2020 hasn’t been a smooth ride for small businesses, so as we approach Christmas, why not help spread some festive cheer by supporting the fantastic independent businesses in our community. From Christmassy gin to unforgettable experiences, here’s our round up of the best gifts Staffordshire has on offer this Christmas!
Clothing, accessories & homewares
We love Our Own Home because not only do they stock the most beautiful home décor that make amazing gifts, but also many of the pieces you find in their shop, Fiona, Claire and Emma, first purchased for their own homes, hence the name ‘Our Own Home’.
Prices range from £2.50 to £59.99 https://www.ourownhome.co.uk
Personalise your presents! From clothing to Christmas stockings, mugs to etched gin glasses, B’s Clothing & Gifts offer custom printing and embroidery for all your gifting needs.
Prices range from £4 to £35 https://bsclothingandgifts.co.uk
If you’re looking for a unique gift this year, make sure you check out these stunning bags and accessories! Julia designs and makes everything by hand from her studio in Stafford, utilising premium materials like wool and tweed to create items with character.
Prices range from £4 to £98 https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TheBobbinCase
For a unique gift, Lilywild’s bespoke statement earrings are the perfect choice! Lily designs and makes each piece herself from polymer clay. Not only are her designs stunning but the packaging is also completely eco-friendly!
Prices range from £9 to £16 https://www.etsy.com/shop/lilywildhandmade/
Send love, on a mug! We all like to feel loved and what better way to remind your nearest and dearest how much you appreciate them than on a mug they’ll see everyday when they make themselves a cuppa.
Mugs are priced at £15 each https://love-mugs.co.uk
We usually know Emma and Ade for their award-winning pet care and dog chaperone services but they also make incredible handcrafted Christmas gifts for pets and humans alike!
Prices range from £4.50 to £30, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Hugo’s Woodshed are known for their unique, up-cycled, industrial style furniture. This year they’ve created a range of Christmas gifts and decorations in keeping with their signature style, from tree decorations to crafting boxes.
Prices start from £15 https://www.facebook.com/Hugoswoodshed
Holly is our go to for all things bridal and occasion make up, but did you know she also offers 1:1 make up lessons and courses. Whether it’s for an aspiring makeup artist or someone wanting to learn how to do their own makeup, Holly has a lesson or course to suit!
Lessons start from £150 and gift cards can be purchased for any monetary value, email email@example.com for more details.
If it’s a little bit of luxury you’re looking for, look no further than Marston Beauty’s extensive shop! Stocking luxury skincare brand, ESPA, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect gift for your loved one. We love the Sweet Dreams Collection!
ESPA range starts from £15 http://phore.st/dAgId
We obviously couldn’t do a Christmas gift guide without talking about our own gift vouchers! Choose from our indulgent experience vouchers such as gourmet dinner, bed and breakfast or our renowned seven course tasting menu with paired wines or if you can’t decide opt for our monetary vouchers for your loved ones to spend on food or drink at any Lewis Partnership venue.
Experiences range from £19.95 to £189 and monetary vouchers start at £10 https://lewis-partnership.giftvoucherbrilliance.co.uk/category/moat-house
Treat your someone special to a gift voucher for one of Steve’s portrait experiences. From Wizards to Superheroes, Steve offers a whole range of experiences for the whole family (even the four-legged members)!
Prices start from £45 https://www.stephensutton.co.uk/product-category/experiences/
For those with a creative side, a gift voucher from Pretty Pots in Milford (just down the road from us) makes the perfect present. Trust us when we say there’s nothing quite as relaxing as an afternoon painting pottery over coffee and cake!
Pottery pieces range from £3.95 to £39.95, call 01785 660310 for more information.
Staffordshire Cheese Carts have launched their luxury cheese hampers just in time for the festive season. A great gift for cheese lovers, these hampers feature truckles from Buxton based cheese maker, Bradburys.
Hampers are priced from £18 to £35, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Treat your loved ones to a limited edition hamper from The Staffordshire Craft Hamper Co. Ideal for the foodies in your life, these hampers a filled with high quality, yummy treats from local artisan producers.
Hampers start from £37 http://thestaffscrafthamper.co.uk
Sweet treats are the best stocking fillers! This year, step away from the big brands and support a small business instead. Laura’s range of sweet treats really doesn’t disappoint, from hot chocolate spoons and marshmallow toasting kits to white chocolate covered Oreos and homemade marshmallow bars, we’re tempted to try them all!
Prices range from £2 to £20 http://thecakespa.co.uk/shop
You can’t beat a good bar of chocolate at Christmas, can you? Maybe it’s just us, but a bar of chocolate in your stocking each year is a bit of a tradition in our house. James’ award winning, craft chocolate is honestly the stuff that dreams are made of. If you’ve got someone who is chocolate obsessed in your life, make sure you check out Seed Chocolate’s home chocolate tasting events!
Chocolate bars start from £5.95 and tasting events start from £27.95 http://seedchocolate.com
Now this is the kind of pick ‘n’ mix we can get behind! At Wolsely Wine Loft you can pick ‘n’ mix wines, beers and items from their Italian deli to create a bespoke Christmas hamper for your loved one. Or if you can’t decide what to go for, their prepacked beer gift sets are a great choice!
Gift sets start from £12.50 http://wolseleywineloft.selz.com
Looking for the perfect gift for the gin lover in your life? Well look no further than Nelson’s, they’ve got everything from gin filled baubles to Christmas dinner gin! And if you’re looking for an extra special gift, check out the vouchers for their gin & vodka school where you spend the day making (and tasting) your very own bottle of gin or vodka.
Gift sets start from £14.95 and gin & vodka school experiences start from £115 http://nelsonsdistillery.co.uk
We know this is supposed to be a gift guide but we couldn’t resist talking about the beautiful festive wax seals from La Cera. Each seal is hand stamped using high-quality wax, they’re ideal for providing a touch of elegance to your gift wrapping!
Wax seals from £0.65 per seal (pack of 5) http://lacera.co.uk
Ok, this is the last one on gift wrapping (we promise), but with all these gorgeous gifts you need to find something equally lovely to wrap them in! That’s where Pebble & Sage’s stunning contemporary country Christmas wrapping paper comes in. This matte, high-quality wrapping paper features Becky’s beautiful modern illustrations and is certain to set the perfect first impression for your gifts!
Prices start from £2.00 a sheet (pack of 3) http://etsy.com/shop/PebbleAndSage