The Greenhouse Shop Local Gift Guide


It is important to me for many reasons including the obvious that we all shop small this year.  It has been a real struggle for many independent businesses, and we have all had to adapt to how we continue to offer all our amazing customers the usual and if not better service.

 Now, I took a walk around our high street and it occurred to me that I could absolutely do all of my Christmas shopping right here and most of the best bits were in the small independent stores and most have them have started doing deliveries and click and collect to make things easier for you in this crazy world we now live.


So if you can get out there do and if not get online your small local stores have!


Under £15

Christmas Themed Books from £6.99 from Chicken and Frog Book Shop (Brentwood)

We have a whole host of beautiful books, including special gift editions and signed titles, from baby books to Young Adult titles. We pride ourselves in stocking books that celebrate diversity, and aren’t always found in other bookshops.


Christmas Pots - £5.99 from The Greenhouse (Brentwood)

Guess what, if these aren't christmasy enough for you I sell Poinsettia's too!


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 Self Love Club Enamel Brooch - £7.50 from Abigail's Lifestyle (Ingatestone)

There is nothing I love more than postitive vibes!

 Homeware | Satya Nagchampa Incense Sticks - 15g

Insence Gift Packs - £6 or £2 individually from The Greenhouse (Brentwood)

I love the smell of these incense sticks, it makes me reminice stepping off a small motor boat onto Ko Phi Phi.


Jellycat Amuseable Mince Pie - £15 from Sicerely Yours (Shenfield)

I don't even like mince pies and I want one of these cuties!



Gold Buddha Pot -  £15 from The Greenhouse

Glam up your gaff!


Run DMC T Shirt | Run DMC Logo Black T-Shirt

Band t-shirts - £13.99 from Hey Joe Music (Brentwood)

It's tricky!


 Blushing Bird Khaki Small Mug

Blushing Birds Khaki Small Mug - £8 from French Quarter (Brentwood)

Imagine starting or ending your day with a cuppa in this little beaut, so glam!


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Gentlemen's Hardware Shoeshine Kit - £12.50 from Abigail's Lifestyle (Ingatestone)

 Is the man in your life heading back to the big smoke after the Christmas break?  This smashing stocking filler will see that he is a real 'man about town'.


Make your own Macrame Plant Hanger - £15 from The Greenhouse (Brentwood)

These have been a hit since lockdown started all over again, we even had one business buy up a load for a virtual christmas party.



Magnetic Dress Up - Space Bound - £12.50 from Abigail's Lifestyle (Ingatestone)

This portable magnetic dress up and play set is designed to inspire children to dream big and shine bright! Each set includes two scenes and more that 25 pieces for hours of imaginative adventure.



Plant fund money box - £15 from The Greenhouse (Brentwood)

Yey! What plant are you saving for?


 Joma Jewellery 'A Little Cheers' Bracelet - £14.99 from Sincerely Yours (Shenfield)

This one is a good all rounder - stocking filler, gift for the long suffering receptionist at work, teacher...


 Reuseable straw and case - £7.99 - The Larder (Brentwood)

This is such a beautiful little thing, it comes in three colours - gold, rose gold and silver.


Vintage Vinyl Record Coasters (Set of 6) - Life Changing ...

Vinyl Coasters - £11.99 from Hey Joe Music

For the music lover in your life.


Nordic Grey Gonk Small

Nordic Grey Gonk Small - £4.50 from French Quarter (Brentwood)

  Hey there little fella!


Slime Lab - £12.74 from Piccola (Brentwood)

Only the best aunites would buy this!


Cactus - £10 from The Greenhouse (Brentwood)

There are a variety of plants at The Greenhouse and either myself or Simon are happy to discuss what is best for you and your home.


Under £25


Proudly Potty - £20 from The Greenhouse (Brentwood)

Not only are these the most lovely pots I have ever seen but I find them more wonderful because they are hand painted by the nicest local lady.


Thick Caramel Scarft - £24.99 from Sincerely Yours (Shenfield)

Endlessly luxurious, sumptuously soft and a timeless all-rounder.


Esetrella Bartlett Rainbow Necklace - £26 from from Abigail's Lifestyle (Ingatestone)

Ok, ok I hear you - it's not under £25 but I had to save some space in the next price bracket for some super stuff nearer that price bracket.  But you have to admit this is a stunner!


 Sass & Belle insulated metal water bottle | ASOS

Sass & Belle Water Bottle - £18 from The Larder (Brentwood)

Keep hydrated!



East of India Drink Champagne Framed Picture - £19.99 from The Olive Branch (Brentwood)

So just another friday night yeah?!


Boston Fern - £18 from The Greenhouse (Brentwood)

There are a variety of plants at The Greenhouse and either myself or Simon are happy to discuss what is best for you and your home.



Thought Socks Gift Box, Gardening - £25 from Abigail's Lifestyle (Ingatestone)

Who doesn't love getting socks for Christmas? Made in a super soft bamboo and organic cotton blend, these sustainable socks are breathable, naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, so your feet (and the planet) stay happy and healthy.

  Knitted Baby Blanket

Knitted Baby Blanket - £22.50 from French Quarter (Brentwood)

Keep those tiny tootsies warm this winter.



 Maileg Christmas Mouse in a Box - Big Brother and Big Sister - £24.50 each from Abigail's Lifestyle (Ingatestone) 

 Ohhh! how cute are these?! Each mouse comes in their own box with mattress, pillow and blanket.


Under £50

New Classic Toys Picnic Basket Set - £39.94 from Piccola (Brentwood)

Now I might just love this because I am sitting hear shivering thinking of those summer months in the campervan, but what five year old wouldn't love this!


  Macrame Flying Carpet Hanger - £40 from The Greenhouse (Brentwood)

How beautiful is this locally handmade hanger...


Learn to Crochet, Online course and kit - £30 from Beautiful things HQ

A little mindful / creative moment for yourself or someone else!


Gold Leaf Pot - £28 from The Greenhouse (Brentwood)

The midas touch!

12 Craft Beer Christmas Gift Box - £40 from Liquorice (Shenfield)

Help dad count down the 12 days of Christmas with this crafty little smasher.



"Mumager / Granager" Sweatshirt - from £29.99 from New Day Originals

How adorable, I need one saying "speak to my PA" LOL!


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 Wooden Magnetic Drawing Board - £31.50 from Abigail's Lifestyle (Ingatestone)

I had one of these when I was a kid but it was a big heavy plastic thing, not like this beautiful 'scandi-esk' piece of kit.


Gold Sequin Basket - 29.99 from The Greenhouse (Brentwood)

Plant pot, xmas eve basket, stocking...who cares these are lush.

Mia Mustard Bowl

Mia Mustard Bowl - £35 from Spirit of Shenfield (Shenfield)

I love the organic style of this beautiful decorative bowl, I can imagine chucking my keys into it as I walk through the front door.

Worried you can't look after a plant, heres a little garden you can not worry about.

Chunky Knit Lounge Suit - £40 from Lauren Cole (Billericay)

Baby it's cold outside!


Little Bespoke Box - Scented Candle Trio - Cut Glass Collection

Little Trio Box  - £35 from The Greenhouse (Brentwood)

These cut glass jars are beautiful and the scent is incredible.  When you have burned your candle down you can return it to The Greenhouse to be refilled.

£100 and under


'Cozy Cozy' High Neck Sweatshirt - £55 from New Day Originals

Sooooo cozy!


Hurricane Lantern - £75 from The Greenhouse (Brentwood)

I love this, sitting in the coner of a room blazing a beautiful candle but ever thought of putting a plant in?!


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Neom Wellbeing Pod - £90 from Abigail's Lifestyle (Ingatestone) 

Now if there isn't one of these or something similar in your house I can guarentee this is on someones list.  It has a light which can be set to 2 different settings as well as a timer for 1, 2 or 3 hours. Just add water and 3-5 drops of essential oils.


Great Gizmos Yellow and Red Speedster - £76.49 from Piccola (Brentwood)

This is the kinda gift I would buy one of my many aquired neices or nephews and after a few drinks with their mum would find myself racing around the room on it LOL!

Katie Loxton Riley Sholder Bag - £54.99 from Sincerely Yours (Shenfield)

What a super tote, and oh the pockets, the many many pockets!



Neues Angebot: Tonies für die Toniebox | Arbeiterkammer Tirol

TTonie Box (inc Tonie box, one Creative Tonie, charger, app) - £69.95 from Chicken and Frog Bookshop (Brentwood)

Let your children’s imagination run free. Toniebox and Tonies offer endless interactive listening and playing fun without bright screens, scratched CDs or complicated controls. (Age 3+)


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McNutt Kingfisher Wool Throw - £87.50 from Abigail's Lifestyle (Ingatestone)

100% Merino Lambswool, this is the softest throw around.


Infinity and beyond!

Selenite Crystal Lamp - £110 from The Greenhouse Brentwood

Everyone who walks into my shop says "wow, thats beautiful" it is pricey but my gosh is it worth it!


Well I suppose this could be a gift, I am sure YOU have worked very hard this year, why not treat yourself. LOL



The Greenhouse Gift Voucher - £5 to Infinity

Just don't know what to get, or you want get a subscription to either workshops or plants - this is all you need for a show stopper of a christmas gift.


Alex Monroe Posy Bloom Bee Earrings - £195 from Abigail's Lifestyle (Ingatstone)

 Look at these beauts!  If I opened these on Christmas morning I don't think I would even remember what a rotter of a year it has been.


Annual book subscription service - £135.00 from Chicken and Frog Bookshop (Brentwood)

Receive a gift-wrapped book every month for a year (12 books). Age 0-18.


There are some really great stores in Brentwood as well as some of my favourite beauty salons and hairdressers (which I have listed below) all offering gift vouchers, so if your loved one hasn't managed to get their mane tamed or thier just needs some serious pampering take a look at the list of venues below that have vouchers from £5 to whatever your budget can stretch to!

Hair: Rob Jon The Brentwood Hairdresser


Eyebrows and Lashes: Salon of Beauty


Skincare: Graceful Beauty