There is a lot of talk on social media about shopping small this Christmas and giving gifts from independents.
Independents struggle at this time of year against the goliaths of the high street [although, let’s face it, they’re not doing that well either!] and in my honest opinion, it is the gifts that I have bought from market stalls and independent sellers that are probably most appreciated because they are something a little different to the norm.
I am going to try and buy my Christmas gifts from independent places this year – I save Christmas [and thinking about Christmas] until December so I am only just starting to do my gift shopping!
I want to thank the amazing people on instagram that contacted me after I asked for recommendations of small businesses to buy from. I have to be honest, I couldn’t use everyone because the lust list was getting too big! I hope it gives you some inspiration to look around and shop small this year [or next year if you are super organised and finished wrapping the presents before December arrived…]
So, without much further ado, here is the indie xmas shopping extravaganza!!!!