Sunday, 11 March 2012

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Well, it's only a week to go and all those deserving Mum's out there will be being spoilt...well they should be!

If you haven't yet got round to buying something then why not let these picks from independent businesses inspire you.

1 / Three tier cake stand / £34.95 / I Love Retro via Bouf
2 / Personlised mirror / From £5.95 / Snapdragon Garden
3 / Ouch pin cushion / £3.50 / Canny Belle via Folksy
4 / Silver fingerprint bangle / £110 / Dorothy & Theodore
5 / Personalised cotton shopper / £12 / 3 Blonde Bears
6 / Practically perfect tea towel / £10 / Luckies via Not on the High Street

Happy Mother's Day all!


Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Freebies: February Desktop Calendar

Well it might already be the 7th of February but that still leaves 22 days of the month left.

With that in mind, and because I am always searching around for a month to view calendar I have made this February themed one for us all the share! Featuring the words 'Large streams from little fountains flow, Tall oaks from little acorns grow' it is sure to give you a little motivation during the month.

To download simply click on the image and save to your computer, right click and select 'Set as Desktop Background'. Mac users I am sure there is a simpler way ;)

I hope you like it and feel free to share amongst your loved (and not so loved) ones!

Happy February all x

Friday, 3 February 2012

Valentine's Gift Guide

Well it doesn't seem like since 5 minutes since we entered 2012 and already it's February...and that can only mean one thing...Valentine's Day is nearly here!

The perfect occasion for the first gift guide by Support Independents. I have carefully handpicked gifts from independent businesses in the UK for you to consider buying for your loved one(s) this Valentine's Day.

And it would be rude not to start off with the lovely ladies.

1/ Hot water bottle and Love cover / £14.95 / Fields of Blue
2/ Love you typography print (available in different colours) / £22.50 / Milly Bee via GWAG
3/ Love coupon book (choose from romantic or saucy!) / £8 / The Spotted Sparrow
4/ Pink leather notebook / £25 / Hope House Press
5/ Two hearts necklace / £18 / Claire Gent Design via Folksy
6/ Handmade Love you to the Moon & Back blocks / £23.50 / Sparrow Primitives
7/ Pamper me gift box / £6.95 / Bow Boutique

Next up the gorgeous gents.

1/ Moustache mug / £11.95 / Designers Block via Culture Label
2/ You are my happy ending print / £50 / Mary Fellows
3/ Vintage alphabet comic letters / £37.95 / The Letter Room
4/ Undercover secret laptop sleeve / £17.95 / Folly Home
5/ Love braille porcelain cufflinks / £48 / Maap Studio via NOTHS
6/ Vintage letterpress Me & You / £30 / Handmade by Alison via Etsy

And it wouldn't be very nice to leave out any little people in your life.

1/ Pink hearts giggle (comforter blanket) / £16 / Smitten
2/ Krutter red heart vest 0-18 months / £18 / LoveitLoveitLoveit
3/ Valentine's heart cushions craft kit / £14.99 / Glass Jar Gifts
4/ Love heart crayons / £3.49 / Colour Me Fun
5/ Love Earth t-shirt 3-8 yrs / £17 / Little Mashers

Next week we will have our pick of the best Valentine's cards and 'love notes'.

Go on, this Valentine's Day support independent businesses!

Monday, 2 January 2012

Happy New Year

Wishing all of our independent businesses, and independent supports a very happy 2012.

Let's hope it's a good one for business!


Saturday, 3 December 2011

It's starting to feel a bit like Christmas...

... please share the image below to help spread the word about supporting independent businesses this Christmas.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Full website to be launched in 2012...

...In the meantime please share this to encourage people to think before they buy this Christmas.

Happy trading everyone!