Big Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Welcome to Home Ed Voices second annual Big Holiday Gift Guide! This year we are focusing on amazing gift ideas from small British businesses, especially those run by other home educating families. I hope you find some inspiration and new places to shop from online.

(Note – fwiw this is not a sponsored or affiliate post.)

Advent Calendars

PawPrintFamily advent activity challenge (Free activity pack that includes crafts, food and games ideas for the lead up to Christmas. You can buy a cloth badge to celebrate finishing the challenge for £1.50 each)'s Big Holiday Gift Guide 2019

JaquieLawson digital advent calendar – I talked about this last year. I’m really looking forward to this year’s Nordic theme. ($5 – though cheaper if you buy multiple copies, so maybe go in with friends?)

Wrapping & Trimmings

Support a Home Ed Family Business! – Beautiful fabric present wraps and bunting from Wrap Revolution (£10.50 – £22.50)

Arts & Crafts

Fun and Funky art supplies from The Crayon Bug (£8-£25 depending on the set)

Needle felting and sewing kits and patterns from The Wishing Shed (items show £22.50 – £24.50)

Felt in a rainbow of colours, as well as adorable sewing kits from paperandstring (felt from £2, kits from £10)

Spoon making kit for right or left handed crafters, as well as soap, and sour dough starts and flour from Gartur Stitch Farm Shop (spoon making kit £70, soap from £4.95)

Felt bugs, and bird identifying cards from Goldfinch Create and Play (£7 – £15)

Embroider kits from Make & Mend (from £14.95)

Toys & Activities

Support a Home Ed Family Business! Make a plan for some pre-holidays/post-holidays fun with classes and events from Bean Learning (Some free events, paid events from £5)

Activity bags, Den Kits, toys, activity sets, and more from Meli and Ro (Den kits £45 – £60, Play Tickets £2.95)

Interiors, toys and accessories from Pop & Punch (crates £5, wheely bag £49, Mermaid £16.50)

STEM based family print magazine subscription from OYLA (3 months subscription £15, annual subscription £60 – 25% discount for home educators)

Themed play kits for 3-8 year olds, toys and play sets from The Play Pantry (play kit £34, play kits for £18)

Support a Home Ed Family Business! – a box full of resources that support all subjects from years 1 through 6 from FrogOtter (£154.80)

Fantastic clothing for kids, accessories and adorable handmade dolls from Clarkes Closet (£22.50 – £25)

Cute animal stuffies and purses from The Old Wooden Lady (From £7)

STEM and coding activites and book from Bright Little Labs (£24.99)

Decor & Home

Support a Home Ed Family Business! Beautiful art and postcards from GillianGambleArt (£3.50 – £45)

Sweetest keepsakes from Quaint and Cosy (£14.50)

Beautiful furniture from Quirky Chairs (more stock coming soon) (£60)

Scented candles for Gamers, Readers and Film Fanatics – BeaconCandlesUK (£11.99)

Wooden signs and soy candles from Little Attic (item shown – £10.50)

Plastic free Children’s shampoos and body care from RowdyKind (limited edition set £30 – £5 from every set goes to Young Minds charity, individual bars £10)


Funky made to measure clothing for children and women from Sorrel and Boo (order book closed for Christmas but gift vouchers still available)

Stocking Stuffers

Support a Home Ed Family Business! – Soaps, skin, body and hair care, and raw ingredients for making your own body care products from Pure Goodness London (You can listen to the episode of the podcast with Sherilyn here.) (£3 – £6.50)

Handmade vegan bath bars and bombs from Dirty Fresh Cosmetics (items show £4.10 and £7.50)

Super cute pins and stickers from Jennifayrie (£2-£7)

Gifts for Teenagers and Grown Ups

Beautiful clutch bags and purses made in Scotland from RedRubyRose (item shown £24)

Want a present for a Harry Potter fan without giving money to JKR? EmilyCartoons have comics, digital prints and badges from the HP universe. (from £8)

Handmade porcelain jewelry from MarieCanning (from £15)

Jewellery, decorations and wooden items from IttyBittyFox – trees planted with every sale through Eden Reforestation Projects (items shown £14.99)

Gaming dice and dice bags from SkuldworksCrafts (From £5)

All sorts of STEM related gifts from Present Indicative (games and puzzles from £15,waterbear plushy £8.99)

Support a Home Ed Family Business! – beautiful jewellery from LotusMynd (DM for price enquiries)

Support a Home Ed Family Business! – Online pregnancy yoga, baby massage and postnatal yoga classes via zoom from LushTums Ayrshire (£10 per drop in, £45 for 5 classes, £85 for 10 classes.)

Don’t forget there are also plenty of good ideas from last years gift guide (but fewer of those are from independent businesses.)

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