People are always looking for ways to bring out the best pieces from indie designers, so for this article, we have picked out eight different gift ideas that are perfect for any occasion. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or just something small for fun from the Short Story site, these items range from quirky accessories to delicious teas.

1. Home fragrance

This new design is inspired by the works of classic poets like William Wordsworth, William Shakespeare, and Dante Alighieri. Very simple yet elegant. All candles are made from soy wax, and the tins can be reused as storage containers once you finish your candle.

2. Mugs and teacups

These mugs are unique because they have a sophisticated design that goes right through to the handle! You can buy them individually or as a set (pictured).

3. Exotic perfume set

Adding this perfume set to your stock is thrilling because it is such a wonderfully whimsical piece! The packaging is as beautifully done as the contents, with the bottle and vial made from earthenware and the box in smooth paper.

4. Printed candles

These candles are gorgeous! The detail is intricate, and you can choose from several colored waxes to match your decor. If you have a little one who loves Hello Kitty, then this would make a fantastic gift for them!

5. Books

All of the books on the Short Story site are fantastic. Still, we are incredibly excited about a printed version of the 1969 book ‘The Magic Book of Spells’ by V. Rane Shields – an excellent gift for anyone who likes fantasy and mystery.

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6. Bathroom Accessories

Once again, these are better than a general gift for any occasion. You can get many items – from soap dispensers to hand sanitizer holders to make-up mirrors. Each is made from ceramic or earthenware and comes in such pretty colors!

7. Glassware

There’s a great selection of glasses available if you want to create a wonderful gift for your loved ones or yourself. Most of them are designed by independent artists, so it’s a fantastic way to bring something original home too!

8. Tea sets

These are some of our newest arrivals, and they’re so beautiful! You can buy them in small or large collections, depending on how many cups you want. Each comes in a gift box, already wrapped up, so you don’t have to worry about wrapping it yourself.


There are so many things you can buy on this list, with everything from a candle to a mug and a teacup – there is something for everyone. I love that these items are all high quality, and you can use them repeatedly. Whether you want something to make your house smell fantastic or need a good gift for someone else, the short story covers it!