2020 has been a case in a century, cruel and mean. The pandemic and its consequent lockdowns has dealt small businesses with such a cruel hand, so as it has with so many families. But, we can’t let covid19 have the up hand.
You can make someone smile one more time as we come to the end of what has been a dark year for so many. And there’s no better way than to ‘use one stone to kill as many birds as possible’.
That is why we have gone all out to source out these beautiful unique products from small and independent businesses and brands. So, as you give your loved one, we urge you to also help out small businesses.
Each and every single business with their product listed here have been carefully sourced to bring joy, pamper, calm, or to help someone restart again. Whether your loved one is a child, a book lover, animal lover, needs calm and pampering or is looking to relaunch their career next year.
This list is so comprehensive you will find something to gift from it.
Help tame the covid19 virus, shop locally online, shop small business.
Here goes …
The Definition of You 2021 calendar was designed by teens, for teens. It’s quirky, fun, vibrant and oozes positivity. “106 letters, 12 words, 1 you. Each month, the 2021 calendar contains a different word that uniquely describes you.”
The company, Equipp, makes stylish gifts for teens. They’re all about happiness and positivity because boosting self-belief is the ethos of the business. Of course, teenagers rock and need all the help they can get right now and this will add to a perfect gift to young ones that little light this year and beyond. *With every purchase, a donation is made to the fantastic local teenage suicide prevention charity –Hector’s House
Children’s ‘It’s cool to be kind t-shirt’ from Not Only Pink And Blue is fun and colourful with a great message too. Available in blue, green, black, orange, yellow and grey for kids 3 – 13 yrs we’ve got their favourite colours covered. https://www.notonlypinkandblue.com/product/cool-to-be-kind-t-shirt/
Not only pink and blue is an online marketplace growing a new generation of individuals by opening up the world of colour & choice in kids’ clothes, books & toys. Challenging traditional stereotypes with fun colourful clothing, inclusive books featuring diverse role models, & toys to feed imaginations.
The Space Magnetic Pack; beautifully designed; an ideal Christmas gift for 5 to 10-year-olds.
Contents: A magnetic play tray, four board games with magnetic counters and spinner, two activity books and a set of twelve recycled colouring pens. Not into Space? These packs also come in a Magical Forest theme.
Jill and Lucy are proud co-founders of Time Flies for Kids, a brand that creates cleverly designed kids’ activity packs which are eco-friendly and totally portable. Their main inspiration has been to create beautiful products that will make life easier for parents like them. Happy kids, happy parents!
Pikler Inspired Indoor Climbing Frames: When 2020 has forced us all to be more homebound it can drive you nuts, not least with the children. This Pikler inspired set of products to stimulate movement and encourage games and role play leading to happy children (and happy parents). The modular range is multifunctional and can be used as desks too. See the range here:
Ligneus Products Limited is a UK manufacturer of products made from sustainable timber, predominantly in the Hospitality & Catering sector which has had to diversify over the last year. This Children’s range of products is a great example of that diversification and how they have managed to continue growing through these trying times.
Pasta n’ play: Pasta n’ play organises the ultimate cooking workshops (now online) for kids and adults. Teaching how to make Italian food from scratch: think of pasta, focaccia, pizza, bread, lasagna and so on. Guaranteed! They make the most delicious food (pasta) in the most curious way. They also teach how to make rainbow tagliatelle, unicorn pasta and much more. These workshops are the most ideal way to entertain parties, especially this time.
4 bee Linen Napkin – These stylish linen contemporary homewares from Scottish Brand, The Linen Table are woven using traditional techniques from the last remaining mill in Scotland and are designed in-house. These linen napkins feature delightful country designs such as bumble bee, hare, stag or pheasant. They make a great gift and are easily posted too. Priced at £30 for a set of 4 napkins
The Linen Table is one of the Just Slate and Family brands, The Linen Table houses a range of natural, linen cotton blend products such as napkins, mats, tea towels and table runners. They are strong, contain antibacterial properties and make perfect presents. Inspired by the Fife countryside the designs feature country animals such as the pheasant, bee, Highland cow, stag and hare.
Retro Terrazzo Pot – This 90’s handmade home accessory from Design and Beyond. It is handmade using an Eco resin which is non-toxic and is very strong and lovely to touch.
Bring some nostalgia and excitement to your home, especially during this dark time. A great way to update your work from home set-up or just update a small area in your space. Perfect for brushes, pens, toothbrushes, all your bits and bobs, the trays are a perfect compliment to the pots too!
Santa Academy App. The app is a unique blend of the advent calendar and audiobook:
– It’s filled with stories, audio, activities, and even recipes. Children read, listen, watch and exercise their imaginations, rather than passively observing videos or mindlessly playing games, making it a guilt-free screen-time option that parents will enjoy too.
– Children will unlock new content daily from December 1st until Christmas Day in the form of an interactive advent calendar.
– Professional voice actors give voice to over 70 characters and 100+ short stories in the app; Lacus Island, the world of Christmas that Jill has created, is truly brought to life.
Pre-order from the App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/santa-academy/id1523418726
Pre-order from Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.santaacademy
Benji’s Bites Frozen Toddler Food
Give the gift of time to tired and busy parents this Christmas. Send them a Gift Voucher for Benji’s Bites Frozen Toddler Food to allow them to give their little ones stress-free, tasty and healthy meals which are ready in minutes. The perfect way to give parents a helping hand!
Benji’s Bites is a new range of tasty, healthy Frozen Toddler Food. The food is frozen separately in small 30g cubes so parents can choose both the meal combination and portion size. Providing stress-free meals which are ready in minutes, it’s perfect for busy parents!
Mandira’s Kitchen offers a monthly subscription or one off selection of a wide selection of freezer meals (gluten and preservative free with vegan options). An ideal Christmas Gift . The subscription is flexible. You can change the dishes monthly, or gift it to someone else – details:
Mandira’s kitchen is an award-winning producer of authentic Indian food. They create delicious freezer meals, and accompaniments such as, chutneys and ice creams as well as catering and food experiences. The food is made using fresh produce, containing no gluten or unpronounceable bits with vegan and dairy free options.
Capikooa Explorer balance board
Nurture their imagination from the earliest days with our Capikooa Explorer balance board. For toddlers and preschoolers between ages 1-4 years. This is the perfect starting point to get your little one started with open-ended play.
Capikooa creates playful products that value creativity, imagination, movement, and hours of open-ended play which supports children’s development.
Copper Bear Ornament
A blend of shiny copper metallic and sumptuous wood make the perfect personalised Christmas tree decoration. A truly wonderful gift for someone special.
Individually made in our small studio in Cheltenham, these polar bear decorations have captured our hearts this season. With a shiny copper metallic finish on one side and smooth characterful wood on the other side, this decoration captures the best of both worlds.
Willow and Tea Scented Candles.
The ultimate Christmas candle from Willow & Tea, this Orange, Clove & Cinnamon scent envelope surrounding space in its truly nostalgic aroma. Wrapping your home in a Christmas hug, this warm, spicy scent boasts notes of orange, clove and cinnamon blended with the smoothness of vanilla and malt.
Willow & Tea, unapologetic luxury filled with scented moments of opulence. Sustainable luxury scented candles and reed diffusers. Long-lasting, room-filling aroma that turns your home into a cosy space. Hand-poured in the UK and made with sustainable ingredients.
Bergamot & Myrrh Diffuser has an intensely rich aroma with crisp top notes of bergamot, lemon leaf and warming spices, enhanced by eucalyptus, lavender and geranium, resting on a base of red cedar, amber, frankincense and musks. Our base is a new, and exciting solvent made from soy-based renewable resources.
Platinum Dot is a small independent Home and Lifestyle brand based in the UK for people of taste and class. We launched our home fragrance range in September 2020 which includes some amazing luxury scented candles, Diffuser and Room Spray among other products. We are committed to delivering products that celebrate life, people and special moments.
Bumblebee – the monthly book subscription that inspires your creativity!
Each month, receive a carefully curated book, plus clever creative prompts to inspire your own writing, drawing, making or cooking. December books are beautifully gift wrapped and can be sent directly to the recipient. Or we have e-gift cards that deliver instantly!
Bumblebee: is a social enterprise. Every subscription helps support the free creative workshops for children from disadvantaged backgrounds who are struggling with literacy. Being creative helps develop empathy and resilience, supports mindfulness and positive mental health.
2-6 players | 5-15 minutes | ages 8+ | £19.99 + p&p
Six games in a giant cracker. Replayable, zero-waste and plastic free. Each game has a complexity rating, so you can pick a game that suits your level of post-Christmas lunch food coma level. The beautiful twist-end box is packed with high quality cards and wooden components.
The Ultimate Collection by The Definite Chocolate.
Contains all of our signature 60g bars – a luxurious treat for you or a loved one.
Caribbean Socks & Sauce Gift Set – £8.99 From The Culture Club.
A collection of Caribbean socks and sauce in a hessian bag with drawstring detail. The perfect gift for a special occasion, Christmas or Kwanzaa.You can choose from a selection of authentic Caribbean sauces from St Lucia, Barbados or Jamaica and your preferred sock design.
The Culture Club shop was created to make speciality lifestyle products that reflect African and Caribbean culture accessible.
The Culture Club was created by Atlyn Forde and her two daughters in early 2020 at the start Covid 19 pandemic. The shop is designed to bring the finest African and Caribbean products to the fore.
It’s Christmas Again Card Sets from Little Gallery (an independent gift card business).
These lovely cards are for those who are weary of having to pretend to be jolly and festive – a refreshing poke in the eye to all the tinsel and bells. Sold in packs of 9 (with three designs). The larger single cards all feature a cheeky, original Christmas poem.
See the full range of cards here: https://www.littlegallery.co.uk/shop-now-free-uk-delivery/
Stylish quality dog themed kitchenware for westie and sausage dog lovers. All products on the store are British made and produced. We have everything from home ware, ceramics, stationery, artwork, accessories and personalised dog gifts.
In Your Dog House Gifts is an online marketplace for small independent British designers of quality dog-themed gifts. Our profits support the Great Dog Walk Together initiative – finding more ways for people to enjoy the company of dogs to promote well-being. Made by dog lovers for dog lovers.
Family-friendly antiracism card game featuring inspiring women of the world – the world’s real superheroes! It’s a simple concept but one that turns play into inspiration: helping children to cultivate an understanding of the world and to develop their own superpowers through self-love.
Super Sapiens was started by Oxford-based parents after they could not find representative games for their daughter. Super Sapiens has a conscious supply chain with 80% of the supply chain made of Black businesses and consultants. 75% of profits are donated to Black, Indigenous and People of Colour-led organisations. They also have free downloadable resources for schools!
Wo Ye Pe is a set of two mini hand-painted stoneware clay plates made by London-based ceramicist, Ella Bulley Completely unique, the plates are part of the Ye O Niyenii collection celebrating the migration of culture and traditions. 4.3 inches (11cm) in diameter, £40. Exclusively available at The Slowlist.
‘Mindful box of calm’ (Primary / Tweens & Teens) – providing tools and activities for angry, worried and /or anxious children to handle big emotions they don’t fully understand, with fun tangible mindfulness products using our senses to become in the present moment and find our way back to calm.
Little Crystal Minds products help your child self-regulate their emotions using mindfulness tools to become resilient, happy, and confident individuals, whilst supporting you to connect as a family with love and compassion. Bringing mindfulness into the home for children and families to Pause – Breath – Connect – Feel Calm.
JIN JIN, Natural Enzymes made from 35 raw & natural ingredients from fruits, vegetables, mushrooms and cultures. JIN JIN contains beneficial bacteria and complex enzymes which help people maintain good gut health and balance their body’s function.
The Christmas promo is on! – ends 12/12/2020. Check them out!
The idea of JIN JIN evolved after the founder, Sohn, discovered this miraculous fermented drink, which has greatly benefited both herself and her partner who suffered physically and emotionally from a busy way of life.
The PepTalk®Pillow. A conversation starter for a fun, daily check-in with your child. Exploring feelings around their day, how they see themselves, their memories and their dreams, the pillow creates quality time to talk and helps children easily express how they are feeling. 2020 has been a roller coaster year with several emotions with it, this pillow undoubtedly would be the ultimate healer this Christmas.
This thoughtful gift is a product of Believer Achiever which creates thoughtful and fun products for pre-teens and their parents that encourage positive family connections. Run by a mother and daughter duo on a mission to tackle childhood anxiety and build self-confidence, because self-confidence is the foundation for future success.
The Little Surprise Company
Why not treat your loved one to a Little Surprise?
The Little Surprise offers handpicked surprise experiences for your loved ones. They have lots of virtual experiences on offer, everything from an introduction to reflexology to a private cooking lesson! You can choose a one-off Little Surprise or a whole year of Little Surprises, your choice.
Mood Cards for me & Mood Cards for me and you, two sets of 20 practical activities to be used individually or as a couple, designed to encourage growth, mindfulness and positivity. Just £12.50, entirely produced in the UK and 100% plastic-free.
After six years of experience with mental health organisations, Federica founded The Mood Club in 2018, to inspire people to get into a positive mindset in their everyday life. Focus of the company are the Mood Cards, but she keeps supporting her community with new products, blogs, and online classes.
Perfect Night from City Survivor – a beautifully boxed skincare + supplement duo. The ideal gift for stressful 2020.
– City Survivor Night Support is a calming blend of magnesium & amino acids to promote natural sleep.
– Freya+Bailey’s luxurious Polish! Night Cream replenishes skin while you enjoy a rejuvenating night’s sleep. £55 (contents worth £60.95)
City Survivor is a partnership of 2 independent women-led brands. Freya+Bailey hand-crafted vegan skincare is made in the UK; natural & organic & formulated with clinical expertise to shield against pollutants. City Survivor supplements are expertly formulated by Nutritional Therapist Daisy Connor. Highest quality nutrients, made in the UK, vegan, packaged in recyclable metal.
OLPRO outdoors/camping themed calendar is an A4 wall calendar featuring photographs taken by OLPRO customers around the world, including sweeping views of the Swiss Alps, the beautiful German woodlands and charming surroundings of British countryside gardens. It’s perfect for those who are missing the outdoors during these colder, darker months. All profits donated to Make-A-Wish UK.
OLPRO has a reputation for creating exceptional Outdoor Leisure Products for its adventurous customers around the world. Thanks to its team of knowledgeable experts with a deep and genuine passion for getting outdoors, OLPRO delivers a range of unique and high quality products that are changing the face of outdoor leisure.
Bond of the Brave Gift Subscription. A membership for the mind, focusing on building confidence from body and self, to career and life. Buy a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription for yourself or a loved one and start 2021 bravely.
Bond of the Brave is a membership for the mind focusing on helping women to become more confident in themselves. Every month members take part in a book club (books supplied); have access to a masterclass with leading experts in their field; undertake personal challenges for both body and mind.
Mini self-care boxes filled with a consciously curated collection of independent beauty brands – everything is locally made, plastic free and if in some 1 of 2 of London can be delivered with next day delivery.
Circla’s goal is to eliminate single use packaging waste, we enable you to shop from a consciously curated collection of independent beauty brands that are then delivered in our reusable packaging. Need a refill? We will collect your empty packaging directly from your doorstep and replace with a new bottle.
Piece and Quiet Puzzles, an artistic puzzle company working with talented local artists to deliver mindful moments. UK based illustrator, Sophie Charnley is the artist behind the stunning first collection, featuring Lockdown Lowdown, a bright and vibrant nod to how the world changed in 2020 and the ways people took some time for themselves (including baking banana bread!).
‘’ Vivid Street’’ highlights the popular Northern Quarter in Manchester. Hand-painted in acrylic on industrial waste metal then printed on cotton rag paper. All the scratches and colour charts add a unique element to the piece.
Curlicue makes beautiful plastic-free, vegan, eco-friendly wrapping paper. Ditching all the nasty: plastic film, glitter and foiling that just ends up in landfill and instead is 100% recyclable made up from vegetable-based ink in a waterless and chemical-free printing process. Using a UK manufacturing supplier to keep their carbon footprint low and plastic-free packaging. Each print is bespoke from UK designers.
Founder, Hema, loves wrapping presents and giving gifts but felt uncomfortable with the amount of waste created by non-recyclable wrap. She wanted paper that was recyclable but not overly expensive or just mundane brown. Curlicue encompasses its eco-friendly ethos to every element of the product, from the manufacturing and materials down to the packaging and delivery.
Personalised Sparkle Heart Christmas Decoration Give your Christmas tree a bit of sparkle this year and for the years to come with this beautiful hand crafted birch wood Christmas decoration. With a hand-carved heart taking centre stage, this decoration is a wonderful addition to your tree. It can be personalised with two lines of text.
Pure Essence Greetings Is an online personalised gift boutique located in the heart of West Midlands, that produces a range of keepsakes for every occasion, specialising in personalised verses and quotes. Pure Essence Greetings offers high-quality gifts at affordable prices and its gift range includes Framed Word Art, Scrolls, Personalised Accessories, Mugs, Plaques, Soft Furnishing, plus so much more…
The Christmas chocs n’ craft beer gift takes treats to a whole new level. Featuring chocolates from an award-winning, Cordon-Bleu trained chocolatier, bring your favourite drinker the finest luxury truffles in town. Just add craft beers, and East Gifting Outfit will wrap the whole lot up in a smart bundle to put a smile on their face.
Mystery Online Chocolate Tastings
Join a chocolate tasting with a difference! One of the UK’s leading
chocolate judges, Jennifer Earle, selects a box of luxury artisan chocolates
from six different chocolatiers each month which remain a mystery until the
live Zoom call. Test yourself, challenge your friends, join in the flavour
conversation and ask some famous foodies your questions!
From £30. Gift vouchers and subscriptions available.
Jennifer Earle began Chocolate Ecstasy Tours in 2005, sharing the city’s
sweet secrets to locals and tourists through an indulgent walk through
London’s beautiful treats tasting magnificent chocolate, gelato, pastries
and more. Each tour is full of fun and facts. And now they’re online!
Tea Subscription anyone? Teapro has created a monthly tea subscription to turn tea lovers into Teapros. Each box will lead you on a 12 month tea journey themed around a distinct tea type with 4 wonderful styles, fun educational inserts and a sticker album to keep track of your progress.
“With gifting options and flexible monthly, 3 month and 6 month plans a tea journey can be the perfect Christmas gift to yourself or a loved one and with free UK shipping and prices between £17 and £18 per month there has never been a better time to become a teapro.”
Tipsy Afternoon Tea Gift Set: Add a tantalising tipple to the traditional afternoon tea. Our Tipsy Afternoon Tea set contains a 35cl bottle of Tipsy Tea, a teacup, measure, snack suggestions & access to the ‘Afternoon Delight’ playlist.
Tipsy Tea is a range of Tea-Infused Liqueurs (20% ABV). We have three delicious flavours; Spiced Chai, Pink Peppercorn & Root Ginger. And just like traditional tea, each flavour can very easily be served hot or iced.
Dark Romance: Tea blended to be a pudding without the calories. Deep, rich and fragrant. This tea pairs really well with chocolate, rich cakes or have instead of dessert.
Miss TeaSmith – sustainably sourced teas from Sri Lanka, hand blended in small batches in London. Our blends are bold and full of flavour. All our packaging is biodegradable and reusable.
‘Baby Daze,’ by Sarah Davis, makes an ideal gift for sleep-deprived new mums. This amazing book reflects the roller-coaster of parenting a newborn – from the first scan to the end of maternity leave, with everything in between! I specifically will recommend you send this to every new dad you know and love. ‘Baby Daze’ can be purchased from the Book Guild LTD, a small independent publisher.
As well as being the author of ‘Baby Daze,’ I am also The Parenting Copywriter, providing content for baby, child, parenting & educational businesses.
The Future of Body Language – Paperback that looks at how to behave moving from Physical virtual behaviours (face2face to online)
The sections in the book look at
Ideal gift for teenagers and those just starting or looking for work or someone wanting to up their game.
Be Your No.1 Cheerleader promotes a fearless, positive approach for women in their career, business or life.
A quick practical guide to overcoming self-doubt, fear and “Failure”. As well as providing tools to help you believe in yourself and reduce Imposter Syndrome.
Black Pearls Tailored Lapel-less Blazer with Front, body and sleeve Pearls Trim with Front Hook Up Fastening.
Paguro Upcycle, and its most popular product – the star upcycle inner tube necklace.
Paguro’s intricate Star Upcycle Inner Tube Necklace shows the true value of reclaimed materials. It’s lovingly hand-cut from the reclaimed rubber of tyre inner tubes by its skilled artisan, making it a vegan necklace. It makes an ideal eco-friendly gift for those who appreciate the joy of reclaimed materials or anyone who is looking for distinctive and eye-catching jewellery.
Paguro Upcycle is a vegan fashion brand based in Nottingham. All items are upcycled from things you would otherwise throw away, but you wouldn’t know it – they’re all beautifully handcrafted by artisans around the world.
Sylvia Earring – Handcrafted in 925 sterling silver, these natural azurite gemstone earrings are immediately eye-catching with its original design. This unique piece has been ethically handmade by our artisan partners in India with love and care. These timeless heritage earrings offer a contemporary take on designs that are seeped in Indian traditions.
Harfi combines timeless design with artisanal finesse to bring you a stunning range of ethically-sourced jewellery and accessories. Each and every item we sell is full of soul, lovingly handmade by our talented artisans using traditional skills passed down through generations. So you can look as good as you feel, everyday.
Atelier Tammam Biodegradable and natural climate stripe scarf in organic cotton or peace silk – £30-£185
Atelier Tammam’s best selling scarf is a fabulous versatile statement piece for any wardrobe, in biodegradable and natural lightweight organic cotton or super-soft insulating peace silk. The scarves have been designed as a reminder that climate change is still real and remains a threat to us all.
Atelier Tammam, based in Bloomsbury, is a champion of slow fashion, working with haute couture techniques and fair trade practices as well as sustainable ethical supply chains since 2007. An independent brand with sustainability at its core, Atelier Tammam works with artisan makers in the UK and India – all with incredible skills, which are respected and rewarded.
The Huntress Hat- this fabulous vintage-inspired, uniquely designed and artfully crafted, handmade hats for women are hand knitted in the UK using natural fibres of beautifully soft, 100% wool.
The huntress and many other beautifully crafted hats are a product of Made of Moxie Founded by Helen Smith, who was originally trained in New Zealand as a textile designer. She says she has “always been deeply interested in clothes and how what we wear affects how we feel, how we engage with the world and how we are perceived.” Starting with hats making, with an emphasis on the unique and the hand made, Helen aims to make clothes and accessories to inspire and embolden.
From My Mother’s Garden
Something sweet for a loved one in your life! The newly launched Mini Robe by wearable art label, From My Mother’s Garden, has an exclusive Sweet Pea design. Made from a sustainable silky fabric, it is not only colourful but feels beautiful to wear.
Inspired by the heartwarming bond between mother and daughter. “My mother’s joy derived from her small garden and the often breath-taking beauty and magical quality of it, my partner and I set about capturing it in images. From this, I have created timeless pieces to symbolise the unending bond between mother and daughter.”
DressCode Glitch shirt – the vibrant colours of a screen glitch captured in a shirt. Every shirt is designed for your comfort. We use super fine, 100% cotton that is sustainably grown. A great shirt to wear with a jacket, the collar and cuffs really lift the mood and express your style.
Ladies 100% Cotton Tailored White Shirt Dress With Peplum Cuff. Crisp and soft on the skin. For an elegant finish to your occasion or office dress up.
Organic cotton, hand embroidery based on original drawings. They combine hand embroidery and power of words to create hoodies, scarves and t-shirts to support, inspire and uplift women.
Talolo Boots are fashionable all-weather cowboy boots made from biodegradable rubber, with stunning designs, ideal for looking elegant whatever the weather.
Limited-edition range of luxury, sustainable, vegan wallets, designed by Carpe Crystals and hag designer, Salunke. Each wallet is machine stitched by hand and features hand cut crystals, cradled in a custom-made setting. Choose either Citrine for its money manifestation properties or Aventurine, which brings success in every situation.
Carpe Crystals is a luxury online crystal and mineral retailer, whose crystals are hand-selected for their beauty and uniqueness, and are all cleansed and charged with Rahanni healing. Their passion lies in helping customers find their perfect gemstone from portable tumble stones to large statement pieces for home or display.
Organic cotton robes – In a luxurious 300 thread count organic cotton, these come in four gorgeous colours, are perfect for lounging around in and make the perfect luxury eco gift. They’re classically styled and neatly finished with piping. These are generously cut and come in four sizes, Small, Medium, Large and X-Large.
The Mela 2 Tier Earrings.
These statement earrings are a great way to add a bit of fun to those endless zoom calls. Hand-cut leather from offcuts to reduce waste finished with a silver loop.
African Skies is an online home & lifestyle business, focusing on African made products. Look no further for the perfect place to start your Christmas shopping! The collections include luxurious textiles, fabulously scented candles and essential oils, stylish accessories, beautiful hand-printed stationery, lots of fun with colourful ‘fluffi’ ostrich feather keyrings and bag charms, and stunning dog leads and collars.
Each of the products has been designed and made by incredibly talented African entrepreneurial artisans. Their stories, and all of the products, can be found on www.africanskies.co.uk.
Choose two of the award-winning shampoo and conditioner bars and they come together with a high-quality enamel tray, all in an organic, fair-trade reusable cotton bag, saving 12% compared to individual prices. Each bar prevents 2 plastic bottles from being created and we plant a tree with every order.
KIND2 is a small independent brand that cares about the planet. Their products are made from natural ingredients in the UK, and are not only plastic free, but also vegan, cruelty free and include no sulphates, synthetic colours or fragrances.
KNature Care – a range of chemical, gluten and cruelty free essential oil synergies direct from the foothills of Morocco – which I thought could make great additions to your Christmas gifting guide.
These products all harness the power of plants to transform the skin and well-being. They range from £18 to £45 and we also offer Christmas bundles and gift wrapping.
o Father Christmas or Snowman pure beeswax candle
o Christmas Tree shaped Honey Soap (30g)
o Shea & Lavender Body Butter (30ml)
o B-Balm (15ml)
o Lip Balm 15ml
All beautifully gift boxed with a Christmas themed ribbon & a tag for you to write your own festive message. Founded by Carly, beekeeper, hand making 100% natural award winning skincare utilising beeswax & honey. She started my business after learning honey was used on wounds in WW1. All ingredients in Beeutiful products are chosen for their therapeutic properties & all packaging is recyclable.
Okiki Skincare Serenity gift set (£35) – a 3 piece-candle gift set is infused with a unique blend of calming essential oils to help you unwind and relax. This set features the Purity, Okikola and Nana Efua Neneh candles with a crackling wick and a clean, refreshing aroma to restore your sense of calm and serenity.
Okiki Skincare was founded by mother, Ade, and daughter, Antonia, in 2016 to create beautiful, handcrafted and natural personal and home care products. Okiki means prestigious in Yoruba. The brand was born out of a desire to create high-quality products from the best natural ingredients while paying homage to the rich Nigerian and Ghanaian heritage.
Product:Strength and Shine Thickening Shampoo This rich, creamy textured shampoo, delicately cleanses without stripping the hair. It contains complex amino acids and key moisturising properties which fortify hairs outer layer and impart shine.With a PH balance of 5.0 this Shampoo Cream helps to re-balance the hair and scalps P.H to keep cuticles closed and healthy.
Nylah´s Natural A young vegan hair care brand that has introduced a science-based approach to textured hair products in its new natural hair care line. Founded in order to redefine the hair care standard for Afro-textured hair, Nylah’s Naturals is setting new standards in the industry, pushing boundaries for clean and sustainable products.
Gabriele Fragrance box a monthly subscription box for genuine designer fragrances. Offering a brilliant one-off Christmas box for £27.50 great for gifts. You will receive 3x surprise fragrances at 8ml each in the handy travel vials with a theme of notes, along with a discovery magazine, additional themed products and a Molton Brown Christmas card.
Gabriele Fragrance box is a family-owned small business that just launched in October 2020 and was formed during the first lockdown period.
Thoughtfully curated gift boxes that support small local businesses. The Rewild Retreat with Virtual Spa.
The Rewilding is about a holistic approach to living. Decluttering the mind, undoing human domestication and living a more raw and curious life. Visit our online shop to bring our experiences to your home this Christmas.
The Homeworker: The Complete Guide is a beautiful coffee-table style magazine filled with articles, interviews and images to help you achieve a happier, healthier, more productive work-from-home life. An ideal gift for any homeworker, it reflects the changing world of work and how to adapt to it.
The Homeworker launched in 2019 to help people work from home better. Taking a holistic view, its aim is to promote a healthy mind, body and business with inspiring content for your mindset, well-being, mental health, productivity and home workspace.
Beam Gift Card
Help a homeless person into work this Christmas by purchasing a Beam gift card for your loved ones. The e-gift card – which can be bought for any amount – will go towards funding training and courses for homeless people impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Beam is the world’s first platform to crowdfund job training for homeless people and support them into stable work. Working in partnership with registered charities and local authorities in London, Beam is helping hundreds of homeless people to gain work in sectors facing critical skills shortages.
2021 #aski2m Brand and Marketing Planner: If you want a more focused and productive 2021 for your entrepreneur family and friends, you definitely need to get them this planner! Created and published by mother of 4, Vee Roberts
Your 2021 Planner will keep you organised, ensuring that you stay on top of your online and offline promotional tactics – as well as your key business priorities.