Lifestyle,  mainfeature,  mainimg

Christmas gift guide | Supporting small businesses

This year, small business have taken a real hit with the closure of their shops during lockdowns and the surge in Amazon orders.

I’m so excited to support small businesses this year when buying my Christmas presents, as not only is it helping support individual business owners but more often than not you’ll find gorgeous, unique and beautiful gifts that you wouldn’t spot on the high street.

Beauty

Up Circle Organic face serum with coffee oil

Hydrating Face Serum for all skin types with jojoba, sea buckthorn and rosehip oils. Up Circle Beauty is all about beauty that’s great for our skin, and great for the planet. They are vegan and cruelty free as well.

£14.99 for 30ml

Zero Plastic Zesty Shampoo Bar

Natural cleaning power combines with May Chang, Cedarwood & Lemon peel to leave hair smelling fresh

Purdy & Fig hand sanitisers: Citrus + Woody + Floral

These gorgeous quick-drying, refillable hand sanitisers with over 70 per cent alcohol are fragranced with beautiful natural essential oils.

Set of 3 for £16.99

Interiors

Blossom & Buttercup Large Black Candle Lantern

This stunning, large size metal lantern with glass hurricane will add ambience and luxe to any decor.

Blossom & Buttercup Interiors based in rural Bedfordshire, provides beautiful home accessories that add the finishing touches that make a house a home.

Large metal black lantern, £58.95

Ceramic Lattice Hurricane Lantern

This Round Ceramic Lattice Hurricane Lantern would make a welcome addition to any lighting collection. Made from ceramic and finished in a natural stone colour, ensuring this piece will look great in any interior.

£15.00

Jute Tile coasters

These coasters are made with Jute Tile, a material that reuses jute fibre industrial waste.

9.95 EUROS

Food and drink

Perky Blenders Christmas coffee

For a different kind of Christmas roast, try this festive blend infused with caramel, candied fruit and nut flavours by family-run coffee specialists.

From humble coffee cart outside St. James’ Station to roasting and delivering specialty coffee blends all over the country.

£7.50 for 250g

Chocolate Stag Luxury handmade chocolates

The Chocolate Stag is a handmade chocolate business based in East Lothian just outside Edinburgh. East Lothian is known as Edinburgh’s Coast & Countryside and often referred to as Scotland’s Larder being home to a wide range of food and drink producers.

£12.95 for assorted box of 12

Dyfi Distillery Hibernation gin

The botanicals in Hibernation Gin are influenced by the wild fruit harvest. They include wild crab apples, blackberries, and bilberries.

Dyfi Distillery combine these with carefully selected classic, and other locally-foraged botanicals, and precision-distil, before resting in a very rare White Port cask.

£42.95