Glasgow created by Cameron and Lara. As chocolate and speciality food enthusiasts, they wanted to create our own brand that was built on incredible chocolate with impeccable detail through every process. Even their packaging is made of recycled coffee cups!
Their chocolate has been reviewed by the renowned Paul A Young who said he couldn't live without their Bare Bones Dominican 68 Percent Salted Chocolate! If it's good enough for one of the best chocolatiers in the world, then it's definitely good enough for a chocolate fanatic in your family.
Yougi Botanical Candles