Teesside Home Decor & Stationery Christmas Gift Guide 2020

11 Oct 2020

Source: The Poster Parlour

I think it's about time that I start talking about the 'C' word, isn't it? Yes, Christmas is just around the corner and 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!

Because of my want to shop local this Christmas, I thought I'd put together a selection of Teesside Christmas gift guides, so I can get an idea of where to buy from and so you guys can take a look too! So this post is all about home decor and stationery, ranging from unique wall art to floral bouquets, and from custom chalkboards to upcycled furniture. Take a look!

Wall art

The Poster Parlour

If you want to buy a beautifully designed print with a North East theme, The Poster Parlour is a great place to look. They specialise in quirky designs with fun colours and great catchphrases, all surrounding the North East, but especially Teesside. You need to go and look at the Route A66 print!

Check out The Poster Parlour on Etsy, Facebook or Instagram.

Abby & Owen

Dream Stockton duo Abby & Owen are big fans of representing the Teesside area through their beautiful graphic artwork. From the Transporter Bridge to Norton Green to The Georgian Theatre, they have a selection of landmark prints that would look perfect on any wall, plus a selection of customisable prints to make your gift that extra bit special.

Check out Abby & Owen's shop, Facebook or Instagram.

The Northern Creator

The Northern Creator, Sarah Goodwin, is an independent artist who specialises in creating wall art and decorative pieces. Not only does she make her own designs and artwork, she takes commissions. So if you love her style, she could make you something completely personal and unique to give to your loved ones!

Check out The Northern Creator on Etsy, Facebook or Instagram.


I've been a fan of KPpapercuts ever since I took part in one of her workshops at Make & Mend Festival - I just love everything she does! Keely makes the most beautiful, intricate papercut designs, such as papercut wall art, baubles and tiny necklace charms. She has an assortment of designs available (I recommend the Northern Slanguage range), but is open to commissions too.

Check out KPpapercuts' websiteInstagram or Facebook.

Source: KPpapercuts


From Loft to Loved

From Loft to Loved is an independent home and gift shop that has a passion for creativity and recycling. Based in Sedgefield, Kim and Sarah source unique items of furniture and decorative pieces. Then, using only the best quality finishes, they create truly one off pieces for your home. Everything they stock is either homemade, upcycled or an antique, so it's the perfect place to shop for quirky gifts!

Check out From Loft To Loved's shop, Facebook or Instagram.

Charming Chalker

As the name may suggest, the Charming Chalker loves nothing more than to make bespoke chalkboard items. Not only that, but she also whips up bespoke baubles, prints, doormats and so much more, all with beautiful calligraphy! Her creations are so fun and cute, so she's definitely one to check out if you're buying for someone with a new home.

Check out The Charming Chalker on Facebook or Instagram.

Lillian Daph

If luxurious home decor is the sort of thing you're looking for, Lillian Daph will be right up your street. Named after a Labrador called Daphne and a Spaniel called Lillian, this sleek interiors shop is all about Scandinavian design, and supporting global makers and artists. I absolutely love their stoneware and soft furnishings!

Check out Lillian Daph's websiteFacebook or Instagram.

Oh, Abigail

A big part of Oh, Abigail are the custom handpainted signs and boards, whether it's for the front of a house, to mark herbs in a garden, to display the family tree and so much more. Not only can you buy these beautiful signs, you can also pick up favours, small gifts, guest books and soft furnishings. It's a shop that's packed to the brim with gorgeous things that are so hard to resist!

Check out Oh, Abigail on Facebook.

The Little Bee Shop

Bees have become such a popular motif over the last couple of years and no one is a bigger fan of the fuzzy little guys than Fiona Hawkins of The Little Bee Shop. Nestled inside Fiona's Sewing & Alterations in Hartburn, this cosy spot stocks everything bee-themed, from bee cushions to bee food wraps, and from handmade face wipes to honeycomb soaps. It's a gorgeous shop, so call in for gifts for eco-conscious friends and family, or trendy types!

Check out The Little Bee Shop on Facebook.

Source: Charming Chalker

Jay the Papersmith

Know a stationery lover? They're going to be obsessed with Jay the Papersmith. Jamie has been a big fan of all things paper ever since he was a kid, and now as an adult, he produces small batch, handmade, eco-friendly stationery. With beautifully paper cut cards, notebooks and art prints, this is a maker that is perfect for the minimalist paper fans.

Check out Jay the Papersmith on Etsy or Instagram.

Made By Grace

Made By Grace is one of those indie businesses that delve into all sorts of home decor and stationery disciplines, and no job is too big for her! From bespoke cards to coasters, and from wall hangings to crochet tote bags, Grace creates absolutely all sorts and her messages are always open to chat about custom orders. Make sure you go and check out her sunflower wall hanging - it's so cute!

Check out Made By Grace on Instagram or Facebook.

PEG Creations

Not entirely sure what your recipient would like for Christmas? Try taking a look at PEG Creations! This shop stocks all kinds of products, from eco-friendly kitchenware to letterbox craft kits to children's toys. It's a bit of a jack of all trades shop, which is perfect for stocking fillers and difficult recipients, as well as those who may be in the market for something from PEG's vast collection of goodies.

Check out PEG Creations' shop, Instagram or Facebook.

Bobbin & Co.

You'll find the beautiful Bobbin & Co. in the heart of Stokesley, stocking a range of furniture, artwork, decorative items and so much more. Whether you're looking for something luxurious for the home, like a brand new bookshelf, or something a little smaller for a stocking, like a hanging decoration, this is a great option for interiors fans.

Check out Bobbin & Co.'s shop or Facebook.

LD Designs

The lovely Lauren behind LD Designs is a Fine Art & Graphic Design graduate, so as you can imagine, her handcrafted items are stunning! She specialises in pyrography (wood burning) creations, such as baubles and wall art, plus jewellery and personalised gifts. She's also making custom Christmas Eve boxes, so if you've got a little one that you'll be treating the night before the big day, this is a great option!

Check out LD Designs' website or Facebook.

Amethyst Aromatics

Give the gift of a gorgeous scent with Amethyst Aromatics. This lovely shop stocks incredible wax melts and bath salts, so you could definitely purchase a few different things and put together a little sweet scent bundle for your loved one. The melt bars look particularly fabulous and I know I'd love something like that for Christmas!

Check out Amethyst Aromatics' Etsy or Instagram.

Source: LD Designs


Wild - The Plant Shop

Plant people are some of the best people, so if you've got a plant lover in your life. Based on Norton High Street, Wild stock stunning and exotic houseplants, and you can either check out the shop or order online for local delivery. I definitely recommend visiting the shop though - there's lots of other home decor and accessories to see!

Check out Wild's websiteFacebook or Instagram.

Melissa Jane Floral

Flowers make a perfect gift no matter what time of the year it is and Melissa Jane Floral produces the most beautiful bouquets and wreaths I've ever seen. This lovely lady makes your custom designs a reality, so if you have a bunch in mind or some loose ideas, get in touch with her to craft the perfect gift.

Check out Melissa Jane Floral on Instagram or Facebook.

Plant Preservation Society

Plant Preservation Society is a little biz that I've seen at practically every market I've been at! They stock gorgeous house plants and cacti, as well as stunning planters, terrariums, macrame hangers and so much more. Basically, they're a go to for everything plant-related. They also stock a variety of plant-themed gifts, like cacti candles, cacti mugs and atomisers!

Check out Plant Preservation Society's website or Facebook.

The Plant Workshop

Billingham-based Plant Workshop offer up a whole host of indoor plants and accessories, including handmade pots, baskets and, of course, gifts! Each plant listed on their site includes care instructions and I'm certain that you'd be able to pick up some pearls of wisdom in store too, and you can bag yourself free delivery if you spend over £30. Their handmade candles are calling my name!

Check out The Plant Workshop's websiteFacebook or Instagram.

Our Forever Utopia

If your recipient has already got more plants than they can shake a stick at, then maybe Our Forever Utopia will be able to help. This shop stocks hand painted pots in a whole range of designs, and they also take custom orders if you fancy something bespoke. Not only is there a vast array of colourful pots, but you'll also be able to find tote bags, dream catchers and coasters!

Check out Our Forever Utopia's shopFacebook or Instagram

Source: Melissa Jane Floral

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 home decor or stationery shop do you think you'll be buying from?

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