This year more than any other it’s important to support small and local businesses this Christmas. With lockdowns, restrictions, store closures and uncertainty across the board it’s been a tough year for everyone, particularly small and local businesses that rely on bricks and mortar stores and the festive season can often mean make or break for these businesses. According to a report from theIndependent, if everyone in their local community spent £5 extra per week with small businesses it would help keep them open in the long term!
So here is our lovely little list of small businesses that are also female founded that we will be supporting this christmas and we hope you will check them out and consider them for your christmas gifts too!
We have quite a few items from Daisy’s collection already and we love them! The DAISY V brand is about embracing adventure, following your dreams and living inspired. Organic textures and colours of the wild can be found throughout Daisy’s designs, with the mountains and ocean fueling her imagination. Daisy handmakes every product to order and also uses recycled silver for all her jewellery, It’s quality is exactly the same as sterling silver and can be hallmarked as such, but doesn’t have the same environmental and social impact as mined silver! Alongside this Daisy doesn’t use any plastic in her packaging and for every product sold Daisydonates a portion of the sales (enough for 10 trees) to aid permanent reforestation projects across the World.
It is no secret that we LOVEBBCo beanies! BBCo is a British headwear brand, producing an awesome range of beanies, hats and caps for those with a spirit of adventure and love the great outdoors! We love their attention to detail and consideration of the environment as they build out their collection. BBCo's range includes beanies made in Britain - their Cabin beanie collection, beanies made from recycled materials - the essentials beanie and the softest, and the warmest beanie you will ever find - the Elan beanie. These are best sellers of ours!
Charlottes Web Macramewas born from a lockdown passion project in Morzine, French Alps in April 2020. Not being able to cope with not being allowed out in the mountains during lockdown, Charlotte wanted to channel her creativity and need for adventure so found a new hobby. Always a lover of being creative, she picked up a stick on a dog walk, ordered some Macrame rope and got knotting! Charlotte has a range of macrame creations to shop on her etsy from wall hangings to plant holders or she does custom orders!
Hannah is a maker from North Yorkshire, UK who makes beautifully uniquehandmade concrete pots, homewares and soy wax candles! We love all of Hannah’s creations and style and just want to fill our home with plates, mugs and pots! Hannah has a Christmas gifts section on her website if you need inspiration, guaranteed you will be browsing and adding to your wish list for a while!!
We have featuredEmily Lovaine before for her beautiful clothing in herLovaine store. Emily had just released her new business, hand poured Soy wax candles. Emily has launched with 3 collections - the zodiac series, celestial series and sunrise to sunset series - which has 3 scents that transition with you throughout the day. All the candles are hand-made and hand poured. They are made of 100% soy wax, vegan friendly, paraben free, have eco wicks and come in reusable glass jars, completely plastic free!
Laura is a wedding photographer based in Dorset and we love her atmospheric and earthy style. Whilst the world is in lockdown and weddings are currently on hold, Laura has been hosting mini sessions; combining her love for travel, and the outdoors with her amazing personality! You can book a mini session from £99 with Laura to shoot anything from some nice couple shots on the beach, to your family, to your beloved pets! Laura is a total gem and shoots natural moments - nothing staged or forced! A perfect gift for your family or loved ones.
Contact Laura for mini sessions
We have featured Melody before in our blog on female adventure creatives to follow and for good reason! Melody is an amazing photographer and we are particularly obsessed with her shots of the moon! Melody has made some prints available on her site both to buy and as digital downloads. If you are looking for mountain themed inspiration a print from Melody will certainly do the trick!
How about treating someone to a month long class pass of yummy snuggly yoga with Emily? You can purchase an unlimited live class pass, for all online classes for the months: €80. Emily also has some hand crafted lavender eye pillows on her store to purchase, these are to sooth you either at the end of a yoga class into a Savasana or to just pop on before bed time!
Yoga not your thing but fancy a bit of pilates? How about an online class with Georgie Kennington Pilates? Not only is pilates full body fitness, its great for building strength and stability for our favorite winter sports! Georgie is a beautiful soul and experienced pilates instructor who will take you through your pilates journey whether you are a complete beginner or pro!
Looking for a stocking filler or a little beauty treat that will suit all skin tones, Albus and Flora is your brand! Albus and Flora was founded by Rachel who uses natural plant oils and extracts and neutral tones in her balms to ensure they are suitable for every adventure! Her lip balms are all SPF 30 with full broad spectrum cover to protect and care for delicate lips.
UVB, UVA1 and UVA2 sunscreens work in synergy with an abundance of natural plant UV and infra-red protectants – delivering multi-active defence against the elements for every day, every season!
As avid surfers the founders of palm and pine were on a mission to find a natural suncare solution that also protected the ocean, finding only Thick, white formulas and plastic packaging they decided to make their own. Palm and Pine sunscreens are all Water-resistant - Ocean-friendly from product to packaging - Free from chemical preservatives & fragrance - All-natural - Vegan - Lip & eyelid safe - Plastic free - Baby-friendly - Cruelty-free.
We would love to hear about your favourite small brands that you will be supporting this Christmas too! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch on our socials.
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