In time for shopping on Black Friday, local small businesses united under #ShopLocalTorbay have published their first Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Torbay. Online and retail shops in Torbay have brought together their perfect gifts for this season of giving. The guide contains gift ideas for friends and family, plus a few stocking stuffers and Secret Santa gifts – even a few cheeky treats for yourself!
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Christmas shopping with an ethical purpose
In addition to supporting local small businesses, every product in this guide is one or more of : Cruelty-free, Handcrafted, Locally sourced, Organic, Small batch, Sustainable or Vegan, so you can feel good about your Christmas shopping. Plus, all the vendors in the guide are supporting the Rowcroft Charity Christmas Gala taking place on 10th December.
What’s inside the guide?
Here’s a list of all the small local businesses taking part and the special deals they are laying on for Torbay shoppers:
Their Christmas Gift Collection box contains a luxurious Coconut Body and Bath oil as well as the perfectly matched bath soak to go alongside. The ideal indulgent duo to nourish and restore, beautifully packaged in one of our Wild Rising gift boxes. Order yours at www.wildrisingskincare.com
Treat yourself or a loved one to these beautiful, personalised hairbrush and accessory sets, created in collaboration with the fabulous Scrunchy Mumma. Hairbrush sets start from just £12.50 and come in a range of colour choices. Order yours at www.mademe.co.uk/product/personalised-hair-brush-and-accessory-set/
That Crafty Stitch
Knot A Knitter Knit Kit! The ultimate learn to knit kit!
The perfect beginners knit kit for the complete novice knitter. Do you want to get addicted to the relaxing hobby of knitting and to experience the mindfulness and relaxation that it can create? Learning a new skill is so good for positive mental health! The kit comes complete with everything you’ll need to get started and super easy instructions with pictures and links to videos. This is the full kit for £22 but is 20% off over Black Friday weekend! Order yours at https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ThatCraftyStitchUK
Tiny Utopia, 16 Old Mill Road, Chelston
Give love that grows! Give a Tiny Garden kit! Four to choose from: Succulent, Cacti, Jurassic and Fairy. All come packed with super cute and healthy tiny plants that are easy to care for, and everything needed to create a tiny garden. The jurassic kit has dig out dinosaurs and our fairy kit has ceramic fairies and a cute tiny wishes jar. High quality potting mix and topping stones are included.
The kits are £40 each or £35 if buying 2 or more. Kits are available to pre order from 1st December. £10 deposit required per kit. Kits are available for collection from 15th December onwards.
Order & Collect from Tiny Utopia 16 Old Mill Rd., Chelston, Torquay TQ2 6AU, or send a direct message to TinyUtopia on Instagram @tinyutopia22
Handmade Gifts by Steph
These little rustic tree decorations are the perfect gift this Christmas! They are an ideal stocking filler secret Santa or small gift that doesn't break the bank. Each decoration can be personalised with a person's name, a family name (e.g. The Smiths) or a word (e.g. - family). Just £5 each or 2 for £7.50. Order online at Etsy: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HandmadegiftbySteph
Way to Glow Melts
Enjoy handmade wax melts to make your home smell divine. All of our melts are made using vegan friendly ingredients and biodegradable glitters and packaging. We even have some movie inspired melts as well as our classic snap bars. With an array of wax warmers to choose from, these make the perfect Christmas gift for anyone! Order by direct message on Instagram @WayToGlowMelts_
Olea & Co.
Olea& Co. sell mammoth olives - large, super firm and meaty in texture. Perfect for any olive lovers! Sealed in pouches for freshness. Olea & Co. will be at local Christmas Markets and Food Festivals throughout the holiday season, including on the of 4th of December at the Bovey Tracey Farmers Market & Christmas Light Switch On and 12th of December at Good Food Sunday at Newton Abbot racecourse.
The Happy Hair Ties
The Happy Hair Ties create scrunchies, hair bows, and so much more! Stocking a large range of claw clips and hair accessories, they are your perfect source for festive stocking stuffers. New for Christmas! The Happy Hair Tie Pamper Boxes are made from sustainable cotton and make a thoughtful gift, or for simply treating yourself. Special offer: All patterned Christmas scrunchies are 3 for £5 for a limited time. Order at https://depop.com/the_happy_hair_tie_
Delicious homemade fudge only £5 for 250g! Black Friday deal: 15% off all orders made on Black Friday for pre-ordering your Christmas gifts! For all new customers: Leave a great review after your purchase to get 20% off your next order. Order online on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fudgelicioustorbay
Announcing...Zip Scrunchies! Popping out for a walk, run, going to the beach, a park or for a few drinks and don’t want to take a bag? No problem! Pop your key, money, lip gloss into your Scrunchie, put it on your wrist or in your hair and off you go. £3.50 each with 30% off on Black Friday weekend! Order online at www.scrunchymumma.com
A LuNay Nook book and gift hamper is the perfect gift for book lovers. The hamper contains: One good condition preloved book (various genres available), bookmark, positivity card, badge, sticker, hot drink (choose from tea, hot chocolate, coffee), chocolate treat, plantable gift tag, PLUS A minimum of three additional items, personalised for your hamper (includes at least one small business item). Give books a new life and support small business at the same time! Order yours online from www.lunaynook.co.uk
Handpoured by Laura
The 12 Days of Christmas Soy Wax Melts, Special offer: £8. This gift set includes 12 different scents to add that extra festive touch to your home! They are a great addition to your wax melt collection, make a lovely Secret Santa gift or added to a luxury gift hamper. Order from Laura’s Etsy Shop www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HandpouredbyLauraCo
From Temple Spa, give a gift from our beautiful Joyful Places seasonal gift range. his beautiful set is perfect when you need that quiet time to unwind and relax after a busy day. Give yourself a pamper, with a mixture of products for skincare and wellness to ease and relax you before bed. This set includes: Do Not Disturb pillow and 5 luxury scented products including Quietude and Drift Away. The entire gift set is £46, shop at Spa to Go www.spatogo.templespa.com/amycardrick
The guide is supporting the Rowcroft Charity Gala on 10 December
Buy tickets now for the Charity Christmas Gala & Raffle to benefit Rowcroft Hospice. Your £26 ticket includes food, a Bucks fizz, plus £5 to charity. Organised by Lean with Leanne, tickets are available at Winners Gym. Contact Leanne on Instagram at @leanwithleanne for more details.