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Shop Small: Gifts under £25

Choosing to shop independent at Christmas is the very best way to see your festive sparkle spread far and wide.

Not only will you be gifting your loved ones with a beautiful and thoughtfully crafted present, you’ll also be giving a wonderful gift to the independent business owner too. Whether they are the designer/maker of the product or the curator of a beautifully edited boutique (be it bricks and mortar, or online), they will have poured their hearts and souls into their business all year, and the festive season is often make-or-break time. By choosing to give your money to these people, who care passionately about craftsmanship, expertise and community, you’ll be helping to make a far bigger impact on your local economy and society, than playing it safe and sticking to high street brands.

When you buy from a small business an actual person does a little happy dance.

For my next gift guide I’ve rounded up a selection of gifts under £25, some championing unique handcrafted design, some social enterprise, and others the personal wellbeing of the recipient. These include luxury ethical bodycare products that create life changing job opportunities for people who are blind, disabled or otherwise disadvantaged; understated ceramics handcrafted in a hackney studio; and toxin-free nail lacquer made from natural ingredients, including wood pulp, wheat, cotton, potatoes and corn..


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Lead image: Ferm Living 

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3 responses

  1. You have such a great eye for gifts that are affordable, thoughtful and look like they cost a lot more than they do. Such a useful guide, thanks for sharing Kate! xx

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