Indie Christmas Gift Guide 2017

So it’s Black Friday and time for my final gift guide: The Indie Christmas Gift Guide

I love doing my bit by shopping at independents wherever I can so here’s a few awesome gift ideas I’ve found:

Indie Christmas Gift Guide

1. Pads before Lads Keyring, £8 – Finest Imaginary

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Ideal for any of your friends who love their pets to the moon and back.

2. Tunnock’s Teacake Printed Cushion, £32 – Nikki McWilliams

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I love everything in Nikki’s shop and there is a biscuit design to suit everyone…unless your friend doesn’t like biscuits. And if so, why are you still friends with them? Just kidding!

3. World’s Okayest Blogger T-shirt, £13.20 – Sneaky Bacon Tees*

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Any blogger mates out there should get a good laugh out of this t-shirt. I think I might have to get this for myself.

4. Cat Planter, £7 – Big Fat Dreams*

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Plant lovers unite. This store has many cute planters that your green fingered friends will love.

5. Unicorn cross stitch kit, £8.50 – The Make Arcade*

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This store is full of awesome things you can make yourself. Perfect for a crafty friend who likes to dabble in all things arty.

6. Dinosaur Pin Badge, £7 – Thrift Box UK*

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Anyone else obsessed with pins? This origami dinosaur is so cute.

7. 90’s necklace, £18 – Just Daydreaming Shop*

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Nostalgic ladies look no further than this necklace. Who else loved the Spice Girls when they were a kid? This shop is full of fun acrylic jewellery.

8. Honeydukes Pin, £10.85 – Bunce and Bean*

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Perfect for a Harry Potter fan, this etsy store is full of detailed pins that would make any wizard (or muggle) squee in delight. That’s what I did when I found them…don’t judge.

9. Bubble Tea Earrings, £16 – Lorelai Lorelai*

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Full of loud and proud jewellery, these earrings are ideal for those who want to shout their love of bubble tea from the rooftops.

10. Sweatshirt, £30 – Hello Dodo Shop*

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I did have a good chuckle when I saw this sweatshirt – it’s just what your friend needs when she has nothing to wear on Wednesdays.

If you’re still stuck for ideas, check out my Christmas Gift Guide for Her and my Christmas Gift Guide for Him.

Items marked * are affiliate links. 

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Christmas Gift Guide for Him 2017

Today it’s all about the men in your life. My Christmas Gift Guide for Him is perfect for partners, brothers, dads and your besties.

If you’re looking for a gift guide for her, check out my post from Monday.

Gifts for Him

 

The Party Animal

1.Battle Shots Drinking Game, £6.99 – New Look

It’s not Christmas if you don’t give someone something from the novelty gift section, right?

 

The one who’s always late

2. Robot Alarm Clock, £20 – Paperchase*

Just a gentle hint for the one who’s never on time!

 

The wannabe Jamie Oliver

3. Jamie Oliver Cookbook, £10.99 – Amazon*

Ideal for the guy who has big ideas but has little time on his hands.

 

The Spice Seeker

4. Smoking Hot Chili and BBQ Sauce Set, £18 – Next*

If your man is anything like mine (what is it with guys and BBQ sauce?) then he will love this set.

 

The Fry Up King

5. Socks, £3.50 – Topman*

Who doesn’t love a good pair of novelty socks right?

 

The Practical Man

6. Tweed Backpack, £32 – Paperchase*

With a twist on a plain backpack, the tweed material in this one takes it from drab to fab. Yep, I just said that. And yes I did cringe a little if you must know.

 

The Shower Singer

7. Wireless Shower Speaker, £25 – ASOS*

Give your shower serenader a backing track when he’s entertaining you. Or maybe just drown out the noise if he’s an awful singer.

 

The Thinker

8. Journal, £10 – Paperchase*

It’s just ladies who love a good notebook. Anyone who loves a good writing sesh will appreciate this brain dump journal.

 

The Stylish One

9. Cashmere blend hat and scarf, £29.99 – H&M

Or just the guy who likes things to match. This hat and scarf set will go with everything.

 

The Wookie

10. Star Wars Travel Mug, £11.99 – ASOS*

Perfect for any Star Wars fan and practical for a guy who’s always on the move.

 

All these items in my Christmas Gift Guide for Him are under £35 making them perfect for people who are on a budget but also want to get the men in their lives something awesome.

Please note that items with *’s are affiliate links – basically means that if you buy after clicking the link, I get a few pennies from the retailer. 

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Christmas Gift Guide – For Him

And now it’s time for the boys. See here for the girls gift guide. Once again I’ve hunted down all the items I could from small business and popped them here so hopefully you’ll be able to get some ideas for the men in your life. I’m really lucky that Topher is so easy but then on the flip side I find people like my dad and uncle so difficult. And the only reason I don’t find my brother difficult anymore is because I straight out ask him now what he wants. And he tells me. We’ve got a good thing going!

The One with the Beard

1. Beard Comb, £9.75 – Wood Paper Scissors UK @Etsy

The Sports Fan

2. Print, £8.10 – Coco Milla @Etsy

The Travel Buff

3. Personalised Passport Holder, £20 – Luna Studio Designs @notonthehighstreet.com

The Caffeine Addict

4. Grown your own coffee plant kit, £13.95 – Plants From Seed @notonthehighstreet.com

The Total Dick

5. Enamel Pin, £6 – Veronica Dearly

The Book Worm

6. Bookmark, £10 – Lisa Angel @notonthehighstreet.com

The Chocolate Lover

7. Chocolate card, £12.50 – Morse Toad

The Pokemon Fiend

8. T-shirt, £21.99 – What is your fandom @Etsy

The Sweary One

9. Mug, £12 – Parkins Interiors @notonthehighstreet.com

The Cook

10. Apron, £21.86 – Fat Owl Kids @Etsy

 

I think I’ve just about done my Christmas shopping now (only two presents left to get!). I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. How’s yours going?

 

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Christmas Gift Guide – For Her

It’s time for my annual Christmas Gift Guide. First up, presents for the women in your life. And everything on this list is from a small business. Did you know that every time you buy something from a small business, a person does an actual happy dance. I think it’s really important to not only support our high street stores but to think of the little businesses as well. Spread the wealth people!

Plus you’re a lot more likely to find something unique! Perfect for those hard to shop for people on your list who like to look different from the crowd. So here’s my selection.

The Organised Miss

1. Planner, £27.36 – Karma Paper Co @ Etsy

The Glitter Babe

2. Crown, £17 – Crown & Glory

The Nature Lover

3. Calendar, £12 – Papio Press @ Etsy

The Nap Taker

4. Mug, £13.50 – Veronica Dearly

The Animal fiend

5. Hoop art, £30.35 – Femmebroidery @ Etsy

The Cat Lady

6. T-shirt, £12.50 – So Pink UK @ Etsy

The Minimalist

7. Earrings – £8 – Finest Imaginary

The Quirky One

8. Necklace, £25 – I Am Acrylic

The Trend Setter

9. Bag, £49.09 – byMART @ Etsy

The Biscuit Queen

10. Cushion, £32 – Nikki McWilliams

 

Next up, the boys!

How’s your Christmas shopping going? I think I’m almost done, though I am left with the difficult ones so wish me luck!

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Christmas Gift Guide: Pets

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