My top local Christmas gifts ideas


Hello everybody, or should I say “HO HO HO!” …no? too soon?
Every year we ask ourselves the same question… what shall we get the Kids, Mum, Dad, Hubby, Wifey, Teen, Grandma, Grandad, Sister, Brother, Auntie, Uncle ….for  Christmas this year??!!!!
Well well…you have come to the right place…I had the great pleasure to photograph some seriously amazing LOCAL businesses that I believe are trully gifted and utterly fabulous at what they do….
Less from me…more from them….Enjoy!!


#1 Prints & Bows, Carrie & Jennie are the two lovely ladies who will design & sculpt your beautiful handmade silver jewellery & gifts using your very own imprints & memories.  Whether you want to keep your children’s footprint close to your heart on a necklace or a collection of thumbprints on a pretty charm they will work with you to create an individual keepsake.  Taking Christmas orders!  Get in touch at or on FB /printsandbows or Instagram @printsandbows








#2 Little Florence, Katie is an amazing illustrator (See her artwork for my family here). All families are different, in fact as you probably know, each member within a family is also very different! It is so hard usually to capture everyone’s personalities in a single photographic shot but by focusing on the individuals and their interests and quirks, Little Florence’s illustrations deliver something which is not only truly original but an accurate representation of each family. It is also now on !!  Get in touch 






#3 Potstop  is a superb  paint-your-own pottery studio in Knebworth. We have a wide range of pottery priced from £6 upwards for you to paint and leave with them to be glazed. Their bright studio offers all the inspiration you need to create something special- footprints or handprints, a collection of fingerprints or something you design yourself. They are currently knee deep in Christmas pottery – lots of baubles and decorations, figures, lanterns and Christmas plates etc. Come and make some perfectly personalised presents!



#4 Daisy Bake Daisy  is a mum of 2 girls with a huge passion of all things baking. A Self taught, turned professional baker who grew up in the kitchen on a chair next to her own mum baking cakes and now uses her passion in her own cake studio creating all things sweet! Give more than just a gift this xmas with Daisy Bakes Christmas puddings, xmas cakes, amazing cupcakes, festive cookies, best selling multiple flavoured brownies and slices and her very popular Xmas Eve boxes to leave out on Xmas Eve and more! Get ordering now on here :





#5 Victoria at FutureFit  is a local personal trainer and specialises in bespoke training programmes to suit individuals. Programmes are put together with her clients to ensure they reach their goals whether it be weight loss or fitness with nutritional advice to get the right balance. As well as Personal Trainer Victoria is also a Pilates Instructor which compliments client’s training & can be used as rehabilitation. For the person who has everything… treat them to some time to focus on themselves. Get in touch here





#6 Lucas May bespoke flower designs Whether you are looking to create stunning floral designs for a party or function, add some colour to your office or bring some cheer to your home, Lucas May is just what you need! Aiming to suit every budget, their floral designs start from just £20 delivered. Get in touch :




And finally….


#7 Joan Jellett photography  How about a family shoot? See some of my family shoots on here :  I now also offer Junior photography courses aimed at children aged 9 to 12. See more infos on here :





Harpenden family photographer- Joan Jellett

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