We’re almost into November and if you want to shop local this Christmas, it’s most definitely the right time to start your Christmas shopping. 

I recently asked my social media followers to suggest small businesses that should be included in my 2020 Christmas Gift List. I was completely overwhelmed by the response (well over 400 accounts were sent to me so shortlisting was a serious challenge – I’m delighted to present to you my Christmas Gift list for 2020 (the year where small business need our help the most!):

Stationery & Cards

Ink Monkey Art
Art supplies & stationery for all creative needs

Hunt & Gather
From Hunter Paper Co – a gorgeous stationery, luxury cards, notebooks, wall art & more.

Scurry Home & Paper
A beautifully curated online store filled with playfully sophisticated stationery, notebooks & more

Arbee Cards 
Vintage inspired handmade cards & gifts 

Ali Marriot
A lovely curation of cards, calendars & more

Nifty Notebooks 
A playful collection of postcards, notebooks and badges of original artwork!

Three Sixty Woodcraft 
Fountain Pens, ballpoint pens & more all created using wood

Under The Willow Tree Cards
Hand illustrated cards & gifts

Home is where the heart is

Lauren Fowler Hand Crafted Company
High quality & absolutely stunning handmade wooden & metal furniture. The perfect source for serving boards, blocks & unique Christmas tree decorations too

The Candle Gallery
A carefully curated candle shop selling a wide range of fragrances from spice, wood & smoke through to floral, herbs & fruit

This is Friz Designs
Street artist Friz has recently released her first range of prints for the home & throw blankets inspired by celtic tales such as Children of Lir

Two Birds NI
A unique & contemporary range of colourful cushions for the home 

Allotment Candles
A luxury candle range made in Northern Ireland inspired by the scents of fruits & flowers grown in the Irish climate

Paul Hampton Home
Family Owned Furniture, Upholstery, Interiors and Gift Store available online and in store

Bright Stem Shop
Ethically manufactured items for the home from artwork through to aprons, oven gloves & mugs to name but a few

Made by Marc Candle Co
Hand-poured soy candles in scents including linen, amalfi coast, lemongrass & wild fig and cassis

Sew Charming
Sewn decorations for your home – perfect place to find unique Christmas decorations

Yellow Bug Floral Design
Flower preservation – perfect for keepsakes to commemorate an anniversary or wedding

The Country Cottage
Toxin free items for the home – anything from soaps and bath salts to reusble spray bottles

Driftwood Sails
Beautifully made ornaments from driftwood

Eithne McGuigan Art
Bright, colourful coasters, keyrings & more made from resin

Little Buds
Elegant faux flowers & wreaths for your home

Ceramics

Cherryhill Studio Ceramics
Maker of Ceramic Jewellery, Beads, Buttons and other crafty things inspired by nature

Ciara Campbell Ceramics
Unique ceramic whiskey and spirit vessels

Claire McCullough Ceramics 
Handthrown porcelain pieces inspired by nature and the ceramic processes themselves.

Cloverhill Ceramics
Beautiful pastel colours mugs, trinket bowls & more

Zara Ceramics 
Endlessly popular ceramics – available via one more “shop drop” in November if you want one before Christmas

Paintings, Prints, Illustrations & Mixed Media

Jacqueline Rooney
Stunning, vibrant, atmospheric & emotive artworks 

Alana Barton
Breathtaking figurative paintings

Jenni Robinson
Paintings inspired by the wild weather, dramatic light and strong bones of Irish & Scottish landscapes.

Caolan Taggart
Contemporary Illustrative Prints

Megan Raffertea
Pastel prints & other “goodies”

Jodie Clerkin
Acrylic paintings inspired by nature

Island Prints Ireland
Handmade Lino Prints

Katriona Designs 
Modern & colourful illustrative Prints, often based on architecture

Lynsey Auld
Mixed media artworks available as prints often inspired by natural surroundings

Maggie May Lettering
Typographic Prints, Cards & More

Peter Paints Pictures
Gorgeously playful illustrations, often inspired by Northern Ireland

Quinn Russell Art
Striking & textured Acrylic Paintings

Ruth Osborne Art
Mixed media original artworks combining printmaking and painting, alongside fine art prints and cards

Sasha Ferguson
Contemporary illustrative pins & patches 

Simply Mourne
Adorable artworks made using real pebbles

The Particular People
Contemporary & abstract graphic based artworks

Willow & Weeds
Hand-illustrated wall art, stationery and cards featuring verse

Noop Designs
Original designs inspired by the people of (London)Derry

Strangford
Unique prints

Brown Paper Packages
A unique range of contemporary wall art from a husband and wife team

Letter & Lime Design
Typographic Wall Art & more made with foil 

Cold Earth Industries
3D Printed goods

 

Experiences/Things to Do

EmRo’s Jukebox 
Emily Rose will sing a song for your loved one and sent it to them via What’s app along with a recorded message

Adorn Bespoke Styling
Gift a wardrobe cleanse or zoom styling session to your friends & family. You can even get a group of friends/family together and have a fashion themed virtual evening together

Crazy Happy Love Photos
Family Photoshoot Gift Vouchers (NI)

Nicola Ross Photography
Family Photoshoot Gift Vouchers (NI)

BeWell NI   
Massage & acupuncture (NI)

Little Forget Me Nots 

LuluJulz Illustrations  
Specially curated watercolour painting kits

Pattern & Fold  
Origami Workshops (NI)

Elfagram 
Send an elf to sing a song on your loved one’s doorstep! (NI)

Wee Wigwam
Hire little themed wigwams for kids to enjoy 

 

Food & Drink

The Mallow Makers
Handmade mallows that almost make you want to lick the screen. Yum!

DeliMuru
Award winning artisan chutneys, conserves, biscuits & hampers

Long Meadow Cider
Hand-crafted ciders, apple juices & cider vinegars

Artisan Cheese Holywood
The name says it all – an artisan cheesemonger. Tasty!

Gra Bia 
Homemade, expertly crafted chutneys
 

Arata Leaf
Artisan, organic loose tea leaves 

Personalised Gifts

Bespoke Quirky
Adorable houses made from wood that can be personalised with family names

Poppy Lane Parties & Gifts
Personalised cake toppers (perfect for a family Christmas at home), photo almbums, clothing, decorative items & more

Loopy Love Designs
Decorative & contemporary woollen names & fun shapes made from very bendy wool. Perfect for a special addition to a kids bedroom

Holly Emily Designs
Personalised ceramic Christmas tree decorations, ring dishes, keepsakes & more. Contemporary & beautifully minimalist

Ditsy Love Designs
Adorable & elegant hand painted log pieces for the home – Christmas themes, custom names & more  

Eve’s Little Treasures
Beautiful personalised jewellery including bracelets, bangles & necklaces. You can even pop a child’s drawing on one of the pieces.

 

Little Woollen Rabbit
It’s like a family portrait except they’re made using peg dolls. Super sweet!

Love being creative
Handcrafted Bespoke Keepsake Bears

Finn & Co
Personalised clothing

Laura Creates
Beautiful personalised wall hangings, bags, essential oil labels & more

The Crafty Stag
Personalised decorations, gifts for pets, cake toppers & other gifts

Textiles, sewing, knits & crochet

Wee Yarn Designs
Contemporary hand knits, dorset button jewellery, yarn bowls, woven art & more

Jenny Wren Weaving
Handwoven Wall Art

Fox & Fred
Decorative Hoops in all sorts of pretty patterns

Lily & The Loom
Handwoven wall hangings for your home

Two Little French Girls
Handmade skirts & other exceptionally pretty things 

Belfast Yarn Works
Unique textural homewares using wool & yarn

Double Bees Crafts
Super cosy baby blankets

Crafty Corner Downpatrick
Beautiful knitted goods including traditional aran cardigans & newly introduced chunky knitted blankets 

Causway Crochet
Various crochet items including a wand that children would simply love to receive from Santa! 

Cranberry Lime
Luxury handmade goods for little ones & big occasions (plenty of Liberty Fabrics and other beautiful things)

House Of Scarlett
Adorable feminine patterned children’s clothing – bloomers, bows, dresses & everything in between

I’m In Stitches
Crocheted dolls, clothing & accessories

Legra Crafts 
Hand sewn goods including cosmetic bags, face masks, makeup remover wipes & more

Lisannagh Designs
All things macrame hangers, crochet & stitching

Paper & Tweed
Beautiful hair accessories in Liberty of London fabrics

Red Dog Sews
Uniquely created sewn badges, cushions & more

Vive Le Crochet
Crocheted blankets, hats & everything in between

Bluebell Stitches
Hand-stitched gifts with a country charm

Up & Down Dale 
Textile wall art with felting

Jewellery

Jakara Jewellery
A beautifully curated online store filled with beautiful jewellery

Ivy & Gold Bracelets
A gorgeous selection of handmade bracelets that you can even put your name on

Nomada By Rachel
Gorgeous contemporary handmade clay jewellery 

Claire Mooney Silver
Unique jewellery from a silversmith

Luna Lapis Art
Genuine raw and cut crystal jewellery

Xara By Meg
Handmade Jewellery from Polymer clay 

Broken Compass Jewellery
Handmade, quirky and bespoke jewellery

Erin Craft Jewellery
Handmade Sterling Silver Jewellery

Little Oak Jewellery
Handcrafted silver jewellery, inspired by nature

Mokuso Clay
Handmade clay jewellery

Seaglass Ireland
Jewellery made with seaglass

Simply N Jewellery
Handcrafted and bespoke jewellery

Threaded Stone Designs
a beautiful selection of semi-precious gemstone jewellery loved by yogis and boho babes

Babies & Children

Ella & Boo
Baby Mobiles & room accessories for kids

Ditsy Little
Gorgeous childrens products including nursing/teething necklaces, bowls, bibs & more

Gingerbread & Buttercup
Gorgeous handmade baby & children’s clothes 

Birch & Bobbin
Handcrafted clothing label for children (and their mamas)

Blossom & Ivy
Children’s wear, womens wear & homeware 

My Fair Hand
Contemporary & custom childrens clothes in liberty fabrics

Dreamy Bird Print Co
Gorgeous prints for kids rooms

Grace James Handmade
Adorable children’s clothes in liberty prints

Penelope Pearl
Tutus for kids age 1-9

Peonies & Pom Poms
Adorable garlands and accessories for kids rooms

Pip & Ro
Adorable kids bibs

Popsie & Co
Kids hair accessories

Jennie & Company

Furry Friends

Murphy & Bailey Belfast
All sorts of treats & accessories for dogs & cats

Don’t Forget the Dog
Handmade luxury dog accessory business 

Susanna Banks Art
Perfect pet portraits

Art by Jen
Animal Art

 

Wellness & Self Care

Artio Skincare
Skincare for mum & baby. 100% natural, vegan and cruelty-free 

An Orange Dragonfly
Essential oils & holistic lifestyle & homewares

Banion Soap 
Cold pressed soap 

Do Your Bit NI
All inspired by ‘low waste living’

Mrs rganics
Organic Skincare created in NI – serums, creams & more

The Honeysuckle Bee & Me
Small batch hand-crafted natural botanical skincare & soy candles

 

I really hope this list helps you on your way to having a perfect Christmas despite the uncertainty in the world right now. Not only that but you’ll be supporting small business owners too. 

Remember, if you have a small business and would like a steer in the right direction with your marketing, please feel free to email me on hello@tiernabyrne.co.uk

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