Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat. The days are rolling away and 2021 is drawing to an end. As the Christmas hustle and bustle gathers momentum we’ve done a little more gathering of our own, this time thought gift ideas for your wish list. Here we have some of our favorite gift ideas from small businesses, that want to do good. So don’t send off your wishlist to Santa just yet, we’ve got some treats you’ll want to read about here first. 

Out of the box

Out of the Box have put together a special Christmas Gift Box that includes: a Soy Wax Aromatherapy Winter candle, a pair of Bamboo Socks, a Vegan Friendly ‘All Is Calm’ biscuit and a Vegan-Friendly Hot Chocolate Spoon. All wrapped up in compostable packaging. And, they also plant a tree for every order placed.

Mud & Bloom

Mud & Bloom subscription boxes are a fun selection of nature craft activities, nature news, spotting activities and games to teach children about mother nature. Made with love for 3-8-year-olds, including everything they need for year-round gardening. The activities will help your child engage and connect with nature, whilst having fun growing their own vegetables, flowers and herbs.

Khushi Kantha

Khushi Kantha offers sustainable, multi-purpose baby blankets with a vibrant stand-out factor. Hand-stitched from reclaimed and ethically-sourced cotton by mothers in Bangladesh. As practical as they are pretty, a Khushi Kantha (Happy Blanket) makes the perfect gift. Besides being used as a blanket, Khushi Kanthas can function as pram liners, sun shades or mini playmats while out and about….and even act as makeshift changing mats when the need arises! Each purchase creates an opportunity for a mother in Bangladesh to provide for their children with dignity and contributes to the circular economy.

Simply Wood UK 

Simply Wood creates woodworking kits that inspire curiosity, teach new skills and create a sense of achievement by building purposeful items to be treasured. Check out their birdhouse kit, which includes: 1 complete woodworking kit, pre-cut, drilled and sanded pieces of reclaimed wood, all screws, hooks and fixings, clear instructions with colour coding for young children, mini carpenters certificate. Using only reclaimed wood and recycled / recyclable materials including packaging.

Bloom In Soap

Bloom In Soap utilizes the power of botanicals and natural ingredients to create handmade soap that’s as gentle on your skin as it is on our planet. Each soap bar is wrapped in paper that grows wildflowers when planted, to help support our pollinating insects and encourage our ecosystem to thrive. This Christmas, Bloom In Soap has launched a collection of Christmas-inspired soap bars made with fair trade shea butter and a host of luxury oils, natural clays, essential oils, and skin-loving fruits. Sounds dreamy.


Bibevie is a baby clothes company with a difference. All of their outfits are designed with your dribbly babies in mind. The outfits all come with matching bibs that clip in place – no more superhero babies wearing their bibs like capes! Founded by Rhian Thompson after her tongue-tied daughter had to wear bibs daily for her first year. Biebevie uses all biodegradable or compostable packaging, and don’t include any unnecessary paperwork in our orders; they also run a recycling scheme for outgrown clothing.

Billy Tannery

After discovering that thousands of goatskins were going to waste from the food industry, Billy Tannery’s two co-founders set out to find a renewable solution. Now their small-batch tannery based in the Midlands turns sustainable premium goat leather into beautiful handcrafted bags. Our personal favorite is their Newsboy Cap in collaboration with Laird Hatters. Perfect for channelling your inner Peaky Blinder!

Glow Facials By Beth

Glow Facials by Beth offer a deluxe ‘Spa Night In’ gift set including everything you need for an evening of calming bliss. Every item has been thoughtfully sourced and designed and made with the finest ingredients and properties. Created in West Sussex, This gift set has all the elements of a mini spa, perfect for guiding your mindful relaxation as you wind down. All products included are cruelty-free, eco friendly and natural.  


The Bomba baby romper is specifically designed to be shared, passed around, and worn by as many babies as possible. The adaptable sizing fits a baby from 3 months to 18 months. Baby clothes are notorious for lasting just a few weeks – so Bomba aims to combat that. All rompers from Bomba are made in the UK, in a small factory that prioritizes ethical trading and total transparency. It’s slow-fashion for fast-growing babies!

Eliza and Ted

Family-run business Eliza & Ted is based in Kent and offers fabulous gifts for Christmas, birthdays, new babies and more. New for 2022 they have a self-care monthly subscription box, full of treats for busy women. Check out the Calm Christmas Box containing a Christmas Spice soy candle, luxurious body scrub, vegan lip balm along with some tasty festive treats. A donation is made to Evelina Children’s Hospital with every purchase.

 We hope you’ve found something that tickles your fancy among our thoughtful gift ideas. What’s your favourite thing about this time of year? Spending time with family? Time off from work? Maybe it’s both. Whatever the reason we hope you enjoy yourself, take stock of 2021 and get ready for an action-packed 2022. In need of a little more inspiration? Check out our previous blog here.

Podengo are not affiliated in any way with the above businesses. Nor, do we receive any affiliated fees if you decide to book or use the services of the above businesses. We are simply providing a spotlight for fellow small businesses. If you would like us to feature your business in our blog, please contact

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