I am particularly excited to share this gift guide with you because I think it showcases some of the best independent clothing and accessory brands in Milton Keynes. In this Christmas gift guide, you’ll find some lovely independent clothing brands, accessories and jewellery pieces that all make for an equally special gift. This guide features some of my personal favourite brands and ones you will find in my wardrobe!
My independent Milton Keynes Christmas Gift Guide features independent businesses from Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas to inspire you to shop small this Christmas. There are 12 guides in total for you to peruse, so grab a cuppa, a notebook and start shopping local!
Clothing & Accessory gift ideas from Milton Keynes Businesses
Bags By Carmen
Carmen started her business as a hobby seven years ago. She designs and makes original handbags – of which you can never have too many! Each bag is handmade and is a unique, one-off design so they are as individual as the recipient, whilst being affordable and handmade to an exceptional quality.
Blossom Earrings is a small business based in Newport Pagnell run by Chloe. As a 2020 graduate, she started to make earrings after completing her studies in Public Relations. All of the products are designed and made by Chloe in small batches at home and the seasonal pieces and collections fit any style! My personal jewellery collection now features a lot of Blossom Earrings – I love them. The core collection comprises bright and bold designs in primary colours whereas the festive collections will definitely be full of fun and cute designs like gingerbread men… I can’t wait!
Started by a group of climbers from Milton Keynes who believe high quality, sustainable clothing and accessories should be the standard, Crimp’d Clothing brings classic lifestyle clothing to the fashion industry with solid ethics and an accessible price tag.
Alongside the core range of Organic Cotton sweaters, hoodies, tees and best-selling beanies, we also feature collaborative collections with local textile, hand-dye and graphic artists to produce one-of-a-kind pieces you’ll be proud to own. Inspired by the great outdoors, Crimp’d is also passionate about protecting it. Each order is carefully hand-packed in fully recyclable, plastic-free packaging, helping you choose clothes you’ll feel good about from the moment they arrive, through to each day you wear them.
Check out the Organic Cotton Beanie (£15) for a fab stocking filler or the unique hand-made pouches (£from £22) by a local textile artist using repurposed fabrics and offcuts from other projects to reduce textile waste.
Fabbi designs amazing T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies and home accessories. These bold pieces combine colour with fun prints and there are so many lovely pieces that would make amazing Christmas gifts! I love FABBI’s sweatshirts and makeup bags.
Shop via fabbi.co.uk.
Park Road Jewellery
Park Road Jewellery is the home of jewellery designer Michelle Sawbridge-Praties. Michelle designs statement jewellery with a luxurious feel from her home studio in Stony Stratford. Taking inspiration from nature and strong natural forms results in a signature style that is minimalist and sophisticated. Every piece of jewellery produced is made to an exacting standard to ensure each customer receives a quality piece that they can cherish for a lifetime. I am a big fan of Michelle’s work as she also places great importance on creating a sustainable and eco-friendly business whose priorities are; carefully sourcing materials and recycling/reusing precious metals where possible, considering the impact of all manufacturing practices on the environment and only using sustainable packaging.
The Sterling Silver & Gemstone Collection makes for a beautiful Christmas gift for someone special. The pieces in this collection are designed in a minimalist fashion with a geometric flair, letting the stunning gemstones be the eye-catching main event. Alternative chain lengths and styles are available, and of course, matching earrings! Prices start from £130.00.
Pixie & Bobs
You may already know how much of a fan I am of Pixie & Bobs, a slow fashion label creating made-to-order pieces. Each piece of clothing is designed by Annie with a focus on longevity and versatility. Using a made-to-order model not only means there is no wasted fabric or stock as she only makes what is needed, it also means alterations and tweaks can be made to each piece individually as it is cut and sewn to ensure you have your dream piece that you can cherish for years to come.
The pieces are made to order, so if you’d like anything in time for Christmas, now is the time to buy! I love my glittery gold Sarah skirt.
Shop via pixieandbobs.co.uk
Studio Pepita creates colourfully handcrafted products that are designed to spark joy every day. The signature zero-waste hair clips and vibrant jewellery are created using wasted threads from landfills to create some amazing statement pieces. Studio Peptia uses eco resin, non-toxic pigments and wasted threads to create rainbow designs so not only are you investing in a beautiful piece but one that is as sustainable as possible.
I hope that this Christmas gift guide gives you some inspiration for gifts for the fashionistas in your life and that it inspires you to shop local this festive season. I’d love to know what businesses you support this year – Make sure you let them know who sent them your way!
Which independent clothing and accessory brands are you shopping with this Christmas?
Browse my other Christmas gift guides:
- Independent Milton Keynes Christmas Gift Guide: Foodie Gifts & Experiences
- Independent Milton Keynes Christmas Gift Guide: Boozy Christmas Gifts & Festive Tipples
- Independent Milton Keynes Christmas Gift Guide: Edible Gifts & Stocking Fillers