Not On The High Street’s summer sale is the perfect way to support small businesses

While the pandemic has affected us all in various different ways, small independent businesses have been hit particularly hard. Lockdown has affected our shopping habits considerably, from what we’re buying and where from to how frequently and how much we’re willing to spend. While big brands have also suffered during this time, not many face the risk of going under quite like small business owners do.

Research by online marketplace Not On The High Street found that small businesses in the UK have been severely affected by lockdown measures, with 55 per cent saying trade is suffering due to lockdown, and just 30 per cent saying they are able to operate as normal.

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Which is why Not On The High Street’s summer sale couldn’t be more timely, as it gives us the perfect excuse to support independent artisans, makers, designers and boutique owners who have quite likely struggled through the last few months, while saving a few pennies for ourselves, too. With up to 50 per cent off a wide range of products, from the decorative to the practical, and the personalisation options sellers often offer, you’re bound to end up with something truly unique and yours to cherish forever.

The sale will last six weeks, finishing on 3 August, so there’s plenty of time to have a good browse and find those thoughtful gifts, stylish home and garden accessories, perfectly unique fashion items and more. But with over 6,000 products available to shop in the sale, it could take some time to find The One(s). Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you and have scoured the website high and low to find some of the best products in the sale, all made or sourced by small businesses across the UK.

17 things to buy in the Not On The High Street summer sale

dance print
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Dance In The Kitchen Art Print by Betsy Benn, £10 (was £20), Not On The High Street

hanging cat planter
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Cat Hanging Plant With Choices Of Plants by Dingading Terrariums, £14.80 (was £18.50), Not On The High Street

bee hoop earrings
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Gold Bee Hoop Earrings by Eclectic Eccentricity, £7.50 (was £15), Not On The High Street

dream journal
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Personalised Dream Journal Gift Set by Martha Brook, £22.48 (was £44.95), Not On The High Street

spreadable mojito
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Mojito Marmalade by All Things Brighton Beautiful, £10.97 (was £19.95), Not On The High Street

personalised cushion
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Personalised New Home Velvet Cushion by Owl & Otter, £28 (was £35), Not On The High Street

birthstone necklace
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Family Birthstone Link Necklace by Joy By Corrine Smith, £30.40 (was £38), Not On The High Street

wicker hamper
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Personalised Two Person Bottle Holder Picnic Hamper by Dibor, £41 (was £82), Not On The High Street

blue white vase
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Blue Striped White Decorative Vase by Hunter & Co, £36 (was £45), Not On The High Street

enamel snack bowls
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Personalised Enamel Snack Pot by Sophia Victoria Joy, £13.60 (was £17), Not On The High Street

enamel pin
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A Hug From Mum Enamel Lapel Pin Badge by Clara and Macy, £6.80 (was £8.50), Not On The High Street

desk lamp
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Black And Wood Desk Lamp by Marquis & Dawe, £52.50 (was £75), Not On The High Street

jugs
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Personalised Blue Grey Treacle Glaze Pitchers by Dibor, from £8 (was £16), Not On The High Street

embroidery kit
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Personalised Birth Flower Month Embroidery Kit by STUDIO HOP, £24 (was £30), Not On The High Street

woven plant pots
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Set Of Two Natural Woven Seagrass Plant Pots by Dibor, £37.60 (was £47), Not On The High Street

make up bag
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’99 Hair Grips’ Makeup Bag by Rock On Ruby, £9 (was £12), Not On The High Street

personalised chopping board
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Wooden Personalised Chopping Board by Sophia Victoria Joy, £17.60 (was £22), Not On The High Street