The Christmas madness is well and truly here… but it’s a little bit different this year. So why not make a few little changes to your spending habits to have more of an impact on the people around you? Support small businesses!
Before falling into the ease of shopping online with big retailers, take a little longer with your gift searching and browse independent businesses on the likes of Etsy, Shopify or even Facebook and Instagram. By shopping with small businesses this Christmas you’re supporting families and making dreams come true!
Here are just a few of the positives for buying from small businesses:
- Most products are handmade by the seller (often bespoke).
- There’s potential to personalise the product.
- You are supporting the seller in more ways than you’ll ever imagine.
- The seller will do a happy dance when they receive a notification of your sale.
- You can get excited to see their packaging too, a lot of effort usually goes into their packaging – including personalised thank you notes.
6 Small Businesses to buy from this Christmas
Out of Line Vases
Support this family-run business by giving the gift of a high quality home interior product. These stunning vases come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be styled with flowers or candles (as pictured).
A message from the seller: “Add elegance to your home or garden with our modern twist to the traditional flower vase.”
Little Prints Jewellery
Gifting for that someone special? Here’s a gift they can hold close to the heart. Little Prints Jewellery offers handmade sterling silver & 14ct gold jewellery including: necklaces, bracelets, rings and more. Stamped with personalisation of your choice.
A message from the seller: “I was made redundant during lockdown in March and decided set up a small business as I have always been very creative. I noticed personalised silver jewellery was hard to come by and I wanted mine to be handmade so each piece was special.”
The Embroidery House
Give the gift of something personal and practical this Christmas with The Embroidery House offering personalised embroidered clothing & accessories. Items available for adults and children.
A message from the seller: “Hello, my name is Charlotte and I run my little business called The Embroidery House. I started this business up in July 2020. I design and create personalised embroidered clothing and accessories for all ages! I’m very passionate about textiles and fashion and definitely knew my way around a machine so I thought why not? I absolutely love creating pieces for customers and making sure they are 100% happy with their items! You’ll only get the best at The Embroidery House!”
From The Shore Studio
Handmade treasures inspired by the ocean and brought straight into the home. Featuring beautiful boho macramé wall hangings, seaglass jewellery and make your own macramé kits for the creative people in your life.
A message from the seller: “Welcome to From the Shore Studio… a place to find all the beachy boho treasures you could ever want! From the Shore Studio is a homegrown one woman band with everything made by me (Jess, hi!) I create bohemian wall hangings, fibre rainbows, seaglass jewellery and creative kits to get you designing your own treasures for your home!”
Floral beauty in the shape of phone cases, bookmarks, coasters, jewellery, ticket dishes, paper weights and more! All made with real pressed flowers and a lot of care and creativity.
A message from the seller: “Hello! My name is Carolyn and I run a little online shop called tuppence store! 🌿🌸 I sell lots of different goodies but mainly I make different little items made with real pressed flowers, I hope that they allow people to carry a little bit of nature with them wherever they go!🍃🧚♂️🌸”
Bespoke home decor with a range minimalist wall prints and naturally burnt wood products including: candle holders and wall flags. Most items are open to personalisation to suit the individual you’re gifting to. Read more about this small business here.
A message from the seller: “Welcome to my little store Ruby Aurora! Starting out as a bucket list ambition that came to life during lockdown in April. We’re a father daughter duo making our visions come to life, creating gorgeous decor for your home!”
If you’re the owner of a small business or have a small business you love, share it in the comments of this post. Keep spreading the word of small businesses so we can make dreams come true!
Happy shopping & Merry Christmas!