It's that time of year again when I get to share my annual #ShopLocal Christmas Gift Guide and it's fair to say I'm excited! I've spent the year making notes of items that are perfect to gift your loves ones this Christmas, whilst supporting our rather incredible #ShopLocal empire of shops, creatives, arts and crafts and much, much more.
If you're looking for a fashion and home lovers #GiftForHer this Christmas then add a Cowgirl In Couture Chanel inspired candle to your list! Choose from the hugely popular scents of No.5 or Coco Mademoiselle and even grab a matching gift box too!
2. Brentingby Gin & Accessories - Prices from £4.00 It wouldn't be a Rutland Blogger #ShopLocal Gift Guide without Brentingby Gin! It really is my favourite gin of choice and what makes it even better is that it's made locally near Melton Mowbray in the tiny village of Brentingby. Choose from a range of gins (from £30) and complete the collection with Brentingby glassware and bar accessories too (from £4).
Stay safe this winter with fashion-forward high vis and reflective clothing from Glow Chimp. There's so much choose from with great stocking filler ideas for cyclists, runners, walking to school and much more! #BeSafeBeSeen
Who doesn't love stationery? I certainly do! Whether it's a desk planner or a flip pad for a family member, student, entrepreneur or a to-do list lover, there's one for everyone! Check out Boss Bird for gift ideas this Christmas. Use Discount Code: IMNEWAROUNDHERE for 10% OFF!
If you've got a wood burner lover in the family, then this is the quirky gift you've been looking for! A stylish magnetic attachment that allows you to toast crumpets, bread, marshmallows and more from your wood burner. How cool is that?
We've had a coffee subscription from Two Chimps for around year and I've never looked back. I love the fact I'm supporting a local business and love the ease of having the subscription delivered straight to my door before I run out! Plus, I totally recommend the 'Mystery Subscription' as I love receiving something new each time. Such a great gift idea for a coffee addict like me!
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If you're after a quirky, unique and out of the box gift this Christmas then get down to Blue Gryphons world of wonder in Uppingham. With everything from jewellery and crystals to homeware and taxidermy - yes really! It's a fantastic place to pick up something different this Christmas. I personally love the ear cuffs (from £18) and tiny jars of stones (£2.50) that I picked up last week.
For a little bit of house-proud luxury take a stroll around Goodwin & Belle in Uppingham and fall in love with.... everything! We love our espresso cups and milk jugs which go perfectly in our country kitchen with a Scandimania inspired twist!
Katie's collections are incredible, with something for everyone! The Kings Cliffe based business women and illustration creates quirky home and giftware from her beautiful illustrations. Shop the collections on her website... WARNING! You'll love everything!
If you love anything 'Instagram-able' then Oh Curio is the place to be! It's my favourite place locally to pick up something unique whether that's a book, a card, dried flowers, a photo board, a prop, soap, candles etc - they really have the most adorable and sentimental giftware.
Take a walk down Uppingham's High St and turn right, you'll find Oliver's! A hidden gem of wonder - plus another gem inside in the form of The Closet, a dress agency. You'll find fabulous fashion for men and women as well as, a fantastic selection of accessories and jewellery too.
For the chocolate lover in your life! Complete with hot chocolate, mugs, chocolate honeycomb and marshmallows. What a beautiful gift box too.
Give the gift of food this Christmas in the form of adorable handmade/hand stamped biscuits by Caroline at The Kitsch Hen. Shop the full collection a personalise a set of delicious biscuits for your loved one this Christmas.
Have you seen the NEW The Rutland Blogger Shop? Celebrate our local area with our Rutland, Stamford, Uppingham & Oakham collections of homeware prints, artwork and coasters. Whether it's as a souvenir of the area or an appreciation for the wonderful places we're lucky enough to live, they make lovely gifts for Christmas and Birthdays.
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Well, that's it for my 2019 Gift Guides! Don't forget to tag @rutlandblog in your #ShopLocal finds this Christmas and share the love using #ShopLocal when you support our amazing selections of local gifts and goodies.
Please note: Some of the businesses featured in this blog post are previous sponsored partners however, none have paid to feature in this particular guide.