As I write this I know that the truly organised may already have finished their Christmas shopping. But if you haven’t yet started or still have a bit more to do, then you can’t go far wrong by looking for something a bit special & different from independendent stores and artisan crafters.  I wanted to highlight some of the amazing small and independent businesses that I’ve come across to get you shopping independents.  Whether online or instore you’ll be able to find some fantastic gifts & experiences. Perhaps you might be tempted with a little treat for yourself too!

Hatton and Harding, Warwick

Agnes and Norman – vintage shoes like they used to be made

Aneata Boote – jewellery and keepsake design 

Bella Bougie – home fragrance

Black Acre Soap Pantry – handmade soap products

Blakeley Browns – vintage furniture

Felicitations Vintage – vintage china and furniture

Ginger Megs Vintage – vintage clothing and accessories

Handmade Boutique – collective of 18 independent designers 

Hatton and Harding – luxury interiors and lifestyle boutique

Hotel La Tour – seasonal afternoon tea

Hush Homewear – luxury lounge wear

Le Keux Vintage Salon – vintage hair and makeup

Mayfair Stockings – luxury hosiery

Monsoon Estates – artisan coffee

Revival Creations – retro baking and craft workshops

Serendipity Candles – vintage candles

Sweet As – chocolate and celebration cake specialists

Tarte and Berry – baked treats including caramel brownies (website launching 8th December

The Arter – handpicked designers and artisan crafters 

The Occasional Cookie – cookie mix jars 

The Little Red Duck – hand crafted gifts

I’m sure you’ll have small independent businesses within your town or know of independent online retailers, why not drop by and see what they have to offer. I can guarantee you’ll find something wonderful and, dare I say it, just what you were looking for.


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