Let’s be honest, avoiding Amazon when online shopping is a mission. No matter where you turn (or click) on the internet, Amazon is there. Waiting. It makes thinking of unique and personal local anniversary gift ideas tricky, especially when giant corporations have swarmed your social media with advertisements.

So, for the good of every couple out there, I did some digging and created a list of locally sourced (as in, “made in Britain”) presents to gift your other half. This list has a present for every person, from anniversary presents celebrating a particular milestone to indulgent hampers.

Local Anniversary Gift Ideas Under £25

Handmade and Personalised Couple’s Bracelet

Made by ESjoradesign – £17.09

Etsy is the perfect place for finding handmade jewellery designed with you in mind. This pretty little bracelet is custom-designed with your’s and your significant other’s initials. It is ideal for the personalised touch whilst staying on a budget.

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Recycled Glass and Metal Photo Frame

Made by Amber & Rose – £16.95

Likewise, Etsy is also perfect for finding eco-friendly products designed by local artists. Amber and Rose sell a beautiful selection of recycled frames that would look perfect displayed on your mantelpiece.

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Bespoke Portrait Of Yours and Your Partner’s Beloved Pet

Made by Art by Tilly – £15 to £120

Does your partner treat your dog like their child? Tilly is a young artist who brings the soul of your pet alive with her paintings. Contact her on her website to have a bespoke portrait painted.

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Lovingly Home Baked Brownies Delivered To Your Door

Baddest Brownies Company – £13.95

Want to treat your partner to a home-baked treat but can’t bake? Then the Baddest Brownie Company have you covered! You can select what chocolate bar you would like the brownie mixed with or have a selection of their finest sweet treats.

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Golden Hare’s Book Gift Voucher

Golden Hare Books – £10 +

Buying anyone a book is a difficult task – especially if that someone has read every book under the sun. Golden Hare Books is an independent bookshop in Edinburgh. They have a great selection of books available on their online shop and offer a cute looking gift card to treat your loved one to their new favourite book.

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Buy a Present and Make a Date With Album and Gig Ticket Bundles

Vinilo(Southampton based) – £15+

Crash Records(Leeds based) – £15+

Okay, this one is probably more suitable for couple’s who are into new music. There is a selection of independent record stores across the country that offer album and gig tickets as a nice little bundle. It is a two-in-one gift – your partner gets a vinyl/CD/cassette and a ticket to see the band live!

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Handmade and Personalised Clay Mugs Created in Sheffield

The Little Pot Company – £23

One to buy early, these mugs are carefully crafted by hand from clay. You have a wide range of choice in terms of shape and size – and can personalise the cup with your partner’s name.

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Learn New Recipes and Try Out Veganism With This Vegan Recipe Gift

Wearth London – £13

I’m a sucker for trying new food and recipes. And, I greatly welcome any kit to help me do so. Why not treat your partner to a vegan meal punched with flavour with this recipe and spice kit?

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Preserve Your Wedding Day Forever By Digitising Your VHS Tape

Digital Converters – £18.99+

Is your wedding video trapped inside a VHS tape? Then send it into Digital Converters to have converted and preserved on a DVD, USB or cloud download. No doubt watching your wedding video again is the best way to celebrate your anniversary – but be prepared for tears!

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Treat Your Partner To Their Favourite Retro Sweets

The Oldest Sweet Shop InEngland – £14.99

Watch a film (or perhaps your wedding video) and enjoy a jar of retro sweets from the Oldest Sweet Shop in England. Reasonably priced and delivered straight to your door, these sweets will take you both back to your childhood days.

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Revel in The Joy of Drinking Tea With Bird & Blend’s Best of British Selection

Bird & Blend Tea Company – £19.75

Bird & Blend are an independent tea company that specialises in all kinds of loose tea leaves. Their Best of British selection box gives you the best collection of black tea leaves to indulge your partner. You can even personalise the box to add that extra special touch!

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Let Your Man Show Off With a Smokehouse Kit

Pappy’s Texas BBQ – From £20

Pappy’s is a family-run restaurant based in Kendal, Cumbria. These kits give you everything (and more). From the most tender and flavourful meat to all the additional condiments, it is an easy kit for your husband to master.

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Celebrate Your Anniversary In The Garden With A Love Birds Feeder

National Trust – £18

Combine your love for nature with your love for your bird with a love bird feeder. It is a stunning stand to attract birds to your garden and remember your anniversary.

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Beautiful Handmade Photo Albums Made in Scotland

Kitaken – £24+

Archive your favourite memories in an elegant photo album made from ivory. As always, you can customise it with both your names or leave it with just the pretty printed picture.

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Mix Art With Practicality With A Maya Wire Jewellery Stand

Sass & Belle – £17

This stylised jewellery stand is a charismatic addition to any lady’s dressing table. Its simplicity as an abstract face mixed with the practicality of a jewellery stand will impress your girlfriend.

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Stunning Ceramic Vase To Display Dried Flowers

Spruce York – £12.99

Show off your interior design knowledge by buying a handmade ceramic vase crafted in York. Dried flowers are currently the must-have decoration in the house and are an elegant decoration for your sideboard.

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Date Night In The Kitchen With a Cooking Class

Jamie Oliver’s Cookery School – From £24

Online classes have been a thing of beauty this last year. These cookery courses run by Jamie Oliver’s Cookery School will take your cooking skills to the next level. There are loads of classes to choose from, and you only pay per household – excellent for a date night in.

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An Adventure Journal For Your Outdoor Travelling

The Sunshine Bindery – £25

This journal is one for couples who love camping or caravanning. It is bounded by hand and made from 100% recycled paper.

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Handwritten Wall Art To Display Your Love

Oh Squirrel – £12

Oh Squirrel has a wide range of handwritten art for you to hang on your walls and offer bespoke art as well. They may look simple but are a stunning addition to your wall.

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Cream Tea For Two From The Comfort of Your Home

Devon Heaven – £19.95

Enjoy the taste of Devon without the staycation weather. The hamper includes four homemade Devonshire scones, clotted cream, award-winning jam and tea bags.

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Eco-Friendly Tote Bags Perfect For Shopping

Made By Got An Inkling – £8.50

This tote bag is fabulous for those on a budget but still want to gift a thoughtful present. The original design is screen printed by Harriet (the owner of Got An Inkling) and are an excellent price for a unique shopping bag.

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Spotify Plaques To Commemorate Your First Dance

Local Print Shop UK – £19.99

Spotify plaques are a fun way to show off your wedding song – or even prove that you know your partner’s favourite song. The choice is up to you.

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Pick Your Box of Beers Tailored to Your Partner’s Taste

Purity – Price dependent on selection

Choosing the correct box of various beers is always difficult when your partner is specific about what they like. Purity, a beer company based in Birmingham, has solved this problem by giving you the choice of selecting what beers you would like to gift.

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Anniversary Gift Ideas Under £50

ChloBo’s Open Heart Gift Set

ChloBo – £44

If you want good quality, fashionable jewellery, then ChloBo is the place for you. Their jewellery is handmade in England and is gentle on the skin. This gift set is fabulous for accompanying your wife’s new outfit for your anniversary date night.

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Quench Your Thirst For Theatre With A Framed Shakespeare Quote

Royal Shakespeare Company – £35

Shakespeare created the language of love, and these framed quotes are a striking decoration to show it. This gift is a lovely and supportive present for partners longing to revisit the theatre.

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Limited Edition Homemade Love Candle With Reusable Mug

Rebecca Tracey – £42

Rebecca Tracey specialises in handcrafted candles, perfumes and oils. You can reuse this mug after finishing the candle by simply washing it out. Or, if your other half loved the candle, you can send it back and have it refilled!

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Congratulate Your Husband On Your Third Year Of Marriage With A Leather Wallet

Lakeland Leather – £34.99

Lakeland specialises in making stunning leather products for everyday use. This leather wallet will never leave your husband’s back pocket – and the zip-up coin pocket will stop him from trailing his coins around the house.

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Stamp Your 5 Years Together With Wood Printed Art From Shropshire

Made by Ellie Cliftlands – £38

We’re back to Etsy with this gift. If you want to expand your art collection, then Ellie Cliftland’s wood prints are a charming choice. She has a wide selection to choose from, but I love the homeliness of her “Feed The Snails” print.

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Let Your Wife Relax With Yorkshire Soap Company’s Luxury Hamper

Yorkshire Soap Company – £45

Your wife will feel pampered right from the moment she opens this luxurious wicker basket. It contains a fabulous selection of moisturisers, bath bombs and soaps to have that “spa day” feeling from the comfort of your bathroom.

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Spruce Up Your Kitchen With A Contemporary Oak Chopping Board

Bradgate Woodcraft – £35

Everyone says the kitchen is the heart of the house, right? Handcrafted in Leicester, this chopping board is an attractive addition to any new home bought as a couple. Time to show off your culinary skills.

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A Hot Chocolate Lover’s Selection Basket Made For Indulging

Cocoa Joe’s – £27.50

Indulgent hot chocolate hampers filled with chocolate bars, chocolate spread, tiffin and hot chocolate buttons. These buttons create the creamiest hot chocolates – or you can eat them as is! Unfortunately, this present is limited to those who live in North Yorkshire as you have to pick up the hamper in person.

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Time to Take an Adventure With The Adventure Challenge’s Couples Book

The Adventure Challenge – £39.99

Let’s be honest: it is easy to fall into the same routine when going on dates. And, if this year has taught us anything – it is time to stop relying on restaurants for your Friday night treat. This book offers refreshing ideas for date night and is perfect for any couple. No matter the age.

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Bespoke Keepsake Box For Wedding Memories

Harris and Jones – £47

This charming box will hold all your special memories from your marriage to your first holiday. It is handmade in a UK workshop and made from 90% recycled materials.

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Desk Organiser For Those Who Work From Home

Present and Correct – £42.50

This desk organiser is crossed with a bag designed for taking to and from the office. It’s a sleek and roomy storage holder with all the versatility and space for every stationery obsessive.

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Striking Aroma Diffuser That Looks Like An Artist’s Piece

Karma – £46

This gorgeous aroma diffuser will look striking in your living room or bedroom as your partner relaxes. Pick out some calming oils, and you’ve got a flawless present.

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Gifts Under £100

Easy To Care For Plant Bundle With Pots and Fairy Lights Included

Bloombox Club – £85

The Urban Jungle Bundle is a great gift for home workers and plant lovers. Brighten up their office with a selection of fun and easy to care for plants, including a coffee bean plant! The pots are the correct size for the plants and look fabulous when placed around the room.

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Stay Eco-Friendly With a Zero Waste Starter Kit

Wearth London – £60

It can be challenging to know where to begin with being eco-friendly. Every product out there now tries to advertise that they are better for the environment – but Wearth London actually achieves this. Treat your partner to a zero-waste starter kit, including a bamboo water bottle and coffee cup for taking into work.

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Bespoke Memory Books For Cherishing Your Special Day

Bound By Hand – Price dependent on service wanted

Have a personalised book of your wedding commissioned. These bespoke memory books are completely tailored to you and look beautiful on your bookcase.

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Cotton Dressing Gown to Celebrate Your Second Year of Marriage

Bonsoir of London – £75

This dressing gown may look like a simple gift. But, I promise you, it will be worn by your wife for years. It is 100% organic cotton, and you can definitely feel the quality when you wear it.

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Go “Upmarket” With a Celebration Gift Box From Betty’s

Bettys – £55

Bettys Tearooms, based in Harrogate, specialise in crafting high-class cakes, chocolates and tea. Their hamper solves any afternoon tea craving. It includes champagne truffles, fruit cake, chocolate and tea.

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Have A Date Night-in With a Couple’s Pottery Kit

London Wildflower – £55+

Pottery date nights is a gift that I have shouted about previously on my Valentine’s gifts article. However, last time I advertised Sculpd – a cheaper gift but missed a few key essentials needed when beginning pottery. London Wildflower has an extensive tool kit (including rolling pins) to make your clay creation a great one!

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Learn The Art of Coffee & Brewing With An Online Course

North Star Roast – £80

Does your partner bang on about loving coffee? Make them an expert in what they love with this 8-week course, including two tasting sessions.

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Have a Merry Time With Whittaker’s Gin Box With Glasses

Whittaker’s Distillery – £60

Does your partner have a taste for the finer things? Whittaker’s Distillery has put together a luxurious personalised box of gin, gin glasses and garnish. If you want a particular type of gin, you can even request it in the additional notes.

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Commemorate Your Marriage With Wine and a Newspaper Published On Your Special Day

Historic Newspapers – £54.99

If you are about to celebrate a landmark anniversary, mark the special day with a newspaper from the date you were married. This gift was made for husbands who love reading the morning paper.

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Have a Wine and Cheese Night With Your Own Personalised Cheese Board

The Oak Chopping Board Company – £65

Have you and your spouse consumed more cheese than your proud of over lockdown? It is time to treat yourselves to a bespoke cheese board made of French or English oak.

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A Round Yoga Mat Designed For Every Yoga Move

The Form – £79

Have you noticed that your wife constantly has to move her yoga mat to watch her YouTube video? Then this is a fantastic solution! The Pro Round Mat is designed for every yoga move in mind – and it is sustainably sourced.

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A Bathrobe Designed for Outdoor Bathing

Outdoor Living Hot Tubs – £53.99

A popular gift for those who have a jacuzzi in their garden. This bathrobe will keep your spouse warm when running to the tub.

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Gifts Over £100

Make Use of Your Garden With This Modern Fire Pit

Cox & Cox – £175

An obscure present, I admit. But, we are heading into summer now and with social distancing continuing after June still on the cards, then preparing for an outdoor celebration is the best foot forward. Cox & Cox create beautiful home and garden furniture fit for gifting your partner.

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An Answer For Your Spouse’s Ever-growing Guitar Collection

Stand Made – £185 to £345

Recently, I really struggled to find a nice looking and good quality guitar stand for my boyfriend’s abundance of guitars. Stand Made makes bespoke guitar stands to cater for your every need. You can choose the colour of the wood and the size it needs to be.

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A Monthly Bouquet Subscription To One Up Your Friends

Freddie’s Flowers – £25 a Month

What’s better than one bouquet on an anniversary? How about eleven more bouquets gifted throughout the year? This present is sure to wow your spouse – and make all her friends jealous at the same time.

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Are You Still Struggling To Find A Gift?

Try our Valentine’s article for more ideas.

Or, if you want to shop locally…

I recommend Googling local shops near to where you live to see what places have websites and the services they provide. I was surprised with the number of good quality products sold only miles away from where I live.