Shopping small is something that we have prioritised this year, we love supporting our local makers and their passion to create high quality, unique and beautiful gifts and treats. We have selected some of our favourite independent businesses who are doing amazing things, we hope you find some magical inspiration and the perfect gift for a loved one!
Born in Scotland, IOLLA design and sell a range of beautiful, handmade prescription glasses & sunglasses with showrooms in both Glasgow and Edinburgh- all frames are made from the highest quality materials and start at just £65, including lenses & coatings! They recently paired up with local Glasgow illustrator Katie Smith to design a festive dust bag which will accompany their new soft glasses case which can also be personalised with a name or initials for that extra special touch. If you’re unsure what frame to go for, you can also shop gift cards online, to be received digitally or physically (gift wrapped with a custom IOLLA keyring!).
Aume have curated a beautiful range of homeware, accessories, skincare, stationery and so much more. If you know someone who would love a set of new wine glasses, a beautiful new art print or a notebook to kickstart 2020 - Aume have you covered. Based in Strathbungo, you can visit their shop or buy online.
Bare Bones Chocolate
Who doesn’t love chocolate at Christmas? Bare Bones Chocolate are one of the few micro-batch producers in the UK who craft their products from bean to bar - they are a beautiful company who are passionate about building a sustainable, ethical brand. Not only do their products taste AMAZING, they are also free from emulsifiers and additives! Each bar is made in their tiny workshop on the South Side of Glasgow, the perfect gift for any chocolate lover.
Born in the heart of Glasgow, NAF! Salon create the most amazing nail art, their Instagram is always full of the dreamiest manicures and their team are beyond talented. The good news is, you don’t have to visit the salon to achieve beautiful nails - they sell a range of products online which make for the perfect secret Santa or stocking filler.. We particularly love their eucalyptus and mint cuticle oil, the perfect way to refresh and hydrate your your nails.
Looking for the perfect NYE outfit? HS is what everyone needs! An independent womenswear Label created by award winning, Dundee born fashion designer, Dr. Hayley Scanlan. Her range is designed and made in Scotland - you can shop online or visit her studio at 186 Perth Road, Dundee.
Fur Box UK
Treat your dog this Christmas with Fur Box UK - from personalised tartan blankets and edible treats to toy-filled gift boxes and wearable accessories!
Fifi At Home
Fifi at home is a small independent store stocking a range of hand-selected furniture. With both vintage and contemporary pieces, there’s something for everyone - the perfect gift for those who love interiors and beautiful design. They have their own shop in Fife and are also stocked in ‘An Independent Zebra’, Edinburgh.
Quotes By Christie
If you follow us on Instagram or receive our newsletter (sign up here), you’ll know that we love Quotes by Christie. She makes the most amazing daily quotes that are not only inspirational but always look so amazing. You can now shop her lovely prints, totes, stickers and phone cases online, the perfect gift for a friend or loved one who loves a good inspirational quote!
If you have a small business, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on instagram and we will repost your page.
If you are shopping local this Christmas, THANK YOU!
Lots of love, all at Mud