It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of independent creative businesses; promoting them and buying from them is a lovely way to support people making beautiful things, in the knowledge that every penny you spend is so appreciated, rather than being creamed off by an executive board of old men in suits.
I love finding out more about the people behind these businesses as well, because there are always interesting stories to be had, and for that reason I recently did an interview series with a few entrepreneurs I love – linked here if you fancy a read.
I do want to say though that I don’t only buy from independents. We do our food shop at Lidl, I buy plenty of stuff from Amazon, and I love a Costa as much as the next person. I’d never ever want people to think otherwise, and I can’t bear it when people get preachy about buying independent! It’s all about just doing what you can, and if you can buy just one gift from an indie biz this year, that’s amazing!
I know a lot of people really would like to do so more, so I thought I’d put together a gift guide to help you out! I’ve organised it by category, with a range of prices within each one, just click on each image for the link.
Please note that this post contains affiliate links so if you buy anything, I make a few pennies by way of commission, but it doesn’t cost you any more. All prices are correct at the time of publishing.
Indie Christmas Gifts for Home
Know someone’s who just moved, or maybe got on the property ladder for the first time? Maybe someone who just loves being cosy at home. Here’s some gorgeous things for them.
Indie Christmas Gifts for Pampering
Maybe you know someone who’s always looking after other people, and could really do with a treat themselves. Here’s some lovely things to help with a good pamper.
Indie Christmas Gifts for Eating & Drinking
One of the best things about the season has to be all the edible goods around. Why not get something really special that your friend wouldn’t buy for themselves? Seriously, check out the last one – who wouldn’t love biscuits delivered to their door?!
Indie Christmas Gifts for Making & Doing
What about the person that seems to have everything? Rather than buying them more stuff, sometimes an activity or experience can be the perfect present.
There you have it – a selection of gorgeous things from a whole load of independent businesses who would value your custom more than any big business! I hope it’s helpful – happy shopping 😀