Our pick of some of the best lifestyle gifts you can buy from local stallholders…
Looking for Christmas present inspiration? You’ve come to the right place! Trying to find unique, thoughtful and original presents to surprise your friends and family is always a challenge, but if you’re searching for the perfect gift, read on for some inspiring ideas…
For a gift with a personal touch, La De Da Living’s range could be just what you’re after. With a personalisation service available for many of their products, their award-winning hand-stamped vintage cutlery make for special presents, and their pebble ornaments and pictures can also add something unique to your home decor!
If there’s a man on your gift list, whether husband, brother, father, son or nephew, take a look at Mild West Heroes. The Bristol-based company stock an ethical range of t-shirts, all produced and certified by the Fair Wear Foundation. From Star Wars to Dinosaurs, and everything in between, the independent business promotes unique designs by illustrators, doodlers and street artists from the South West.
An exciting new company set up by Ian and Dan (aka ‘Sprout’ and ‘Gherkin’), expect sustainable family games, plastic-free and ethically produced. Sprout and Gherkin’s fun range includes Sproutword, with the object being to get more of your colour in the longest word than any other player, and Hedgeways – a strategy game involving farmers and hedges!
To infuse your home with indulgent aromas, check out Limelight Bath Limited’s range of luxury fragrances and bath and body products. A well-established artisan producer, they use a sustainable plant wax blend to create a variety of high-quality gifts, from candles and reed diffusers, to bath oils and hand and body creams.
Designed and handmade in the West Country by Stephanie, Atlanta Designs’ range includes jewellery, gifts and eye-catching watercolour illustrations. From alphabet mugs with quirky letter designs, to unique, adjustable face masks, choose from many different themes, including animals, hot air balloons and cowboys and country.
If you’re after a sense of relaxation and want to boost your overall wellbeing, take a look at Bohobo Aromatherapies’ special products. Handmade in Somerset, their natural aromatherapy-based blends and oils – many in handy roller form – and organic skincare, make for thoughtful gifts, or treat-yourself pick-me-ups!
Creating gender-neutral children’s wear for Little Cubs 0 to 3 years old, William and the Wolf are a Bristol-based online store. Their colour palette of blues, mustard yellows and pops of orange, plus accessories such as sippy cups, cushions and whimsical nursery prints mean the little person in your life will be the most stylish on the block.
Keylime Design is a local creative business producing cushions and small gifts from the heart of Bath. Perfect for a house-proud friend or family member, many of their designs have animal themes, and with a second-to-none attention to detail, you can be sure of picking up a thoughtful gift handmade with love.
Designed and produced in nearby Bristol, Anna Falcke sells a wonderful range of super-soft scarves, hats and snoods, ideal for autumnal and wintry walks as the weather gets colder. Look out for her selection of Wristees too, fleecy fingerless gloves in a variety of colours and patterns, guaranteed to keep you warm this Christmas!Browse All Local Stallholders