Our Christmas Shopping Suggestions

Posted by: on Nov 20, 2015 | No Comments

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Yes, I know, I know, it’s not even December yet and we’re mentioning the C word, but let’s face it, somewhere near the north pole, Santa is readying himself for the busiest night of the year, and people are fretting about Christmas Shopping (both what to get people, and the idea of going out amongst the hoards of frantic shoppers!)

So, to try and ease the annual shopping stress, may we suggest that you use this festive period to help support Birmingham’s creative economy by sourcing your gifts from one of the city’s multitude of fabulous independents?

Here are a few Christmas Shopping suggestions from some of our favourites…

  • Toys for the kids from Plushiemorphs or Weaving Hope (we’ve written about these fab companies before here and here.) or books from How Brave is the Wren travelling children’s book shop.
  • Quirky and curious homeware from ceramics designer Charlotte Clark
  • A wide range of unique gifts from the Shop in the Square, Wolverhampton
  • Beard oil or a pampering session for the man in your life at Dashing Blades barbershop in Coventry
  • Gorgeous Birmingham-designed shoes (for men & women) from Agnes & Norman (you can listen to our interview with designer Rachel Simpson here.)
  • Vouchers for Personal Styling, Colours Analysis or Personal Shopping from Emily Jayne (the ‘other life’ of Emily, who looks after our digital comms!)
  • Gifts and clothes from The People Shop in Kings Heath
  • And of course, we have to mention Pantomime or theatre tickets for Birmingham Hippodrome!

Happy shopping!

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