I’ve always believed that presents shouldn’t just be practical. They should touch the heart. Delight the imagination. Conjure up cuddles. And that’s exactly what small businesses do. Each one here has been carefully selected for their originality, quality and talent. Plus when you give a gift from an independent business, you’re giving a gift twice. Once to whoever you’re buying it for, but also once to the person whose life you’re changing by shopping with them. And that’s the greatest gift of all.
Created to be handed down through the generations, Amy Swann’s distinctive decorations make an eye-catching addition to any home: beautifully made and a twist on the traditional.
Arthouse Unlimited supports artists with complex neuro-diverse and physical support needs. Their bright, colourful and creative work adorns thoughtful gifts that make a difference.
Basil & Ford
Screen printing extraordinaires Basil & Ford create prints, pins and stationery that beautifully combine delicate details and bold, visionary fonts.
Why have flowers and chocolate when you can have flowers in chocolate? The Blushing Cook’s floral brownies are edible art and make a stunning, stand-out gift.
Celebrating all of life’s milestones, founder Faye’s personalised prints and giftware are notable for their characterful and colourful aesthetic.
Colourful embroidery kits designed with beginners in mind, Cotton Clara’s mission is to provide you with ideas and tools to get creatively crafting.
Capturing Rabbit’s daily adventures, sporting escapades and social outings in silhouette form, HAM’s homewares are thoughtfully designed with a story to capture the imagination.
The HappySelf Journal
HappySelf’s daily journals encourage positive habits of gratitude and mindfulness to help children of all ages.
Glosters create handmade ceramics in the heart of North Wales. Their beautiful designs use stoneware clay and glazes inspired by their local surroundings.
Joanne is the brain behind the #MeetTheMaker campaign, and she brings a creative touch to gifting with her surprise scratch celebration cards and cotton washbags.
Marby and Elm
Frank and funny, bold and beautiful, these modern letterpress cards, gifts and stationery are carefully made with love, wit and insight. You can even get your own bespoke versions made.
Made for the brutally honest, Mean Mail gives you the power to send blunt (but secretly affectionate) putdowns to those you love.
Mapology design playful and thought-provoking illustrated self-help maps, to give you the emotional toolkit you need to navigate life’s ever-evolving journey.
In her recognisable font and eye-catching illustrations, Nicola Rowlands’ mugs, cushions, stationery and accessories celebrate our joyful idiosyncrasies.
Our Lovely Goods
Our Lovely Goods celebrates the feeling of home. A wholesome collection of lifestyle and homewares will make any space feel calm and tranquil.
Family-run Petalon designs two stunning bouquets every week that are packaged in biodegradable and recyclable materials and are grown on the family’s farm in Cornwall.
SevenSeventeen’s vegan-friendly candles and diffusers bring an oasis of calm and a comforting fragrance to your room while boosting your mood and helping you unwind.
Handmade by traditional Polish artisans, Sheepers create sheepskin slippers based on a traditional design that has passed through generations of the Skowronek family.
The Clay Club
The Clay Club’s DIY pottery kits bring the art of pottery to your home. You can sculpt and mould your own ceramic pieces to display with pride, so these make an ideal gift for the craft lovers out there.
The Happy Blossoms
The Happy Blossoms live up to their name by creating bold florals and colourful bouquets. Mother-daughter duo Lauren and Barbara make both baked and fresh blossoms to spread joy.
The Jacksons are known for their wonderful ‘word bags’ which are handmade, one-of-a-kind, designed in Notting Hill and showcase the skills of talented Bangladeshi artisans.
The Oak & Rope Company
Carving personal messages into beautiful oak, The Oak & Rope Company create treasured pieces that will last a lifetime.
The Printer’s Devil
Specialising in original hand-printed woodblock designs and Japanese collaborations, The Printer’s Devil has its artistic fingers on the pulse of modern life.
The Tartan Blanket Co.
Bringing cosiness and a taste of Scotland to your home, The Tartan Blanket Co. create sustainable and natural blankets with sumptuous wool and cashmere.
The Thoughtful Potter
Inspired by nature, Deborah presses flowers, petals and leaves from her wildflower garden into her work, to create products at one with the natural world.
Makers of cheerfully sardonic childrenswear and equally witty and wonderful items for adults, Twisted Twee never fail to raise a smile with their clever, insightful designs.
Vinegar & Brown Paper
Wit, wordplay and wisdom etched into glass, Andy at Vinegar & Brown Paper transforms everyday objects with meaningful and humorous details.
Yawn’s pyjamas help you have the best night’s sleep. Featuring hand-drawn prints, superfine ethical fabrics and feel-good features, they are designed to help women relax.
Bespoke ceramic pieces designed and made in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland, Zara’s glorious mugs will have you longing for a hot chocolate by the fire. Just wait till you see her other wares, too…