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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 online.  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.

GIFT SHOPS, LIFESTYLE & HOME  |  STATIONERY LOVER – BOOKS, JOURNALS, NOTEBOOKS, PLANNERS AND MORE  |  CLOTHES, ACCESSORIES, BAGS AND JEWELLERY  | BABIES, CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS  |  FOOD & DRINK  |  PETS & THEIR OWNERS  |  BEAUTY, PAMPERING AND WELLBEING  |  CRAFTS, SEWING AND YARN HOBBIES  |  THE GARDENER AND GARDEN LOVER

You can also find lots of independent online shops on my shopping directory and I have lots of Indie Edit blog posts too.

So grab your gift list, a drink and lets shop independent this Christmas.

Shop independent this Christmas the ultimate gift guide. Find independent shops online at Love Our Shops UK shopping directory.

Shop independent this Christmas The Ultimate Gift Guide.

For each shop or product selection I have given you a few product images to give you an idea of the range they sell. They sell a lot more than I have shown.  You can tap the image or the shop name to see lots more.

GIFT SHOPS, LIFESTYLE & HOME

Independent gift shops tend to be excellent at finding the unusual, special, unique, thoughtful and sometimes funny gifts, everyone loves to receive.  I have for you a selection of really lovely lifestyle shops online, selling gifts, home decor, accessories and more.  Here you can find lots of different gifts for lots of different people.  All helping you shop independent this Christmas.


Red Hen Trading – an independent gift shop with a fun range of gifts, home and lifestyle products.  They are both online and have an actual shop in the Cotswolds too.  They enjoy finding quirky unusual products, ones that will make their customers happy.  Gifts for her, him and children.  Modern home decor, quirky homeware.  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.


The Little Hamper Company – create luxury, individual gift boxes filled with amazing products from small businesses.  Each hamper is in a luxury box, tied with a ribbon and a tag with a personal message.  Gift boxes for all occasions, and in lots of different themes.  Or you can create your own from the Build Your Own selection.  They have also just released a range of mini hampers.  Tap an image to find the product.


The Imperfect Wood Company – wooden signs.  Rustic, hand painted and all made using reclaimed wood and eco-friendly paints.  Custom wooden signs, perfect for your home or for lots of different gift giving occasions.  Each one is completely unique, making for a very special and thoughtful gift or piece for your home.  Tap an image to find the product.


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.


Vixendale Gifts – independent online gift shop selling entirely British made gifts.  All have an animal or countryside theme.  All gifts are sourced from small companies and individual designers/makers to ensure a special and unique product.  Lots of thoughtful gifts and home accessories.  Tap an image to find the product.


Yellow Room Designs – Bold and beautiful, chunky ceramic tile coasters in vibrant geometric patterns.  Buy them in singles or as gift sets, all beautifully presented.  Lots of different coast designs all created by hand using a technique similar to decoupage and protected with varnish to make them heat and water resistant. 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.


 

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

Lots of gift ideas for stationery lovers.  Beautiful and useful.  Lots of personalised stationery too.  Unique stationery ideas from independent shops online.  Helping you shop independent this Christmas for the stationery lover.


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.  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.  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, 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.


You can find lots more Stationery inspiration at Best Independent Stationery Shops Online UK : The Indie Edit.


 

CLOTHES, ACCESSORIES, BAGS AND JEWELLERY

Lots of gift ideas at these independent shops selling clothes, bags, scarves, jewellery and lots of other accessories.  A varied and wonderful collection for this shop independent this Christmas ultimate gift guide.  Find unusual and unique gifts.  Shop independent this Christmas at these wonderful boutiques.


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.  Men are catered for too with a great clothing selection and gifts for him range.  Tap to find the products featured in the images.

 


Colmers Hill Fashion – An award winning independent fashion boutique.  This independent boutique is both online and a physical shop too.  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.


 

 

The House of Eden –  the place to find one-size clothing.  Lots of different styles and colours.  Also a wide range of accessories, home decor, gifts, fragrances and more.  A beautiful boutique with a lovingly curated and carefully selected range.


Nabz Saad – women’s clothing and accessories boutique.  Bold, colourful prints with a deep connection to Africa.  Beautiful clothes with tailored silhouettes and elegant finishes to complement every figure.  Ethically inspired African fashion collections, handmade in London by a team of skilled seamstresses who understand what it takes to make women feel good in their clothes. Print dresses, floaty kimonos, kaftans and everyday staples of T-shirts, accessories and skirts. Tap an image to find the product.


Poppy Treffry – Gorgeous textile bags and accessories.  Mostly machine embroidery and lots of lovely prints too.  All inspired by the beauty of the Cornish Coast.  Tap an image to find the product.


 

BABIES, CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS

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


Bear Hunt Book Shop – Independent children’s book shop online.  The place to find amazing reads for children of all ages, from babies to teens.  Subscriptions service available too.  All books are well researched, lots of different collections, champion diversity and all a good read. Tap an image to find the product.


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, perfect for play and learning.  Warhammer stockists too and lots more besides.  Find them online and they have an actual shop too. Tap an image to find the product.

 


 

FOOD & DRINK 


Morrish & Banham – a wine merchant with an extensive range.  All expertly chosen.  Characterful wines from across the world, all at great value.  Morrish & Banham are very passionate about wine, they love what they do and have personally tasted every bottle they sell.  There range also includes a well chosen selection of gin and other spirits.  Tap an image to find the product.


Totem Tea Shop – perfect for the tea lover.  Totem Tea make organic, ethical, yummy, eco-friendly tea.  Wide range of different teas and flavours, all delicious in either bags or loose.  24 original recipes hand prepared by hand in the Surrey Hills.  The packaging is fun and they arrive lovingly packaged.  Tap an image to find the product.


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


 

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


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 with JustBe positive message keyrings.  Tap an image to find the product.


The Purity Company – 100% natural products for face, body, baby and home.  The most divine hand made products including face and body oils, balms, oil burners, wax melts, reed diffusers and lots more.  Made by hand in small batches for quality and freshness.  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.


Savontree – beautifully natural artisan soap.  Vegan and cruelty free handmade soaps, all handcrafted using only the essential ingredients.  Produced in small batches to ensure quality and freshness.  A wide range of soaps, bath bombs and bath salts. Tap an image to find the product.


 

CRAFTS, SEWING AND YARN HOBBIES


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.


 

THE GARDENER AND GARDEN LOVER


Denys & Fielding – a celebration of life outside.  Hand crafted sustainable gifts and lifestyle products, made to escape the everyday, reconnect and relax with nature and bring the outdoors in.  Large, colourful deckchairs, plant based gardener’s skincare, aromatherapy candles, floor cushions, macrame plant hangers and more.  All crafted by Denys & Fielding.  Tapping the image takes you to where you can find the product.


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.


 

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.

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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