21 in a million

A shared giggle, the joy of a winning goal, an act of kindness… In turbulent times, many things can bring us together. So that’s exactly why we’re celebrating 21 extraordinary people who’ve brought us a little closer – in their own unique way – in 2021. To celebrate, we asked some of our small businesses to create limited-edition Christmas tree Little Angels inspired by five of these famous faces – with all proceeds going to The Prince’s Trust. We’ve also curated a heartwarming edit of angelic finds for you to treat someone you know who’s a halo-wearing hero. Warm and fuzzies: activated.

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And the survey says...

In a poll of positivity commissioned by notonthehighstreet, over half of Brits are grateful for events that bring the nation together – think the Olympics and Paralympics, the US Open final and even Line of Duty (we’re looking at you, H). But it’s the people behind these moments that really helped to unite us. That’s why our list of 21 angels below include joy-spreaders such as Marcus Rashford, Adele and Sarah Storey.

Survey
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Tree-top tremendousness

Five of our talented small businesses have illustrated, knitted or papercut Little Angel tree toppers, inspired by some of the people who’ve united the nation after a rocky old year. Unfortunately, these limited-edition Christmassy creations are no longer available – but you can still read more about them and shop our happiness-filled angels edit.

The This Morning team

The This Morning team

Let’s face it, you’ve probably giggled along with Holly and Phil on more than one occasion. Along with their team, they brightened up many-a-lockdown-morning with their varied segments – from the silly to the serious.

Bimini Bon-Boulash

Bimini Bon-Boulash

Ru Paul’s Drag Race runner up Bimini is a force to be reckoned with – from their bestselling self-help manifesto and passion for ​​LGBTQ+ rights to the very catchy God Save This Queen hit single. (We know you’re humming it right now.)

Gareth Southgate

Gareth Southgate

Not only did this England manager lead the team to their first final since 1966, but – and arguably more importantly – he also helped to create a squad of brilliant role models. And his taste in waistcoats? Impeccable.

Tom Daley

Tom Daley

Ah, the nation’s most famous knitter. As a marketplace full of crafty types, you don’t know how happy this made us. But it’s not just his Olympic diving and knitting talents that gave the nation something to smile about – Tom is an advocate for ​​LGBTQ+ rights. What a human

Ashley Banjo

Ashley Banjo

It’s been quite the year for Ashley. His impactful BLM-inspired performance on Britain’s Got Talent earned him a BAFTA and he co-hosted this year’s Pride of Britain Awards – making him one very inspiring (if not busy) angel.

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Spreading the joy a little further

Princes trust

We’re giving 100% of sales from our limited-edition angel tree toppers to The Prince’s Trust, our extraordinary charity partner. We’re also donating 10% of the proceeds from our edit, too. So whether you’re after something for the top of your tree or you want to surprise someone deserving with an angel-inspired gift, it’ll make for one mighty feelgood browse...