Why not shop small, shop local for your gifts this Christmas 2024?
We love to shop small, shop British, shop local and shop eco-friendly for our gifts here at Little Local Box! So why would Christmas 2024 be any different?
Did you know small and medium enterprises account for over 99.2% of total businesses, and employ around 60% of the working population in the UK!! That sounds like something to celebrate, support and champion!
This is why a Little Local Box gift box is a great choice of gift for her or for him. We want to make it easy for you to support our amazing small British businesses and make it easier for your loved ones to discover these small businesses in their region.
Have an Eco-friendly & Sustainable Christmas with Little Local Box
Did you know we carefully select the small businesses we work with based on their eco-friendly and sustainable practices too?
You will find collections are cruelty-free, have been ethically made with sustainably sourced raw materials and are not excessively packaged.
Here are just a few of the small British businesses we showcase in our eco-friendly gift boxes.
Chalke Valley Soaps
Founded in 2020 their home workshop in the beautiful Chalke Valley, Helga, and her small team dedicate their time to crafting beautiful high quality products whilst being mindful about their impact on the planet.
Inspired by her beloved grandma who also made her own soaps, Helga spent years perfecting her cold-process soap making, with a view to make soap for her family to use as her grandma once did.
An unfortunate accident left Helga unable to follow her profession and around the time of Covid-19, she took to soap making to help her own wellbeing and to support the local community, the feedback was overwhelming and she has since become a full-time soaper!
You can find Helga’s beautiful botanical soaps in a number of our South West collection gift boxes.
The Modern Pottery Shop
"To enhance the home through clean, accessible designs". Samuel founded The Modern Pottery Shop in 2020 after keenly studying to become a Ceramics Practitioner. His designs are fun and functional, with a unique aesthetic. Made on a potter's wheel in the UK, his ceramic pieces range from espresso cups to homewares.
Mindfully blended, Reve Candles are made from a luxurious, sustainable blend of soy and coconut wax infused with essential oils. Hand-poured in small batches by Mel in London since 2019, she is passionate about creating natural and beautifully scented candles. Their candles are vegan and cruelty-free – her dog Gizmo wouldn’t approve any other way!
Reve means to dream in French and she really hopes you enjoy the dream.
They have partnered with Ecologi to take real climate action and plant a tree for every purchase.
You can find the beautiful Serenity candle, a blend of Lavender, Rosemary and Juniperberry essential oils, in our South East collection gift boxes.
The Little Peace Company
The Little Peace Company came from just that. The desire to bring ‘a little peace’ at the end of a busy day. They hope to create a little warm feeling and a glow to your day.
Their passion of aromatherapy is evident throughout the range, as is the love of natural ingredients.
They produce with a ‘kind to the planet’ ethos which is another reason we were naturally drawn to this lovely business.
The Little Peace Company’s calming candle and bath salts feature in a number of our Midlands gift box range.
Salt + Steam
This gorgeous brand is hell-bent on making bath time more sustainable and skin-loving. From the frustration of trying to find bath care products which were cruelty-free, contained only natural and vegan ingredients and were plastic-free, Lily decided to start making her own with the moto "great stuff your skin deserves".
They have a fun range of facial steams, baths salts and scrubs which you can find in our North collection gift boxes.
These are just some of the amazing eco-friendly businesses that we showcase and champion in our local gift boxes. Our gifts are a great way to let your loved ones discover the amazing small businesses and talented artisan makers in their area, so why wouldn't you send them a gift of local.
What about us? Happy to say we try to be as eco-friendly as possible.
We are equally passionate about the people and the planet, which is why we plant a tree for every gift box purchased and also donate 5% of our profits to charity each year.
We are all about sustainability too, our gift box packaging is entirely plastic-free from the box, the tissue, the sticker to our mailing bag. Our office and workshop are powered by renewable energy and we try to reduce, reuse and recycle throughout our operations!