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    The Lockdown Gift Guide

    With the current uncertain circumstances ongoing in the world and ongoing lockdown, it’s now more important than ever to support small, independent businesses AND pick up the perfect gift to cheer up your loved ones with a little treat through the post! In this gift guide, you’ll find a variety of categorised gift ideas from 31 small businesses which you should support, so let’s get on with it, shall we? Fashion & Beauty Fred Perry Colour Block Sweet – The Devout / 2. “Make Them Smile” Gift – Bare & Bond / 3. Bath Bomb Subscription Box – BathBox / 4. The Dreamer – Native Sister / 5. Jayne’s Marvellous…

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    34 Small Businesses to Support This Mother’s Day

    With the current uncertain circumstances ongoing in the world, it’s now more important than ever to support small, independent businesses AND pick up the perfect gift to spoil the most important woman in your life. In this gift guide, you’ll find a variety of categorised gift ideas from 34 small businesses which you should support this Mother’s Day, so let’s get on with it, shall we? Home, Interiors & Decor: 1. Amelie Blue Floral Toile Duvet Cover Set – We Love Linen / 2. Best Dog Mum Mug – Chow Bella / 3. Home Lover Gift Box – Sandwick Bay Candles / 4. Trieste Traditional Patterned Yellow Rug – Land…

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    A Guide To An Alternative Valentine’s Day: Gift Big, Shop Small

    There’s been a shift in the traditional meaning of Valentine’s Day, which means that an occasion which was conventionally used to celebrate the love for your other half, has evolved to include parents, siblings, friends and more! Therefore, there’s been a huge influx of alternative gifts in the industry and it’s actually become a lot more interesting when shopping for Valentine’s Day gifts! Besides, what better way to cheer someone up than gifting them with something thoughtful during these unusual circumstances and supporting a small business?! Here are my top picks for Alternative Valentine’s Day Gifts – simply click through the links and shop! For Him: 1. London Map Illustration…

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    Festive Gifts For Pets

    It’s that time of year again, however I’ve decided to support and feature small businesses instead of bigger brands in my gift guide this year, because as many of you know, due to the widespread news of Covid-19, many owners have had to cut losses or even worse, close their businesses, which is very unfortunate. So, let’s get straight into it! 1. Go Your Own Way designs and lovingly hand creates a range of limited edition items which can also be personalised to make a unique gift. This laser cut hanging ornament is an exclusive, one-of-a-kind piece, which can be engraved with a portrait of your four legged friend, and…

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    Festive Gifts For Kids

    It’s that time of year again, however I’ve decided to support and feature small businesses instead of bigger brands in my gift guide this year, because as many of you know, due to the widespread news of Covid-19, many owners have had to cut losses or even worse, close their businesses, which is very unfortunate. So, let’s get straight into it! 1. Just Sew Helen is a small business founded by a long term midwife who specialised in high risk pregnancies and baby loss. Paired with an affinity for sewing and a passion for textile art, Just Sew Helen was born to provide hand embroidered keepsakes. The hand sewn Scrappy…

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    Festive Gifts For Her

    It’s that time of year again, however I’ve decided to support and feature small businesses instead of bigger brands in my gift guide this year, because as many of you know, due to the widespread news of Covid-19, many owners have had to cut losses or even worse, close their businesses, which is very unfortunate. So, let’s get straight into it! 1. Rebel Chocolate was established by a former immunologist in a bid to create healthier milk chocolate with 25% protein content by minimising excessive sugars and increasing the amount of cocoa as well as enriching it with lactose-free whey protein isolated from milk. The Christmas gift box would make…

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    Festive Gifts For Him

    It’s that time of year again, however I’ve decided to support and feature small businesses instead of bigger brands in my gift guide this year, because as many of you know, due to the widespread news of Covid-19, many owners have had to cut losses or even worse, close their businesses, which is very unfortunate. So, let’s get straight into it! 1. Founded by a nurse and horticulturalist, Purdy & Figg are on a mission to reduce the number of toxic chemicals we use on our skin and plastic waste around our homes. Their limited edition Christmas gift set is packed with four hand sanitiser fragrances inside a beautiful, handmade,…

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    Sleep Easy With The Mela Weight Blanket

    [AD – Gifted] This post contains gifted item(s). The Autumn chill always leaves me feeling a little restless, especially at night when it comes to sleeping – I seem to toss and turn in bed at late hours in the night and before I know it, the next day comes at me! So, when the kind people at Mela sent me this weighted blanket, I was curious to see what it was all about, and boy did it work wonders to lull me into a deep sleep! The Mela weighted blanket is the perfect companion for those wanting to ease their anxiety or improve their sleep to feel happier and…

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    Lockdown Snacking With Ginni’s

    [AD – Gifted] This post contains gifted item(s). Since the start of start of lockdown, I’ve found myself relaxing in front of the TV more often than usual (especially since I’ve been off work and have been left twiddling my thumbs!) A great TV show or movie always calls for some tasty, morerish snacking, right? Well, Ginni’s has got you covered with its wide range of nuts, snacks and confectionery. I was sent “The Vegan-friendly Staycation” Bumper Box which comes full of a variety of savoury and sweet snacking essentials; all which are deliciously honey, animal and dairy free as well as carefully packed in colourful packaging, which can also…

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    Sunglasses Ready with Trendhim

    [AD – Gifted] This post contains gifted item(s). With Summer right around the corner as well as the blue skies and sweltering sun already making an appearance here in the UK, I’ve been itching to get my hands on some new sunglasses. However, I’ve never got around to buying a pair which fit my style and feel right, ya know? Well, when TrendHim got in touch asking me to pick a few pairs of sunglasses, I knew it wasn’t an opportunity I could miss! TrendHim specifically caters for men and has a huge collection of accessories and jewellery at a range of prices, whatever your budget. It also offers super…