This year, more than ever, small independent retailers really need our support in the lead-up to the Christmas period.
With many having to close the doors to their shops at the busiest time of year due to lockdown here in the UK, I wanted to share some of my favourite independent brands and retailers which I hope will give you lots of gifting ideas and inspiration for your loved ones.
You know I LOVE an accessory, they complete an outfit but also often carry sentimental meaning as they're often items that have been gifted to us by loved ones.
Two brands I repeatedly recommend to my clients are..
Jack & Freda - perfect for everyday pops of colour to brighten up an outfit.
Stanley & Maud - beautiful, handmade designs that you can have personalised.
Statement Sweatshirts & Hoodies...
Being someone who loves comfort above all else, I know a thing or two about great hoodies!
The list below is just a few of my faves who take a functional piece of clothing and elevate it so you still feel fabulous...
Make No Apologies - great for bold colours & super soft sweaters
Made In Snetty - brilliant for fun designs to suit all occasions
Scamp & Dude - anyone who loves a little animal print will adore this range
Hari & The Gang - my go-to for cosy hoodies with their famous cowl neck
Magnificent Stanley - for beautifully personalised children's designs using liberty prints
Many of these Yorkshire based retailers are offering click and collect and posting orders throughout the UK so do check them out even if you're not based near me!
Katie & May - fabulous clothes and accessories.
Nora's Interiors & Gifts - for homewares and beautiful gifts sourced from in and around the Yorkshire area.
Moo Boutique Yorkshire - check the Moo ladies out on instagram for their latest stock updates, always loads of gorgeous new arrivals.
The Best Of The Rest
I have made lots of changes around our home these past few months - both due to having more time to spruce things up and the addition to our new puppy, Mr Ted!
I have got some lovely pieces from Lime and Lace and just love the fact that they stock a really eclectic range of items for the home so you can really add some personality to your interiors.
I have also been using planners for my money and day-to-day business from Fox and Moon who have an extensive range of stationary for every need - I love their designs and have had my 2020/21 planner personalised with my initials one which is a lovely finishing touch and would make the perfect gift.
Next week I'll be posting some more small business gifting ideas for skincare, make-up, kids and pets - if you'd like to see anything else, just let me know!
And of course, please don't forget that I too offer beautifully hand-wrapped Gift Certificates for all my services too :)
Until next time,