The Shop A Small Business Gift Guide!

shop a small buisnes guide to keeping our gift shopping local with discounts

Autumn is upon us & we all know what that means! Lots of Pumpkin spiced Latte, spooky holidays & a whole host of shopping deals online! So I thought I’d compile a few Gift Guides (& discount codes) to help you make some useful selections for yourself, friends and family. Beginning with thoughtful gifts –

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In the upcoming weeks we have many reasons to bag a bargain & shop sales online…. Halloween, Black Friday, Cyber Monday/Cyber Week… Christmas… New Years, Birthdays, Anniversaries – the list goes on phew! However, with the current climate & cost of living crisis, bigger companies don’t seem to empathise with the financial status of many. And while it can be easy to get deterred by big brands out there who have an infinite surplus of cash to throw ads at your feet (or news feed)….. it is important to remember the little guys! All while saving pennies as our finances are being squeezed right now!
So this guide is going to be dedicated to those smaller businesses that are hustling just as, if not harder to be noticed by us consumers! Sometimes its easy to forget that most sellers on platforms such as Amazon, Etsy & Shopify, are just small family run companies trying to get their products to the people that need them! Therefore, these small brands have made it into my shopping guide because I think they have amazing quality products! (this is not a paid promotion).
However I had to applaud their quality & share with you guys!

Useful Baby Gift –

While hunting a baby shower gift for my expectant friend, I had to remember that it needed to be neutral in colour, as we did not know if she was having a boy or girl. It had to be useful & most importantly it had to be Eco-friendly! This cute Swaddle Blanket & Towel set ticked all the right buttons! I loved that it is from a small UK brand that is conscious of carbon footprints & uses high quality organic materials.
Tussock Baby London can be found on the Amazon platform, or Instagram.

Baby swaddle blanket and hooded towel gift set eco friendly

I love that this has a reusable bag – so sustainable! I didn’t even need to gift wrap it. The swaddle was so soft & very large so its versatile for many ages, as was the hooded towel. I think this makes it extremely useful, it would be so handy for an expectant mother’s hospital bag! You’re going to get a LOT of usage out of this!

Skincare Gift –

I was spoilt for choice when deciding on a good skincare line to add to this list, but hands down bring the most luxurious products at affordable prices. so I had to hook you up with the best place to find cruelty free, organic raw ingredients! If you’re a fan of fresh younger looking skin then you MUST try their Argan & Prickly Pear infused in 24K Gold serum!

Liquid gold for your skin (literally!)

Faith Inspired Gifting –

When it comes to stationary, reflection & tracking progress in your worship. As a Muslim consumer, There’s no better place to find the cutest items than at Overbookedatm This little Shopify store has just the thing for getting your faith in check! Also great for gifting kids!

Having the intention is key & there are so many little gems on this website to help you bring your Iman up & focus on your Deen more. I especially loved the Reflection Deck which can be used as a game, or a way to reflect with those around you.

Holiday Decor Gifts –

No matter which holiday is around the corner, you can never go wrong by gifting someone a cute handmade custom designed piece which is thoughtful & timeless! That’s what I loved about Live By The Sunshine There are some really lovely gift ideas here! I am all about those classic pieces that make you reminisce every time they are brought out! I’m especially in love with these personalised ornaments!

Laura at Live By The Sunshine has been kind enough to give my lovely readers 20% off so make sure you go grab that deal by clicking on this link Here! This coupon can be used on the entire shop until the end of the year, so plenty of reason to start loading that cart from now!

Home Decor Gifts –

I would like to think I have an eye for interior design, but we all have different tastes & styles. However finding a place that mixes traditional & contemporary with a hint of religious culture is what I am about. So when I came across Everycloud-Silverlining I bookmarked it instantly! I wasn’t even shopping at the time… but because this is the type of place that you can always go back to for gifts for any age group, I had to save that to favourites & rightly so! Check out this gorgeous wooden word art.

What I love about this site is the variety of items, crafty art supplies, calendars, planners & home decor – plenty of ways to gift the whole family!

Timeless gifting –

While I have listed some of my favourites… this next small business had me completely spoiled for choice! ChickenRockDesignCo has the most unique custom designed portraits & digital prints for everyone! From custom logo’s to family portraits, this company goes above & beyond to give their customers the designs they are looking for. What’s even greater, is they have also given ThrifDee visitors 20% off your first shop if you visit their Etsy store using the link here.

You’ve only got to check their reviews to see how they help customers make their visions a reality. I love that every design brings something unique to gifting!

Hey! Which small business should we highlight next? If you have one, or know someone who would like to feature on our gift list series, then comment below or send their details to us direct & don’t forget to share!! 🙂


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