An Indie Christmas Gift Guide
Since starting my graphic design business last year, I’ve had the opportunity to work with and meet, so many amazing small and independent businesses, so I wanted to create a Christmas gift guide for the holiday season dedicated to some of them.
There are some seriously talented people out there, creating products from scratch from their passions, which not only brings joy and happiness to others, but often makes a difference to people’s lives in the process. By purchasing a product, or using a services from a small business, you’re often helping to support a family and helping someone achieve a life long dream of a happier work life balance.
Christmas is the perfect time to offer up some support and perhaps swap one high street/supermarket bought gift for something from an independent.
Here are some of my most favourite finds for the festive season. I’ve broken them down into categories depending on the gift recipient as I don’t know about you, I always struggle to come up with unique and personal gifts for loved ones each year, (especially the men in my family) so having a guide and shopping independent often helps with this!!
I loved curating this post too and could have easily included hundreds more products, (I would have been here until next Christmas though) so be sure to visit each individual page if you see something that takes your fancy and I’ve also popped a Pinterest board link at the bottom of this post which has heaps more ideas for you to look at. I hope you enjoy the post and I’d love to hear how you get on with your Christmas shopping this year, so please feel free to drop me a comment or send me a message with your Christmas shopping stories and finds.
Gifts for Her
THE COVEN CHRISTMAS GIFT CARDS
I’ve been a part of The Coven for over a year now, and as someone who runs my own business, I’ve found this amazing community invaluable and filled with inspirational advice and support on all topics, from everything to marketing, finance, planning and more. I wanted to share the fab Coven Gift Cards, as for anyone just starting out in their own business its a brilliant present, because you're quite literally investing in that persons future for them and welcoming them into a fabulous community.
Gift cards are limited so visit The Coven website to find out more and get yours before they sell out.
Gifts for Him
Gifts for Littlies
Gifts for Beauty Lovers
Gifts for Foodies
The lovely Kat and Su, founders of Makan Malaysia, have been friends since childhood and decided to launch their business based on their joint love for cooking after they couldn't find the foods that they missed from home. Kat and Su both grew up in Malaysia, but now live here in the UK. Their mission is to share a little bit of the food and culture they love with us all via recipes, supper clubs and market events. You can also bring the taste of Malaysia into your home with their bespoke range of sauces and culinary treats.
Packed full of heat and layered with flavours from home, The Sambal is the perfect accompaniment to any dish. From french fries to curry bases, The Sambal is ideal for adding a burst of flavour to your plate - and you only need a spoonful! Vegan friendly and nut free, a little goes a long way, but be warned it's not for the faint hearted as it is hot hot hot! Perfect for those foodies who love a fiery chilli flavour!