If you follow my instagram stories you'll notice I am quite passionate about small businesses especially at the moment when so many are being forced to close or completely shift the way they do business to keep going through these lockdowns. All while large companies are able to make huge profits that, lets face it don't come back in to our economy. I'm sure everyone has heard it before but when you buy from small businesses you are supporting a family, helping them feed their children, pay their bills and pay taxes (cough cough not like some other large companies). I could go on for hours about it but that's not really why I'm here! I'm here to share some wonderful businesses that I've come across and some that have been suggested to me by others to give alternative gift shopping ideas for you this Christmas!
Firstly is Flo and Vi Designs (Instagram @floandvidesigns)
Flo and Vi Designs create beautiful contemporary art work using maps and sheet music and include quirky sayings. You can also order bespoke items so great if you have a special song or place that is meaningful to you and the one you are gifting!
Clementine Moon Floral Design (Instagram @clementinemoon_floraldesign)
Clementine Moon is a wedding florist but has recently started to create gorgeous items for her online shop including beautiful wreaths and notecards. Perfect for sending notes to family you aren't able to see right now and the wreaths are so lovely!
The Rose Shed (Instagram @theroseshed)
The Rose Shed is another lovely wedding florist based in Bristol and has beautiful autumnal bouquets and make your own Christmas wreath kits!
Cotton and Canvas Designs (Instagram @cottonandcanvasdesigns)
Jen creates the most gorgeous decorative bits for the home and for kids! I have a sign for Leo and I love it so much! And those little houses are soooo cute!!
Cesca Design Co (Instagram @cescadesignco)
How gorgeous are these prints? If you know any art lovers I would definitely give Cesca Design Co. a follow as I'm sure there will be lots more where these beauties came from! Fran also runs the wedding stationary company @huntergatherings and her work is just stunning!
My Felting Heart (Instagram @myfeltingheart)
Every time these gorgeous felt letters show up on my instagram I fall in love a little bit more! From wreaths to garlands and wooden letters there is so much to choose from for a wonderfully colourful gift!
Prints by Nature (@printsbynature)
I just love everything about Prints by Nature! Organic and sustainable homeware and accessories with nature at the very core! Zoe even prints her own fabrics and creates her own dyes which I just love! So many beautiful gift ideas!
So that's my little roundup for now! I have so many more to share (including myself once I get my little shop up and running!) so I will be back with another blog soon!