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10 Christmas Presents For Under £25 From Small Businesses

10 Christmas Presents For Under £25 From Small Businesses

Why Shop Small this Christmas?

 

The gals at DAiLY HQ looove shopping small at Christmas time (we promise it’s not because we’re biased). There are so many reasons why shopping independently trumps buying from big corporations.

 

 

4 reasons why shopping small is best: 

 

1. It's more ethical 

When shopping small, you know the employees working conditions (you’ve probs seen them on a BTS TikTok). There’s sure to be a lot more transparency in other areas too, such as the ingredients, manufacturing processes and materials used. Not to mention that research has shown that small biz owners are more likely to pursue social and environmental initiatives than big corporations.

(Here at DAiLY we plant a tree with every order, use 100% recyclable, biodegradable or reusable packaging and offset our employee carbon footprint every month).

 

2. The products are more unique and thoughtful

Small biz owners put their heart and soul (trust us, we know) into producing unique, thoughtful pieces that they hope their customers will loooove. Unlike when buying from companies that mass-produce thousands of identical products, purchasing from a small business means you will be getting a limited edition (often one-of-a-kind) piece that you won’t find in houses up and down the UK.

 

3. We genuinely do an excited dance every time we get an order

We’re a bit embarrassed to admit it, but we have all let out audible squeals, impromptu dance moves (questionable ones), and text our WhatsApp group frantically when we’ve had that dreamy order notification from Shopify come through.

 

4. The customer service is second to none

Small businesses really care about their customers' experience. Not only are positive reviews important to build a good reputation and grow the business, but happy customers also make happy employees. There’s nothing that makes us more buzzinggg than seeing our customers post pictures with their candles on insta or leave a positive review on our site. It means we are achieving our mission to create products that leave people feeling empowered and also really impressed with their interior design vision ;).

 

 

10 Products for under £25 from Small Businesses

 

There are so many small businesses that it can sometimes feel overwhelming to narrow them down. But don’t worry, we’ve put together a list of 10 products under £25 from small, independent businesses that we know you’ll love. They’re perfect for secret Santa, Christmas gifts (cos looking at my bank account I shouldn’t be buying presents more than £25 this year full stop lol) or treating urself (doooooo it).

 

 1. The Partner in Wine Tumbler - £20

Founded during lockdown, Lucy realised that on socially distanced picnics her wine was warm and gross by the time she cracked it open. Queue Partner in Wine - bottles and tumblers that hold your wine at the perfect temp, all with a leak-proof lid for easy sipping. They look beaut too and will be sure to get you a Pinterest worthy picnic shot.

 

 2. Daily Flame Festive Bod Candle - £17

 

festive bod candles
Daily Flame creates homeware products that are good for the home, mind and planet. The festive flame bods come in a range of figures all with the festive blend of orange, cinnamon and nutmeg. These beauties are sure to get you whacking on the Michael Buble almost immediately. Made from 100% essential oil blends, these non-toxic, vegan candles are the perfect statement piece. The festive range comes in Berry Red and Holly Green and will look sooo cute next to your tree.

3. Mini Perl Cosmetics British Pink Clay Mask - £13.50

 

perl cosmetics
Perl Cosmetics founder, Isobel, is a scientist who lost her job during lockdown. Rather than sit at home wasting hours watching Netflix (guilty), she decided to pursue a long-term dream of hers and launch a skincare brand. The TikTok viral British Pink Clay Mask has seven ingredients all with detoxifying, pore-cleaning capabilities to brighten and illuminate the skin. The reviews speak for themselves (spoiler: 5 stars across the board).

 

4. Simply, Katy Art Print - £14

simply katy nottinghill art print

 

If your friend at uni is homesick, or your cousin just got back off their honeymoon, why not gift them a beautiful destination art piece like this Notting Hill one (home goals). Katy designs and makes all the pieces herself, inspired by her love for travel. There’s a print for everyone in her shop, whether you’re a homebody, adventurer or somewhere in between. We reckon they’d make a gorg edition to your wall.

 

 

5. L.DROBE Natural Sustainable Relax Tote Bag - £12.80

 

 

l.drobe sustainable tote bag

 

 

L.DROBE was set up to encourage others to shop small and support slow fashion. We are obsessed with this tote made from 100% natural cotton. Not only does it look gorg, but it’s also printed in London and is the perfect size to carry your daily essentials in. It’s a yes from us.

 

 

6. Rosi Tooth Porcelain Tea Cups - £25

 

 

rosi tooth porcelain cups

 

 

We are literally obsessed with everything on Rosi Tooth, but couldn’t not give these teacups a mention. Each one is hand-painted with a slightly different design making them totally unique. Rosi’s work uses playful, light-hearted illustrations to draw on her experiences as a woman, including body shaming and mental health. 10/10 love.

 

 

7. Rhimani White Cowrie Shell Earrings - £12

 

 

shell earrings

 

 

Rhimani supports conservation and education. They give back to charities that focus on critical areas of African wildlife conservation and deprived communities in Kenya. They also strive to have a positive environmental impact. These handmade earrings are beautiful, unique statement pieces that will make a lovely addition to your jewellery collection.

 

 

8. Tihara Smith Daily Planner Notepad - £12.50

 

 

daily planner to do list

 

 

If you’re anything like us, your day revolves around lists, and nothing gives you an adrenaline rush quite like crossing off your to-do’s. Tihara Smith’s daily planner is printed in the UK on recycled paper with vegetable oil-based inks and is the perfect companion to a productive Monday. We particularly love its inclusion of a ‘today I’m grateful for’ section. What are you grateful for today?

 

 

9. AFFANDJAM Empowered Print - £22

 

 

empowered women print

 

 

This A3 piece is a stunning reminder to support and empower other women. AFFANDJAM was founded by a Ghanaian artist and a Jamaican artist who share a love for art, music and life. Their pieces are all hand-painted and printed and reflect their values beautifully.

 

 

10. PRICK London Hay Plant Pot and Saucer - £18

 

 

scandi plant pot

 

 

PRICK is proudly independent and female-owned. It is also London’s first boutique dedicated solely to cacti and succulent plants. We are vibing with this beaut plant pot inspired by mid 20th-century Scandinavian design. If you’re a proud plant parent like us, go check out the plants on their site to add to your collection.

 

Planet Meme 

So there you have it. You now have no excuse to not shop small this Christmas ;). BRB got to go order from all of the above now…..

 

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