16 November 2020
Looking for Christmas gifts with a difference? Perhaps you want to shop more ethically this Christmas or maybe you want to buy British? Look no further, here’s our pick of the best family Christmas gifts from small, ethical or British retailers.
Mobile Phone Jail from Menkind
If there’s a distinct lack of human interaction in your house, then here’s the gift for your family! This Mobile Phone Jail from Menkind is sure to get everyone talking in no time – we can’t guarantee it won’t lead to festive family arguments though!
Teenfastic Skincare Gift Set by Akoma
Steer away from predictable toiletry sets that are doomed to be regifted. Instead, why not treat your teenager to these vegan, organic and fairly traded toiletries from Akoma? The Teenfastic Skincare Gift Set is so packed with ingredients that contain natural healing properties, you might be tempted to keep this for yourself! This ethical company works to improve economies and lives of people in rural Ghana.
Make Your Own Cardboard Town from Rex London
If you haven’t discovered Rex London yet, then now is the time. They have so many unique and affordable children’s gifts we could hardly pick our favourite. Top of the list is this Make Your Own Cardboard Town containing colourful buildings, vehicles and people, as well as some colour-your-own templates. That’s a whole lot of fun for the price.
Mini Merry-Go-Round Music Tin from Fortnum & Mason
You may think that Fortnum & Mason is a little on the extravagant side, but check out their range of gorgeous musical tins filled with delectable biscuits. They are surprisingly affordable when you consider that you’ll want to keep the pretty little tin for years (but the biscuits definitely won’t last that long!).
Harry Potter Quiz Book from The Book Bundle
Have you got a Harry Potter expert in the family? If so, you can put them to the test with Harry Potter - The Ultimate Amazing Complete Quiz Book from The Book Bundle. Be warned this is for serious Potterheads! There’s even an exam to really put their knowledge to the test.
Astronaut Mini Me Doll by British Made Gifts
You’ll find personalised gifts galore at British Made Gifts. They do a full range of Mini Me dolls including firemen, animals, super heroes and this super cute astronaut. As the name suggests, all their products are manufactured right here in Blighty!
Fairy Dust Challenge by Escape Challenge Kits
Escape rooms were all the rage before the pandemic turned most of our days out into days in, so we love the idea of turning your home into an escape room. Escape Challenge Kits have lots of themes to choose from including the delightful Fairy Dust Challenge for budding Tinkerbells. These kits all come in differing levels of difficulty depending on the age of your children.
Sensory Play Dough by Curiosity Corner
This is play dough with a difference! Curiosity Corner Sensory Play Dough is super soft, delicately scented, and made with all-natural ingredients (with no nuts or allergens). What’s more, there’s no plastic packaging either. This Frozen Lake Kit contains 3 tins of sensory dough along with wooden tools and festive stamps. More affordable stocking filler kits are available too.
Personalised Varsity Jackets from Mini Kings & Queens (on Etsy)
We LOVE the cool retro vibe of these unisex varsity jackets by Mini Kings & Queens on Etsy. They come in a range of children's sizes and colours, and can also be personalised. Make sure you order in time for Christmas. If you have a snoop around Etsy you’ll find adult versions too!
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