Great Gifts for Her
We’ve created a Great Brands gift guide!
We want to help you shop locally and sustainably to treat the people you love this Christmas.
Christmas is a wonderful opportunity to surprise the special people in your life but, let's face it, finding the perfect gift can be daunting. We've already covered Great Gifts for Him, and here are our picks of presents from sustainable and UK based companies- to help you spoil your loved ones this festive season.
We've tried to choose smaller companies to share the love around small businesses this Christmas. If they're anything like us then extra time to complete orders is appreciated very much, please help them by ordering as far in advance as you can.
Montes & Clark
A UK company founded by Kate and Lucy five years ago, Montes & Clark's primary focus is to work with traditional craftspeople and communities, bringing unusual and stunning pieces to the market. This gorgeous sting of 10 paper designs that have been hand cut with a chisel and hammer by a paper cutter in Mexico.
Birds, Hearts and Flowers Papercut Bunting- Small, Multicoloured, Montes & Clark, £7
Neal's Yard Remedies
It's called beauty-sleep for a reason as snoozing boosts blood flow to the skin. It will come as no surprise why we have included Neal's Yard Beauty Sleep foaming bath to our Christmas list (especially after a busy festive season). With a calming blend of ylang ylang, patchouli and clary sage essential oils, this is a fantastic product to become part of the perfect bedtime routine. Neal's Yard Remedies is the UK's first certified organic health and beauty brand, to helping ban plastic microbeads.
Beauty Sleep Foaming Bath 200ml, Neal's Yard Remedies, £15
Wiston Estate, a family-run vineyard in West Sussex, produces award winning British champagne and offers fire-side tasting experiences, a gift to give and perhaps to share... The estate has a rich history of viniculture with the Romans growing grapes on the same soft chalk slopes of the South Downs about two thousand years ago. Their champagnes are delicate and delicious, perfect for festive celebrations.
Fireside Tasting, Wiston Estate, Session lasts 1.5 Hours - £25pp
Flower of 5 Wounds is a luxurious moisturiser, combining a soothing blend of shea butter and precious passionflower- a rich in essential fatty acids to boost skin radiance. Formulated for sensitive complexions, you can't go wrong with this decadent cream. Guy Morgan is based in East London, and is a natural ingredient skin care brand, that focuses on inclusivity, for all genders, race and ages. A meaningful and small gift that will encourage the beneficiary to slow down, and relax during their daily routine.
Flower of 5 Wounds Sensitive Balm, Guy Morgan, £40
Pink Zig Zag Napkins
Colourful napkins brighten up any table or cocktail hour, and ours here at East London Parasol Co are block printed by hand on super high-quality cotton. The colourful chevrons or leopard print can compliment or contrast with an existing colour scheme. They’re an easy and unusual gift and they’re as lovely as they are practical, being 40cm square and machine washable.
Pink Zig Zag Napkins, East London Parasol, £35
Founded in London, Polkra's mission has always been to produce high quality and unique designs of everyday items. This exciting brand sources, produces and distributes their own products, meaning that customers receive high-quality goods without the normal mark ups. Made with natural wax, this beautiful candle comes in a chic ceramic pot that can be used long after the wax has disappeared.
Calypso Rose Candle X Katie Scott Candle Collection, Polkra, £49
Think playful designs mixed with womanly sophistication, and you'll find the gorgeous UK lingerie brand, Miss Crofton. Made entirely to order in the UK, the brand focuses on low waste and sustainability. Inspired by Crofton Road in Peckham, Georgia (founder), uses end-of-roll material from local sellers, with the brand's main aim to reduce over consumption and encourage small scale production.
Sheer Black Top with Petal Trim, Miss Crofton, £50
Sheer Black Knickers with Petal Trim, Miss Crofton, £50
We love an ikat print, and Maison Margaux's red and gold ikat glass tumbler set does not disappoint. Perfect for Christmas and events to come- these glasses will accessorise a stylishly vibrant table- they'd look perfect with our colourful napkins. Maison Margaux is a luxury British homeware store that creates everything you have dreamed of and more for your table. From linens, candles, cutlery, glassware, bespoke accessories and so much more- we're obsessed with this timeless brand that creates modern classics.
Red Ikat Glass Tumbler Set of 4, Maison Margaux, £100
DEEBA is UK-based sustainable nightwear brand designed by Londoner Gabby Bennett. Their designs are all in bold, bright prints and gorgeous fabrics, and their products could be worn in the bedroom or a cocktail bar. We love this vegan silk kimono robe which uses fabric created using cotton by-product and sustainably farmed trees. Their prints are playful, colourful and chic, perfect for a luxurious and cheerful Christmas morning.
Coral Kimono Robe, DEEBA, £155
It's hard to pick a favourite when it comes to Alice Temperley's beautiful designs. Alice Temperley MBE, founded her eponymous line in 2000, creating British fashion with a bohemian flair. We love the Somerset Triple Bar Set, made in Somerset from 100% leather. With it's three drink canisters, this is the perfect accessory for a festival- the best cocktails are a blend of three...
Somerset Triple Bar Set, Alice Temperley £420
East London Parasol ,Company
We have two of these stunning Wolfie Round Bamboo Parasols in stock and ready for Christmas delivery. Who said small parcels are the best? Definitely the most original gift under the tree, a chic parasol can augment a bedroom, garden or any living space. With coral threading inside and cream and coral tassels decorating the canopy, we can't think of a better Christmas present to give a loved one. Our pieces are all handmade by artisans using traditional crafts, creating modern pieces and embracing colour and theatricality- a truly original gift that looks forward to summer.
We have some stunning red tassels which we can send if you would like to give a loved one an out of stock parasol for Christmas, so they have something beautiful to open on the day. Read more about our T's & C's HERE.
Wolfie Round Bamboo Parasol 3m, East London Parasol Company, £599
A fabulous contemporary take on a classic pearl earring, we adore Annoushka's gold pearl hoop mini earring, hand set with 9 gleaming white freshwater pearls. Annoushka Ducas MBE, launched her British brand in 2009, aiming to bring a strong female voice to the traditional (and male dominated) world of fine jewellery.
18ct Gold Pearl Hoop Mini Earring, Annoushka, £295
Kinkatou creates beautiful and bold lamps- a wonderful gift for an interior loving individual. Their quirky and striking designs are handmade in London, we're taken with the 'Zebedee' design. You can make your lamp your own as Kinkatou is more than happy to adapt their designs to any size and colour.
Zebedee- Ceramic Table Lamp with Open Arms and Roby Pink Orbs, Kinkatou, Price on request