Christmas is just around the corner and at the Mud HQ the festive spirit is in the air! This year, we have even more Mudmas goodies than ever before. We’ve included some of our favourites below along with a few unique gift ideas we think you’d love! At Mud, you know we love celebrating small independent businesses, giving back to the community and championing ethically focussed initiatives, so we’ve handpicked some gifts that we think could end up being the perfect present for someone special this year.
Christmas Foliage Wrap
We love our scented Christmas wraps. They include cotton, eucalyptus, nordmann fir and seasonal foliage. We cannot get enough of their fresh wintery smells - mmm! The wraps can be used in a plethora of ways, such as using them for mantlepiece or table decor, decorating presents, adding unique touches to your wreath or simply showcasing them in a vase. There is no set way to enjoy the Christmas wrap - get creative!
These are perfect stocking fillers and come in three different options: Clementine, Milk and Cookies, and Coal! Clementine is bright and fruity, featuring an Ocelot blood orange chocolate bar, our little citrusy Clementine scented candle, a matching zesty mini bouquet and vase. The Milk and Cookies tote comes with Scottish made chocolate chip cookies, our deliciously smelling little Apple Pie candle, and a neutral mini bouquet with a vase. Lastly, the Coal tote is not just for the naughty list! This features a salted Bare Bones chocolate bar, our perfectly toasty Fireside little candle, plus a dark and moody mini bouquet with a vase.
Self-Care Gift Boxes
We have so many wonderful gift boxes this year! They are perfect for a Christmas treat to yourself or a loved one. In the range of boxes, they may include a scented candle, mini bouquet, diffuser, hand cream, Naf nail oil and other absolutely delightful treats. They are all lovingly designed with relaxation and recharge in mind. Our seasonal Time to be Joyful is full of the Christmas spirit, packaged with a festive bauble, our beloved Christmas candle, Christmas chocolate bar and our cosy Forest diffuser.
Our Curated Gift Ideas
Pots from Scots
We love the father and daughter duo from Glasgow, Adrian and Caitlin, who founded Pots from Scots during the pandemic. They create beautiful handmade ceramics including mugs, tumblers and even the cutest little Christmas trees which are perfect for a tea light! Check out their IG for their latest creations and next pop up at the market: https://www.instagram.com/
Love Welcomes: Shine Bright
Since 2017, Love Welcomes has been supporting refugee women across the world to rebuild their lives. All the products from their Shine Bright Christmas collection are handmade by artisans who also happen to be refugee women. The collection includes a variety of cushions, table decor, and Christmas ornaments. By purchasing from Love Welcome, you are helping to create jobs and thereby building the independence and confidence of those whose lives have been shattered by war.
This adorably cosy wool blanket is not only each individually unique but also made from recycled wool. These are perfect additions to add up some cosy texture to your bed or your sofa! This is exclusively available from Oxfam so not only is it environmentally friendly, but also will go towards Oxfam’s mission to end poverty.
Sarah Kwan Illustrations
Sarah is a freelance illustrator from Edinburgh whose designs gleefully incorporate Scottish and Chinese culture through her ‘East Meets West’ series. This includes prints like Tunnocks Tea Cakes in a Dim Sum basket or an Aye & Brew tea set. You can shop her designs in Edinburgh’s Red Door Gallery on Victoria Street or online here.
A grassroots organisation founded by two friends frustrated by hygiene poverty in the UK. A donation of £10, £25 or £50 will provide personal care and hygiene products for individuals and families who are in need. The founders work with beauty and toiletries brands to redistribute unused, overstocked or discontinued toiletries and beauty products. This is a wonderful way to share the gift of giving while making sure that at least one more person has the vital necessities to live their life in cleanliness and dignity.
Little People, BIG DREAMS
For your cherished little dreamers, this is the perfect gift to introduce them to reading and inspire them with stories of real people throughout history. From the independently spirited Ruth Bader Ginsburg, to the starman David Bowie and Nobel Prize winning scientist Marie Curie, they all went on to create their own amazing path but each started life as a child with a dream. Featuring empowering messages accompanied by unique illustrations, these bedtime stories will spark the next generation of historymakers!
Zero Waste Kit by Battle Green
Battle Green makes everyday activities eco-friendly with their zero waste kits. They offer zero waste, reusable kits for the bathroom, kitchen and haircare with a natural and sustainable focus. Their products include organic cotton shopping bags, bamboo straw, natural loofah, and a natural toothbrush with plastic-free bristles! Based in Snowdonia, Wales, this small business is making big waves to provide easy eco-alternatives for a greener 2022!