#InLoveWithLocal gift guide
We're absolutely mad for indies here at Muddy and we have some super-gorgeous brands and businesses across Berkshire - flex your credit card and local creds right here! #InLoveWithLocal
SHAKE YOUR TASSELS
Pimp up your piercings with these stunning Jack & Freda tassel earrings made by Kylie (not the Aussie popstrel) a Berkshire-based jewellery designer. The ‘Dulcie’ earrings have a gold-plated wobbly gold earring with a choice of magenta, red, pumpkin or nude cotton tassels.
If you haven't come across Gift Pop, then you need to pronto – it's totes amazing for gorgeous gifts. These PU leather 3-in-1 bags are a bestseller, giving you a good sized handbag, clutch and purse. Plus you can buy different straps, to match your outfit or mood. It's the gift that keeps on giving.
Nothing says I love you like a cool cashmere jumper with it emblazoned on the front. We don't do subtle – and Chinti & Parker don't do bad knitwear. It's a match made in Muddy heaven and you'll find this stunning sweater in Hungerford boutique Mojo & McCoy.
Launched last year, from its cool distillery and tasting room in The Newbury Pub, 137 Gin has got industry pros sitting up like meerkats. Four varieties were created – Country Garden, Navy Strength, London Dry and Berkshire Dry. The Berkshire Dry with its mix of spices and citrus flavours is a classic.
The gift of a beautifully hydrated face. Yes please. New luxury beauty brand Londe uses 100% UK-grown and sourced botanical oils to create this Botanic Evening Oil. It's a dreamy facial oil featuring replenishing borage seed oil, scented with chamomile and lavender. A gvood night's sleep and youthful skin (almost guaranteed). Vegan friendly.
IN THE FRAME
You simple cannot go wrong with a beautiful frame and these steel beauties from Turtle & Dove are perfect the home obsessed. Simple, stylish and you can always pop in a photo of yourself so they'll always know where it came from.
How funky are these metallic band gym leggings by LA sportswear brand Lanston. Jessica Alba's a fan and so are we. Available from Cookham-based Beau Britches, they have a flattering high-rise, a super-flattering compression fit and are made from stretchy sweat-wicking fabric.
STRIKE A LIGHT
Luxury candles (made in Newbury) with a fragrance inspired by great books. Narnia is one of Literati & Light's new Magical Lands Collection and is blend of Rose, Strawberry and Tea. Breathe in and follow Alice down the rabbit hole. The perfect Christmas escape. Also available in Narnia and Rivendell.
Minimalist or maximalist, these monkey lamps are the business. Fun, funky and ticking the nature trend that'll be mahoosive in 2020. Available from the brilliant Corner Shop in Woolhampton.
If you're obsessed with Mid-Century furniture, your kids' toys are probably killing your Mad Men vibes. Not any more. Windsor-based Mini Fili sell vintage-style wooden cars by Candylab that are so cool, you may want to keep them for yourself.
Socks do not have to be boring – especially when they look this good. Treat the man in your life to these B The Lifestyle Shop undyed Alpaca stripy socks and you may forgive hime for wearing them in bed. The gift of roasty toasty happy feet.
COOL ARM CANDY
Cool arm candy alert! These gorgeous Millie Pink silver-plated charm bracelets are fun, funky and catnip for teens. Available in sparkly glitters and velvet, simply choose a band, a star or heart charm in silver or rose gold vermeil and your choice of card, then leave it the pros to wrap it up in a Millie Pink gift box.