With the announcement of Lockdown 2.0 in the UK, I have been trying to think of ways I could help small businesses this Christmas. So, I have put together this blog post featuring some beautiful and noteworthy UK businesses with whom you can shop small this Christmas.
I have curated this list specifically for you, my readers. Most of you are woman who work hard, love to travel and like to treat yourself to nice things from time to time (but of course, you also love a bargain!). I have either worked with these business or shopped with them in the past, and can therefore personally vouch for their gorgeous products.
So grab a coffee and enjoy scrolling through these beautiful shops from the comfort of your sofa. I hope you find something special for you and your loved ones, and are able to shop small this Christmas! Whilst this festive season will be different, there is nothing stopping us from spreading the Christmas cheer.
14 Beautiful Boutiques to Shop Small This Christmas
We are a small independent shop selling a curated range of lifestyle products focused on giving. Working with our customers we are able to create custom gift boxes, filled with unique pieces tailored to the recipients needs. This can then be sent straight to the recipient with a hand written note inside our signature gift wrapped box. For those local to York we offer an easy and convenient click + collect service where you can shop from your sofa and pick up on your next stroll out.
Each order placed whether for postage or collection is lovingly gift wrapped in tissue. We are offering a virtual tour of the shop and any help you may need to pick the perfect gift this Christmas. Step into Noun the closest way you can without stepping through the pink door. Stay safe, Gaynor + Ellie .
Peony and Grace
Peony and Grace make stunning fabric letters, personalised gifts and home decor to brighten up your home or make a loved one smile. From fabric letters, to stockings, Christmas baubles and hanging star decorations, we handmake everything with love, care and attention to detail, ready to be posted to you or the recipient directly.
Beach Hut Charm makes a variety of silver jewellery to suit all budgets, including personalised jewellery, fingerprint jewellery, hand, foot and even paw prints in silver! All printing kits are sent via post. Truly thoughtful keepsakes to treasure always.
Very Stylish Girl was created for the style conscious women not only looking for something different to the high street but who also craves contemporary, appropriate fashion for her age. Browse our boutique or visit us online and you’ll find regularly refreshed Scandinavian style fashion, accessories from independent labels plus lots of stylish gifts, perfect for Christmas. From cool Woden trainers to jewellery from Big Metal London, we have your complete look sorted this season.
You can click and collect or have your order delivered – we can even gift wrap to make Christmas shopping that bit easier. That’s the personal service you receive when you shop small this Christmas.
Feel the joy of gifting with our curated gift boxes and collections designed to inspire moments. Inspire people to slow down and enjoy some me time. Our gift boxes are beautifully wrapped and we can include a gift note or card and send directly to your recipient.
Independent Wine is a UK specialist in premium Italian wine. We work directly with small award-winning family wineries in Italy, and stock some of the best Italian wines. Independent Wine is an online only shop. This helps to keep our overheads low, so we don’t inflate prices.
We offer free gift wrap and deliver directly to the door, which helps many customers to stay safe during the pandemic. Also we made Zoom wine tasting parties for friends and family easy this Christmas. This festive season we are offering free UK delivery of premium wine, on all orders starting from just one bottle. What more incentive do you need to shop small this Christmas?
Saskia & Rose was born in 2017 by two York girls, Suzanne and Francesca. We noticed the gap for a beautiful and affordable leather handbag brand that the busy woman (like ourselves) could throw all her precious belongings into and wear both day and night. With handbags still at the heart, Saskia & Rose has evolved over the years into jewellery including delicate bracelets, statement necklaces and watches. Our focus is to give our customer timeless investment pieces to cherish forever.
At Greybear we sell a contemporary mix of old and new. The antique pieces are sourced from all over the UK and further afield to bring our customers a range of unique pieces. All our antique furniture is sourced and up cycled by Holly, most of which is painted in Farrow & Ball. She has a passion for interiors and antiques which she enjoys curating in a modern way giving the public an enjoyable shopping experience. Visit our newly designed website which is being updated daily to include all our beautiful items for Christmas.
The British luxury leather company, Maxwell-Scott, offers a vast selection of premium leather gifts for men and women. The product range includes handbags, business bags, luggage, wallets, purses and more luxury leather goods. Every single Maxwell-Scott item is lovingly handcrafted from premium full grain leather by skilled artisans in Italy.
As a member of the Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium, Maxwell-Scott’s cowhides are dyed with tannins derived from tree bark rather than toxic substances. This means that there is a respectful and natural finish to all Maxwell-Scott leather which only improves with age as it develops a unique patina over time. So you can be assured that the quality and craftsmanship will be greatly received, this Christmas season.
Upside Down Design is a unique independent interiors shop and design space with a gorgeous selection of thoughtful, ethical and stylish products from around the world. As well as beautiful homewares the range has expanded to now include books, gifts for children, jewellery, skin care, stationery and fashion accessories. Customers are offered a mix of beautifully designed, contemporary and occasionally eccentric products and gifts, alongside an interior design service. The perfect place to shop small this Christmas.
Peck + Plum London
Peck + Plum is a luxury lifestyle brand, selling gorgeous pieces for you and your home. The brand is inspired by the earths natural stones. Each homewares piece has been handcrafted using an eco-friendly composite called Jesmonite. They produce each piece individually with a great deal of attention – no one surface texture will replicate the other. An ideal and unique gift for someone special this Christmas.
Pretty You London is a unique British brand, specialising in slippers and nightwear, each with added details to make you feel special in your own home. In essence, we’re the perfect product for the situation we find ourselves in, and with that, the perfect gift idea this Christmas. Have a beautiful gift delivered to you or directly to your loved one, taking the hassle out of shopping for gifts. Just another great example of why you should shop small this Christmas.
Sip subscription packages are the best way to fully understand and appreciate the world of Champagne. Hand-curated each month by co-founder and resident expert, Peter Crawford, alongside some truly exceptional bottles, there are detailed tasting notes and even live tasting sessions with the farmers themselves. What’s more, when you buy through Sip you’ll be supporting a business that’s sustainable from root to tip – only working with growers who are committed to the very best practices for the land, the soil and the vines, with 100% recycled and recyclable packaging, and carbon neutral shipping. So why not treat yourself or someone special to some artisan Champagne this Christmas!
Give the gift of reading this Christmas to your loved ones with The Little Bookshop. An independent specialist bookshop in Leeds. Dedicated to sourcing, diverse and inclusive books for children. We can order any book, children’s or adults and send it anywhere in the country for you. You can shop our range, online via our website at, for either home delivery or click and collect at our store in Leeds. For personal recommendations please send us an email!
I hope you have enjoyed scrolling through these beautiful online boutiques – discovering new shops and learning more about these small businesses. There is no denying that Christmas will be a little different this year. But it is important that we maintain Christmas traditions and find ways to connect with our families from afar. Good look with your Christmas shopping and preparations and, Merry Christmas everyone! Shell x
Did You Know: When you click through and buy something recommended in our blog posts via an Affiliate Link, it helps to keep Wander & Luxe running, at no additional cost to you! Businesses marked with an * are Affiliate Links. Thank you for supporting us as you shop small this Christmas x