Being a small, independent business co-owner, I try my very best to shop independently wherever possible. And if you haven’t tried supporting smaller businesses before, Christmas is the best time to do so!
Personally, I’ve found Instagram to be the best resource when it comes to finding those hidden gems!
For example, I’ve followed the talented illustrator Miss Magpie Fashion Spy’s work for around a year or so, always hoping to own a piece of her design magic. Fast forward to Christmas to her new stationary Instagram page, and you’ll suddenly find me at home writing my Christmas cards, each adorned with Magpies magical illustrations! One even looks so much like my best friends and I, people thought I’d commissioned them to be made especially!
Plus! If you share your Magpie delivery on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #MagpieCards you can be in with a chance of winning some goodies-and lucky old me found myself their December winner!
Another Instagram favourite of mine of Retro Kids, which I was introduced to via my soon to be sister-in-law Melanie (The_Buck_and_The_Bear)
I adore so many of their kitch items, and I just had to grab one of their lightboxes ready for the big day countdown in a year or so’s time!
Complete with various letters, you can create so many phrases to brighten your big! I would of loved to unwrap this beauty under my tree!
What treats have you picked up for independent businesses this year?