If you're looking for original Christmas gift ideas and like buying from independent business owners, do check out the Soulful PR Studio Pop-Up Christmas Market.
The business owners included are all members of my membership community - The Soulful PR Studio.
1. Fashion accessories from Jewelled Buddha
Inspired by cultures from faraway places, Jewelled Buddha brings you a sophisticated edit of conscious fashion accessories from around the world. Their collections are timeless, feminine and beautifully handcrafted by artisans. Designed to empower individuality, our collections combine luxury textiles, influenced by ancient handcraft techniques with a contemporary aesthetic. Adding elegance, functionality and presence to your wardrobe, our accessories take you from work to play - effortlessly. We carefully curate our collections, partnering exclusively with social enterprises and brands that share our respect for people and the planet.
DISCOUNT CODE - SOULFULXMAS15 - gives 15% off sitewide. VALID FROM 11TH DEC -18TH DECEMBER.
Visit the online shop here
2. A great stocking filler for teenagers studying for exams
Do you know a teenager studying for their exams? Lucy Parsons's’ book, The Ten Step Guide to Acing Every Exam You Ever Take, would be a great stocking filler to help them achieve their best (100% five star reviews on Amazon). If you’re looking for a gift that keeps on giving, enrol them in Lucy’s study skills course, The Exam Success Formula - they’ll learn how to study as well as gain transferable skills like time management and resilience that will serve them for the rest of their lives (gift certificate pictured, supplied with purchase).
3. Jewellery that's safe to wear around babies and children
Halia Rose enables mums to feel and look great with a gorgeous piece of jewellery. Knowing that it is also safe to wear around babies and young children and can be cleaned in the dishwasher is such a bonus. Not only safe and practical to wear, they are also perfect as:
- A stunning statement piece for day or night
- A teething accessory to help soothe baby’s sore gums
- A sensory object for curious babies (ideal when breastfeeding)
- Gorgeous holiday and beach accessories
- An ethical and vegan-friendly accessories collection
Halia Rose also has a range of teethers and children's accessories with all the benefits of the adult range.
View the shop online here
4. Chocolate art cake decorating classes with Laure Moyle
Treat yourself to a day diving into...Chocolate; enjoy a freshly prepared French style lunch; a glass of Kir Royal; relax; have fun. You will learn lots of tips and ideas to decorate cakes and dessert with impressive (yet really easy) chocolate decorations. Plus you'll discover a magical venue with its own fairy woodlands! Limited to 12 students per class. Discount code: 10% off for Soulful PR Studio Members and their friends- using code SOULIES10. Ends 31.12.2017
For more information and to book visit Pudding Fairy here
5. Writing masterclassses with communications expert Rachel Miller
Sharing your writing publicly, whether business-related or personal, can be scary. All Things IC invites you to a Writing Skills Masterclass on 26 April 2018 to boost your knowledge and confidence. If you regularly write content for marketing materials or blog posts, this is the course for you.
Held at the wonderful WallaceSpace venue in Covent Garden, London, the day is focused on helping you succeed. You’ll be encouraged to share your experiences and work on exercises with other attendees to apply your new skills immediately. Your investment is £499+VAT. Use code soulfulsaver to save 20%.
6. Health Improvement Programme with nutritionist May Simpkin
Treat your loved one to a ultimate gift of health, with a 6 week Health Improvement Programme with Expert Nutritionist May Simpkin. A perfect present for any occasion. This voucher can be purchased online here. Once you have confirmed your purchase, please email me with your name and the name of the recipient. As an EXTRA BONUS, this voucher also includes a complimentary spot on any healthy cooking masterclass (worth £45). These are usually held in Surrey approximately on a monthly basis. Vouchers are valid until 30th June 2018.
7. The gift of hypnotic relaxation
Are you after an unusual gift this Christmas – an amazing experience that will leave a big impression? Give yourself or a loved one the gift of Hypnotic Relaxation (especially tailored for busy people who haven’t got time to relax). Gift a 60min 'TIME OUT' Online Hypnotherapy Session with Dipti Tait, The Darling of Breakfast TV and Solution Focused Hypnotherapist delivered via Zoom. Make your purchase, download the voucher and get in touch with Dipti directly on 07818 050999 to book your online relaxation 'Time Out' session via Zoom and then, simply relax in the comfort of your own home.
You can book here
8. Jewellery inspired by Taiwanese heritage
Tsai x Tsai is a London-based jewellery brand inspired by Taiwanese heritage for lovers of natural gemstones. It offers classic designs made with high quality semi-precious stones. These hand-picked gemstones are presented on sterling silver or rose gold vermeil bracelets and earrings. At Tsai x Tsai we do not compromise on quality. We believe that everyone should strive for the best, down to the finest details. That is how we bring you the most beautiful jewellery to brighten up your world. A Touch of Delight, Every Day.
You can buy here
Voucher Code soulful10 (doesn’t expire)
9. Clare Josa's debut novel
Buy Clare's debut novel and get a VIP ticket to her launch party masterclass, when she'll share how she cleared out her deepest fears and took massive action on her dreams...so you can do it, too. About the novel: what happens when you get in the way of your happiness? If you enjoy drama, intrigue, exploring human nature and conflict - all delivered with a generous dollop of humour - then you'll love Clare Josa's compelling debut novel about hope against the odds. You Take Yourself With You is a journey of courage, hidden strength and realising that we're not alone.
You can buy here
10. Unique stocking fillers including Yorkshire and Scouse themed gifts
Find quirky, fun and unique stocking fillers and gifts that will make your Christmas magical! There’s something for everyone from your feminist friends to art lovers. Or, if you are looking for something nostalgic and very British, you cannot do better than our Yorkshire and Scouse themed Christmas cards! Hedge and Hog Prints is a green creative studio, using only eco-friendly materials and ethical partners. Featured in Stylist, Glamour and Country Living Magazines, and loved by Hollywood A-listers. Discount code: SPR10.
11. Abstract art and neon signs
Looking for something a little bit different for a present? Do check out our colourful range of abstract art and neon signs which are all dimmable and great for kids' rooms! We are delighted to offer 20% off all our Art & Neon - just enter SOULFUL20 during checkout - last orders taken on 17th Dec to UK mainland addresses. Head here to claim your offer.
12. Stylish camera bags, camera straps and travel wallets
Emma Mapp creates beautiful objects based around her love of photography and travel, from limited edition prints to the perfect camera bag or travel wallet. Everything is original and designed by her. All of her products are made using the highest quality materials so that you can continue to enjoy them for years to come. Emma hopes you will love them as much as she does. You can check out her products here.
13. Boutique yogawear, handmade jewellery and original gifts
YogaClicks is a curated marketplace for boutique yogawear, handmade jewellery and original gifts. For founder Lucy, and the forty other independent yogi makers and creators she works with, their ‘why’ is an easy one - they’ve all been inspired by their yoga practice to create for their fellow yogis. It’s all about creating pieces that work on and off the mat, and work according to yogi values - being good for people and for the planet. Use code SOULFUL15 for 15% off until December 25th 2017. Check out the store here.
14. Walter & May: endless inspiration for the perfect gift
A curated online store filled with designs from over 200 UK independent brands and designers. From bespoke jewellery to homewares, to gifts for little ones to prints for happy walls - you'll find gift inspiration for everyone. Discount code: SFPR for 10% off at checkout. Check out the store here.
15. Pilates classes for new mums
Are you struggling with your post-baby figure? Do you want to get rid of that baby belly, regain confidence and reconnect with your body? The MuTu or Mummy Tummy System covers fundamentals such as posture, breathing, core stability and functional movement, incorporating nutrition and lifestyle advice. MuTu Professional, Rebecca Haroutunian, is one of only 13 people in the UK, certified to teach the programme. Rebecca, based in Brighton, is starting her postnatal courses in the New-Year. Alternatively, purchase the online award-winning programme at the link below and Rebecca can teach you via Skype.
17. Food safety training
Getting your food safety processes and procedures right is vital. They keep your customers and business safe. Are you confident yours are fit for purpose? Louise Roberts specialises in developing and upgrading food safety management systems. She is your expert to get the basics right or if you’ve got the basics in place but know they’re not good enough to help secure contracts with bigger companies and suppliers. Call Louise on 07904 384833 to discuss your business. Discounted Discovery Day for Soulful PR members only £200 (Usually £250) until 31/1/2018. Check out the website here.
18. Freshly baked Brownies delivered by courier
Boutique Brownies are freshly baked at home to order by Heidi Wall using finest quality ingredients and Belgian chocolate. The brownies are luxuriously packaged for a special gift with a hand written card and delivered to the door by courier. Individual orders can be made via the website here and they also welcome corporate orders. If you would like to discuss details please give Heidi a call on 0771 774 3414 or email on [email protected]
19. PR and Content Marketing support for photographers
Sixth Sense PR’s services are tailor-made for ambitious professional photographers who want to grow their businesses but realise that they can’t do it alone. Zoe Hiljemark provides PR and content marketing consultancy to help photographers to attract and book more of the right calibre clients, stand out from the crowd, boost their visibility and sell more! If you’re a photographer who is looking for specialist support, and you want to finally get strategic and consistent with your PR and content marketing, then contact [email protected] or visit the website here.
20. Marula Oil Leave-in conditioner
Avoid dry and thirsty hair with Equibotanics exquisite blend of South African Marula, Moroccan Argan and Organic Jojoba oils. Get slip in your hair, smoothing out tangles, knots and matts with Equibotanics Slippery elm active. Protect scalp from damage with soothing Aloe Vera. Attract and lock in moisture with Equibotanics superior humectant for supple and rich hair strands. Smooth hair shaft and resist humidity. Repair damaged hair with the legendary African Baobab naturally containing superior amino acids. Stimulate dormant hair follicles on those temples and achieve growth with Nettle and Horsetail actives. You can purchase any of these products here.
Soulful Discount PLUS free shipping head here and use code SOULFUL10
21. Virtual PA support for your business
The Assistant Quarters provides Virtual PA, Business Support & Social Media Management services to female entrepreneurs and small businesses who are struggling to find the right Boss Life Balance. Let us give you back the gift of time this Christmas & help get you organised for success in 2018. With a range of flexible packages available, they are offering 10% off all VA support or Social Media services in January. Please contact Claire, quoting SoulfulTAQ10 at time of enquiry, for your free discovery call. [email protected] 07961 120071. Check out the website here.
22. Reduce overwhelm in 2018
How would you like to feel calmer, less overwhelmed and manage stress better? Plan your New Years' resolution ahead of the festive season with Emily Hodge's Gentle Life course. Starting in February 2018, her 5-week online programme is proven to reduce overwhelm and pressure - allowing you to get things done in your life with clarity, focus and more compassion. Find out more here. Bring gentleness to your life in 2018. Use the voucher code 'Soulful-Gentle-Life' and get a 10% discount.
23. Kentlines: A tube-style map of Kent
24. Times Fables: the revolutionary way to teach your child their times tables.
Does your child struggle with their times tables? If so, this Christmas-themed Times Fables book might help. Read about the time a robin (number 3) landed on a chair (number 4) and started to sing the 12 Days of Christmas. Find out what happened when the 6 elves took Mrs Snowman (number 8)'s temperature, and discovered it was 48 degrees. So effective is the system, that many children have managed to master their times tables in as little as two readings.
To find out more, visit here
25. 1:1 Business Coaching
Running your own small business can be an emotional rollercoaster, especially in the early days. Jacqui Jagger is a down to earth, non-fluffy mindset coach specialising in working with people making the transition from corporate life to business owner. She helps them to stop playing safe and start making things happen. If you want 2018 to be the year you get serious about growing your business, you could start by putting a 1:1 coaching programme on your Christmas list. There’s a 10% discount when booked before the end of January quoting Soulful PR.
Get in touch via Jacqui's website here.
26. Find My Name in the Alphabet Train
27. A hands-on bread making class
Love the smell of fresh bread? Join a hands-on bread making class with The Epsom Bakehouse and learn to bake your own. From mastering the versatile tin loaf to creating tangy sourdough, choose a course to suit your bread making goals. Want to treat a baking fan who’s looking to extend their skills? Gift vouchers are available for all classes. Classes assume no prior experience and you’ll take home all the bread you bake plus detailed notes. All equipment and ingredients are provided alongside a delicious light lunch. Prices start from £85 pp and classes are held in central Epsom, Surrey.
Book your class here.
28. Got a property in France?
Want to make sure your property in France is something special to write home about in 2018? Contact Martin Hauxwell MRICS – Independent Chartered Surveyor & Project Manager to discuss your building concerns or project management needs on +33 (0) 9 77 81 80 37 and find out more about how you can live your dream here.
29. Monogram Initial Silver Personalised Necklace £25
Size of silver disc 13mm. Suspended on a sterling silver 18 inch oval link chain. This makes a wonderful gift. Simply choose the initial or initials in the box at checkout. All letters from A to Z are available. Each necklace is hand stamped to order, so will be made just for you and will all be slightly different.
30. The Bear & The Fox
Based in Scotland, The Bear & The Fox is a family and lifestyle blog, inspiring families to lead a creative life. In the accompanying online Etsy store, Jenni sells unique, handmade home decorations and gifts.
Check out the store here.
31. Who doesn’t love a cracking crime story, full of twists?
32. Ready for a change of job or lifestyle?
The Career Shape-up is a unique career coaching programme designed by an executive recruiter for the fashion and luxury industry. If you’re feeling stuck or ready for a change of job or lifestyle Tracy will help you to shape your career with this personally tailored programme. Using her insider’s perspective she’ll teach you how to create a good CV and LinkedIn profile and help you to improve your pitch to recruiters and companies. Sign up for The Career Shape-up starting in January for an exclusive £100.00 Soulful PR discount. Contact [email protected]
33. An idyllic get away
Keep Cottage (sleeps 6) and the Wood Store (sleeps 2), are two beautiful holiday homes in Orford Suffolk to rent for your holiday. Orford is a small coastal village, with two pubs, three restaurants and two cafes. Its a great place to relax and unwind. Email [email protected] or check out the details here.
34. A perfect pet present
If you know someone who loves their dog more than anything else in this world, one of these luxury dog breed cushions will make the perfect gift. The entire collection of country home decor at Josephine Penelope is made using the best quality cotton linen and 100% wool-tweed weaved in Scotland – with an essential pompom trim and squashy duck feather pad inside! All of the products are handmade by Josephine, in her rural Hampshire studio overlooking fields and a short walk from the river test where she walks her three dogs each morning.
35. Headshot and brand photography in Surrey and London
Whether you’re just starting out or have an established brand, great photographs that make you and your brand look good online are essential to growing your business. Every business is unique and Clare Murthy believes it’s really important that the photography reflects that, so you’ll work together to plan every detail of your shoot from location, to what to wear so that it tells your story perfectly.
Love to gift a session for Christmas? Clare will send you a gift voucher to pop under the tree. Vouchers are valid for six months. Visit the website here.
36. 100% vegan cruelty-free gift boxes
The Art Tiffin, with 100% vegan cruelty-free gift boxes, brings you an ethical alternative to mindless consumerism over the festive season. Creativity helps with forming healthier neural connections, and aids mental health. When you buy their subscriptions, one, you help the environment; two, you help another individual as they donate to MIND; and three, you help a loved one, as their boxes will bring a moment of calm amongst the stresses of everyday life. Their unique monthly subscription for children is developed in collaboration with psychologists, artists, and parents, and a fun interactive way to learn about art. Give them the gift of a lifetime this Christmas!
Visit the website here and use code SPR10 for your festive discount
37. Get a brilliant headshot
38. Midlife........insert your own word here.
It’s not a crisis, it’s an opportunity. A chance to take stock of everything you’ve learned, all the skills and experience you’ve amassed and understand that the really exciting time is just about to begin. Julie Brown's job is to ask the right questions, help take your foot off the manic pedal and create the time and momentum to consider the options. If you’re feeling a bit stuck then together with Julie you can plan your fantastic future.
Special offer for you – 10% off all coaching packages until 31 January when you quote XMAS17. Contact Julie here.
39. Media Diary 2018
Looking for the perfect gift for a business owner or blogger you know? The 2018 Media Diary is an A4 desk diary that's packed with hundreds of awareness days and key dates to help you plan content for your blog/vlog, email newsletter, social media updates and the national press. We have some really gorgeous gift packages for that include my book on how to get press coverage and the 2018 Wall Planner.