Don't just give for the sake of giving this festive season, give consciously and gift items which have been handcrafted or ethically produced by real people, to whom your orders will mean the world. Here is a selection of some of our favourite responsible brands, hopefully it gives you some inspiration!
Plinth Home is a homewares company created by two sisters. Known for its minimalist hand-stitched embroidered cushions they strive to be as sustainable as possible, they are huge advocates of natural fabrics.
Established during lockdown, Cushion Talk was born from a love of interiors and home design. Minimal homewares handcrafted and hand painted in the UK.
Brazen Botany is a perfect gift for all those plant lovers who can't quite manage to keep their green friends alive. Designed and carefully handcrafted in London.
Art & Stationery
Art can be very subjective but there are some independent artists and illustrators who deserve to adorn the walls and surfaces of everyone's home.
Vine In The Wild
Vine In The Wild is an independent design-conscious studio specialising in minimalist, contemporary wedding and event stationery but offer seasonal cards, decorations and their personalised date prints make a wonderful personalised gift.
Every Story makes modern ceramics. Handmade by two sisters in the UK, each piece is individually handcrafted into organic forms taking inspiration from nature.
Rebecca A Howarth
RAHowarth cushions, hand painted and printed artworks celebrate the female form. Created in London, they make for a beautiful talking point in anyone's home.
Studio Fin All papers we use in notebook production are FSC certified. Also, they use recycled felt jute and felt flax paper on the covers of the notebooks. All the paper materials they use are made in the UK.
Based in London Matere offers beautifully minimal stationary, prints, desk tools and accessories with simplicity and functionality at its core, all made slowly by master craftspeople.
Beauty & Selfcare
Sewn Up By Jen
SewnUpByJen’s mission is to provide premium, ethically made, eco friendly items to those looking to make the switch from single use to reusable and zero waste. They sell everything you would need for your eco-friendly skincare routine and beautiful gift boxes make the perfect gift.
UpCircle's mission is to leave the world better than we found it by transforming ingredients that would otherwise be discarded into natural, organic beauty products – better for you, better for the world, perfect for Christmas!
Bohemia & Flower
Bohemia & Flower Ingredients are vegan & botanical, with each batch made by hand using a traditional slow process. Bohemia & Flower soap bars are palm oil free & packaged with zero plastic using biodegradable materials.
Considerate Beauty founded by two sisters who are passionate about their own beauty & self-care regimes but all too aware of the huge impact that the beauty industry is having on the environment. They have many lovely self care products but their relaxation gift boxes are a stand out gift idea.
Klès is an independent brand creating handcrafted, slow fashion. Bridging the gap between style, sustainability and craftsmanship – it’s minimal, with a little twist. Klès (rhymes with “bless”) is created for women who want to know the stories behind the things they own; who made them, where and how.
Hyde Wares was born from an urge to slow down, to design and make a range of oat-tanned leather items that would stand the test of time and grow with the owner. Bags, wallets, belts and accessories perfect pieces for him, her, they and pets!
War & Drobe
War & Drobe headbands, scrunchies and accessories are handcrafted in London. Crafting consciously is at the heart of the label. By slowing down the making process and never mass producing, War & Drobe celebrates and preserves traditional artisanal sewing techniques.
Ryan London has a fresh minimal approach to design, materials and all aspects of the brand, much of their production happens here in London. They make a range of leather goods, including dog collars and leads, a perfect gift for the dog lover in your life!
SAYA Designs natural hair products and hair accessories that aim serve the eco-conscious wearer while caring for the planet. Handcrafted by local artisans in Indonesia. We just so happen to have some of these beautiful hair pins ready to buy here!
Give the gift of a new skill with some of these wonderful craft kit brands.
London Wildflower offers pottery classes and more recently 'Make Your Own Pottery Kit'. These at-home clay kits provide all the tools you need to get creative with clay, so your gift can make and keep something special forever.
Oh Sew Bootiful
Oh Sew Bootiful is based in the UK and offers craft supplies, patterns and DIY kits. Each embroidery kit is designed with beginners in mind with every detail considered, it's a perfect gift for the crafty person in your life.
Wool Couture are all about keeping traditional crafts alive with a modern and contemporary wooly twist. Their macramé kits are a perfect gift for almost everyone!
My Paper Forest
My Paper Forest's DIY kits are designed to help you immerse yourself in the fantastic world of 3D paper cutting, you will create gorgeous garden scenes that you can put in a dome and give as a gift.
If you still can't decide why not do some scrolling, there are so many websites selling incredible handmade and independent goods you will not find on the high street, here are just a few we love!
- Lilly & Main
- Fold Living
- Gather & See
- Sustainable Department Store
Alternative Eco-Friendly Ideas
If all else fails, for a truly thoughtful Christmas gift why not consider some of the these:
- Gift some scrumptious homemade goodies like cookies or jam!
- Choose vintage or thrifted finds.
- E gift cards (which we just happen to offer here!)
- An environmental or animal welfare organisation membership.
- When all else fails, give the gift of your time!
And finally, we just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who will shop with us this Christmas and beyond,it really does mean the world to us, but not only us, everytime you shop with a small independant brand you brill joy to a real person with really big dreams!