There’s something so special about shopping at indie brands. Every single item is an entirely one-of-a-kind deal. This knowledge, combined with the fact that they’re full of thought and care, makes independent shops a wonderful place to search for presents.
Of course we’re biased, but we think that the best way to do gifts (whether you’re giving or receiving) is by browsing independent businesses. With a little bit of browsing, you’ll find a present that’s infinitely better than your standard, run-of-the-mill high street gift.
However, we know that shopping at independents has an (unfair) reputation for being a bit on the expensive side.
We’re here to completely dispel that myth, while also providing shoppers with a great range of ideas for smaller gift options.
You know, for that extended relative’s birthday, or the party of the colleague who sits two desks across from you in the office. These affordable gifts are still full of charm, without forcing you to break the bank.
In this blog post, you’ll find 7 of our favourite places to shop for a fun-and-affordable present.
Chocolate is always a winner. Friars is a Cumbria-based independent, which makes extraordinary chocolates. They’ve been creating decadent treats ever since 1927 (so they’ve had plenty of time to master the craft). It’s the perfect place to shop for extra-special little chocolate boxes, which cost less than a fiver!
Self-care beauty products are all the rage right now, so they make a wonderful gift idea. Hairy Jayne is an innovative indie which makes luxurious, chemical-free and eco-conscious shampoo bars.They make a great home beauty treat for a loved one.
Speaking of eco-conscious gifts, there’s loads of wonderful, sustainable gift ideas in the Mission Better product range. These include everything from organic makeup rounds and bamboo toothbrushes, to soaps, chocolate and homeware – all under £10!
Clay Play Day
These super-cute products make a gorgeous, sentimental gift. At Clay Play Day, you can buy a handmade clay hanging ornament. These decorative items can even be personalised, to feature the name of your loved one on the front. They’re the perfect, sweet and simple little present.
If you’re on the search for a present for a colleague, you need look no further. Quinn’s Pinns offers a range of gorgeous stationery, all in Quinn’s cute characteristic style. These include badges, stickers, notebooks and keyrings, all at a really affordable price.
Even the most organised amongst us need a helping hand from time to time. That’s what makes the Day Planners from Rebecca Yates such a wonderful gift idea. No doubt, this colourful stationary will take pride of place on your loved one’s desk.
STITCHFINITY is the perfect place to shop for an arty and crafty gift. They offer a wide range of bold and brilliant cross stitch designs, at a variety of different sizes and price points. Plus, it’s unlikely that your crafty pal will have ever seen a sewing kit quite like this!
We hope you’ve enjoyed our round up of affordable gift ideas. But remember, this is just a small snapshot of the range of gifts, treats and accessories that are available on our site.
So, if you want to continue your online shopping spree, be sure to check out the rest of the brands on our platform.