The local independent businesses you should be shopping at this Christmas

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It may be the busiest time of the year, but when it comes to finding the perfect gift, it’s well worth considering some local independent businesses. Here are a few of our favourites…

Copper and Solder

Looking to buy something a little bit different this year? Look no further than Copper & Solder, which sells unique homewares for modern living spaces including candle holders, small pots and pipe stands. Each piece is handmade to order, so no two items are ever identical, making them a perfectly unique gift idea. Click here to shop now.


Waving the Birmingham flag loud and proud is Provide Birmingham, a design-focused brand that creates products to celebrate the city in all its glory. For the die hard Brummies in your life, anything from Provide is the ideal gift idea, from BHX t-shirts to Rotunda prints. And if you’re struggling to choose, there’s also the option to buy a gift card. Click here to shop now. 

Mikaela Lyons

Jewellery designer, Mikaela Lyons, creates ethical pieces which are all personally designed, made and finished by hand before being individually hand-marked. Whether you’re looking for a coin pendant or some delicate hoop earrings, these cool but cute items are a great alternative to high street pieces. Click here to shop now.

Kin Home

Located a short walk from Harborne High Street, this stylish Scandi-inspired homewares shop is a great addition to the popular Victorian suburb, whether you’re buying gifts for friends and family or investing in some new decorative pieces for your own home, you’re sure to find something you love. Click here to shop now.

Liquor Store

Championing a more sustainable attitude to fashion, Liquor Store on Colmore Row has a range of carefully-selected clothing and homewares from a variety of designer labels including Oliver Spencer, A.P.C and Folk Clothing. If it’s a stylish gift you’re after at a higher price point, Liquor Store is worth checking out. Click here to shop now. 

Quarter Horse Coffee

In case you weren’t aware, the first independent coffee roaster and cafe in Birmingham, Quarter Horse Coffee, actually sells its very own freshly-roasted beans for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home – perfect for the coffee lover in your life. Click here to shop now. 

V Jewellery

Described as ‘accessible Art Deco inspired jewellery’, V Jewellery offers delicate and stylish  pieces for the modern woman, with gift options to suit every budget. Keep it simple with a pair of silver studs or go all out with a statement pendant necklace, whatever their style or preference, you’re sure to find something they’ll love. Click here to shop now. 

Latticia Organics

These organic, vegan & multi-use skincare products are both luxurious and affordable. All the collections are created by Latticia herself in small batches, and since starting earlier this year, she’s seen the business go from strength to strength. A popular favoruite is the Whipped Shea Soufflé, a 100% natural formula that can be used on hair, face and body. Click here to shop now.

Featured image: Kin Home, Harborne

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