Despite the squeeze on the high street and it becoming harder and harder to keep small business alive there are still so many amazing ones battling against the big online conglomerates and boy, are they doing a good job!
Saturday 3rd December is Small Business Saturday. Now I love the ease of online shopping and companies such as Amazon, ASOS and NEXT are doing a brilliant job at making shopping easier and more efficient. However, what they lack is the personal touch and that tender loving care you can only get by shopping independent. Despite the squeeze on the high street and it becoming harder and harder to keep small business alive there are still so many amazing ones battling against the big online conglomerates and boy, are they doing a good job!
In a nutshell, Small Business Saturday is a UK grassroots, non-commercial campaign which highlights small business success and encourages shoppers to “shop local”. Although it lasts for just a day, the campaign aims to have a lasting impact on small businesses.
These are a few gorgeous things from some of my favourite small businesses. Be sure to check out some of the generous discount codes on offer!
1. Insect Collection – Esa Evans (use promo code NEWDRESS16 for a HUGE 30% off during Small Business Saturday between 12am – 12pm) | 2. Celestial Tiny Initial Choker – Dose of Rose | 3. Gold, Apatite & Diamond Bracelet – Van Peterson | 4. Mother of Pearl Earrings – Van Peterson | 5. Raindrop Diamond Bracelet – London Road Jewellery | 6. Postcode Bangle – Whistle + Bango (use promo code THATNEWDRESS10 for 10% off) | 7. Blossom necklace – Zinny’s Box | 8. Loving Heart ring – Zinny’s Box | 9. Rose Quartz Cocktail Earrings – London Road Jewellery
1. Choc on Choc – Chocolate Zoo Collection | 2. Cobalt Fault Macbook Case – Uprosa (use promo code UPROSAA28 for 15% off) | 3. Holly Frean Cushions – Andrew Martin | 4. Marble Wall Clock – Lily Loves Shopping | 5. Bubble Web Phone Case – Uprosa (use promo code UPROSAA28 for 15% off) | 6. Fries Before Guys Mug – Lily Loves Shopping | 7. 2017 Daily Planner – Hello Day Planner
1. Extra Large Travel Case – Alphabet Bags | Star Baby Wrap (Brights) – Tuppence and Crumble | 3. Baby Cow Full Body Cream – Little Natural Co. | 4. Cream Chocolate Playsuit – Little Natural Co. | 5. Fun & Games Mat – Double Flip | 6. Baby First Flat Out Teddy – Attic Textiles | 7. Den Kit – Flibberty | 8. The Dapper Penguins Children’s Print – Hello Geronimo
Last year’s Christmas gift guides were predominantly focused on small businesses so if you’re after further inspiration click HERE to have a read.