Spreading The Love – Local and Independent Businesses Blog Reviews

I really love supporting local and independent businesses. Albeit an independent, quaint coffee shop or a cute little gift shop tucked away on a high street. I’ve done a number of blog reviews to this effect including a local gift shop and coffee bags. So with that in mind,  I put a shout out on my Twitter page for other bloggers to get in contact with me to share their blog reviews of local and independent businesses. After all, Christmas is a time for giving and seeing as everyone has been so supportive to me I wanted to help support other bloggers and local/independent businesses.

Here’s a list of fellow fab Bloggers who have done reviews and kindly shared these with me to include in this post. There is a really lovely mix here so hopefully you will not only enjoy reading the reviews but you’ll also consider buying or trying that business. Give their Blogs and Twitter a follow too!

Holly (@HollySturgeon ) – Nelson Brown

Sophie (@sophieheartsnet) – Foodie Gift Guide

Vicki (@missviclb)- Cocoon Child

Charlotte (@viewsofvenus) – The Ebury Collection Gift Shop

Rob (@RobsRibsMK) – Out Of Office Coffee House

Claire (@Gisforgingers) – Etsy Local

Try Everything Once (@TheTEOGirl) – Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium

Reema (@aumsome) – Handmade Christmas Gift Guide (Under £30)

Faisal (@falidude) – Etsy Shop, Pastel Ellixer

Chan (@ChansBeautyBow) – Charlie’s Nail Art

Fiona (@SavvyinSomerset) – 4 Somerset Businesses

Erika (@PaeReviews) – Etsy Shop, Emily’s Ardor

Kate (@kateballamy) – Kiss Air Candles

Please please please check out their blog reviews and give a little more support to independent and local businesses. After all, they need YOU.

Let me know your thoughts and which are your favourites. Or maybe you’ve already tried some of these? x.



  1. December 11, 2017 / 9:51 am

    This is such a nice idea Rebecca 💕. It’s lovely that you are spreading the love at Christmas and helping to support small businesses ☺️. I am definitely going to check out all the links! Thank you for sharing and working hard to put this fab list together 😘 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  2. December 11, 2017 / 1:28 pm

    This is such a nice lost Rebecca. Thank you so much for including me.

    • December 11, 2017 / 1:29 pm

      *oops I meant post 🤦🏾‍♀️

  3. December 12, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    Such a great idea to bring light on such great reviews from great bloggers. Such a commendable act. Love your blog.

    • Rebecca
      December 13, 2017 / 2:52 pm

      Thank you Savana for your kind words! xx

  4. April
    December 17, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    The fact that you took time out of your day to write a post about small businesses is definitely such a sweet thing. I will definitely check out some of these listed, and really appreciate that you are so supportive and kind. Your blog is beautiful. I look forward to reading more posts x

    • Rebecca
      December 18, 2017 / 1:54 pm

      Thank you so much April, you’re so kind! Thank you for taking the time to read it x

  5. December 19, 2017 / 2:14 pm

    This is such a lovely idea, this blog post is. It’s great how you are helping people out with this definitely at this time of year x

    Sophie’s Spot

  6. Harriet Day
    December 21, 2017 / 10:33 am

    This is such a lovely idea, so good to spread some love this Christmas! I’ll be checking a few of these out!

    Harriet || http://www.harrietday.com

  7. December 27, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    Such a great idea! Supportive of other bloggers!

  8. December 27, 2017 / 4:01 pm

    Oh that is such a cute idea!! I’ve always made an effort to stop by the mom and pop shops in my area, especially since I moved to NYC a few years back. Sure, prices are a bit higher, but you’re directly contributing to the lady behind the counter’s life, as opposed to lining the pockets of a billionaire paying his workers pennies… Not to mention, most of them are so cute, with so much love put into everything.
    Going to check a few of these posts out later 😄

    • Rebecca
      December 27, 2017 / 4:04 pm

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read! I love buying things where I know so much time and effort has gone into them xx

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