Lister & Bruce Christmas Gift Guide
Posted on 06 November 2020
Hello and welcome to our 2020 Christmas Gift Guide.
Now, more than ever it is so important to support small independent businesses, so we have pulled together some of our favourite brands to help you with your Christmas shopping this year.
If you start your shopping earlier, you can afford for the lead times to be a little bit longer and get something really unique.
As most of the Christmas Fairs this year are cancelled it is becoming increasingly harder to get products in front of people.
Some of these businesses we have met personally, some we have purchased from, some we have found through you asking for a particular category and others we have come across in our own personal searches.
Whether you spend a lot, a little or recommend them to a friend, it all really does make a difference. Hopefully there is something for everyone, we have segmented into the following categories: kids, food & beverage, beauty, home, fashion and charity. We hope it gives you some festive inspiration.
There are some great discounts available so happy shopping!
Lister & Bruce have also applied a discount in store:
Discount Code: LBXMAS10 (to redeem 10% off)
If you know any brands or you would like to feature drop us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cute hug cushions the whole family can enjoy. They are Japanese designed and made from a super soft plush material that is hypoallergenic and washable. They come in 4 different sizes and lots of lovely colours. We met these guys at a Christmas fair last year and I (Claire) bought 8! They have become the favourite bedtime companion for all the kids I bought them for.
Discount Code: LBXMAS10 (to redeem 10% off)
As you know we are all for anything that supports independence and builds a child’s confidence and the clever people at Nana’s Manners have done just this with their ergonomically designed cutlery. Their original design is suitable for 3+ years and makes learning to use a knife & fork enjoyable for little hands. They also have BPA free weaning spoons for 4 months+ and fork and spoon for 12 months+.
Discount Code: SHIPFREE (to redeem free UK shipping - min purchase £12 -until the end of December 2020)
Elsie & Mimi
We have placed Elise & Mimi under our kids as I (Helen) have bought some of their cute rainbow t-shirts for my daughter and for presents. However, they have gorgeous, personalised gifts for all sorts of occasions and for the whole family. They have a lovely Christmas section with everything from baubles, clothing, calendars and reward charts.
A fellow Yorkshire brand - Little Annie-Bets make beautifully handmade hair accessories for kids. All occasions are covered- Sparklies for the parties, crowns for birthdays, smarts for school, as well as some gorgeous seasonal themed ones. We met at a trade show a couple of years ago and loved Melissa’s stuff so much we came away with our own hoard.
Discount Code: LBXMAS20 (to redeem 20% off, excluding charity items. Ends 6th December 2020)
The Little Sock Company
Nonslip, stay on socks for kids! Halleluiah!! We all know keeping socks on kids is a constant battle and the non-slip feature gives such peace of mind when they are on the move. They have some lovely gift sets available.
Discount code: LB10 (to redeem 10% off)
Pattie & Co
Super soft muslin blankets, swaddles, squares and comforters for babies and children in beautiful prints! A lot of care has been taken with the printing to make them soft against the child’s skin and wash well.
Bunting in a box
Gorgeous, personalised name bunting, garlands, decorations and party crowns. The individual lettering and mix of personalised colours make a lovely addition to a nursery or bedroom.
Little Plain Jane make wonderful custom dolls just like your child. We originally came across them through Birthmark Support Group UK, as they make dolls with the exact same birthmark as your child. No child should ever feel like they don’t fit the norm. Their dolls are so beautiful, you can see the love that has gone in to making each one.
Transparent wellies you can team with bright socks to make them different each time! The concept is so fun and it gives kids a chance to be creative with their outfits. All the socks are proper wellie socks so toes will be nice and snuggly. We met Squelch at Living North last year and loved their wellies.
Is an illustration led brand, who create personalised letter prints for children as well as luxury greeting cards and hand painted print collections for interiors. We found Max Made Me Do It on our hunt for a child’s first Christmas advent calendar.
This charming baby's first advent calendar is a wonderful way for parents to remember special moments and occasions in the run up to their baby's first Christmas.
Food & BeverageRafi’s Spice Box
They mix the spice, and you cook the curry, giving you the confidence, it will be spot on each time! There are lots of different flavours to choose from, we have bought some amazing recipe kits from them and we highly recommend. They also have an array of breads, chutneys, kitchenware, and cookbooks so definitely worth checking out for a curry lover!
Spirit of Harrogate
The producers of Slingsby Gin, made using ingredients celebrated by Harrogate and the surrounding areas. The water used is drawn from the world-famous Harrogate aquifer and the botanicals added to make their delicious flavours are grown locally as well.
Love Brownies Bakery
Delicious brownies, beautifully packaged and finished with a handwritten note. We have sampled the goods and can confirm they are DELICIOUS! There is something for everyone as they also do gluten free and vegan options.
A cheesey gift or treat yourself! Pong Cheese brings you some of the very best cheeses produced by the leading independent and artisan producers in the UK, complemented with some classics from Europe. What a great way to say 'Happy Birthday', 'Thank you' or 'Happy Christmas' with a box of cheese! I (Helen) have used these guys personally to send gifts and the service was great and the goods were very well received!
Discount code: XMAS2020 (to redeem 10% off everything in their Christmas range)
Yorkshire Craft Beers
Bringing you hundreds of beers from Yorkshire based breweries. They also have a guest brewery section and showcase high quality brews from around the UK.
The beers they stock are from smaller independent breweries so they can offer the highest quality brews, you won’t see a lot of what they sell in the big supermarkets. They have some great gift sets, and you can also create your own personalised advent calendar!
Discount: 10% discount available on their website
Grooming products for the bearded, smooth-faced and mustachioed men of the world. They are handmade in the UK using all natural ingredients which we are a big fan of. My husband spends more time on his beard than I do on my hair so I’m always on the lookout for cool grooming presents for him.
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Yorkshire hand whipped balms that are organic and vegan. These are made with the whole family in mind. They are suitable for all ages, even from birth. They have some great health benefits as well as long lasting moisturised skin; they soothe and heal skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, nappy rash and cradle cap. Additionally they can be used as an after sun, makeup remover and beard oil.
Discount Code: SHOPSMALL (to redeem 15% off)
Create beautiful, all-natural products for your Skin + Self + Space. Candles, Room Diffusers, Mists, Hand and Body Cleansers and Moisturisers made by hand in the UK. Both Helen and I have products from here, they make a great gift .
HomeAtlas & I
Bespoke personalised vintage maps that tell a story. A place you met or that is sentimental to you or the recipient that can be printed on to just about anything – a dog bed, a picture, a place mat. I (Helen) bought a picture for my brother last Christmas of a particular spot in the lakes and he loved it. These are so unique to the individual they really are a special gift.
Discount Code: xmaspost (to redeem free UK shipping)
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Gifts for all the family and for every occasion. We met them at a Christmas fair last year and I (Helen) ordered one of their beautiful hand drawn ski family tree prints as a present for my husband. There are different design options to choose from and they make lovely gifts the whole family can enjoy, we love ours.
Discount Code: FESTIVECHEER (to redeem 15% off orders over £50)
These guys bring a little bit of country in to your home with beautiful modern giftware’s. We especially love their beautiful wreaths that can be used all year round and dressed for the season with your own addition of flowers. They have options for indoor and outdoor spaces so are perfect to brighten the place up, especially this festive season.
Discount code: LBXMAS10 (to redeem 10% off all orders over £20)
The Label Lady
Labels for just about anything! There are some pre-existing designs available that you can customise or create your own bespoke labels. One for the crafty or organised people out there, we love ours!
Hearts & Glitter
Beautiful bespoke linen lampshades, simply let them know the type of fabric, size and shape you would like and they will do the rest. There is always one room in the house where you can’t quite find the right colour or pattern you are looking for.
The Beeswax Wrap Co
Reusable, eco-friendly wraps that can be used on just about any food to keep it fresh. No more cling film! It’s such a great idea and they have some really beautiful prints. We met these guys at the Spirit of Christmas fair last year and I (Claire) bought some for me, my mum and mother-in-law. I think they are brilliant.
Discount Code: LB10 (to redeem 10% off everything on www.beeswaxwraps.co.uk excluding digital gift vouchers - offer valid until the end December 2020)https://www.instagram.com/beeswaxwraps_uk/
A beautiful Leeds based florist. We have used these guys a lot and their flowers and arrangements are beautiful. They have a Christmas section on their website where you can create your own bespoke arrangements.
Look at me Photography
Stunning family and kids photographer capturing your special moments. Based in Buckinghamshire but serving the London area. They have gift vouchers available which can be redeemed at a later date. A wonderful and timeless gift.
A female owned business, with the main aim of empowering women and girls through positive, strong and meaningful merch. Their products are bold, inspiring and have a real feel good factor, we love our Stong Girls merch!
Sustainable clothing and accessories. We met them at the Spirit of Christmas Fair last year when they had their bamboo sock stand. They are breathable and seamless so built for comfort plus they come in great colours.
Sobelle is a small family run business based in Yorkshire. They curate and sell, reloved vintage and antique jewellery, everything truly is a one off and they have some spectacular pieces.
Discount Code: LDXMAS10 (to redeem 10% off website sales only)
Wild Hearts Wonder
Animal inspired wallpaper, fabric, and clothing. We love their wild, bold prints; we both have a few things from here, they have real statement pieces that are a great addition to your wardrobe or home, plus they are run by lovely sisters too.
Liv & Beck
A Harrogate based brand that makes beautiful, personalised, monogrammed handwoven baskets. All baskets are made with natural, sustainable materials and are hand painted. They have bags and baskets for all occasions – clutch bags, big bags, small bags, baskets and hampers, you can even create your own bespoke one. We love them!
Discount Code: L&B10 (to redeem 10% off)
Specialists in sheepskin, leather and wool and family run in Yorkshire. They do it all – slippers, boots, gloves, aprons, handbags, clothing, rugs, furniture…...the list goes on. They have some gorgeous designs and prints to choose from and cater for all ages
CharityFor most Christmas is a joyous occasion but for others it can be a dreaded time. This year more than ever people are suffering in poverty unable to buy the essentials for their families let alone even contemplate a Christmas dinner or presents.
There are so many charities out there, but we have listed a couple below that have touched our hearts. If you can spare a bit extra this year, please take a look at the below charities.
Action for Children
Be a Secret Santa for a vulnerable child. There are children all over the UK who face Christmas without food, warmth or love. Action for Children are working hard to change this but they need help. They have a lovely Secret Santa initiative and this year more than ever vulnerable children in the UK need a Secret Santa more than ever. There is information on how you can get involved in the below link:
Charity Cards Online
Please buy your Christmas cards from a charity, if you are sending them anyway, you may as well contribute to a good cause. The charity Fight for Sight is very close to our hearts so that’s where ours will be from this year – plus the robin one is really cute!
Dom’s PJ Appeal
Dom is a 9-year-old boy who for the last 3 years has been collecting pyjamas and books for children who are spending Christmas in refuge after escaping domestic violence. It is such a wonderful campaign and was started through the belief that everyone deserves to be happy so if he can bring just a small smile to them, it is all worth it. This year due to the current circumstances the method of donating may be different – please check out their Instagram page for updates.
They also have a JustGiving page:
Claire & Helen xx