The Big Indie Christmas Gift Guide 2018

47682106_326597871527224_1802051591730102272_nI can’t quite believe it’s December 1st, where did the year go? With the year flashing by so quickly, I’m definitely lagging behind on the Christmas shopping. Amazingly, even with a new born last year I seemed to be more on top of my gift buying than I am now, ( I did most of it online during the night feeds!).

Having tackled a large, busy shopping centre only today, I get why people choose to shop online. Before you go filling your cart on Amazon though, why not spend some time looking at all the things indie sellers have to offer? If you’re finding yourself stretched for time, below I’m sharing a snippet of some of my favourite items (including a few from my own Etsy store). I’ve also pulled together a Pinterest board of over 50 gift ideas for your nearest and dearest featuring these gifts and more.

Trim Those Trees

We won’t be having a full sized tree this year (it’s not going to end well with a very inquisitive one year old in the house), so I’ll be making the most of our small tree with lots of lovely unique decorations. These are some of the decorations I’ve been eyeing up, and are definitely different to what you’ll find in your local garden centre.

Clockwise from Top Left:

Sparkly Bike Decorations: ClaireabelleMakes

Merry and Bright Bauble: DaphneRosa

Wooden Christmas Jumpers: Hello Sunshine

Geometree Decoration: Geo Heaven

Cool Creatives

What do you buy that person in your life that just loves to make stuff? I’ve picked some gifts that are bound to get those creative juices flowing, and to keep them busy on those cold January nights.

Clockwise from Top Left:

Monthly Craft Subscription: Glittery Hands Box

Pizza Felt Sewing Kit: The Make Arcade

Sketch Appeal Magazine

Sewing is My Superpower Pouch: Em Makes and Bakes

Fantastic Fellas

Mr Makes is one of the hardest people to buy for, so the following are all genuine gifts I’ve bought him over the last year (plus one of my Papa pouches, which he inspired!), and all from indie sellers!

Clockwise from Top Left:

Beer Pin: Finest Imaginary

Papa Jumper: The FMLY Store

Still Awake Club Mug: Blueberry Boo Kids

Papa You Got This Pouch: Em Makes and Bakes

Little Sprouts

I think it’s safe to say that I most enjoy gift shopping for all the little ones in my life, and this year I’ve seen some wonderful gifts on offer from some of my favourite indies.

Clockwise from Top Left:

Cloud Print Dinner Set: Buddy and Bear

Who Run the World? Gulls! Sweatshirt: Hello Dodo

Wonderful Sleepsuit: HAHOnline

Rainbow Initial Prints: Ip Dip Design

That’s not it, I’ve got a Pinterest board bursting to the seams with wonderful Christmas gifts. If there’s anything you think I’m missing, be sure to let me know in the comments below. Happy shopping!

Disclosure: All items featured in this post have been picked by me, I have received no payment, nor are any of my links affiliate. The only links that have any financial benefit to me are those for my own products.

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