Gift giving can be a tricky process on so many levels: Obligation, consumer-guilt, environment worries, all that pressure! If we can buy gifts from local and/or small companies, it has a positive effect for everyone. These small business come up with creative ideas and take a big risk to start their own business.

During these confusing times, now more than ever, we, as small businesses need to support each other.

Even with competition selling similar products, we all have something different to offer. These companies are either local and/or small independent businesses.

I plan on adding to this list as I learn of more companies so please keep visiting. I visited the local Metre Market, and there is a lot of delicious food companies but on this page, I am just listing ones as gifts. I will do another list of great food businesses soon!.

Wood by Paul Visit website

Crafted wood gifts
Solid hardwood bookends and other handmade wooden items. Can be letters, stars, personalised to your requirements.

The Little Bookshop Visit website

An award winning independent bookshop located on the beautiful, historic Cookham High Street (parking available).

Racks Rails Hooks Visit website 

An award winning independent bookshop located on the beautiful, historic Cookham High Street (parking available).

Tread Lightly Visit website

A range of eco-friendly gifts for all the family, even the dog (garden, kids, reusable wrapping paper, grown ups, dogs, personal care)

Vida de Verano    Visit website*

*10% off for My Life Tonic customers

We're all about vibrancy and versatility.  We have sourced bright accessories, often striped, to complement this range;  whether they be belts, bags, candlestick, candles or other accessories for you and your home.

Active Silver Visit website*

*10% off for My Life Tonic customers

Active Silver‘s skin and body care products contain colloidal silver, known for it’s unique healing properties for adults, children and even pets.

LouisaB Apothecary  Visit website

A fellow yoga teacher who also sells lovely aromatherapy soap, bath salts, muscle ease balm, soy candles & wax melts. I’m not sure what a wax melt is but I’m going to try it.

House of Bluebelle   Visit website*

*10% off for My Life Tonic customers

House of Bluebelle sells bath & body, candles, diffusers and other lifestyle products. All products are handmade near Oxford with their own signature blends.

The Frame Library    Visit website

We offer an extensive range of natural wood, pre-finished and aluminium mouldings, in a mix of colours, finishes and profiles, from canvas tray frames to box frames and fillets.

The Humble Cut    Visit website

Unique decorative home accessories | Bright & beautiful tableware & textiles. Harriet designs The Humble Cut collections at her home in Marlow, creating pattern using entirely potato printed motifs, the textural charm of which is the final professional print process.

The Felt Studio Shop    Visit website

Handmade home decorations and gifts made with felt.

Love Gifting Marlow    Visit website

Christmas gifts personalised
Love Gifting for all things personalised! From kids gifts to wine glasses to man-gifts, great gifts for that “person that has everything”.

Selkie clothing    Visit website*

*15% off for My Life Tonic customers

Selkie sells distinctive range of sustainable clothing, swimwear, and accessories for men and women.  Appealing, comfortable and highly functional, it reflects their purpose: inspiring people to embrace outdoor activity of all kinds, regardless of their ability.

WeDoYoga    Visit website*

*10% off for My Life Tonic customers

Discover stunning yoga clothing and yoga products from the world’s finest brands to inspire and motivate your practice on and off the mat! We did our teacher training with the founder of Wedoyoga.

H Holderness    Visit website*

*10% off for My Life Tonic customers

H. Holderness is a female-led ski brand that creates beautifully printed base-layers and casual wear made for the mountains. At the heart of H. Holderness lies the base-layers, perfect for hitting the piste or getting down on the yoga mat.

EveryBody    Visit website

Organic cotton, fairly sourced and ethically produced, EveryBody bridges the gap between kids wear and adult wear beautifully, effortlessly and with an original twist.

Kickboxing for kids and adults   Visit Website

Available in £10 / £25 / £50 and can be used against kickboxing lessons, 1-2-1s and kit

Fitness packages by My Life Tonic View Website

Choose from a runners package, SkiFit, private sessions, 6 week courses

Head to Soul Beauty  (local to Cookham) Visit website*

*10% off for My Life Tonic customers

Massage Flackwell Heath
Katie is a qualified Massage Therapist offering Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, and Beauty Facials. She’s based in Flackwell Heath. Gift certificates available.

Nicola Hyslop Art    Visit website

Nicola lives and works locally in Cookham. Working to both a specific remit as well as having the freedom to create bespoke pieces is what Nicola loves. We bought the piece pictured here.

E. Costa-Wagner Artwork & Books    Visit website

Artwork – fine/illustrative/portraiture & Writer of e-books/novels. Check out her pet portraits too.

Steve Ash Illustration   Visit website

If you have any skiers, boarders or mountain bikers, hikers, and mountain lovers, this would make a great gift. These matte, museum-quality posters are printed on durable, archival paper.

Little Cooks Co    Visit website*

*10% off for My Life Tonic customers

Little Cooks Co does creative and healthy cooking boxes for kids. The monthly boxes provide recipes with dry ingredients plus other recipes and fun activities for kids. Great for Christmas gifts.

Claire's Amazeballs    Visit website*

*10% off for My Life Tonic customers

Energise your interior and your taste buds with a natural energy ball boost!  Guilt free, nutritious balls packed with 100% natural ingredients and natural energy.

Moneyrow Beans    Visit website*

*10% off for My Life Tonic customers

Artisan coffee roasted locally. Great for coffee loving friends gifts!

Happy Leaf Tea Visit website

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We have tasting notes for each tea to help you decide which is right for you - like a fine wine - tea is no exception. Great gift packs!

Sweet Marie's    Visit website

Sweet Marie’s is a retail party boutique, located in Cookham village in Berkshire. Our curated range of party products are also available online. Gifts also available

Grape & Nectar    Visit website

We are an independent wine consultancy delivering unique and tailored wine experiences and services to private individuals, corporate and trade clients. Our philosophy is simple: drink better, not more