CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE- Let’s support Surrey Businesses

I love to find other local businesses to support each Christmas. This year I have found some amazing Surrey based companies with gorgeous gift ideas. If you are stuck for ideas then take a read and see what I have found…..

 

Popsy & Plum
Popsy & Plum’s bold and contemporary greeting card designs showcase a distinctive and original style.  Each collection has a variety of designs available to suit all occasions and cards are blank inside for your own message. Christmas Card Sets, A6 notebooks and tea towels will all be available with bold, colourful designs. Designed in our Surrey studio, printed locally and packaged with recyclable materials.
Take a look at the full range on www.popsyandplum.com 

handmade Christmas card with xmas lights

Treasure Kave

Treasure Kave is an embroidery business based in Kingston upon Thames and run by Kat. This Christmas she has designed products with 3 themes: Classic Christmas, Colourful & Playful and lastly Luxurious, filled with golds and sparkly embellishment. Offering ready made Christmas decorations and a range of 35+ embroidery kits which all come with video instruction for a more engaging way to learn. The embroidery kits are perfect for beginners and fun for those who want to practice some stitches too. as well as kits for adults there are also some suitable for children 6 year and above.

Take a look at Kat’s Etsy page to see all she has to offer.

 

Trina’s Take Home Treats

Trina’s Take Home Treats can help with all your festive sweet treat goodies! This year they will include sweet boxes, our ever popular movie night box, sweet filled trees,hot chocolate cones and so much more!

Head to Trina’s Facebook page to order yours.

Christmas sweet gifts

 

Sims Selections
Choose from a wide range of personalised laser cut and laser engraved wooden gifts this Christmas! Lots of beautiful designs to choose from and they can also create bespoke designs just for you. Make Christmas extra special with our Christmas Eve boxes, Santa boards, Christmas tree decorations and lots lots more.
Visit www.Simsselections.com to see our full range.
handmade wooden Christmas gifts

 

Charlotte Godfrey Art
The perfect gift for your loved ones that gives that extra personal touch to celebrate the love between pet and owner, watercolour or acrylic pet portraits of our furry companions. All pet portraits come with a timelapse video so you can see your portrait come to life!
Please head to www.charlottegodfreyart.co.uk to find out more or to order your pet portrait.
pet portrait artist

 

Elliemakesuk

Elliemakesuk sells polymer clay craft. Experimenting with blends of clay, powders, foils, paint and textures means the results can be unexpectedly beautiful. The earrings range from hoops with clay components in various colours and patterns, to statement dangles and smaller, subtle studs. Also offering bookmarks that can be personalised, keyrings and lanyards.

This Christmas you can expect to find a range of colourful pieces in the Etsy shop www.elliemakesuk.etsy.com

handmade polymer earrings

 

Surrey Hills Tinies
Surrey Hills Tinies is an exciting new baby shop, curating the very best brands – all tried and tested by co-owners Yasmin and Zabrina. With 5 children between them, every item we stock has been carefully selected to Empower Natural Parenting. Put together in one place for easy shopping! Many of our brands are local Surrey based Businesses, and we love supporting small.
Please visit our website for to see our Autumn/ Winter range www.surreyhillstinies.co.uk
Julie Peel Ceramics

Working from her home studio Julie produces beautiful handmade ceramics in porcelain and stoneware which make perfect gifts. Every piece has its own unique identity and she designs and mixes all her own glazes. Choose from useful bowls of all sizes – from tiny dipping bowls to generously proportioned salad and fruit bowls, for use or decoration – elegant vases, mugs for tea or coffee and one-off handbuilt boxes. Prices begin at under £20, so there is something for everyone.

You can see all of her work on her website-  www.juliepeelceramics.com 

handmade red ceramic cup and bowls
The Colour Emporium

Katie had always felt a calling to do something creative, so she tried her hand at dip dying candles! It was love at first sight, the immediate results you get and the endless possibilities of colour combinations- just incredible! It is incredibly important to Katie that the products created are unique and ethically made, that they are items you are proud to display in your home or gift to friends and family. There are colours of every shade at The Colour Emporium

Head to the website to order yours www.thecolouremporium.com

handmade dip dyed candles

Wreaths by Sarah 
Sarah started making artificial wreaths in the summer of 2020, as a lockdown hobby, and she is very excited to now be offering festive wreaths, as well as more autumnal and year-round wreaths.
All of the wreaths are unique and one of a kind and they are all hand decorated by Sarah, at her home in Surrey. Great as a gift, or just to keep for yourself. They are made with faux flowers so they will last for years to come!
Take a look at all of the wreaths Sarah has to offer over on her Etsy page www.WreathsBySarahUK.Etsy.com

 

handmade Christmas wreath with amaryllis

Positively Glowing

Positively Glowing create eco-friendly coconut wax candles for health aware candle lovers. All their luxurious candles and stone pots are individually handcrafted in small batches in Surrey using only the most natural, sustainably sourced ingredients. Whether choosing that special gift of twinkle and scent for a loved one, or treating yourself to some space transforming or mood-enhancing self-care, they offer an array of all natural, vegan collections presented in eco-friendly packaging, all boxed up and ready to enjoy. 

Go to their website to see the full range www.positivelyglowing.co.uk

handmade Christmas candles

 

Zaplatam Fibre Arts

Based in Surrey, Kasia makes beautiful macramé and crochet decorations. Her crochet snowflakes are her most popular Christmas product but she has also started to make boho themed macrame Christmas wreaths.

Check out her Etsy shop.

handmade macrame snowflakes

 

The Hummingbird Bath Bomb Boutique
Wish someone a very Merry Christmas this year with our unique Christmas inspired bath bomb collection.   Each delivering an explosion of colour, fizz and foam, whilst only containing the finest skin loving ingredients.
There is a huge variety of bath bombs available on The Hummingbird Bath Bombs Boutique website.
handmade bath bombs

 

Shades Photographic

Shades Photographic offer bespoke high quality digital photographic printing with great attention to detail. Shades Photographic can help with all your photo needs. Photo printing, fine art printing, canvas prints, scanning, polaroid prints and photo restoration are just some of the services offered.

Contact Michelle at her website to find out more.

polaroid prints

 

Alistair Little

Surrey based artist, Alistair Little,is now an artist of International reputation. Alistair’s work is influenced by a love of cinema, especially films of the 50’s and 60’s. Through the use of strong tones and high contrast he strives to achieve a feeling of mood and intensity, whilst leaving a question mark over the true meaning of the piece.

Alistair can be contacted through his website www.alistairlittle.com

fine art artist

 

And of course not forgetting little old me!!

Photo sessions make a wonderful gift for friends or family. Capturing family, as they are, at this moment in time. Gift vouchers are available to purchase or drop me a message for more information.

documentary photos baby yawning

 

I hope you have enjoyed this Christmas blog and found some great new companies to buy from this year. If you are on social media please head over and find their business pages to show them some love this festive season.

Happy Shopping!!

Emily x