The British Bindi team has handpicked inspiring desi-owned brands to help support shopping local this Christmas 🎄 whilst highlighting creative entrepreneurs in our community.
You can never go wrong with a thoughtful gift for the home! Browse our carefully selected brands, bringing beautiful touches to homes:
Dried flowers make the perfect addition to any homes as they are available in hundreds of types, sizes and colours.
Instagram – @ivydecor.ltd
Ivy Decor was established in June 2020 with event decor and selling dried flowers.
They currently sell different variations of dried flowers from singular bunches, bunny tails, pampas grass, DIY boxes, bakers boxes, loose flowers, favours and arrangements. The options are endless and they can last up to 3-5 years with a little TLC.
Their aim for 2021 is to launch a brand new home range.
Serenity Home London
All their designs have the combination of our Sri Lankan heritage and the modern style of London, but also encompassing mindfulness.
Instagram – @serenityhomelondon
‘I launched my company in Feb 2019. Prior to this I was working in finance but always felt like the creative aspect of my life was missing. Then in Oct 2018, I got extremely sick and ended up in a coma so whilst in recovery I decided that I would only do things that truly made me happy – Serenity Home London was created!’ – Rubiga Anandaraja (Founder)
Serenity Home London is a boutique Interior Design Service and an online homeware store.
Founder, Rubiga, raised in London with a Sri Lankan heritage has combined the two to create a unique style and home decor items.
All home accessories collections are elegant and luxurious combining the modern style of London with the warmth of Sri Lanka.
Each item is individually hand wrapped with a lot love and care using beautiful tissue paper and luxury packaging. Perfect to gift a loved one or to treat yourself!
At RAVARA LONDON they hand pour luxury scented candles. They are vegan friendly & cruelty free.
Instagram – @ravaralondon
‘All of our wax products are made from a self made recipe and contain soy wax which is derived from soy bean. Therefore, when burnt it does not release any toxic fumes like other waxes such as paraffin. In hand with this, we use eco wicks which do not contain a metal core in the centre and so therefore when burnt, our candles do not omit smoke and ensure a clean and even burn through out.’
The product they offer for now are:
- Scented Wax MeltsOne box contains 15 of our intricately crafted wax melts and the melt time is one per use. It is priced at £4.99 but reduced to £3.99.
- Scented Tea Light CandlesOne box contains 6 scented tea light candles and the burn time per tea light is 4hours. It is priced at £5.99 but reduced to £4.99.
- Scented Small CandlesThe burn time for one candle is 20-25 hours. It is priced at £6.99 but reduced to £5.99.
These products can either be purchased individually or together with the customer or they can come up with a bespoke gift set that fits your budget. Within their Christmas Collection they have a range of 6 woody, spicy and fresh scents one can choose from. Namely:
- Mulled Wine
- Red Berry & Holly
- Candy Cane
- Fig & Snowberry
- Christmas Morning
Aura makes bespoke coasters & large home wear decor plates.
Instagram – @aurahome2020
‘I have a passion for producing high quality & classic products which will add a little something different and in many cases a little sparkle to your home. Using my self made moulds, my products are one off pieces which you won’t find anywhere else.’
They do take custom orders, but always like to emphasise that resin never sets in the same way and thus no two products will be exactly the same!
They are not currently making custom orders due to being fully booked in the run up to Christmas, but they are taking pre orders ready for when they are back in production in January.
Mia Handmade Collection
Mia’s Handmade Collection is elegant, enchanting and above all consistently exquisite.
Instagram – @miahandmadejewels
They are a worldwide brand, loved for their bespoke service. They specialise in crystals and semi-precious stones, promoting positive energy for the mind, body and soul.
Every piece has a tale to tell… and the story continues with you. They design all of their jewellery with the stylish and sophisticated women in mind who enjoys wearing minimalistic yet meaningful accents.
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