These gifts, all from UK-based makers, will make the perfect stocking fillers or little-somethings for loved ones.

With the festive season on the horizon, many will be beginning to plan their lists of what to give friends and family. 

The term 'stocking fillers' is used for smaller (but no less heart-felt) gifts which will make the receiver smile. These are perfect for casual friends who you don't want to buy something too big for, or as a little extra present to show someone you really care.

With so many options available in both shops and online, it can be hard to find exactly what you are looking for when gift buying. To make things a little easier to choose from, we have cultivated a list of gift ideas which are all located in the UK. This means that not only are you shopping locally and supporting local businesses, but the air miles for your presents are significantly less.

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Cocoa Canopy

This Christmas, put the chocolate back into drinking chocolate with Cocoa Canopy's range of hot chocolate gifts – all of which feature their unique fine chocolate beads for the ultimate luxury chocolate drink.

All products are made with sustainably sourced ingredients and come in plastic-free, compostable packaging.

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Friary Drinks

Using a bespoke copper distiller called Storm, sisters Hannah and Tori have gone from strength to strength producing their own small batches of gin using locally sourced botanicals from other family businesses. Now, they have branched out to a range of liqueurs, cocktails, and more to choose from. We recommend the Christmas Stars for a stocking tipple.

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Mouth and Foot Painting Artists

Next up, support an incredible collective whilst also giving a beautiful gift this Christmas. The Mouth and Foot Paiting Artists are a group with disabilities who paint and create art just using their mouths and feet. 

They have a beautiful range of products available including children's storybooks, 2023 calendars, and playing cards which would all be perfect for a stocking.

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Powderhound Ski Mug or Bauble

Add a bit of Alpine magic to your Christmas Tree with this exquisite fine bone china Christmas bauble featuring the Powderhound classic skier design. Available as a single bauble or in a set of 4 in a luxury gift box. 

The same design is also available on a mug and in the shape of a letter of the alphabet. The perfect personalised present!

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Wildflower specialist, Seedball, has a great range of gifts and stocking fillers for anyone looking for an eco-friendly present this Christmas.

Each box contains six seed balls with a mix of beautiful native wildflowers for garden beds and pots – Cornflower, Red Campion, Meadow Cranesbill, Oxeye Daisy, and Musk Mallow. A little card is also included to explain what the balls are and how to use them - they’re incredibly easy to use - simply scatter on top of soil or compost (no digging or expertise required!) and nature will do the rest. Best scattered in autumn or spring, they make the perfect little stocking filler ready to scatter next year!

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CAST Jewellery Making Kit

CAST is back this Christmas to bring you the ultimate gifts to unleash your creative potential and make memories, through the power of jewellery - all from the comforts of your own home. You can design a piece of jewellery that is unique to you and that nobody else on the planet has. 

Inside their Jewellery Making Kit you will find specialist blue jewellers wax which comes in a variety of exciting shapes to offer you the most flexibility with your designs, alongside a carefully considered selection of tools to give you maximum flexibility and design freedom

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Happy Place Candle

Introducing Unnaaty's Happy PLace Candle which is made in UK using a blend of natural wax (soy, coconut and rapeseed) and is infused with essential oil which uplift your mood. It comes in two sizes and Unnaaty has pledged to give 1% of each sale to Young Minds – a charity that helps young adults challenging mental health issues. 

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YagoEco Accessories

Choose from a huge range award winning sustainable jewellery, all handmade in London from recycled single-use materials.

These are the perfect gift for the environment-conscious wearer who wants to look stylish but not wasteful.

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Once Upon a Tuesday

Choose the perfect twelve-month calendar or planner for your loved one with many gorgeous designs available. Once Upon a Tuesday only use planet-friendly paper in their products.

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The Somerset Toiletry Co.

In 1999, Roger and Sakina Buoy made the decision to begin distributing their own fairly priced but beautiful range of toiletries and luxury products. These products now reach across the globe and promise to be just as good for the planet as they smell delicious.

Why not send someone a selection of their festive gifts, like a gift box of Winter Plush Soaps, this year.

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MAKE Skincare

We recommend a bottle of ZEST Lime Lemon, Lavender, Eucalpytus and Lemongrass Hand and Body Wash from this delightful skincare company where everything is handmade.

ZEST is a perfume free , essential oil infused hand and body wash using a vibrant blend of essential oils including Somerset lavender essential oil.

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Silent Pool Gin

Luxury handcrafted gin made from 24 botanicals with the aim of capturing the essence of the Surrey Hills. A contemporary London Dry gin with floral top notes, they also have a Rare Citrus Gin for those looking for something with a stronger flavour.

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And Finally...

So many gifts are forgotten about, mislaid or broken within weeks, but a subscription is a gift that will keep giving throughout the year. We have 15 regional magazines to choose from so you can find the perfect match with your gift reciever.
A gift subscription will ensure your friends and family don’t miss a thing that’s happening locally for the next 12 months. Subscribe now and you'll also receive a £10 Amazon gift card.

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