Once you've purchased your mushroom grow kits from our shop you might be left thinking what else could you buy?! As a small business, we have the honour of meeting some wonderfully talented folk along the way. Over the years of selling our mushroom grow kits at food festivals, art fairs, country shows and farmers markets we have come across some amazing products by other small business owners. To celebrate our talented friends, we have put together a little Christmas Gift Guide exhibiting some of our favourite products we have come across this year. So without further ado, here it goes!
Yummy Bits and Bob
1. Lion's Mane & Hops Kombucha by Curious Kombucha
A unique stocking filler for someone who is on the Kombucha hype and who also loves mushrooms (there are a lot of you out there). This is a unique kombucha with a dose of our homegrown lion’s mane mushroom. Not only is it deliciously refreshing but it's also packed full to the brim with goodness.
2. Baked Goods by Rebel Rox
This Bristol-based cookie and brownie bakery will have your family drooling. Any vegan or non-vegan would be thrilled to receive a tasty package from Rebel Rox this year. A serious mouthwatering crowd-pleaser!
3. Artisan Coffee by Bean Shot Coffee
For, and I quote, "Bloody Good Coffee", look no further. Bean Shot Coffee are your guys. They are Somerset-based artisan coffee makers who share the same values as us with dedication to the best ingredients, sustainability and fantastic relationships with their growers and producers. For your coffee-loving dad or uncle...this is the one.
4. Functional Mushroom Snack Bars by Lucid
We have recently discovered these amazing functional mushroom snack bars and we are now obsessed. Lucid has 'integrated mindfulness and nourishment into life's daily rhythm' by developing these delicious snacks. This is great for any mushroom lover or anyone who needs a de-stress and/or revitalisation!
1. Frangipani & Passionflower Radiance Face and Body Oil by Venus Hemp
It's time to ditch the generic Soap & Glory and Lynx Africa gift sets and turn your attention to something a little more organic and vegan. Along with other skincare products Venus Hemp have this aromatic and deeply nourishing body and face oil. This is such a spoiling treat for the special person in your life. Take the kids away for a few hours, let them have a bath and then indulge with this pampering oil.
2. Scented Organic Soap Gift Set by The Country Crib Somerset
This beautifully presented gift set comprises of an organic exfoliating soap, a nail brush and a calming lavender bag. Any gardener, farmer or NHS worker would adore this treat for their hands. This Somerset couple are eco-friendly in everything they do and have a range of gorgeous products... all of which are irresistible!
3. Christmas Candle Gift Set by BrambleWoods Soap co.
Forget the butcher and the baker, it's all about the candlestick maker! Fill your home with the festive smells of cinnamon & rosemary and clementine & clove. These handmade essential oil tea lights sit perfectly in a festive tea light holder made by Sarah Jane Ceramics. My dad has a weird thing against scented candles, but even he loves this one.
For the Home
1. Block Print Lampshades by Basha Furnishings
My mum spotted Basha Furnishings at the Sherborne Market and has been obsessed with her colourful lampshades and cushions ever since. All hand-printed, these furnishings are the perfect gift for any house-proud relative. They are so on-trend, so colourful and so affordable.
2. Dog Tree Decoration by Sarah Jane Pottery
What do people love even more than Christmas? Their dogs of course! Combine their two passions with this adorable porcelain doggy decoration. With lots of breeds to choose from, there's something for everyone. Each one is handmade with lots of love and skill by Sarah Jane in Dorset.
3. Pet Portraits by Emma Keys
Speaking of dogs... for something really special you should check out Emma Key's beautiful pet portraits. This is such a thoughtful gift for someone who adores their four-legged companions. Emma, a Dorset-based artist, captures each pet's personality perfectly. Drop her a message to request a commission.
4. Mug by Miranda Berrow Ceramics
Based just down the road from us, Miranda has done outstandingly well with her amazing ceramics. My sister refuses to drink tea from any mug which isn't her Miranda Berrow one. Miranda's use of colours and the way she uniquely shapes her handles make them one of a kind and a really special gift.
5. Engraved silverware by SOZO
We loooove these engraved spoons by SOZO. With a range of funny and sweet slogans, these make such a good stocking filler or Secret Santa. The set of two "I do" &"Me Too" spoons make the loveliest gift for newlyweds or recently engaged couples.
1. Personalised Hangers by Love From Lupin
Made up in North Yorkshire, these hangers are so sweet. Not only do they help keep your child's room organised but they also make all their outfits even sweeter (who knew that was possible!). They are also something that can be treasured forever. Choose from a range of patterns and colours to make your niece/godson/daughter/grandson's day!
2. Bonnets by Knatty Little Knits
These little knitted bonnets are to die for! As well as being very cute, they are also beautifully made and keep little ones snug as a bug. I am sure this is on lots of little ones' Christmas lists this year.
1. Coastal Foraging in Dorset by Fore Adventure
What do you get someone who has everything? What about a day out foraging along the coast of Dorset?e Whilst breathing in the fresh sea air, experts will guide your foraging experience, which will result in something delicious from your foraged materials. This is certainly a unique gift. Check out their other experiences too!
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2. A Luxury Farm Stay at Outbuildings Dorset
Now this is a really bougie gift for someone special. Treat someone to a weekend of luxury comfort, food and experiences at this "Farm'otel" in South Dorset. With a haybarn cinema and bubbles in the woods...wowza someone is going to be lucky to receive this as a gift this year!
We hope you have enjoyed our gift guide. We have certainly enjoyed making it. Please share amongst your friends, and comment your gift recommendations below!!