Support COLOUR FRIDAY This Year!

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This year we are supporting Colour Friday to kickstart a retail revolution for Christmas shoppers. So rather than taking part in the mass consumption of Black Friday, we are encouraging the nation to celebrate the colour and creativity that small businesses bring instead — and buy carefully made Christmas gifts from UK independents.

This year, we’re shouting even louder because did you know…

  • In a recent poll, half of UK small business owners said they’re genuinely concerned that this will be their last Christmas trading?
  • Carbon emissions generated from Black Friday online sales alone are equivalent to 215 flights from London to Sydney?
  • 89% of shoppers reported finding Black Friday highly stressful?
  • A quarter of Brits surveyed said they regretted their Christmas Black Friday buys?

On 25th November, vote with your money for the kind of world you want to live in. Shop with independent businesses and choose gifts made to last, not gifts made for landfill.


When you shop small, you’re getting so much more for your money. You’re getting a piece of love, care and creativity. We pride ourselves on using UK suppliers and here are a few of our favourite and most popular collections:

Rosie Made a Thing
Rosie Made A Thing creates funny, design-led greeting cards featuring quirky characters & cheeky humour. Inspired by the ridiculous side of everyday life. All cards are printed here in the UK on sustainable board.

East of India
All East of India products are designed with love and care at their studio in Folkestone. They still work closely with their original ‘family team’, offering sustainable employment to their artisans who are still able to earn a living using traditional skills passed down through the generations. We have a wonderful collection of East of India gifts for friends, family and loved ones. Ceramic hearts, trinkets and treasures, a great collection of thoughtful gifts with meaningful sentiments that will surely bring a smile to all.

Rachel Ellen Designs
Rachel Ellen Designs is an independent greeting card, stationery and gift business based in a Victorian mill building in Nottingham, England. We stock a beautiful range of children’s gifts, stationery, cards, money boxes and storage tins, all featuring the instantly recognisable illustrations by Rachel Ellen

La de da! Living!
La de da! Living is a family run gift company that offers vintage and not mass produced cutlery, you cannot pick your handle, every piece is perfectly imperfect!

Support your local towns and independent businesses this Christmas by shopping small!

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