Monday, November 19, 2012

Unique and Chic Christmas Gifts (This is not a sponsored post!)

More than ever small independent sellers need the support of people like us. Often they are producing goods that are superior in both quality and design than those sold by the big corporate giants, but we either forget about them or don't find them in time until another Christmas has been and gone, and Tescos, Amazon and Argos are stuffing our hard earned pennies into their already well lined pockets.

So this year I thought I'd give a shout out to some gorgeous little online stores that you can actually take pleasure in shopping at this Christmas, and your family and friends will be thrilled with their unique gifts too.

I should add that if you are my own family and friends don't get too excited - not all of these gifts come under my generous £5 limit.

1. Rigby and Mac
I could happily choose one of absolutely everything featured on this site. It is all just gorgeous. Divided into three 'shops' it allows you to browse according to your taste - it's impossible not to love everything in all of them though. Just look at those Babushka Salt and Pepper shakers - ridiculously cute - what sister \ mother \ aunt \ friend wouldn't love to unwrap those this Christmas?
My only issue - and quite a large one if you're me - they don't ship to Ireland! *sob*

2. The Green Door Bookshop
A fabulous new online store with books that have been carefully picked with love. They say 'we like books that beg to be picked up. Books that look good, that are different, sometimes quirky. Books you could happily read yourself after the kids are asleep.' 

Sounds perfect. And you only have to take one look at their site to see that's it all true.

3. When I was a Kid
Great for little kids and little kids who have grown up. I defy you not to fall in love with something on this site. Having previously purchased from this site I can stand by it's 'Best Customer Service' award too. Beats browsing the Argos catalogue any day.

4. Regal Rose
I first found these guys a couple of years ago on Facebook and I still wear the rings I bought from them then. They were just a tiny operation back then and how much they have grown is a testament to how good they are. Take a look - you won't be disappointed. (You may have to pass the hint on to your other half though...)

That's just four of my favourites - I'm sure lots of you have others to suggest so feel free to add a link in the comments and share the love.

Now I'm off to write my own Christmas list - what do you think are the chances of me getting one of everything here?



BTW -this is NOT  a sponsored post - just sites that I love. I will however be reviewing some books from The Green Door Bookshop soon - but only 'cause I love it. 

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