With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to start compiling a list and get your shopping started.

However, instead of heading straight to Amazon have you considered shopping locally this year?

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

We have tracked down seven local Etsy sellers with some fantastic products for sale.

Their products would make amazing and unique Christmas gift ideas for even the fussiest person in your life.

Here are just five Bolton-based businesses on Etsy:

Beautiful Light personalised candles

This Is Lancashire: This is an advent calendar candle (Photo: Etsy/Beautiful Light Candles)This is an advent calendar candle (Photo: Etsy/Beautiful Light Candles)

Candles are a classic Christmas gift or secret Santa present.

However, the handmade candles at Beautiful Light are unique in that they are personalised.

Andrea started the company whilst on furlough from work during lockdown.

Since then, she has made thirty sales and has averaged a 5/5 rating on the Etsy site.

Andrea said: “My favourite candle at the moment is the family advent calendar where people can cross off each day after they have burnt the candle for 45 minutes.”

Browse through the Beautiful Light Etsy shop or visit the website.

Borealis Jewellery

This Is Lancashire: Angel and Rose Quartz Star Pendant (Photo: Etsy/ Borealis Jewellery)Angel and Rose Quartz Star Pendant (Photo: Etsy/ Borealis Jewellery)

If you want to get your loved ones a beautiful piece of jewellery this Christmas, then consider buying from this local seller.

The business has made over 350 sales online and has an average rating of five stars.

Gill’s business grew from a hobby and “fascination” with gemstones which she incorporated into her jewellery.

Most of her pieces are completely unique and one of a kind.

Gill said: “Supporting local businesses is really crucial at the moment. I intend to use more small shops when we open up the high street again. We need to look after each other.”

Gemstone set pendants are some of the business’ best sellers.

If you want to buy products from Borealis Jewellery then visit their Etsy website.

Birch and Ivy Props

This business mainly creates photography props- but the seller also makes them to be given as a gift.

The business’ best selling items are her felted bears.

She said: “I have made thousands over the last three years since I started my business and have sold them all over the world.

“I have also made some to be given as a gift, customised with baby name.”

This Is Lancashire: These can be used as a photograph prop or as a keepsake gift (Photo: Etsy/Birch and Ivy Props)These can be used as a photograph prop or as a keepsake gift (Photo: Etsy/Birch and Ivy Props)

She added: “All the items that I sell are handmade by me and I make every item with a lot of care and love.

“I will be buying most of my presents this Christmas from small UK businesses, they are unique and high quality, not something that you can buy from the high street."

Brose Birch and Ivy Prop’s Etsy site.

Dried and Wild Flowers

This Is Lancashire: (Photo: Etsy/ The Dried Flower Shop)(Photo: Etsy/ The Dried Flower Shop)

Dried flowers are a unique gift to get someone in the run up to Christmas.

These are a long-lasting and sustainable gift, ideal for the in-law who is impossible to buy for.

They can be sent by post and delivered straight through someone’s letterbox.

For something truly unique, consider purchasing this unique wall hanging furnishing for £30.

This contains an assembled wall hanging using wheat, scented lavender, spray roses, eucalyptus and two other colourful dried flower varieties

Browse the range of flowers available on the company’s Etsy site.

Little Creative Place- personalised fabric hearts

Everyone needs a little extra love this year, which is why these personalised fabric hearts could be the perfect gifts for your loved ones.

These would be a perfect little tree decoration or wall hanging.

This Is Lancashire: A personalised family tree on a heart cushion (Photo:Etsy / Little Creative Place)A personalised family tree on a heart cushion (Photo:Etsy / Little Creative Place)

They can be personalised to reflect your family tree or even to show how much your love the family dog.

If you don’t want a heart, personalised stockings are also being sold by Little Creative Place.