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    Supporting Independents: Our Christmas Gift Guide

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    Supporting Independents: Our Christmas Gift Guide

    At Sonny’s we’re all for supporting other local businesses – especially now, especially at Christmas!

    With the pandemic causing a hard-hit for many small businesses, lots of us are becoming more conscious about what we are buying and where we are buying from. With the #shoplocal campaign in full swing, it can sometimes be hard to know where to start. We've created a Christmas gift guide in the hopes you can discover some wonderful independent brands and begin to tick off your shopping list. All local to Birmingham, with most based here in the Jewellery Quarter – it’ll feel great to know you shopped on your doorstep this Christmas.

    First and foremost, lets kick off with us!

    Sonny’s Jewellers – a family run store with a LOVE for Christmas

     

    If you want to feel festive as you shop, Sonny’s is the place to be. Admire our beautifully decorated windows, then step inside to be greeted by a welcoming team in festive uniform. Our expert jewellers will help you to find those extra special Christmas gifts, that’ll add a dash more sparkle to the 25th.

    We have an extensive range of stock to suit all the family – whether you’re looking for Mum, Dad, girlfriend or baby brother, we have something for you! Our prices are competitive, and our quality is second to none. All handpicked by our professional team, we’ve done your Christmas shopping for you! We have something to suit all budgets, so visit today!

    COVID-safe, we’re still monitoring the flow of customers in-store and complete a regimented cleaning regime daily. You’ll find Perspex screens around our counters, whilst our COVID policy involves disinfecting all jewellery before it’s handled. We hope these protocols will help  you to feel at ease as you shop with us during the Christmas period.

    Take a peak at the photos below for a few jewellery ideas for all the fam!

    Arch 13 Wine Bar – for the wine enthusiast in your life

    Whilst the bar is temporarily closed due to tier 3 restrictions, you can still support a small JQ business by shopping with them this Christmas. They have a whole range of Christmas hampers available, including the likes of cheese boards, Brummie ales, chocolates, cooking sauces and of course… WINE! Presented beautifully, ready to gift to your recipient.

    To shop Arch 13, please click here.

    Hard as Nails Studio – for the colourful trend-setter!

    Hard as Nails is a nail & beauty studio with a love for bold prints and bright colours. Their manicures feature abstract and intricate designs that’ll amaze anyone you meet. Nails are their canvas – send through a design idea & they’ll re-create it on each and every finger!

    They’re currently selling gift cards, so your girlfriend, daughter or sister can have nails to die for! You can also purchase from their small (but growing) collection of gifts, such as abstract plant pots designed by local artist Molly Cleaver, and other local artistic goodies.

    Click here to stay up to date with the latest!

    The Chocolate Quarter – for artisan dreamers

    You can never go too far wrong when gifting chocolate, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at The Chocolate Quarter! Handmade right here in the JQ, their premium chocolate is the perfect gift for choc lovers that appreciate the finer cocoa beans. Each bite is so rich and flavoursome, they’ll not want their box to end!

    The Chocolate Quarter have a great selection of truffle boxes and hampers, including some fun bits for the kids. Head over to their website to find out more!

    Minima – gifts for the creative, the gardener and the entertainer

    Unique and timeless, our local mid-century and contemporary furniture store has some great gift ideas under their ‘Christmas’ section online! From books and art, through to glassware and homeware, their offering is trendy and exclusive.

    Shop online here. 

    Lunchi – not just good for food!

    Wonderful local café – as well as offering takeaway food & drinks, they’ve also put together some fabulous Brummie hampers. Featuring food and drink from local shops & breweries, you’ll find something for someone on your list! Ps. Their veggie chilli is delicious!

    Lily Jones Flowers – for the ‘plant Mom’

    Whether you’re looking to fill that plant pot from Hard as Nails Studio, or searching for a fresh new gift idea – Lily Jones Flowers could help! Just a stone’s throw away from our back door, the girls at Lily Jones bring sunshine to our day with their beautiful shop front that changes all year round. As a florist, you could curate the perfect bouquet for your loved one, or purchase one of their many plants – with a range of pots to suit all tastes.

    Tap here if you fancy a visit. 

    The Whiskey Club – obviously for the one that enjoys whiskey…

    Here’s another one you can support as the hospitality industry remains closed in Birmingham. This fairly new addition to the Jewellery Quarter is selling drinks and experiences to be gifted to someone you love this Christmas. Options cover multiple Whisky and cocktail collections, tasting experiences and gift vouchers. Take a tour of Scotland or discover the world of whisky – whatever you opt for, the whiskey drinker will enjoy!

    Tap here to find out more.

    Hard to Find Whiskey

    Whilst we’re on the topic of Whiskey – the JQ seems to be quite the fan! Hard to Find Whisky has been selling collectables since 1991 and if you’re after a bottle, this is the place to go! From world whiskies to single malt, they have a great range.

    Check out their offering here.

    Brumhaus – for the Brummie art lover

    Inspired by modernism, architecture, typography and design, Alex of Brumhaus creates modernist artwork using Birmingham as his muse! Full of interesting shapes and calming colour palettes, these visual odes to Birmingham would look great on your arty friends gallery wall, or even on a feature wall. 

    Explore his collections here.

     

    We hope you've enjoyed our round up of gift ideas from local, independent businesses!

    To shop online at Sonny's, please click here.