When it comes to festive gifting, the message is very clear – shop small, shop local, and most importantly, shop early if you can. Whilst getting into the festive spirit will undoubtedly be a little tricky this year, that desire for closeness, warmth and connection will be stronger than ever. For this reason, we thought we would share our Small Business Gift Guide a little earlier – here’s our pick from lots of lovely indie stores consisting of little treats we’ll be picking up, what we’re gifting our loved ones or hope to find under the Christmas tree. There’s homewares, fashion & beauty, books, games and gifts for the little ones too. Time to have a browse, pick up something for a friend (or yourself!) and follow these gorgeous local businesses. Enjoy.

Sunday Living for dreamy decorations and trinkets
Bee’s Blankets for lovely chunky blankets and homewares, handmade in South Wales
Byrd Crescent for hand-embroidered home decorations
Fairholme Studio to create a dramatic, festive tablescape
Pilgrim Kitchen for delicious treats which say ‘I’m thinking of you!’
Cartref a Gardd’s Welsh Rain & White Musk Candle for any friends or relatives who can’t make it to Wales this Christmas
Grain & Knot for gorgeous kitchen utensils made from reclaimed timber
Matt Jones Ceramics Barry for beautiful pieces made in South Wales
Tara’s Wonderworld for festive decorations, advent calendar bags and Christmas sacks for some festive DIY
Sarah Morley Illustration for adorable Welsh cards
Kindred Fires for hand-poured, personalised candles
Blossom & Nectar for delicious teas
Mur Scents for Handmade Luxury Incense
Studio Muse Pontcanna for cards and gorgeous bouquets which have got us through lockdown
Exentrique Beauty for cruelty-free skincare challenging socially constructed beauty standards one toner spritz at a time
Remsco Creations Beauty Blenders for the make-up lover who has everything
Enerchi Organics for natural skincare and spa vouchers for your girlfriends
Cole & Co’s Nadolig Llawen Collection
Lauren Napier Beauty for luxury make-up wipes to take the day off in style
Nodrog Street for totes inspired by the city of Lagos
The Mertz Vintage for their first drop of bold vintage finds inspired by Cher and Diana Ross
Simona Rusk London because staying in doesn’t mean compromising style points
Morgan Shops for the cosiest Winter Scarves
Hayden Joy Jewellery for handmade trinkets
L26LABEL for loungewear and basics made with 100% Organic Cotton
Dusty Rose Handmade to shop gorgeous pieces by a lockdown business
Pretty Little Props for super soft bamboo socks
My Mane Silk Pillow Case because, as they rightly say, good hair is a lifestyle
The Real Coco Chanel by our very own, Rose Sgueglia
Rose & Dragon Tea, a mindful tea subscription for those looking (like us!) to limit caffeine in the new year
Secret Cellar, a family-run wine shop (and your place to get your Beaujolais fix too!)
Treganna Gin for handcrafted, artisan gin produced in Cardiff
Gays Who Wine ‘s Christmas in a Box Selection
Peechy UK for beautiful prints
That Mum Moment Calendar for those of us already thinking about the New Year
Port West Stationers for beautiful notebooks made in London and Kent
Box 42, a subscription box with activities, snacks and drinks from independent brands for a fuss-free date night at home
For the little ones, we love a magazine subscription such as Scoop
This year, more than ever, we will be looking to support independent bookstores perhaps picking up a copy of The Girls, written by Lauren Ace and illustrated by Jennie LΓΈvlie.
Also on our list for the littles, are these personalised plates from Colorfull Plates

What’s on your Christmas-list this year? Share your favourites with us! We wish you a wonderful festive season.


The Squiggles Team X