Our Christmas Gift Guide

We have been starting our Christmas shopping recently and staying true to supporting small businesses we have been buying as much as possible from independents and thought we would recommend a few of our favourites to you.

If you are looking for something delicious to add to your Christmas list this year, you can of course order our yummy treats! You can also find us stocked at a some great places now including the new Freckles store opening in Barrow upon Soar very soon. They will be selling their wonderful gifts and homeware as well as coffee and cake!

baking gift ideas

First up on our list of fabulous independents is Polly and Me. If you are looking for beautiful personalised Christmas decorations, gifts or finishing touches to make your festive season extra special, Polly and Me is the place to shop. With stunning hand illustrated baubles, letters to Santa and personalised festive decorations you will find the perfect gift for giving as well as keeping!

personalised Christmas baubles

Sosatsuma are a must for us every winter. Their hats are not only useful for keeping us warm, but also look great too. They have the most amazing designs and some great options for children too. Everything they make is handmade and unique.

Hand knitted Christmas gifts

Next up we have The Thomas Coles these guys make the most divine home fragrances, which make an ideal Christmas gift for soooo many people on our list.


Darwin and Gray have the most fantastic festive banners this year. Picking just one is the hard part! Their range of mini banners are also the perfect stocking fillers.

Christmas banners and decoration

One of our favourite places to do some Christmas shopping is always Little Paperie. They have such a great range of stationery and thoughtful gift ideas as well as a huge range of beautiful cards, including their own designs!

small business Christmas cards

If you have not yet come across Bow Beaus and their fabulous animal creations, where have you been? These are great for topping cakes, decorating children’s room and a great stocking filler idea.

animal toppers

We hope you enjoy your Christmas shopping and we know that by shopping with these fabulous independent businesses, you will be making someone else Christmas extra special too.