We moved into our house just before Christmas in 2019, and interior goodies for Christmas were very welcomed! We have so many fabulous interior decor businesses in Milton Keynes, many of which grace the rooms of my home and as such will find in this gift guide to home and interiors. Purchasing a little something for someone’s new home is a great gift idea. I love hunting for little unique gems that add a cosy touch to a room or that can become a talking point.
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!
Homeware & Interior Gift Ideas from independent businesses in Milton Keynes
- Beau Knits & Bobs
- Boho Blooms
- Flat 102
- Nutmeg Studio
- Outhouse by Hand
- Peach & Palm Plants
- Reclaimed Reloved
- Slinky Prints
- Upcycle Studio
- Yan Phong Art
Beau Knits & Bobs
Beau Knits & Bobs is run by Emma who found her love of knitting when she was 15 years old. She started making pom poms to help with her anxiety and then taught herself how to knit with a little help from YouTube. Whilst pregnant with her first child, Beau, last she, she began making items to give to friends.
Each item is made to order and can be personalised into the perfect bespoke gift. I love these cute knitted Christmas decorations. Shop Beaut Knits & Bobs via Etsy.
Owned by Lucy and based in the village of Stoke Hammond, Boho Blooms create beautifully dried and preserved flower arrangements suitable for all occasions.
The Festive Mini (£18) makes such a cute gift and would look gorgeous in any home. It’s available for delivery nationwide too! Featuring perfectly festive deep red roses, preserved baby moss eucalyptus, fluffy pampas, bunny tails, briza minima and ouro grass; this sweet mini bouquet will provide a touch of Christmas cheer to any dinner table, or will make a wonderful gift for your best friend.
Flat 102 is run by small business champion, Steph, who is part of the team behind The Indie Collective, a beautiful shop in Midsummer’s Place Milton Keynes featuring local creators and makers. Steph screen prints and designs bright and cheerful home decor which bring a good dose of positivity to your home. She also has a fantastic Christmas range including cushions, banners and baubles.
The Merry and Bright cushions (From £28) are a new addition to Flat 102’s range. They are a quick and easy way to bring a bit of Christmas into the home with a bright and bold print.
Shop via flat102.co.uk.
Lunarium’s modern, lunar-inspired wall hangings are really unique and definitely one of those ‘I wish I bought that for myself’ gifts. Fortunately, I already have one on my wall which is always a conversation starter. From subtle to big and bold, there is a huge range of different colours and sizes so there’s something to suit everyone and every budget. Find Lunarium on Etsy.
Nutmeg Studio creates a range of interior stickers for your home to add a unique touch. From walls to windows, doors to personal belongings, the vinyl stickers make a great gift idea for anyone in a new home, or even for little ones who love decorating their rooms. I love the cute vinyl wall stickers you can add to windows, doors or walls. And if you are forever losing your iPhone charger, the iPhone charger stickers are a great stocking filler!
Shop via nutmegwallartstickers.co.uk.
Outhouse by Hand
Outhouse creates bespoke furniture using reclaimed wood. Greg makes desks, dining tables, vanity units, shelving and even DJ booths! We have a desk and a dining table from Outhouse, plus several signs around the house.The dining tables are made from 100% reclaimed wood and combined with a choice of metal legs create a warm industrial feel. There are now seven colour finishes on the tabletops so you can have something that is truly unique.
If you order a dining table before 25th November online, it’s guaranteed for Christmas.
Shop via www.outhouse-byhand.com
Peach & Palm Plants
Peach & Palm is a local houseplant business, delivering plants for free in and around Milton Keynes. Founder, Bella, aims to take the faff out of plant parenthood by providing simple care instructions and easy-to-follow advice. They have curated a wide variety of plants – anything from your common houseplants to the weird and wonderful.
The monthly plant subscription is a brand new addition for the festive season and is perfect for any new homeowner or plant-addict. There are 3, 6 or 12 month options and for £25 per month, your lucky recipient will receive a mystery houseplant and care card as well as a neutral pot or basket for their new planty arrival!
For those of you that like to choose, you can still shop plants and pots on their website. All plants are hand delivered to MK addresses, so it takes out the risk of damages or seasonal postal delays.
Find subscriptions and more at www.peachandpalm.co.uk.
Reclaimed Reloved is an independent interior store in Leighton Buzzard and Stony Stratford owned by Danny and Alice. They have a love for sourcing beautiful homeware and that is apparent from the incredible items that they stock. If you are looking for pieces to gift, the Stony Stratford store is the best place to find them. For bigger homeware, the two-storey Leighton Buzzard store is a treasure trove for interior lovers!
You can also shop online: reclaimedreloved.com
Rockbox celebrates the fun and beauty of gift-giving, inspired by the desire to make gifting effortless and simple with beautiful results. Suited to those who love styled perfection, Rockbox offers stylish and pretty gift boxes filled with a selection of thoughtful and fabulous items that can be sent directly to the people who rock our world. Their priorities when choosing our brand partners are luxury, quality, integrity, and fabulous style. Rockbox’s vision is to work with independent businesses that have strong social values and to support British-made as much as possible.
The “MERRY” Rockbox (£28) has been curated to appeal to the senses. With a festive red Katie Loxton ‘Merry’ Candle that features the sumptuous fragrance of Cinnamon and Nutmeg Chai, your home will be filled with the scent of Christmas and The Marshmallowist raspberry + champagne luxury mallows will tantalise the taste buds during the festive celebrations. Your gift is hand wrapped in a white box with a red ribbon and can be personalised with a handwritten message on a gift card.
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Slinky Prints is a small family business run by Becki and Lisa. They design, print and pack everything from their Milton Keynes-based studio. Whether you’re looking for the perfect personalised gift or some new artwork for your home, Slinky Prints has got you covered. If you’re local to Milton Keynes you can also shop a range of prints at The Indie Collection in Midsummer Place.
Upcycle Studio was founded in 2020 to offer good quality, affordable furniture and homeware. The founder, Francesca, uses as many reclaimed or recycled materials as possible so that each piece not only looks good and stands the test of time, but is as environmentally friendly as possible.
There are some super cute homeware pieces available for Christmas! I love the serving boards (From £24) made from reclaimed scaffold boards, the star decorations (£6) which are made from luxurious recycled fabric in three colourways, and the gift bags (£4.50) which are great sustainable gift wrap options.
Discover more beautiful pieces on upcyclestudio.co.uk.
Yan Phong Art
Known for painting large-scale luxury ethereal art for interiors, Yan paints from her heart to infuse subtle sentimental nuances, usually bespoke to her clients, to create abstract art worlds. Having been raised surrounded by the beautiful Buckinghamshire scenery, Yan often draws inspiration from nature and landscapes close to home or from travels, whilst also drawing inspiration from finding and seeing the light in the beautiful little things in this world.
All with a purpose to evoke positive emotion and inspiration, clients have said her multidimensional abstract use of texture and metallic accents provides opulence and different perspectives to every viewer, making her elegant pieces timeless. With works sent worldwide, she is able to bring a sense of home to whoever her client is, whilst working to compliment her clients’ interior details and colour scheme. As an example of her commissioned work, “Dawn” 100x150cm, pictured below, is a bespoke painting with combined layers of landscapes with sentimental memories special to the London based couple that commissioned this artwork.
Limited commission slots are currently available before Christmas. To commission a painting or find out more info, fill out her contact form on her website or email firstname.lastname@example.org to which she’ll more than happily guide you through the process. To see more of her work and be the first to shop when her new collection of originals release before Christmas, follow her Instagram @yanphongart. Shop her available limited edition prints and find prices on her website yanphongart.com.
I hope that this Christmas gift guide inspires you to shop local this festive season and helps you find some gorgeous home and interior gifts from independent brands. I’d love to know what businesses you support this year – Make sure you let them know who sent them your way!
Happy shopping! Will you be buying any homeware gifts this year?
Browse my other Christmas gift guides:
- Independent Milton Keynes Christmas Gift Guide: Candles
- Independent Milton Keynes Christmas Gift Guide: Clothing & Accessories
- Independent Milton Keynes Christmas Gift Guide: Creative Gifts & Experiences
- Independent Milton Keynes Christmas Gift Guide: Eco-Friendly Gifts
- Independent Milton Keynes Christmas Gift Guide: Wellbeing & Mindful Gift Ideas
- Independent Milton Keynes Christmas Gift Guide: Foodie Gifts & Experiences
- Independent Milton Keynes Christmas Gift Guide: Edible Gifts & Stocking Fillers
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