Lets face it, 2020 has been a write off and Christmas in most households has been in full swing for the last month now. I'm trying to resist the urge to Deck the Halls and Rock around the Christmas Tree until the 1st December (but I'll be honest, I'm counting down the MINUTES until I can!) Only 3,330 minutes to go, eeep!
We're not big believers in Black Friday Deals here at Moon Child; so instead I thought I'd take this weekend to shout about some of our favourite Indie Businesses, and encourage you to not only Shop Small this Christmas, but also Shop Consciously.
So here are 5 of our favourite Small Shops offering amazing items that we think you'll love this Christmas.
1. Personalised Ceramic Christmas Baubles at Northfield Circus.
First up, it's Northfield Circus which is owned by our beautiful friend Kirstie. The is the kindest soul we know, Kirstie offers a range of beautiful typography and laser cut items but she is most well known at this time of year for her amazing Christmas Baubles which are fully customisable. Kirstie will be closing her order books on the 1st December, so get in quick if you want to sneak in an order. you can get yourself an extra 10% off this weekend with the code 'NFC10'. These Baubles make the most beautiful keepsake. She even offers a gift wrap service so your order can be sent straight to your recipient, with a hand written tag. You don’t have to lift a finger!
You can find Kirstie on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/northfieldcircus/
2. Fill your home with the scent of Christmas with Wax Melts from Saffie Bea.
Next up is our amazing friend Corrie who runs Saffie Bea. Corrie is genuinely the most hard working person I've ever met and its been so exciting watching her business grow from strength to strength these past couple of years. She has a range of beautiful Christmas Scents that will fill your home with happy nostalgic memories and scents. Last night I had Frankincense and Myrrh on the go, and I had so many childhood memories flooding back! I'll be using Apple and Cinnamon when I put up the Christmas Tree on Tuesday. Corrie has just restocked her Christmas melts so make sure to stock up as she sells out super quick!
You can find Corrie on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/saffie.bea/
3. Treat yourself to the most beautiful Winter Wreath from Bronze Floral.
Bronwyn works out of a small studio that she shares with her artist husband. She is endlessly inspired by the simplicity of nature and this shows through each of her beautiful and timeless pieces. Using British grown flowers wherever possible and sourcing materials from local independent businesses, each item is ethically made and carefully thought out. All of Bronwyn's floral work is foam free and this is what makes her pieces all that more special. Head over to the Bronze Floral website to shop the beautiful range of Wreaths, Dried Bouquets, and one of a kind Christmas Baubles.
You can find Bronwyn on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/bronzefloralco/
4. Give that special person the gift of beautiful edible treats from The Kitsch Hen.
Send someone a big festive hug in a biscuit with these letterbox friendly hand stamped biscuits. We’re all missing hugs in 2020 so if you can’t hug in person, an edible kind is the next best thing! The story of The Kitsch Hen began when a lovely friend of Caroline's was going through a tough time and she wanted to let her know how much she was thinking of her. Cards and Flowers weren’t special enough, so instead after a flash of inspiration, she combined two of her favourite things – baking and inspirational quotes! Since then, Caroline has been posting her Uplifting Iced Biscuits all across the country, making people smile every day. Head over to the Christmas Section to see the full range of Christmas designs available. All Christmas orders will be shipped on Mon 14th December, so get your orders in soon.
You can find Caroline on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/thekitschhen/
5. Looking for the perfect Christmas Cards and Wrap for the big day? Head over to Sam Wilson Design... but be warned, you won't want to see it being thrown away, its so pretty!
Our lovely friend Sam created and designed all her own Christmas Wrapping Paper last year and promised to have some produced this year to sell. We think its absolutely amazing! Head over to her Etsy Page to see the full range of Christmas items including; Cards, Wrap & Tags.
You can find Sam on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/samwilson.design/
Remember to Shop Small, Shop Consciously, and Shop Happy!
Have a magical Festive Period everyone!