Can you believe it is only 33 days until Christmas? I can’t!
I really wanted to highlight some of my favourite indie businesses - from bath products, to jewellery and books! There will be something for everyone.
There are also plenty of people who don’t celebrate Christmas, but do like to give gifts around this time of year, and so many of us that give gifts all year round, so please feel free to keep coming back for more ideas.
Let’s get started!
Fawn Press is a small independent and socially conscious publisher of extraordinarily beautiful poetry. “Poetry that takes you by the hand and leads you into the woods”.
The Elements anthology is An anthology of poetry inspired by the natural and supernatural elements of the universe and beyond.
From the molecular chaos of running water and the impatient budding of leaves in Spring, to the whispering aether that fills the darkness of night, this anthology will explore and celebrate the natural world, spiritual entities, and the forces at work all around us.
They also only use carbon-offset printers and compostable packaging.
Fawn Press was only founded in 2021 and is not funded by large arts bodies, so support of this debut publication will be invested into publishing emerging and underrepresented writers in our upcoming series of single poet pamphlets in the spring.
Currently working on a made-to-order basis, means no wasted stock piling up waiting to be sold, and no more resources used than necessary. In true slow-fashion style, using Jesmonite as a material allows for any leftover material to be recycled - as any offcuts and waste can be reused by being broken back down into chips to be used in terrazzo.
Hand made, environmentally friendly products packaged in planet friendly materials, The Creepy Peach creates bath bombs, solid bubble bath bars, soaps and reusable cotton scrub squares all with a spooky, Halloween and horror theme - so you never have to settle for an ordinary bath time experience again!
Elevating erotic bakes beyond a pair of fondants breasts in a football shirt, Kween Kream is a UK based Queer bakery inspired by those who love to unapologetically be themselves. Kween Kream was founded in London, after working in some of the most established kitchen’s, the mastermind behind Kween Kream realised the scene was becoming dull and over saturated by people making the same sweet treats. They decided to go left and reinvent a market for themselves. You’ll find them putting a spin on the ‘trends’ by making it filthy. They are not for everyone and accept that, they are here for those who like to get weird!
You can find them on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter or visit our website at Kweenkream.co.uk. They also take custom orders, so feel free to email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Aimee Thomson is a Watford born disabled author, living her fairycore dreams in the Wiltshire countryside. She writes young adult fiction, her work is often based around old school fairytales, but with a modern twist! Expect dragons, fairies and witches. If you want to get lost in a world of wonder you can purchase Y is For Magic here. Aimee often talks about her life as a dyspraxic writer on her Instagram here.