We're getting into the festive spirit over at The PR Set HQ. I work with the most incredible small business owners, and seeing as 100% of my insta audience said they wanted to shop small this Christmas, I thought I'd give you a few ideas from friends of The PR Set. Happy Shopping!
Getting Christmas Ready
The Conscious Party Box has a great selection of sustainable and reusable decorations for an eco-friendly festive season. For alternative Christmas fun, try the DIY Reindeer Cracker Kit for plastic tat-free Christmas fun.
Sally's Sunflowers by Gilly Page Jewellery has lots of great gift ideas and these reusable gift sacks are a great alternative for Christmas stockings. Plus 20% from every sale goes to Primrose Hospice Children’s Bereavement Team, so you can do good whilst you're shopping.
This stunning wreath from Pri Pri is made from sari offcuts, so not only will it add colour to your festive door, it’s also sustainable and eco-friendly too. What’s more all of the products from Pri Pri are handmade by underprivileged women in India who have been trained in tailoring (They also offer a great range of childrenswear and accessories too)
Fearless Flamingo's wooden decorations have got a special place in my heart, and nothing says I'm thinking of you like popping one of these in the post to a loved one. They also make gorgeous tree or hanging decorations to bring some joy, happiness and love into your festive home.
Keep them entertained for hours with these brilliant personalised t-shirt kits from Me-Shirt. There's lots of different themes so you can pick the perfect option for your creative genius (from £15)
These books from Tales of Me are a brilliant stocking filler - created to help children and parents turn the big adventures in life into personalised tales. They also offer fab cards and free downloadables too.
The Tur-Shirt Company's collection of empowering tees and sweatshirts can only be read when looking in the mirror, to encourage positive self-talk, teach self-love and boost self-esteem.
Akwa Baby is an eco-conscious, unisex kids clothing company promoting a positive social narrative of self love and confidence, inspired by African heritage. This unisex kids range (and there’s some great bits of the grown-ups too) is full of bright and fun clothing that will give children the confidence to take on the world.
This collection of gorgeous, visually stimulating prints from The Bobbing Dot is perfect for the nursery or playroom. Prints are available in black and white, as well as a different combination of colours and there are also personalised options too.
Three Little Munchkin Gifts has a range of adorable present ideas for the littlest people including teethers, teddies and muslin sets.
Wild Thing Books offers book boxes for 0-2 years, 3-5 years and 6-8 years, plus boxes for new siblings, school starters and more. Each month they carefully select books for your mini bookworms and deliver them straight to your door. Available as one off or subscriptions for the gift that keeps on giving!
For The Grown-Ups
Jim's Bricks Shampoo and Shower Bars (from £3.75) are a brilliant stocking filler for the men in your life. Not only do they smell great (although there's an unscented option too), they're made with natural ingredients and they are a sustainable Christmas option too (you may well have spotted them in The Guardian's Christmas Gift Guide...)
These stunning limited edition luxury silk scarves by Subject Matter have been designed to reflect the ephemeral nature of our streets. These unisex scarves create timeless style for everyone.
Akin offers beautiful small batch, handcrafted and timeless clothes that blend traditional Romanian folklore and feminine Latin vibrancy. The one-of-a-kind emboirdery, creafully woven materials and crochet, result in singular pieces inspired by heritage and unqiue details. And they also offer gift vouchers if you can’t choose which gorgeous piece to go for.
As well as eco-friendly bridalwear, Frock Goddess offers a great range of gift ideas for every bride and groom to be. This Bride To Be Wedding Planning Gift Box is full of gorgeous & eco-friendly treats for wedding planning.
If you’re based in Dorset, then you’re in luck because you won’t go wrong with a stunning flower subscription from The Dorset Flower Co. All of the flowers are grown on their flower farm or sourced from local suppliers and will bring joy into your home with every delivery.
If you’re looking for an alternative Christmas gift then StreetHunt Games has just the answer. This new interactive outdoor adventure game for adults is an engaging self-guided mystery set around captivating locations in London - think grown-up scavenger hunt meets escape rooms meets murder mysteries, played outside across London. All you need is a phone and a sense of adventure. Also a great alternative to the Christmas party.
Wandering Bee has a gorgeous selection of Christmas gifts from dresses to jumpers, accessories and kaftans (as spotted on Nicole Scherzinger none the less!). You might just want to sneak something for yourself whilst you’re buying for the loved ones in your life!
Create the perfect family portrait with Little Florence’s DIY bespoke prints (as seen on This Morning!) – a great gift idea whatever shape and size your family is. Create each family member and choose the specific details that make your family unique – from snowboards to glitter balls. What’s more it’s so easy to do from the comfort of your sofa and will get you lots of brownie points!
Every item in the Super Mumma collection has been designed to empower and inspire mothers, reminding them to stop, breath and focus on an affirmation when time gets touch. Each item comes with a Super Mumma patch to help with square breathing when anxiety sets in.
Freya Rose creates the most beautiful, luxury accessories for brides and special occasions. You won't go wrong with these Mini Hoops with Detachable Pearls - if they're good enough for The Duchess of Cambridge then they're definitely good enough for you!
Soul Focus offers the perfect gifts for those looking for connection, clarity and understanding. Choose from Reiki, Tarot or Birth Chart Analysis to unlock from within.
Tapping for Mums from Sarah Tobin brings a wealth of support to mums who want to learn a self healing tool for life. Tapping itself can help reduce common 'mum' emotions such as anger, grief, frustration, anxiety, overwhelm, loneliness etc. Subsequently it can have a huge healing effect on current pain and disease. A gift voucher for Sarah's different services is a really thoughtful, lovely present that will definitely put you in the good books!
For the expectant parents
What can be better than the gift of sleep? The Anna pillow by Natal Comfort (£149) allows pregnant women to lie on their front safely, and is ideal for people with back pain, front sleepers, therapies and more.
This brilliant book by leading women's health physio Emma Brockwell "Why Did No-one Tell Me?" is a must for pregnant and postnatal mums - Emma has addressed all those questions that women want to ask but don't know where to find the answers.
This online DIY Newborn Photography course (£49) by photographer extraordinaire Charlotte Gray is a brilliant gift for expectant parents to give them all the skills they need to capture their newborn baby in their own time and at a fraction of the price of a photoshoot.
Active mamas-to-be will love the offerings from pre-natal fitness expert Lulu Adams, her ebook "Baby Mama To Be: How to Enjoy An Active Pregnancy is a great choice and includes both bodyweight and strength-based (dumbbell) workouts suitable for each trimester, and coaching videos for the strength workouts so you can be sure you’re getting your form spot on.
Buggies can be a big expenditure when you've got a new baby on the way - so a great gift idea is a pre-loved buggy from Buggy Park. The have a great range of buggies to choose form and you're doing your bit for the planet too.
For Interiors addicts and foodies
If you're struggling to find the perfect present for that special someone who has everything, then look no further than Marlo Wine - their Luxury Wine Hamper (£195) is packed to the brim with delightful goodies that will tantalise the taste-buds and give you serious brownie points. Marlo also has the perfect wines for your festive celebrations.
Chocaholics will love this The Mindful Cook's Chocolate Making Kit - learn how to create your own smooth, rich, dark chocolate. The kit comes with top-quality, ethically sourced ingredients, the perfect utensils to create chocolates you’ll be proud of and access to a fun and informative video tutorial to create beautiful chocolates every time!
DoodleMoo has lots of Christmas gift ideas for the playful to spread happy vibes. From prints to candles, stationery to sweatshirts accessories, DoodleMoo will make your world that little bit more colourful.
You may want to sneak this one for yourself, once you smell the truly delicious scents from Ambustum's luxury hand poured candles. They are divine.
The gift of clarity is priceless in my book. If you're looking to create beautiful interiors but don't know where to start then a design package from Sam Griggs Interiors could just be the perfect gift.
You won't go wrong with a gift from CharlesTed Interiors for the house addict in your life. The hard thing will be knowing which gorgeous piece to choose...
If you're looking to give some good this Christmas, then look no further than Maemara -every item in this gorgeous collection of homeware and accessories is made from recycled plastic bottles. So not only do the items look fabulous, you know they're doing the doing their bit for the planet too.
Finch & Crane offers modern day homewares with a sense of tradition with a range of well-made, aesthetically pleasing items that serve a purpose. Every item in the collection is made of natural materials from quality suppliers.
Shiver Arts supports emerging artists and offers an inclusive space to find the perfect affordable artwork. Whatever your taste or budget, Shiver Arts will have found the perfect artist, or if you're not quite sure a gift voucher is a safe bet!
The new limited edition scent from Romaine London is a perfect Christmas gift to bring to life the scents of the festive season. Refreshing notes of eucalyptus and pine needles are woven with warming cedar and earthy moss, then lifted by the sweet tang of citrus. It’s an evocative blend that is as uplifting as it is calming.
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