Sweet-smelling present ideas to support local Birmingham businesses

With the world how it is at the moment, we’re all spending a lot more time at home, whether we like it or not. We’ve all spent some extra time cleaning, doing a bit of DIY here and there, and cooking new recipes. That’s all great, but some of us need a little bit of help to keep our homes smelling sweet, and less like food and socks… Luckily, Christmas is just around the corner, so what better gift to give your friends and family than that of a scintillatingly scented abode? At this time of the year, it’s also incredibly important to support independent businesses, even better if they’re local. So, we’ve put together a list of great local businesses that sell products perfect to give as gifts to help make our loved ones’ homes cosier and more fragrant this winter – it is the season for giving after all!

Little Home of Wax

Little Home of Wax are an independent wax melts company that produce perfectly pastel, vegan-friendly products. Their signature sell is a glittery castle wax melt inspired by Disney, made using 100% eco-friendly soy wax. Wax melts are ideal for filling your loved ones’ homes with festive scents, as they last longer than candles, without burning! Little Home of Wax have also released their beautifully packaged advent calendars, perfect for keeping everyone’s studio flat cosy all through December!

Little Home of wax melts
Disney inspired Castles – Little Home of Wax

Quietude

Quietude is an independent store in Stirchley, Birmingham that promotes wellbeing through natural skincare products, soy candles, and homewares. Luckily, they have an online store, so you don’t have to travel far to get their wonderful wares. These mindful products not only bring calm and peace into your home but also create fresh and natural aromas. All their products, from incense oils to candles and wax melts, are sustainable and create that perfect, zen atmosphere, wherever they’re used.

Quietude candles
Love Incense – Quietude

Cushty Co

Hand-poured in the Black Country, Cushty Co have a vast array of elegantly packaged wax melts with Wintery scents, perfect for presents. Their Winter collection includes scents such as mince pies and cosy in cashmere, and if you can’t decide on what scent to get, you can grab The Winter Collection Box Set that has all 24! They also have nonseasonal products to keep you going all year round.

Cushtyco wax melts
Christmas Pudding Wax Melts – Cushty Co

The Soap Sisters

With The Soap Sisters, you can not only make sure your friends and family’s homes are smelling good but them too! They are a family run business in Birmingham that stock sustainable wax melts, bath bombs and all things that smell good. Their vegan soap looks so good you could eat it (but you definitely shouldn’t) and we all know there’s nothing better than that fresh feeling after a long bath with a bath bomb. They have also recently partnered with the charity Papyrus to “spread hope through soap” to help with suicide prevention in young people. So, whether you’re buying one of their advent calendars or charity soap, they’re a great local business to support.

TheSoapSisters Soap and Wax Melts
Charity Soap – The Soap Sisters

Moonlight Melts

Based in Halesowen, Birmingham, Moonlight Melts have their own Christmas scents ready to go at incredibly affordable prices. Whether your Secret Santa designee is a “Mistletoe Kisses” kind of person or more of an “Orange Spice” one, they have wax melts for one and all! You can even get your own personalised set, perfect for Christmas parties or as cute wedding favours. All their products are made using vegetable wax, and you can add gemstones to your order for extra good vibes!

Moonlight Melts
Christmas Wax Melts – Moonlight Melts

Cre8tive Candles

Last but not least, we recommend Cre8tive Candles & Wax Melts based in Kings Heath, Birmingham. Their vegan-friendly candles, small space diffusers, and cute honeycomb-shaped wax melts are perfect for cosy homes. They also sell gift sets, ideal as Christmas presents for loved ones, or yourself! They are a small business run by two people who want to share what they love doing with the world, and make your home smell and look good in the process!

Cre8tive Candles Honeycomb wax melts
Wax Melts – Cre8tive Candles

In the age of staying at home, we all want to give the gift of sweetness and comfort this Christmas, and what better way to do it than supporting independent and local businesses!