As shoppers prepare to make up for lost time this Christmas, we’ve hunted down some great in-season gift suppliers so you can top up your stock from now until December…
1. HELEN MOORE
Devon-based family-run brand Helen Moore creates hand-finished accessories in beautiful fabrics. Its AW21 faux fur collection is designed for work and play, offering fun, elegant and cruelty-free pieces that make the perfect Christmas gifts. The label has been designing and producing UK-made products for over 30 years, making it the ideal choice for buyers looking for a high quality and established ethical brand. Its range encompasses a plethora of products to suit contemporary boutiques while its team works alongside buyers to help them curate the perfect edit for individual stores. Key pieces for Christmas gifting include its made-in-England hot water bottle, cosy Petite Loop Scarf in a range of pretty colourways as well as its stretch-gathered Ruffle Scarf. Wholesale prices start from £14 while the minimum requirement for new season orders is £300 (carriage paid over £500); pay online when ordering for a 5 per cent discount.
CONTACT: Tel: 01884 860 900 trade.helenmoore.com
2. FROM MY MOTHER’S GARDEN
Independent British brand From My Mother’s Garden produces luxurious kimonos, robes and accessories in stunning botanical prints. The collection is the brainchild of boutique owner Penny Callaghan, who bases her designs on photographs taken in her mother’s garden. For Christmas 2021, its short order range includes unique reversible kimonos in its signature prints, long and short robes in sustainable viscose, scarves made from luxurious velvet and bamboo and Fairtrade pyjama sets in three prints. New to the collection are some printed mesh cuffs and matching collars, which are individually boxed, a range of velvet make-up bags, fans in matching pouches and a capsule collection of raincoats. Wholesale prices range from £8 to £50 while the minimum order requirement is £300.
CONTACT: Tel: 07825 148 040 frommymothersgarden.co.uk
Inspired by flowers and nature, independent Finnish brand Annele specialises in handmade, unique pieces of jewellery that evoke joy. The label was born in London in summer 2020 and inspired by designer Iina Annele’s homeland of Finland, where she creates all of the pieces by hand. Expect to see Finnish landscapes throughout the collection alongside fruit and natural phenomena. Its best-selling raspberry-shaped Jelly earrings have been reworked for Christmas in a range of new colourways including gold lustred champagne, pink, blue, yellow topaz, dark green, oranage oopal and a mix of ruby and garnet. Order now for delivery in two weeks; wholesale prices are around £56 per piece on average while the minimum order requirement is £600.
Established for over 30 years, Dante supplies quality jewellery in a wide range of designs and colourways. Sold in-season, its pieces include crystal earrings, statement necklaces, colourful pendants and coloured pearls that make the ideal Christmas gifts. Each piece that costs over £6 is supplied in a complimentary pouch made from a fabric dyed and woven specially in India. Meanwhile, for Christmas 2021, there is also a new pillow pouch to enhance displays. Key designs for this season include a new barrel-shaped gunmetal crystal long pendant as well as a matt gold and paua shell necklace with matching earrings. Wholesale prices are around £11 for necklaces on average while there is no minimum requirement for online orders. Visit the brand’s website to view its full digital catalogue.
CONTACT: Tel: 01260 226 588 dantejewellery.co.uk
5. KUSAN ACCESSORIES
Specialising in colourful hats and accessories, KuSan Accessories has been focused on creating ethical products since launching 21 years ago. Its production lifecycle is underpinned by responsible raw material sourcing, a low carbon footprint and sustainable manufacturing processes. Meanwhile, it also focuses on the welfare of its factory’s hand knitters offering a safe and supportive environment to work. With over 300 bobble hat designs to choose from, its range also includes handwarmers, mittens, gloves, handbags and headbands to complete the look. All of its products are handmade using 100 per cent pure wool and then lined using fleece made from recycled plastic bottles. Hero pieces include its thick knit bobble hats, New Zealand wool turn-up bobble hats and its classic beanies. Wholesale prices start from £7 for headbands while the minimum order requirement is £300.
CONTACT: Tel: 0208 211 9960 kusan.co.uk
6. SCREAM PRETTY
British brand Scream Pretty specialises in on-trend and affordable fashion jewellery designed in the UK. Its range is packed with stylish, high quality jewellery from wear-all-day huggie hoops to stunning pendants, layering chains and bold stacking rings. The brand has launched a line-up 0f sparkling pieces for Christmas 2021 that will land in stores this October. Key ranges that are ideal for boutique gift edits include its popular Starburst and Sparkle collections, which are always expanding due to high demand. Standout designs include its clear-stoned Huggies, Sparkle Chanedlier Stud Single Earrings and Celestial Dome Ring (pictured). Each piece is available in sterling silver or gold plated sterling silver. Wholesale prices are around £10 – £30 per piece on average while the minimum order requirement is £200.
Creating fabric steamers for over 40 years, Propress has a reputation for high quality, long-life and exceptional performance. Now the brand has introduced Propress MINI – a handheld version of its professional streamers, designed for home use. With all the punch of its PRO models packed into a lightweight portable steamer, the MINI’s heated iron plate not only directs and disperses the steam for vertical use but can also be used horizontally like an iron. And it’s not just for clothing: Propress MINI can transform curtains, bedding and other home furnishings, too. Meanwhile, its unique optional Big Belly large capacity tank increases steaming time for the more demanding jobs, offering even more versatility. What better accessory to offer fashion fans this Christmas? Available in Arctic Grey, Vintage Pink and Idol Blue with pressing mitt and travel bag.
CONTACT: Tel: 0208 417 0660 propress.co.uk
Sustainable skincare brand Grums creates high quality face and body products using bamboo and upcycled coffee grounds. From its use of natural ingredients to its eco-friendly packaging, the Danish brand is a great option for boutiques looking to introduce a green beauty range. Gift-worthy products within its line include its Raw Coffee Body Scrub, Raw Espresso Face Scrub and Mask as well as its Hydra Calm Face Serum and Face Cream. The brand has also created a range of gift boxes for the season, containing different bundles of its best skincare products. Each comes in its own eco-friendly presentation box and makes a unique gift for both men and women.
Update your party season stock with Brit-Stitch’s stunning leather accessories. With short lead times and no minimum orders, its accessories are perfect for the run-up to Christmas and for taking your edit timelessly through to the new year. Choose from timeless designs such as its Micro Mini Cross Body Bag featuring a sleek curved shape and signature buckle detail or its satchel-style Shoulder Bag. British brand Brit-Stitch produces beautiful rainbow-coloured leather accessories at its own factory in South Wales. The label started in 1967 when master craftsman Peter Jones was asked to make a leather cash bag for the local milkman’s round. Today the brand is run by Jones’s children and its bags come in Pint and Half Pint sizes in homage to their father’s legacy. Wholesale prices range from £7 to £50 while there is no minimum order requirement.
CONTACT: Tel: 01873 852 742 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
10. VEGAN BUNNY
Named Best Vegan Candle in PETA’s Vegan Homeware Awards, family-run British brand Vegan Bunny was created by sisters Elisa and Orianna Lubisco. The brand’s candles are made from essential oils, biodegradable wax and cotton and paper wicks while they are shipped in plastic-free packaging. With sustainability at the heart of the brand, its products are made in Britain to reduce its carbon footprint while it also plants one tree for every candle sold online. For the festive season, its candle scents include Mulled Wine, Christmas Pudding, Basil and Eucalyptus and Christmas Tree.