Unwrapping JOY: Elevate your Christmas gifting with my favourite local businesses

Unwrapping JOY:  Elevate your Christmas gifting with my favourite local businesses

As the holiday season draws near, the spirit of giving and supporting local businesses becomes even more meaningful.

 It can be stressful to know where to buy, so this Christmas, I invite you to join me in celebrating the craftsmanship and creativity of some of my favourite local businesses. These are not just businesses I recommend but ones I personally will be turning to for gifts that hold meaning and authenticity.

 From artisanal crafts to delectable treats and everything in between, these ventures encapsulate the essence of the makers talent and those dedicated to what they do best.

 So, join me on this journey as we unwrap the essence of giving and explore what these local businesses offer.   All are online so if you are not from East Lothian you can still indulge!  Happy browsing!



Ethically and carefully selected cards, gifts and clothing.  With a shop in Dunbar and in Leith, Edinburgh a visit is a must- so many delights!



Helping you make quick, healthy curries at home- perfect gifts for any foodie!


Beech and Birch

Scandinavian & British gifts+homeware, shop based in Gifford another must visit to spoil your loved ones this Christmas- tasteful gifts for all budgets.


Fidra Gin

Made using locally foraged botanicals with a lightly salty tang of the sea- believe me its delicious!


Laura Thomas

Thoughtfully made, synthetic free scents for personal care and the home.  Do Do pop in to store when next visiting North Berwick.


Etta Key

Laser & embroidery artist. On wood, perspex, slate, furniture, fabric.  Take a  good look its amazing!


Emily Hogarth

Stunning intricate paper-cuts and illustrations.


Celia Wood

Online illustration and ceramics portfolio, simply beautiful and truly unique. 


Charlotte Cadzow

Ceramics inspired by the coast- perfect gift for any sea or surfing lover!


Ellys May

Jewellery made with Scotland's urban landscape in mind. Simply beautiful and extremely high quality- I want it all!


 Ivy & Rigg

Ethical and stylish timeless country clothing for men and women.  I bought Ed a jumper last year made from recycled plastic- it still looks new and he never takes it off- its so soft and warm too!




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