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Another Christmas gift guide installment, featuring my favourite (and affordable!) independent boutiques and creatives.
Something that I’ve always liked to do on my blog is to support independent creatives and shops. I think the Internet is the perfect platform to develop and grow your own business – I mean, I did the same! – and I’ll forever support my favourite ladies. This gift guide installment is, therefore, a bit of a mishmash of sorts, suited to best friends, parents, family, colleagues, Secret Santas…

Of course I couldn’t compile a post like this without including Ella. Ella creates all manner of illustrated things and I couldn’t rave about her online boutique enough. Not only did she completely illustrate my magazine from start to finish, but her original prints are SO gorgeous, witty and ideal for cultivating a happier home.

Shop Ella Masters here. Proceeds donated to Asthma UK.

Crown & Glory is a long-time favourite of mine. Run by the lovely Sophie, Crown & Glory is the home of beautiful, handcrafted headwear. Think floral crowns, elevated animal ears, clips and more. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I recommended her shop to my friends whilst we were at Uni or in the lead-up to fun events. They’d make a great little ‘bonus’ gift for hampers or stockings.

Now that my friends and I are at the age of faux-adulthood, gifts and conversation routinely end up at homes. I’m a huge fan of Lily Rose Co. for perfect first-home gifts or presents for couples. Often I buy gifts for my coupled-up friends as a couple and then an extra gift for my pal. Highlights at Lily Rose Co. include this custom gold foil print and this polished black terrarium.

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