LucyLovesThis Shopping Small Christmas Guide
We know that this year many of you are looking to support small businesses this Christmas period by shopping small! We are also aware that it can take some time to source the gifts you’ve been thinking of, especially when you’re up against the ease of Amazon or Asos. With this round-up of businesses we love, hopefully, you’ll be able to find a new treasure or spot some old favourites to share with your loved ones this festive season!
We absolutely love the support our small business has had so far and we’re hoping to extend that kindness by creating a list of our very own favourites.
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Chickidee is a British independent homeware brand. They boast a wonderful range of minimalist and stylish homeware as well as a budding range of beauty products. Not only is it great quality but Chickidee prides itself on its small scale affordability. There’s 40% off absolutely everything on their website this weekend, so make sure to stock up on their gorgeous homeware and lovely spa essentials.
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In search of a ridiculously gourmet sweet treat? The festive season is a great time to indulge loved ones with something this delicious. With a range of marshmallows and truffles, these are an ideal filler for a luxury style stocking, or even a great gift for hard-working teachers to keep them sweet over the Christmas period!
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Do your family and friends love to crack out the games at Christmas? These are perfect for stocking fillers, travelling, and popping in your pocket for any of the parties you’ll be attending this month. They have a huge range from words to drawing to sounds, each game comes with a variety of skill levels to keep all of the family entertained.
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This Brighton based business is home to some of Jasmine’s absolute favourite jewellery. All the pieces are handmade with recycled silver and are inspired by the natural landscapes of the seaside.
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Are you looking to treat the ecologically conscious to something a bit different? These vegan, all-natural hair products are designed to nourish hair and skin as well as have the least impact on the planet. All handmade in Bristol, Hairy Jayne products can serve as sweet stocking fillers or go for a bundle to pamper someone special.
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Ros Shier’s animal portraits are her speciality, however, her drawings of everyday subjects (think balloons, love hearts and food) are also amazing, with the sort of detail that really shows you care. If you’re looking to really spoil someone, Ros also offers bespoke portraits if you want something very, very special.
Wolf and Moon
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Wolf and Moon is another small jewellery business with a truly fantastic range. They have a great offering of statement pieces for the quirkier giftees! Not only is the range stunning, but they also champion sustainability, planting a tree with every order, and routinely work with charities like CoppaFeel! Their website also stocks other small businesses so you can browse for a range of gifts while you’re there.
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UpCircle creates a great unisex range of vegan skincare that makes use of recycled coffee grains to save waste throughout London. Speaking from experience, every product does really feel like it’s looking after you, It’s good for your skin and good for the planet so a win-win all round!
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Sussex based brand Quite Nice boast a wide range of minimalist designs perfect for the alternative foodie in your life. Each design brings to life the recipes for classics like Carbonara, Bloody Mary’s and Hummus. Fun but stylish and available as t-shirts, prints and bags to cover all of your gifting needs!
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Miss Pompom’s clothing is a fusion of fun and sustainability. Designed in Brixton, their focus at the moment is a vibrant range of scarves that would make any bolder member of your life very happy. All their pieces are created using organic cotton and vegan yarns so you can feel good about gifting these eccentric items!
Which of your favourite small businesses are you shopping at this year? We love to discover new brands and companies so tag us in your gift guides and recommendations on Instgram @lucylovesthis