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Shop Independent This Christmas: The Ultimate Gift Guide 2022

This is the Shop Independent Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide.  Created especially for you, to help you shop independent this Christmas.

Are you keen to shop independent this Christmas?  Do you want to find independent shops online?

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

All kinds of gifts for all kinds of people.

Shop indie ultimate gift guide

 

Tap on a Category below to go straight there, or scroll down and browse the full gift list.

Grab your gift list, a drink and lets shop independent this Christmas

For each shop or product selection, I have given you a couple of ideas.  To see more tap the image or the shop name.

GIFTS & GREETINGS CARDS, HOME & LIFESTYLE

Independent gift shops tend to be excellent at finding the unusual, special, unique, thoughtful and funny gifts, everyone loves to receive. Lots of different gifts for lots of different people.  Curated collection, helping you shop independent this Christmas.


EarlyBird Designs – greetings cards, gifts and party things.  Includes their own in-house designed cards plus lots of others from British independent designers.  Plus a wonderful selection of small gifts and party ware.  A wide range and a great selection.  Tap an image to find the product. 


Iris & Eve –  an online homeware and gift store.  Their range include lots of home accessories and decor, perfect for Christmas as both gifts and decorating your home.  Tap an image to find the product. 


Red Hen Trading – an independent gift shop with a fun range of gifts, home and lifestyle products.  Quirky unusual products, ones that will make their recipients happy.  Gifts for her, him and children.  Tap an image to find the product. 

 


Seasons Green – gorgeous gift shop and gallery, inspired by the countryside and coast.  Their range includes unusual gifts, crafts and art from independent makers across the UK and some bigger brands too.  Broad range including home accessories & lighting, stationery, gardening & outdoors gifts, crafting, jewellery, women’s accessories, gifts for children, men and pets.  Tap an image to find the product.


Siop Cwlwm – is a Welsh gift shop.  Here you can find Welsh books, greetings cards, home decor, learning resources for children and adults, games and lots more.  All either in the Welsh language or with a Welsh theme.


Cordelia’s House of Treasures – a wide range of gift ideas for lots of different occasions.  From UK brands and artisans giving a lovely curated mix.  Focusing on British design or manufacture, supporting our home grown talent.  Giving quality and value for money with a personal touch.  Tap an image to find the product.

 

 


Surface Candy – creators of unique hand decorated, wooden knobs.  A brilliant idea for a gift.  For children, women and men.  Wide range available or have a custom made one created for you.  From traditional designs, to retro, floral, personal and lots more besides. Tap an image to find the product.


Sister Sister – gorgeous illustrations on hand painted ceramics, pins, artwork, jigsaw puzzles and more.  Lots for beautiful and cute dog illustrations on ceramic hearts.  Each one painted by hand.  Plus some great pins and a few items with Welsh words on them.  The hand painted Christmas ceramic decorations are really popular with dogs, a Robin and a snowman featured.  Tap an image to find the product.


My Beautiful Pen – wonderful wordy and highly personalised gifts for someone special.  Also gorgeous notebooks, journals and planners, token gifts and Christmas themed products.


 

STATIONERY LOVER – BOOKS, JOURNALS, NOTEBOOKS, PLANNERS AND MORE

Lots of gift ideas for stationery lovers.  Beautiful and useful, many can be personalised too.  Unique stationery ideas from independent shops online.


Daffodowndilly – Unique range of notebooks.  Lots of different designs inspired by nature and a joyful life.  Other stationery products includes greetings cards, postcards, stickers and gift notes.  Daffodowndilly have also designed a range of pin badges, key rings and bag charms.  Tap an image to find the product.


From You To Me – are a UK publishing house.  They have an extensive range including notebooks, diaries, planners and organisers.  Personalised stationery too and they have a brilliant range of journals for capturing cherished memories, keepsake books and mindful journaling. Tap the image to find the product.

 


Pen Pusher – a stationery shop specialising in sustainable stationery and calligraphy.  Their range includes creative pens for hand lettering and calligraphy.  Pen Pusher have hand picked the best independent UK brands for all their stationery – notebooks, bullet journaling. desk pads, planners and more.  Tap the product image to find them.


The Chiswick Gift Company – This London design studio creates the most unique stationery.  All kinds of stationery, fun, quirky, useful, some sweary and many creating great keepsakes. A number of different ranges of notebooks, activity books, doodle pads, memory books, pencils and more.  They also the most brilliant range of enamel pins. Tap the product image to see more.


Unique Planners – Design you own planner and notebook.  Create a unique planner, diary or notebook, personalised on the cover and the pages inside.  Choose from lots of different designs for the pages and create your own cover.  Includes Teacher Planners, Life Planner, Wedding Planners and more.  Tap the product image to see more.


SN Cards – Fine art greetings cards.  Still life cards for all occasions.  A5 (so larger than many) which gives you plenty of space to write on.  Different ranges including Christmas, Flowers, Still Life, Chakras and lots more.  Beautiful cards and lots to choose from.   These beautiful images are also on fine bone china mugs and coasters, which make lovely gifts. Tap an image to find the product. 

 


Lots more Stationery inspiration at Best Independent Stationery Shops Online UK : The Indie Edit.  Plus a Collection themed Notebooks & Journals.


 

CLOTHES, ACCESSORIES, BAGS AND JEWELLERY

Lots of gift ideas at these independent clothes boutiques.  Clothes, bags, scarves, jewellery and lots more.  A varied and wonderful collection for this shop independent this Christmas ultimate gift guide.


Maya Maya – an independent fashion boutique for womenswear, offering a vast range of carefully selected pieces.  From everyday casual to occasion wear and everything in between.  A full range to fit and flatter all shapes and sizes.  Exceptional tailored to you shopping experience.


Belle Modelle – Wonderfully colourful clothes and home boutique.  A clothes, home, gifts and lifestyle store with a passion for colour and pattern.  Both online and an actual store, Belle Modelle is a magical place where everyone can enjoy the shopping experience.  Tap to find the products featured in the images.

 


Colmers Hill Fashion – An award winning independent fashion boutique.  Clothes and accessories that flatter and feel good to wear, focusing on the unusual in designer clothing.  Stocking lots of different labels to suit a variety of tastes, styles and ages. Tap the image to find the product.


 

Nabz Saad Fashion – women’s clothing brand.  Stylish and comfortable clothing range.  Handmade in London by a team of skilled seamstresses who understand what it takes to make women feel good in their clothes.  Tap an image to find the product.


 

BABIES, CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS

Shops for finding gifts for babies, young children and teenagers.  Lots of ideas.  All online and all independent shop.  All great gift ideas helping you shop independent this Christmas.


The Easy Learning Shop – Independent toy shop.  A traditional toy shop with a wide range of fun games, wooden toys, educational games and kits, puzzles and more.  They have an extensive range of high quality wooden toys.  Warhammer stockists too.  Tap an image to find the product. 

 


Designs by Fleur – offers a range of Baby Milestone Cards, Pregnancy Journals and Baby Memory Books.  All are perfect for capturing the memories of the special moments when having children.  They make perfect gifts.  Tap an image to find the product. 


Great Little Rewards – is a brilliant shop for stocking filler toys and more.  They are the home of pocket money priced toys, stationery, rewards and activities.  Their range includes must have gadgets too.  Perfect as stocking fillers, little treats, small gifts, party bags and rewards.  Tap an image to find the product. 


ZIPPYUP – for the original zip up babygrow, created especially for parents so they can change their baby with an easy and quick zip.  They are gorgeous and lots to choose from.  Plus they have a lovely range of soft toys and sleeping bags.  Tap an image to find the product. 


 

PETS & THEIR OWNERS


Hoobynoo – Lots of colourful pet products for all kinds of pets.  Lovely gifts for the pet and their owner.  Including dog tags, cat tags and horse tags, personalised dog and pet bowls, collar’s and accessories, pet portraits, mugs and personalised hanging decorations perfect for the Christmas tree.  They also have some really lovely dog brooches, plus Santa Sacks personalised for your pet.  Tap an image to find the product.


Pawshtails – high quality dog products.  Style, luxury you can see and quality you can trust.  Climbing rope dog leads, cosy dog blankets, natural treats and chews, dog toys and dog entertainment products, dog harnesses, dog grooming products and lots more.  Plus they have some brilliant dog gift boxes perfect for your dog for Christmas.  Tap an image to find the product.


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.  Tap an image to find the product.


Trusty Dog Food – why not treat your dog to some tasty new dog food.  The brilliant range from a UK brand who have been making dog food for over 20 years.  They know what a dog enjoys and they know how to make it nutritionally complete.  Lots of variety, delivered direct to your door and great value too.  For a bight, healthy, shiny dog full of vitality. Tap an image to find the product.

 


 

BEAUTY, PAMPERING AND WELLBEING


Bloomtown – make 100% palm oil-free, vegan and cruelty free body and skincare range of products.  The UK’s 1st independently certified palm oil-free company.  The range is beautiful and created in their Falmouth workshop.  Tap an image to find the product.


JustBe Botanicals – all natural range for the face, body and home, plus aromatherapy chocolate and a tea selection.  Made by hand in Scotland using natural ingredients.  All products are designed to balance emotions and give a sense of wellbeing.  Some really lovely gift sets too.  Tap an image to find the product.

 


The Little Soap Company – Natural, organic and artisan soap.  Bar soap and liquid soap too.  For hands, hair and body, plus a range for your pet.  They also have aromatherapy candles and lots of really lovely gift sets.  Tap an image to find the product.

 


 

CRAFTS, SEWING AND YARN HOBBIES


Claire Salisbury Studios – Claire is a little obsessed with colour and creativity, which influenced these amazing gifts that she has developed.  The Creator’s Collection is a range of bags and pouches, with the creative in mind.  These are perfect no matter what the creative hobby.  Tap the image to find the product and see more.


Lush Cloth – the place for dressmaking fabric, sewing patterns and haberdashery.  A lovely range of carefully curated contemporary and distinctive sewing fabric.  A variety of types of fabric including eco-friendly sustainable fabric, cotton fabric, viscose fabric and jersey fabric.


Beyond Measure – Beautiful, unique, useful tools and gifts for people who like to make.  The range is carefully chosen and sourced from talented craftspeople and companies in the UK and beyond.  For people who sew, embroider, knit, crochet and generally craft in textiles.  Tapping the image takes you to where you can find the product.


Simply Ribbons – Yes all things ribbon.  Gorgeous range of every kind of ribbon you could possibly need.  For decoration, crafts, gift wrapping and more.  Also some themed ribbon craft kits too, with full instructions and everything you need to make a garland, wreath or decoration. Tapping the image takes you to where you can find the product.


Isle of Auskerry – pure wool knitting and crochet yarns from native Orkney sheep.  Natural colours and hand dyed colours.  Plus, a selection of beautiful knitting kits which include everything you need to complete each project.  Some beautiful horn buttons available too. Tapping the image takes you to where you can find the product.


Seasons Green – a great selection of wreath-making and craft supplies.  A selection for making decorations, wreaths and more.  You can see their full selection here.

Tapping the image takes you to where you can find the product.


Poppy Treffry – Gorgeous textile accessories, home decor and gifts.  Mostly machine embroidery and lots of lovely prints too.  All inspired by the beauty of the Cornish Coast.  Plus a large range of craft kits and sewing projects, including some wonderful subscription clubs which would make a brilliant gift.  Tap an image to find the product.


THE GARDENER AND GARDEN LOVER


Wiggly Wigglers –  A country life delivered.  This shop is brilliant for gardeners and bird lovers.  Also for people who like to compost and recycle.   Homemade compost, the best kind.  Tapping the image takes you to where you can find the product.


Home Gifts Garden – have a range of unique and distinctive pieces for the home, the garden and gifts.  They are from artisans and small scale cottage businesses from around the world.  A wide range, a lovely variety, all in one place.  Here I am focusing on their garden ornaments.  Tap an image to find the product. 


Shop independent this Christmas The Ultimate Gift Guide. You can find lots of independent online shops on my shopping directory  My Indie Edits and my Collections page have even more inspiration and ideas to help you too.

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

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

Shop Independent this Christmas ; the ultimate gift guide

Shop Independent this Christmas : the ultimate gift guide

 

Please be aware. All opinions in this blog post are mine. At the time of writing all shops mentioned are members of the shopping directory.  Though I mention lots of shops here, you must form your own opinion as to whether their products are for you.

 

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