Shopping small is gaining some real momentum at the moment which is amazing. I suspect that the #shopsmallspreadjoy campaign by the South London Makers Market girls might have a lot to do with this. As cut off dates for small biz orders are approaching, I wanted to put together a list of brands I've been loving recently to give you all some Christmas gift inspo. I've separated these into the following categories: jewellery, homeware, clothes and food. Have a scroll and let me know your favs!
The cuuutest jewellery ever, think bright colours, florals and smiley faces. Very fun - cute for a younger relative.
I've been following Amber's journey for a long time and I love everything about her jewellery. She lives in Vienna and repurposes vintage beads she finds at Viennese flea markets into the cutest charms and earrings.
Really pretty gold jewellery made with pastel vintage beads. Bought one for my grandma the other day and she absolutely loved it, very versatile though I'm sure anyone would love.
Really lovely crochet jewellery in the prettiest colours. New collection just launched!
For your edgier friends/relatives. Coolest barbed wire hoops. You can find our collab necklace in 'shop all' on my website.
Been loving the 90s beaded necklace vibe lately and this is definitely it. Cute and colourful, beaded, smiley necklaces etc.
Love everything about Gemma's jewellery. Really unique and lovely beaded charms which are custom made to order. Also shipped out in really pretty vintage match boxes - love!!
Really unique rings, necklaces and earrings, have had my eye on these for a while. So detailed and gorgeous.
Another 90s beaded vibe which I think is so in right now, I especially love the pearls with the smiley face flowers. So cute!
Funkiest necklaces and earrings. Some have a real boho/beachy vibe which I love. My personal favs are the 'Yummy' earrings which I just ordered a pair of and am sooo excited for!!
Stunning handmade candles which you can customise with your own scent! The Christmas collection is the cutest thing ever, I just ordered a brown Rudolf candle in the scent 'gingerbread cookies' and white in the scent 'spiced hot chocolate'. Literally can't wait!!
Really pretty hand painted candles. Currently have my eye on the advent candle collab with @matildagoad. Looks amazing!!
Not sure if this technically counts as homeware but I loveee Ella Mae Statham's artwork. Definitely going to get a print at some point. Super cool glittery dream world vibes and you can get a custom commission too!
For the plant lovers in your life. Really cute and unique alternative to plant pots. Handmade from textile remnants in the most amazing colours! Love them all.
Big fan of the torso candles. All handmade in really gorgeous colours and all vegan and plastic free!
Super cute and colourful, hand painted plant pots. Really love the little mini vases.
These are in really high demand right now and you'll see why. Funkiest wiggly mirrors in stunning bright colours. Super cool.
Really funky trinket dishes in lots of different colours and patterns. Personal fav is the lilac cow print.
A recent discovery. Sebastian hand makes the most amazing pastel rugs. Also really love the new bookend vases - so unique.
Sweetest little custom dishes and hangings. Custom made to your name or with the name and painting of your pet. Would be a really nice stocking filler gift!
Superrr cool streetwear type clothes. Hand printed by Mel. I have a tote bag from here which I absolutely love, also a big fan of the Bucket Hat Bop hoodies making a return next week!!
I very rarely wear dresses/skirts but when I do wear something other than joggers there's a particular type that I love and @greymilk is exactly that. Really beautiful prints and colours, all handmade by Gwen in Manchester. I think the dresses are sold out currently but definitely one to bear in mind for the new year, and there's still tights and prints which would be great stocking filler gifts.
Good one for the guys in your life. Really cool streetwear type clothes made in collaboration with artists.
Another good one for guys. Funky print T-shirts and embroidered logo hoodies.
The loveliest bright coloured crochet clothing, big fan of the cardigans and bucket hats!
A long time fav of mine. Really cool repeat logo joggers and hoodies.
Really cute hand embroidered socks. Would be perfect for a stocking filler!
Really want to try these, they'd be so nice for the festive season. Amazing looking platter boxes and all the profits go towards making vital meals for people in need.
This is only relevant if you're local to Leamington Spa but these are the nicest brownies, desperate to try the Biscoff ones!
Was so excited to see these are coming to the Christmas South London Makers Markets. I don't know about you guys but I literally never know what to get my Dad and he loves all things pickled so I pick up something like this from a Christmas market every year. Thought I'd have to be more creative this year but then I saw these, so many interesting flavours too, can't wait to try!
Absolutely desperate to try these. Super thick and gooey handmade cookies, they look insane!
These look equally insane. Really interesting flavours too if you're looking for something a bit different.
The vast majority of these I discovered via @asouthlondonmakersmarket so if you're looking for more small biz gift inspo I'd definitely recommend browsing their Instagram. I hope you guys have found a couple ideas. These are mainly just off the top of my head so let me know if you think of any others, always on the hunt for new small businesses. Thanks so much for reading and go check out everyone on the list!