Christmas #ShopLocal Gift Guide: Under £150

It's time for the final pre-Christmas instalment of my 2020 Christmas Gift Guides with a guide for all budgets (Max £150) for last-minute #ShopLocal gifts before Christmas.


1. Clogau Welsh 9kt Gold Daisy Earrings from Rutland Antiques Centre: £145.00*

Rutland Antiques & Art Centre is one of my favourite places to buy gifts all year round and now you can shop online too! I found this stunning pair of 9kt gold daisy earrings which would make a beautiful gift this Christmas.

Be sure to find time between now and Christmas to pop into Rutland Antiques & Art Centre in Uppingham and find the perfect gift for your loved ones this Christmas.


2. Lucy's Pet Portraits: From £50 to £280*

Lucy Wade is a talented young artist based in Rutland who's able to create the most stunning realistic watercolour (portraits from £50) or pastel (portraits from £130) portraits your pets. Lucy recently gifted me a portrait (I can't share details as it's a gift for a loved one this Christmas) and I can honestly say she's captured the animal perfectly, so perfectly, it made me emotional.

You can get in touch with Lucy to purchase a commission as a gift for a loved one that will be completed in the new year - as her Christmas commission spots are currently booked up: email: lucy.wade.2017@gmail.com


3. Vintage 1950s Chocolate Raffia Plastic Covered Bag from Honeykins Vintage: £35.00

Katie's wonderful vintage fashion store Honeykins Vintage on Mill St in Oakham is full of quality vintage clothing and accessories, including this stunning raffia bag at only £35!

Shop online or pop in store between now and Christmas by shopping local and shopping vintage this Christmas!


4. Rattan Brass Planter Vase from Goodwin & Belle: £55.60

Goodwin & Belle a lovely home and lifestyle store based in Uppingham full of the most wonderful gifts for Christmas. I think stunning rattan brass planter would make a wonderful and unique gift this Christmas for any interiors loving family member.

Pop in store on High Street, Uppingham between now and Christmas and I guarantee you'll be spoilt for choice - if so... Perhaps a gift card?


5. Soho Coat Dress Making Fit by Sew Ab Fab: £75.00

Launched in 2020, Sew Ab Fab are a local dressmaking kit company based in Rutland offering kits for sewing lovers of all abilities. The Soho Coat would make a wonderful gift for any crafty-creative this Christmas, but there are many other options too for women, men and teenagers.

Shop online at: www.sewabfab.co.uk


6. Kenneth J Lane Cuff from Cowgirl in Couture: £125.00*

Cowgirl in Couture in Rutland's answer to pre-loved designer fashion and accessories located on Mill St in Oakham. Cowgirl in Couture stocks all your favourite iconic designer names with something for all budgets and fashion tastes.

I think this stunning Kenneth J Lane bracelet/cuff would make a beautiful gift for the fashionista in your life this Christmas.


7. Rutland Map Fine Art Print by Katie Cardew Illustrations: from £40.00*

One of my favourite pieces of art in my home is my Rutland Map by Katie Cardew. Katie is a local artist with the most wonderful style and her local map collections are definitely some of my favourites of her work.

Her Rutland map would make the most wonderful gift this Christmas and prices start from only £40.


8. Bijou Winter Wellness Box: £45.00

Bijou Box is a Rutland based subscription box company owned by Louise, who like me, is passionate about support small, local and independent businesses. Bijou Boxes feature just that and includes eco-friendly and cruelty-free products from local businesses and would make a wonderful gift idea all year round!


9. Brentingby Gin: Wildlife Edition: £37.00*

Brentingby Gin is based just outside Melton Mowbray in the village of Brentingby and is my favourite gin in the world. Bruce and the team at Brentingby Gin design and create many collections and limited edition bottles of their gin and their wildlife edition is a special one (which would make the most wonderful gift!) as it features the stunning artwork of a hedgehog family by @hilary.mayes - an artist based in St Ives in Cornwall.


Please Note: Items marked with a * have previous or current sponsorship (included gifted items) attached to them.

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