Our Fave Local Businesses
by Abbi James
Here at DAYMADE, we LOVE to support local businesses up and down the country. We realise the importance of aiding each other through difficult times, and we’re doing just that through one of our most popular prizes! You select your fave small business, we’ll buy you a gift card, and you spend it on their fab unique products. What’s not to love?
Take a look at a handful of some of the local businesses we’ve been supporting…
Authentic House, one of our most popular small businesses, provides fantastic eco-friendly gift boxes delivered to your door. Filled to the brim with a whole range of sustainable and ethical products, they help you on your journey of how to lead a more environmentally sustainable life. Your box will contain 6-7 fab eco-friendly lifestyle products to get you started. All products are plastic-free, ethically sourced and cruelty-free, and could range from candles to toothbrushes, vegan snacks to cleaning essentials!
In addition to their environmentally-friendly gift boxes, Authentic House also offer a wide range of products on their online site. If this is more up your street, we offer £5 and £10 gift vouchers to use over at Authentic House's website – just another way we love supporting a fab small business!
Check out what Authentic House has to offer here!
Our next fab independent business touches a little closer to home. One of our very own DAYMADE players makes beautiful handmade ceramic goodies in her Shropshire workshop – Urban B! They pride themselves on adhering to an exceedingly high standard of handmade quality, and their items are sure to liven up ANY room. A whole host of marbled goodies range from tealight holders to soap dishes to gorgeous ceramic pots with succulents! But don’t worry, these succulents are super easy to care for and will get by without needing to be the centre of attention.
Urban B was started by two sisters in 2018, and as they say, the rest is history. They’re just as passionate as ever about sourcing locally and doing things right. We gotta say, they’re a firm favourite!
Check out what Urban B has to offer here!
Here’s one for our Huddersfield fans! The Northern Tea House set up shop in 2015, after a life-long love of both the classic tea and the much-loved afternoon tea. What sets this quaint tea house apart, however, is their passion to provide a unique environment for locals and visitors alike. Think a chic mix between industrial and modern, with a dash of vintage thrown in for good measure.
You’ve learned by now that we love supporting independent businesses, but it’s true that the Northern Tea House does too! With a stunning 8x2m picture wall, they host exhibitions to display artists’ work and share it with the world. Gotta keep that circle of love and support going! Like many of us, they’ve had to adapt to the pandemic, and have come up with an INGENIOUS idea. Take away afternoon tea boxes….great thinking or what? So all you Huddersfielders, it’s time to enjoy a sophisticated afternoon treat AND support a local business at the same time!
Check out what Northern Tea House has to offer here!
For those of us who like to go against the grain and opt for unique, handmade jewellery, this one’s for you. Clare at Bonearrow designs and crafts every piece of stunning jewellery. Her pieces range from intricately detailed filigree rings to bold statement necklaces. It’s not just Sterling Silver and ethically sourced gemstones that you’ll find here though, oh no, you’ll be falling in love with a piece of jewellery as unique as you!
Clare’s diploma in design and degree in Silversmithing taught her the technical skills she needed to get creating her own pieces (seriously, we wouldn't even know WHERE to begin..!). Having said that, it was actually her desire to create jewellery that was unconventional and uncommercial that really allowed her to flourish. She loves each and every item she designs and makes, and if we’ve learned anything from our independent businesses, it’s that their passion for their products is unmatchable.
We also think it’s worth mentioning that not only are all Bonearrow products vegan, but their packaging is also either recycled or recyclable AND plastic free. Win for you, win for the planet!
Check out what Bonearrow has to offer here!
Vegan brownies. Yep, we said it. Vegan FUDGY brownies. And what’s even better? 12 vegan fudgy brownies in 4 different flavours, delivered to your door! Now you’re talking…about Gwen’s Brownie Boxes!
We’ve tried these bad boys and we gotta admit, there’s something special about them. They’re all made by Gwen herself, fresh for each delivery. After being carefully packaged and shipped out to you, you’ll find yourself eagerly waiting by the door for the moment they arrive (sorry not sorry) ❤️ Trust us, it’s worth it.
There’s a new flavour each month (think strawberry shortbread blondies, chocolate orange or s’mores!), along with the much-loved classics. We’ve opted to offer our DAYMADE prize winners a box of four classic flavours: double choc, Biscoff crunch, salted caramel pretzel and cookie dough. Which one would you go for?
Check out what Gwen’s Brownie Boxes has to offer here!
Our last small business shout-out goes to Natural Edge – a family run home interiors and gift shop which has been going for over 30 years! Proud to be nestled among a gorgeous array of independent shops in Leigh-on-Sea, Natural Edge prides themselves on providing quality products with a friendly, personal customer service experience. Products are carefully selected, with each chosen item exuding that feel-good factor. One reason we’re a big fan is their selection of eco-friendly, reusable lifestyle goodies. Our winners have chosen gift vouchers to use at this fab independent business, which can also be used on their online shop too for those not in Leigh-on-Sea! Woohoo!
Check out what Natural Edge has to offer here!
Do you own or work at a small business in the retail/ecommerce space? Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured on our prize platform!Back