if you follow me on instagram, you will know that i am big on supporting small businesses.
ahead of this festive season i thought i would put together some of my favourite small business who have incredible products that would make wonderful, and personal gift ideas this christmas.
*all of these companies are cruelty free, and vegan friendly, and companies i have personally purchased from myself.*
i have have attached the links to each item, so you can simply click to view the item!
for the home fragrance lover:
scentimental jars is a candle and home fragrance business based in south east london. a long time love for candles turned into a hobby when luke was recovering from major heart surgery, but after really great feedback from family and friends, he decided to turn to his new found hobby into a business, and scentimental jars was born. scentimental jars sells soy wax melts and candles, hand poured in-house, offering signature scents such as ‘amber & orchid’ as well as much loved dupes like ’snow fairy’, ‘sauvage’, and ‘sage & sea salt’.
- the ‘gingerbread’ candle + wax crumble.
- ‘white sage & sea salt’ wax crumble.
top tip: if you use the code SERI15 you can get 15% off your whole order. PLUS, SPEND £30 or over after the discount code, and you will get FREE UK delivery.
for the jewellery lover:
it all began when stacey was exploring bali in 2018, and discovered silversmiths using traditional techniques to create the style of jewellery she had grown to love. what could be more beautiful than indonesian natives created lovingly, instead of jewellery manufactured en masse from a factory churning out identical products. if you know me, i don’t purchase fashion jewellery, than ends up getting thrown away when it goes green, or snaps. i can’t stand it, it just seems like such a waste. like stacey, i believe in purchasing pieces to last a lifetime.. and aquila offers just that.
- sydney bangle.
- sydney stacking ring set.
- sydney silver bangle – £45
- agonda silver hammered bangle – £35
- ella sterling silver hoop earrings – £40
- kerala silver statement ring – £80
for those who deserve a good pampering:
house of ashes.
house of ashes – where skin meets magic in handcrafted creations by boss witches lenka and lou. just over two years ago, these two beautiful souls were thrown together by the sudden and tragic passing of a loved one. after grieving together, laughing together, and with support from their family – accepting this new chapter of their lives, they decided to birth something beautiful out of the heartache they were enduring together. lenka has always sought comfort and relaxation in indulgent baths, and lou has always enjoyed hand making her own bath products. together they have created pure magic. they offer the most beautiful, and creative bath bombs and bubble crumpets i have ever seen – if you love vibrant colour, glitter, and deep luxurious scents, these are the ladies you need to follow. in addition they also offer their matcha facemask, and ashes facial serum – big hits amongst their customers, and many more beautiful pampering goodies.
- hamsa bombshell.
- matcha face mask.
- roasted fig shower rough me + matching roasted fig smooth me – £15
- the soap trio gift set – £13
- matcha mask + ashes facial serum – £20.50
- any of their bath bombs/bubble crumpets/bath dusts – £3+
top tip: although they usually have their cult favourites such as the matcha mask, and facial serum, as well as the rough me and smooth me products, in stock most of the time, they restock every other friday after 7pm! check their instagram page for details – insta link.
bath boards are a small family run business, who are in their third year of business, creating luxurious and beautiful bath boards in many different styles to suit any home. they are the creators of bath boards seen in the beautiful homes of celebrities, from mrs hinch, to scarlett moffatt, to vicky pattinson, to louie spence.
- the ‘get naked’ bath board.
top tip: check out their ‘gifts’ section (LINK) for perfect extras and even stocking fillers such as bath pillows (LINK), tea light blocks (LINK), and sets of bathroom bottles (LINK).
for the one who could use a dose of wellbeing support:
the one co cheshire.
the one co cheshire is a luxury well-being home fragrance company, trying to spread a little happiness and make the world a little better. one thing i love, is that 5% of all profits are donated to the charity kicks count. the one co prides itself on its exclusive signature scents aimed to support wellbeing through a variety of different products – from wax melts, to bubble scoops, to pure essential oil blends. they’re also committed to running an ethical and environmentally-friendly business.
the signature scent – calm, has been life changing for me. its helped me manage my anxiety, as well as my insomnia.
- the spray one in calm
- the wax melt one in calm
- the bubble scoop one in calm
top tip: you can use the code SERENE10 for 10% off your order.
space masks, is founded by harriet inglis. she created space masks, to help us all take some much needed time out of hectic living. spacemasks, are gently self heating eye masks infused with jasmine for a bit of interstellar relaxation after a long day. spacemasks have also helped many (including myself) manage insomnia, stress, headaches, and migraines.
- space masks in aid of the royal marsden cancer charity – rose scented.
- ‘the original’ space masks – jasmine scented – £15
- space masks in aid of the royal marsden cancer charity – rose scented – £15
top tip: get your christmas shopping done in one place – if you order 5 boxes between now and december 18th, you will receive 6! what more could you want but a free box for some indulgent self care after all of that christmas shopping?
for the spiritual babe:
love crystals uk.
love crystals uk, is a small family run business based in north yorkshire. crystals have always been mrs love-crystals’s thing, having used them to help manage her anxiety and get through some tough times. as a military family, mindfulness and selfcare are so very important to them, and through love crystals they choose to share the magic. stocking high quality, handpicked crystals, crystal jewellery, and crystal based decorative pieces, love crystals offers advice, knowledge, and bespoke crystal kits for your needs.
- smokey quartz
- mangano calcite
top tip: you can use the code SERENE10 for 10% off your order.
lyra & atlas.
lyra and atlas, is the one woman business owned by my sweet friend hayleigh. in 2018 macrame began as a form of therapy, as a positive coping mechanism whilst she was fighting post natal depression. the knots soon became her moving meditation, and allowed her to escape her mind as she created her magic to share with the world. hayleigh offers all kinds of macrame creations from wall hangings, to plant hangers, to dreamcatchers, as well as handpicked crystals.
- birch dreamcatcher
top tip: hayleigh has closed the shop until 23rd of november, as her sweet fairy daughter is undergoing heart surgery this week. she does have ready made stock, which will go live on the website when she relaunches. please give her a follow and keep an eye out for updates.
i hope that this run down of my favourite small businesses, and favourite gift ideas, has shown you some beautiful new businesses to follow, and has sparked some new ideas for your christmas shopping this year.
love and light,