Caroline Firth (Former Pupil Thomas's Kensington)
Online Gift Inspiration for Family & Friends

A lot has changed about the way we live our lives in the last few weeks.  One thing that remains consistent is the need to buy gifts for birthdays and other special occasions.  Now, more than ever, it’s good to be able to give friends and family something a little bit special and show them how much we care.
Most shops are shut and indeed many companies that sell online have also temporarily closed.  Smaller companies however, are soldiering on.  Many of these businesses are run from home allowing owners to continue to work in isolation.  As long as the post office continues to deliver, they can continue to supply.  

At by Beautiful Brands we have spent the last six months curating a unique selection of small, independent British brands for you to discover. 

A few of our favourite gift ideas….

Something personalised always gains extra brownie points.  What about a pair of monogrammed pyjamas or nightgown from Roanne Orlebar? Available for men, women and kids. 

Florence London have wonderful personalised necklaces and bracelets. The latter being one of our favourite.  Add your child’s names or a meaningful date.

Flora and Fauna specialise in very pretty hand painted letter prints, perfect for a girls bedroom.

If you’re looking for something special for the man in your life, what about some hand engraved cufflinks from Harry Rocks?  And whilst you’re browsing perhaps a little something for yourself!

Wanting something for the more active people in your life?  The Beach Bat Company design the most stunning handmade bats using local Hampshire wood which can also be personalised with dates, names or a logo. 

Oarsum have an array of products from bags to games, all made from recycled sailcloth in Hampshire.  They can be personalised in many ways from letters to animals or flags.

We have lots to choose from for women too from the incredibly popular Meg & Bee crossbody bags available in a selection of enticing spring colours and straps, to merino wool jumpers from Birdie London.  These are the ultimate active and apres sportswear jumpers.   Lilou et Loic  are the most recent addition to bBB and they offer gorgeous smelling candles, defusers and a beautiful array of bath and body products.  


If you’re looking for your teenage daughter, look no further than the Slinkys from Peachy Den.  We promise you can’t go wrong with a pair.  

For these and more inspiring ideas click HERE to visit by Beautiful Brands

April 2020