Christmas 2018 is right around the corner, and for those of us who vowed to shop only with independent brands and retailers this year but have left their Christmas shopping a little late, we’ve got you covered! Steer clear of the major retailers and shop for some amazing gifts with our last minute Christmas gift guide.

This Material Culture

Based in Liverpool, This Material Culture is a brand dedicated to bringing you beautiful handmade jewellery in fun and quirky styles. Best of all, all the jewellery at This Material Culture is super affordable, so you’ll be able to buy lots of rings, earrings and other goodies for your loved ones without breaking the bank.

An Ode To My Twenties – Julia Tobin

Books always make a great stocking filler, and ‘An Ode To My Twenties’ by Julia Tobin is perfect for poetry lovers. Filled with musings about life, travel, and general highs and lows that every millennial can relate to, Julia Tobin’s book of poems makes a great gift for, in Julia’s own words — “those with itchy feet, the deep thinkers, the fearful, the hopeful and the unconventional.”

It Started With A Stitch

It Started With A Stitch provide some great gift ideas for those who love to decorate their home with unique accessories. The brand hand stitch and crochet all of their items, creating beautiful embroidered hoops, pom-pom garlands, wreaths, headbands and lots of other bits and bobs.

Diggle Chocolates

For those with a sweet tooth, nothing beats a good box of chocolates at Christmas. Diggle Chocolates offer something extra special this season with their range of artisan chocolates. Shop their classic skull collection for decadent fillings such as fragrant Jasmine tea and warm and spicy cinnamon, or get festive with the Christmas collection filled with mulled wine, black forest gateau and more tasty chocolate flavours.

By Pippa UK

For unique Christmas cards from an independent online store, check out the range of cards at By Pippa UK. Pippa’s ‘Bah Humbug’ Christmas card is especially perfect for those less festive friends or relatives, with other cards to choose from featuring stylish and modern typography and left blank inside for your own personal message.