The importance of buying from a small business

Shop Indie this Christmas.

I maybe stating the obvious but Christmas it literally just round the corner.

With so much choice on the high street and online, how do you decide what to buy for all those special friends and family.?

I am often asked, how customers find us ? and why do they choose Rew ?

We are very fortunate here at Rew, as we have lovely loyal customers who, sing our praises and spread the good word of our tiny little business.

So with this in mind it got me thinking about all the lovely little independent businesses I have come across since starting Rew.

Many are like myself, busy moms with a crazy idea !!!! that grew and grew from a hobby to a business.

This Christmas I want to share a few of my favourites with you. 

I have certainly shopped out !!!

Remember !!!

"When you buy from a small business an actual person does a little happy dance" 

To get the websites click the images below or follow the links.


THIS MAMA DOES: Alternative milestone and Christmas cards for Mums and Dads to celebrate the everyday realities of parenthood in a humorous way.


Our products are made for children but designed for parents. We use traditional designs in a fun & quirky way using colour and pattern. We make and manufacture all our products here in the UK and use the best quality yarns and ingredients possible to ensure the best quality product we can.



A Room in my House, a small established online shop, with in-house designed stationery, prints and homeware by two sisters, offers a quirky range of paperware and handmade gifts together with hand picked vintage homewares.

Visit both their main store at as well as their Etsy store at for the full collection. 



Well Grounded makes clothes for well-grounded kids – whether their feet are on the ground or their heads full of dreams. Featuring designs by London illustrators for ages 2-12

Use code : SHOPINDIE for 20% off and free delivery!



Design-led prints, cards and gift tags featuring quirky and off-beat designs. Our best selling Tribe prints can be personalised for every family, including families with twins, triplets and other combos.





The vintage house that could.

The very popular vintage styling kit is back for Christmas but it wouldn’t be Christmas without a couple of surprises would it? You of course get all of the usual goodies associated with a styling kit but for that all important Christmas present I have added a few new touches. The kit includes a hand made bird garland which can be used year after year. A white paper ball decoration which I use all over the house at Christmas and instead of the usual surprise gift the recipient will get to open either a vintage Christmas bauble or original Christmas card to add to the vintage Christmas theme. A truly lovely gift for those people who you know will appreciate all that it contains. As always kits come beautifully wrapped and ready to hand over. Lots of brownie points on offer!

All standard kits include
• Sass & Belle suitcase
• Vintage cup & saucer
• Vintage book
• Retro milk bottle
• Copper string lights {batteries not included}
• Calm Gallery postcard
• Washi tape



Modjool is a system of statement jewellery, that features three distinct modular ranges, which can be worn individually, mixed and matched or combined magnetically. Sold in design shops and galleries around the UK. Get 10% off by using NICE10. Designed and made in Scotland.




Baby and children's wear designer and maker. All items handmade in the UK. Beautiful gifts for your little ones. Commissions welcome too. X


The Neon Finca

Nomadic/tribal inspired finds for the modern bohemian home. Berber and Kilim rugs from Morocco,Turkey and Tunisia in a stunning array of colours and prints.

Willa & Bobbin is a handmade, design-led, soft furnishing boutique for babies’ nurseries and children’s rooms, featuring whimsical mobiles, wall decor and personalised cushions. All of Willa & Bobbin products have been designed and handmade by Amy herself (and her four-year-old creative director — the real life Willa!) using the wonderful Liberty of London fabric and vintage fabrics, creating truly unique British-made bespoke items.




Stylish teething jewellery for mum to wear, baby to chew

Bo&Bel stand out from the crowd because we give mums a design led accessory that is as much about baby teething as it is about the mum feeling stylish.

Launched online in October 2014 and now available in retailers throughout the UK and internationally.

Babies grab everything! Not only do they grab everything, they put everything in their mouths. So when I’d had little hands pull and break my necklaces I gave up on wearing jewellery and felt I’d lost my sense of style. Most new mums I spoke to felt the same as me so I was passionate that I could provide the perfect solution. I started to design our silicone teething necklaces to enable mums to wear jewellery again that is safe, stylish and practical. And so Bo&Bel was born.

They are made from 100% food grade silicone and meeting EN71 regulations. We choose fun, bright colours and a variety of bead shapes to give mum the choice on what she wants to wear, as you would when shopping for fashion jewellery.

When receiving our jewellery mum feels they are getting a treat for themselves as much as a safe, practical teether for their baby.




"Hi I'm Sarah and I'm a stationery addict so much so I set up Got2Jot. We have chosen a range of gorgeous stationery and gifts to help you stay organised at home and work.
We'd love it if you take a peek at our website got2jot

Hand crafted concrete & copper candle holder. We have hand brushed a special copper paint onto the concrete to create a unique printed piece.

We mix our concrete with various other binders to ensure a sturdy and strong candle holder. All of our goods are handmade so each one will be different and unique. As concrete forms air bubbles, there may well be a couple of small defects but this only adds to its, industrial look.


Handmade and personalised gifts... the little things that make you smile

1 comment

  • Jackie Clark

    Wonderful website, will definitely be using it in the future.

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