LISTS: 5 small companies you need for your Christmas shopping

‘Tis the season to be jolly, jolly kind to a small businesses. Ok that was rubbish but you get the idea, there’s a lot of small businesses out there that deserve some love this year. So let’s not give the dreaded company that begins with A because the fella over there has enough dollar. Instead, buy something from someone who does a little dance with every order.


A surface pattern designer and all round talented bitch, PAPERPATTERN does surface patterns, illustrations, invitations and cards. Festive parrot anyone?

2. McLean’s Gin

Gin-gle bells, gin-gle bells, give me a better Christmas pun and a gin cocktail this Christmas please. McLean’s Gin are Glasgow craft gin makers and they have a spiced gin that sounds divine.

3. No Knickers Co

Who doesn’t love an ethical card company? No Knickers Co is a UK lockdown creation and she’s here with guilt free cards, prints and the occasion letter from Santa.

4. Shobee Scribbles

A gorge illustrator who’s turned her side hustle in to a full time job this year. Prints, cards, homeware and scrunchies are all available through instagram, also keep an eye out for the Christmas markets on her stories.

5. Gallus Creative

Glasgow based illustrator who sells clothing, mugs and prints with cute illustrations and Glasgow slang. Gallus Creative also sells dogs bandanas so you know it’s the good stuff.

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