Hello there! I have decided to start another new series on my Blog, this time focussing on small businesses. Being a blogger I am regularly put in touch with owners of small businesses and it is a really enjoyable part of being a blogger. Whether it be reviewing a product, service or finding a new company which sells fashion at an affordable price, there is often a small team of people behind it, plugging away, putting in the late nights and the early mornings trying everything to make a success out of their little business. I do feel, that as bloggers we do owe some responsibility to them as more and more of them are turning to Twitter and bloggers alike to promote themselves. Plus, I think it's fun being one of only a handful of bloggers lucky enough to discover a burgeoning business and getting to trial some of their products! Or is that just me!?
I have found all of the business I'll be featuring on twitter, under the hashtag #smallbiz as that is where they were all hiding! To start with, I'll be featuring a couple of the small businesses I've already come into contact with, as that way I hope that a few of you will have already heard of them too!
So if you like finding new places to buy fashion, beauty or a present for your loved one, sit back, grab a cuppa and read on!
Read Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 |Part 8 | Special Feature Forever Memory Bears if you like!
Heelloo there! Welcome back! Today I'd like to talk to you about LetterboxGifts. A truly British company who deliver bespoke and unique gifts delivered right through your letterbox! Each box is created specifically for the intended recipient, carefully wrapped up in their own gift boxes and is lovingly wrapped up ready for delivery.
Letterbox Gifts is a truly British company, sourcing only the very best products and produce from the very best of British producers. The gift boxes are all packed with lovely goodies carefully sourced from independent British producers. They source beautiful, original and quality gifts from ethical companies who really care about the products they make and how they make them. Being a British business, they wanted to ensure every gift they offer is made in Britain. After all, there are so many fantastic British businesses out there, why would they need to look elsewhere?
The main premise of the business is to make gift buying simple and enjoyable. After one too many red cards from the postman, the idea was born to be able to deliver a gift which wouldn't involve being inconvenienced. A kind gesture of giving someone a gift should be an enjoyable experience and never an unexpected errand!
There are several different types of Letterbox Gift, from a Tea Box, to Gentleman's box, The Sophia Box, The Signature Box, The Alice Box and Gardeners Box. Ranging in price from £19.95 to £25.95 they are very reasonable for the products included.
Tea Box - £19.95
Includes Easy Teasy - Chai Tea Infused Chocolate
Leaf - Peppermint Infusion
Leaf - Loose-tea filters and cotton Teacup bag. 8x filters and sticks
Birdhouse Tea Company - Balance and Wellbeing tea
Bellevue Tea - Earl Grey
The Alice box £23.95
The Sheffield Skincare Company - Camomile and Orange Natural Body Balm
All Natural Soap Company - Handmade Castille Olive Oil Soap
Nathalie Bond Organics - Rose Geranium Lip Salve
Charlottle Macey - Cow Parsley Notebook
Fudge Kitchen - Clotted Cream Fudge
Signature Box £23.95
Amelia Rope Chocolate - Pale honeycomb and sea salt artisan bar.
Nathalie Bond Cosmetics - Handmade lavender soap
Leaf - Organic loose white tea leaves
The Natural Candle Company - Green tea and bergamot soy candle
Nathalie Bond Organics - Double mint salve.
Gardeners Box - £23.95
Louise McLaren Notebook
Nathalie Bond Organics - peppermint and eucalyptus soap
Betty and Doge - Oak Herb makers
Seedball - herb mix
Butterflies and Bees - Wildflower seed mix
As you can see, each box is bursting with British products. I love this idea as sometimes you can struggle to find that perfect gift so why not get something a bit different and unique? I'm sure Eleanor has the perfect box for you. So why don't you give her website a look and see if she doesn't have something which may make the ideal gift? I assure you will not be disappointed!