Small business Christmas gift guide: Self-care gift boxes

When it comes to Christmas shopping, you won’t find better than what some of these small businesses below have got to offer. They’ve collaborated with other makers to bring you truly magical gifts, that your friends and family won’t find anywhere else.

From delicate, handmade dried flower bouquets to nature inspired lino prints, soap for tea lovers to craft kits & crystals; there’s something for everyone, and the best bit?... You’ll not only be choosing a really thoughtful gift for someone you love, but you’ll also be supporting that small business’s dream! Win win! 

The Posy Sisters

Dried flowers are the perfect way to say to someone special, “I really appreciate you”. Not only are they super pretty but they’ll last a lifetime too, and provide a constant reminder of your love for that person. So what better gift than dried flowers, plus a few other goodies?!

The Posy Sisters have carefully curated a range of gift boxes including their new Cosy Christmas box which features their classic posy in a festive style, along with Bare Bones chocolate and a cute Christmas card that they’ll even personalise for you with your own message! Check out their, 'Merry & Bright', 'Meadow' and 'Brighter Days' boxes for even more small business luxuries to send to your fave person.

Shop the full range here.

Check The Posy Sisters out on Instagram at @theposysisters.

Slow Sunday Studio

Bristol based artist, Liz, from Slow Sunday Studio creates beautiful, one-of-a-kind prints to celebrate life’s meaningful moments - often inspired by the beauty of nature, the cosmos and of course… Bristol!

And launching tonight, Liz has designed a super special collection of gift boxes from herself and a few other small businesses. You’ll be able to choose from three different sets; Celestial Dreams, Memories of Summer and Cosy Comforts - all of which include artisan chocolates, Liz’s magical lino prints, hand poured candles, and a very special decoration - which I think you’d agree covers something for everyone - even the fussy ones!

Shop the Slow Sunday Christmas gift box collections here.

Follow Liz's journey on Instagram at @slowsunday.studio

Cabin & Cowshed x Charlotte Manser

Two local Swindon based small businesses; I couldn’t not include the new collaboration from Cabin & Cowshed and Charlotte Manser! Indulge your loved one with the choice of two hand poured, skin-loving soaps from Jess which come perfectly accompanied by Charlotte’s ceramic soap dish - which comes in gorgeous, earthy tones of pink, green and natural. So if your favourite human loves looking after their delicate hands, this is the one for them!

Shop the gift set here.

Check out Jess & Charlotte's Instagrams here: @cabinandcowshed | @charlottemanserceramics 

 
Simply Sustainable Living

Self-care doesn’t get much better than indulging in making your very own beauty products, and sustainably too! Earlier this year zero waste enthusiast & fellow Cotswold dweller, Em, launched her debut book Simply Sustainable Beauty, which is jam packed full of beautiful, thoughtfully designed recipes for how to curate your own sustainable beauty routine.

And alongside her gorgeous book, Em has even gone to the trouble of creating DIY beauty kits - so you have all the essentials to get started on making your own orange & bergamot hand wash, variety of lip balms, pink rose geranium bath bombs and LOADS more (seriously, they’re all stunning). So for all those beauty lovers in your life, this is THE gift. 

Buy the book & starter kit bundle here, and follow Em for super tips and wholesome content on how to live more sustainably over at  @simply_sustainable_living.

 

The Crafting Kind

And finally, how could I not mention my own self-care, mindfulness gift boxes, that you can add onto any craft kit. You'll know by now that my business is built on taking care of yourself, and finding joy in the process of making. And this little package just takes it that bit further.

With orange blossom candles, lovingly poured by one of my favourite, local candle makers Hazel & Blue, along with crystals to bring you all the calming vibes and a set of inspirational postcards to remind you of your own worth - these little boxes are packed full of good energy, to bring you an even more special experience when you craft. 

Give the gift of self-care to someone you love with these special kits here.

So that brings this Christmas gift guide to an end - I hope you find something here that's perfect for your fave people and will bring a smile to their face this festive period. Next week I'll be sharing some of my favourite subscription boxes, that are perfect for the people in your life who love a lil hobby, so come back then to check that one out!