15th January is National Hat Day

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According to Days Of The Year, Sunday 15th January is National Hat Day. We’re a big fan of hats, especially in this cold weather. The earliest evidence of hats dates back to 3000 BC, when a mural from that time showed a man wearing a hat made from straw.

Here are 8 of our favourite independent retailers who sell hats.

Top row (left to right)
Chilton Reversible Hat from Jane Anne Designs
Yupoong Two Tone Snapback from London Snapbacks
Traditional Wool Felt Top Hat from Burgess Hats

Middle row (left to right)
Calypso Hot Pink Check Flat Cap from Kempadoo Millar Headwear
Amelia Jane London Double Silver Faux Fur Pom Pom Hat from Dolly Mama

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Rainbow Unicorn Hand Knitted Beanie Style Hat from Fun Knitted Hats
Knightsbridge Fedora from Bates Hats
Baby Pink/Multi Knitted Winter Hat from Ethical Market

Gift ideas: for tea lovers

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We can’t believe that it is now less than 3 weeks until Christmas! As we love to support independent retailers, we will be bringing you great gift ideas. We hope that we can help you to find that perfect gift!

Tea is delicious, we can’t get through the day without copious amounts!

Here are our 8 favourite gift ideas for tea lovers 🙂

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‘A Taste of Christmas’ Mini Tea Collection from PostTEA
The Tea Gift Set from Stuart Gardiner Design
Tea Drinker Tea and Chocolate Gift Hamper from Jones and Jones of Berwick-upon-Tweed

Middle row (left to right)
The Moroccan Mint Tea Crate from The Gluttonous Gardener
Herbal Infusions & Infuser Gift Set from Flint & Co

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English Tea Shop Organic and Fairtrade Tea Union Jack Gift Tin – 72 Bags – Sachets from Ethical Superstore
7 Loose Leaf Tea Gift Set Tin With Silk Sari Wrap and Tea Diffuser from Spice Kitchen
Ultimate Matcha Gift Set from Bluebird Tea Co

Gift ideas: for meat and BBQ lovers

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We can’t believe that it is now less than 3 weeks until Christmas! As we love to support independent retailers, we will be bringing you great gift ideas. We hope that we can help you to find that perfect gift!

Even though it’s December, it’s never too early to think about delicious meaty BBQs!

Here are our 8 favourite gift ideas for meat and BBQ lovers 🙂

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Meat Lovers Marinade And Spice Kit from World of Zing
Butchers’ Kitchen Apron – For the Chef from Coconutgrass
Barbecue Tool Box from All Things Brighton Beautiful

Middle row (left to right)
Smokey Chipotle BBQ Rub from The Smokey Carter
Hazeldines Ultimate Barbecue Wrap BBQ Meat Pack from Hazeldines of Hazel Grove

Bottom row (left to right)
The Spicy BBQ Man Box from Ross & Ross Food
West Country Sausage Making Kit from Chedingtons
5 In 1 BBQ Tool Kit from Prezzybox

Gift ideas: for kids

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We can’t believe that it is now less than 3 weeks until Christmas! As we love to support independent retailers, we will be bringing you great gift ideas. We hope that we can help you to find that perfect gift!

It’s far too easy to spoil the youngest members of our family, but we love to spoil them anyway!

Here are our 8 favourite gift ideas for kids 🙂

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Personalised Wooden Toy Box from Dust & Things
My Personalised Encyclopedia from Jonny’s Sister
Personalised Train Name Rack from Moose In The Mint

Middle row (left to right)
Set of three transport suitcases from ElliesBeautifulMess
BrainBox Blood and Guts from BrainBox

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Mummy’s Little Helper Apron from The T Bird
Star Nightlight – Yellow from Feral Hearts
Build Your Own Batmobile from Jeremy’s Home Store

Gift ideas: for guitar lovers

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We can’t believe that it is now 3 weeks until Christmas! As we love to support independent retailers, we will be bringing you great gift ideas every day until a week before Christmas. We hope that we can help you to find that perfect gift!

We’ve always wanted to play a musical instrument. If we had to choose only one, it would be the guitar. There’s nothing better than hearing an acoustic version of your favourite song; just a singer and their guitar 🙂

Here are our 8 favourite gift ideas for guitar lovers 🙂

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Air Guitar T-Shirt from Bang Tidy Clothing
Personalised Playlist Guitar Pick Print from The Drifting Bear Co.
Personalised & Engraved Guitar Pizza Cutter from I Just Love It

Middle row (left to right)
Music Nomad Premium Guitar Care System from Guitar.co.uk
Guitar Chopping Board from Cad-eau

Bottom row (left to right)
Guitar Case Lunch Box from All Things Brighton Beautiful
Guitar Personalised Writing Set from Made By Ellis
Pickmaster Plectrum Punch V2 from Prezzybox

Gift ideas: for golf lovers

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We can’t believe that it is now less than 3 weeks until Christmas! As we love to support independent retailers, we will be bringing you great gift ideas. We hope that we can help you to find that perfect gift!

We must admit that past a few games of crazy golf, we’ve never actually played a real game of golf!

Here are our 8 favourite gift ideas for golf lovers 🙂

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Golf Bag Cufflinks from All Things Brighton Beautiful
Rules To Golf By Typography Screen Print from Ethical Market
Golf Enthusiast’s Gift Collection from Dibor

Middle row (left to right)
I Wish I Was Playing Golf Hoop Mug from The Pot Bank
Personalised Golf Marker Set from Penelopetom

Bottom row (left to right)
Great British Golf Courses Map + Free Card from Bonnie Blackbird
Potty Putter from Prezzybox
Chocolate Golf Balls from Choc on Choc

Gift ideas: for coffee lovers

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We can’t believe that it is now 3 weeks until Christmas! As we love to support independent retailers, we will be bringing you great gift ideas every day until a week before Christmas. We hope that we can help you to find that perfect gift!

Coffee is our friend, especially first thing in the morning!

Here are our 8 favourite gift ideas for coffee lovers 🙂

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Cafedirect Fair Trade Colombia Ground Coffee (6x227g) CASE from Traidcraft
Chocolate Coated Coffee Beans from Couture Coffee Beans
Grumpy Yule Christmas Blend Coffee 227g from Ethical Superstore

Middle row (left to right)
Coffee & Body Scrub Gift Set from Em & Nick’s
The Coffee Gift Set from Stuart Gardiner Design

Bottom row (left to right)
Fresh Coffee Soy Candle from Ethical Market
The Coffee Lover’s Crate from The Gluttonous Gardener
Coffee Addict and Chocolate Gift Hamper from Jones and Jones of Berwick-upon-Tweed

Gift ideas: for cheese lovers

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We can’t believe that it is now 3 weeks until Christmas! As we love to support independent retailers, we will be bringing you great gift ideas every day until a week before Christmas. We hope that we can help you to find that perfect gift!

Mmm, there’s nothing like a cheeky bit of cheese on toast. We’re getting hungry now!

Here are our 8 favourite gift ideas for cheese lovers 🙂

Top row (left to right)
Brie Bakers Including Brie from Cows & Co
Goat’s Cheese Kit from Chedingtons
Cheese Knife Block Set from The Contemporary Home

Middle row (left to right)
The Cheese Lovers Gift Hamper from All Things Brighton Beautiful
The Ultimate Cheese Making Kit Gift Set from The Big Cheese Making Kit

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Yorkshire Cheeseboard Selection from SNAP! Recipebox
Cheese Lover’s Chutneys Gift Set from Dust & Things
Cheese & Chutney Hamper from Helen’s Hampers

Gift ideas: for butterfly lovers

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We can’t believe that it is now 3 weeks until Christmas! As we love to support independent retailers, we will be bringing you great gift ideas every day until a week before Christmas. We hope that we can help you to find that perfect gift!

Butterflies are so beautiful, we love seeing them flying around in the garden.

Here are our 8 favourite gift ideas for butterfly lovers 🙂

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Be Different Butterfly Print from Snappy Crocodile
Luxury Velvet Hot Water Bottle In Butterfly from Catherine & Jean
Silver Butterfly Stud Earrings from All By Mama

Middle row (left to right)
Multi Butterfly Necklace from Shiny Creations
Fibro Flight Butterfly Bracelet With Purple Fire Polished Glass Beads Fibromyalgia Lupus Chronic Illness Awareness Jewellery from Spoon Your Heart Out

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Brass Butterfly Mini Chime from In Your World
Butterfly small pillar candle hand painted from Dew Drop Crafts
Butterfly Art Print from Wraptious

Gift ideas: for book lovers

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We can’t believe that it is now 3 weeks until Christmas! As we love to support independent retailers, we will be bringing you great gift ideas every day until a week before Christmas. We hope that we can help you to find that perfect gift!

We love reading, whether they be hardback, paperback or Kindle books.

Here are our 8 favourite gift ideas for book lovers 🙂

Top row (left to right)
Vintage James Bond Mini Library from Bookishly
‘Just One More Chapter’ Enamel Pin from Literary Emporium
Personalised Oak Vase Bookends from Mij Moj

Middle row (left to right)
Book Locket Necklace from Fable & Black
Typography Print – “You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy books and that’s kind of the same thing” – Book Lover from AbbieImagine

Bottom row (left to right)
Bookworm Hoop Mug from The Pot Bank
She is too fond of books… Quotable Chocolate Bar from The Literary Gift Company
Book Lovers Scarf from Rooby Lane