Desi-Owned Christmas Gift Guide: Sweet Treats

The British Bindi team has handpicked inspiring desi-owned brands to help support shopping local this Christmas 🎄 whilst highlighting creative entrepreneurs in our community.

All you need is love & treats! We’ve found some unique goodies that will leave your loved ones smiling.

Aunty Banty’s Bakery

Creators of delicious bespoke Cake Pops for all occasions.
📦 Shipped nationwide

Instagram – @auntybantysbakery

Aunty Banty’s Bakery make beautifully decorated cake pops available in 4 delicious flavours – Indulgent Chocolate, Buttery Vanilla, Zesty Lemon & Carrot Cake. They are seriously gorgeous AND tasty, we’ve eaten far too many through the last couple of years!

The Christmas Collection designs include – Reindeer, Snowman Santa Hat Cake Pops and our favourite the Grinch Cake Pops. There’s also a Cake Pop Decorating Kit, which is a perfect way to keep the kids occupied over Christmas and also just as fun for Adults too.

Order via Aunty Banty’s Bakery Instagram DM or on Etsy linked below.

The Bakonomist

An online bakery founded by an Economist and trained Pastry Chef, set out to bake the most beautiful bakes. 

Instagram – @the.bakeonomist

Founded by Simrun, who has been baking since she was eleven and her love of baking never left her. This was still the case when she decided to go to university and study Economics. By the time she graduated she realised that baking was something she wanted to pursue for the long term and see where the journey of baking might take her. She took the next step to become a professionally trained Pastry Chef having studied at Le Cordon Bleu in London. She officially started her business in 2020 and now her goal is to always ensure that her products are of the highest quality and standard.

She specialises in DIY Biscuit decorating kits as well as hand iced bespoke biscuits for all events and occasions. There is something for everyone and every occasion at The Bakeonomist.

Her Personalised Christmas Biscuit gifts & Christmas DIY Biscuit Decorating Kit look so adorable!

Bees Barfi

Think Belgium Chocolate Truffles meets traditional Asian Barfi!

Instagram – @beesbarfi

Barfi made with a modern twist to traditional Indian sweet treats – think Belgium Chocolate Truffles meets traditional Asian Barfi!

Barfi is often gifted to loved ones for personal occasions which is why Bees Barfi wanted to incorporate a personal touch into their designs. They hand-make and hand-roll each and every individual barfi with their simple and trusted, family recipe. The recipe has been passed through the generations and used throughout their barfi, whilst being adapted into several unique flavours.​

Reet & Sweet

Tell a story with a cookie 🍪

Instagram – @reetandsweet

This is so adorable, tell stories through cookies! Reet & Sweet provide iced cookies with bespoke options available.

Orders can be placed via Instagram.

Butterwicks Vegan Patisserie

Divine, Gorgeous and Decadent vegan macarons

Instagram – @butterwickcakes

Turning vegan can be challenging! Missing out on decadent treats is not fun at
all trust us. That’s what inspired Butterwick Vegan Patisserie to create a beautiful vegan modernisation of the traditional egg-based French macaron. Six months and specialist vegan
gastronomy training perfected what their fans have described as “gorgeous”
and “better than the real thing.”

Wrapped by Jas

Chocolate Bouquets an Gift Hampers

Instagram – @wrappedbyjas

Wrapped by Jas started as she always loved buying and wrapping gifts for friends and family.. Birthdays, Xmas, anniversaries. Taking so much pride in creating bouquets and hampers… and sometimes obsessing over making them symmetrical.

The range of products includes hampers, mixed and custom bouquets, gift wrapping and mini explosion boxes.

Customers can buy hampers via DM through the Instagram page @wrappedbyjas or via email to this account:

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