Hoping that Santa has blog reading on his agenda in the run up to his busiest day of the year, I thought I would share a small business gift guide on my blog, sharing businesses that do some amazing stuff in the world.
If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one around to hear it, does it make a sound? If you are a blogger who doesn’t write a gift guide, are you even entitled to buy rose gold accessories?
There are no affiliate links, no commissions, no old-fashioned bribery – in fact, the small business owners don’t know I was writing this.
Reka London – Freshly Baked New Zealand Classics via the post
Reka London is founded by Andrew, a chef with 35+ years experience – it’s his way of sharing his love for decadent heritage baking. “Having been made redundant during the Covid-19 pandemic I have decided to open Reka London. My intention is to provide some decadent heritage baking to bring that taste of home into your home. When baking, I use old fashioned recipes that my maternal and paternal grandmothers used from the 1930s to now.” And it’s scrumptious!
Ripped Up Art – Unique handmade pictures and cards.
Ripped Up Art do quirky handmade pictures, and their unique greeting cards are made from 100% recycled paper and seeds. After the card has been gifted the whole card can be planted in a garden or a pot and with just a bit of water and light and love grow into beautiful wildflowers.
Bookwagon – Online Children’s Bookstore.
They select every book featured on their site; they read every book they sell, unlike multi-nationals that just put out any old title. Their promise is to leave no stone unturned to offer unique, new, challenging, spine-tingling, classic, exciting books for every age and interest, from every genre, from around the world, to readers, turning them into life-long book addicts. They also offer a personal shopper service for the hard to buy for – a fantastic addition to this small business gift guide.
Biscuiteers – Iced biscuit gifts.
Having received one of these packages for my birthday (thanks again B!) I can vouch for how much pleasure these confections bring. They are such a sweet (excuse the pun) gift, especially when they are hard to buy for.
SUPPORT A CHARITY THEY’RE PASSIONATE ABOUT
From popping in a little donation, through to completing a challenge or lassoing your entire workplace into registering somewhere like DKMS – do something for a charity that’s close to the heart of someone you love.
Steph Rubbo Saddlery & Leather Work – Luxurious hand stitched leather bags and accessories.
The Saddlery is owned and run by Steph Rubbo, a qualified Saddler and keen equestrian who loves the look and longevity of leather. A chance encounter reading The Last Horsemen by Charles Bowden ignited her passion for creating high-quality leather goods. Since then, she graduated with a Diploma in Saddle, Harness and Bridle Making from the Worshipful Company of Cordwainers. Steph produces beautiful accessories and bridles, winning top prizes from the Society of Master Saddlers.
And, all of these can be ordered online and sent directly to the recipient.
SEND A CAKE/BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE/AMAZING NIBBLES FROM A BUSINESS LOCAL TO THEM
Did you know that if you have a Deliveroo/Just Eats/Uber Eats/Slerp account that you can plug in an alternative address and get something delivered to them?
What’s your favourite small business to get presents from?