After the devastating announcement this weekend, that England will be facing yet another lockdown, social media has been inundated with reminders of how important it is to shop small this year. Shop small, to help all of the small businesses thrive. What another lockdown could leave in its wake, could have a detrimental effect on things for years to come. Remember when you're collating together your Christmas shopping lists, to include small businesses who will appreciate your purchase; we all know they'll appreciate your purchase more than Jeff Bezos will.
To The Moon
To The Moon is one of the most beautifully curated brands I've come across when looking for small businesses to support this Christmas. To The Moon was created by Jess, and was inspired by the devastating sudden passing of her soul-mate and best friend, Lee. 'To The Moon' was Lee's motto for life, which means not even the sky is the limit.
Since starting up her own business, she feels Lee has provided her with the courage to do so and now as though she has a purpose. Jess hopes to share Lee's story with every person who purchases a candle from her business, passing on his message of warmth; love and light.
"I make and sell eco-luxury soy candles, soy melts and reed diffusers made of the highest quality materials that are all locally sourced from Liverpool, UK. I love my business, because being creative has always been the best outlet for me. It makes me feel like I have a purpose."
To The Moon, will be releasing Christmas gift sets, which includes 3 mini candles, beautifully wrapped like these.
Kategory have some of the most beautifully designed jewellery we have come across. All pieces are 925 sterling silver and hypoallergenic. They are extremely versatile and can be dressed up or down, dependent on your style.
The majority of pieces including necklaces and bracelets are designed with adjustable length for personal preference. Most rings are of open ring design, which saves our customers some time in measuring the ring sizes, and allows us more flexibility in stacking or fitting the rings onto different fingers.
"I am Kat from Hong Kong. I have loved jewellery since I was at school. I used to work in an office until early this year. I have decided to start an online business to make some changes in my life and do things that I am passionate about. I explored different types of businesses since last year but deep down in my heart, I knew jewellery was my passion. I hope to spread the positive thinking and attitude to the others, and I hope that my customers would feel great when wearing our jewelries. Kategory Jewellery is an inclusive store. We love jewelries without the boundary of country, gender, age, sexual orientation, etc."
You can use the code:
For 10% off your first order, or alternatively, Kat shares lots of discounts on her insta, so it’s work keeping up to date with her beautifully curated instagram.
Blush Rose is a personalised Stationery & Gifting business. The range varies from notebooks, diaries & planners, to keyrings, cardholders & pouches. All products are bespoke and hand-monogrammed, making each order personal to you.
They have so many exciting new products launching for Christmas including 2021 diaries, desk notepads and calendars. Including some new designs launching on our bestselling notebook range.
Rochelle, is the founder of Blush Rose and is extremely passionate about her beautiful brand. “Blush Rose was born through a love of gifting. As a child, you would always get so excited at opening presents on your birthday or Christmas but as we get older that mindset completely switches and the excitement around gifts comes from giving and seeing the appreciation from the recipient. We have all had that moment when you’ve waited so long to give someone a present that you can hardly contain your excitement as you're just so eager to see their reaction. And that’s what I absolutely love, being able to give thoughtful gifts to the people who matter the most. All our products can be personalised, making the experience all the more special; what better way to share the love than by giving someone something that has been made just for them!
As well as this, I've always been a lover of pretty stationery and aspire to make everyday products beautiful to look at. Whilst digital becomes increasingly popular, one thing that has always stuck for me is the enjoyment of ticking things off from your To Do list, or scribbling down your thoughts and ideas. It's a completely different type of satisfaction than using your phone or laptop! I also have a slight obsession with being organised, which is why I love the planners we are going to be launching for Christmas. We all juggle so many different things in our work, family and social lives, having everything together in one place helps you keep on top of your day-to-day life.”
Rochelle has been generous enough to provide a discount code:
Which will give you 10% off any order in November (t&c’s apply)
Wiltshire Masks, is a handmade mask company, which makes a very apt gift this year. All masks are made with love, from Helena. Wiltshire Masks also do matching scrunchies for every mask, and handmade sleep masks, which would all make excellent stocking fillers. Helena will be launching a variety of festive masks and sleep masks this year.
My name is Helena Wiltshire, I run Wiltshire Masks. I set up the brand in June 2020 after graduating from a fashion marketing degree in the middle of lockdown. The job market was terrible and I thought it would be a great time to put my skills to practice! I've always loved sewing and when there started to become a shift towards reusable face masks I saw a brilliant opportunity and the feedback has been amazing. I love having my own business as it gives me both the freedom to not be in the office 9-5 although I do have a part time job alongside it and also the creative freedom to be as adventurous or safe as I see fit.
A big thank you to Helena, who has created the code:
For 10% off your orders until the 25th December 2020 Midnight
We are absolutely loving curating all of our favourite small businesses for you to shop from. Go and show them all some love for the amazing work they do for their brands. We all need to support small this Christmas.