10 small brands looking for gift guide bloggers (part 1)

Can you believe Christmas is already around the corner? Well, it is for us bloggers anyway. In the blogging world, many of us now start working on Christmas content and gift guides. But if you’ve never done one before, where should you begin?

Well, I’ve got a few useful blog posts to share with you. Firstly, last year I wrote an introductory guide to gift guides for bloggers which his useful. I also interviewed the lovely Fran at Prezzybox about her top tips for pitching PRs for gift guide inclusion.

Today, I thought I’d continue in the same vein as last year and use my blog as a way to connect bloggers looking for gift guide products and small businesses who are keen to gain coverage. So you’ll find below 10 small brands as well as their websites and email addresses to get in touch.

Top Tips for Working with Brands

Before I share, I’d like to suggest a few tips for reaching out to brands and ‘good’ gift guide etiquette.

  • Don’t just email every brand. Take a look at which ones are the best fit for you and your readers. It’s not about what freebies you can get
  • Do think about what you can offer. Small businesses, in particular, rely on bloggers and ‘getting the word out’ but make sure you can offer something in return. It might be worth including information on your stats and readership-so they can understand if it fits their customer base.
  • Don’t just send the same email template to every brand.
  • Do your research.

1. A Life More Inspired

What are they? Affirmation cards and prints.

Visit them: https://www.alifemoreinspired.com/shop

Email: nicola@alifemoreinspired.com

2.Artemis and Xena

What are they? Positivity subscription boxes

Visit them: www.artemisandxena.com

Email contact@artemisandxena.com

3.The Biscuit Baron

What are they? Biscuit subscription boxes!

Visit them: https://www.thebiscuitbaron.co.uk/

Email fraser@thebiscuitbaron.co.uk

4. Mud and Bloom

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We’re now shipping out our September boxes! 🍁🍂🌿. . I’m proud to have managed to make this month’s box 100% plastic free 😊 It’s not always easy to do. If anyone knows of any wholesale eco kids craft companies, I’d love to hear about them! My aim is to make all my boxes completely plastic free in 2019… As usual the box includes organic peat free compost pellets, so you can get growing immediately at home and the seeds are also certified organic. The September boxes include the following: . 🌿Make your own seed shakers 🌿Make an autumn nature mobile. 🌿Grow your own cress egg heads. 🌿Grow your own lambs lettuce. 🌿Cloud spotter. You can order your box via link in my profile 🔼 for just £7.95 plus FREE shipping, use code FIRSTBOX10 for 10% off your first box #natureactivities #gardeningwithkids #mudandbloom

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What are they? Gardening and craft boxes for children

Visit them: https://www.mudandbloom.com

Email hello@mudandbloom.com

5. Ollie Collie

What are they? Gorgeous Border Collie inspired gifts!

Visit them:www.olliecollie.co.uk

Email: heather@olliecollie.co.uk

6. House of Bluebelle

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Our lovely York Stockist @walterandmay ~ HoB has such a lovely home there. So if you are in York this weekend look Beth up and pop in and say hello✨ . . . #Repost @walterandmay with @get_repost ・・・ Happy hump day lovelies! What's your fave home fragrance? Do you go for something soft and floral or something with a zing of citrus ? For me, it depends on the time of year and also which room! For the bedroom I love a musky/floral but for the bathroom, some a bit more zingy ♡ My fave from the range we have from @housebluebelle has to be Cuban. Who's tried this one? #candle #homefragrance #happyhumpday #homedecor #bishyroad #shop #shoplife #shopsmall #makeyousmilestyle #homeinspiration #cosy #smellslovely #persuepretty #thehappynow #creativebusiness #creativepreneur

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What are they? Home, bath and body products.

Visit them:www.houseofbluebelle.co.uk

Email: sarah@houseofbluebelle.co.uk


7. Bridechilla

What are they? Wedding planning guides and bridesmaids gifts

Visit them:www.bridechillastore.com

Email: aleisha@thebridechilla.com

8. The Magic Ink Pot

What are they? Letters from fairytale characters and bespoke children stories

Visit them:www.themagicinkpot.com


9. Mimic Gifts

What are they? Bath bombs and skin care.

Visit them:www.mimicgifts.co.uk

Email: mimicgifts@gmail.com

10. Our Little Globe

What are they? Activity boxes for kids

Visit them:www.ourlittleglobe.co.uk

Email: info@ourlittleglobe.co.uk

I’ll be back next week with part 2 of the list! But don’t remember to read my interview with Fran from Prezzybox; all about pitching for gift guides.

1 Comment

  1. November 14, 2018 / 8:55 pm

    Amazing concept, and extremely helpful as i am looking to reach out to bloggers in the gift industry myself. Thanks

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