I know Christmas has been and gone but it’s never a wrong time of the year to support small businesses and buy unique and personal gifts for those you love! We all have birthdays after all! I’ve always found personal gifts the best; to give and receive. Something that no one else in the world is going to have. I also love supporting small businesses when the time comes for gift buying, whether that’s Mother’s Day, Christmas or a birthday. Being a small business myself (albeit not one that sells gifts), I know how important the support is. Not just the purchases but the word of mouth, the positive feedback and even the shout outs and retweets.

So today I want to focus on a small business that over 2017, I have grown to adore. I can straight up tell you that this post isn’t sponsored in any way, shape or form. Nothing has been gifted to me here and the owner doesn’t even know I’m writing this post (thought it’d be a nice surprise for when it goes live, teehee!)

I purchased two of Kelly from My Fair Pixel‘s pet portraits in 2017. One of my own dog for my mum for her birthday and one of my boyfriend’s dog for his Christmas present. Although Kelly is a fantastic artists and does many different types of prints, today I’m focusing on the pet portraits because I think they make the most perfect gift for a pet lover in your life!

Kelly usually asks you to send her a selection of decent quality photos of your pet and is happy for you to request any specifics, e.g with Dexter I asked for the markings on his head to be prominent because they are in real life and for Rory I asked for his ears to be a bit fluffier and Kelly completely listens and takes on board what you want so you get the most perfect result possible. She keeps you updated and sends you a mock-up of the final piece which you can then ask her to alter if it needs it. It’s totally obvious how much Kelly cares about her work because the amount of times she’s heard, “just a bit fluffier…” from me, it’s surprising she has virtually hit me!

The pet portraits are £34.99 for the portrait itself and only a few extra quid for tracked posting, which is always worth doing to prevent it going AWOL. I think it’s such a reasonable price for a personalized piece that the recipient will always cherish and something that Kelly clearly spends a lot of time and care over.

As I said, supporting small businesses is important so I wanted to do a decided post to Kelly’s who has provided me with two wonderful gifts last year which both went down wonderfully with the receivers. You can find Kelly’s Twitter here and etsy store here!

Which small businesses do you like? Do you like shopping small? Please leave any recommendations in the comments and help spread the love and support your favourite small businesses!


  1. Awww how adorable are these, I love them! I might get some done of my cats – I can claim it’s for my husband’s birthday but really it’s for me, haha! They are gorgeous illustrations and Kelly is very talented.
    I honestly love shopping from small businesses, you get a much better range of products and they tend to be more meaningful/easier to personalise. Over Christmas most of the presents I bought were from small businesses and all the recipients loved them so I will definitely be continuing that!
    Beth x

  2. That’s such an amazing idea! I don’t have pets but if I did it would make the perfect gift for someone’s birthday.

    Amy | hookedonthemusic.com

  3. I’m obsessed with cards and these look so cute! This post is really not good for my bank balance

    Rebecca Elaine x

  4. Hey Jenny!!
    I love supporting small businesses myself and even blog about them. Pet portraits are something truly special & i will definitely look at getting one done for my sister’s puppy!! 🐶💞
    Thanks for letting me know about such an incredible business!!
    Love Sarah xoxo

  5. Omg this is actually adorable!! Your dogs are both gorgeous. I have a golden cocker spaniel and this would be perfect as she’s getting quite old now. I love the fact you’re supporting a small business too, something I love doing and try and focus on. Kelly has come up with a fab unique idea for pet and animal lovers!

    Fab review again Jenny, really enjoy reading your posts! xx.

  6. These prints are super cute! I will definitely look up Ny Fair Pixel for friends birthday presents!

  7. You can’t go wrong with personal gifts, especially the ones that are of our beloved pets. Nice of you to give them a shout out, not many mom and pop shops get enough credit or word of mouth. Plus! Those are fantastic drawings!

  8. What lovely illustrations, Kelly is a very talented lady. And what a good idea to commission something so special to remember your pet by. I might think about this for Jester, my old cat, who may not be around for too much longer. Lovely post, Jenny, and such a good idea to support small businesses too. My favourite new small business is Mud and Bloom, a start up company making nature, craft and gardening monthly subscription boxes for kids, they’re fab. X

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

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