Teesside Fashion & Accessories Christmas Gift Guide 2020

26 Oct 2020

It's almost the most wonderful time of the year, and whether you're someone who thinks the 'C' word should be kept under wraps until at least December or someone who wants to get the decorations out now, we need to start buying our gifts at some point! I don't know about you, but with everything that's gone on this year, I want to make a conscious effort to shop local this season. I love shopping independent as it is, but I feel like the events of 2020 mean that our indie businesses need us more than ever before!

For this Teesside gift guide, I'm going to be talking about the indie fashion and accessory brands across our region, with places to shop for t-shirts, children's clothes, jewellery, hair accessories and so much more. There's something for absolutely everyone, so take a look and make some notes.



CLOTHING

Tourism Teesside

Stock up your loved ones' wardrobes with some brand new t-shirts from Tourism Teesside. This store designs and makes the most fun designs, all centred around celebrating the forgotten histories and icons of Teesside through clothes. You KNOW that you need a Simply The Best (South Cleveland Garages) top for yourself, but don't forget to pick up a gift too!

Check out Teesside Tourism's shopFacebook or Twitter.

Daisy-Faye Designs

Banish the idea that homemade clothes aren't all that good with Daisy-Faye Designs! This indie biz makes and sells their very own clothes for children and the odd matching adult number, as well as slippers, masks, scarves and so much more. The clothes are stunning and all completely original, so this would be the ideal place to shop for the little ones in your life.

Check out Daisy-Faye Designs on Facebook or Instagram.

Real Green Frog

Don't forget about the babies this festive season! Real Green Frog in Norton are pros at making the sweetest baby clothes that you may have ever seen. I'm talking about cute slogan t-shirts with adorable phrase, as well as wooden soothers and peg dolls. This is a one stop shop for the tiny tots in your family, so grab them something to grow into.

Check out Real Green Frog's shopFacebook or Instagram.

The Bearhug Co.

If you haven't seen artwork from The Bearhug Co. yet, then now is the time to take a look! Luke Dixon, the artist behind this brand, draws and creates the coolest designs, then transfers them to clothes, like tees, hats and hoodies, as well as prints. This is a spot where you can shop for the whole family with sizes up to XXL and designs to suit everyone's tastes.

Check out The Bearhug Co.'s shopFacebook or Instagram.

Nomechompski Crochet

Crochet has been such a massive trend lately and if your loved one is a fan, then Nomechompski Crochet is the place to shop. With gorgeous baby clothes, hats and blankets, plus wall hangings, toys and door signs, there's so much to choose from. The lovely Naomi also takes custom orders too, so if there's something in particular that you'd love, get your orders in soon!

Check out Nomechompski Crochet on Facebook or Instagram.

Born Wild Childrenswear

If you've got little adventurers or explorers to buy for this Christmas, Born Wild may be the ideal shop to visit! This online store stocks ethically sourced, colourful and comfortable handmade clothes for children aged 0 to 6. From the cutest dungarees to little skirts, this shop has a range of clothes for all genders and occasions.

Check out Born Wild Childrenswear's shopFacebook or Instagram.

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JEWELLERY & ACCESSORIES

Rock, Paper, Kisses

If you've got people in your life that would love nothing more than jewellery or hair accessories in their stocking, then Rock, Paper, Kisses is the place to shop. They've got the cutest patterned hair ties, scrunchies, clips, necklaces - the list goes on! Their products are bang on trend, so it's great for fashionable friends and family members.

Check out Rock, Paper, Kisses' shop, Facebook or Instagram.

Down The Rabbit Hole

Take a deep dive into the kitsch and colourful world of Down The Rabbit Hole! This quirky company makes acrylic and wooden jewellery and accessories, all of which are just so darn cute. Whether you want something nerdy, something Teesside-themed (I love my Transporter Bridge pin and I've got my eyes on the Bottle of Note items), or just something totally different, this is the perfect spot!

Check out Down The Rabbit Hole's shopFacebook or Instagram.

Wish Upon A String

Give the gift of motivation and inspiration with With Upon A String. This Boro-based biz is well-known for its wish strings, which all feature a little charm and an accompanying message, but you can also find stretch bracelets, pocket hugs and bespoke boxes of goodies. This is a great shop to browse if you're need of cute stocking fillers or secret Santa gifts.

Check out Wish Upon A String's shopFacebook or Instagram.

Northern Accents

I don't know about you, but I'm obsessed with the polymer clay jewellery trend that's going round at the minute and one indie biz that's nailing the trend is Northern Accents. Their Etsy is packed full of colour and fun, all in the form of beautiful, clay statement earrings! These would make the perfect stocking filler or secret Santa gift, and I've definitely got my eye on a pair or two.

Check out Northern Accents' shopFacebook or Instagram.

Climate Change Isn't Art

If it's quirky, cute and pretty jewellery that you're looking for, then check out Climate Change Isn't Art. This shop creates and stocks delicate jewellery, such as dried flower necklaces, silver charm bracelets, resin earrings and so much more. You've got to go and check out the rubber duck earrings! Plus, you'll also find a great selection of prints and stickers for stationery fans.

Check out Climate Change Isn't Art's shopFacebook or Instagram.

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Moon & Jewel

Moon & Jewel are all about lovingly handmade, small batch polymer clay jewellery, so this is a great spot to shop at for trendy bling. There are clay earrings in a range of sizes, designs and colours, and you can opt to have them packaged up in a gift box. That saves you the wrapping too! This is a beautiful Boro-based biz and it's definitely one to check out.

Check out Moon & Jewel's shopFacebook or Instagram.


Ruby Friday

Ruby Friday is the accessory-filled heaven of El, who started the store as a mini project after her first child was born, but took the full time plunge a few years later. If you're shopping for bags, scarves, jewellery or hair accessories, then this is the spot for you! The hairbands are particularly cute and ideal for fashionistas who are into the trend.

Check out Ruby Friday's shopFacebook or Instagram.

I hope that this gift guide helped you out in some way, whether you're treating yourself or looking for the perfect gifts for your loved ones. It was certainly a lot of fun having a look around to see which businesses I should include, but if there are any others that you think I should add, please let me know!

Which local fashion or accessories supplier do you think you'll be buying from?


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