The 2020 Shop Small Gift Guide

You may notice there is a pink thing running through my gift guide (no surprises there!), but this guide is all about small shops, sometimes run by one person. I’m so excited to introduce you to a few brands that I’ve discovered, and I hope you can find a thing or two for someone you love. I know it is so easy to shop the huge Amazon’s and department stores of the world, but the small independent creative brands truly are always grateful for every single purchase!

  1. London-based lifestyle shop Wild Swans has the best Scandi fashion in the city! Ganni Recycled Wool Knit Hat (Flame) – £75
  2. OffOn is my favorite shop for handmade, beautiful linen dresses and jumpsuits | Linen Sleeveless Oversized Jumpsuit – £102*
  3. My insta-buddy, Jennifer Earle – a world-renowned chocolate expert – started running online chocolate tastings this year, and they are just as fun and tasty as they sound. I highly recommend the mystery chocolate tasting – £30*
  4. Love the gold and pearl details on these very Scandi-chic pair of earrings, another one from Wild Swans. Gem in a Hoop Earrings – £95
  5. My love for Olli Ella baskets run deep. My friend, Gabrielle, runs a beautiful lifestyle shop called Scandi Minimal and has an eye for beautiful minimal aesthetic. Olli Ella Luggy Basket (rose) – £49
  6. For my knitters! I’ve followed Lauren Aston on IG for years, and her knit kits are some of the best. I especially love the colours of this colour-blocked jumper, but you can choose whichever two colours you like. Drop it From the Top (down) Jumper – £55
  7. We are converts to sleeping in linen bedding, thanks to the gorgeous perfectly pink bedding sets from Chalk Pink Linen. Bedding Bundle – £215
  8. The Marylebone based cheese shop, La Fromagerie, is endlessly inspiring, as patrons and cheese lovers will know. Lucky for UK friends, they deliver gift boxes around the country. The Signature Box – £35
  9. Say hello to the newest member of the London is Pink team – the “On Wednesdays We Wear Pink” jumper. I’ve been wearing this soft, cozy sweatshirt all week and can tell you it will be a struggle to part with for a wash. Jumper – £35
  10. I just discovered these handmade leather shoes by Sabah, crafted by Turkish artisans and sold in the cutest little shop you’ve ever seen on Chiltern Street in Marylebone. Of course the pink ones caught my eye, but they have other lovely colours and patterns if you fancy a look. Condesa Sabah – £185
  11. Sarah Studio London is a lifestyle brand selling luxe stationery and homewear. I am 100% obsessed with the pink scalloped gold-edged stationery! Dusty Pink Scalloped Notecards (Set of 25) – £85*
  12. If ever there was a perfect dessert for me, it would be these stunning madelines from Dees Basement. Chocolate dipped and painted with flowers, cherries, or marbled. Wouldn’t it be the perfect gift for a girlfriend? Chocolate Painted Madeleines Box of 6 – £18
  13. If you’re looking for that perfect pop of pink for your wall, may I cheekily suggest the London is Pink shop, and keep an eye open as I’m adding new prints all the time. I can’t get enough of this cheeky pink door, wouldn’t it just brighten up any space? Rainbow smiles Print – £19
  14. Having a moment with scallops, so of course these lovely placemats caught my eye from the gorgeous shop Sunday and Story, who also have beautiful moroccan rugs, don’t say I didn’t warn you! Jute Set of Six Scallop Placemats – £54
  15. The East London perfumerie, Angela Flanders is a family-run business and stepping into the Colombia Road shop is just the loveliest time capsule. My favorite seasonal candle is the (award-winning) Mr Severs Candle, which is the same scent they burn for the Christmas walk throughs at the Dennis Severs House. This is truly a special momento for London lovers! Mr Severs Candle – £45
  16. All the lounging we’ve been doing in 2020, you deserve a new pair of pink pyjamas. I love this perfect set from the UK shop Piglet in Bed. Blush Pink Linen Pyjama Trouser Set – £100

I hope you enjoyed the gift guide! Happy shopping. Please note the * which denotes items with affiliate links and/or products that were sent to me for review.

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