Does anyone find Christmas shopping really difficult!?

Each year I trawl the internet for unique gift ideas for my loved ones. It seems to be increasingly hard to find something special, that’s why this year I’m going to try shop small as much as I can.

Small businesses can offer something completely different and fresh, compared to those 3 for 2 gifts from some high street retailers that churn out the same products year after year. Not to mention that knowing that your hard earned money is going directly into the pocket of the maker is satisfying.

One of my favourite places to browse is Pedddle, a collection of talented makers that has grown significantly over lockdown. They’ve started to run online markets to help you find those unique items that you’d usually find at your local markets.You can even filter to find makers in your area. Who knows what is going to happen this year with in person Christmas markets?! Check the next Pedddle Christmas market here.

Also for my planty people out there, the Green Rooms Market is your one stop shop for the coolest of cool plant shops & plant paraphernalia.  Once lockdown 2.0 is over there’s a market taking place at Canopy Market in King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th December. 

Croydon locals, if you are not following @eastcroydoncool on Instagram are you even a real Cronx resident?! East Croydon Cool is a “curated guide to all things cool in The Cronx”. Highlights local businesses as well as the need to know things happening the area. Non Croydon people defiantly search for local accounts like this for your area, they do great work for your community and a great way to help you connect with small businesses in your area.

I hope that’s given you a few places to help with your Christmas shop this year, if you fancy yourself a Knttd piece for a gift there’s plenty on the Knttd site for those big or small gifts. Have a browse and for a limited time only you can order a custom colour the eco pots & plant hangers. Unsure what you need, drop me a message at


Stay safe

Carly x

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