Support Local, Shop Small this Christmas

I love supporting local businesses and we have so many amazing ones on our doorstep. I wanted to bring you this Hertfordshire Mums Christmas Gift Guide supporting our local small businesses, I have tried and tested, met the lovely owners, of all these wonderful businesses and hopefully it will give you some great ideas for Christmas shopping. Whether you are looking for something for your new addition, older children, friends or family members here are some ideas they will love and you can feel good about also bringing a smile to a local business owner. So thank you for taking time to read this blog post and shopping local, please do share with friends and family.

Gifts for the little ones...



Els and Bear have the perfect gifts and stocking fillers for your little ones this Christmas. For any little ones who loves crafts, they will love the DIY crafts to keep them busy. So pop over to the Etsy shop where you will find a whole range of wonderful products to paint

If you are looking for a perfect personalised keepsake, look no further than Black Bear Ceramics. The lovely Victoria will be popping up on Friday 24th November, 10am - 1pm at Village & Co in Wheathampstead, capturing little ones prints on ceramics. Anyone is welcome and no booking is required. For more information visit

Demi and Emi have you sorted with their luxury baby gifts and accessories, including handmade items, baby essentials and nursery decor that are perfect for babies, toddlers and parents. Hop over to to check out the beautiful range of products.

If you are looking for a beautiful personalised gift for your little people then head over to Little White Threads. Everything is lovingly hand printed or embroidered by Lottie, and there are so many lovely Christmas gifts in her Etsy shop right now...I can't wait for December to give my 2 their personalised Christmas mugs! Go take a look at

Gifts for the grown ups...



The beautifully handcrafted range of home decor made by the lovely Fliss of Mould & Make make the perfect gifts. Fliss makes small batch homeware using Jesmonite, a hard-wearing and eco-friendly material. Her stylish statement pieces include indoor planters (I love mine!), geometric pots, coasters, trinket dishes, clocks and more. Pop over to to check out the full range of gorgeous eco-friendly products.

Rhian and Lucy, founders of Saint and Green are passionate about beautiful, scented, natural candles, melts and diffusers. What's more all their candles and melts are made from eco-friendly soy wax, and are plant-based, vegan and cruelty free. They smell amazing so would make the perfect gift...or treat for yourself! Head to to check out their full range of products.

The talented Lucy from Just Sew Designs creates personalised cards and gifts using free motion embroidery designs. Her designs are not only fully customisable she also uses sustainable materials. Check out her full range of not only Christmas designs, but also birthday and name banners at they are perfect for grown ups and little ones.


Experience Gifts...



Spoil a loved one or treat yourself this Christmas with a relaxing treatment at Little Wildflower Wellbeing. Becca at Little Wildflower Wellbeing is a specialist in women’s wellness and has expertise in pre/postnatal treatments. Their focus is to help you to relax, tailor treatments to your needs and give you that me time that you deserve. Gift vouchers available for all treatments and support packages at  

For all those creative family members Caroline from Rock n Wool Creations has exciting creative courses. You could choose from Watercolour and Ink Doodle course (a gift I gave my Mum for her birthday and she has thoroughly enjoyed), Printing and Creative Course or even a Needle Felting Course. All courses are suitable for beginners or those who want to gain more skills and confidence. Gift vouchers available for, or towards the courses and can be purchased at

And of course here at Karen Le Leu Photography I have the perfect gift for your loved ones, that will only increase in value each passing year. Why not give a gift voucher for, or towards, an in-home photography session so we can capture beautiful memories to treasure forever. To find out more contact me at I'd love to help you give the gift of memories this Christmas.

This one is for those soon to be Mums, or Mums with under 1s. Treat yourself, or get dropping hints, that you would like one of Amy's classes for your Christmas Gift this year. Mama Baby Bliss specialises in Pregnancy Yoga, Baby Massage and Baby Yoga, perfect you time and time to bond with your baby. Bookings for January will be taking place shortly so make sure you follow Mama Baby Bliss on Instagram at to be the first to hear about getting your spot in one of the classes.

Village & Co.

You can of course shop all these wonderful business online, by clicking the links above but if you prefer to visit an absolutely beautifully curated shop with some of these and many other lovely local businesses inside then you should head to Village&Co. at 29 High Street, Wheathampstead.

Robyn and her team go all out to create a truly beautiful shop with a wonderful range of products all from small, local independent businesses. So don't forget to check out the pop up shop from Thursday 23rd November

Click Here to find out more about Village & Co.