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I absolutely love shopping at small businesses as it provides me with a sense of helping someone alongside being able to provide a truly lovely gift. I tend to search Etsy, Not on the High Street and Instagram to find unique, colourful and happy treats for myself and also my friends. I decided as we are currently in a pandemic, small businesses may struggle with less of us spending money. With that in mind, here are 7 small businesses that I will happily vouch for as being amazing as I’ve used each one myself.
Shoutout to Bettie Confetti for their awesome and super colourful gifts and cards. As someone who loves gifting with a difference, coming across Bettie Confetti was exciting. During lockdown it’s been sad being unable to be with friends for their birthdays, however, Andy from Bettie Confetti got in contact with me after I left a note on my order advising not to put an invoice in the package as it was for a present. Asking if I’d like to put a note in the card for my friend, this to me was an extra special touch that the company went out of their way to do for me.Bettie Confetti sells some super quirky cards, pins and stationery bits and I couldn’t recommend them enough if I tried.https://www.instagram.com/p/B7qEeNmDONW/
It’s been a while since I ordered from Morse Toad, but what better way to say something than to say it with chocolate? Whether you’re looking for a birthday gift, something for an anniversary or even just a gift to say I miss you, it’s never been easier thanks to Morse Toad.The company who prides themselves on creating the ultimate gift, I have to say, their chocolate is pretty damn tasty.
Sugar and Sloth
Recently I signed up to the Tiny Party Club from the Sugar and Sloth website, which contains illustrated goods each month by Anita who is the founder of Sugar and Sloth and I’ve gotta tell you, judging by the past boxes, there are some seriously cute surprises heading my way. If you love all things kawaii with a twist of positive vibes then you’re bound to love shopping on Sugar and Sloth.https://www.instagram.com/p/B-nOvdmlGP7/
Sorayraya has been on my radar for a while, with the coolest personalised phone cases you’ve ever seen, I mean they’re truly one of a kind. They’re quirky, bold and are perfect for those looking for a little more when it comes to accessorising your phone. When browsing Sorayaya’s Etsy I also notice that she sells pins, earrings and other cool jewellery too. So I decided to treat myself to a pair of gorgeous shell earrings and they arrived 2 days later (even in current circumstances!), I was blown away with the quality of the earrings and super happy to share her store with you.https://www.instagram.com/p/CUS0HWbofze/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Recently I was searching for the perfect gift to send to my Grandma for her birthday and I came across Lottie Shaws, which is an award-winning bakery based in Yorkshire (which is where my grandparents happen to be based) and found some super yummy looking hampers. I knew it would be an ideal gift for my Grandma who is currently in full lockdown over her birthday, the hamper was sent quickly and my Grandma loved the gift, so if you’re looking for a tasty treat for you or a loved one (anywhere in the UK), head over to Lottie Shaws to grab something yummy.https://www.instagram.com/p/B_B-f4hAnkd/
Shady Gifts is a company ran by the lovely Lys, who offers drag race related gifts which not only are they eco-friendly but also sourced from high-quality materials and look great. Lys is all about creating organic products that are edgy and unique. Including a range of jewellery, mugs and makeup bags. If you’re looking to spill the tea, treat a pal or enjoy yourself a lockdown treat; head over to Shady Gift to find some seriously sickening gifts.
Last but not least is the lovely Tea Please, the company who sell mugs, clothes and phone cases which sum up pretty much every mood. With funny, sassy, romantic and slightly offensive mugs (with a side of Tiger King), I absolutely love Tea Please and what they have to offer. I haven’t ordered from them in a while, however, when I have in the past they always deliver quickly and their mugs are high quality.