Would you believe it's that time again where I share some of my favourite small businesses I've seen throughout the year. Hopefully this will help you a little with your Christmas shopping. It's no secret that I'm a HUGE home and interiors fanatic, especially after buying my first house this year, so I thought for this years Christmas gift guide I'd share some of my favourite home decor brands. So grab a hot chocolate, you're not going to want to miss this years gorgeous selection!!

1. Marigold and Lettice

marigold and lettice

That's it guys I think I've found my dream pottery brand. From brussel sprout serving dishes to 3d floral cereal bowls, these absolute masterpieces are certainly one-of-a-kind. Hand crafted in Stamford, England by owner and potter Bronwen Griffiths-Barrasso I truly recommend you take a look through her website if you're stuck with what to treat your loved one with this year. There's page upon page of pottery to suit an array of styles. The character is certainly not lost with the limited colour palette in fact it makes it feel more luxurious in my opinion.

Although keep in mind anything ordered from now will be delivered after Christmas in the new year, a present to look forward to that's for sure! 

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2. Katie Gillies

katie gillies

It's no surprise, if you've been following my business for a while, that I was drawn to this brand. The colours! Oh my gawddd. This mirror is part of the Haze Play Collection designed by surface and product designer Katie in her studio in Nottingham. The core principle of her work is based on slow design, focusing on sustainable materials and practises to create sustainable products with meaning. Love everything about her brand and can't wait to pick up a few items this Christmas.

Shop Katie Gillies

3. Lise Marie Prints

lise marie prints

Hand painted candles are my new obsession and the selection available at Lise Marie Prints is just stunning. Lise is based in Norwich and focuses on sustainable design with a range of cards, candles, prints, candle painting kits, and trinket dishes. A recent find for me but I'm definitely popping her gorgeous candles on my wish list this Christmas. 

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4. The Happy Blossoms

the happy blossoms

Who doesn't love a bunch of dried flowers, perfect for those of you (myself included) that can't keep plants alive. But also once you have the perfect bunch you don't have to worry about replacing them once they're past it, keeping your home aesthetic exactly how you like it. The happy blossoms is a home grown family run business in Dorset and I think that the choice of colours, plants, themes etc at the happy blossoms is unmatched. They'd make the most beautiful secret Santa gift for a friend or treat for your partner. 

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5. Icka Print

icka print

Founded by Jess in Manchester, Icka print has to be one of my fave small businesses at the minute. Specialised in bold and beautiful hand painted designs, her insta feed is certainly a feast for the eyes if you're a fan of colour and cats. I recently bought a pink festive tea towel and a frog print from her shop which I can't wait to add to my kitchen once its been renovated. Jess sells prints, cards, make up bags, aprons, jewellery, the list goes on! There's no doubt you're sure to find something to put a smile on your besties face this Christmas...

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6. Eleni Malami

Eleni Malami

Upholstery is something I'm really excited to get stuck into at the new house and the patterns Eleni Malami has created have certainly inspired me to go for the more is more look. Elani is a print designer and illustrator based in Brighton who designs the most beautiful cushions, amongst other things, printed and hand finished in the UK. She celebrates organic, hand crafted work while maintaining the high quality of her products. Such a beautiful find!

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7. Freya Prints

freyas prints

Freya may or may not have made an appearance before on my Christmas gift guides but I had to include her again this year simply because she also brings out the most gorgeous products! I may have just purchased this oven glove for one of my Christmas presents this year as I just LOVE everything about it. I also have my eye on her mulled wine tea towel which I'm tempted to keep for myself muaha. Freya is based in London and hand draws her gorgeous botanical designs digitally. At only £25 this oven glove is an absolute steal, the quality is just fab-u-lous. 10/10 would recommend. 

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8. Eniko Kovacs Design

eniko kovacs design

I recently found Eniko Koyacs Design shop while scrolling through Etsy for Christmas presents and I fell in love with how pretty all her work is. Based in Liverpool, Eniko throws the pottery herself on her potters wheel adding flowers to each design so that rather than wilting in a vase the beauty of the flower is kept forever. She likes to make things that she'd have in her own home, so you just know every piece is lovingly crafted. I'm definitely going to be picking one or two up this Christmas!

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9. Lorna Gilbert

lorna gilbert

You may have noticed I have a thing for ceramics this year but I had to include this gorgeous small batch, hand thrown ceramicist to the list. I came across Lorna's work while visiting Harlow Carr near Harrogate in North Yorkshire where I treated myself to one of her beautiful striker pots. The tactile nature of her work really connects you to the earth, with her choice of colour accentuating that even more. You'll definitely find a unique gift here.

Shop Lorna Gilbert

10. Freya Niamh Design

freya niamh design

And of course it wouldn't be a Freya Niamh Design gift guide without sharing one of my latest products! If you're subscribed to my newsletter or follow any of my socials you may know that this winter I launched my first blue print collection. Included in the collection are Iceland, Greenland (featured here), and Zermatt Switzerland. Along with this print you can shop a whole array of statement art prints, drawn in house by me. Let me know in the comments below if you own any Freya Niamh Design artwork and where you'd like me to draw next. <3

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That's it guys! I'm sure you'll agree I picked an absolute gorgeous bunch of creative businesses this year, I hope you found it helpful on your Christmas shopping endeavours.  Let me know what your favourite small businesses are below! Who knows I may feature one or two in next years guide. XX

December 06, 2022 — Hannah King

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