Updated: Nov 27, 2021
Find your perfect Christmas presents from small businesses across Derbyshire and surrounding areas.
One of the wonderful things about having a small business has been meeting so many other small businesses in the local area. I hadn't truly appreciated until I started out how talented and creative the people of the Midlands are, what a supportive community it is and how important it is to shop local. To celebrate all that is great about these businesses we've pulled together our local gift guide to help you find the perfect gifts & stocking fillers for your family and friends this festive season.
Beeswax wrap kit by Abigail Wastie
Abigail is passionate about sustainability and this eco friendly kit is perfect for anyone looking to reduce the amount of plastic they use in their home.
Beeswax wraps are so simple to make with these kits, within an hour or two you can make 6 wraps! The kit also includes everything you need to make a set of six reusable beeswax wraps, a guidebook so you can keep making them and access to Abigail’s online video tutorial where she will talk you through each step of the process.
Abigail also has beautiful tapestry and tassel kits available.
Hug in a mug gift set by Love Lalaland
If you're missing hugs with your favourite people then this is the next best thing... a hug in a mug! The design features a cheerful, happy face giving you a big tight squeeze.
Even if you can’t hug that special someone you can send them a hug in a mug so they can fill it with their favourite brew and think of you!
The cute doodle wraparound design is printed on a 11oz white ceramic mug with a pink inner and a matching pink handle. It’s dishwasher and microwave safe and packaged in a sturdy white box so the postie can deliver it in tip-top condition.
A gift set is also available which includes a hug in a mug, Cadbury's hot chocolate sachet, pack of pink and white mini marshmallows, 3 x Lindor chocolates and recipe card featuring my favourite drink ‘Sweet dreams’ when you just want to snuggle up and get cozy in front of the fire.
Love Lalaland has a whole range of bright and colourful prints and stationary perfect for brightening up you home.
Textile creations by Sazzi Creations
From £2.75 https://sazzicreations.co.uk/
Sazzi Creations products all have one thing in common, fabulous prints. From coin purses to messenger bags, note books to pencil cases, each item has been lovingly made in beautiful patterned fabric.
All creations are handmade using high quality materials in Sazzi's garden studio in Derby and with hundreds of items to choose from you're sure to find something for everyone.
28 box of soy wax melts by Karma Aromas
Karma Aromas create hand poured and highly scented soy wax melts in Stretton, Burton on Trent.
A local business set up during the initial lockdown who also stock a range of tea light burners and aroma lamps to compliment their range of soy melts. They offer a monthly subscription box which includes 4 new scents every month and is ideal for wax melt fans.
Karma Aromas has so many different scents of wax melts and also has burners available. You'll be hard pressed to choose which to try first.
Copper Clay Kit by CRZyBest
Fancy trying something totally different? Then this kit from CRZyBest comes with all the things you need to get started with making your own creations in copper, including tips and tutorials. You make the creations, CRZyBest will fire and finish them for you.
You will get 50g of favourite copper clay, an assortment of tools, instructions and tutorials to get you started. You can create anything you want with the the clay, so long as it's fits in the kiln for firing, perfect for the creative folk in your life.
CRZyBest also has a whole range of ready made or bespoke jewellery and hair pieces.
Cacti needle felting kit by Crafty You Crafty Me
Discover the therapeutic craft of needle felting with this cacti needle felting kit.
With 3 mini terracotta pots, beautiful coloured wool and 2 felting needles as well as step-by-step instructions and templates you can also include an eco felting mat to make it a perfect beginners craft gift.
Cheeky Christmas decorations by Nicole Elders
Talented artist Nicole Elders has turned her hand to these cheeky Christmas decorations and let’s face it- these apply to sooo many people we all know .
Each cheeky decoration is made from wood slices and hand painted and hand lettered. They are 8-9cm across so make a nice statement and also look brilliant on a door handle! Nicole also has a whole range of calligraphy based products from tea towels to cards and prints, all from her own fair hand.
Soap bag and scrubbies gift set by Bizzybeecraft4you
This rainbow soap bag is just perfect to brighten up your day whilst helping reduce your use of plastic and even better to accompany the beautiful soap bag there is a fabulous set of mini scrubbies.
As there are 7 colours in the soap bag this gift set includes 7 mini scrubbies, each one a colour of the Rainbow ideal for removing make up or treating yourself to a mini spa treatment. This eco friendly gift is presented in a Kraft box making it a perfect letterbox gift to a friend or family member, or just a cheeky 'selfie' gift.
Bizzybeecraft4you has a whole range of crocheted, eco friendly gifts perfect for helping you do your bit for the environment.
Mosaic coaster party pack by Crafty You Crafty Me
Get the whole family crafting together with a mosaic coaster party pack. Shortlisted for best new product in the Craft Business awards 2021 this kit comes with all the materials you need to make a selection of beautiful coasters.
This kit includes unique sticky blanks and non-toxic grout making them perfect for small hands whilst beautiful glass tiles mean that you'll have a finished product that you can be proud to use for years to come.
We hope you've enjoyed a look through our gift guide and hopefully found some present inspiration, or perhaps something you'll be adding to your wish list! Thanks for support small local business and we wish you a Merry Christmas.