shop small, shop local –  Small Business Christmas Gift Guide, Part 1

9 December 2020

Our members are brilliant every year, but this year they’ve gone above and beyond in creating some gorgeous products in time for Christmas. And more than ever, this year has showed us the importance of shopping small, supporting small businesses, and shopping local too – so we’ve put together a Christmas 2020 gift guide rounding up some of our favourite indie business gift offerings.

(p.s. this is just Part 1 – you can find Part 2 over on our instagram!)

101 Bakery‘s Brownie Postal Box

Feast your eyes on these beauties – salted caramel brownies available to buy in packs of 6 or 12. Perfect bundles of edible joy, they come gift wrapped with a card, and can be sent first class or guaranteed next day delivery. Order by emailing by midday the day before dispatch (available to dispatch 10th December, 16th December, 17th December, and 23rd December)

The Pantry‘s tableware

Next year is going to be the year of communal dining – dinner parties for any occasion and every occasion to make up for lost time this year – so we love the Pantry’s Christmas collection of tableware. Looking for unique crockery or cutlery that will massively elevate your table settings? They’ve got your back on their online shop here.

Style Your Spaces‘ dried flower arrangements

Katie’s pop ups have been the highlight of the year for many Edinburgh locals, and she’s bringing her creative genius through to Christmas with her Stockbridge popup. Find her at Number 12 St Stephen Street for carefully curated gifts, candles, and dried flower arrangements, including these beautiful wreaths above. (Plus, you can order from her online shop here!)

ætla‘s jewellery

Journey a couple of doors down and you’ll come to the beautiful pop up home of ætla, at Number 17 St Stephen Street. ætla is a curated fine jewellery boutique, featuring a range of stunning jewellery created by talented local and lesser known designers and artisans, and all made by sustainable and ethically responsible means (and including wedding rings!). If you’re not local, you can buy online here.

Laura Ironside‘s Silk Pouch Bags and Headbands

Laura’s brand is all about contemporary styles made sustainably, so with that in mind she offers beautiful accessories made from the silk offcuts from her garment manufacture. The Eleanor pouch and Honor headband are available in over 60 colours, and the perfect luxe gift for someone special – available on her shop here. (image by @heyhegia)

Rowanjoy‘s reversible kids’ crowns

Created for her daughter’s birthday month back in September and now available to buy, Rowan’s reversible kids’ crowns are the perfect super cute present for little ones who deserve the world. You can see all the colourways here

Hunter Kingsley‘s rose lapel pins

Available in a wide range of tartans and beautiful silks, Hunter Kingsley are offering lapel pins in beautiful rose formations. They’re a perfect accessory for a wedding or fancy do, and a gorgeous keepsake for afterwards too. You can see the range here, and check out the cufflinks too.

Lisa Jane Photography‘s postcards and prints

We all know and love Lisa for her alternative, emotive wedding photography, but did you know she also has a shop for postcards and prints? You can see her collections of botanical photos, conservatory snaps & Italian adventure captures here.

Sarah Brown Jewellery‘s Rings, Earrings & Pendants

Sarah’s pieces are all inspired by the beauty of nature and made at her workshop on Islay, where she has natural beauty on tap. We love her earrings, rings, and pendants, available to buy here.

Paper Heart Stationery‘s illustrations

Looking for joyful colour and charm this Christmas? Then you need to hop over to Paper Heart’s shop, which is brimming with cards, personalised illustrations and gifts that celebrate the bright, the bold and the beautiful. Shop them here.

Harper Scott Photography‘s mini session

Mini in terms of your effort but maxi in terms of their impact, Harper Scott Photography’s 25 minute photography sessions are all you need for priceless photos immortalising lovely memories. With the option to meet at Gleneagles or for Carole-Ann to travel to you, you can use it for couples’ portraits, family photos, or even photos of your pets. You can buy yours here.

Com Bossa‘s Christmas cards

We love these cool Scandi inspired Christmas cards, printed on luxe 300gsm Accent card and including a charitable donation to FareShare UK. Plus, the brilliant elves at Com Bossa are offering next day dispatch – grab yours here!



Skinny Malink X One More Tune DJs‘s playlist print

2 of our faves, Skinny Malink and One More Tune DJs, have collaborated to make these gorgeous mirrored personalised prints, immortalising your excellent music taste by detailing the playlist from your wedding day. Available in ‘smoke’ or ‘gold’, they’re the ultimate addition to your interior. Grab them here!

Anne Marie McElroy‘s 2021 Goal Notebook

We love this positive outlook on 2021, courtesy of AMM Wedding Hair and Makeup’s founder Anne Marie. You can get your copy here!


The Wedding Collective 2021 Annual

Sure, we might be biased, but we think our 2021 Annual makes the perfect keepsake for couples. 100 pages of delicious images, expert advice and beautifully curated real weddings and shoots printed and bound here in the UK, resulting in a coffee table book that will provide you with inspiration for years to come. You can grab yours here.