That's right, I mentioned the C-word - Christmas! It's creeping up on us and with lockdown lasting until 2nd December there's no better time to get started on your gift shopping. I've collated 7 of my favourite (female founded) small businesses who are all online and offering something unique. Take a look...!
The ever colourful world of Anya's Studio is the perfect place for the art lover or budding artist in your gift list! Anna Hughes creates beautiful bespoke pieces, as well as everyday items - with a splash of colour!
Use BLOG10 for 10% off comissioned paintings
Rutland Pet Photography
Do your dogs or horses keep a special place in your heart? Are they just the most photogenic animals you've ever seen? Then have them captured forever in a beautiful keepsake by Amanda Forman of Rutland Pet Photography, either in the Oakham studio or outside.
Amanda is offering a discount of £50 for her dog or equine shoots to readers of this blog! The discounted price of £245 includes:
A 60-90 minute bespoke session (2-3 hours for horses)
A 16 inch framed print of your choice from the session
A private viewing session of all of your images to make their selection
Gift vouchers will be beautifully presented in a gift box with the recipients name.
All gift vouchers are valid for one year from whenever we are released from lockdown. If we go in to a further lockdown the duration will be added to the validity of their voucher.
Rediscovered By is a unique company run by artist Charlotte Krone. Based near Market Harborough, Charlotte creates drawings on fabric which can then be used as upholstery fabric, curtains or wallpapers. Each design incorporates a hand finished element and is made to order.
Hannah Sophia England
Hannah Sophia England is the sustainable luxury clothing brand. Featured in Tatler, Country Life and seen on ITV Racing, Hannah Sophia England creates beautiful clothing to suit every woman through her life. With dresses, skirts and accessories to choose from, a purchase from HSE will make the perfect present for the lady in your life - or yourself!
Use code HARRIETFLATHER for 10% off at checkout!
Inviting Writing is a wonderful small business based in Melton featuring hand written creations by Vicky. She can write on pretty much anything and will work to comission or you can buy directly from her shop. With letters to Santa, Christmas baubles and more - what's not to love?!
I can also highly recommend Vicky for any wedding stationery or signage needs!
Use code SANTA2020 on Inviting Writing's website for FREE delivery!
Amanda Steele Flowers
In a normal year, Rutland based florist Amanda's diary would be chocka in December with wreath making workshops. However, 2020 being 2020, Amanda has taken the step of moving these workshops online! In the comfort of your own home, you will receive a kit with everything you need to make a beautiful Christmas wreath, accompanied by a step by step video from Amanda so you need not get in a tinsel-tangle! All for just £45!
Each kit includes:
A 12 inch copper frame
Lots of mixed evergreens
Quote "lovelyHarriet" in your email for 10% off! Payment by BACS before collection from Amanda.
Pour the Baileys and stick on Michael Bublé, I say!
And finally... may I introduce my new venture...
Rutland Reading Cave
If you're looking for children's books this Christmas, then this is the place to be. Usborne books are the best in the world and the range is over 3000 titles! From newborn books to young adult, there's something for everyone. So take a look on the website, dive in and send me a message with what you would like to order!
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