Fabric of my Life.

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Ding dong, ding dong… it’s that time of year again!

I had to do a quick check, but it’s actually been 4 years since I put together a round up of Christmas gifting ideas for the blog.


Which is crazy, because it’s something I absolutely looove doing, but I think in recent years the relentless rate of consumerism during the festive season has really worn me down. Do I really need to be promoting yet more consumption at this time, even if all the products I’m sharing here are from small businesses —many of them based here in the North of England?


I feel like every year recently has felt like make-or-break for small brands the country over, but this year in particular has seen so many of my favourites close up shop; some temporarily, but most, sadly, for good. It really is a case of ‘use it or lose it,’ so, while I don’t intend for these gift guides to encourage anyone to spend money they don’t have  —or purchase gifts simply because ‘it is the time of year to do so’— if you were planning to do some seasonal gift shopping (for yourself or others), I wanted to provide you with a little light inspiration.


Below you’ll find a curated edit of small and thoughtful gift ideas, grouped into four fun themed categories, with a smattering of more extravagent options if you’re feeling particularly flush just now. I’d love to know if anything specific catches your eye! Or if there is something from a local maker or brand that your currently have your heart set on…

Secret Santa Gift Ideas & Stocking Fillers – Christmas 2023

Gift Ideas for Stylish Girls – Christmas 2023

Gift Ideas for Frequent Flyers and Cultural Travellers – Christmas 2023

1. SOWK Note leather organiser 2. ATTIRECARE Explore set 3. YETI Rambler mug 4. SIDE STORY Sunday Service 7.5ml parfum 5. AJOTO leather pen pouch 6. OCTAEVO linen notebook 7. NOT ANOTHER BILL backgammon roll 8. SALT & STONE lip balm spf30 9. ANOTHER LOOP personalised luggage tag 10. PELEGRIMS Exploration set 11. SUN·DAY OF LONDON V.Riad candle 12. MARISEL soft leather eyewear case

Gift Ideas for Cosy Homes & Creature Comforts – Christmas 2023

1. BODHA cashmere aromatherapy eye pillow 2. ORRIS Le Botaniste soap 3. NATURAL ISLE Fin mug 4. SHE’S LOST CONTROL I Am Love candle 5. TABLE salted 63% hot chocolate flakes 6. SOOSUMSEE checkerboard linen hand printed cushion 7. MAISON BALZAC amber pebble incense holder & sticks set 8. HAY Chim Chim scent diffuser 9. LIAM OWEN x GOODHOOD Freckle glaze mug 10. CAJCO x ALMA FRAMES ‘Coffee + a Stroll” framed print 11. ARCTIC FOX & CO. Teddy throw 12. IDAHO Siberian wool slippers

Lead image: Broste Copenhagen

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