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TOTUM Picks: The Best Christmas Deals With Independent Brands
Do your bit to support small business!
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With Christmas fast approaching, there are loads of reasons why it could be good to shop at independent retailers this year.
Not only does shopping with smaller businesses give a boost to their local area (it’s estimated that for every £10 spent locally, £50 goes back into the local economy), you’ll often find that independent retailers can offer you something innovative and unique that you just won’t find elsewhere.
This year, as smaller retailers have felt the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing restrictions, it’s a better opportunity than ever to do our bit to help keep them going!
Whether it’s sustainably created cosmetics, small batch beers or indulgent chocolate treats, here at TOTUM we’ve teamed up with a whole host of exciting, independents to bring you brilliant deals on all sorts of weird and wonderful products to gift people this Christmas.
A grooming company with a difference, grüum’s skincare, haircare and shaving solutions are kind to you, your skin and our planet! Everything comes in handy, letterbox friendly packaging to drop through your door when you need it. Simple, honest and fair, grüum look after every bit of every body.
BAM’s ethical, customer first approach means not only will you be getting super-soft eco-friendly clothing, you’ll enjoy the whole process! ‘Bamboo is to cotton, what cashmere is to wool’ - if that’s the kind of thing that gets you excited, you really need to check out BAM.
The world’s No.1 craft beer club, Beer52 members can treat themselves to a themed case of craft beers from some of the best breweries on the planet. Delivered direct to your door every single month and hand selected by their team of experts, enjoy exclusive access to hundreds of small-batch beers from all over the world with Beer52.
Lovingly handmade in Cheshire, delight both your eyes and tastebuds with Tilly’s beautifully created artisan chocolates. Working exclusively in small batches, every single piece is completely unique - and with a vegan range too, you’ll be savouring that sweetness in no time…
TOTUM members can indulge in a delicious 15% discount across the whole range when buying handcrafted chocolates online at Tilly Wonka.
Get 15% student discount when buying ethical cosmetics and skin care products online at All Earth Mineral Cosmetics.
Natural, easy to apply, ethically packaged and cruelty-free, All Earth Mineral Cosmetics beautiful range of products come in 100% biodegradable, recyclable packaging to get you looking and feeling your best without it costing - or damaging - the Earth.
Spreading equality and love, one tee at a time, The Spark Company know their customers care about people and the planet and promise that all their clothing involves no sweatshops or child labour, safe, lawful, humane, and ethical manufacturing and comes from Solar powered sewing and cutting floors.
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