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5 Independent brands to help you shop small this Father’s Day

The month of June marks Father’s Day and no matter who the father figure in your life, we love to shop small for thoughtful, personal gifts. If you’re looking for some inspiration when it comes to picking the perfect gift, here are 5 of our favourites.

1. Beard Surgeon, Daily Package £21

Does your dad need to up his beard game? Then look no further from The Daily Package from Beard Surgeon. Value packed with a beard oil and balm in one of four delicious scents. Founded in 2021 and run by two University friends, their brand ethos is Look good, feel good, smell good and doesn’t your dad deserve that?

2. Mocaro, Bespoke bow tie from £195

Mocaro creates bespoke, statement accessories for men, all designed in London and forged with meticulous British craftsmanship, incorporating precious metals and the world’s finest fabrics. If you’ve got a dapper dad then one of these beautifully made pieces will be the jewel in his formalwear crown.

3. Hillery & Son, Rum Punch £3.49

Looking for a gift on a budget? Hillery & Son’s delicious Rum Punch is the perfect accessory for the foodie father. Either treat him to a solo bottle of this double award winning drink or why not package it up into a hamper of indie treats? Either way, don’t expect this to hang around for long!

4. EsQue Parfum, Caville Blanc Parfum, £26

Fragrance is a classic gift for dad and why not – there are so many options for every different type of dad. We love these unisex fragrances from EsQue Parfum, with a blend of bergamot, geranium, lavender with a twist of patchouli and a touch of class. You will smell citrus and fruity accents with a hint of spice creating an incredibly nostalgic scent.

5. Health and Holistics, The gift of health, £49.99

Give the gift of health, literally thanks to this set from Health and Holistics. This gorgeous set includes contains a 30g pouch of wildcrafted Sea Moss, along with 2x 314ml jars of Sea Moss gel (original) and 3x50g bar of nourishingly natural Sea Moss soap (original) to boost dads immune system this season and beyond. 

Who are we?

I’m Becky, a 30 something mama of two, from West London and I run this creative little business together with my mum Wendy.

When covid landed on our doorstep in 2020, one thing we did to help encourage sales of our craft kits, was create the Shop Small Christmas Gift Catalogue. We posted it out to thousands of homes, advertising gift ideas, all sold from small businesses, including my own, encouraging people to shop small at Christmas.

I loved helping other companies, I wondered about converting our catalogue into an in-person event.

So in summer 2022, we hosted out first ever pop-up market in Westfield shopping centre, encouraging the nation to shop from small businesses. I absolutely loved meeting so many inspiring business owners and helping them increase exposure and sales, it’s made me want to organise more events. It’s naturally turned into a business itself, hosting in person shopping events, helping diversify the high street with products from small businesses.

As a product selling business owner myself selling a range of craft kits, I know full well how hard it can be to generate a regular income and to keep the business going especially with big brands dominating the high street

From my own experience I’ve found if you have a good product, selling in person can be such a beneficial way to get your stock off the shelves and into the hands of your ideal customer. I’m passionate about helping small businesses thrive and the I Do Handmade Pop-Ups will hopefully do exactly that.

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