Now more than ever, small businesses across the UK need support to get through the upcoming months of uncertainty, so when you’re searching for the perfect Christmas crackers or the best decorations this year, why not consider shopping independent?

As Second Nature is built on a network of independent businesses, we know how important it is to show solidarity during these times.

Independent businesses are built by people with invaluable experience and a true passion for their industry, whether they’re in the kitchen trade like our Second Nature specialists, or whether they have built up a company in hospitality or the creative industry- they are all vital to communities, families and livelihoods.

To show our support for independent businesses across the UK, we’ve pulled together a ‘small business’ guide for everything you could possibly need for Christmas 2020- from crackers for the table, to decorations for the tree.

So, why not join us in showing support and have yourself an independent Christmas?

Table decorations


Napkin holders

1.Macrame Christmas Napkin Rings from PosiesMacrame

2.Personalised Christmas Napkin Rings from BetsyandEls

3. Set of Six Leather Napkin Rings from EightWeeksOfSummer

4.Felt Christmas Tree Napkin Holders from PeachBlossomUK

Photo credit to each independent business

Place settings

1.Personalised Christmas Favour Box Gift Settings from LucyWolfeDesign

2.Personalised Clay Name Tags from HollyEmilyDesigns

3.Personalised Mini Wreath Place Settings from ChristinaMarieArt29

4.Rustic Foliage Bauble Place Setting from SuperSweetParty

Photo credit to each independent business

Table Runners

1. Nordic Style Christmas Table Runner from KatyWebsterHomeware

2. Robin Linen Table Runner from TamarsTreasuresUK

3. Gold Glittery Table Runner from TarasWonderWorld

4. Green Christmas Tree Table Runner from ChasingChibbins

Photo credit to each independent business

Christmas Crackers

1.Eco Garden Seed Christmas Crackers from LauraLikesCards

2.Personalised Christmas Crackers from ToYouFromAlice

3. Reusable Woodland Christmas Crackers from KateSprostonDesign

4.Plastic Free Christmas Cracker from ArtyandPartyBags

Photo credit to each independent business

Counting Down to Christmas


Advent Candles

1.Personalised Advent Candle from KindredFires

2.White and Gold Glass Candle from TheNestHomeware

3.Handpoured natural soy wax Christmas candle from AvanderCandlesStudio

4. Family Advent Calendar Candle from BeautifulLightCan

Photo credit to each independent business

Advent Calendars

1.Rustic Wooden House Advent Calendar from PartyTouchesUK

2. Hessian Socks Advent Calendar from InspiredByAlma

3.Personalised Oak Adult-Only Advent Calendar from StagDesign

4.Couples Reusable Activity Advent Calendar from EllieEllieLtd

Photo credit to each independent business



For the tree

1.Personalised Family Christmas Bauble from Beautifulgiftshop

2.Set of 5 Embossed White Snowflake Baubles from SpeckledHand

3.Mini Wooden Assorted Decorations from AlirooDesign

4.Tweed Christmas Tree Decorations from DaisyBelleShop

Photo credit to each independent business

5.The Star Wire Tree Topper from The Letter Loft UK

6.Giant Knitted Christmas Tree Skirt from LaurenAstonDesigns

7.Personalised Geometric Star Tree Topper from TwentySevenUK

8.Christmas Tree Skirt from LittleKnittedRabbit

Photo credit to each independent business

For the door

1.Mountain Spruce Wreath from Dibor

2.Fallen Snow Eucalyptus Wreath from Marquis & Dawe

3.Personalised Rattan Wreath from TheDustyShedCo

4. Frosted Natural Wreath with Stars from Clem & Co

Photo credit to each independent business

For the mantle

1.Personalised Christmas Banner from All Her Glory

2.Rustic Star Mantle Ornament from rwnorfolk

3.Natural Decor Winter Garland from StyleSparkle

4.Porcelain Nativity Set from hooraydays

Photo credit to each independent business

Christmas cards


1.Plantable Seed Christmas Cards from ErikasWhimsicalArt

2.Christmas Cards 4 Pack from BlueButterflyPaperie

3.Driving Home for Christmas Card Pack from HighTideIllustration

4.Cityscape Christmas Card Pack from MooAndSnip

Photo credit to each independent business



Have you got a favourite independent business that you love for Christmas essentials? We’d love to hear about them! Let us know over on social media.

Looking to kick-start your upcoming kitchen renovation? Read our 9 reasons why you should support an independent kitchen retailer this year.

Have you already decided to support an independent kitchen retailer? Find your local Second Nature showroom via our website, to discuss the endless possibilities with a passionate and experienced specialist.