It’s that time of year again where we round up our favourite alternative small businesses in an all-grounds-covered Small Business Christmas Gift Guide! This time, we took to Instagram to find out what YOUR favourite small businesses were and, boy, did you guys have a TON of ideas! We were so blown away by the support for all these small businesses! We love to see it!
Unfortunately, we couldn’t include absolutely every business (there was enough to fill a spell book!), but we’ve included as many as possible to cover as many sorts as gifts as possible! So, there’s something for EVERYONE!
Gift Guide – Belle’s Bugs
First on our Small Business Christmas Gift Guide is the incredible Belle’s Bugs. Ethically sourced and 100% real, Belle’s beautiful bugs are sourced from trusted breeders and live out full and healthy lives. Belle takes commissions on all bugs and insects to be framed! The perfect alternative gift for anyone wanting something completely unique!
Gift Guide – Pretty Little Stitches
Next we have Pretty Little Stitches, a business that can stitch just about anything on ANYTHING! Their little creations make the perfect house-warming present or personalised gift for anyone obsessed with home decor!
Gift Guide – Screaming Mandrake Perfumes
Screaming Mandrake Perfumes was born from the owner’s desire to create something that wasn’t available in the shops… “the strange and unusual”. Ever craved the scent of a haunted forest? Or the night of harvest? Look no further!
Can’t choose which one you want most? The perfect Christmas gift for indecisive witches is the Mini Perfume Oil Sampler Collection! We’ve got our eyes on the Blue Moon Perfume Oil and the Haunted Forest Perfume Oil!
Shop all Screaming Mandrake Perfumes by clicking HERE!
Gift Guide – Astrosoul Deck
Where Astrology meets Tarot. Astrosoul bring us a range of beautifully-designed and crafted tarot decks inspired by the stars and science of astrology. It’s no coincidence this business has been brought to you here…
Gift Guide – Skeletots
Maybe it’s the baby fever hitting us, maybe it’s just how ADORABLE these prints on tiny clothes are! If you know a mum or mum-to-be who would LOVE some alternative baby wear, be sure to check out the Skeletots range!
Our favourites: The Christmas Rocks XMAS Jumper for a special Christmas treat! Definitely beats a boring old Christmas jumper! The adorable ‘Love You To Death’ Dusky Pink Fleece Lined Onesie and, for an extra personal gift that can be bought year-round, the Custom Name Skull Fleece Lined Onesie!
Gift Guide – Mysticum Luna
Oh, wait, that name sounds familiar… Of course, we have to shamelessly put ourselves on the Small Business Christmas Gift Guide! We know EXACTLY how great our jewellery and accessories can be for Christmas!
So, what do we think you guys should get for Christmas this year? First up, we have the Old English Letter Necklace – the PERFECT touch of personalisation without having to wait for a whole customised name to be made! Next, the classic Starsign Hoop Earrings! So dainty and elegant whilst keeping it personal (always double check the star sign of the person you’re buying for)! If you want to go all-out, you can purchase the matching Layered Star Sign Necklace too!
Then, for those who want something a little more practical, we have our own Mysticum Luna Logo Scarves. Super cosy and soft to touch, these are a staple for any ML fan to wear throughout winter! If you’re still not 100% sure what to buy from our shop, we have e-vouchers available from £10! You’ll receive an e-mail your voucher code on it, spendable for up to 12 months from purchase!
Gift Guide – Little Lies
Born from a love of music, rock n’ roll and a few too many cocktails, Little Lies is THE store for rock n’ roll-inspired fashion and clothing with attitude. You know we love an inclusive brand… Little Lies also cater to women’s plus sizes and ship worldwide!
Our picks: The Voodoo Chile Fringed Biker Jacket… Um, HELLO? Every rock n’ roll girl needs a statement biker jacket in her wardrobe and what better than one with FRINGING?! This one’s on our wishlist!
We’re also in LOVE with the Cool Like You Shirt Dress – how beautiful is it? Perfect for any boho queen with a dress addiction! Now, if we’re talking boho queen, we gotta recommend the Cosmic Love Teal Velvet Kimono too! We want it ALL! (And how good would they look with some Mysticum Luna jewellery too?!)
Gift Guide – Madame Alchemie
Madame Alchemie is a UK-based apothecary, creating a range of skin and hair care products inspired by mythology and folklore. Products are cruelty-free, paraben-free and vegan! You know we can’t resist a bit of witchy self-care.
What do we think you’ll love? One-up those boring high street skincare sets and instead check out Madame Alchemie’s Face Care Gift Pack! You can select a trio of any Face Mask, Face Oil and Lip Balm by Madame Alchemie in it’s own little gift set. The PERFECT Christmas present for any skin-obsessed friend!
In particular, we LOVE the look of the Gorgon Hair Oil, scented like crisp green apple and honeyed oats. Lastly, we’ve got our eye on the Evenstar Bath Soak. Described as ‘Gardenia, Bluebell and Immortal Life’, who wouldn’t want to bathe in immortal life? *ADD TO BASKET*
Gift Guide – Katy and Bones
Next on our Small Business Christmas Gift Guide is the incredibly talented ‘Katy and Bones’. This small business handmakes and reworks their pieces here in the UK! Inspired by movies and pop culture, Katy and Bones are guaranteed to have something for everyone!
Our picks: We’re in LOVE with all the reworked graphic print denim jackets that Katy and Bones has to offer but this Terror Vision one just does it for us!
If you’re looking for something a bit more simple – how cute is the Ghosty Pocket T-shirt?! Super adorable and wearable all-year round! Then, we have the AMAZING range of key fobs that Katy and Bones have available! Our favourites are the movie-themed ones (especially the Hocus Pocus one) but there’s a whole range of different movie and music-inspired ones!
Gift Guide – You’re So Cool Prints
Finally, we’d like to introduce you to the extraordinary ‘You’re So Cool Prints’. Unique prints, homeware and accessories, ‘You’re So Cool’ are supplying the goods for any alternative interior! Check out our favourite picks from their online shop below!
First, we just had to talk about this insanely gorgeous print! The ‘Devil Horns A5 Print‘ is just perfect to be framed or displayed anywhere in your home. We really could stare at it all day…
For a classic Christmas gift, check out the ‘Nightmare Before Christmas Cushion Cover‘! Or for your fellow coffee (or MCR)-lover, the ‘Black Coffee Parade Travel Mugs‘ make the perfect present! (We’re actually mocha-drinkers but we’ll make an exception for the brilliant pun).
And that’s all for this Christmas! We know it’s been a long and difficult year for so many of us, so any purchase, mention, like or comment that goes towards small businesses goes a long way! Trust us! As a small business ourselves, it means the world to us seeing so many people support and buy from small businesses. We love you guys so much and hope you all have a Merry Christmas wherever you are in the world!
Love and Light