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The Small Business Christmas Gift Guide 2017

Christmas is fast approaching so we thought we’d help you out and provide you with a fabulous gift guide that caters for the whole family, all of which can be ordered online so no need to venture out into the cold! Just simply visit the various sites featured and click away ’til your hearts content! We’ve chosen small, independent businesses that are ran by busy Mums like you as we thought it would be lovely knowing that you have bought unique gifts and at the same time helped to support another Mum and her family.

First off we’re going to start with the kids! Yes, I know we Mums are always putting them first but would we have it any other way?!


An Educational Gift (Win brownie points with Mum and Dad!) 

If you’re looking for a present for a child that will last beyond Christmas and will also act as a valuable educational resource then look no further than ‘Write My Name‘ created by the amazing Natasha Mockett. Natasha was inspired to create a resource to help children to write their name when her daughter Zariah requested some help in writing her name one day. Frustrated at the lack of resources available to assist her daughter, she developed a name handwriting, book that supports early writing skills, develops fine motor skills and enables children to progress to being able to read and write their name, forming each letter correctly. At the moment Write My Name have a fantastic offer on for Christmas that includes a personalised name writing book, a quality marker pen, a personalised certificate and reusable stickers in a deluxe gift box. A sure fire hit of a present for both child and parent. The handwriting book in available in cursive or manuscript to suit personal preference or adhere to your child’s school handwriting policy.

What else can I buy from Write My Name?

A workbook (minus the delux gift box package), A downloadable version of your child’s name handwriting book for you to print off and use and a set of dotted name stickers to use when your child is writing cards for Christmas or birthdays.

*Last order date for Christmas is midnight on 19th December. Sale ends this Saturday 9th December! Don’t miss out! Get your child their personalised handwriting workbook! Visit Write My Name’s Facebook Page for latest news and offers*


Gifts to keep the children entertained (No computers allowed!!) The wonderful Ayomi, owner of Happydough creates all manner of fun, creative products to keep children engaged and to get their creative juices flowing. The following items all come with a pack of crayons, great for keeping the children occupied over the festive season and a wonderful addition for a Christmas Eve Box. Get the children involved in the Christmas decorations by getting them a Christmas Colouring Bunting to colour and decorate. These lovely designs come in a pack of six festive crayons to use. There’s also a Christmas Colouring mug that comes with 6 festive crayons. Maybe your child loves role play and would enjoy this Christmas Colouring Mask in the shape of a reindeer face, again the mask comes with a pack of 6 festive crayons or children can enjoy colouring this ‘Santa Stops Here’ door sign to ensure Santa pays them a visit!

What else can I get from Happydough? 

Party Packs and novelty crayons covering many themes such as Zoo Animals, Unicorns, Football and Mermaids.

*Happydough regularly do Fiver Friday Deals so please visit their Facebook Page for latest news and offers*


Personalised Gifts for Home Decor and Christmas Decorations (Keeping up with the Jones’s!) 

The Lovely Mina from Elsie & Mimi (who have just launched their beautiful website by the way!) Have fantastic items to compliment your Christmas decor. Her popular Christmas Glass Baubles can be personalised with a name in a colour of your choosing (black, white, silver, pink or blue.) The baubles can also be filled with either snow, white feathers or pink feathers or a charm of your choice can be attached (snowflake, angel wings or paw prints.) Are you looking for a center piece to go by your fireplace, your hallway, table or shelf to proudly show off how your family celebrates Christmas? Well this Personalised Wooden Block could be perfect. Your family surname and individual names can be added to this block and used for years to come.

Are you in the midst of decorating a room, maybe a child’s bedroom and need to add those finishing touches? These gorgeous, Interlocking, Freestanding, Handpainted Cloud Shelfies can be personalised with your child’s name or how about this Personalised, Handpainted, Railway Style Door Sign that your child would be very proud of having on their bedroom door. Again the sign can be personalised with a name and there are six colour options to choose from.


What else can I buy from Elsie and Mimi?

Gifts for Hen Do’s and Weddings, Back to School Personalised Water Bottles, New Baby Gifts, Personalised Mugs and a new product: A Custom, Handmade Medal Holder which is on sale at an introductory price at the moment.

*Last date to place an order with Elsie & Mimi to guarantee Christmas delivery is 8th December. Please see their Facebook Page for latest news and offers*


Buying for a new Mum or baby (Only original designs sold here!)

Talented Jo is another Mum in biz and the Owner of Primrose and Mabel, a company that creates original surface pattern designs to be adorned on fabrics, stationery, home decor and much more.

If you’re wondering what to buy a mother-to-be or perhaps you’re attending a baby shower soon, then these gorgeous Baby Milestone Cards would be the perfect gift. Each A5 pack contains 30 card milestones such as ‘1 Day Old’, ‘First Food’, ‘First Bath’, ‘Smiled’ and ‘1st Christmas’ to photograph and document those all important moments that happen in baby’s first year. The Baby Milestone Cards comes beautifully gift boxed in a luxury white box and white ribbon so no need to buy anything to present it in.

Maybe this year you’re also buying for a baby girl, if so these lovely Headband Gift Sets available from Newborn Baby to 3 years and up could be what you’re looking for. The headbands are made using certified organic cotton which is very soft and perfect for baby’s head. They come in stunning, vibrant colours and would be the perfect accessory to a pretty outfit.

Maybe you know a friend, Mum or sister who’s absolutely obsessed with pretty stationery, Primrose and Mabel’s contemporary notebooks, all printed using original artwork created by Jo, could be the perfect gift, there are many designs to choose from and something for everyone. There are also gorgeous matching printed mugs so you could buy both to make it a gift set for someone special.

What else can I buy from Primrose and Mabel?

Printed Phone Covers, Art Prints, Greeting Cards, Letter Art Prints Perfect for a nursery or Child’s bedroom, Fabric, Bespoke Wedding Stationery and a Mug featuring this year’s popular unicorn theme. 

*Offer Today only 5.12.17* Primrose and Mabel are offering their Unicorn Mug and Notepads for £5 each. There are only 4 available, get them before their gone. Visit their Facebook Post to comment your interest in purchasing one by clicking here. Please visit Primrose and Mabel’s Facebook Page for latest news and offers.


Gifts for a Mum or Dad (No smellies or socks included!)

I’m Loretta, owner and maker here at True Love Keepsakes. We create handmade, personalised keepsake jewellery, capturing the fingerprints, handprints, footprints, writing and drawings of your loved ones.

If you’re a sentimental Mum or you know of one; a Mum who saves practically everything their children have done, worn or achieved, then a keepsake could be the perfect gift for you.

Do you hate having to be away from your children from long periods of time? Well you can have a piece of them close to you at all times with this gorgeous Heart Fingerprint Chain. Choose from either One Charm, Two or Three cascading Fingerprint Heart Charms depending on the number of children you have. Each charm is beautifully handcrafted using Fine Silver (99% Pure Silver) and can be personalised with the names of your children. The charm comes attached to a sterling Silver snake chain, ready for you to wear.

Maybe you’re not a jewellery wearer but love keyrings and would love a keyring featuring the handprint, names and special message from your children to keep with you on your travels. This lovely Sterling Silver Keyring can fit up to four handprints/footprints, each with names and a special date or short message. The keyrings come in the shape of a Heart, Square or Rectangle.

Maybe you’re a Mum who loves to collect charms for your charm bracelet, if so then a Fingerprint Bead Charm could be the perfect addition. Handmade from Fine Silver, each charm is imprinted with the unique fingerprint of your child and can fit on the most popular charm bracelets available.

Maybe a heart, handprint charm on a lovely steriling silver belcher bracelet would be the best Christmas gift as it captures the detail of your child’s handprint for you to treasure forever.

Are you buying for the man of the house as well? Well we have a fabulous set of personalised gifts for him whether he’s into jewellery and would love a dog-tag featuring a photo of his children or a set of Handprint Cufflinks to wear with pride when he’s all dressed up for work or for an occasion. We also have an Engraved Bottle Opener for Daddy to use on Christmas day and beyond. We offer two types of men’s leather bracelets, an Identity Bar Bracelet and a Clasp Fastening Bracelet both of which can be personalised with the names of your children and feature up to three handprints/footprints. He’ll love this gift and he’ll be able to keep part of his children close to him all the time.

What else can I buy from True Love Keepsakes?

Fingerprint Cufflinks, A Handprint Dog-Tag, A Star fingerprint Charm, Engraved Keepsakes and more.

*Last date to order our Fine Silver Keepsakes in time for Christmas is 5th December. We’re offering 15% off on orders placed on this day (5.12.17) Using code LOVE15 at the checkout. Please visit our Facebook Page for latest news and offers.*

There are many small businesses all offering fantastic services and products and we can only keep on going with your support so please buy local and shop from independent businesses this Christmas and make a whole family happy and help a Mum or Dad to continue their dream.

Remember if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in Contact with these businesses, there is a real person behind each and every one, they will only be too happy to help you with your enquiry and will endeavour to meet your requirements; that’s the joy of shopping from an independent company, we value all our customers x