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Christmas Gift Ideas From Small Businesses

If you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas this year, here’s a little guide we’ve put together of gifts sourced from small and local companies.

It’s been a tough year to navigate on all fronts. From a retail perspective, being a small business owner, it’s been a challenging time. There are so many small businesses out there struggling to keep going. If you’re on the hunt for gifts, here’s a thoughtful collection of gifts, made or sold from small businesses in and around my local area. There’s a few of our own thrown in the mix too!

Hopefully there’s something thoughtful here that you could buy for that special someone!

Happy shopping!


UNIQUE A5 SIZE CHARITY CHRISTMAS CARDS

William’s Fund raise money for Childhood Cancer in Oxford, we have our own researchers dedicated to improving Cancer treatment for children, in memory of William. William’s Fund have no paid employees.

These beautiful cards are from original designs by Elizabeth Cox, William’s Grandmother. Mixed packs of 25 (£13) or 50 (£18). ALL proceeds go to the research. Remember to look for the hidden mice!

Order from: williamsfund.co.uk

From £13


MAKE YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS WREATH

Decorate your front door this Christmas with your own handmade festive wreath. This kit comes delivered to your home, with everything needed to make a wreath using real greenery, artificial berries, pine cones and an easy to follow tutorial.

Use code IDH for an exclusive 15% discount on all orders.

Order from: idohandmade.co.uk/shop

£20


ACTS OF KINDNESS ADVENT CALENDAR CRAFT KIT

Get creative at home with everything you need to make and decorate your own paper envelope advent calendar. Fill your handmade envelopes with included acts of kindness ideas for you to spread a little festive cheer to your loved ones and the community. Great to make with or without kids.

Use code IDH for an exclusive 15% discount on all orders.

Order from: idohandmade.co.uk/shop

£16


PERSONALISED DECORATIONS

Ceramic Christmas decorations with satin red ribbon in a Snowman, Robin or Reindeer design. Each are personalised with an option of three messages ‘With love at Christmas’, ‘My first Christmas’ and ‘Happy Christmas’ and a name of your choice. To place an order please go to the ‘contact us’ form on the website.

Order from: littleprintskeepsakes.com/shop

£8.50


ADVENT CALENDAR BUNTING

Decorate your home with this rustic handmade advent bunting, made with individual pockets in each flag, to fill with your own treats of your choice. Start a new tradition in your home and reuse it each Christmas.

Use code IDH for an exclusive 15% discount on all orders.

Order from: idohandmade.co.uk/shop

£25


CHRISTMAS ELF HUTS

Add a little sparkle to your home with our Elf huts. These handmade homes are installed with a solar light and come in a choice of two colours red and green. To order either visit my Etsy store, email enchantedgardendesigns@hotmail.com or check out my Facebook page facebook.com/enchantedgardendesigns/

Order from: etsy.com/uk/shop/magicalgardendesigns

£19.99


CHILDREN’S HAND & FOOTPRINT KEEPSAKES


A range of ceramic tiles and coasters in a variety of shapes and sizes that feature your little
one’s hand or foot prints and name or custom personalisation. When ordered an ‘inkless hand and foot print kit’ will be sent directly to you with full instructions on how to take your prints. Once they are completed they can then be scanned and emailed back or returned in the envelope provided to Little Prints HQ. Upon receipt, the prints will be transformed into your keepsake and will then be posted to you within 2 weeks.

Order from: littleprintskeepsakes.com/shop

FROM £15.50


PET PAW PRINT KEEPSAKES

A range of ceramic tiles, coasters and hanging ornaments that feature your pet’s paw print and name or custom personalisation. When ordered an ‘inkless paw print kit’ will be sent directly to you with full instructions on how to take your prints. Once completed they can then be scanned and emailed back or returned in the envelope provided to Little Prints HQ. Upon receipt, the prints will be transformed into your keepsake and will then be posted to you within 2 weeks

Order from: littleprintskeepsakes.com/shop

FROM £15


HOME PAMPER HAMPER

Treat your home (and yourself) with our Home Pamper Hamper! This contains our gorgeous essentials to make your home smell and feel like the festive season, all presented in a reusable wood-effect gift box. Contents: Orange and Cinnamon Reed Diffuser (150ml), Warm Honeysuckle Candle (250g), Vanilla Small Room or

Car Freshener, Orange & Nutmeg Hand Sanitiser (100ml). Bespoke Hampers also available on our website

Order from: beginagainshop.co.uk

£40


LIGHT UP LED STAR

Battery operated, allowing you to hang or lean this star anywhere in your home. Available in two sizes 41cm and 73cm

Order from: ottiliehomeandgifts.co.uk

From £14


MACRAME PLANT HANGER KIT

A gift offering any plant lover the chance to discover the art of macrame and create their own hanging garden. This kit comes with enough cotton cord to make and display two pot plants or terrariums.

Use code IDH for an exclusive 15% discount on all orders.

Order from: idohandmade.co.uk/shop

£14


HOME FRAGRANCE, BATH & BODY

Luxury plant based soy wax candles and reed diffusers for the home and beautiful essential oil bath and body products for that extra treat we all deserve – the perfect gift this Christmas.

Order from: huntersmooncandles.com

From £16-40


CUSTOM PORTRAITS

Unique and contemporary personalised portraits from a highly skilled local artist. Emily paints families, individuals, couples, children and pets from either photographs or sittings. A variety of sizes and options available, including oil paintings, watercolour, ink, charcoal and pencil. Order soon, to secure your slot: ratherniceartist@gmail.com

Discount available for NHS workers.

Order from: etsy.com/uk/shop/RatherNiceArt

From £30


CHILDREN’S FAIRY OR ELF CHRISTMAS WREATH KITS

Children can choose either a fairy or
Elf design wreath kit for them to design at home. These come with a wide range of artificial Christmas decorations, lights, colouring door kit, and glue pen. To order either visit my Etsy store, email enchantedgardendesigns@hotmail.com or check out my Facebook page facebook.com/enchantedgardendesigns/

Order from: etsy.com/uk/shop/magicalgardendesigns

£16.99


HAND WARMER CRAFT KIT

This cosy craft kit includes everything you need to make a pair of microwavable, reusable pocket hand warmers. This stocking filler gift idea comes in two colours and makes a thoughtful winter treat for loved ones.

Use code IDH for an exclusive 15% discount on all orders.

Order from: idohandmade.co.uk/shop

£9


BLOCK PRINTING CRAFT KIT

The perfect gift for a creative friend. This letterbox friendly kit comes with everything they’ll need to decorate a tote bag, tea towel, or drawstring bag, using fair trade wooden block print stamps and fabric paint.

Use code IDH for an exclusive 15% discount on all orders.

Order from: idohandmade.co.uk/shop

From £15


DAWS HILL ENGLISH QUALITY SPARKLING WINE

Award winning English sparkling wine grown and made in Radnage, Buckinghamshie. Sparkling white and rose wines and Sparkling cider. Either order online or email info@dawshillvineyard.co.uk

Order from: dawshillvineyard.co.uk

£15 SPARKLING CIDER

£25 SPARKLING WINES


OLD-FASHIONED SWEETS

The best, freshest sweets in the world, but tasting is believing. Providing old-fashioned excellent customer service and value for money. Our business motto is to put a smile on everyone’s face, one face at a time. We post out sweets envelopes all over England, Scotland and Wales.

Order from: sweetsforall.uk

From £1.50-£40


MILK & DARK CHOCOLATE NUTS

Brazilnuts, hazelnuts, cashews, peanuts and raisins

Order from: sweetsforall.uk

From £5


AFTERNOON TEA TO GO

Staying in is the new going out so enjoy Afternoon Tea in the comfort of your own home or garden with those nearest and dearest to you. Available as a christmas gift voucher or a treat at home for the holiday season.

Order either online, by email orders@thekitchencroxley.com or by giving us a ring 01923 805 896.

Order from: thekitchencroxley.co.uk

From £20 per person


PERSONALISED BROWNIE SLAB

If you can’t be with your loved ones why not send them a special sweet treat, a brownie slab with a personalised greeting.

Order either online, by email orders@thekitchencroxley.com or by giving us a ring 01923 805 896.

Order from: thekitchencroxley.co.uk

From £25


DELUXE HOT CHOCOLATE GIFT HAMPER

A gorgeous gift for all the family with delicious hot chocolate, mini marshmallows and much more.

Order from: usmaashampersandgifts.co.uk

£32.95


PICK N MIX HAMPER

A delicious mix of some of our most popular pick n mix sweets beautifully packaged in a wicker hamper.

Order from: usmaashampersandgifts.co.uk

£27.95


FESTIVE CHOCOLATE CONES

Irresistible and moreish chocolate cones make the perfect stocking filler.

Order from: usmaashampersandgifts.co.uk

From £2.50


REUSABLE FESTIVE FACE MASKS

Stay safe this season with these festive themed face masks, available in kids and adult sizes.

Order from: idohandmade.co.uk/shop

£8


LIGHT REFLECTING JEWELLERY & HOME DECORATIONS

Colourful, light reflecting jewellery and home decorations. Lots of different sizes and 24 different colours – all handmade in Sarratt, to make you smile!

Order from: glowbeads.co.uk

From £7


ANTIQUE 5 STONE DIAMOND RING

Why not add a sprinkle of sparkle to your Christmas this year? At the Heritage Jewellery Co, we have curated a range of beautiful vintage and antique jewellery including necklaces, bracelets, brooches, cufflinks and rings such as these fabulous five stone diamond rings.

Order from: heritagejewelleryco.com

From £150


ANTIQUE GOLD PHOTO LOCKET

If you’re looking for a unique and thoughtful gift for a loved one then an individually hand-crafted antique Victorian gold locket with a photograph you’ve chosen could just be the perfect present.

Order from: heritagejewelleryco.com

From £55


BODY PAMPER HAMPER

Our Body Pamper Hamper will provide everything you need to create your own calm with the help of our luxury skincare and a hand-poured aromatherapy candle, all presented in a reusable wood-effect gift box. Contents: Intensive Body Serum Cream (50g), Sleepy & Sensitive Skin Body Serum Cream (50g), Baby & Sensitive Skin Body Serum Cream (50g), pair of cotton gloves and bootees (one size), Orange & Nutmeg Hand Sanitiser (50ml), Serenity aromatherapy candle (250g). Bespoke Hampers also available on our website.

Order from: beginagainshop.co.uk

£40


MASSAGE TREATMENTS

Treat that special someone to a relaxing treatment this Christmas, with a luxurious massage, aromatherapy or healing gift voucher. Vouchers come gift wrapped sure to wow anyone on Christmas Day.

Order from: facebook.com/thehealinghutt

From £25


STAY CONNECTED WITH CLOSER CRYSTALS

Add some sparkle this Christmas. Our ethically sourced range of crystals can be compiled in to your very own tailor-made gift sets. Select a series of stones and link grandparents with grandchildren, husbands and wives, siblings and friends. From tumbles to towers, from points to geodes, from candles to carvings to keyrings, there really is something for everyone! Give us a call or send a WhatsApp to discuss your personal order, and let us help you make it a Christmas to remember. Give a gift that lasts, connecting you with loved ones wherever you are in the world, showing your love, this Christmas and forever.

Order from: closercrystals.com

Tumbles pair £3

Towers from £15

Points from £15

Geodes from £10

Candles from £10

Carvings from £8


PERMANENT MAKEUP & MICROBLADING


Spoil that special person in your life with a gift voucher from Eloquence Permanent Cosmetics. A choice of three bespoke treatments; Hairstroke/ Combination/Ombré Brows, Eyeliner or Lip Blush/Full Colour.

Order from: eloquencepermanentcosmetics.com

From £125


DETOX & RENEW HAIR TREATMENT GIFT SET


Inspired by Ayurveda an all-natural hair care range based on Ayurvedic principles to strengthen hair and restore dry damaged hair back to its former glory.

Use code IDH for an exclusive 20% discount on all items.

Order from: ovviovita.com

£50


PERSONALISED REIKI CRYSTAL POUCHES


A lot of thought has gone into this collection of Crystal Pouches, each one offering love, support and healing to the individual. Each pouch contains six crystals energised with Reiki healing for a friend or family member and offers support for: Anxiety & Stress, Calm & Relaxation, Wealth & Abundance, Communication & Confidence, Concentration & Memory and Travellers. Visit the website to find an array of beautiful crystal gifts and jewellery which can be personalised with a name, brief message and Reiki healing.

crystalclearreiki.biz

From £12.99-£14.99


REIKI HEALING GIFT VOUCHERS

Gift a loved one pure calm, relaxation and healing with a Reiki therapeutic treatment. This gentle Japanese technique is excellent for stress and anxiety, insomnia, headaches, pain, menopause symptoms and much more. Gift vouchers are available for 30 or 60 minute treatments. Visit the website to find out more about how Reiki works.

Order from: crystalclearreiki.biz

£30 FOR 30 MINUTES

£50 FOR 60 MINUTES


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A Handmade Cuppa Tea Gift Idea

The best gifts are handmade and this one’s an easy one for anyone to make.

You’ll need a plain mug which you can pick up from most homeware shops, a few coloured sharpie pens and a packet of alphabet stickers, both can be purchased from Hobbycraft or a general Craft Store.

If you’re gifting this for someone, you could personalise this by using the first letter of their name. Choose your letter or letters and stick them on the mug. Then with your sharpie pens, draw hundreds of tiny dots around the letter. For added effect, use a few colours and gradually fade and make the dots more spaced out the further you get away from the sticker.

Once you’re happy, peel off the sticker from the mug and you’re left with an outline of the letter.

There you have it, fill it with treats, their favourite teabags or a packet of biscuits and you’ve got a beautiful hand personalised gift.

A quick note, these dots won’t survive in the dishwasher, so handwash them only 🙂


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Handmade Christmas Card Idea

Looking for handmade Christmas card ideas?

This one’s a cutie and great to do with or without kids. It’s so simple! A few fingerprints on an ink pad and you can really go to town!

Ink up your finger and make the two shapes shown in the photos. Use a pen to add the reindeer details and that’s kind of it! I added some washi tape for a decorative touch too et voila!

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Handmade christmas card idea of Reindeer stamped with fingerprints

The perfect handmade Christmas card idea for the festive season!


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Handmade Gift idea – A Personalised Frame

Looking for handmade gift ideas? This prezzie idea is simple but a thoughtful one.

Find your favourite verse or quote that applies to the person you’re giving it to, then fill up a frame using alphabet stickers.

I found some decorative paper in the depths of my craft box, cut it to match the shape of the frame then used letter stickers which are available at Hobbycraft or online. I used different font stickers to make it a bit more colourful!

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Hey presto you’ve got yourself a thoughtful handmade gift idea.

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I also made this one for another friend.

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Advent calendar tree

We’re so happy with our Advent Calendar Tree – the daily treats taste yummy, its added some Christmas decor to the room and our crafty paws were in their element making it!

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We made mini cocoa gingerbread biscuits, decorated them with the numbers and wrapped each one in cellophane.

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We bought the tree from
hobbycraft.co.uk and bought some extra baubles and tree decor – once the biscuits start to get eaten it will begin to look pretty bare! Happy Advent everyone!

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Christmas card idea for kids

Take a look at our christmas card idea fo kids. Turn your Christmas cards into a bit of festive decor.

Why not mix it up a bit at Christmas and make Christmas card bunting for your family. It will be the prettiest card on the mantlepiece! I made one for my niece who is 2 who probably still doesn’t understand the concept of Christmas cards! This idea’s great for kids.

Cut out the letters of their name from coloured card, cover it with stickers then make little holes and thread some festive sparkly string. You could write a little message on the back for them to read in years to come! This Christmas card idea could even become a yearly Christmas decoration to put out next year!

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A Way To Display Your Christmas Crackers

Take a look at this way to display your Christmas crackers.

Use a prop to help decorate the top of your table this Christmas.

We love the look of filling a picnic hamper with crackers and wedging it open with a small rustic stick.

If you don’t have a picnic basket, you could use a basket, vintage suitcase, a fish bowl this list goes on… experiment this Christmas and give it a go.

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Candy cane name cards

Decorate the table this Christmas with candy canes! An edible informative sign which can’t be a bad thing!

Stick three candy canes together with cello-tape, so the curved canes are all going out at different angles. Next add some pretty lace or ribbon and tie a bow on top of the cello-tape.

I designed on Microsoft Word a sheet of text boxes which I filled red, and gave a green dashed border. I downloaded the vintage font ‘Romantiques’ from dafont.com (for free may I add!) and typed the names I needed.

You can either use them for name places for people or dish names.

Yummy, cute and Christmassy!

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Gift idea time! – A hug in a mug bundle

The perfect handmade gift for any chocolate fan! A mini parcel filled with all the ingredients you need to make the best hot chocolate known to man!

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First I melted my fav chocolate into a heart shaped ice cube tray, once it started to set, I pushed a disposable wooden teaspoon into each cube and left to harden. (Teaspoons and ice cube tray are on eBay at super cheap prices)

Then I filled clear mini cellophane sachets (also bought from eBay) with lots of sweet treats, some with marshmallows, some with deluxe hot chocolate powder, some with chocolate sprinkles. I sealed each sachet with a handmade sticker by stamping snowflakes onto plain white parcel stickers just to add a Christmassy touch!

Once my heart shaped chocolates (with wedged in teaspoon) had set, I removed them from the ice cube tray and put each one into a clear cellophane bag – and sealed the same way with a sticker.

When you have all the different sachets filled, pack them into a mini bundle, one of each one. I used clear display bags with a gold pattern on and tied with a ribbon.

I then printed out instructions on how to enjoy and decorated the reverse for an additional decorative touch and tied to the ribbon.

Happy Christmas y’all!

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Gift idea time – skittle flavoured vodka!

Here’s a gift I’ve made for a few of the ladies in my life! Skittle flavoured vodka!

I bought a few 250ml Kilner clip top bottles, filled them with vodka and popped in about 20 of their favourite coloured skittle. It’s best to stick to one colour of skittle type in each bottle as it could look quite mucky in colour if you went for the fruit salad option!

Leave them to stand for about 3 days, and by the power of magic the skittles disappear! You’ll need to filter them a few times though to drain away some of the sugary sediment left at the bottom of the bottle. To do this, either grab some muslin and pour the vodka over it into another container, or a paper coffee filter works well. When you’re done, pour the magic juice back into your bottles and design a tag to go around the neck.

I wrote some serving suggestions of ways best to enjoy – with lemonade and ice or neat on the rocks!

Great prezzy for alcohol drinking chummys – it taste delicious and is handmade with lurrrrve 🙂

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Advent calendar bunting

This super cute make has been welcomed into our collection… Advent calendar bunting! All the other props are glaring at this one in envy! Well if you’re going to count down the days to Christmas why not do it in style 🙂

Each flag has a little pocket to hold a mini sweet which you can enjoy each day leading up to Christmas (only if you can restrain your self not to eat them all at once!)

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If you’re interested in owning your own get in touch 🙂

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Christmas Vintage bunting for all

We’ve been cutting and sewing galore over the last few weeks getting a few new festive bespoke props ready to add to our vintage catalogue.

The first one I’d like to welcome is our Vintage Christmas bunting! Wooooo! Image

We’ve sewn three different flags to red (or green) tape – cream floral, red gingham and green polka dot. They’re all double sided, so ideal to hang across the room and can be admired from all directions!

Stay tuned for more ways to spruce up Christmas in your home 🙂ImageImageImageImage