If generous Brits splashed out just £20 this Christmas on a gift made in Britain it would boost UK manufacturing by £1 billion says Kate Hills, founder of Make it British, who is encouraging people to buy British this Christmas with her #buybritishchristmas campaign. 

Kate Hills explains: “We want to encourage people to stop and think for a moment about supporting some of our great British makers this Christmas.  There are 52 million adults in the UK.  If they all bought just one gift worth £20 that was made in Britain over the festive season it would add £1 billion to the UK economy.  This is welcome news in these uncertain times post Brexit. 

“What’s more, buying British-made gifts directly from the makers means more pounds going directly into the pockets of UK manufacturers.”

The Make it British Gift Guide makes it easy and hassle-free to find Christmas gifts that are made in Britain.  There’s something for everyone, from luxury gifts and stocking fillers to pampered pets and practical presents.  Here are ideas for gifts under £20:

  • Socks made from mohair produced by organic Angora goats at Corrymoor Farm in Cornwall and knitted in Leicester

  • Lip balm trio by Bee Good, giving the gift of fabulous skin and supporting British bees at the same time, based in Hampshire

  • Soft leather baby shoes by Starchily Shoes, handmade in Leicestershire

  • Classic Cuvee traditional English sparkling wine for just £15 from Three Choirs Vineyards in Gloucester

    With the average spend over Black Friday weekend alone expected to be over £2.9 billion, there’s a massive opportunity to boost UK business this Christmas.

    Join us for #buybritishChristmas!

    For more information go to www.makeitbritish.co.uk


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