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Small Business Christmas Wish List

Ahead of Small Business Saturday on 4th December 2021, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite gift ideas from local Portsmouth creatives. Support a small business this festive season and you’ll be giving back to the local economy while getting something truly unique.

Wave Women’s Boxy Sweatshirt – £32

Ocean lovers rejoice; we have the top just for you. This relaxed-fit sweatshirt has a raw hem, flattering shape and fresh wave motif. Available in a range of earthy colours, it’s made from 100% organic cotton in a renewable energy factory.  

Buy online at tabbyfirefly.com.


“NOICE” A4 Art Print – £9.99

This vibrant neon-on-palm art print celebrates the Portsmouth accent: it’s well NOICE! Printed on high quality photo paper. 

Available from The Mildred Trouble Shop or pick one up at The Love Southsea Market, Palmerston Road on 18 December 2021.

Green Flower Earrings – £8.50

These gorgeous green flower earrings are perfect all year round – whether you’re wanting something that looks Christmassy or that’ll suit tropical climes. Stud earrings, made from polymer clay with a gem in the centre. 

Available from The Mildred Trouble Shop or pick one up at The Love Southsea Market, Palmerston Road on 18 December 2021.

Good Vibes Retro Men’s T-shirt – £21

Keep it old school with this cassette tape t-shirt. Featuring a mix-tape of good vibes, this tee is perfect for showing some retro positivity. It’s made from 100% organic cotton, so you’re doing goof for the planet, too.

Buy online from sustainable clothing brand TABBY.FIREFLY. t

Sand Dunes A3 Print – £20

Bring the ocean into your home with this blue and white print, featuring the lyrics “If you’re fond of sand dunes and salty air”. This wall art brings a calming, relaxing vibe to any home. Printed on high quality, A3, 100% recycled paper, it’s great for that empty spot on anyone’s wall.

Buy online from sustainable Southsea brand TABBY.FIREFLY

Riebeckite – a novel from Southsea Author O.R Lea – £7.99

Get your fiction fix while supporting a new Southsea author. Riebeckite is a near-future tale of one woman’s race to expose a sinister new threat to humanity. This speculative fiction story is set in the Persian Gulf after an asteroid strike on the moon has left deadly spores drifting down to earth. It’s a story that has made fans even among those who don’t usually read SciFi.

The novel is available from www.orlea.co.uk.

Anchor Bottle Opener Keyring – £6.50

A perfect stocking-filler, this wood and metal keyring features an engraved anchor and bottle opener. Also available in a bike version.

Available from The Mildred Trouble Shop or pick one up at The Love Southsea Market, Palmerston Road on 18 December 2021.

The gift of relaxation

Buy your loved one (or yourself!) a voucher for a massage, facial or reflexology sessions at The Natural Therapy & Beauty Room. This hidden gem, run by therapist Louise Maybery, can be found on Southsea’s Elm Grove and is the perfect escape from Christmas craziness.

Visit The Natural Therapy & Beauty Room on Facebook or email louisemaybery@yahoo.co.uk to purchase.

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