At Little Local Box we’re here to help. We understand the importance and sentiment behind every gift. Whether given in person or through the post, we appreciate the love that goes in to finding and wrapping that perfect gift so you can bring joy to your loved ones day.
Our hope is to make it simple for you to send earth-friendly, thoughtful and beautiful gifts, whilst supporting like-minded small independent businesses in the UK.
We know that time can get ahead of you, that's why our collections are ready-to-send and come stylishly gift wrapped in our eco-friendly packaging.
Our green values
We are aware of the footprints we leave behind, which is why we try to do our best to tread lightly and help it fade.
We plant one tree for every gift box purchased.
We've partnered with One Tree Planted who are a not-for-profit organisation committed to global reforestation, and were involved in planting over 15 million trees in 2020 alone. You can read more about their exciting projects for this year here.
Our cardboard boxes, filling and printed material are fully recyclable and compostable, although we hope that elements of these are either re-used or re-purposed.
We showcase like-minded artisans and therefore we can say most of our gift boxes contain virtually no plastic at all (some contain a small amount of biodegradable plastic which can be composted at industrial plants - please check locally for facilities).
We like to help reinforce a circular economy by reducing and re-using packaging within our daily operations. We re-distribute the packaging we receive from our partners to local businesses who then re-use these rather than recycling them immediately.
The printed material in our gift boxes use only plant-based and water-based inks on 100% recycled card/paper.
Our blog (coming soon) will feature more ideas on re-using and re-purposing some of the containers.
Our people values
We love the planet and we also love the people on it!
That's why we donate 5% of our profits to charities who support various projects around the world. In 2021 we will be donating to:
Pencils of Promise - A global charity committed to providing primary education to children in some of the most deprived countries. They aim to give children a better start to enable a better future. You can read more about the charity here.
And finally a little about me...
Hi I’m B,
I love shopping locally with small independents, however there were times when I'd left it too late to put together a lovely hamper bag of goodies which my friends and family know me for. Carried away with the daily grind I wasn't able to put the same thought and time in to gifting. So that's where the idea of Little Local Box came about.
Admittedly 2020 wasn’t the best year to go full steam ahead, but like for many others, Covid-19 afforded me some 'time’. Time to think, time to reflect and time to do something that matters, to me and to others. It’s at times like this that I realise how important it is to spread some joy and that's where it all began.
Having started my early career in the fashion industry with some well known high street brands, I was all too aware of the lack of ethics and excesses from the growth in consumerism. And now with two young eco-warrior (princess) daughters, I knew sustainability was always going to be one of the cornerstones of Little Local Box.
In a world besieged by plastics, waste and global warming it was important for us to make our footprints fade in time.
When I’m not sat working at the kitchen table, packing your orders, planning future collections or testing products, you can find me curled up with a book, a large mug of coffee (and wedge of cake) in our Berkshire home... or out on some mini-adventures or more likely watching Frozen 2 for the 100th time!
Thank you for joining me on our journey and taking to time to find out what we are all about. I hope we can make you and your loved ones feel truly special and wonderfully surprised, one beautifully curated box at a time!