50 Lovely Christmas Gift Ideas From Small, London-Based Businesses

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50 Lovely Christmas Gift Ideas From Small, London-Based Businesses

Look out for local businesses this Christmas with our 2020 gift guide.

This year more than ever, consumers are being encouraged to ditch the high street and shop small—and we are totally on board. A couple of weeks ago, we asked you, our wonderful Instagram followers, to tell us all about your indie heroes, and you didn’t disappoint. So we’ve taken your suggestions and compiled the ultimate list of lovely things from small, London-based businesses to gift this Christmas.


If you know anyone with pierced ears, your options are quite literally endless. But here are some top picks, as well as some lovely, handcrafted clothing and accessories.

1. @lovenesslee – for stunning handmade jewellery

2. @katebarnetltd – for the most beautiful PJ sets 

3. @clay_by_holly – for gorgeous clay earrings, festive and otherwise

4. @somelabel_ – for trendy face masks, because 2020

5. @bellejewellery – for lovely, handcrafted rings

6. @esskashoes – for the most incredible shoes I’ve ever seen

7. @zestttforlife – for earrings handmade with REAL fruit!

8. @daniellefosterofficial – for dreamy, luxury handbags 

9. @myivoryroom – for adorable crochet goodies

10. @fuzzy.london – for cute pom pom earrings and accessories 

11. @7forty_five – for top-quality, hand-stitched leather wallets and accessories 

12. @monofore – for simple, elegant watches

13. @mwmakes – for amazing handcrafted leather goods


I ~think~ I can say this with confidence: everybody loves candles. And they’re lying if they say that they don’t. Here are some favourites, along with some seriously brilliant things to prettify any home.

14. @lottablobs – for cute, quirky sculpted mirrors 

15. @kuki_candles – for hand-poured, 100% natural soy wax candles 

16. @speckledhand – for incredible handcrafted clay gifts and tree decorations

17. @alfarcandles – for seriously lovely wooden wick candles 

18. @phlo.studios – for lovingly handcrafted homeware

19. @flower_tonic — for gorgeous flowers, DIY kits and floristry workshops

20. @flowerandwick – for hand-crafted, cruelty-free soy wax candles 

21. @amarantelondon – for beautiful dried bouquets that will last years rather than days 

22. @brutes_london – for unique handmade ceramics 

23. @anewtribe – for quirky interior bits 


Prints are such a great gift option as they come in all different sizes and styles. Perhaps you know someone who has been working from home a lot more and needs something to jazz up their home office? Or maybe you have a favourite picture of you and a friend that could be repurposed into a lovely illustration?

24. @jazmine.joye – for gorgeous prints that will look wonderful in any home

25. @roseenglandlondon – for stunning prints of iconic London spots (and more)! 

26. @fogg.ish – for hilarious prints, cards and gift wraps

27. @katecarterart – for awesome digital portraits 

28. @peepoprints – for playful prints, perfect for a nursery

29. @drawbybru – for personalised digital portraits 

30. @okaykayleigh.co.uk – for lovely London-themed prints (and other things)! 

31. @georgiathought – for amazing, characterful illustrations

32. @extra.vector – for bespoke home and pet illustrations


We all have that one friend who has more beauty products than skin cells, but there’s always room for more.

33. @soapnskin – for natural, award-winning skin care products

34. @hathorlondon – for gifting a glorious facial after a tough year

35. @kabanskincare – for organic, paraben-free body and hair butter


I’ve tried to include a variety of products in this gift guide, but I’m no Inspector Gadget so this section is sparse. However, I couldn’t resist including the most 2020 gift in the world.

36. @anti.protection – for stylish, eco-friendly, touch-free hand sanitising dispensers


If in doubt, it’s hard to go wrong with food and/or booze.

37. @ealingdistillery – for premium London Dry Gin that’ll look great on the shelf 

38. @provisionsldn – for wine and cheese! 

39. @berryandbrie – for gorgeous, festive grazing boxes

40. @thebreadladiesuk – for artisan bread subscriptions

41. @pop_sip_and_graze – for bespoke, handcrafted graze boxes 

42. @beesbarfi – for delicious homemade chocolate barfi 

43. @thebrowniegiftco – for gooey brownies in epic flavours

44. @londonsmokecure – for artisanal meats made from simple, trusted ingredients 

45. @signaturebrew – for pub lovers!

46. @deviantcookies – for homemade cookies in every flavour under the sun 

47. @perkyblenders – for Christmas coffee (and regular coffee!)

48. @be_oom_ – for loose leaf tea and gorgeous homeware


Of course we’re dedicating a whole section to gifts for dogs. It only has two options, but they’re good. Like all dogs.

49. @hiroandwolf – awesome accessories for handsome doggos (okay, and cats)

50. @marleybonesdogdining – posh dinners for posh pooches 

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