Dearest Santa, you gorgeous dude!

We’ve tried SO hard to be good for the whole of 2018 (let’s hope you weren’t watching at Libby’s 40th birthday party, eeeek!) and really hope we’ve made it on to your nice list! On Christmas Day, what we’d love under the tree, please gorgeous please, is a selection from this list of amazing, independent, Bath-based businesses. We also have another special wish, that evvverryyyonnee reading this spends just some of their Christmas pennies supporting our gorgeous locals! Go on….make your hard-working, creative neighbours squeal with joy this Black Friday weekend!

This amazing illustration is by Rebecca Strickson, commissioned by Holly Tucker MBE who we ADORE.

The list has been curated following a shout out on our Instagram page. Thank you so so much to everyone who commented. If you’d like to be included, drop us a little email on – we’d be delighted to hear from you! Thank you! 



Bespoke, handmade teething accessories!


Kate Woods Crafts

Gorgeous crafty treasures, including pom pom hair clips & much-coveted teddies.

I make terrariums which are lovely indoor gardens. They can be dry deserts with cacti and succulents, lush tropical rainforests or sandy coves made with drift wood and airplants to name a few! You may even find a fairy or dinosaur living in one! Don’t worry if you are not green fingered, they are all easy to care for!

Mabel’s Mouse House is a beautifully illustrated toy sure to spark the imagination. A perfect gift for Christmas.

G&T, pre-owned designer luxury for ladies that wanna look a million bucks but don’t wanna spend it.

We have loads of great products for Christmas and New Year parties and our party bag fillers make excellent stocking fillers! Check out our site at Order online and you can click and collect from us in Bath.

I’m all about colour hand-making bold statement necklaces, delicate bracelets and pencil wraps! I also stock gorgeous silicone bracelets and necklaces so colour popping for everyone!


Fivebargate Design

Graphic prints for grown-ups & not so grown-ups

I run @poppyinpearls, an online wedding accessories and gifts boutique. Everything is handmade by designer makers in the U.K. Gorgeous clutch bags, stunning jewellery and Liberty print bow ties!

I make cushion covers from vintage and contemporary fabrics, with a focus on mid century, Scandinavian, minimalist and natural interiors. If you live locally, I can also make art fabric panels for your walls!

We are an independent beauty salon offering a range of treatments to make you look and feel fabulous! Located next door to fellow indi @ba1hair on Bath’s fabulous Bartlett Street. Treat someone special (or yourself!) this party season. Check out our treatment menu on Gift vouchers available

We stock lots of lovely bright and colourful gifts 🎁 from well known brands such as Rice, Rex and Sass and Belle as well as small indie south west brands. Find us along Walcot Street or online at

Adventure Babies is a fantastic story and sensory class for children under 4 years old and their adults. Adventures are weekly in Bath, Bradford on Avon and Chippenham.  £10, £20 or £35 (£35 pays for a full 5 weeks of adventures). Contact me for vouchers on

We are an artists salon for creative event based collaborations through supper clubs, music gigs, workshops, and now a retail pop-Up shop using the concept of Social Shopping to bring people together to shop, socialise, and support showcased creatives. Our Christmas 🎄 Pop-Up features a curated collection vintage and new items to gift to yourself of those you love! 🎁 Check us out on but soon next week…launching

I’m the proud maker behind Le Fouillis de Marie, brass & glass beads jewellery all handmade in Weston, Bath

I print on textiles and make all sorts of gift items. I also design my own fabrics. All made by me in my little under the stairs workspace! My Etsy shop is There is 10% off all items in my Etsy Shop until the end of November! 😊🎄😊

I am all about love and support for women and their families through pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Plus I am starting Creative Maternal Journal Evenings in the new year for women on their mothering journey. Gift vouchers can be purchased for these through

Rossiters of Bath has a whole Department dedicated to Children’s Gifts. From stocking fillers, wooden toys, crafting, fun toiletries, lighting, games, gadgets, bedroom accessories & Soft Toys. We don’t sell much online but come into store and we can help you out.

I design and make geometric home accessories and jewellery, and if you need to post a present to a loved one I have a range of make your own himmeli kits. I’m based in Bathford and offer free local delivery in Bath. My Etsy shop is and check out my Instagram for details of local markets I’ll be at.

We are Spotty Herberts, a shop for children. Find us on the cobbles of Queen St. We’re filling up with ‘magic’ for Christmas and looking forward to a special guest arriving soon.

We’re an Italian independent food hall & deli selling lots of delicious, authentic regional treats for the whole family. Our extra festive offerings also includes hampers, chocolates & of course Panettone.

Catch the team at wisteria for all your beauty needs, fabulous nails, amazing lashes, relaxing facials, hot wax intimate waxing for men and women, make up and much more. Oh and we do gift vouchers. Happy Christmas!

If you love African material then look right here! We’ve got napkins, bags, laptop sleeves, purses, headbands, earrings, storage boxes and Christmas decorations. All the goodies I sell are made by women’s groups I used to work with. You’ll see me pop up at various fairs over the festive period including this Tuesday at @stmarksschoolbath , Thursday @lansdowncricketclub from 7:30pm and all day @theharboursidemarket on Saturday.

Fashion with a conscious & pins for life!

I design and make awesome activity kits themed around the greatest childhood adventures! They are educational, inspiring and fun! Our boxes make unique Christmas gifts and our mini kits are perfect stocking fillers. If you would like to give the gift of adventure this Christmas our shop is We are offering 10% off Black Friday week and a free Yippee adventures poster for every customer.

Rattle’n’Roll Childrenswear is a funky kids clothing brand of comfy and stylish digital print garments. They are not for the faint hearted be warned! Hard wearing and built for exploring, the stunning prints hide the dirt little ones seem to find! From 0-6 years, and commissions up to 10 years (and even the odd adult piece too) you can get your own unique combinations for fabrics at no extra cost, or go with one of my trusted ones available in my Etsy shop.

Planty Kate loves all things plant and offers plant inspired gifts in eco packaging- lots in collaboration with local makers, as well as fab selection of beautiful houseplants. We will be offering handmade Christmas wreaths on straw bases- we are all for avoiding plastic!

Rent don’t buy! Treat someone to a Hiremebaby gift voucher to spend on any hire item/s. Check out our brand new themed toy boxes, starting from £10 for 3 day hire and our play equipment packages perfect for toddler parties or family friendly weddings…

Wipeable learning mats for children 👶I’ve had great reviews from parents who tell me their children have really engaged with them.


Thank you Santa! And happy independent shopping to all of you. We love you!