With Chritmas edging closer many are looking to support small and local businesses. I love it when I find a new gem from an up and coming brand and the personal shopping experience is an added bonus! if you are looking for unique and special gifts here are some Indie brands I recommend exploring!
L’Organic are a natural, cruelty free and UK beauty brand. They have a vast range of products ranging from skincare, bodycare, haircare and mens skincare. They have a fabulous range of gift sets available a, perfect for a spa at home feeling! My top picks are the Detoxifying Body Scrub and Body Butter Gift Box, the Haircare Gift Box and the Radiance Restore Trio.
If you can’t choose they also offer a subscription box for various durations which I love, who doesn’t love a surprise skincare delivery! You can get 10% off when you sign up for their newsletter and have the option to select a post later date at checkout to save having to hide gifts from your loved ones!
Apothaka are a cruelty free premium UK based beauty brand with a wonderful plant based skincare collection, I love their approach to a less is more skincare routine. High quality ingriedients are used and I can honestly say many of the products from Apothaka are always in my skincare routine. Some great sets are available if you are looking to try for yourself or gift to a skincare lover! My top picks are the Skin Quenching Essence and SOS Hand Recovery Duo, essentials on my shelf!
To celebrate the 4th birtbday of Apothaka throughout November you can get a 15% discount when you spend £20 or more (gift sets are excluded).
Dames and Dimes are a cruelty free UK Beauty brand who make the most delicious skincare I have tried! You will want to have a snack nearby with their massage bars which look and smell of chocolate (yum!) to their infamous Chocolate Orange Cleansing Balm which has gained a huge following! If you know someone with a sweet tooth they are a great gifting choice!
Reasonably priced and freshly batch made they offer great gifts for a skincare and foodie lover! My top picks have to be the massage bars! They smell and look good enough to eat and melt beautifully into my skin leaving it soft and smooth, full review can be found here.
Rosalena are an award winning cruelty free UK skincare brand, their natural bio-active skincare collection includes a gorgeous collection of facial oils formulated to nourish and boost our skins health, with an oil for every skin type it is easy to see why they are loved by many. With a strong focus on self care and well being they have curated four gift sets especially for Christmas.
My favourites are the Gift of Glowing Skin and Discovery Face Oil Collection for some relaxation and self care, a great way to discover a new favourite and excuse for a bit of me time!
Creme Du Loch are a luxury cruelty free skincare brand based in beautiful Scotland. Their anti-aging daily creme is luxuriously rich and absorbs beautifully into the skin leaving it soft and hydrated. Containing sustainably sourced Kelp which is high in antioxidants and helps to retain moisture ithas a lovely natural scent which is refreshing and comforting. A limited edition duo gift set is available, perfect if you can’t bear to part with one!
Creme Du Loch are currently offering a 25% discount for Black Friday, such a fab saving!
Happy Carrot are UK based vegan skincare brand, I always think of Superman flying when I see their Hero Balm! Their plant based collection screams fun and I love their less is more approach to skincare. A sustainable brand who are mindful of the environment and use upcycled and recyclable materials. They have a wondeful variety of skincare and sets available!
My top picks are the Awesome Apricot Lip Balm (you will want to eat it!) and the Superheroes Mini Set, such a great way to try everything!
Deerieo Skincare are based in Scotland, their skincare collection is inspired by their stunning natural surroundings. A beautiful range of skincare products including discovery sets which would make fab stocking fillers and a recently launched soap and candle collection. They use high quality natural sustainably sourced ingredients in their formulas and are focused on creating multifunctional products which I love!
My top picks are the Berry Cleansing Balm which melts like butter once in contact with your skin (full review can be found here) and the Apple Pie Soy Natural Candle, who wouldn’t want their home to smell like Apple Pie!
I hope you found some new brands to explore! If your have any questions let me know in the comments and tap the star if you enjoyed this post!
Wishing everyone a healthy and happy week! Sarah xxx
Image credits – thank you to L’Organiq, Dames and Dimes, Rosalena, Apothaka, Creme Du Loch, Happy Carrot Skincare and Deerieo. This post contains no affiliate codes.