The Instagram Independent Store Gift Guide: 30 For £30 And Under
Christmas shopping can be a bit of a nightmare. I know that there are some people who have such highly organised shopping plans that they start buying in January, but unfortunately I am not one of them. So far I have not bought a single present and we are almost in December. The situation needed to be rectified so in my quest to make my life as easy as possible, I decided that I would compile a list of affordable products from my absolutely favourite Instagram stores and artisans. And being the selfless person that I am, I've decided to share this with you. Read it and weep, because I promise that you'll be crying at the state of your bank account once you've seen this load of lovelies.
Instagram is choc a block full of the most fabulous, skilled, creative stores and independents. By buying local, not only are you helping the economy but you are also actively supporting small business. These people quite frankly work their bollocks off to make sure that they offer you the most beautiful, individual products that are made to keep forever. Hand selected for their stores and curated with their customer in mind, the High Street can't cut it alongside such personal service.
So here are 30 beautiful gift items that not only will fit your budget as they are all £30 or under, but they will also promote your position as a caring and thoughtful gift giver. And you won't have to drive into town, park the car and traipse through the sleet and rain to stand in a queue in Debenhams for half an hour as they are all online. You can thank me later.
PS: This post is dedicated to my husband who, when I met him, had bought his mum a Body Shop basket every single year since 1988.
So there it is. You need nothing else other than a strong forefinger for use on the iPad and your Switch card to hand. You can order safely in the knowledge that if you make a purchase, it will be personally shipped to you with care and attention and exceptional customer service. And you will gain huge brownie points from other family members for being so thoughtful. It's a winner all round. Keep shopping independent, lovely people - it's the way forward.