We have some fabulous prizes to be won in our Finlay Fox advent calendar running throughout December! As part of our #ShopSmall #ShopIndependent campaign this Christmas we are giving away a different prize from some of our favourite small, independent and parent led brands, every day to one lucky person. We have a mixture of kids and mama prizes on offer to keep everyone happy!
If you want to know why I think it's important to shop small its because little people have big ideas and buying just one item from these brands makes an enormous difference to them. You can make someones dreams come true by helping to grow their business and support their families. So if you like unique, original designs made with love and often created by 1 person who has a dream and vision then shopping small is for you. Since starting my blog I've met a lot of inspiring small business owners and some people who are on a new journey to feed their creative sides and make a living that is more flexible around their families. Yes these products are often more expensive than shopping on the High Street or a well known brand but thats because they are being made in small quantities, often in the UK or by hand which will mean a higher cost price that the brand has to cover. So please try to support these brands this Christmas (well all year round but especially at this time of year when they make most of their money!).
This is just part one of all the brands and prizes we have for the first 12 days and I think you'll agree quite a sack of goodies!! The advent starts at 7.30am on 1st December over on my Finlay Fox Instagram feed so please head there to check out more details. Where necessary the winner will need to state what size they want but please note this is subject to availability. Please note the below numbers do not equate to the days the prizes wil be featured on, we are keeping that a surprise!
1. OLIVE LOVES ALFIE
Prize - Wool Tapestry Dear World Wall Hanging by Bobo Choses, 120 x 90cm (worth £148.50)
This makes an original wall decoration for a child's room. Bright primary colours and the bold print appeal to children and can be used as a fun starting point for decorating a space. Olive Loves Alfie is the destination for Creative families.
Prize - Kids Britta Deer Purse (worth £40)
Handmade and fairtrade, simply just the cutest kids bag from this Dutch brand who also make the cutest kids boots and accessories
Prize - Grown Ups Box of 5 Spacemasks (worth £15)
Join the space journey that is Spacemasks - these single use, jasmine infused self heating eye masks are the ultimate time out gift that give you 15 minutes of down time that take you to a galaxy far away!
4. THE BONNIE MOB
Prize - Baby LOVE Charity Cashmere Baby Playsuit by Selfish Mother X The Bonniemob, sizes 0 - 18 months (worth £55)
Tracey, who set this kids brand up has a background in knitwear design and we fall in love with their designs every season. We also love their ethos ‘Buy once, buy well, pass it on’.
5. TOBIAS AND THE BEAR
Prize - Kids Snoopy & Woodstock Sweatshirt, sizes 0 months - 6 years (worth £30)
This was one of the first unisex brands I fell in love with - you may recognise their fox leggings which have become a bit of a staple in the wardrobes of design conscious kids. We love their newest collaboration with Peanuts!
6. JABA KIDS
Prize - Kids Olivia Jacket Black Quilted Velvet, sizes 2 - 5 years (worth £32)
The perfect cosy kids party jacket - just in time for Christmas! We love this family run Brighton based brand for their Indian prints, jackets and cool dress shapes
7. SEVEN BOOT LANE
Prize - £50 voucher to spend in-store on online
This family run company, with a shop in Bath, make the best shoes and boots! So comfortable and top quality. If you're looking for a good fitting everyday mama boot then this is the brand for you, you'll soon see why they have such a loyal following.
8. SCAMP & DUDE
Prize - Grown Ups Leopard Print Swag Bag, 25 x 35cm (worth £28) Pick from Peach or Pale Green
This is THE most useful bag - perfect for make up, as a clutch or travel bag for toys, nappies, iPad etc. This cool unisex brand is famous for its lighting bolts and leopard prints - we want it all!
Prize - Kids Fox Jacquard Knit in Deep Blue, sizes 1 - 8 years (worth from £38)
Our favourite unisex kids brand with the cutest prints and the best range of jackets around. This itch free fox knit is one of their signature styles which both my kids have enjoyed wearing.
10. LULU & NAT
Prize - Kids Farmyard Bedding Set consisting of a Single Duvet Cover 135x200cm and Single Pillowcase 75x50cm, (worth £78)
Driven by colour and inspired by India, this British Homewares brand is for the whole family. We have their tiger bedding set and love their playful designs. This unisex English classic farm yard motif includes an Indian cow on it!
11. JACK & FREDA
Prize - Grown Ups Fan Tassel Earrings, various colours (worth £15)
Set up by mama of 2 Kylie, I discovered this cool online boutique on Instagram. They sell jewellery, cards, candles and homewares but I knew straight away these handcrafted tassel fan earrings would be the perfect accessory to brighten up any mama outfit.
Prize - Kids Yellow Honey Bee Rain bag, one size (Worth £25)
The ultimate kids waterproof rucksack. Gosoaky make must have, high quality, functional and fashionable waterproofs for style and design conscious kids.
13. NORAH'S BROWNIE
Prize - Box of 8 Christmas Collection Brownies (worth £16)
The best hand made, gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free brownies around! This box is the perfect Seasonal gift. It contains: golden toasted sugar free marshmallows, almond and cherry, sour cherry and pistachio, white chocolate and matcha topped with glitter pumpkin seeds, YUM! Set up my mum of 2, Leah, who I now class as a good friend having met and supported her when she started her business earlier this year.
Prize - Jerry Winter Coat in Dark Blue, sizes 3 - 10 Years (worth from £106)
This winter coat has water-repellent fabric with an ultrasoft padding and furry lining on the inside, the perfect winter coat for your little one!
This Dutch brand make the nicest, best quality baby and kidswear designs. The go to place for a new baby pressie.
A BIG thank you to all these brilliant small brands that contributed! Please go and support them.