I am really passionate about supporting small business and UK made goods! I have been planning a little Christmas shopping guide and 6th December being Small Business Saturday in the UK seem like the perfect day to post it!
*** Something Cute! ***
1: Little Miss Delicious
Hand made, mouthwateringly tasty, jewellery and accessories! Everything on their website is super cute and fun but these are a couple of our favourites …
The fast food charm bracelet and the battenburg cake necklace.
I hear there is also a Christmas collection in development currently!
*** Something Bloomin’ Marvellous! ***
2: Diablo Jo
Most of my favourite hair flowers from my collection are from Diabo Jo! She also makes fascinators and a range of other gift products.
*** Something Kustom! ***
The unique illustrations of Clumsy Kate printed on to fabric and burnt & inked onto wood.
If your Christmas tree isn’t adorned with a happy Mexican cactus then it isn’t properly decorated, is it?! ha ha
4: Dollies Little Folies
Take a trip to the dark side with Dollie’s handmade hair flowers, accessories and necklaces.
*** Something Classy! ***
Bring some glamour and mid century style to Christmas with the wonderful handmade jewellery from Luxulite.
New stock is listed every week to their Etsy shop so there’s always something different to choose from!
*** Something For Every ‘Billy Girl! ***
6: Dolly Cool
Dolly Cool have a great selection of hand made rockabilly and tattoo inspired accessories; necklaces, hair clips, earrings, head scarves, rings and more! I have several of the head scarves!
*** Something Made To Measure ***
9: Wednesday March
Treat yourself or someone you know to a fab, made to measure frock from south west seamstress, Wednesday March!
*** Something Indulgent! ***
We have a couple of options for you if you would like to treat someone to an experience they’ll never forget, a pinup make over!
8: Flashes and Lashes
Our photographer, Luna Photography, teams up with make up artist Miss Moo to bring you Flashes and Lashes!
Choose from one of 3 packages which include hair, make up and images.
The Flashes & Lashes studio is in central Nottingham.
9: Frankii & Gerry’s Retro Photo Studio
Our fabulous model Frankii Wilde is also a photographer and she teams up with Gerry, owner of Glamour Bunny, to bring you a pinup photo experience in their Newcastle studio. Here’s a few examples of theirs photo sets and makeovers.
*** Somewhere Great To Shop! ***
10: The Mid Century Christmas Market
Saturday 14th December – London, UK.
“Make sure you have your Christmas list at the ready when you step through the doors of the Mid Century Market because the glitz and glamour of the 1950s is brought back to life with the array of garments, sparkling jewellery and atomic home ware for one day only.”
So, there you have it! 10 great options for supporting small UK businesses this Christmas time!
Don’t forget to also check out our website this Christmas for all you party dress and present needs!