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More than ever before, it's really important to support the small independent businesses up and down the UK.

That's what Transmit Startups does, day in day out - we help businesses to get off the ground. We see their brilliant products and outstanding services. And now, we've packaged up some of the best in our 2021 Small Business Christmas Gift Guide so we can spread the word.

We want to shout from the rooftops that the most incredible Christmas gifts you can get for your loved ones this year come not from massive multinational businesses, but rather, the independents that are so important to our communities.

Rory MacDonald, founder of The Whisky Chairmen who feature in the Christmas gift guide, told us: "When you buy from a local, independent business like ours, you’re having a direct impact on our community.

"There’s no shame in buying from big multinationals, but when you buy from us your money does so much more. It goes straight back into employing local people, who buy from local shops and who look after their neighbourhoods. We get so much more bang for your buck!"

You can download the whole festive gift guide to find out more about the people we've featured as well as their businesses, or take a look at the index below. And if it makes you think that this could be you, next year, take a look at how simple it can be to get your very own business off the ground.

Download the guide here
Bear Bookshop
Bear BookshopJennifer McCann
Jenny sells beautiful children's books to fuel your little ones’ imagination.
Bewell Manor
Bewell ManorCourtney Robinson
Designed with the finest ingredients, Bewell Manor’s Calm Mood Candle, is one of Courtney's best sellers.
Bongo & Bubbles Hand Drawn Portraits
Bongo & Bubbles Hand Drawn PortraitsSasha Smith
Sasha's bespoke, hand-drawn and hand-painted pet portraits are every animals lovers dream.
Brow Zen
Brow ZenSamantha Davidson & Simon Barden
Eyebrow beauty has never been easier to achieve!
Ceylon 35 Limited
Ceylon 35 LimitedAyesha Attidi Panagoda & Tyroshan Attidi Panagoda
A zero-waste plastic free shop and import and distributor of authentic Ceylon spices and tea.
Cider Is Wine
Cider Is WineAlistair Morrell & Roddy Kane
Single bottles of delicious cider are available from £3.50 each, and a ‘Christmas Dinner Pack’ arrangement of 4 assorted bottles for £45.
Coconut and Cotton
Coconut and CottonLucy Barfoot
A range of traditional children’s toys and Fairtrade health and beauty products are amongst the offerings from this plastic-free store.
Colibri coffee company
Colibri coffee companyHugo Caro
Hugo's artisan small batch roasted coffee, coffee courses and coffee subscriptions are the ideal gift for coffee lovers.
Cornwalls Vintage Treasures
Cornwalls Vintage TreasuresMarie Walker
Marie’s beautiful creations are available to purchase on her Etsy page and currently has items such as bracelets, earrings, keyrings and necklaces available from £5.
Duclos
DuclosAimee Duclos
Sustainable and bespoke luxury leather handbags could be the perfect gift under the Christmas tree!
Eidyn Tours
Eidyn ToursStephen Docking
Stephen’s tours of Scotland are a great option for a ‘staycation’ gift.
Forgit
Forgit Vincenzo Tirotta
Vincenzo's 3D printed products and figurines could help you make the perfect gift.
Freedom Chocolate
Freedom ChocolateSarah and Simon Wood
Gift packs of their allergen-friendly, vegan chocolate, perfect for Christmas treats, include the 8 Mini Bar Selection Box, £14.95, and the Chunky Bar Gift Pack, £11.25.
FRVR MELTS
FRVR MELTSIan Carlyon & Siobhan Crampton
Eco conscious and vegan-friendly handmade artisan wax melts.
G.H.Q. Spirits
G.H.Q. SpiritsJames McNeill
For the spirit lover in your life, James' award-winning craft Scottish gin and vodka would make the ideal gift.
Hanging by a Fred
Hanging by a FredFreddie Matthews
Freddie specialises in statement jewellery, gifts and accessories made from upcycled retired climbing rope and paracord.
Harris Blue Sportswear
Harris Blue SportswearSamantha Fowler
Keeping you active in 2022!
Hilda
HildaRosanna Costello
Rosanna has everything you need for that green fingered friend.
iAdoreDoYou
iAdoreDoYouAnna Spanoudaki
For a friend that loves candles and scents around the home - they'll adore Anna's products!
Joanne Webb studio
Joanne Webb studioJoanne Farley-Webb
Colourful paintings inspired by spirituality, music, kirtan chanting and intuitive working.
Leith Community Pottery CIC
Leith Community Pottery CICAndy Lang
For high quality reduction fired stoneware goods (as well as workshops and tuition), Andy has the perfect present for someone you know.
Linlithgow Pottery
Linlithgow PotteryHephzibah Kilbride
Hephzibah's beautiful ceramic art and handmade sculptural work make stunning and unique gifts.
Little Fawn
Little FawnSophie Thornton
Traditional toys and children's books that support children’s creativity.
Little Lambs Boutique
Little Lambs BoutiqueNicol Lamb
Nicol's love for traditional baby and children's clothing has helped her created an amazing children's boutique.
Love & Love
Love & LoveManuela Baraad
Love & Love now stocks a collection of six styles including the Sunflower Belt Bag, £55, Daisy Crossbody, £70, and Tulip Tote, £85, available in caramel, black, yellow and blue.
Mad House Oldies
Mad House OldiesDarren Mair and Mary-Anne Pearson
If you know someone with a passion for antiques, vintage, unusual and one-off pieces then Darren and Mary-Anne have got you covered!
Mahé Candles
Mahé CandlesAnnabelle Giselle
The range starts at £6 for wax melts, through to £15 for diffusers and £17 for candles, including the limited-edition Christmas in the Seychelles fragrance
Manifesto Coffee Ltd
Manifesto Coffee LtdLukasz Lewaszkiewicz & Alex MacIntyre
Specialty coffee, ethically and transparently sourced from around the globe, roasted by hand in Scotland.
McDug Nutrition
McDug NutritionRab MacLeod
Don't forget the dog!
Milena Sayad Knitwear
Milena Sayad KnitwearMilena Halina Stepien
Milena's handcrafted and sustainable luxury knitted dresses will make for something truly special this festive season.
MK Blazing
MK BlazingMartyna Janina Koziura
Gorgeous but affordable cosmetics for all genders and ages make the best stocking fillers!
Nelamella
NelamellaSamuel Donnelly & Chanel Smith
A caring skincare brand, which provides luxury homemade cosmetic products for anyone looking for a bit of 'me time'.
NuroKor BioElectronics
NuroKor BioElectronicsRick Rowan
NuroKor Bioelectronics’ technology provides natural, medicine-free pain relief, as well as optimising fitness recovery and physical performance.
Ohana UK in The Broch
Ohana UK in The BrochMichelle Phillips & Gillian Innes
Soft furnishings, bedding, homewares, gifts, crystals, spiritual products and ornaments.
One of a Kind Chocolate
One of a Kind ChocolateCaroline Cuthbert
The perfect gift for train enthusiasts with a sweet tooth!
Perryley Craft Gin
Perryley Craft GinDavid and Victoria Perry
Small batch craft gin developed from the finest natural botanical ingredients.
Refillogic
RefillogicNadia Dunn & Eva Katona
Nadia and Eva's zero waste shop, plastic free, reusable and refillable items store is the perfect place to find beauty, kitchen and home products.
RinkyDink Candles
RinkyDink CandlesAimee Lauren Carroll
Alternative scented candles for the weird and wonderful.
Run Unlimited
Run UnlimitedHolly Kelleher
Specialist running retail outlet offering products from brands which will improve your running.
Santu Coffee
Santu CoffeeWashington and Erin Vieira
Speciality coffee roaster, supplying Brazilian coffee to the UK.
Saronti
SarontiSandie Wells and Karine Large
Sandie and Karine are making reading and writing fun while embracing creativity.
Scottish Tea House
Scottish Tea HouseJoanne Holley
Joanne is an independent tea grower and merchant dedicated to sourcing delicious rare and unique tea from around the world.
Second Cashmere
Second CashmereLotti Blades-Barrett & Jenni Reid
Second Cashmere handpicks and revives second-hand cashmere to encourage sustainable choices that celebrate luxury fashion and preserve the natural world.
Shipyard Gin
Shipyard GinAndy Samuel
Andy's small batch artisan Scottish gin is sure to be a hit with any gin fan.
Sir Gordon Bennett
Sir Gordon BennettNeil Elliot
Neil's an expert trader of British made craftsmanship goods and gifts.
Smellysaurus
Smellysaurus Terri Ward
Wax melts, dream catchers, mood sprays and affirmation cards that promote well-being and remind you to take time for self-care.
Soundbops
SoundbopsMichael Tougher
Start your child's music educational journey early with an instrument designed specifically for children, supported by a monthly educational book and app
Stonecott Fine Writing Supplies
Stonecott Fine Writing Supplies Derek Bambrough
The perfect place to buy a gift for the 'penthusiast' in your life!
Strong Point Game
Strong Point GameGillian Hauxwell and Simon Evans
Card based trivia and quiz game - the perfect game for friends and family.
The Arlete Way
The Arlete WayEmi Louise Croucher
Goddess level self-care candles, bath bombs and soaps.
The Artisan General Store
The Artisan General StoreSteve Reice
Hampers are available in a choice of handmade luxury hampers or standard straw-filled boxes, from £13 up to £200 for The Fetcham Park House Signature Hamper.
The Loot Room
The Loot RoomChris Murdoch
Tabletop and miniature wargaming retailer. Providing exceptional discounts across Warhammer, Star Wars and The Colour Forge.
The Ridge Interiors
The Ridge InteriorsClark Bearman
The perfect place for beautiful home accessories and luxury gifting.
The Whisky Chairmen
The Whisky ChairmenRory MacDonald
Zero waste social enterprise specialising in bespoke barrel furniture and decor.
Vie's Jamaican Cakes
Vie's Jamaican CakesElaine Rémy
The rummiest rum cakes in Cumbria.
WL Distillery
WL DistilleryScott Wilson-Laing
North East based award-winning small batch gin.

This time next year, this could be you! Fancy taking a look at starting your own business? Sign up here for our Six Steps ebook.