Are you in the Christmas spirit yet? I know I am, with Christmas just around the corner I have compiled a gift guide that will fulfil your every Christmas wish. Whether you’re looking for yourself, a friend or your mother in law, our guide has something for everyone and all sourced from a few of my favourite wedding suppliers.
Good food and drink is arguably the MOST important thing about the Christmas season, mince pies, roast dinners and mulled wine, what is there not to love? The Curated Kitchen and Berry and Brie have opened their metaphorical doors this Christmas and have delivered a selection of ‘graze boxes’ filled with beautiful cheeses and cured meats. Both companies are offering multiple hampers to satisfy your every craving and are offering delivery nationwide! So no one has to miss out this christmas. Gift hampers can be the go to present for many christmas shoppers as they offer variety, personality and the ability to re-gift last year’s disasters to someone else. Magnificent Marrow offers magnificent hampers for every occasion this holiday. Cheese hampers, Brunch boxes and Sunday lunch boxes, it takes all the hassle out of shopping with all the reward left for you.
Cookies & Sweet Treats
If you have more of a sweet tooth then Maid of Gingerbread have you covered, their gingerbread structures are out of this world! They can make absolutely anything you desire out of gingerbread, and if that wasn’t already impressive enough they have worked with companies such as Harrods, Swarovski and Kensington Palace, delivery fantastical designs and gingerbread tastiness to tantalise your taste buds.
Cheesecakes, Tarts and Brownies, oh my. The Indulgent Sugar Plum is selling the most delicious looking dessert towers and cakes this Christmas break. With over 10 flavours to choose from and the possibility of a Christmas sweet treat I know this is one indulgence I could not resist. If vegan bakes are more your style than head over to Tiny Sarah Cakes for a VEgan Christmas surprise cake box through the post.
If you’re into more artsy kind of cookie decorating? Malarkey Cakes have created some stunning line art cookies as well as some cute novelty designs, they look almost too good to eat. Claire Owen Cakes are also selling some beautiful hand-painted biscuits this season, her usual stunning cake designs have been transferred to tiny little bite-size cookies and they are to die for. And for seasonal cheer, Sugar Plum Bakes Christmas baubles come accompanied by a beautiful hand-calligraphed gift tag
With all of those lovely treats we’ve discovered you’re going to need something to wash it down. Feeling a little fancy? Why not check out Searcy’s Champagne Delivery Service, the Searcy’s you know and love from the comfort of your own home. Or if you’re looking for something a little more active the Mixology Brothers are offering online cocktails events and masterclasses around the world. They do online masterclasses and can even send you an ingredient gift box so you have all the spirits and tools to create your perfect cocktail this Christmas. Doggart and Squash have everything to offer this year, espresso martini kits, wine delivery and even some yummy goodies to go with all of your boozy boxing day festivities.
Flowers are a much appreciated but underrated gift, they are a present that can guarantee a smile on anyone’s face. If you’re looking for the perfect bouquet or flower arrangement this Christmas, make sure to check out these companies.
Wreaths, wreaths and more wreaths. All of these companies are offering beautiful wreaths this festive season, whether you want to order in or make your own, they have you covered! Joanna Truby has some beautiful autumnal wreaths this year as well as fine art greeting cards. Mad Lillies are offering an array of other leafy wonders. Christmas trees, centerpieces and foliage gift wrap, the choice is almost too much. But if we’re talking about Christmas flowers Blue Sky Flowers and Floral Evolution Flowers are sticking to what they know, wreaths, their Christmas wreaths are something to behold, size, flower or berry it is up to you, pick your favourite or DIY these companies will not disappoint.
You must admit, we all have a little guilty pleasure for stationery, whether it be a new organiser, a freshly sharpened pencil or just a good old writing set, we cannot resist!
Dimitria Jordan understands, they are offering a budget friendly luxury stationery gift box, interchangeable colours of blush pink and white accompanied by the cutest little bows to seal your letters. If the christmas season just isn’t enough for you or your loved one, don’t fret as you can join their yearly subscription box all year round. At Calligraphy Gift Shop, you are simply spoiled for choice, not only are they selling their typical calligraphy start packs there also offering wrapping paper, gift tags, gift cards and colourful marbled baubles for your tree. Still not satisfied? The Calligraphy Store can meet all of your stationery nerd needs, pen holders, ink, nibs and writing pads if you love to write, you know where to go. but maybe you’re looking for something with a bit more personality? Pretty Post have gone above and beyond with their collections this year and its neon! neon yarn, pens and iridescent washi tape, you can wrap your gifts in style and the price won’t break your bank either.
But maybe you’re looking for something with a little more ho, ho, ho? Christmas themed stationery is what you need! Ink and Paper Design, Mathilda Lundin and Hip Hip Hooray have opened their Christmas shops and are ready for your love. Hip Hip Hooray have quirky and cute Christmas cards and invitations on sale this season and are great for a batch order. Or if you’re looking for something a little more personal Ink and Paper hand print all of their Christmas cards, if you want something subtle or loud and fun, they can do it all. But with Mathilda Lundin the engraved calligraphy Christmas ornaments are a must, they are intricate, delicate and simply beautiful.
I bet you’re wondering. What have the photographers got to offer? Fiona Kelly Photography are selling some lovely fine art prints and calendars as well as a £150 family photoshoot voucher. A gift to be given and treasured forever.But if you’re a little camera shy then maybe some photography appreciation is more what you’re after, Carla Thomas has opened a print shop with over 100 photos to choose from! If you like something abstract or even something a little more rural you will find the perfect print here.
A New Endeavor
For some this year has taken an unexpected turn and some business owners have found a new passion. Marianne Chua who is usually a photographer has now started crafting some homemade earrings. No lobe lost sells cute and quirky little earrings in many styles and colours. The Modern Revelry have also switched it up this year, videographer turned coaster crafter, if you love the terrazzo style then you will love these, so make sure to check out their new work at Smash and Stir.
Joyce Conner has made the transition from make-up artist to skincare, specialising in superfood sheet masks. Joyce Connor Cosmetics are the perfect place to find a gift for your pampering needs. And what does a pamper night need? Candles, another make-up artist to take up a second business is Fiona Lucy Clark her new site Fox And Willow Dorset says “Our ethos is to create luxury scented, vegan candles that support your eco-friendly lifestyle”. Well doesn’t that just speak for itself. Affordable, vegan, luxury candles. I don’t know how you could say no. Our last businesswoman to make a change is that of Hayley King, formerly a hairstylist, Hayley has taken up jewellery making. Her business Tiger Orchid sells funky handcrafted metal, bracelets, rings and other accessories, so if that takes your fancy make sure to check her out.
This Christmas season we are shopping local and supporting small businesses!
These businesses are all amazing in or out of the wedding industry and provide us with some real treats for our festivities, obviously, I could not include all of the fabulous businesses out there that I know, so make sure to get searching for yourself to find yourself some bespoke Christmas gifts.
I hope this guide has inspired you to be a little more creative this year and remember I have a shop for digital products and I have created a Floral Colouring book to aid creativity and mindfulness that you can purchase here.