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Personalised Christmas Gifts - What Katy Did - Shop with Small Businesses this Christmas

This Christmas gift guide is a bit of a spotlight on a business that's local to me; I know how hard Katie works to make sure her products are the best quality and I know she's up at all times of the night sorting orders out (all while looking after her 3 boys!) so I wanted to share some of the fab products she sells on the What Katy Did. She sells all sorts of brilliant gift ideas from personalised children's clothes and accessories to personalised pet accessories and beautiful homewares.

I've picked out a few bits from the Black Friday clearance section because there are some amazing deals:


I've included a few things which are perfect for Christmas eve boxes such as the personalised christmas pyjamas (£11.95) and a personalised enamel mug which would be perfect for enjoying a hot chocolate on Christmas eve before Father Christmas visits!

I love the personalised children's apron set which can be bought either as a set or as a separate personalised apron and baking set 

The personalised bamboo elephant plate set is a perfect little gift or stocking filler; it comes with a set of matching spoons and personalised name of your choice engraved on it for only £10.00

Perfect for nursery of school, the children's personalised rucksack (£10.00) is another great little gift/stocking filler!

I'm all for dressing for the occasion so the baby's first Christmas dinner bib caught my eye because it's such a beautiful design.

Please note that All What Katy Did products are handmade and therefore take time to create. All turnaround times are listed on the homepage. Please ensure all spellings and your colour choices are correct for your purchase. If in doubt please get in touch with Katie via email; she's really lovely and always happy to help!

Christmas Gift Guide for someone who loves Disney

Here's another small business Christmas gift guide and this is the Disney edition. I've found a selection of businesses selling Disney inspired bits and bobs which would make perfect Christmas gifts for any Disney lover.

Teeqco sell the most beautiful embroidered t-shirts and accessories, one of my personal favourites is the Slinky Dog t-shirt, I also love their embroidered socks with the Up! house on them they also sell some beautiful enamel pins (the classic Mickey heart enamel pin is my personal fave!)

Any Disnerd loves a bit of pixie dust in their home so something from Magical Signage Co would be perfect. I bought one of their Cast Member badge 'Welcome Home' signs a while back so I can vouch for the amazing quality! They have also recreated the Disney road signs and made them into a range of different products which I've had my eye on for a while!

Know someone who would live in Disney World if they could? Bring some of the scents into their house with a candle from Tweedle Dee Candle Company; the Fly Through Pandora candle sounds perfect!

Still on the subject of Disney inspired home scents, Magic Park Scents also do a great range of products and scents to transport you back to your happy place! Their wax melts are very reasonable at £3.50 and they have a great range of scents such as Polynesian, Karamel Kitchen and PhilarMagic

Tails of Toria soaps have you covered for anyone who loves Disney and a pamper night; they have a brilliant range of handmade soaps, bath bombs and bubble scoops. How amazing does the Adventure is out there soap look?! The Lot-so Hugs bath bomb sounds like it would smell incredible (strawberry obvs!). Pixie Dust would make an amazing stocking filler - don't worry too much if it says sold out at the moment as they do a re-stock every Friday at 6pm so keep checking back!

Last but not least I reckon any Disney fan would love to receive the I Wish I was at Disney rose gold necklace from Briar Rose Gifts (I know it's firmly on my wish list!).

Christmas Gift Ideas for Someone with a Sweet Tooth

I know it's tempting to buy all your Christmas gifts from the big brands and retailers but this year I really wanted to try and help raise awareness of the incredible small businesses out there that don't get anywhere near as much recognition as they should. All small businesses featured on here offer delivery within the UK so you can get your Christmas shopping done without leaving the house and knowing that you'll have made a small business owner's day just by choosing to place an order with them. 

This sweet tooth Christmas gift guide is for that person with a sweet tooth and there's a selection of sweet treats from across the UK. If you're worried about use by dates, give them a quick message on instagram or via email and I'm sure they'll get back to you (that's the beauty about smaller businesses, they actually WANT to talk to you and help where they can!)




Pixture and Mixture have a selection of different gift boxes full of your favourite sweets; you can go for a Signature mystery box (priced from £6), the Vegan Box (from £6.50) or you could go all out and get the Jumbo Mystery Sharing Platter (£20.00)

If there's a day when it's acceptable to eat donuts for breakfast, it's Christmas Day; Stupendonuts have got you covered with their box of 6 donuts posted - they look absolutely delicious (and you can pick your own 6 flavours which means you'll always get the flavours you want!)

Pretty Sweets have a gorgeous range of Christmassy sweet boxes like this white themed sweet box which contains snowflake jellys, snowman lolly, choc nibs, chocolate coins and lots of other festive sweet treats. I'm particularly fond of this particular business as it's very local to me in Doncaster and was a business set up during Lockdown 1.0. 

For the biscuit lover in your life, the Biscuit Baron have got you covered; they offer biscuit subscription boxes containing upto eight full sized packs of biscuits from around the world so they'll potentially get to try biscuits that you won't usually find in supermarkets!

If fudge and chocolate is more their thing then The Confectionary Lounge is a good place to start with their handmade fudge selection. They have lots of different flavours including Baileys, Cherry Bakewell, Salted Caramel and Beautiful Biscoff. 

If you've got a brownie lover in your life (to be honest, this would be my ideal gift!) then I'm sure they'd love to open a box of brownies from The Savvy Baker... I've not tried these yet but I have every intention of doing so very soon!

Keep your eye out for other gift guides featuring small businesses as I'll be releasing them over the next couple of weeks!

If you are a small business owner and would like me to feature your business in a gift guide please contact me: j.hewitt4468@gmail.com. These gift guide features are completely free of charge!

Quirky Gifts Christmas Gift Guide - Support Small Business This Christmas - FAN GRRRL

This year has presented challenges like no other for small businesses and there's no escaping the fact that there will be hundreds of livelihoods hanging in the balance right now due to the uncertainty that COVID-19 has created. Thousands of businesses have had to close their doors to the public and are relying on internet orders so I wanted to do my bit a create a series of Christmas gift guides featuring small businesses

Today's feature business is FAN GRRRL. Here's a bit about the business:

"FAN GRRRL STARTED OUT AS LA LAND IN 2010. IT IS ADORED BY POP CULTURE VULTURES, BLOGGERS, CAT LADIES, INSTAGRAM QUEENS, GIRL GANGS + FAN GRRRLS AROUND THE WORLD. BASED IN GLASGOW, EVERYTHING IS ETHICALLY MADE IN THE FAN GRRRL STUDIO BY SARAH"

I've picked out a selection of products which are perfect for Secret Santa gifts, stocking fillers and gifts for people that seem to have everything:


Y U SO CUTE Art Print (£10.00)

Bridget Jones Art Print (£10.00)

I Just Hate the General Public Mug (£10.00)

Tom Hardy Fan Club Mug (£10.00)

I Got Dressed Today Baseball Tee (£28.00)

Biscuit Club President Pencil Set (£4.50)

Dog Person Pencil Case/Makeup Bag (£12.00)

Anti-Social Club Gold Foil Art (£12.00)

FAN GRRRL offer worldwide delivery and payment via all major cards, PayPal and Klarna. 

If you are a small business owner and would like me to feature your business in a gift guide please contact me: j.hewitt4468@gmail.com. These gift guide features are completely free of charge!