Our one-stop, fashion-shop for all your CHRISTMAS needs
It’s here everyone, the gift we know you’ve all been waiting for! The official Style Up Social Academy roundup of all the gifts we’re dying to give this season, and know you’ll be some of the first in line to purchase too.
This year, more than ever, we’re feeling the importance of spotlighting small businesses and using our hard earned earnings to celebrate and support them. Here at Style Up, we work with lots of independent brands and have worked hard to build a tight knit community full of amazing fashion and retail businesses.
So it’s only fair to use this time to focus on some of our favourites, and shout-out from the fairy-light lined rooftops about our brilliant clients too!
And what better time to highlight the incredible work they all do than Christmastime?
So, buckle yourself up tight into Santa’s sleigh and get ready for our gifting ideas to truly blow you (and your loved ones) away! In a season full of overdue small business celebration, here are twenty-six of our faves.
Little By Little Jewellery (https://littlebylittlejewellery.com)
Gifts for the fashionable foodie.
A sustainable brand, Little By Little creates the most meaningful jewellery that captures fond memories. Inspired by the beauty of food and the joy of eating, these pieces are perfect for the women who love their style as much as they love their food.
Boho Betty (https://www.boho-betty.co.uk)
For those that like to layer their jewellery.
Boho Betty creates original, stand-out jewellery with an emphasis on boho-chic, effortless styling. Boho Betty’s pieces are perfect for creating those beautiful layered looks you see all over the ‘gram, or worn simply and stunningly on their own.
EC One (https://www.econe.co.uk)
Luxury gifts for her.
Beautiful, ethically-made jewellery for every budget, EC One have some of the most stunning jewellery pieces to add a wow factor to your gifting this year. For your mum, auntie, sister, gran and best friends, a piece from EC One will be a piece they’ll treasure forever.
Archive 12 (https://www.archive12.com)
The coolest gift boxes for the friend who loves their self-care.
Archive 12 are well known for their fashion-forward bridalwear, and this year they’ve launched gift boxes that are truly cool AF. So, whether you have a friend who was meant to get married this year, or you’re looking for the chicest way to say ‘will you be my bridesmaid?’, or just looking to gift a loved one with some self-care, you won’t have to look any further than here.
The Tartan Blanket Co. (https://tartanblanketco.com)
For the friend who’s always cold.
The Tartan Blanket Co. was born out of a desire to create a company with real passion and real soul. Creating beautiful, natural products which would bring warmth to people’s hearts and homes was their goal, as well as having a truly positive impact on the world around us.
Born To Thread (https://www.borntothread.co.uk)
The perfect personalised gifts.
For something really special and tailored for a loved one, look no further than here. Bridie at Born To Thread is all about slow, handmade luxury to make you feel confident in what you wear. She creates badass leather jackets and clothing that are designed to last a lifetime and bring out the luxe-rebel in all of us. Here, you can also find lots of accessories perfect for the rock and roll lovers in your life.
Make No Apologies (https://makenoapologies.co.uk)
The perfect gift for everyBODY.
This independent brand was founded from the desire to build a clothing brand that would support women through appearance and opinion. Luxury everyday pieces are made using organic and recycled clothing.
This truly is a brand that flourishes in the face of diversity, and also makes each of their pieces to order. We can’t recommend their hoodies for quality, colour and comfort enough!
For the women who love their style staples.
For the most beautiful, trans-seasonal clothing that won’t go out of style for months – if not years – at a time. Palones pieces can be re-styled according to season with the rest of your wardrobe, meaning each piece is perfect for the women who like to shop from their own wardrobe season after season.
Studio B (https://studiobfashion.com)
Gifts for those that like to be unique.
Okay, so there isn’t anything off Studio B’s website we wouldn’t want to unwrap on Christmas day! Buying less and buying better sums up the ethos of Studio B, with the aim that each piece will always mean something to someone and therefore stand the test of time.
Olivia Annabelle Womenswear (https://www.oliviaannabelle.co.uk)
Gifts for the romantic dressers.
Olivia Annabelle has an inherently British feel, and takes inspiration from the nostalgia of the past. These pieces are sure to light up the day for those with a romantic spirit that love dressing up in a contemporary world. We love their face masks, t-shirts and oversized collars as one-of-a-kind stocking fillers.
Beyond Nine (https://beyondnine.co.uk)
For the jumpsuit lover.
Clothing for modern motherhood, taking you through your nine months and beyond. Beyond Nine believe you shouldn’t have to compromise on style just because you’re pregnant. Their jumpsuits are designed to be worn regardless of whether you’re expecting or not, and will be loved for years and years.
Gray x Wild (https://www.grayxwild.com)
Gifts for the blazer lover.
Gray x Wild is a British-based fashion brand focused on tailoring. They create blazers that are truly statement pieces to elevate your wardrobe and all your casual looks too. Their key piece, the reversible blazer, gives you two ways to express your one-of-a-kind style.
Xaie Clothing (https://www.xaie.co.uk)
For those that like handmade.
The goal at Xaie is to create good quality, handmade womenswear pieces. In their studio they independently design, pattern, grade and produce all the clothing so you know you’re getting something very special.
The glitter loungewear is a firm favourite of ours, but there are lots of looks to choose from for you and your friends
PIXIE & BOBS (https://www.pixieandbobs.co.uk)
For the friend who loves bold prints and playful pieces.
Each piece is thoughtfully designed with a focus on longevity and versatility at its heart. Pick from their beautiful clothes or fun accessories to surprise your print loving friends this Christmas.
Moo Boutique Yorkshire (https://www.mooboutiqueyorkshire.co.uk)
Gifts for the trend lover.
With weekly drops of new pieces, it’ll be hard not to find a beautiful piece to gift a special friend this Christmas. Moo Boutique Yorkshire brings together a collection of on trend styles at affordable prices to create wearable pieces for women of all ages and sizes. From clothing to jewellery to accessories, there’s definitely a little treat to be found here for style lovers.
My Gym Wardrobe (https://www.mygymwardrobe.com)
For the friend who loves to workout and look good while doing it.
The place where fashion meets function. My Gym Wardrobe is the one-stop place for an edited collection of the world’s coolest activewear brands, housed under one roof!
For the friend in a lockdown style rut.
This is the ideal treat for that friend who needs a confidence boost asap. Why not turn to the professionals this year, and gift them a personal styling service all from the comfort of their own home?
Eddie & Bee (https://eddieandbee.co.uk)
Ethical and fashionable gifts for the little ones.
Eddie & Bee is a small, ethically-produced UK brand making luxury clothing for children aged 0 to 5 years also. Made from organic jersey and double gauze, featuring unique prints, low impact dyes and flashes of neon and metallic trim. Lovely pieces for the littles in your life.
Gifts for the little and big ones in your life.
For all the cool kids (and adults too!) Marni&Mowgli provide handmade clothing for your littles aged 0 to 5 years old, plus personalised tees for the whole tribe.
Who doesn’t love a little something that’s made by hand, and made personal, for the whole gang?
Stripe & Stare (https://stripeandstare.com)
For the women who don’t like their knickers in a twist.
In 2017, Katie, together with her good friend Nicola, launched Stripe & Stare – a business incorporating knickers and loungewear. All sourced consciously with a transparent product sourcing journey, this brand unites its wearers and creates a community where women empower each other.
byEloise London (https://byeloiselondon.com)
Gifts for those forever playing around with their hair.
This brand was founded in London in 2014, and it all started with the search for a hair tie that would look and feel great and stand the test of time, either in your hair or on your wrist.
ByEloise bangle bands are made to shine for any occasion, and here to support your hair.
Laura James Millinery (https://laurajamesmillinery.com)
For the friend who loves a hair accessory.
Laura James Millinery is a contemporary brand creating unique hats and headpieces using traditional techniques. They’re old school through production, and modern in design.
Aurora London (https://aurora-london.com)
For the luxury lovers with a budget.
This luxurious range of handmade leather handbags includes so many wearable options. Crossbody bags, shoulder bags, tote bags, belt bangs, clutches and accessories that can be personalised with engravings are all on offer here, making for the ultimate gift!
Beija London (https://beija.london)
For the friend who can never find the perfect bra.
Beija London is a lingerie and swimwear brand that responds to the needs of different cup sizes and fits. With three unique sizing categories, they’ve created a collection that’s beautifully practical without compromising on style.
Gifts for those that like lazy mornings.
A considered collection of striped cotton pyjamas in seven colour ways, all from a female-founded company. All their sets are made in a family-run factory who only use trusted suppliers, and their fabric dyes are carefully selected to ensure the best, and safest, results.
Jess Collett Milliner (https://www.jesscollettmilliner.com)
For the friend who loves her finishing touches.
Beautifully crafted hats with cutting edge designs for the sleek, sophisticated and modern woman. If they’re good enough for the royals, then they’re good enough for us! Shop hair accessories, trilbies and cosy berets amongst others.
And that’s it folks, you’re all caught up on the gifts that can’t be missed this season!
Be sure to check as many of these wonderful brands off your yuletide wishlist as you can before the year’s out, and keep an eye on their websites and socials for the pre-Christmas sales and celebrations still to come.
As always, we’d love to hear your thoughts, opinions and advice down below and would love for you guys to come chat with us about all things Christmas over on the socials (linked below). We hope this helps you sort through all the exciting madness of your holiday shopping in 2020!
Verity and Kate x