This year has been all about supporting businesses and helping them get through the tough times, as we approach Christmas I wanted to share the love with some small businesses!
I already had a few businesses I wanted to mention, but I also wanted to see what my followers thought. What I didn’t expect was over 50 responses (you can see the full thread here)! Picking 5 of them was tough but I’ve put some of my favourites below, all of which are UK based.
There are so many amazing businesses out there but I know due to funds it’s not always possible so if you can’t shop small right now I hope these are some that you can bookmark and keep in mind for later!
I want to note that I have not been given anything in exchange for posting about these companies. All of these have either been recommended by my Twitter followers or I have purchased from myself.
If you’re looking for some adorable and quirky earrings then check out Liberty Things on Etsy. Gingerbread, Jammy Dodgers and some of my personal favourites – the Powerpuff Girls! One of my friends absolutely raves about this business and I can see why! You can pick yours up here.
I’m a sucker for stationary and these are great! There are a whole variety of different quotes from films and TV shows, I really like the Back To The Future pencils. Others include Batman, Clueless and Drag Race – I wasn’t kidding when I said there is variety. You can shop here.
After 2020 I think we could all use some positivity and a bit of a boost, Izabela shared these great cards with me that give you a little bit of a pep talk or your own inspiration. I’m planning on getting some of these for myself when I can! You can buy your own box here.
I’ve had Book Besties on my radar for a while now but there are so many amazing fabrics to choose from I haven’t been able to decide which ones I want! Can we take a moment to just melt at Baby Yoda? He’s so cute! I will warn you book lovers you’ll want them all! Pick up bookish goodies here.
Twin Moon Supply
My regular followers know that I am a big Disney fan and these patches are ADORABLE look at them! I’m definitely adding the Neverland one to my wish list and Big Thunder Mountain because you can’t really go wrong with those two classics. You can shop some Disney goodness here.
The Clovelly Soap Co
Clovelly Soap Co is all about smelling divine with a range of soaps, candles and bath products. I’ve definitely got my eye on the set of candles above with Christmassy scents, mm mm mmm! For lovely smelly goodness, click here.
The Naughty Shrew
For those who are trying to do more for the environment you’re going to want to take a look at The Naughty Shrew. I was blown away by the sheer amount of eco friendly products available! You can find more of their products (including a great vegan range) here.
Annie responded and put her shop forward and it is SO cute. A mix of sewn products and jewellery I absolutely adore this little rainbow! You can see Annie’s creations here.
Bubble Trouble UK
I’m all for finding good quality cruelty free bath bombs and fizzers and Bubble Trouble ticks both the boxes. They have some really cute Christmas creations too! If you’re in the mood for a fun bath take a look here.
I’ve actually known the owner of Pink Alligator since I was at primary school and it goes without saying Ciara has always been excellent with creating. After her normal job in theatre was shut during the pandemic she took to creating and I adore what she’s created. My favourite is definitely the eye mask above! Once I can I’ll be getting myself a few treats. There’s lots of different goodies here.
And some favourites from me
As well as my followers there were a few small businesses I’ve bought from recently that I wanted to share with you too!
I now own 3 of Alyesa’s wonderful pins, these are a must have for V.E Schwab fans in particular (there are 2 different pins for one of my favourite books of the year The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue). There are also pins from other popular books and series such as Crescent City. You can see all the beautiful pins here.
I came across TreatBox through work and I LOVE these boxes! Whether you want to send a gift for a reason such as a new baby, Christmas gift or a birthday these are perfect. You can choose how many gifts and create a box that’s unique or pick one of the lovely created ones. Also they fit through the letter box! You can pick a box or build your own here.
Disclaimer: I have worked with TreatBox in a professional capacity in the past, however, all boxes I’ve received I have purchased myself.
Bibbidi Bobbidi Candle
My Mum bought me one of these candles this year as we were meant to be going to Disneyland, I’ve also bought one for my best friend and I have to say these are gorgeous. The smells are delicious and not too overwhelming. They’ve also started doing other non-Disney scents including Elf on a Shelf. Fill up your home with the beautiful smells here.
Cotton Moon Embroidery
I’ve got to know Zoe this year and I have absolutely loved seeing her grow her business and I absolutely love the two designs above – there’s also one of a highland cow that I’m particularly fond of. You can take a look at all of the available designs here.
Are there any other small businesses I should know about? Drop me a link below!