There's no denying it, this year has been especially tough on small businesses. I won't get into the politics of it (that's for another time over a pint), and whilst there's not much more we can do but stay home and keep safe, one thing we do still have power over, is where we spend our money.
I made the pledge a few years ago to only buy my Christmas gifts from small businesses, both online and at local gift markets, and this year, I am urging you to make the same pledge! These are some of my favourites, so go and check them out and make a small business person jump for joy!
Shadow and Ghost
Susie at Shadow and Ghost hand makes the most beautiful clothes, nightwear and gifts from her studio in Derbyshire. She uses sustainable linen and a stunning selection of Liberty prints, her stockings in particular are a firm Christmas favourite.
I have a few dresses from S&G and I can't tell you how comfortable they are, and they have pockets!
Daisy designs and makes her beautiful, nature inspired jewellery from her studio in Sheffield. She uses the finest precious metals to make her pieces and these floret earrings are certainly stealing the show! She also takes on bespoke work if you wanted to have something special designed in her unique style for someone special.