Shopping with Small Businesses for Christmas Gifts
The gift of giving is impossible to ignore during this festive season. Psychologically proven to boost our own happiness, shopping for other people is undeniably the true spirit of Christmas. Thinking of things they will love, wrapping with care and writing a tag and then seeing them open your gift and hopefully love it is such a joyful experience.
To inspire you in buying for others as well as supporting small businesses, this year we asked our team to share with us what they’re buying for friends or family with a focus on independents, just like us. It has resulted in the most beautiful plethora of gift suggestions which we think will certainly help you tick off the last gifts on your list - though we can’t promise it won’t make your own personal wish list a little longer, too!
What We’re Buying for our Favourite Fabulous Foodies
“Buying for my favourite foodie people means I can balance artisanal treats with practical yet beautiful items that might be missing from their kitchen and dining rooms. I know my friends may not always treat themselves to a luxury box of Italian biscotti or a sumptuous Liberty picnic basket but they’ll wonder why they didn’t sooner once they open these Christmas gifts.”
A Table in Venice by Skye McAlpine | Victorian Teabag Tin from Bluebell Gray | Joanna Ling Frilly Gold Rimmed Serving Dish | Non-Alcoholic Seaward Pepino Cocktail by Lockdown Liquous & Co. | Set of 4 Rose Petal Water Glasses | Coco & Wolf X Edit 58 Rectangle Wicker Picnic Basket | Melrose & Morgan Dark Chocolate Gianduja Spread | Ceramic Jar of Anglesey Sea Salt | Dough Wheel Cutter | Yellow Tartan Butter Dish by Matilda Goad | Renato Almond Biscotti | Set of 2 Liberty Fabric Wavy Edge Placemats | Recipe Cards & Box Set
Shopping at Small Businesses for your Chilled Out Zen Friend
“My friend has got self-care prioritised in her life which we’re all in awe of but she rarely treats herself to little luxuries. Thinking of gifts which suit her chilled out personality and feel luxurious has resulted in a collection of items which would be wonderful presents for those who are already serene as well as those who perhaps need a little more tranquility in their life!”
Honna Sage Stripe Pyjama Set | Deepest Sleep Pulse Point Oil | Forest Green Velvet Ruffled Pouch | Handheld Diffuser | Aromatherapy Liberty Print Eye Pillow | The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2023 by Lia Leendertz | Muse Yoga Mat | Ceramic Match Pot by Bel Holland | Migoals Sleep Journal | Organic Wool Socks | Seaweed & Samphire Bath Essence | Drawstring Bag made with Liberty Fabric | Cornflower Ruiskaunokki Gingham Round Cushion
Christmas Gift Ideas for Lovers of Luxury
“I don’t know many people who don’t appreciate a little bit of luxury at Christmas time, and you shouldn’t fall into the trap of assuming luxury always means expensive. In this case even an inexpensive yet thoughtful bar of French soap will feel like a special upgrade to the bar of Dove which so often frequents the bathroom sink. The luxury lovers in your life will adore everything on this list.”
With Love Pink Notelets | Wool Beanie | Shimmer Longwear Waterproof Eyeliner | Prima Wool Blanket | Green & Blue Oval Lacquered Frame | Coconut Milk Exfoliating Soap | Silk Pillowcase made with Liberty Fabric | Gusbourne English Rosé | Women's Silk Kimono Jacket made with Liberty Fabric | How to make the best coffee at home by James Hoffman | Silk Hair Scrunchie with Tails made with Liberty Fabric | Loeffler Randall Camellia Bow Heel | Ceramic Candle