Schools have gone back, the leaves are starting to fall and the days have already got a little cooler; I think I have to accept forlornly that my favourite season is over for another year. Thankfully September always feels like a nicely slow and steady shift into autumn and even a summer girl like me can admit that it’s a lovely month. It also brings me to the fourth in this series of the treats on my Etsy wishlist, from a brilliant bunch of indie businesses.
1. Dreamer gold enamel pin by Rosie O’Neill
One for the daydreamers! This is on my shopping list because it’s pretty much me to a T, being regularly in my own little world. Rosie O’Neill is a Nottingham-based creative who I first came across on Instagram (her account is worth a follow) and sells gorgeous little gifts and home-accessories.
2. Bath shelf by Rustic Retro Furniture
After seeing many an insta post of the perfect, cozy bath set-up, this seems like an ideal purchase for lying back in bubbles with a good book this autumn. Rustic Retro Furniture is the work of a couple based in Chesterfield, selling lots of beautiful wooden pieces for the home. The ‘ginspiration’ drinks rack also caught my eye for when we have our own place.
3. Letter necklace by JS Charm Jewellery
These necklaces personalised with your initial look so pretty, and at the time of writing are discounted by 40%. J & S Jewllery is a Norwich-based team who offer a personalisation option for every one of their pieces and will be on my list going forward for cute little gifts.
4. Waffle towel by Living Roots UK
This product trebles up as a towel, a blanket and a throw! It looks oh so cozy and perfect for some autumn snuggling on the sofa. Living Roots is a London-based duo, whose items are hand-woven and made from 100% cotton.
5. Relax print by Marloes de Vries
I love illustrated prints and this one would be such a cute addition to a living room or study. Marloes de Vries is a Dutch illustrator based in Rotterdam who also has a website with more products and an Instagram full of awesome work.
6. Yellow grey cushion cover by SJ Funky Interiors
This cushion cover looks so pretty and would go perfectly with one of the grey waffle throws from Living Roots. Besides, in my opinion you can never have enough cushions. SJ Funky Interiors is a Birmingham-based maker who creates loads of different patterned lovely things for the home including lampshades, coasters and mugs.
7. Mason jar lights by Pina Colada Crafts
Once the nights start drawing in I love a bit of mood lighting with some candles on the go and a few fairy lights. These ones are on a copper wire in a gorgeous mason jar and would look so good in the living room on an evening. Pina Colada Crafts is a Manchester-based biz run by Emma Luca, who sells all sorts of mason jars from make-up organisers to tea and coffee holders, that she paints herself.
8. Arthur Rabbit knitting kit by Sardines For Tea
A perfect gift for the crafter in your life! This knitting kit provides you with everything you need to make a really cute soft toy rabbit at the end of it, and should be fairly easy if you know the knitting essentials. Sardines For Tea was the brainchild of a lovely lady I’ve met in real life, who’s based in Leeds and sells a wide range of different knitting patterns to make gorgeous teddies, rabbits, dogs, you name it!
9. Pecan Pie candle by York Candle Company
This one isn’t exactly a wishlist item because I already have it, but it absolutely had to be included because it’s one of the nicest things I’ve ever smelt. York Candle Company’s products are all handmade with natural soy wax; I’ve bought a few candles from them now and they are always brilliant quality – I’d also recommend their Pumpkin Soufflé in particular.
So there you have it, a selection of goodies for the season whether you’re looking to treat yourself or someone else. If you liked this, you might also enjoy some of my other gift guides which always have a focus on independent sellers.
Please note that these products are all on sale at the time of publishing this blog, I’m not responsible for any changes shops make thereafter!