To me, shopping indie means knowing that my order is making someone do a happy dance around their studio, that it supports them in their creative dream, which I think is pretty awesome! I also love that these gifts can be so personal, I feel honoured to be curating the personalised gift market, as these are not only special because they are handmade gifts, they have the extra magic of being personalised!
I’m going all out for an independent Christmas this year, not only am I shopping indie for all of my gifts, I’ve also put together an indie wishlist of things I would like instead of sending out an amazon wish list this year, so that my friends and family can shop small too. I’m not stopping with just my gift shopping though, we are hosting Christmas this year (hopefully!) so I’ll be shopping for decorations and special bits for the table too!
I think there’s a real power in harnessing your creativity, so to have a whole community of creative people is super magical! Everyone is so supportive and caring! My fave thing about receiving an order from a creative business has to be the way it’s packaged, it feels like opening up a gift and getting a note in there from a maker is always the icing on the cake for me!
Here are my 12 picks from the online Indie Personalised Mini- Market happening on Thursday 15th October from 7pm to 9pm.
Photo above: Pom pom stocking by The Pom Pomporium.
Browse these 12 super amazing Indie shops alongside nearly 200 more in our Indie Personalised Gift Market.