This year more than ever, it feels so important to be supporting local, small businesses. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, this year has been a whirlwind, and unfortunately it's independent businesses that seem to have had the biggest knock on effect from it all. 

In today's post, I wanted to share with you some small, independent brands who you should definitely take a look at when considering purchasing anything over the next few months, whether that be for yourself or for a gift for someone over the festive period. 

Some of these brands are really close to my heart and it would mean the world to me, and I'm sure them too, if you took some time to check them out!

Image via the Olivia Annabelle Site

Olivia Annabelle Apparel 

You'll have heard me mention this name before. Liv is one of my closest friends, but not only that, she's also an amazing designer too. She creates the most beautiful, story-inspired pieces, all ethically made. Her latest High Seas collection has been one of my favourites so far, with it's stunning statement collars and ocean inspired prints. I'm currently eyeing up her new Gloriana print, which is perfect for dressing up over the festive period!

Check her site out HERE.


Mooncanopy are a brand that recently got in touch with me to collaborate. They create the most gorgeous organic hemp robes, which you can see pictured above. These are the perfect thing to treat yourself or a loved one too right now - I mean, we're all going to be spending a lot of time lounging around indoors, right? 

Click HERE to check out their site.

Image via @hannahgraphics, Photography by Sophia Carey

Hannah Kirkland Prints

Han is one of my oldest pals, we're talking all the way back to high school days of bad haircuts and braces. Regardless of our long, everlasting friendship though (yes Han, you're stuck with me haha), she's an incredibly talented graphic designer. Her prints are so beautifully detailed, fun and colourful - perfect for adding a pop of colour when decorating at home. She creates both prints and cards, all inspired by locations such as Manchester, Scotland, New York, so if you're on the lookout for something personal as a gift this year, or simply want some fun festive cards to send, then definitely go and have a nosy.

Shop her Etsy HERE.

Image via @itsrooper, modelled by @rihver and photography by Morgan Barfield 


Okay, if you're a bag-addict, this one's for you. I've been head-over-heels in love with Roop's bags for so long now. The designs are so simply beautiful and unique, and there's something for everyone - lots of print and bright shades for the colour lovers and minimal pieces for the neutral lovers like me! Roop's owner, Natasha, uses vintage and remnant fabrics to create each piece too, which makes each piece that little bit more special. 

Shop Roop's pieces HERE.

Image via @sirenstoreuk


I was first introduced to Siren when I was kindly sent one of their candles during their collaboration with Daisy Jewellery. I instantly fell in love with what they do and have been following along, eagerly eyeing up their new designs each time they release one. I've currently got my eye on their new 'Shell' Candle!

Their candles are a projection of body positivity, feminism and art. They're made with lumps, bumps, curves and everything inbetween to ensure that everyone feels included. They also come in a gorgeous range of colours, so whether you're looking for a lady in green, or simplistic white candle, they've got it all - all of which are made with Soy Wax and natural dye. 

These are the perfect thing if you're into decorating your home, or a lovely gift for someone too.

If you fancy checking them out, head to their site HERE