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After the success of the 2020 Berkshire Mummies Christmas Gift Guide it is fantastic to be able to use this platform to support 18 Small Berkshire Businesses this year. Thank you for taking the time to read this post and shop local.
I have categorised the businesses into Books and Education, Homeware and Decoration, For the Home, Clothing, Food and Drink and Festive Themed Gifts and Decorations. I have also put a link to each businesses website to make shopping from each business straightforward.
Books and Education
Little Muddy Boots run nature, gardening and outdoor classes for Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers. In 2021 they launched their brand new seasonal activity cards. The Little Muddy Boots Autumn and Winter Activity Cards are packed full of colourful illustrations, seasonal activities and seasonal facts. They are perfect for parents, grandparents and carers to guide toddlers, pre-schoolers, Reception and Key Stage 1 children through the seasons. The cards inspire outdoor play and creativity, whilst building knowledge and understanding about nature and the planet in a fun and engaging way. The cards are perfect to use at home, make wonderful gifts and stocking fillers. The cards cost £12 a pack, click here to buy a pack.
Little Muddy Boots Gift Vouchers are also available to be purchased.
(AFF) Treasure Map Trails maps are available for Eton, Windsor, Maidenhead and Marlow. They are perfect for families with children aged 5 to 12 who are looking for an alternative outdoor adventure and an opportunity to discover a local town or maybe a town you are visiting for a holiday. Click here to buy a map.
Oh Sew Creative is a Berkshire based business run by Andria. A mother of two gorgeous boys and a textiles teacher. Oh Sew Creative was set up in 2018 offering creative adult events, children’s birthday parties and holiday workshops teaching all things textiles and sewing. Inspired by her projects, Andria has developed a range of craft kits, which she sells on-line at The British Craft House. There are different craft kits available for all ages, for both children and adults. It seems the business motto – ‘Be creative, be inspired and have lots of fun! Sewing parties, craft kits and creative workshops & events for all ages from 7 to 77’ is very true! Click here to view Oh Sew Creative’s Craft Kits.
Windsor based Oakdale Bees has launched a Bee Lovers Activity Hamper for the junior eco lovers in your lives. The hamper, which is presented in a re-useable wooden box, contains lots of hints and tips about nature’s little pollinators with plenty of things to make including a butterfly feeder, a make your own seed bomb, a make your own beeswax candle kit and wild meadow seeds to sew your own bee friendly meadow. Also included is a jar of Oakdale Bees honey, a beeswax food wrap to take on picnics and a skep candle. All contents are hand made in Windsor. The hamper costs £39.99. Oakdale Bees Big Xmas Wrap is also on sale for £11.99 featuring a new exclusive Christmas themed print – an extra large beeswaxwrap 40x50cm perfect for wrapping a Christmas cake or large food platter.
Head to www.oakdalebees.co.uk to make a purchase or for lots of other Christmas eco gift ideas. Quote BerksMums20 for a 20% discount on all Christmas Eco Hampers purchased before 1st December 2021.
Little People Big Adventures is a family travel agency based in West Berkshire. They design adventurous family holidays that take you beyond the guidebook and help you to truly experience the place you are visiting.
The Little People Big Adventures Explorer Cards are a collaboration with The Holiday in a Box Co; inspired by Laura Dean’s travel adventures with her young boys and Laura Bannister’s extensive travel experience.
With 50 activity prompts to keep little ones entertained, they will have fun learning and talking about the places you are visiting.
They fit easily into your bag for when you need some quick inspiration.
If you are looking for a unique present to give to a curious little one, a friend or relative with some exciting new activities you can buy our Explorer Cards here for £12.99
Usborne Books by The Little Peoples Book Club sell Children’s books, jigsaws and activities – suitable from newborn to young adults!
Perfect for gifts, stocking fillers and arts & craft ideas in the run up to the big day with prices starting from £2.50.
Contact @thelittlepeoplesbookclub directly for more information on book advent calendars – starting from £1 a day!
Click here to browse and buy.
Tag @thelittlepeoplesbookclub and @berkshiremummies on Instagram with a photo of your purchases to be in for the chance of winning a gift voucher!
For the Home
Kaboodle sells the most divine smelling authentic French artisan made soaps which make the perfect gift for family members, friends, teachers and anyone tricky to buy for at Christmas. Who doesn’t love soap? They come in solid triple milled 125g bars, meaning that they not only lather beautifully but are made using 100% natural and sustainably sourced ingredients, colours and scents. There are 16 scents to choose from including cinnamon, orange and gingerbread which are new, especially for the Christmas season.
4 x 125g bars of your choice (subject to availability) gift wrapped in cellophane wrapper, with informational label can be bought for the special promo price of £14 (if pre-ordered and collected from The Old Grain Barn at Moss End Garden Village, RG42 6EJ) or £18.50 with p&p.
Perry’s Bath Bombs is a small local business run by mum of 2 Perry. All her bath bombs are made by hand in small batches at her home in Caversham. She started the business alongside her beauty salon, so that her daughter, who was allergic to high street bath bombs, could have a bath with a product that helped her skin. Each bomb is filled with coconut oil and kaolin clay, so even those with sensitive skins can enjoy these novelty products. Bombs sell out incredibly fast so don’t hang around. They make a wonderful stocking filler or Christmas Eve Box filler.
Little Village Candles is based in a village on the beautiful South Oxfordshire/Berkshire border. The countryside of these two counties is just stunning and all Little Village products reflect this in one way or another.
Each Little Village Candle is hand poured in the studio in South Oxfordshire. Each candle uses only the highest quality ingredients; from the soy wax to the 100% UK cosmetic grade fragrance oils. There is a range of 7 fragrances PLUS the new Limited Edition Christmas candle! From candle gift sets to Christmas candles, Little Village Candles has got you covered!
Berkshire Mummies customers can get 20% off when using code GIFTGUIDE21 at the checkout.
Family owned Field & Hawken based in Reading sell a range of products which make perfect Christmas Gifts including reclaimed chopping boards, cork placemats and solar lights to name just a few. Head over to their website to see the full range.
Festive Themed Decorations and Gifts
Altered State is a small independent artisan, specialising in Re-usable Homewares and Up-Cycled quirky gifts.
Showcasing the Bestseller: Reusable Pullable Christmas Crackers. Available in a selection of gorgeous prints. Each cracker is handmade and packaged in a handy cardboard storage box. Click here to view the shop.
To complement a re-useable Christmas, Altered State also makes reusable party hats. These can be used any time of year, for any celebration. Available in a variety of bright colours.
alexa and laura are a Berkshire based Mother and Daughter team who create beautifully embroidered handmade personalised gifts for babies and kids (from 2-102) including quirky unique gingerbreads. They currently sell their ‘Christmas Gingers’ which have great attention to detail and will look festive on any tree. Click here to view the full Christmas range by alexa and laura.
Little Peanut Creations sell a range of personalised items including festive Santa Sacks, Baubles, Christmas Cups and Christmas Eve Boxes. They also off a personalised clothing range, home decor items and accessories.
Use discount code XMASBERKS10 to get 10% off your Christmas Eve Boxes. The cut off for ordering Christmas Eve Boxes is 3rd December 2021.
Secret from The Shires sell a wide range of gift boxes including The Christmas Magic Book Box which offers a token of your love and appreciation wrapped up in a little box of quiet moments. Send a Christmas themed book, or your chosen genre, along with a handmade bookmark, a bag of tea and a Christmas sweet treat. Click here to view the Secret from The Shires online shop.
Add A Little Thread is a Berkshire based one stop shop for personalised embroidered goods. Whether it’s a gift you’re looking for or a treat for yourself, you’re sure to find something you love. You can check out the full range at addalittlethread.com or on Instagram.
Inspired by Millie’s children (and chief product testers!) Rocco and Rosie, Millie has worked hard to source items at the highest possible quality while being practical for the realities of family life.
Please do send Millie an email with any questions or special requests, and she will do her best to help.
Festive Food and Drink
The Little Biscuit Boutique is based in Bracknell, run by Harvi and brings you homemade fondant iced sugar biscuits baked to perfection for that golden glow and perfect crunch. The biscuits are topped with delicious fondant icing which can be personalised with ages, names, any shape, decorated with an array of designs, themes and colours for all your special occasions. All biscuits are individually packaged and presented beautifully in a gift box with satin ribbon.
Harvi also makes seasonal biscuit gift boxes and has currently launched the Christmas biscuit range, including elf biscuits, paint your own biscuit sets, stocking fillers and much more. If you don’t want to miss out, do give The Little Biscuit Boutique a follow on Instagram and Facebook to get your preorders in.
Sparkle Drops was born from a love of all things sparkly, and a glass or two of anything bubbly! Whilst sat looking out at a Turkish sunset with a Prosecco in hand, founder Jo was yearning for a dash of fruity flavour to enhance the drink when she noticed her lip gloss had made the glass shimmery & sparkly. Fast forward to the present where her desire for a deliciously natural flavour, combined with a simply fabulous aesthetic has leant itself to many new products and varieties all under the Sparkle Drops umbrella! Sparkle Drops add flavoured shimmer to your drink and make a prefect treat or gift for friends and family. Click here to shop Sparkle Drops.
Little Byrds Fudge is made by Laura a Berkshire Mummy of two. Laura hand makes morish fudge in some unique and delicious flavours, including Chocolate Orange, Baileys, Chocolate Mint and Mince Pie! These amazing flavoured fudge packets make fantastic gifts – perfect for those with a sweet tooth, or hard to buy for or a little addition to their stocking! Please email Laura to order yours now.
The Robyn’s Nest Cafe Christmas Brownie Box are delicious, so gooey and certainly full of chocolate! The Brownie Box includes comes with a festive selection of brownies and make a great Christmas gift but would be equally perfect if you just wanted a tasty treat in the house during the festive season. The Robyn’s Nest Christmas Boxes are £12.99 plus p&p or available for collection from Robyn’s Nest Cafe between 6th – 23rd December 2021 as the boxes come with ribbon and a gift tag. Pre-orders are open! Click here to order your brownie box.
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