This year, we have come together with hundreds of small businesses from across the UK (and a few from further afield!) to encourage people to Shop with Meaning this Christmas. Shop with Meaning encompasses everything we would love people to think about during Christmas season, to make better choices for you, small businesses and the planet! It means being thoughtful about where you are buying from, shopping earlier, and focussing on the meaning behind gifts rather than falling into the ‘more is more’ habit that is often at the forefront this time of year.
To start us off on the right foot, we have pulled together a fabulous Christmas gift guide filled with recommendations from small businesses of where you can start to shop with meaning this Christmas. If you’re looking for a reason to start your Christmas shopping, let this be it! Read on for our ultimate small business Christmas gift guide, updated for 2023.
Small Business Christmas Gift Guide 2023
Gifts under £15
Luxury Official North Pole Notecard – Paper Tots
Sprinkle a little Christmas magic with this lovely notecard set by Paper Tots. This lovely set is a wonderful way to get your family excited for Christmas Day and comes with ‘magic dust’ so Santa will know where to stop.
Cosy Night In Gift Set – Willow & Blossom Botanicals
Winter is the perfect time to chill out and relax and we love the idea of bringing the spa home with this gift set. The perfect treat for a friend who could use a little bit of a pamper!
Bamboo Bee Revival Kit – Beevive
If you’re looking to be more sustainable this festive season, or you know someone who is also very passionate about saving the bees, this stocking filler is the one – a little bee revival kit you can keep on your keys!
Choccy Christmas Jumpers – Choc on choc
It’s not Christmas without chocolate, right? You can now wear your Chrismtas jumper and eat it too with this adorable, almost-too-good-to-eat chocolate Christmas jumper gift set from Choc on Choc!
London Block by Block: An Illustrated Guide
If you have friends and family who live in London, or know someone who is planning on visiting in 2023, London Block by Block is the most thoughtful gift! Beautifully illustrated with all of the best (and not always well-known!) places to visit, eat, and wander.
Gifts under £30
Winter Soy Candle Bundle – Hazel & Blue
The darker nights are here, Christmas is around the corner, is there a more perfect time for lighting a candle? They make such brilliant gifts! You can mix and match this Winter Soy Candle gift set to pick the scents you (and your recipient!) will love.
Gingerbread Cottage Cross Stitch Kit – Caterpillar Cross Stitch
On the search for a secret santa gift for a crafty friend or relative? Caterpillar Cross Stitch have the loveliest kits, and this Gingerbread House hoop is suitably festive!
Luxury Chocolate Gift Box – Rumseys
Because who doesn’t love a little sweet treat at Christmas! Rumseys have plenty of stunning chocolate gift sets on offer to treat your nearest and dearest to!
Organic Knitted Cotton Bunny – Fred & Noah
For any newborns or little ones, this Fred and Noah Bunny is sure to become a sentimental keepsake as they grow. How cute are those floppy ears?!
Personalised Library Book Stamp – Heirloom Seals
This one is for the book lovers! If you know they have always dreamed of having their own library and have more books than they know what to do with, this is the best gift you can give them – a personalised book stamp! They can mark every book as theirs and they will never lose track of them again.
Gifts under £50
Handcrafted Bird Decoration – Magic + Monroe
This beautiful, handmade bird decoration is a wonderful gift that can be enjoyed year on year when the Christmas decorations are brought out. Stunningly ornate, it is sure to take pride of place on any mantlepiece.
Christmas Jumper – Coconutcha
We adore this embroidered cosy Christmas jumper, perfect for those colder winter evenings. With the phrase ‘the most magical time of the year’ and a row of the cutest houses, this pink jumper will be worn with pride throughout Christmas.
Personalised Holdall – Koko Blossom
Know someone who is off on their travels in 2024? Make their journey (and their packing!) a little easier and aesthetically pleasing with a personalised holdall from Koko Blossom. Sure to stand out so it doesn’t get lost on the airport conveyor belt!
Indian Spice Tin – Spice Kitchen
For the foodies in your life, this Indian Spice Tin will be a welcome gift – whether they are looking to experiment with flavour or just keep their spice cupboard stocked! Even better if you live with the gift recipient – there’ll be lots of tasty meals on the table after gifting them this!
The Nutcracker Bauble – Tom Martin
The magic and wonder of the Nutcracker comes to life with this beautifully handblown, hand-painted from the inside out, glass bauble. A delightful Christmas memento for a treasured friend or family member.
Gifts under £100
Gingerbread Baby Gift Box – Rachel Riley
The cutest ‘baby’s 1st Christmas’ keepsake from Rachel Riley – a gift set containing a festive personalised Babygro and gingerbread man soft toy. The photos next to the tree of baby wearing this will be treasured forever!
Christmas Glass Flower Vase – The Glass Florist
Our jaw dropped when we saw these – the most unusual, stunningly beautiful and intricate gift for someone super special! This glass Christmas flower bouquet has all the beauty of real flowers, except these will last forever.
Oversized Initial Necklace – Chambers & Beau
We love this necklace from Chambers and Beau, which can be personalised down to a T (or H, or L, or any other letter of the alphabet for that matter!) Pick from chain length and colour, initial and even add a charm personal to the recipient!
Christmas Eve Hamper – Honeywell Bakes
Cookies and hot chocolate are a Christmas Eve staple – this hamper from Honeywell bakes has everything you could need for the cosiest night before Christmas, and it is a gift everyone is sure to enjoy.
Igneous Print – Art By Affie
If you know someone who has recently moved, has been renovating in 2023 or is looking for something unique and special for their home, then a beautiful art piece is the way to go. This one from Art by Affie took our breath away – and whenever they look at it, it will remind them of you!
P.S. Enjoyed our Small Business Christmas Gift Guide? For a comprehensive list of amazing small businesses you can shop from this Christmas and all year round, check out our Shop with Meaning Small Business Directory.