Now more so than ever; small businesses, British brands and independent retailers need our love and support. It's no secret that 2020 has been a total sh*t show, so let's try and end on a (relative) high. With Christmas looming, tis the season to shop local and do your bit for the Brits. London is bursting with brilliantly creative brands, all just one click away (thank you lockdown). Since we've all got a bit more time on our hands, there's no excuse for thoughtless gifts and last minute panic buys. Each week we will put together a round-up of our favourite buys - from independent British brands and available to shop online.

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We're kicking off our Gift Guide series with 6 wonderful gifts to treat yo'self with (self-care and all that). We all deserve a little TLC now and then, so have a browse and see if anything tickles your fancy. 

 Votary Skincare - CODE CHROMA gift guide

1. Votary - Rehydration Routine Set, £100.

A combination of the change in weather, long dark days and lack of vitamin D is due to take its toll on our skin, complexion and overall glowiness. This rehydration set from Votary does exactly what it says on the bottle - heals and restores dull, dehydrated skin. Using only 100% natural plant oils (also Vegan and cruelty free), Votary is kind to your skin and leaves you feeling nourished and pampered. If you're not sure which range is best for you, fill in the blanks and you'll meet your match.

Dora Larsen Bodysuit - CODE CHROMA gift guide

2. Dora Larsen - Lily Underwired Body, £80.

Lockdown feels like a pretty justify-able time to elevate your loungewear, and what better way to do so than with a Dora Larsen bodysuit. Cut to flatter, and made from the silkiest satin finish, we promise you wont want to take this off. Dora Larsen have just launched their new collection and colour-ways, and we're very much here for it.

TBALANCE crystal bracelet - CODE CHROMA gift guide

3. TBalance - Love Rose Quartz Crystal bracelet, £42.

Rose Quartz is the crystal of universal love, with healing qualities said to restore trust and harmony in relationships, and encourage unconditional love. We're told it purifies and opens the heart - and let's be honest we could all do with a little more of that in 2020. Bracelets can be fully personalised with different words and crystals, so why not give yourself a little extra love this year.

Florence Bridge face covering - CODE CHROMA gift guide

4. Florence Bridge - FB x Tada and Toy glittery face covering, £22.

Wear a mask, but make it cute. This special edition festive sparkle face covering is bringing us so much joy. Designed in collaboration by two of our favourite British labels, Florence Bridge and jewellery brand Tada and Toy. Very much into the stay-at-home-but-dress-glitzy vibe for the rest of 2020. Would also make a very jazzy stocking filler.


CODE CHROMA yellow black bum bag - CODE CHROMA gift guide

5. CODE CHROMA - Black sporty pouch, £55.

We're all about ease, and nothing is easier than strapping your essentials in before heading off on your daily walk/run/cycle. Keep your hands free and carry less clutter - streamlining is the way forward. You will thank us later, and yes, you can pull it off.

WithNothingUnderneath - CODE CHROMA gift guide

6. WithNothingUnderneath - Boyfriend Shirt, £110

For those lazy WFH days, when you're all about comfort but need to keep it together - this super soft brushed cotton boyfriend-style shirt is your answer. Ridiculously soft, it is the ultimate in winter cosiness and we promise you'll never want to take it off.