1 Bonita Boutique · 2 Luxe Lettering · 3 Rosa & Bo · 4 Inscripture · 5 The Paper Press Ireland
Welcome to our handpicked selection of unique Christmas gift ideas from small businesses
Shopping small for Christmas 2020 is sure to get a BIG reaction when the gifts are opened! Going for bespoke or personalised items shows you really have thought about your gift choices. Plus supporting small businesses in these uncertain times is more important than ever. Not only that but by shopping small you’ll get something creative and unique from a company who really cares about their customers. So this year, step away from the big brands and get to know the people behind the carefully designed Christmas gifts that they put their heart and soul into…
Rosa & Bo
Safety (and cuteness) come first at Rosa & Bo. The company was started by, Laura, a former A&E nurse and senior midwife to create award-winning toys that are packed with character and crafted with care.
We love the super cute Russian doll design of their Nesting Babies with Chiming Bo Bunny. They not only look gorgeous but encourage hand-to-eye co-ordination through interactive play. The toys are safe for beach play or splashing around in the tub and are suitable from birth, but children aged 12 months or over will get the most out of them.
Mum and daughter team, Debs and Bonita, turned their passion for travel into a range of beautiful accessories that are sure to transport you to luxury resorts (at least in your mind’s eye!). Their wool Fedora hats are perfect for winter – the stylish hats come in a range of colours and can be personalised.
We are also coveting their chic Leather Pouch, the perfect size for your all your daily essentials or for slipping into a bigger bag, so you can easily grab what you need. Oh, and did we mention that they are monogrammed with up to three characters?
The Paper Press Ireland
Started by Geri and her husband Mark on their kitchen table, The Paper Press Ireland has a range of empowering and tongue-in-cheek slogan tees and comfy sweats. Offering style with substance, the loungewear is perfect for getting your message across!
With slogans like ‘Tired & Needy’ (our current state), ‘Queen of Overthinking’ and ‘Woman Up’ you’re sure to find one that is perfect for the badass woman in your life.
Luxe Lettering creates beautiful, bespoke, handmade wire words for your home. They can make any phrase you like, so the only limit is your imagination! Your design will be lovingly created by hand so orders can take up to eight weeks.
We’re gifting their beautifully presented Masterclass Kit this Christmas (no wait on this one!). The kit includes everything you need to make your own ‘love’ wire words and a step-by-step guide. You can either gift the kit to a fabulously creative friend or use it to make you own handmade wall hangings. There is enough wire to create up to 22 decorations, so perfect for giving to friends and family – something they will treasure handmade by you!
Do you love to sparkle? Well, you’ll love the range of bespoke Swarovski crystalised products that Danielle creates. She lovingly customises each item by hand so they are unique to you. Her range of accessories includes footwear brands like Converse and Nike Air that have been given the crystalised treatment.
Her popular phone cases make perfect Christmas gifts and come in a range of colours, all personalised and decorated with sparkly goodness! As well as accessories, she sells a range of canvases that can be created to celebrate all sorts of occasions from Christmas to weddings.
Stationery By Hazel
Fellow mumpreneur, Hazel, launched her business just before the birth of her first child. Her stylish stationery range includes beautiful cards, notebooks and pens packed with positive messages to brighten your day!
Her glitter pens are perfect stocking fillers and do check out her Christmas range. We love the Winter Wonderland Reindeer Gift Tags and we’ll be using her foiled festive stickers to give our Christmas gift wrapping the edge this year.
Jen creates hand-built pottery from her studio in Hertfordshire. She has all sorts of creations for every room in your home. Our current favourites are her super cute nursery range and her stylish, but practical spoon rests (hello clean workbench).
She has created a beautiful handmade ceramic Christmas decoration that is personalised with a gold or platinum initial. The gorgeous decoration arrives on a velvet ribbon in a luxe gift box. We’re popping one on our Christmas list his year!
Sarah’s Creative Kitchen
Sarah left a career in the city to follow her passion for creating healthy food. After struggling with weight loss, she decided to change her approach to food and started her mission to eat herself thin! She trained as a chocolatier and now creates sweet treats that are lower in sugar and calories, without compromising on taste
Her delicious, chocolately offerings include options that are vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free so there’s something for everyone. Her Christmas range is perfect for (healthier) stocking fillers and includes super cute Santas and reindeer as well as stylish truffle boxes for the grown-ups! Everything is made fresh to order, so make sure you get in early with your Christmas requests!
We couldn’t leave ourselves off the list and we’re excited to be sitting amongst such good company! For those of you who don’t know, Inscripture is our family run business started in 2016 by Hayley, while she was on maternity leave. The business was born out of Hayley’s passion for creating and designing meaningful jewellery that helps you remember those special moments forever. Our jewellery can be engraved with handwriting, drawings and hand, foot or paw prints to create a gift they will treasure.
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