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.