Welcome to the Georgie xoxo Whimsical 2020 Gift Guide!
Over the next few posts, I’m excited to bring you a variety of whimsical treasures that are from a variety of breathtaking small businesses and individuals.
Today I’m sharing my favourite Dorset based businesses as not only is this the place that I was born and raised, but it’s also held me in these past few months since the Covid Pandemic.
With this newfound love and respect for my home surroundings, allow me to share with you the local talent here that enchants the world beyond the county edges.
If you’re looking for even more Dorset companies to shop with this Christmas my Dorset archives can be found here.
Enjoy enchanted soul! Please be sure to let me know what products and businesses you love in the comments below.
I have something very exciting for my dearest Beauxoxo fans today. As some of you may know, I decided to part with my beloved hair accessory business last year due to ill health. The full heart-riff and story is here.
But today I have some good news as this year I had a chance to sort out my studio and upload my leftover stock. This means that I have updated my Etsy right here full of everything I have left of this journey. I hope you cherish any of these limited edition treasures as much as I did making them!
Delicious Bits Jewellery
Delicious Bits in Wimborne, Dorset, are the creator of gorgeous clay jewellery and I’m so smitten for these hearts and stars gold hoops
Every single clay heart earring is made individually from beige coloured polymer clay that has then been hand-painted with black acrylic spots on one side with a gold flash at the bottom and gold acrylic paint on the reverse.
These would be perfect stocking fillers for your loved ones, or a much deserved treat for yourself!
The Happy Blossoms
When I’m ill in bed, there’s nothing that brings me more comfort than having a gorgeous bloom of flowers to look at. Of course, the only problem is that they don’t last forever. So, this year, I purchased this everlasting bouquet of beautiful dried flowers by the wonderful The Happy Blossoms who are based in Poundbury, Dorchester.
This bunch is inspired by the magic of the changing seasons and the soft glow of light as dusk lifts. With soft and calming addition look and feel, it even contains sprigs of dried lavender which is proven to have calming properties.
The bunches feature a mixture of dried and preserved flowers that have been painted, dyed or are natural in colour and the result is so very whimsical!
Stag + Seer
If I received something from the wondrous world of Stag + Seer for Christmas I would be so over the moon!
Stag + Seer is the creation of Natalie who birthed this magical business in the winter of 2019, in her enchanting little storybook village of Milton Abbas in Dorset.
After having lived in Los Angeles the previous 10 years, studying various healing modalities and experimenting with creating her own holistic products, Natalie just knew that her creations couldn’t truly be fulfilled until she arrived in the UK.
Stag + Seer is a true apothecary of deeply potent products concocted with every single beautiful element from Mother Earth.
One of my favourite products is ‘The Healer’ balm. This multi-purpose skin aid, suitable for an array of conditions such as minor cuts, burns, bug bites, rashes and tattoo aftercare is the love your skin will want in a time of need. Perfect for yourself or a deeply loving gift to your cherished ones.
To Be Adorned Shop
How darling are these retro sparkle pegdolls by To Be Adorned Shop? These handmade dolls are lovingly created with secondhand fabrics (including some couture bridal offcuts) and vintage haberdashery for true eco Christmas chic.
These glitzy, sparkly dolls are the most whimsical way to adorn your Christmas tree for all that glittery wonderment.
Perfect as stocking fillers or a little extra treat for yourself, these dolls are carefully handmade in Bournemouth and plastic-free. Pick your doll to have either blue, pink or platinum blonde hair.
For a totally wondrous one-of-a-kind gift, why not take advantage of the custom option so you can order either a mini-you or mini loved one?!
My blog has always been a sacred place for me to showcase those who have crossed my path both past, present and future with their outstanding creativity and who seek whimsy and wonder as much as I do. One such soul is beautiful Lilly who studied A Level Art with me and also worked at LUSH Cosmetics alongside me in Poole, Dorset.
Lilly is now the creator of her enchanting jewellery company called ‘Madre Silver’ based in Blandford, in the heart of the Dorset countryside.
How beautiful are these whimsical hand-carved creations by Lilly? Handmade with love, these serene jewels are all cast in solid metals, and feature beautiful peaceful moon faces that are so dainty.
One of these treeasures would be such a deeply stunning way to connect with la luna energy.
Liv Oliv Nail Polish
Did you know that Dorset had a nail polish creator in their presence? Meet Liv Oliv! These non-toxic and vegan polishes are full of rich jewel tones that are loved by both adults and children alike.
I adore this gorgeous super glossy beautiful Cherry coloured polish with heaps of glitter and iridescent flakes that has been designed to give you, or your little cherubs, some razzle-dazzle over the festive period. Best of all? NO nasties!
A bottle of nail polish homemade in Dorset truly is the perfect treasure to add to a stocking or for secret santa gifts!
The Owl & The Apothecary
The Owl & Apothecary create a unique range of wellbeing products designed to help you live a happy, high-vibe life.
Blended and dreamt up in Dorset, I particularly love their expertly blended oil blends. Lovingly created with the purest essential oils, they can help you to balance hormones, stay calm, stress less or boost your energy and lift your mood. In addition, all of their products are also 100% organic, vegan and cruelty-free.
One of my top picks if their Wellbeing The Little Ritual Kit that has been created to bring you (or those you love!) wellbeing, happiness, and all things good.
This magical contains a Wild Smudge Stick to cast out negative energy and bring in a positive healing life force, a Wellbeing Luna Candle to help sit quietly and set clear intentions, an Amethyst Crystal to strengthen intuition & resolve and finally, a Ritual Guide with details on how to safely perform your rituals.
Jessalli is a small business that Sophia has crafted in the heart of Dorset for as many years as I have worked on Beauxoxo, which is how we met!
For many years Sophia has concentrated on a variety of lovingly designed creations with her signature prints, but just last year Sophia opened up a Sewing School in Blandford called ‘Sew Jessalli’.
I featured Sophia many times on my blog and if you want to read more about her creations my full post is here.
One of my favourite picks? I love the Jessalli Signature Cushion that is hand embroidered with Dorset County themed elements such as traditional Dorset Buttons made for Jessalli.
How many of you are planning fans? I adore journalling and this year I have become a bit of a sticker fiend! Enter Oodlemadoodles Creations from Poole in Dorset with their beautiful stickers that are perfect for fellow Planner addicts!
How gorgeous is this Unicorn set? Oodlemadoodles Creations have an abundance of enchanting details that I cannot wait to play with!
Miiko Everyday Nourishment is a little bit of magic in the midst of Poole, Dorset, and it’s my favourite place to be!
Miiko aims to provide nutritious, medicinal and lovingly made plant-based food and drinks with environmentally and wellbeing conscious undertones.
As well as deliciously wholesome, beautiful food and drinks, Miiko also boasts a small shop. From crystal healing products to yoga accessories, to plant holders and so much more, you can truly appreciate the wonders and benefits that all of these well-being products can bring to you and your loved ones.
Fox and Willow Candles
Based in Ferndown Dorset are Fox and Willow Candles who are the creator of these luxury candles that are a perfect gift for all this Christmas.
This utterly indulgent scent of perfectly paired Apple and Cinnamon is perfect to have in your home as you enter into the festivities with a sweet and spicy mix.
These gorgeous candles are either in the Fox and Willow signature rose gold tins, or a limited edition gold tin with vegan, biodegradable and recyclable labels.
Charlotte Miller Ceramics
Squeeee just how cute is this adorable guinea pig bauble? This adorable guinea pig is wearing a party hat and would be suitable to display all year round to bring some joy to your everyday.
These guinea pig baubles are hand-modelled from stoneware clay and painted in under glaze by Charlotte Miller in her Dorset-based ceramics studio. The guinea pig has a gloss finish and hangs by a red and white string from a metal hook in its back.
How gorgeous are these enchanted stunning Dorset based businesses? Is there anything else you’re going to either treat yourself to or a loved one? Please show every single one all your support in any way you can.
Wishing you a beautiful festive season full of all the traditions and things that you hold dear.