The Style Stories Christmas Gift Guide 2017: Indie Brands
We've almost done it, you guys - this here is the final instalment in my 2017 gift guide. In this post, I'm doing away with the big name brands and the must-have items cropping up on wishlists all over the country. Today's guide shares with you a selection of fantastic indie brands, offering artisanal goodies spanning beauty, skincare, interiors and much more.
Everyone's on a quest to make their homes look beautifully Instagrammable, so get them ahead in the game with one of the gorgeous copper-lined lampshades by interiors brand Love Frankie. I particularly like the monochrome Circus Stripe shade (from £40) which has a gorgeous brushed copper inside.
For makeup obsessives, skip the queue for the latest Kylie Jenner release, and get yourself over to Sara Hill instead. Here you'll find cruelty-free, exceptional quality makeup in a huge array of shades. If she loves her highlight, pick her up the Pink Opal Collection (£40), which features four beautiful shades.
We've already spoken about how tricky men are to buy for, so make it easy on yourself by getting him a gorgeous leather washbag from FIDIR (£89). It's not cheap, but it is crafted in beautiful leather, and features a very cheerful handpainted lining inside too.
Candles are a failsafe Christmas gift. And what's better than getting someone one beautifully fragrant candle? Getting them four. London-based lifestyle brand MBotanicals has a gift box of four hand-poured, vegan-friendly soy wax candles for £50, comprising a selection of floral, warm and woody fragrances that they're sure to love.
If you've got a hirsute man in your life, treat him to a kit to keep that beard in check. Braw Beard's Beard Butter & Brush Pack (£22) includes a nourishing, creamy beard butter and a natural bristle brush, both designed to keep facial hair looking and feeling its very best. The products are handmade and all natural too.
Finally, a fierce gift that's truly unforgettable. Spread girl power in its purest form, with The Ultimate Girl Gang set (£145) by REEK Perfume. This luxe gift includes a full size 50ml dressing-table bottle of both of the brand's fragrances, Damn Rebel Bitches and Damn Rebel Witches. Both of these fragrances have been blended by an award-winning perfumier and both have fierce and fabulous feminist backstories.
And there we have it, The Style Stories Christmas Gift Guide 2017 series is over! I hope you've picked up plenty of inspiration for your loved ones this festive season - do let me know if any of my suggestions make it underneath your tree...