As well as giving handmade gifts, and searching out alternatives to the usual electricals-computers-makeup-clothes options, this year I'm championing a series of great independent businesses which sell everything from beautiful magazines and books to quirky homewares, ethically produced accessories and beautiful organic skincare, Over the next five days, I'm going to be profiling some great little shops which are great destinations if you're looking for gifts with a difference - first up is one of my absolute favourites, Tigerlilly Quinn.
Owned and curated by Fritha, who also runs the popular Tigerlilly Quinn blog, the shop of the same name has a massively impressive range of stock. Find a stocking filler for the little ones amongst the eclectic toys, hunt out a gift for a friend in the jewellery section or treat your home to a Christmas gift with a bright and cheerful wall print. The shop is jam packed with great designers, from the quirky I Am Acrylic to famous accessories names And Smile and Ladybird Likes (if you've never checked out those collar clips, you really should!)
As a special Christmas gift, Fritha has kindly offered a 10% discount to readers of this blog; simply enter the code OWL10 at the checkout to save your pennies.