I am a big fan of the small business. I buy a lot from them, you always get a more personal touch and you can be assured that you have made someone very happy by buying from them. Here are some of my favourite indy sellers that you should totally check out this Christmas. Treat yourself, treat your mates, make an indy sellers day.
I love Anita from Sugar & Sloth, she is lovely, creates the loveliest products and really cares about her customers. You can purchase all sorts of goodies from her website, including pins, mugs, stationary and clothing. I have talked about her before on my blog (read here)and I subscribe to her monthly enamel pin subscription. As well as cute and quirky designs, she also runs a Facebook Page where people are able to openly discuss mental health issues, anxieties and sloths. She also sends motivational emails and texts! Check her out on Instagram as well.
This lovely lady sells cute, kawaii jewellery that she makes herself. She has also designed enamel pins in the past. Her Instagram is insanely colourful and Vic also creates unique, one off pieces that are an absolute joy to behold.
Cass is an amazing lady, juggling motherhood, an intense job and chronic illness. She spreads joy and rainbows everywhere she goes. I am a big fan and have featured her on my blog here. At Christmas time she creates the most amazing colourful pom pom baubles. She features a fab selection but can also create custom colours for you. At other times in the year she creates amazing pom pom earrings and even offers a non pierced ear version! She is a huge inspiration to me. Check out her rainbow filled Instagram as well.
Luna and Kiki are Christine and Chris, they create amazing jewellery and homeware (here’s a haul post I did). I love watching their Instagram stories when they de-mould their resin pieces – it’s really satisfying! They have something for everyone from simple hearts and stars earrings, to dinosaur brooches and rainbow planters, you are bound to find the perfect stocking fillers.
Jemma is an insanely creative blogger and illustrator. She create prints, enamel pins, stationary and beautiful original paintings. Her Instagram is stunning and she is always coming up with new designs and products. One of my favourite things about her is how genuinely grateful she is to her customers. I feel like a lot of love goes into everything she creates. Her enamel pins are so much fun.
Stephanie is a freelance illustrator who creates kawaii accessories, clothing and jewellery. She does the cutest Disney themed items and I have Disney fashion and earrings that are just stunning. She sometimes opens for commissions for unique, stunning illustrations. Her pom pom earrings are very much sought after, check out her Instagram as well.
Fiona is Stephanie’s twin and is equally as talented. I have had commissioned quite a few illustrations from here now. I’ve also picked up a few of her Disney prints, which are just beautiful. She sells prints, stickers, pins and nail decals, all of which are just perfect. If you need to buy for a Disney fan, then look no further. Check out her Instagram for more of her gorgeous illustrations.
Micky Leigh hand makes earrings, full of colour and sparkle. They are bold and beautiful statement pieces and are all pretty unique. I’ve bagged a few pairs now. Check out her Instagram for inspiration. Her pieces will make any jewellery lovers day this Christmas.
Those are just some of my small business picks. There are tonnes out there and you will genuinely get better customer care and service than you will at any big or chain business. You will also make them do a little happy dance and experience a little extra Christmas magic for yourself knowing that you have got a beautiful gift made with extra love and care.
Will you be shopping small this year? What’s your favourite indy business? Get in touch below.