Small Business Gift Guide

The Yogipod Small Business Guide

Welcome to the 2020 edition of the Yogipod Small Business Gift Guide. As ever I have pulled together some of my favourite things from gorgeous small businesses for your perusal.

We know this year has been odd and that Christmas may be a little different than normal but if you are shopping for loved ones how about supporting small businesses or charities while you do it.

We all know you don’t actually need anything for your yoga practice, PJ’s always do the job but these are some nice ideas if you’re shopping for a yogi

Yogi Bare Wild Paws Mat

Wild PAWS Yoga Mat – Yogi Bare – £68

Eco friendly rubber, non slip surface, plants a tree with every purchase, engraved with tiny trees. What’s not to love?

Eve and Keel reset mist

Reset Mist – Eve & Keel – £35

Set the mood for a yoga practice or just a chilled night in with this gorgeous orange blossom and ylang ylang mist. Blended in Cambridgeshire

Jilla sports bra

Sports Bra – Jilla Active – £32

Made in part from recycled yarn this light to medium support sports bra is perfect for your fitness friend or for a night on the sofa

Cosiness has always been important in winter but I think this year it has taken on a whole new meaning. Treat the ones you love to a really cosy treat

Crystalbelles candle

Seasalt, Amber and Red Jaspar Candle – Crystabelles – £22

You can never have too many candles and the black wax of this one makes me immediately think of winter evenings. With top notes of pepper and base notes of cedar it sounds so warming

Candy Coated Hot Water Bottle

Mini Hot Water Bottle – Candy Coated Shop – £36

Lambswool cover knitted in Scotland this hot water bottle even comes with pompoms! Perfect for chilly winter evenings and gifting someone rest

Thomas Cookie Co Cookie Boxes

Cookie Boxes – Thomas Cookie Co – £9.89

What could be better than receiving a box of freshly baked cookies through the post? A total treat, these are my favourite, Salted Caramel and Pecan

If the person you’re buying for has everything they could possibly want how about supporting a charity and donating on their behalf

Choose Love Basic Wash Bag

Basic Wash Bag – Choose Love – £15

The refugee crisis continues through Europe. Choose Love has various gifts to buy for refugees and this wash bag has all the basics we take for granted especially important during Covid

Born Free Adopt a Tiger

Adopt a Tiger – Born Free – £3/month

Tigers are on the brink of extinction in most countries of South East Asia with the loss of 93% of their habitat. Adopting a tiger with Born Free can help to save these animals

National Art Pass

National Art Pass – from £45/year

If you love a museum as much as I do this Art Pass is so good. Free entry to 240 museums across the country and 50% off major exhibitions

Homewares are always a nice way to treat someone, this little selection are all useful but beautiful handmade items

Homefolk Ceramics Carved Mug

Carved Mug – Homefolk Ceramics – £28

Handmade, individually carved stoneware mugs made in Kent. Tactile and perfect for big mugs of hot chocolate

Mind the Cork Plant Hanger

Plant Hanger – Mind the Cork – £45

For that person who has covered all the surfaces in plants already! Minimal but with the gorgeous texture and warmth of cork

Emma Vine Ceramics Jewellery Dish

Jewellery Dish – Emma Vine Ceramics – £13

Hand painted so each one is unique, made from stoneware in Ireland. Perfect for jewellery or other bits and bobs

Living in a more eco friendly way is more than just a trend, its a necessity. These easy swaps make perfect gifts and stocking fillers

Gruum Shampoo Bar

Shampoo Bar – Gruum – £8

Founded in Manchester Gruum has one of the best shampoo bars I’ve tried. Available in different formulas from brightening to nourishing you’ll find one for everyone

Fernweh Lunch Bag

Lunch Bag – Fernweh – £62

Let’s be honest, outdoor entertaining is the “in” thing this winter so anything that helps transport snacks is a winner. This lunchbag is hand made in Scotland from waxed canvas and is almost too stylish for sandwiches

Plastic Freedom Spork

Spork – Plastic Freedom – £7.50

Super helpful for alfresco picnics or hiking lunches. Made of metal so it won’t get broken in the bottom of a bag

Having worked in fashion I know full well how unsustainable parts of the industry can be. So when I find small businesses doing beautiful things I just have to shout about them and all of these businesses have some truly beautiful bits.

Sew into You Rainbow Tee

Rainbow Tee – Sew Into You – £25

Rainbows have come to symbolise this year and what better way to have one than hand embroidered on an organic cotton tee. It’ll bring a smile to whoever unwraps it

Flood Clothing Munro Sweater

Munro Sweater – Flood Clothing – £45

There’s something about a sweatshirt that always makes me think about adventure and this one comes with the mountains attached! Hand screen printed in Manchester onto an organic cotton/recycled polyester blend

Mind the Cork Cork Card Holder

Cork Card Holder – Mind the Cork – £18

Cork is one of the most sustainable materials in the world and these card holders in all the colours of the rainbow make the perfect sustainable stocking filler

And finally a few bits and bobs from Yogipod. Bits to suit all budgets and tastes, as always the question is which print in which colour?

Yogipod Kantha Bed Throw

Kantha Bed Throw – Geometric Leaf – £55

Hand printed and the perfect size to really snuggle into. This kantha is a real treat and adds a touch of Indian artistry to the bedroom or sofa

Yogipod Eye Pillow

Eye Pillow – Tiled Lattice – £10

Buying for someone who needs the gift of rest? An eye pillow is the one for them, perfect for savasana or just a daytime nap. It’s giving the permission to slow down

Yogipod Meditation Cushion

Meditation Cushion – Fretwork – £40

The perfect gift for the loved one with a meditation practice or who is interested to start. Also great for relaxation and yoga

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