There are plenty of fantastic East Lancashire businesses that need your support this Christmas.

Best of all, their products would make amazing and unique Christmas gift ideas for even the fussiest person in your life.

From unique artwork, to festive candles, all of their products are homemade and you won't find anything like them on the highstreet. 

Here are just some local businesses on Etsy which are selling some fantastic products:

Personalised clothes and cushions

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: This personalised Friends cushion is currently priced at £9.99 (Photo: Gentoo Gifts)This personalised Friends cushion is currently priced at £9.99 (Photo: Gentoo Gifts)

Gentoo Gifts is a Blackburn-based company which specialises in personalised cushions and clothes.

Jenny owns the Etsy shop, which she runs alongside her full-time job.

She said: “My most recent products have been the range of Friends (television show) inspired cushions which I design, print and sew using my brothers equipment.

“I also have the odd baby grow products which can be personalised with the baby’s name.”

Some of Jennifer’s best-selling products include the breast cancer awareness boobies cushions and the ‘Pivot’ Friend’s cushion.

However, her favourite item for sale is the Friends photo frame as she believes it is a “super unique” addition to the personalised gift market.

Jenny added: “If people were to buy my items they wouldn’t be supporting a large chain store, they would be supporting me and my two year old daughter to have a better future.

“Shopping local helps the local economy and keeps people in work especially at a time where everyone’s struggling.”

You can browse all of the products available on the Gentoo gifts Etsy page.

A customised piece of artwork

A unique piece of artwork could be the perfect gift for your loved ones this Christmas.

The Fox and Owl Designs is a Burnley-based business which specialises in custom prints which feature your pet, home car, or even your wedding day.

Along side this, the company also sells wildlife prints which can be personalised upon request.

Susie owns the business and said her best selling item has to be the ‘Poppy’ custom pet portrait.

She said: “I would love to track down Poppy’s mum again. Everyone wants Poppy when they buy that listing.”

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: The Poppy painting (Photo: Etsy, The Fox and Owl Designs)The Poppy painting (Photo: Etsy, The Fox and Owl Designs)

Susie added that many small businesses could use your support this year, as they have to rely solely on online trade.

She explained: “When you buy from my small business you are getting a professional service with an attention to detail and a personal service.

“I always go the extra mile for my customers, I genuinely want them to have the best experience possible when they purchase from me.”

Browse the range of items available on Etsy.

Hand knitted items of clothing

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Handmade mittens(Photo: Etsy, Sixties Spirit)Handmade mittens(Photo: Etsy, Sixties Spirit)

Even if you’re not a skilled knitter, you can still give your loved ones something handmade this Christmas.

Sixties Spirit is a Burnley-based business with plenty of unique and handmade items for sale.

So far, they have made 745 sales and have an average rating of 5/5 stars.

Most of the items for sale are one of a kind and unlike anything you will see on high street shelves.

The company sells fingerless mittens, baby booties, knitted handbags and even snoods for dogs.

Browse the full range of items available on the Etsy site.

Candles and gemstones

Candles are a great stocking filler present and even work as a unique secret Santa gifts.

Burnley business, Lucille Rose Creations, sells natural candles and gemstone pendants.

Owner of the business, Lucille, said: “My candles are made with natural soy wax and pure essential oils thus avoiding any unnecessary and harmful chemicals.”

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: This candle gift set is £20 (Photo: Etsy, Lucille Rose Creations)This candle gift set is £20 (Photo: Etsy, Lucille Rose Creations)

Her Christmassy candles are made frankincense, cinnamon, star anise, sweet orange and clove as she “wanted to provide people with a comforting aroma over the winter period to help them relax and feel content.”

She added: “Each gemstone serves a different purpose or has a different spiritual meaning and I am happy to discuss with each customer what they are looking for.

“My most popular pendant so far is the Tree of Life pendant. The Tree of Life represents togetherness and serves as a reminder that you are never alone or isolated, but rather that you are connected to the world and everyone else in it which I think is so fitting and poetic given the events of 2020.”

Feel free to browse the Lucille Rose Creations shop on Etsy.

Festive log painting

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: These are currently £10 each (Photo: Etsy, Hannah Coughlin Art)These are currently £10 each (Photo: Etsy, Hannah Coughlin Art)

There are some fantastic artists on Etsy, including Darwen-based artist Hannah Coughlin.

She creates some very festive artwork which she creatively paints on a slice of wood.

As it stands, she currently has some festive art work which depicts Santa flying through the sky, and also has some subtle woodland artwork which has a subtle hint to the festive season.

Visit the Etsy site of Hannah Coughlin Art.