‘Blogmas’ day 11 πŸŽ„: Small Business Christmas Gift Ideas 2021 | International Spotlight

‘Blogmas’ day 11 πŸŽ„: Small Business Christmas Gift Ideas 2021 | International Spotlight

Hey Loves, welcome to day 11 of ‘blogmas’ only one more day left. That means we are a little closer to Christmas… just a little. I am excited to feature some of my peeps outside of the UK today. I feel blessed (and flattered to be honest) to be able to say I have supporters of this blog all over the world, including China, Cayman Islands, Sweden, St.Lucia, Maldives, Dubai and fair few more still. When I started out sure I hoped (expected lol) my close friends and family in the UK and US to check out the blog but to know that the reach is far beyond that is beyond anything I has hoped, especially as I do not blog as much as I would like. So, I say THANK YOU again to each and everyone of you! No matter where you are, THANK YOU for your support ❀️.

A gentle reminder for anyone who may not yet have checked out my previous ‘blogmas’ posts. These posts are not sponsored. I simply wanted to highlight some of the small businesses and services that are owned and operated by some wonderful friends. They continue to put their all into their brands and I hope you will connect with them when looking for gifts and services. We international baby, so let’s say hey to a few friends across the pond.


Sen Stylist @senstylist – Sen is an international renowned hair and session stylist with over 15 years experience. Her amazing work has been featured in campaigns from Carolina Herrera to Van Cleef & Arpels, graced magazine covers, seen in commercials and music videos, on posters and much much more. Sen’s signature soft waves, braids, and up-do’s are firm favourites with her brides and celebrity clients but there is no style she hasn’t mastered. We have worked together several times and she is a beacon of positivity and energy and a beautiful friend. Sen Stylist is currently based in Dubai but as a freelance hair stylist is available for travel the world over. Take a look at her amazing portfolio here. Her contact information is available on both links.

Image Credit; @senstylist

Shaq @thejerkshaq – Shaq has finally decided to bless the world with his fire cooking skills (lucky for me, he’s practically family so I already been eating good). The Jerk ShaQ is now open for business ready to cater all of your flavour-packed, scrumptious, and delectable food favourites. Covering the New York/ New Jersey area, The Jerk ShaQ offers a wide variety of cuisines, from classic American comfort foods to Caribbean heat and everything in between. And don’t worry, what ever your dietary requirements are, he’s got you (vegans, we good out here, woo hoo)! Shaq’s passion for food has lead him to create some innovative and exciting dishes that you won’t find anywhere else. He has spent time perfecting flavour combinations that you won’t forget. For the best food around, you need The Jerk ShaQ, and you can find him, here.

Image Credit: @thejerkshaq

Elton Leonard @thepeoplesartist.ny – Elton is indeed an OG vetran whose life is his art. He is a New York artist, illustrator, graphic designer and photographer with many more strings to his bow. As one of my dearest friends from high school, I know that art is what runs deep in his veins and fuels his drive to be imaginative and original. Overall, his desire is to stay true to himself through his artistic gifts. His body of work is eclectic, incredible, and showcases his brilliant talents and skill. He also offers his wealth of experience as an art teacher- always giving back, that’s why he is ‘the people’s artist‘. His inspiring work is a staple in NYC. Please take a closer look at all that this inspiring creative has to offer by checking out his website here. Today also happens to be his birthday (11/12)- Happy Birthday ELJ!

Image Credit: @thepeoplesartist.ny

Ingrid @brueklenmyst – Are you a lover of accessories… then you should hit up Ingrid. If you are in need of luxury, statement jewellery (uk spelling lol) that won’t take all your coins, let the accessory Queen herself hook you up. She offers a huge range of pieces including necklaces and earrings, with options for jewellery parties also (in line with Ms.Rona’s guidance of course). Ingrid is also one of my high school peeps and she has always had the best style. She is also a freelance MUA, available to ‘beat your face’ to perfection for you next special occasion. Looking for something a little different, then find out more about all Ingrid has to offer here for jewellery and on her instagram for you MUA needs. Ingrid is based in the NY area.

Image Credit: @brueklenmyst

Shout out to my peeps doing their thing overseas! This is just a small selection of some of the small business and brands outside of the UK. So, if you are in Dubai and need a hairstylist, or New York and are looking for caterer, artist, MUA or jewellery- then please get at the dope people above. I hope you enjoyed today’s post and are ready for the final day of ‘blogmas’, day 12 tomorrow.

Besos πŸ’‹

TBH xoxo

3 responses to “‘Blogmas’ day 11 πŸŽ„: Small Business Christmas Gift Ideas 2021 | International Spotlight”

  1. I have throughly been gripped as well enjoyed the blogmas series. I think it has been so beautifully written and gave me so many Christmas ideas!

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