The Gift List | A Local & Independent Christmas

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December is upon us so it’s time to get shopping! I know many people are more organised than me, and I know some will have finished already, but I think shopping for presents in December is about as festive as you can get. This time of year brings an onslaught of advertising, all the major brands churn out giftset upon festive exclusive upon brand-new must have, and it’s easy to get bombarded in shopping for new shiny things that people might not actually want or need. Even the best of us get caught up in the Christmas shopping rush, so today I’m sharing a guide to hopefully make things a little more simple. I think it’s especially important at this time of year to shop locally and independently, so I thought I’d share a few ideas to treat your favourite people this Christmas, while supporting small shops and brands in the process. Why not take a peek at…

a motivational print from LH Design (Brighton)

a handmade, ethical diamond alternative from Oh My Clumsy Heart (Birmingham)

a reminder to stay cosy by Rebecca de Havas (Hove)

a tea cocktail set by Bluebird Tea Co (Brighton)

a wild thing by Silvina De Vita (Brighton)

a palm leaf notebook by Katie Housley (Hove)

a handmade leather tote by Grace Gordon (England)

a loving print by Gayle Mansfield Designs  (Worthing)

a coffee gift set from Pharmacie Coffee (Brighton)

a personalised family sweatshirt from Ellie Ellie (Brighton)

a body oils set from Bodhi & Birch (England)

a personalised bracelet from Posh Totty (Brighton)

an organic beauty set from Glow Organic (Brighton)

a soy candle from Parkminster (West Sussex)

For the littleuns…

a festive snowman vest by Rousso & Blossom (Liverpool)

a woodpecker sweatshirt by No Pink Please (UK)

dinosaur bunting from Little Loud Love Co  (Sheffield)

And don’t forget the cards too! Be sure to check out…

these charming cyclists by Emma Block Illustration at These Charming Things (Leicester)