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Shop Independent This Christmas: The Ultimate Gift Guide

Are you keen to shop independent this Christmas?  But struggle to find them online.

I have created this gift guide to help you buy lovely thoughtful gifts, whilst supporting independent shops.  Win win!!

There are lots of independent online shops in the UK.

Different types of shops for all kinds of people.

I have categorised them so you can easily scroll through to find ones that are relevant to your gift list.  From the generalised to the more specific.  You can then follow the link and have a browse.

So grab your gift list, a drink and lets get shopping.

 

Shop Independent gift guide. Sharing independent shops online at Love Our Shops UK

Shop Independent gift guide.

 

GIFTS, LIFESTYLE & HOME

These are all really lovely lifestyle shops online, selling gifts, home decor, accessories and beauty products.  Here you can find lots of different gifts for lots of different people.

Susie Watson Designs – So many wonderful things.  From personalised gifts to gorgeous furniture.  Lots of gifts and home accessories in between.  Their motto “a thing of beauty is a joy forever”.

47 Things – unique products from independent brands. Bath & body, accessories, gifts and home decor.

Catherine Colebrook – Fabulous range of bags, mugs, aprons, accessories and lots more.  All are sourced and produced in Britain.

Black Bough – Gifts, home decor and a wonderful watch range.  Some new and some old.  Well designed, well made and well priced.

Cloudberry Living – Gorgeous gifts and lifestyle store.  Inspired by Scandinavia’s design heritage.

Grace & Glory Home – A collection of beautiful home accessories to suit both classic and contemporary interiors.

All Things Brighton Beautiful – This is a really lovely store selling homewares, gifts and accessories.

Coffee Scoop All Things Brighton Beautiful. Sharing independent shops online at Love Our Shops UK

Coffee Scoop and clip from All Things Brighton Beautiful.

 

Red Candy – Colourful, quirky and creative.  Some brilliant gifts.

Rastall & Daughters –  A range of their own hand made products and carefully selected collections from others.  So many lovely things.

Emmeline Simpson – Beautifully British, so many gorgeous designs all with a UK theme.

Love Hooks – May seem like a strange thing to buy someone (a hook!) but actually there are so many different themes, why not.

Joanne Hawker – Fun, inspiring, bright, unique.  Just some of the words to describe pins, prints, cards and mirrors Joanne designs and makes.

Joanne Hawker courage pin. Sharing independent shops at Love Our Shops UK

Joanne Hawker courage pin.

 

Sam Wilson – Accessories for you and your home, stationery and other lovely gifts.  All in the unique animal themed Sam Wilson design.

So Yeah Stuff – Design-led products that make gorgeous gifts or enhance your home and office.  Bags, cushions, prints, mugs, flip flops, phone cases and more.

Freya art & design – Lots of inspiring, happy designs incorporating lovely words of wisdom.  Bags, cards, prints, stationery, childrens mobiles, mugs and lots more.

Freya Art & Design Rainbow. Sharing independent shops at Love Our Shops UK

Freya Art & Design Rainbow.

 

Angelic Hen – Signs, pegs and racks.  For all kinds of people no matter their age or their interest.

Milly Green – A British designer who has added her designs to a massive range of products.  All lovely.

Sophie Morrell – Funny and cute designs on a wide range of gifts and homeware.  Brilliant greetings cards.

Bronte by Moon – Beautiful and really cosy throws, blankets, scarves and cushions.  I would love one.  They have been making them since 1837.

Bronte Moon pink throws. Sharing independent shops online at Love Our Shops UK

Bronte Moon pink throws.

 

dibor – Large and diverse collection of elegant home style accessories.  With lots of French influence.

Coast and Country Interiors – Lots of lovely things.  Great gifts based around the theme of countryside and coast.

Stubbs Mugs – Lots and lots of mugs.  You will find one for everyone.  If you can’t you can personalise.

 

PERSONALISED GIFTS & KEEPSAKES

from you to me – Special gifts for capturing moments to treasure.  So lovely and thoughtful.  Keepsakes and can be personalised.

from you to me mum. Sharing independent shops online at Love Our Shops UK

from you to me mum journal.  A gift to cherish.

 

My Icon Story – Tell you story in icons.  Brilliant personalised prints.

Betsy Jarvis – Notebooks, cards and mugs.  Created from a passion for typography and design.

Lots of shops shared on my Favourite Finds Personlised Gifts blog post.

Porky Penguin – This is a brilliant shop for personalised, thoughtful little gifts.  Jewellery, cufflinks, mirrors, mugs, bags and so much more.

Jane Hamerton – Luxurious bath robes and towels, all can be personalised.  Gorgeous.

Morse Toad – Personal messages sent in chocolate.  Very thoughtful…and yummy.

Caltonberry – Maker of cotton ribbon, wax seals and little porcelain items.

Dee Dee & Boo – The place to find lovely heartfelt personalised prints and bespoke illustrations.

Bloom Boutique – Specialising in personalised jewellery.  So many lovely things which can be created to suit your requirements.

Chatterbox Walls – Personalised prints, cushions and canvas.  Lots to choose from.

Dee Dee & Boo personalised love print. Sharing independent online shops at Love Our Shops UK

Dee Dee & Boo personalised love print.

BABIES, CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS

Book & Pieces – Brilliant shop for children’s books.  Excellent selection and a great price.

Three Boys Rock – Lots of great things for teenage boys.  Plus a range for girls, mums and dads.

Halia Rose – For babies and their mums.  Teethers, child friendly jewellery and other lovely gifts.

Eatsleepdoodle – Textiles you can colour in or doodle on, then wash them and start all over again.

eatsleepdoodle colour in duvet set. Sharing independent shops at www.loveourshopsuk.com

eatsleepdoodle colour in duvet set. Sharing independent shops at www.loveourshopsuk.com

 

A Love and A Kiss – Toys, traditional and wooden.   Such a great range.

Daisies & Dinosaurs – For all things baby and little ones.  From play time to sleep time.

Lootybag – Handmade drawstring bags for children (and adults too). There is an option to personalise too.

babipur – Ethical shopping for kids.  Love their eco and organic products.  Some great things for babies, children and parents.

My blog post about online baby and children shops is here.

terri leahy – Very silly animal characters on lots of toys, baby things and stationery.  Mostly for little ones but also some grown up gifts too.

Terri Leahy Wrestling Polar Bear. Sharing independent shops at Love Our Shops UK

Terri Leahy Wrestling Polar Bear.

 

BOOK LOVERS

Booka Bookshop – An independent book shop with lots of signed copies.  Some brilliant subscriptions too for all all ages.

The Book Matchmaker – An online book club, subscription book club and some lovely book lover gift boxes.

The Book Matchmaker. Sharing independent shops at Love Our Shops UK

The Book Matchmaker.

BEACH LOVER

Seakisses – Things for you, your home and even your dog.  All coastal.

Gone Crabbing – Some great designs seaside related on some lovely gifts.

Sand and Seagulls – Everything nautical and coastal.  Love this shop.

Sand and Seagulls. Sharing independent shops at Love Our Shops UK

Sand and Seagulls. Sea glass necklace.

Lucky Lobster Art – Some gorgeous designs created using handcrafted lino-cut techniques.

Oyster Moon – Unique designs all inspired by the British coast.

Coastal Home – Coastal inspired gifts and home accessories.  Be reminded of the beach at home.

Lucky Lobster crab print. Sharing independent shops at Love Our Shops UK

Lucky Lobster crab print.

 

FOOD & DRINK (Including for Chocolate Lovers and Coffee Lovers)

Moonshine and Fuggles – an amazing and extensive range of alcoholic drinks.  They know their trade.

I have shared 4 delicious shops in my Food Glorious Food blog post.

Patchwork Pâté – Delicious pâté.  Wide range from the more traditional to vegetarian and fish.  They also have a few other delights.

Letterbox Bakery – This is treat heaven delivered through your letterbox!

Little Lodge Confectionery – Delicious Belgian chocolate made into some yummy little treats.  Chocolate lovers heaven.

Boutique Brownies – Bownies, rock road, tray bakes…need I say more.

The Little Hamper Company – Gin lovers, coffee lovers, chocolate lovers…and lots more.  Hampers to suit all tastes.

Crumblicious – Yummy homemade cakes, cream teas and seasonal treats.

The Meat Man – Wide range of meat.  Their mission is to provide restaurant quality at a fraction of the price.  Delivered UK wide.

The Lakes Distillery – For all things gin, whisky and vodka.  Crackers, baubles, gift sets and bottles.

The M’Hencha Company – Cake, delicious cake.  Need I say more.

York Cocoa House – A chocolate emporium.  For all things chocolate:  hot chocolate, truffles, lollipops, hampers, fondants, flavoured buttons and lots more.

Moonshine and Fuggle pink gin. Sharing independent shops at Love Our Shops UK

Moonshine and Fuggles pink gin.

 

RUNNER, WALKER, CYCLIST & OUTDOORS

Runners Wall – Perfect for all kinds of sport and achievements.  A place to hang medals.

For more inspiration I have a Favourite Finds post Get Outdoors.

Outdoor Hub – For lots of water related outdoor hobbies and sports.

Ultralight Outdoor Gear – Lots of equipment and clothing making light work of being outdoors.

ProAdventure – For all things outdoor adventure.  From camping to bushcraft, and all the bits in between.

Cycle Store – Everything the cyclist could possible want.  Lots of brands.  To suit all ages.

Outside – No matter what you like to do outdoors, this shop has it.  Climbing, walking, running, camping, travel and more.

Brook Street Notes – Sports journals and notebooks. Suitable if you are just starting out or been at it for years.

Folksglove – For timeless picnicware and outdoor accessories.  Items you will find useful when out on your adventures all beautifully designed.

Ultralight outdoor gear day pack. Sharing independent shops online at Love Our Shops UK

Ultralight Outdoor gear day pack.

JEWELLERY LOVER

Little Nells – creating beautiful jewellery out of lots of different materials, including gold, brass, silver, resin and rattan.

Anne Reeves Jewellery – a special range of silver jewellery, pieces to treasure.

Saloukee – gorgeous jewellery collections from the very talented designer Sarah Kelly.  Ones to cherish.

Sophie Oliver Jewellery – Wonderfully feminine collection in mostly silver with some little extra touches.

Lisa Angel – Gorgeous jewellery, wide range available.  A very thoughtful collection.

Alice Robson Jewellery – Unique contemporary gold and silver jewellery.  A stunning collection.

Ronin Gemstone Jewellery – A lovely selection of beaded jewellery.  Stunning colours.

Wanderlust Life – Understated and beautiful.  Jewellery with meaning, including birthstones and other links to life.

Kate Hamilton-Hunter Studio – Beautifully unique jewellery, hand made from modern and vintage tins.  So pretty.

Saloukee necklace. Sharing independent online shops at Love Our Shops UK

Saloukee necklace.

 

PETS & THEIR OWNERS, ANIMAL LOVERS

Hoobynoo – Lots of colourful pet products for all kinds of pets (including unicorns).  Lovely gifts for the pet and their owner.

Poppy & Rufus – If you own a dog or are buying for a dog owner this is the shop for gorgeous beds, blankets, storage and lots more.

K9 Active – For every active dog accessory you can think of.  A large range of gear for the active outdoor dog and their owner.

The Artisan Pet Deli – From natural treats, to cute gifts and lots more.  Pampering and treating your pooch.

Fox & Boo – Beautiful gifts, each piece a work of art.  Lovely designs  with an animal and nature theme.

Caroline Walker – Caroline’s paintings are gorgeous.  Her designs are on a wide range of gift and home accessories.  Lots of different animals.

I have shared some of these shops in my Favourite Finds Pet Products blog post.

The Horse Diva – Lots of horse gifts, equipment, clothing and lots of other equestrian goodies.

 

Hoobynoo thinking of my dog mug. Sharing independent shops online at Love Our Shops UK

Hoobynoo thinking of my dog mug.

 

BAGS & ACCESSORIES

I have a blog post sharing some of these shops in more detail, Gorgeous Bags.

Poppy Treffry – Gorgeous textile bags and accessories.  Mostly machine embroidery but lots of lovely prints too.

Earth Squared – Beautiful bags in lots of different styles, materials and fabric designs.

Alphabet Bags – Bags, purses and pouches, plus some pins thrown in.  All fabulous and all with initials and words.

Risdon & Risdon – Bags and aprons made from strong canvas with leather trim, using traditional craftsmanship.

Lesley Ashworth – Extensive range of bags.  Lots of accessories too

Turtle Doves – Gloves, neck warmers, baby blankets & boots, jackets and lots more.  All from recycles cashmere.

 

Poppy Treffry bag. Sharing independent shops at Love Our Shops UK

Poppy Treffry bag.

BEAUTY, PAMPERING AND WELL-BEING

PFK – gorgeous candles.  Natural and handmade.  Each one with a different purpose – invigorate, relax, uplift, balance and joy.

Sharing lots of natural beauty shops on my blog.

Walk Mill Botanics – Soap, cream, salts and room sprays.  All natural and all made by hand.

Lulu & Boo Organics – A range of skincare products, all of which sound amazing.

JustBe Botanicals – So many lovely products all based around restoring emotional balance and enhancing well-being.  Aromatherapy products for how you want to feel.

The Little Soap Company – Natural, organic and artisan soap.  For hands, hair and body.  Plus a range for your pet, and don’t forget their amazing candles.

The Blue Lemon –  Hand made beauty and pamper products for all parts of your body.  From your feet to your head.

The Oil Hut – Oils with a purpose.  So not only do they smell gorgeous they also help with lots of different problems and enhance your wellbeing.

The Green People – So many wonderful products for everyone and for all parts of the body.  From baby to the more mature.

Herbfarmacy Skincare – Their products and their company ethics sound exactly how life should be.  Wonderful products.

B Skincare – Handmade and natural beauty products all with beeswax as it’s base.

Funky Country – Hometime, bathtime and downtime products.  Candles, body oil & body wash, plus mists, socks and cushions for relaxing.

Little Soap Company. Sharing independent shops at Love Our Shops UK

Little Soap Company.

 

STATIONERY LOVER

Artcadia – a letterpress stationery design and print studio, creating classic typography and hand drawn illustrations, on the most gorgeous paper.

Unique Planners by Pirongs – design your own planners, notebooks and desk pads.  Lots of designs to choose from.

Boxclever Press – Planners, organisers, wall planners, stickers and diaries galore here.  I love it all.

made by ellis – Lots of paper based products.  From journals to wall charts.  Brilliant designs.

Fox and Star –  Planners, journals, diaries, washi tape, stickers, pens…stationery heaven in fact.

I have a Favourite Finds blog post for stationery, where I share 10 great stationery shops.

aabe creative – Amazing planners and notebooks.  A wide range and personalising is available too.

2 Little Boys – Home of quirky gifts.   Notebooks, memory books, pencils, and lots more.  You will find some brilliant things here.

Busy B – Organisers, planners, diaries and more!  All created with the aim of making life simpler.

Mum’s Office – Planners, diaries, journals and notebooks, all aimed at helping mum.  Gorgeous notebooks and super useful.

Sukie – Paper goods and printed happiness is how they describe themselves.  I have to agree.

Martha Brook – A stylish range of diaries, journals, cards and lots of other stationery items.  Many can be personalised.

Jeeves & Co – Beautifully designed eco-friendly stationery and paper gifts.  Many available to personalise.

Unique Planners by Pirongs. Sharing independent shops online at Love Our Shops UK

Unique Planners by Pirongs. Sharing independent shops online at Love Our Shops UK

 

CRAFTS, SEWING AND YARN HOBBIES

Beyond Measure – Beautiful, unique, useful tools and gifts for people who like to make.

The Knit Kit Company – Really gorgeous knitting kits, some really lovely designs for all skill levels.

Textile Express – A sewers dream for fabric and haberdashery.

Wool Warehouse – This is a brilliant shop for knitting, crochet, embroidery and material craft supplies.

Buttonbag – Great sewing, knitting and crochet kits.  For children and grown ups.

Woolly What Knot – Specialising in unusual yarns for knitting, crochet, macrame and other crafts.

Cotton Patch – The one stop shop for patchwork and quilting supplies.

I have a blog post focused on just sewing and yarn shops, Favourite Finds.

The Sewcial Circle – Lots of lovely making kits – sewing, beaded necklaces, pom poms and more.  Banners with great words too.

Simply Ribbons – Yes all things ribbon.  Gorgeous range of every kind of ribbon you could possibly need.

Cre8kits – Some brilliant craft kits, lots of different ones.  Jewellery, sewing, woodcraft, models and lots more.

Beyond Measure. Sharing independent shops at Love Our Shops UK

Beyond Measure.

 

THE GARDENER AND FLOWER LOVER

Wiggly Wigglers – This shop is brilliant for gardeners, bird lovers and floral treats.  Plus people who like to compost and recycle.

Garden Trading – well designed, practical and classic products for garden and home.

I have shared some lovely flower shops (fresh and faux) in my Favourite Finds: Flowers Online

The Great British Florist – mostly British grown flowers, lots they have grown themselves.  Some lovely wreaths, decorations and bouquets for Christmas.

Funky Bunch – home of beautiful faux flowers, foliage and plants.

Freddie’s Flowers – for regular fresh flower deliveries.

Paper Posies London – gorgeous paper flowers handmade in London.

Flowers from independent shops. Sharing independent shops at Love Our Shops UK

Flowers from independent shops.

 

I have really enjoyed pulling this gift guide together.  So many wonderful independent shops.

I have lots of Favourite Finds posts which share lots of different shops.  Plus you can find our member independent shops in the directory.

Do you know of any more independent online shops?  Please feel free to share them with me either via my social media or email me, write me a letter (how novel would that be) or call me.  All details are on my contact page.  The links to my social media are at the top and the bottom of the page, it would be lovely to see you over there.

 

If you want to keep up to date with all that I share and for more inspiration, offers and finds, add yourself to my Lovely List and I will email you little updates.  I don’t inundate with lots of emails (as I know how annoying that is).  Sign up is in the top right corner.

 

Happy browsing and I really hope this list has helped you shop independent this Christmas.

Barbara

Gift guide shop independent this christmas. Sharing independent shops online at Love Our Shops UK

Gift guide shop independent this Christmas.

 

Please be aware. All opinions in this blog post are mine. At the time of writing I have not received any payment or free samples from the shops mentioned.  Though I mention lots of shops here, you must form your own opinion as to whether their products are for you.

I aim to include only independently owned shops.  Sometimes it is tricky to work out if they are.  So, as far as I can tell, they are independently owned, but apologies if the odd one that is not slips into my blog post….they hide it well!

 

 

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