OneUp's Indie Christmas Shopping Guide - Let's support small businesses this year, and every year to come!

 

Bristol is a city with a fantastic reputation for small independent businesses. From boasting the longest stretch of independent shops in Europe (Gloucester Road) to numerous local markets and high streets bursting with indie sellers. 

 

This year however, many have taken a hit with closures of “non-essential” shops and markets. Many other “in person” shopping experiences have been forced to change too. So, to spread some Christmas cheer here at OneUp we wanted to share our teams’ favourite online indie sellers. 

 

OneUp’s Indie Christmas Shopping Faves:

Team Pick - We are BS3 online shopping portal

The online portal started to help one of the most densely populated areas of indie businesses in Bristol. We are BS3 serves as a portal for everything you might need (or want!) during the festive period, ranging from arts and crafts to groceries!

 

Sarah - Carny Valley 

Sustainable wax cotton rain capes - an alternative to disposable ponchos for the UK’s festival goers and great for walking your dog in the rain! Carny Valley is chatting to us in our next virtual Q&A on taking your business online! 

Don't miss the event Thursday 10th, Dec @ 12:30

Register for 'How to Take Your Small Retail Business Online'

with Expert, Carny Valley

 

Karolina - Luna’s Boutique

Handmade homewares and reusable products with island bohemian vibes. They use sustainable materials sourced in Bali, India and Vietnam

 

MJ - Plant Happy Bristol

Affordable plants, pots and hangers in the Bristol area. Some great deals on plants and the pots are beautiful!

 

Katy - Eclectic Gift Shop

A whole collection of really cute, unique gifts - lots of choice and variety, perfect for Christmas gifts!

 

Louise - Prior Shop

One of a kind responsible designs - so many great things for creating a beautiful home!

 

Sophie - Mon Pote 

Quality homeware -  Featured in Bristol 24/7 as their ‘shop of the week’, Mon Pote is a beautiful shop nestled among North Street’s fantastic indie businesses.,They’re also online here.

 

Ruby - The Bristol Artisan

A curated space for contemporary design and craft. Selling work from over 50 independent Bristol and UK based designer makers with an emphasis on handmade sustainable practises.

 

So this Christmas consider supporting small businesses in Bristol - you’ll find plenty of unique gifts for your friends and family while also helping Bristol's fantastic indie business scene.

 

We’ll keep you updated on when we’re planning to re-open, until then stay safe and Merry Christmas!

 

Sarah Classick

Written by Sarah Classick