9 Gift Ideas from Independent Brands to Shop Small this Christmas


With Christmas just around the corner (!)  🎄 I thought I'd put together a Small Business Gift Guide to celebrate some of my fave independent makers and brands.

From home-wear & jewellery to calendars & crochet cuteness, there's something here for everyone and to suit all budgets!

I would love to know if you do buy anything from this list - so make to DM on Instagram or send me a wee email 😀

Lucy (she/her)
Founder, Lucky Cloud Skincare



Cuteness overload
These wee crochet cactus' by Emily Sian Hart are just adorable

They come in a hand painted terracotta pot too. 
Choose from three different greens to suit your home decor 🌵
Glasgow based




A staple in Emma's  gorgeous concrete collection are these wall clocks

They come in a variety of colour ways, so you can choose muted tones or something really bright and make a joyful statement!

They come with gold hands, which give them a super luxury feel

Edinburgh based


Plastic Free, Vegan solid shampoo bars that really work?

These gorgeous solid shampoo bars smell amazing, last for ages and leave my hair soft, clean and feeling amazing.

I obviously opt for the dry / curly hair option, but they have different varieties for different hair types

Cambridge based


Tiny ceramic owl anyone? Yes - everyone needs one of these absolutely cute as pie mini ceramic owls.

Each one is unique and has it's own character

Approx 5/6cm high 🦉

Edinburgh based


These gorgeous tote bags by Jolene are made from 50% eco cotton and 50% recycled recycled plastic bottles! How amazing is that!

I have one in the mustard colour and it's so sturdy and always gets noticed 💛

They come in range of colours including a newly added dusty pink 💞

Dundee based


Sometimes simplicity is exactly what's needed.
Take these gorgeous ceramic mugs by Caitlin from Bowbeer Designs

With a textured oatmeal glaze that leaves the bottom of the mug exposed these mugs are just beautiful.

I've also been told (by Caitlin herself) that the tapered nature of the mug keeps the drink hotter for longer. Genius!

Edinburgh based


Keep your feet toasty and warm this winter with a pair of K Moods snug socks

Bright, fun and warm, it's exactly what the doctor ordered 🧡

Kathleen makes a range of knitted textiles including scrunchies, hats, mitts and cushions - each one will bring a little joy and brightness to your day!

Edinburgh based


Keep all your important dates and events together old school style on this sweet 2023 wall calendar

Filled with beautiful illustrations by Chiara, it's printed on 300gsm scratch proof card - so you know it will look amazing all year long!

Glasgow based



I discovered these gorgeous "cloud rings" on a recent trip to Manchester and couldn't resist one! 

I love how they're so organic in shape and each one is unique!

Manchester based