Despite the disastrous economic climate we currently find ourselves in, we still all want to make Christmas a special time, particularly for our children. Many of us would spend our last pennies on gifts for our loved ones, and whilst that may not be the best financial decision at this time (!), if you are going to spend, you might as well spend on something thoughtful and practical. So I’ve put together a (small) list of Christmas gifts for kids and adults, which are from small businesses, and are meaningful or useful in some way. I hope it’s useful for you!
This gorgeous set is created by Cemre and Lia of Celiya Home. The four soy wax candles come in four individual tin designs which match with the four coaster designs. Celiya Home have so many beautiful gifts to choose from and all their candles are 100% handmade with fragrances made in Britain. They are available directly from their website and also from Etsy.
Known to the locals of Marsden as the ‘Angel Lady’, Rachel Hurley started her online business Rachel’s Emporium during the covid lockdown of 2020. She began by creating a few angel key-rings for family and friends and they became so popular that she opened an Etsy store called My Cute Little Teacup. The Emporium has now grown into a wonderful small business selling gemstone jewellery as well as Neals Yard remedies.
I love personalised books for children and have bought several from different companies. The latest addition to our collection was a Halloween book by My Best Book. I was able to add all three of my children’s names to the story and could change the looks of the characters to match my kids! Personalised books make timeless gifts and will be enjoyed for years.
Who doesn’t love a good bath bomb?! When I saw these bath bombs on Etsy I was AMAZED. My only niggle with these sorts of items is that they might make my children itchy due to the ingredients. However, VBC Life are very careful to list all of their ingredients and any known allergens and all their products are vegan and cruelty free. They have a range of unique gifts and are always adding to their collection. Great fun!
Well I had to get my shop in here somewhere! This Evil Eye Sleep Mask and Baths Salts Gift Set is part of my gift collection and includes a beautiful blue silk-feel sleep mask customised with two gorgeous rhinestone beaded eyes alongside a tube of pink Himalayan bath salts to help you unwind and relax. The tube is decorated with a little evil eye bead which can be removed and used as a protective charm! You can find more gifts on my website.
I ordered this absolutely beautiful handmade essential roll on set for a friend but ended up keeping it as it was so gorgeous! Rhi from Hook and Glow lovingly designs and handmakes a collection of candles, aromatherapy oils and wax melts and packages them in the most beautiful way. This little roll-on essential oil is the perfect size for your pocket or purse meaning it can be close to hand whenever you need it. Simply roll some of the oil onto your pulse points and gently rub into your skin to leave a lasting fragrance that will ease your busy mind. You can choose from different blends and Rhi will also handwrite any special messages you would like to include. Absolutely divine!
So there you go. I hope this list has helped some of you in your search for that special gift. Also just to note that this post is not sponsored in any way. Myself and my family have shopped from all of the above companies and they are all wonderful! Happy shopping everyone!