Indie Biz Christmas Digital Gift Guide 2022
Well 2022 is certainly proving as eventful as ever! We've all been there, busy working our way through autumn only to look up five minutes later to discover that Christmas has suddenly sprinted it's merry way towards us and we've got to do a fair amount of present shopping sharpish. With the on going industrial action by postal workers (which I fully support) getting gifts for loved ones is certainly proving quite tricky and the impact on small businesses like mine has been pretty huge. So with my thinking cap firmly placed on my head and pulled down over my ears, because blimey it's cold, I've compiled an impromptu digital gift guide featuring indie biz folk. Now you may think digital gifts like vouchers and PDFs etc can feel a little impersonal, but if they're from small fab indie makers not only are you supporting small biz you could be introducing your loved ones to their fave new makers!
So last minute Christmas gift shoppers follow me as I present to you a selection of wonderful digital gifts that may be the answer to your festive shopping needs.....
Yes first up it is I loadofolbobbins, I do indeed offer gift vouchers in my shop, they are available in lots of different amounts and will be sent via e-mail ready for you to print off or forward on to the lucky recipients! Redeemable against all my wares they can be used as full or part payment and there is no expiry date so if you should happen upon it down the back of the sofa one day I will still honour it. Here's a little taster of what is available in my shop....
Masato Jones, designer of beautiful clothing and owner of a shop at 5 Thornton Arcade, Leeds offers digital gift vouchers that can be used on any of the incredible offerings available in their online shop. Only redeemable online but one look at their website should tell you that shouldn't be a problem, there's so many lovely things to choose from!
ALBION is a fab needlepoint design collective "all hailing from the British Isles. Our goal is to promote and inspire the colourful, calming and sublime craft of needlepoint, bringing it to a wider audience." and luckily for you and fans of all things stitch there are quite a few of the talented designers who offer digital gift vouchers! Just click on the designers below to be taken straight to their voucher pages.
Jade Kundalini Yoga offers gift vouchers for online classes and workshops, perfect for a post Christmas de-stress!
Chloë Haywood LONDON has an incredible shop full of vibrant and inspired makes that not only look fabulous but are kind to the planet too as they're made from repurposed materials! Gift cards are available starting at £5 and come beautifully gift wrapped in a box but equally a copy can be emailed to you to avoid postal delays all you have to do is send a quick email letting them know.
Now to the wonderful world of knitting with the delights of Wool & Water whose sartorial knits are the perfect combination of colourful and dapper! You can get both postal and digital gift vouchers for custom designs that your loved ones can tailor to suit their style or pick from the designs already available, like this stunner below!
Give the gift of a new skill with fab online knitting lessons via Learn to Knit Online who offer vouchers for a selection of their offerings, including live knitting lessons or video courses!
Biddy & Bear is a fun, bright and bold children's clothing company who offer gift vouchers that can be sent via e-mail. A perfect option for friends and loved ones with a cute new addition who could do with some stylish and practical wardrobe essentials.
Last but by no means least is To Be Adorned, who offer a lovely array of PDF patterns perfect for crochet folk who are looking for their next project! They also offer gift cards that can be sent instantly a true life saver for those real last minute Christmas shopping needs!!
Well that they say is that, I hope I've given you a few new ideas that will ease a bit of the Christmas shopping burden as well as introduce you to some fab new small businesses that will inspire your gift purchasing for years to come. May the end of this year be as relaxing and joyful as possible and wonderful things