Another year, another Christmas…

This year seems somewhat deflated with Covid-19. Only time will tell what kind of restrictions will be in place for the day we celebrate with our loved ones.

To keep things bright and cheerful, I’ve put together an exciting blog, sharing some AMAZING small businesses, so that you’re inspired to make this Christmas extra special for your friends and family.

So before you scroll…

Here’s a few helpful tips to make your Christmas unique:

  • Opt for something personalised in your home.
  • Support small businesses. It’s where you can find some real gems.
  • Make your list and set your budget for your gifts. It means you can select items carefully and make some thoughtful decisions.

There are so many small businesses offering amazing products, so this is just a few that I think you’ll absolutely love. Get ready… because you’ll be finding something awesome!

The start of Christmas begins with a tree…

 

The beginning of the festive period always starts with our Christmas Tree. 

Adding the decor and a bit of sparkle creates such a warm Christmassy feeling in our home. There’s nothing better than putting the tree up at the beginning of December. What are you favourite colour schemes around this time of year? Do you have any special traditions?

As part of our family tradition, we either make one Christmas Decoration or buy a small piece to add to our tree. 

This year we’ll be buying a few pieces to make our Christmas even more bright. I’ve come across some beautifully made pieces that I thought you’d love to!

Create beautiful decor with the details

If you’re looking for some amazing designs for your tree, Bespoke by Broghan has an amazing eye to create baubles using colour schemes that will tie in with your decor.

I love the marbled glaze she creates on the baubles that make it look so luxurious. Each one is handmade by Broghan herself and the quality is absolutely amazing.

If you would like a handmade set to suit your colour scheme with a touch of luxury, then Broghan can certainly create this for you.

If you’re wondering what colour to select, then consider what types of colour are prominent on your tree and tie in two colour schemes to create a unique set.

Order or contact Bespoke by Broghan on instagram or on her website. You will also come across some amazing placemats and coasters as well as bespoke art pieces.

 

 

Add a splash of sparkle

Lighting is the key to creating a festive atmosphere! Without the sparkle and twinkling lights, things can feel a bit “blah.” So here’s a few things to think about in your home:

  • Use lighting to create a feature in your room at different levels (eye level, seating level, floor level).
  • Use texture and elements to create a unique focal point in your room.
  • Think about how to brighten up dark corners.

Also consider multipurpose lighting which can add a touch of glam for Christmas, but equally as a decorative piece around the home.

I love Sparkle Lighting because their lighting can really bring a room to life in a subtle yet unique way. This light here would be perfect on a mantle, accompanied with some Christmas Stockings or even a wreath. Post-Christmas, I’d actually use lighting like this elsewhere, possibly on a shelf to add some depth and character.

If you are looking for lighting, consider where to place it. I’m one for corners, shelving and low units. It can really warm a rooms up and create a lovely focal point. There are so many different lights to choose, so take a look on Sparkle Lighting and brighten up your home in style.

Sometimes a personalised touch can bring it all together

A personalised bauble can really add a unique feel to your Christmas decor. Tie this in with Broghan’s unique baubles and you’re onto a winner with a one-of-a-kind Christmas vibe.

Kesarani specialises in a few pieces, however, the personalised baubles are well made and tailored to you. I’d recommend creating a set with family members names so you all have someone on the tree, so to speak!

The clear bauble with slight filling means that you can match this type of decor to any colour scheme. It’s perfect for the traditional red and gold colour scheme or something more modern. Consider investing in a set so that it can become a tradition to put your tree up with your names on it.

If you’d like to order your very own personalised set, then check out Kesaraniuk on instagram for details. Orders are lovingly handmade just for you and can be delivered in and around the UK.

Don’t forget to show me your personalised Christmas Decor and tag me in your posts!

Don’t forget about Christmas Eve

For anyone that loves to run up to Christmas or that wants to create something unique for your kids, why not order a personalised sack for Christmas Eve.

You can fill it with games, Christmas pyjamas and movies for the big day. With prices starting from £7.50, it’s a lovely little addition to the Christmas festivities.

Order your personalised gifts from here too for Christmas. There are some lovely unique personalised mugs and champagne glasses that can really add a touch of glam to your Christmas table this year.

It’s worth making it extra special for your loved ones by making it personal. Pop on over to You and I Personalised Gifts on Instagram. Orders are taken over DM. But be sure to give yourself enough time for deliveries.

Serve up your Christmas in Style!

Food, food, food… This has got to by my favourite part of Christmas.

Whilst it might be a little different this year, I love to make an effort in creating a lovely festive dining area for all of us.

When its snack time, (I mean when is it not snack time over Chrismas?!) I love to use platters.

I’m loving these two styles from Black Qubd. Be sure to get your order in before stock runs out!

Find the right pieces to bring your table together

Make you table setting a bit special with these quality personalised napkins from Freemens Cushions and Interiors. Their recent range of Christmas Decor is so quaint and I love the unique pieces available on the website. Yet another lovely addition to your home with a splash of style and sass.

What about something for the kids?

For anyone with kids, story time is a BIG DEAL in our home. How about yours? Curl up with a tale and a personalised box from Sparkle and Grace. You will absolutely love the treats that come along with this gift box. The handcrafted, personalised silver gift box contains beautifully unique gifts from other small UK businesses and it also comes with a Christmas card to make your gift complete.

1 x Wilberry deer. This adorable little deer is so cute, dressed in brown cord dungarees with a polka dot top.

The Wilberry Collectables range includes charming miniature characters which are a joy to own!

1 x handmade milk chocolate Rudolph lollipop from ‘Little lodge confectionary’.  

1 x Mini hardback edition of the book Polar express.

Order you bespoke box with these lovely goodies from Sparkle and Grace. Your little one will be over the moon!

 

 

I hope you find the time to find some unique from these amazing small businesses. This Christmas should be extra special for you and your family, so make it wonderfully festive with these unique pieces to bring your home together. 

If you’d like to find some more Christmas Inspiration for your home then don’t forget to follow me on instagram and check out my daily tips. You might find even more home inspiration along the way!

I hope this Christmas is extra special! From mine to yours enjoy the festive period!

Leena