2020 Christmas Gift Guide - Supporting Small Businesses

2020 has given us all an opportunity to re-evaluate where we spend our money. With Christmas 2020 less than 6 weeks away I've pulled together a gift list, including some lovely small businesses in Scotland to consider this holiday season. Many have international shipping for anyone further afield. 

If you can, please consider donating this year to spread that Christmas joy a little further.

I'm Dreaming of - Jewellery 

Ruth Brown Jewellery
Glaswegian designer and silversmith, based in the UK. Ruth has something for everyone: necklaces, rings, cufflinks and more. Each piece is handmade by Ruth with precious metals, inspired by architecture and the built environment her jewellery is geometric and sculptural. I have several pieces from RBJ, they all bring so much joy. 

Shop here.
Instagram: @ruthbrownjewellery

Images: Ruth Brown Jewellery

Iona Lundie Design
Scottish contemporary designer inspired by fire festivals. Iona's work is sculptural and dynamic, reflecting the texture of burnt firewood. Both jewellery and tree decorations are available now through her shop.

Shop here.
Instagram: @ionalundiedesign

Images: Iona Lundie Design

Eat, Drink and be Merry - Food and Drink

Broken Clock Café & Patisserie
The perfect patisserie nestled in the West End of Glasgow. There is nothing else like the Broken Clock in Glasgow, amazing cakes that are truly pieces of art and equally delicious tea and coffee. Pre-orders are live on their website, get in quick before they sell out!

Gift cards available for the most scrumptious stocking filler.

Visit here.
Address: 10 Park Road, Glasgow, UK G4 9JG
Instagram: @brokenclockcafe

Images: Broken Clock Café

Baby, it's Cold Outside - Clothes and Accessories 

Top of the list for the men in your life!

Scottish made bags and accessories for travelling, all their bags come with a lifetime guarantee - what more could you ask for? The perfect gift that will give back day after day, ready for any adventure ahead. The designs are timeless and the attention to detail is spot on. 

Trakke also runs a monthly bag draw, how exciting, more information on their website. 

Shop here.
Instagram: @trakkebags

Images: Trakke Bags

Law Design Studio
Handmade clothing in Glasgow, timeless pieces sustainably made by Gill. Totally in love with all of their pieces and their commitment to sustainability wins it for me. Every single item is made to order, completely abandoning the notion of fast fashion.

Shop here.
Instagram: @lawdesignstudio

Images: Law Design Studio

Send the Love - Christmas Cards

While we can't physically be together with many loved ones this year, sending a beautiful handmade card will be a sure way to spread the Christmas cheer.
Lolapaluza With Love
Glasgow based company launched this year! Beautiful luxury metallic foil-pressed cards, they come in sets of 5 for £12.50. Every card is handmade with love and sure to put a smile on anyone's face this Christmas. Personalised cards are available upon request.

Linda also does wedding invitations and bespoke commercial work.

Shop here.
Instagram: @Lolapaluza_withlove (also see @lolapaluza_stationary) 

Images: Lolapaluza With Love

A Touch of Magic - Home Decor

Loopy Glass

Beautiful handmade fused and stained glass, Glasgow. If you're looking for some extra special Christmas decorations for a gift or yourself, look no further. I've already bought 3, they are stunning in person. Louisa has plenty of other items on the shop not related to Christmas.

Shop here.
Instagram: @loopyglass

Images: Loopy Glass

Deck the Hall with Boughs of - Beauty

I doubt this needs any introduction, recently launched makeup line by the popular Glasgow based YouTuber and makeup artist Jamie Genevieve. Everything looks so lux and glam in addition to being vegan and cruelty-free, I'm sold! Lots of goodies for sale, if you can get your hands on it.

Shop here.
Instagram: @vievemuse

Images: Vieve

Some wonderful recommendations from friends:

Saira Javed
Saira Javed is a freelance makeup artist with a line of silk fibre luxury lashes, eyeshadow palette and newly launched vitamin C serum. 

Shop here.
Instagram: @shopsairajaved

GA About Beauty
Ghadir is a beautician, skin specialist and skincare and facial tutor in Edinburgh, she shares lots of useful tips on her Instagram page. List of treatments available on her Instagram where you can message to book. The videos of her facials look so relaxing and have me dying to book in! 

Instagram: @ga.aboutbeauty

Comment below of any other small business you adore, let's spread the love this Christmas!


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