Shop Local Christmas Gift Guide 2021 - Support Small Businesses

UK & Ireland Shop Local Christmas Gift Guide 2021

A carefully curated selection of small businesses to inspire your 2021 Christmas shopping. Each business nominated themselves via Tierna’s Instagram page and across many hours, I shortlisted from the hundreds of accounts that were tagged to this final shortlist. 

Stationery & Cards Gift Ideas

Hunter Paper Co.
An independent stationery shop founded by the incredibly talented Emma Hunter based online and now with a store in Belfast, Northern Ireland. They create their own luxury Letterpress stationery on a vintage letterpress and high the most beautiful stationery to make your desk (and home) a sight to behold.

Arbee Cards 
Eco friendly, illustrated & handcrafted cards and stationery. They also have a range that might appeal to anyone with connections in Northern Ireland

Connect The Dots Design
Pretty paper products with an Irish twist including cards, wall art, gift wrap and stationery by artist and designer Úna Méabh

Wild Paper Studio 
Illustrated paper goods inspired by nature including stationery subscriptions, greeting cards & art prints

Fashion & Jewellery

Luna Lapis Crystal Jewellery
Handmade by Lauren, Luna Lapis creates ethical crystal jewellery that is minimal with meaning

True North Life
Sustainably-made outdoor accessories for all ages, including: multi-way Infinity Bands; cosy hats; polarised sunglasses; and carefully considered backpacks. They also the support the RNLI with every purchase. 

Ivy & Gold 
Personalised bracelets and stacking options to help you stay connected to what’s important and tell a story. Plus a growing range of other jewellery and accessories.

Moi Boutique 
Ladies clothing from across the Uk and Europe, lovely Laines of London slippers (the perfect pressie) and lots of other lovely different pieces

Wee Yarn Designs
A range of contemporary handknit accessories (including gorgeous hats and gloves), Dorset Button Jewellery and woven art

Free To Bee
Handmade Jewellery and one-off pieces to support a project which rescues women from the sex industry. All profits go to support the girls. 

Sarah Elizabeth Jewellery
A modern Jewellery brand, creating edgy jewels by hand, made to last a lifetime!

Jenny Gordon Goldsmith 
Timeless jewellery designed and made to be loved today & treasured forever

Angela Davidson Goldsmith
Handmade gold and silver jewellery. Designed and made in Holywood, Northern Ireland

Jakara Jewellery 
A selection of sterling silver, gold & gemstone jewellery that is quality, affordable & stylish

Essentially Primrose
Handmade jewellery which can also be used as diffuser jewellery with a free essential oil blend with every purchase. They do their best to make sure all our jewellery is ethnically sourced. 

Hoops by Mardi
Polymer Clay Jewellery that is vibrant & hand crafted

Homewares & Pretty Objects Gift Ideas

Homemade by Amy Rose 
Macrame homewares & decor for your home including gorgeous coasters, wall hangings & more

Lauren Fowler Handcrafted Company
Wooden and metal furniture and homeware. They specialise in unique live edge serving platters (I bought one myself recently!). They also have lovely family crafting kits available for Christmas

Nice Threads
Bespoke hand-sewn embroideries which celebrate everything nice in our lives: from family and friends, to precious pets, to the beautiful of the world around us. 

Bluebell Stitches
Handcrafted & sewn gifts with a country charm

Lynda B Ceramics 
Inspired by personal memories, quotes and nature Lynda B Jewellery and Ceramics creates beautiful hand built, often personalised, vases, trays, Christmas decorations and jewellery in porcelain.

Ollie & Sab
Irish Linen cushions, scarves and personalised homeware from a mother and daughter duo

Wild Rose Wreaths Co. 
Beautiful & Luxury Wreaths using high quality artifical florals

Floral Fusion Designs
Fabulous, high quality and affordable faux floral products. We offer ready to buy and bespoke options of floral bouquets, arrangements and wreaths to name a few.

Justin Wood
Handmade custom wooden furniture, homeware and gifts

And Hope Designs
A selection of handmade Christmas baubles, prints & greetings cards but also other beautiful pieces of artwork for your home including letterbox gifts 

Sweat, Tears & The Sea
A range of clothing, tea towels & other unique items inspired by the sea, created by illustrator Sarah. 

Candle Gallery UK
A collection of candles and diffusers sourced from across the UK, Ireland and further afield.

Aggie & Soy Candles
Soy Candles, Wax Melts and Diffusers, using the finest fragrance oils

Little Clay Dreams
Personalised handmade custom keepsake gifts. For the Christmas period they have lots of ways to help with gift giving too like cards and gift tags!

Little Willow Arch
Personalised watercolours for your home. They stock a wide range of prints but can also take commissioned orders for houses, venues, pets or whatever you want

Julie Harron 
A range of stationery, watercolour prints & calendars, notebooks & more 

Bear & Willow
A range of party supplies, keepsakes and art prints that help you celebrate those key people and moments in life; creating smiles and memories

Mint & Ink
Calligraphy mugs, cups & other homewares items with typographic details.

Artwork Gift Ideas

Ruth Osborne Art
Artwork and homewares on Irish Linen that are inspired by the changing seasons and the local landscape and designed to connect you with nature

Flax Fox
Watercolour botanicals, Northern Ireland art prints and printed linen tea towels by talented illustrator Danielle

Jenni Robinson Art
Contemporary landscape paintings containing the true essence of a place; stock available or custom commissions welcome.

Amira Paints
Colourful Landscapes of Ireland & beyond, offering these scenes as high quality affordable prints so you can find artwork for every space. As seen in the Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition 2021

Wild Earth Studios
Free spirited mindful creations inspired by nature.

Arty Ingrid
Watercolour illustrations, doodles and visual musings – always with a twinkle in the eye! Plenty of lovely greeting cards & artwork.

Susanna Banks Art
Prints and illustrations to make you smile including some nursery bestsellers and gorgeously quirky custom pet portraits!

Eithne McGuigan Art  
Evocative landscape paintings & unique homeware items using oil paint & resin.

Sarah Canning Art
Paintings, prints & all things pretty (including some exciting Christmas goodies also)

Gin & Bear It
Quirky boozy prints and greetings cards to make you smile and want to keep!

Sarah Majury
Original wildlife art, art prints and greetings cards

Fiadh & Finn
Illustrator and maker of keepsake personalised fine art gifts created with love in Ireland.

Experiences, Kits & things to do (from anywhere)

Post A Treat
letterbox and hamper gifts at Postatreat that you can po st directly to your friends & family. 

Stitch With Susie
Contemporary cross stitch kits & patterns to stitch in a weekend. Slow stitching & design encouraged ‘to put a smile on your face one stitch at a time!’.

City & Shore
Handlettering gift boxes, workbooks & beautiful artwork created by talented modern handlettering expert Sarah

Adorn Bespoke Styling
Helping women feel confident and empowered in how they dress, no matter her age, shape or size… absolutely every one can and should look and feel amazing! You can gift a gift voucher which can be used for styling an outfit for a special occasion, a wardrobe cleanse or for a style refresh. Such fun. 

Food & Drink Gift Ideas

Queen Sheba Coffee
Ethical, Sustainable, direct trade Ethiopian Coffee. All our coffee is sourced from wild forest growing, small scale, female run farms and profit is shared with the people who run them! Best of all – the coffee tastes great (I’ve tried two Queen Sheba varieties myself)

The Mallow Makers 
Deliciously squishy marshmallow hugs to send to you and your favourite people. Toasting kits, flavoured mallows and Seasonal gifts.

The Food Haven
Offering their own artisan rustic luxury food products in traditional styles hampers for Christmas, gift sets or individually.

Issie’s Sweets 
An online sweetshop!  Forget Winter Wonderland this Christmas and welcome to Christmas Candyland with Issie’s Sweeties sweet gift range


Gifts for babies & children

Nutrition4Kids Christmas Baking Box
Kids Christmas Baking Gift Box. This will allow your family to have lots of fun baking lovely treats over December, which can be made into delicious home made gifts for family & friends.

I’m In Stitches Crochet
High quality, bespoke crocheted items in an array of stunning colour palettes for babies, children & mums

Gingerbread & Buttercup
Handmade baby & children’s clothing made from fun & funky prints that you will not find on the high street.

Queen Of Bows
Hair accessories for kids & women to add the finishing touch to your outfit. 

The Sensory Submarine 
Play kits and toys for kids with a focus on child development and sensory processing!

Twine & Grace 
Beautiful bespoke felt name banners for little ones

Robyn & Roo
Beautifully styled & unique reversible double bibs made from oeko tex certified double gauze fabric (you may know as muslin) for all the wee dribblers in your life.

A Thursday’s Child
Hand printed organic cotton baby & kids clothing

Cube Fun
An educational party game & learning resource that keeps kids actively engaged. It is a soft-plush cube with themed designs including farm, jungle garden & exercise showing actions for kids to copy & move to.

Love Lettie
Handmade bows, clips & accessories for the little ladies in your life

Busy Bees
Bespoke, engaging, aesthetically pleasing, educational resources which are carefully designed and produced by a qualified teacher and early years specialist

Textiles, Sewing, Knits & Crochet

Ruth’s Oils & Crafts
Embroidery & cross stitch hoops, selection of wall hangings and greeting cards. 

Indya Creates
Gorgeous velvet scrunchies, pencil cases & pouches & face masks created by an artist & fabric designer. 

Yarn & Punch
Gorgeously colourful wall hangings using punch needle embroidery, perfect for nursery’s, playrooms or brightening up a corner of your home. 

Wellness & Self Care Gifts

Marble Hill Skincare  
Developed by natural skincare expert Mria McGee, these unique skincare & wellness products only use premium ingredients sourced worldwide for their unique properties

Artio Skincare 
Natural skincare for families – protection for babies, peace of mind for mamas.

Bathe Botanicals
Luxury bathing products that are eco friendly and purse friendly including soaps, bath salts, whipped soaps & scrubs

Danu Products
Indulge yourself in the Irish goddess bathing experience whilst making a positive difference to the environment by purchasing our products

An Orange Dragonfly
Bath and body products and gift sets

The Joy Edit
A home for thoughtful gifts that spark joy!

The Greener Guru
Greener living made easy. You can put together your own gifts with a clean conscience as all items are eco friendly, cruelty free and vegan friendly. There are also some premade suggestions to give folks an easy time picking.

Love Up 
Contemporary & beautifully designed self Love Affirmation Cards, Notes & Scented candles.


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