We’ve created a Great Brands gift guide!
We want to help you shop locally and sustainably to cover all your festive shopping needs.
Some men can be notoriously difficult to shop for. A father that doesn't need anything, a husband that has a very specific taste, a son who can't remember what he saw, to a boyfriend that doesn’t even know what he wants… Finding the perfect gift can often feel like an impossible task.
We've put together our picks of presents from sustainable and UK based companies- to help you spoil the people you love.
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 so very much, please help them by ordering as far in advance as you can.
An award winning destination store, Cotswold Trading has been sourcing uniquely stylish, beautifully designed products for over 20 years. Located in the Cotswolds, the store and website is a wonderful hub of gifts and must-haves. Glasses wearers rejoice, this Glasses Repair Kit from Kikkerland houses everything they'll need to make little repairs to their beloved frames.
Socks for Christmas are a staple, but they don't have to be boring. Super Socks will print your pet's face (or any face) on a pair of socks. You can customise the colour so they're perfect for your pet-loving person.
Ethical and eco-friendly company, Cycle of Good, transforms old inner tubes, coffee sacks and other waste materials into gorgeous stuff. Founded in Straffordshire, they focus on ethical craftsmanship. Their goods are made in Malawi where they pay their tailors fairly, as well as putting all their profits into building schools. Comfortable, super strong, and vegan friendly- you wouldn't believe this stylish belt had a previous life as a bike tire.
Harriet Popham's prints celebrate places and moments in time, and make for a fabulously cheerful gift that will brighten up any room. Her print 'Parks of London' is our personal favourite, and would be a great gift for a London-based lover. Harriet is an immensely talented artist based in Somerset, she's a rising star and has been exhibited in the V&A. See more of her works HERE.
Our Leopard Cushion is a fierce and elegant way to dress up a bedroom, garden or any living space, perfect on a leather club chair. Every cushion is printed by hand which means each piece is unique and consuming to make. This cushion works wonderfully with our Gloria Octagonal Parasol. At East London Parasol Co we create handmade pieces, embracing colour and theatricality- a truly original gift that looks forward to summer.
Creating simple and ingenious tools, Morgan Bellows will look after all of his winter needs. We can't get enough of the Blow Poker, an efficient tool where you can blow down the forged steel tube to start the fire, or you can use it as a toasting fork. Or, maybe he would prefer a traditional wooden fire bellow- and they can be purchased with personalisation options. Morgan Bellows is a family run company based in rural South West Scotland. Initially started by repairing old bellows as a hobby, now they create stunning bellows, sourcing materials locally, they never compromising on quality.
This is perfect gift for the person laden with cables (who isn't?), as the world opens up and we start to travel again. TheTech Kit by Bellroy will help organise tech accessories without the tangles. A fantastic and chic way to travel in the 21st century, gathering chargers, wires, usbs and other misc items in one place. Bellroy is a certified B Corp- a socially and environmentally sustainable enterprise, balancing profits and purpose.
This luxury British sleepwear brand launched in 2014 and is a leader in vibrant and playful printed pjs and lounge-wear. They use top quality fabrics and their items arrive beautifully packaged. The Soleia Black Yellow Slippers are a comfortable step into easy evenings, weekends and everything in between.
We've added this glorious checked ANTA Carpet bag to our Christmas wish list. Practical, beautiful and hard wearing and woven in Scotland- these are bags for life. Founded by Annie Stewart, ANTA is a family affair that focuses on natural and long lasting materials.
Haymans of London
A fabulous gift for any gin aficionado, Hayman's Luxury Gin Hamper comes with 3 of their award-winning seasonal gins as well as a jigger and stirrer. Developed 150 years ago, Hayman's uses traditional techniques that have become rare in modern gin, making its process one of the finest botanicals available.
Rooted in Suffolk since 1969, Lavenham is a British outwear label for men and women. They are renowned for their amazing quality. This innovative brand uses recycled plastic bottles for jacket padding, and there is a repair service too. We like this Quilted Raydon Coat in Olive Green, made from 100% recycled 'Lavenster' Polyester. Durable and practical, this coat is stylish and chic for countryside and city living.
Crafted in Britain using the finest pure wools and cashmere, we're in love with this checked classic scarf from Turnbull & Asser, founded in 1885- a family-run British shirtmaker and Royal Warrant holder. This is a sumptuous silk scarf in a blue with white polka dots. All their products are made in carefully chosen factories in Scotland, using only the finest materials.
Based in London, Tateossian is a unique and luxurious jewellery and accessories brand. Established in 1990 by Robert Tateossian, we love these Square Gear Cufflinks in Gunmetal Stainless Steel which expose the beauty of working watch mechanics.
Established in 1784, John Smedley may be the oldest manufacturing factory in the world, crafting beautiful high quality garments that are designed to last. Made in England, this chunky men's knit pullover is crafted from a blend of luxurious recycled cashmere and extra fine merino wool. They're proud to have remained a British, family run business. Currently managed by Ian Maclean, an eighth generation member of the Smedley family.
Alexandra Llewellyn is an incredibly talented UK designer, and her backgammon sets are the ultimate luxury board game. We're particularly taken with the Poppies and Crane Backgammon Board, emblematic of long life and happiness, we would love to play this under our Lexi Octagonal Parasol. Her marquetry playing cards are more accessible than the aspirational backgammon set- all her pieces are handmade here in the UK.