‘Tis the season to get spending, so let’s get inspired and get spending! But where do I start? Good question, year after year I traipse the High Street looking for beautiful gifts aiming to delight and surprise. Meaningful gifts full of glittering sentiment without the glittering price tag! Photography by Colin Poole from our Christmas Style At Home Magazine shoot! Click here to read more. This year however I decided to approach my Christmas shopping with a slightly different mindset, I decided that as well as hitting the High Street I would use a very simple yet very effective little App called Instagram. It’s one that I’ve come to know and love over the last year or so and inspires my everyday life, so I thought I’d stretch it’s capabilities even further and let it inspire my Christmas shopping list too!
Follow me and my home life on Instagram @the_mrs_ryder.
Amongst my scrolling travels (you literally do feel like you’re traveling not just scrolling through a world of delicious #inspo!) I found seven of, in my opinion the most memorable, stylish, creative and lust worthy Insta creations out there! From a delightful range of Christmas gift ideas to a stunning array of Christmas accessories ready to deck your halls, here’s the line up.
1. Paper Stone Oak
I stumbled across @paperstoneoak when inspiration searching for a gift for today’s well known #girlboss. The uni student, business owner, blogger or inspiring entrepreneur who needs something just as sensationally sassy as they are to home their cup of something hot whilst their mind full of magic gets to work.
Hand made in the finest materials and finished to perfection. Jo started making her marble coasters just this year after struggling to find gifts she would love to receive her self! She hit the jackpot with her personalised wedding keepsakes and gorgeous marble coasters.
At just £12 they make the perfect gift for that perfect person! Save 10% off all coaster designs when using code ‘SSM10’ at checkout. Find more of Paper Stone Oak’s creations here.
2. Dracott Creations
Set up in only June of this year Melanie is onto a winning idea with her personalised Wellington paintings. I found @dracottcreations whilst hunting for a sentimental gift the whole family would love. As a stay at home Mum the extremely talented Melanie took a leap of faith in opening her business when friends and family encouraged her to do so. She took the risk and has received nothing but incredible feedback since! Melanie said ‘I want my little boy to grow up knowing you can take risks, even if your scared to do so’.
Dracott Creations designed our very own family of wellingtons earlier this year.
Each painting handmade with love. I was absolutely blown away by our personalised painting and just know this meaningful gift will be opened and cherished not just on Christmas day, but all year round. Order yours by December 1st for Christmas delivery here.
3. Baby Lion Home Decor
On the search for something a little stylish, creative and different I found myself at the gorgeously styled squares of Amy from @babylionhomedecor.
Founded in November 2016, here you will find chic, bang on trend sets of kilner jars used as make up organisers, tea and coffee holders or just as fab decoration. Amy has also updated the bread bin, once known for its ugly but practical purposes now has a new, effortlessly modern appeal. A must have on the Christmas list of every decor obsessors like myself!
Get 10% off when using code ‘mrsryder’ at checkout. Order by the 25th of November for Christmas delivery here.
4. Max Brown Interiors
With it’s name inspired by her son, Natalie from @maxbrowninteriors created her home Interiors business from her passion for making beautiful personalised pieces. And she’s done exactly that, from bespoke one off canvases to pretty personalised baubles! And speaking of baubles, decorating the Christmas tree has to be one of my all time favourite pass times! If only we could decorate and re-decorate it all year round (sigh).
Is there any other gift that says I love you so much I want to hang your name on my tree with pride and joy!? I think not, at just £7 it has to be the cutest, most thoughtful, savvy gift of all. Take a look at the rest of Max Brown Interiors Christmas collection here. Use code ‘MRSRYDER’ for 15% off all orders this weekend!
5. Laura and Isaac
With my shopping search now in full Christmas swing, I found myself falling head over heels with absolutely everything @laura_and_isaac has stocked this season.
With a passion for interior design, specialising specifically in Children’s decor, Laura has bought to us a fabulous selection of Christmas items from adorable concrete cars for nursery styling, to exclusive personalised items such as these gorgeous embroidered stockings hand crafted by Laura herself!
In love! Pre order your personalised stocking slot with Laura here.
6. Fox and Weave
Established in 2015 as a creative outlet for Husband and Wife team Hannah and Lee whilst on maternity and paternity leave, @fox_and_weave homes the most desirable collection of keepsakes designed to add personalised beauty into any home. With the most fantastic feedback, Fox and Weave’s dedicated passion is driven by every order and every kind word received from their customers.
My favourite piece from their creative designs has to be the latest addition to their range ‘The Personalised Christmas Eve tray’.
With every Christmas Eve treat given its own special place on their own special tray, this beautiful Christmas keepsake will keep creating magical memories year after year.
You can order yours now and take 10% off when using code ‘SAVVY10’ at checkout, until midnight on Sunday the 3rd of December. To place your order and see the full Fox and Weave range click here.
7. The Blanket Box
Think Christmas Eve with treats put out, candles lit and cosy blankets on! These absolutely stunning, super chunky knit blankets will be the envy of all house hold throws this Christmas!
After finding a chunky blanket that she loved for her daughter but at a price she didn’t love, Kate from @the_blanket_box decided to make her own! Spending months learning to knit and master her craft, Kate hasn’t stopped wowing her customers with her chunky creations since.
Having only been opened a mere 5 months and having gained a 6k following in that short space of time, Kate continues to bring her customers a gorgeous range of both Acrylic and Merino wool blankets.
What a perfect gift to open on a cosy Christmas Eve or even left wrapped ready and waiting for a cuddly Christmas morning!
A new stylish edition to your home, to be shown off all year long! Direct message Kate here to order yours today.
So there you have it, seven sensational Instagram stores with seven sensational Santa-list worthy picks!
Ps. Keep your eyes peeled as there might be something very exciting giving away, I mean coming your way soon! (like what I did there 😉.)