Christmas seems to have come out of nowhere this year, after a very busy 2019 at Bedfolk HQ. Luckily our team have got lots of gift ideas from the indie brands they’ve been loving this year. Our Christmas Wish List includes these 8 lovely brands.
High Quality Clothing Essentials
We recently picked up some of these gloriously soft cotton basics and couldn’t be without them. Perfect for layering, in muted colour ways, these are the everyday essentials we’ve been looking for and never been able to find. Like us, The Cotton Story make their products in a family-run factory in Portugal (where everyone is paid a fair wage) and their packaging is recycled / compostable (and perfect for gifting). We love the fact that their tee’s have been garment dyed (much like our super-soft bedding) for a soft, lived in look and feel.
100% natural Skin Care
Less is more. A concept we believe in wholeheartedly and Honest embody too. Their products avoid synthetics and focus on a few, carefully chosen natural ones. Each product is lovingly crafted by hand in the UK, so they know exactly what goes into everything they make. 100% natural skincare, with biodegradable / reusable packaging – and never tested on animals. What more could you want. We love the Calm range – especially the Calming Cleansing Cream with beeswax & sweet almond oil. A treat for the skin.
For all the tiny one’s on our list, we’ll be looking to the gorgeous Sleepy Doe – their baby sleepsuits are super-soft, and proudly designed and made in Britain supporting independent suppliers and factories. Bonus, they offer matching ‘Mumma’ sets for optional twinning.
Candles & Home Scents
We love the story behind Earl of East – from side-hustle to team of 18 and a lifestyle store in Hackney (our old stomping ground). Everything is produced in East London, and we love the idea of gifting a candle-lover one of their candle making workshop vouchers. We’ll be burning their Atlas Cedar scent over the festive season – cedar wood, olive leaf and white musk, it’s an earthy warm scent.
We might be *tiny bit* biased but what could be better than a deliciously soft bedding bundle under the tree? The period between Christmas and New Year was made for duvet days, and we’ll be making sure our friends and family spend it in the softest of sheets. We’ve got the perfect bundle for everyone on your list.
They’ll love it if…
The effortless look is their jam, and they’d choose staying in bed over ironing any day. More time snoozing with the dogs, binging on Netflix, and cuddling up in super soft bedding. Relaxed is available in Snow (white), Rose (barely-pink) and Dove (softest blue-grey).
They’ll love it if…
A matching set of pyjamas and perfectly smooth sheets is their thing. Crisp, clean and classic might as well be their bio – and their bedroom looks better than a boutique hotel. Our Classic percale bedding is available in Snow (white), Rose (barely-pink) and Dove (softest blue-grey).
They’ll love it if…
They’re partial to a scented candle or ten, and have been known to don a silk robe. Long baths, essential oils, a glass of red, chocolate cake… making luxury part of the everyday is how they roll. And we love them for it. Our Luxe sateen bedding is available in Snow (white), Rose (barely-pink) and Dove (softest blue-grey).
Perfect for the jewellery lover, this handcrafted jewellery label makes unique statement pieces which we love. The Cassia studs are playful but so wearable that we want them for ourselves, but they'd also make a great gift!
Unique and hand-crafted ceramic homewares, wheel-thrown using stoneware clay. Beautiful and versatile pieces – we like the simplicity of the Curve Collection. Finely speckled stoneware clay, with a gently mottled, soft sheen. As everything is made to order, the perfect way to gift someone is via their screen printed gift vouchers, which start at £10.
Pretty & Practical Utensils
We discovered Plain Useful at an Interiors show this year. They have a fantastic range of useful, beautiful and long-lasting home utensils – from cleaning brushes to natural laundry care. We picked up some bits ourselves, including this wooden recipe book stand, and they’re built to last – very much part of the ‘less, but better’ ethos.
So there we have it, the perfect independent companies to wrap your gift list up with this year! Why not get started now with a super-soft bedding bundle? They’ll love you for it, we promise.