Christmas is a wonderful, festive time. Every year, we are encouraged to shop from local, small businesses and support fellow business owners. This year, however, it is even more important. As we all know and experienced, lockdown has been tough on everyone, particularly independent businesses. Below, we include some of the businesses we’ve come across on our Southampton Networking page and thought they’d be fantastic ideas for a gift. Of course, there are many, many more businesses on our page, so we do encourage you to scroll through our followers list on Instagram and have a look! We also will be sharing more businesses on our stories on Instagram as well so make sure you check back regularly!
Let’s get stuck in then.
Rebecca Frost Photography
Rebecca Frost Photography has recently launched her Boutique! Purchase a gift voucher for that special someone for an intimate boudoir session! Visit the website page below and have a look at her offers! A boudoir shoot can be a beautiful gift! Boudoir shoots help with your confidence, sense of intimacy and the photos – well, they are just something to be proud of! Especially, when captured by Rebecca! Just take a look at her Instagram!
Bonhams Bonbons is a new company around in Southampton, offering some beautiful boxes of bonbons. Just take a look at their Instagram! Their festive boxes include delicious flavours: spiced orange caramel, gingerbread, boozy brandy (with brandy soaked died fruits). And what’s more, all their chocolates are gluten and nut free! But hurry! Their festive boxes are available to preorder only until 6th of December!
Check out their Instagram and to order, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Otoka Jewellery make beautiful botanical jewellery, featuring gorgeous earrings and necklace pendants! Have a look at their Instagram and website! They offer free delivery in Southampton! All the jewellery is handmade with love. You may have seen Otoka Jewellery posts on our stories! If you want your business to be featured on our stories, please use #SoLetsConnect or tag us @southamptonnetworking
Astrofunk Boutique are a unique British fashion brand offering great garments that are ecofriendly, suistainable, comfortable and high quality. This brand also supports slow fashion movement! When you buy from these guys, you’re not only getting awesome clothing but also helping the planet! How amazing is that? Check out their website and Instagram, happy shopping!
That’s not all…
This blog post would be extremely long if we listed all the lovely businesses that we’ve seen on our Southampton Networking Instagram page. Please make sure you visit our Instagram and have a browse on Facebook as well for all the wonderful businesses – it’s like two gifts in one! The one you’re buying from the sellers, and a gift for the seller by helping them make another sale.
Happy Festive Period!
Mag Lepkowska xo