As you may already know, here at British Mums we are keen supporters of small businesses, mum run empires and entrepreneurial spirit, which is why this year we wanted to provide a Christmas Gift Guide specifically for small businesses to showcase their wares! We believe you can never start too early when it comes to Christmas shopping, and if you’re struggling for ideas then look no further. From edible treats to something for your pet you’ll find it all in our Crafty Christmas Gift Guide.

My Own Brand

My Own Brand sells art prints, commissioned pet portraits, cards and gifts that have been uniquely designed by Charlotte, a British expat in Dubai. Living and working in Dubai since 2012, Charlotte was sadly made redundant in 2020. After 16 years in HR she decided to use the opportunity to reflect on what she wanted to do next. The night Cathy Camel was born, she was sat on the sofa with her dogs doodling away. With her sultry pout, long eyelashes and vibrant, bold background, she knew then that Cathy Camel wasn’t going to be alone. Over the next few months her Animal Collection prints came to life and, with a little faith and lots of encouragement, she propelled herself and her animals into the world. My Own Brand had been born.

Pricing: Prices start from AED 65 with a fabulous 10% discount using the code – BRITM10

Delivery Info: Delivery is charged at AED 25 for all UAE with free collection from Victory Heights, Dubai.

How to order: Please contact Charlotte on WhatsApp on 052 721 4495, through the website www.myownbrandae.com or via Instagram @my.own.brand. Last date for Christmas orders will be the 17th December 2021.

The Sandpit Greetings Co.

Choose from an amazing selection of beautiful Christmas cards, all handmade by incredibly talented local UAE based artists. All cards can be delivered blank or with a handwritten message of your choice inside. Why not make your loved ones Christmas extra special this year with a unique card and a heartfelt message? Better still, tell your family and friends back home so they can send you one too! Choose your Christmas card from a fantastic selection, write your message, select a delivery date and checkout then sit back and let us do the rest!

Pricing: Cards start from AED 20 and there’s 10% off using the code – XMAS10 – on purchases of 2 or more cards.

Delivery Info: AED 10 for standard delivery (2 days +) or AED 15 for next day delivery.

How to order: Please visit the website www.thesandpitgreetingsco.com. Last dates for Christmas deliveries are Tuesday 21st December for standard delivery and Thursday 23rd for next day delivery.

Pickles

We all have an individual style, so why shouldn’t our dogs? Just like people, they all have different characters, and Pickles want to offer each one of them an opportunity to express their personality. Born in Dubai, this local start-up is focused on fashion, colourful patterns and lots of fun. Pickles products are affordable, and the team pride themselves on delivering personalized customer service. Their mission is to bring happiness to your daily walks with your dog and really hope that you will enjoy their products so why not treat your pooch this Christmas to a lovely festive collar or lead?

Pricing: Starting from AED 55 for a collar to AED 210 for a matching set.

Delivery Info: Free delivery on all orders above AED 100.

How to order: Please visit the website www.picklesdxb.com.

Grazey_Girls

Be naughty, save Father Christmas a trip and indulge yourself this holiday season with one, or more of the grazey_girls fabulously festive grazing boxes. They have some delicious, signature grazing boxes available throughout December all wrapped up in a big red bow…because all everyone wants for Christmas is food! Gift vouchers are also available, choose a box you’d like to gift, pay the equivalent value and you’ll be sent a voucher. So, if you’re looking for the perfect gift or want to treat yourself grazey_girls have got you covered, with children’s treat boxes, cheeseboards and more!

Pricing: Starting from AED 200 to AED 500.

Delivery Info: AED 20 for delivery.

How to order: Please contact grazey_girls directly via their social media pages @grazey_girls

The Oasis Candle Co.

A small artisan candle maker based in Dubai making hand-poured, natural candles, wax melts and reed diffusers. All their candles are made using 100% natural plant-based wax, lead free wicks and paraben and phthalate free fragrances which makes for a clean and safe burn.

This Christmas, The Oasis Candle Co are expanding the range even further with some fantastic festive scents but are also keeping traditions alive with the return of their Advent Candle which emanates the traditional combination of Orange, Cinnamon & Clove to help you countdown to Christmas. Their festive wax melts have gathered quite a following with requests already for their 12 Scents of Christmas Wax Melt Gift Box, which sold out last year!

Pricing: Wax Melt Gift Boxes are priced at AED 100 and Advent Candles at AED 110.

Delivery Info: AED 30 across all Emirates.

How to order: Please visit their online shop https://the-oasis-candle-co.zbni.co/

Seasons by Design

Seasons by Design has been in Dubai for over 20 years. Offering bespoke one of kind handmade seasonal décor, wreaths, garlands for stairs and front doors, centrepieces and stunning fully decorated Christmas trees.

Using high quality supplies imported from the United States, each design includes stunning ribbons, beautiful florals and gorgeous ornaments. There are lots of different themes to choose from including rustic, whimsical, elves, grinches, snowmen, Santa and his reindeer and even candyland. You can also choose from some beautifully elegant themes in silvers, golds, champagnes, rose golds, crystals, rhinestones and pearls. Seasons by Design are proud to have worked in homes and businesses across the UAE including Bloomingdales.

Pricing: Wreaths start from AED 400, Garlands from AED 650 and Trees from AED 12,000.

Delivery Info: Collection only.

How to order: Please WhatsApp Janet on 050 454 9125 or message her directly via Instagram @seasons_by_design or Facebook Seasons By Design. Last date for custom orders will be the 1st November 2021.

Jingle Balls

Jingle Balls is the exclusive distributor of Holiballs® in the Middle East and they’re beyond excited to bring you the inflatable Christmas ornament. For both indoor and outdoor use, these durable, and UV resistant, inflatables are the perfect Christmas decoration. Available in 22 colours from festive reds and greens to neons, they are available in 2 sizes 30″& 18″. Once deflated, 3 balls fit into a shoe box- so storage is made super easy. Each ball comes with a hardware kit to enable you to secure it and stake it into the ground should you wish. Make a statement with Jingle Balls this year.

Pricing: Prices from AED 220 for 18’’ bauble and AED 280 for 30’’ bauble.

Delivery Info: Free delivery for Dubai and AED 40 for all other Emirates.

How to Order: Please visit the website www.jingleballs-ae.com

WANDER POT

WANDER POT brings nature into people’s everyday lives through unique green experiences and inspiring a more sustainable lifestyle. Is it a planter? Is it a gift box? No need to decide. WANDER POT’s signature plant gifts are designed as functional gift boxes that double as planters. These pots are ethically handmade from 100% recycled and biodegradable material to cater to our desires to be more socially responsible and are lined with natural latex which makes them waterproof. Browse through WANDER POT’s Christmas collection and choose from a range of festive colours and winter patterns. Whether it’s corporate gifting or for friends and family, what better way to express your love and appreciation than gifting someone a unique Christmas gift that keeps on giving?

Pricing: Prices start from AED 120 for a mini Wander Pot to AED 500 for Christmas Gift Hampers. Use code BM21 at the checkout for a 15% discount on your purchase.

Delivery Info: Free delivery.

How to Order: Please order online www.wanderpot.com.

Desert Totes

Desert Totes is a home-grown lifestyle brand, created with UAE families in mind. Their journey started with the much-loved Moroccan Totes and evolved over time to include hand-crafted products such as Beach Towels, Throws, Clutch Bags, Candles and much more. Desert Totes’ products are created using traditional methods resulting in authentic, environmentally friendly pieces which support the local communities in which they are made. Mums will love their range of tote bags which are perfect for family days out or a shopping trip with friends. Their bags also come in smaller sizes which will make the cutest gift for your little mini-me this Christmas!

Pricing: Prices start from AED 110.

Delivery Info: Standard delivery is AED 25 and the last date for orders is 23rd December.

How to Order: Please visit the website www.deserttotes.com.

Moon Kin Apothecary

Moon Kin Apothecary is your modern-day crystal shop. Selling crystals in a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs to guide you through everyday life, mercury retrogrades and to help you manifest. If you prefer to wear your crystals in jewellery form, they have stunning silver rings, necklaces and bracelets. Moon Kin’s best sellers are their custom-made gifts based on Intentions such as protection, new beginnings, love, fertility, support at school or work and Zodiac Signs. With a quick consultation they can select from 3-7 crystals, sage or palo santo and any other surprises you want to add. If crystals aren’t your thing, then there are books, herbs, badges, water bottles, face rollers, tarot decks and even wall tapestry to fit the theme. Excitingly they’re also launching Advent Calendars at the start of November!

Pricing: Prices start from AED 200 and they’re kindly offering British Mums a 10% discount.

Delivery Info: AED 30 with free delivery on all orders over AED 300. Last date for orders is the 15th December.

How to Order: Please contact Moon Kin Apothecary via their Instagram @moon.kin_apothecary.

Marsoumah

Inspired by the popular gold name necklaces found in the souks of Dubai, Marsoumah creates beautiful, personalised gifts that represent a piece of the Middle East. The unique work is intricately designed, and hand drawn as monograms, names or any other word in Arabic or English. Their mugs feature your initial in English on one side and Arabic on the other, making them a great gift idea for the difficult to buy for or visiting friends and family! Designs can be printed as mugs, bookmarks, framed or unframed prints with more products launching soon.

Pricing: Prices start from AED 50.

Delivery Info: Collection from Springs Souk/ JVC area or delivery for a small additional charge. The last date to order will be the 20th December.

How to Order: Please order via Instagram @marsoumah or via WhatsApp on 058 542 1442.

We hope our Crafty Christmas Gift Guide has provided some inspiration for presents this festive season and given you a head start on your Christmas shopping. Love BM X

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