In modern society, there’s been a change to the meaning of Valentine’s Day, so an occasion which was once used to celebrate the love for your other half, has evolved to include friends, family and more! As always, here at Sincerely Essie, we have a commitment to championing women entrepreneurs, so we’ve worked closely with a few women-owned businesses to create this gift guide, which can be used for a variety of occasions.
The Urban Vintage Affair offers an eclectic range of unique vintage furnishings with an extensive history (think nostalgic heirlooms, retro suitcases as well as handmade ceramic pots and sustainable tote bags!) Every item has its own unique appeal, but we think that this antique silver sugar bowl and cream jug set is simply stunning with its detailed decorations and it’d make the perfect gift for those with an enthusiasm in decor.
If you’re looking for something with a more personal touch, Pieces of Art create beautiful, bespoke papercuts to celebrate all of life’s milestones. We’re currently swooning over this Lovebird Square. The delicate design with the addition of personalisation makes it a thoughtful gift for sentimental individuals!
365 Days of Happiness makes a brilliant gift for the bookworm in your life. It also comes with an exciting mobile app and an in-depth self study program packed full of lessons & worksheets to ensure the recipient has what it takes to live a happy life! If it’s another book you’re after, Jacqueline Pirtle has penned two other titles as well.
For the stationery addict, Spratt Designs handcrafts a range of items with a service for personalised products as well! We love the bullet journal stencils, particularly this Love Valentine one! It includes various little flourishes for bullet points as well as heart garlands, arrows and flying cherubs for dividers. Plus, it’s made of wipe-clean Mylar and doubles as a bookmark for journals too!
Untamed have spent over two years perfecting their unique and UK-first Defrizz Wave Tame Machine – it’s the perfect styling tool for frizzy hair and has won the Editor’s Choice award on The Beauty Shortlist! It’s powered by a whopping 2000w to dry and tame your tresses, as well as a ceramic grill, argan oil nozzle and ionic hair drying technology to distribute temperature evenly and give you smooth, strong, anti-frizz hair. It’s also got a powerful AC motor and a 3M salon length cable giving it a longer life and making it a great investment – it’s sure to make all beauty lovers shriek with excitement!
For the jewel admirer in your life, Joolzery creates gorgeous, handmade sterling silver jewelry pieces. We really want to get our hands on these Twisted Round Sterling Silver Studs as the classic design gives them a stylish, understated class! There are many other items of jewelry available to purchase depending on your recipient, so be sure to have a browse!
To conclude this gift guide, we hope you consider buying from one of the aforementioned businesses, whether it’s as a treat for yourself or a gift for someone else, because not only will you be supporting a small business but you will also be championing women entrepreneurs with your purchase.