Gift guide - small businesses

Lockdown has been hard for all of us, but especially those with small businesses. This year I've 
discovered a bunch of independent brands that I wouldn't have before. By supporting small businesses
 you are giving them the chance to grow their company, pay their bills and so much more! I wanted to 
do a dedicated gift guide featuring some of my favourite small businesses and so many more for you to 
discover and purchase from this Christmas season! 

Craft Tree By Sabina makes handmade resin products. Resin had become widely popular over the last 6 
months and some incredible personalised gifts can be made. Sabina sent over the personalised resin 
bookmark* and flower resin initial keyring*. Both of these are made to the highest of quality and can be 
personalised from the colour of flower and foil to if you want your name included on the bookmark. These 
make great gifts and I already have my eye on a few more items from here store.

I don't have any children yet so shopping for them can be quite difficult as I have no idea what I'm doing. 
I was browsing upon Etsy and found So Sew Precious Gifts who create personalised gifts. As soon as I 
saw the personalised dinosaur backpack I knew it was perfect. This arrived super quickly and was 
amazing quality too. The embroidery of his name and quality of the bag is durable and will last him for 
a long time. Gifts like these are my favourite, as they're simple yet shows you've put more thought into 
them by having them personalised. 

The Inspired Stories is a beautiful stationery shop! I discovered them earlier this year when I was looking 
for a personalised notebook. I picked up the starry lined personalised notebook in white pearl which is 
beyond stunning and so nice to write in. They have everything you could imagine from; meal and wedding 
planners to tote bags, washi tape and affirmation cards. Perfect for those stationery lovers in your lives.

I discovered Joan Jewellery Gifts when I was looking for a name necklace. There are so many brands
 out their selling name necklaces but something about this brand stuck out to me. I loved how they offer
 a variety of fonts and metals as well as chains and plaques. You have so many options to choose from, 
and is a jewellery piece on their site for everyone. These are amazing quality and really affordable too if 
you're looking for a cheaper gift or are on a budget.

Gee Gardner Art is someone I've been following for just over a year and someone who is an amazing 
artist. After decorating my room I was looking for some unique pieces that would fit the vibe of my room 
without being your 'typical' print. I purchased this gorgeous eye print from Gee, which I am still so in love 
with. Each piece is hand painted by Gee with so much love and attention to detail. I will definitely be 
purchasing from her in the future and love every piece that she creates!

This year I've become a little obsessed with cow items. From cow print to illustrations. This lead to be 
discovering Soohie Art. I initially illustrated cow print t-shirt* which I fell in love with. Sophie was so 
kind to send over the t-shirt along with the hello pumpkin tote bag* and personalised name bauble*. I am 
in love with every item on Sophie's shop and have quite a lot of her items favourited, ready for me to 
purchase in the new year! I can't wait to see her business grow and see what new products she launches.

CRG Art Design* is a brand that I've loved for years. I'm a big planner and love to organise anything I 
can get my hands on. I'm also quite a visual person, so although I love to write everything down in my 
planner, I like to have something other than a long list of to-do's. CRG Art Design* have hundreds of 
stickers to choose from that makes your diary that little bit more exciting, especially with the tasks you 
don't like to do! No matter what the season, chore or occasion is there will be a sticker that's for you! 

If a friend of mine has a business I will try my very best to support them in whatever way I can. Georgia 
recently launched her brand; Dear Darning which is a variety of personalised and bespoke products 
ranging from clothing and bags to pug keyring's and my personal favourite; personalised music plaque
After seeing these all over the Internet for months I decided to pick one up and I am so in love. Everything 
from the quality and how sentimental it is makes for a perfect gift for a loved one this Christmas.  


Some of these products were gifted (have been marked with an asterix) to me however this post is not sponsored and all opinions are my own.


  1. These are some really cute gifts! I love the personalised ones x

    Joyce |

  2. It is so important to support small businesses during this time, thanks for sharing.

  3. I love finding smaller businesses to support, especially at Christmas time.

    Amy x
    The July Rose

  4. I love anything personalised for Christmas and I love the necklace and tree ornament the most! Love your snaps!


    1. So sentimental and meaningful! Thank you lovely x

  5. Suh cute gifts! Love the song plaque :) |