The Ultimate Independent Christmas Gift Guide

The Ultimate Independent Christmas Gift Guide

When Christmas shopping this year, we're thinking outside the box. There are so many independent brands that now sell online, so supporting local businesses this Christmas is easier than ever. If you want to shop small this Christmas, below you'll find stocking fillers and show stopping presents that will impress anyone you're spoiling this December. Raging from gifts for him, her, mum, dad and friends, you're bound to find the perfect gift!   


You won't find anything ordinary here. From baubles shaped like Donatella Versace to duck lamps and Virgin Mary shower curtains, They have it all.  Oklahoma has been bringing colour from around the world to the streets of Manchester for the last 25 years. Inspired by treasures from founder Nicola’s travels, Oklahoma has grown to become a much-loved hub for eclectic and unusual homeware and gifts. They have a wonderful online store and a massive shop located in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter. It’s your one-stop shop for everything from handmade jewellery, home & kitchenware, retro tin toys & novelty items, beautiful stationery, books, wrap & cards, plus much more. Okla works with smaller independent makers & designers, as well as larger more established producers, selling an eclectic & unparalleled collection of products. Shop in their Manchester store or online



Neighbourhood Botanicals is a Natural skincare company, ran as a true passion project by founder Micaela. The formulations are intelligent; all the formulas are made with natural ingredients and use cold-pressed plant oils wherever possible. And bonus! the packaging is to-die-for as well as recyclable! You'll want a bottle of the 'Dream Dream Dream serum' just to display on your shelf. Don't miss their gifting sale in December, with 20% off using code 'GIFTME20' Shop online at 


Find the perfect vinyl to gift to a music lover you're treating this Christmas. You'll find a range of genres, brand new and second hand at Bear Tree Records. Shop in store on Division Street in Sheffield or online


Sustainability, mental health and aromatherapy is at the core of what Golden Hour Company do. All of their candles are hand-crafted, hand-poured soy wax candles with 100% pure essential oil blends. No fragrance oils are ever used so the aromatherapy benefits are unreal. And I don't know how to explain this but the 'Pasko - Cypress, Cinnamon, Neroli Candle' smells like sexy Christmas. It's gorgeous. Shop online


Yuk Fun is an independent label, making illustrated stuff for people who love colour, animals and fun! Their designs are like a surge of dopamine. They sell a range of items from apparel, prints, washi tape, tote bags and enamel pins. Brighten up someones Christmas with a Yuk Fun Gift! Shop online  



Roop is luxury at a super reasonable price. When first discovering Roop on Instagram, we fell in love with their ruched, silky, affordable bags. The accessories are responsibly and lovingly created from waste fabrics. The entirely vegan brand have silky bags, sparkly bags, and even FLUFFY BAGS. You might have to buy yourself an early Christmas present too whilst you're at it... use EXCLUSIVE discount code GLON515 for 15% off orders. Shop online 


Will Powers is an animator and illustrator who finds inspiration in old trashy horror films, 1930s comic books, early renaissance paintings and many things in-between. His work is striking, weird and mainly produced on his Riso Printer. Since discovering Riso printing in 2018, Will gradually built his business selling prints, badges, cards and zines online, in shops and fairs all around the country. His cool designs would make a perfect gift for someone who's a fan of funky artwork. Check out his Instagram @willpowersmakes visit his website, and buy his work on Etsy from  


Sun Baby Silver is an independent jewellery brand with stunning, unique jewellery. Designed on founder, George's coffee table, each piece is individually handcrafted with recycled 925 silver, making no two pieces the same - everything is a ‘one off’ and they embrace their imperfections. Gemstones and pearls are ethically sourced or rescued from vintage items and chains are always second hand where possible. The jewellery will be yours and yours only. They're pieces to treasure forever. Shop online and use discount code ‘SUNBABYXMAS10’ for 10% off starting on Dec 1st. 


Neighbourhood Threat is a sustainable eccentric homeware brand designed for kitchens you want to dance in. Their products are colour-popping, charismatic, and nostalgically cool, bursting with oddity but warm and welcoming. They have a  range of tea towels, oven gloves, mugs, coasters, cushions and loads more. From the Space Age collection to the Kitsch line, you’ll find science fiction teamed with glam rock, animals-at-loose alongside antique curiosities, and colourful caricatures contrasted with floral motifs and fruity prints. Something from Neighbourhood Threat would be an ideal gift for a home-body you know. Shop online


This cool independent skate shop stock brands from Stussy to Palace and Butter. They supply hundreds of unique decks and skate accessories, but you don't need to be gifting a skater, the streetwear clothes would be a cool gift for anyone into that style. Shop online 


Don't forget about us! We have plenty of gifts online and in store. You can find the perfect vintage sweatshirt, cosy scarfs, classic T-shirts. Throughout December, we're introducing the 12 days of Christmas event. Keep up to date with our Instagram and TikTok to see what competitions, discounts and deals we're offering during the festive season. Shop online now!

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