Handmade Christmas Gift Guide December 09, 2017 19:21
It can be overwhelming trying to hunt down that perfect gift for someone at Christmas, so we've brought together a gift guide featuring beautiful items handmade by some of our favourite designer makers - it's the London Craft Club experts and teachers gift list!
So if you're struggling to find something that's just right for that relative who has everything, or fretting over what your Secret Santa partner will like, sit back with a nice hot drink (or a mulled wine - tis the season after all) and have a peruse of our Handmade Gift Guide.
Dee Maxwell - Suede and Co
Dee's handmade bags have been a huge hit this year, especially for weddings, as she's a dab hand at personalising her products. This sage green zip up bags is really luxurious, and the colour is just beautiful. Snap it up here
Hannah designs and makes beautiful hand cut paper art, and is the designer behind all our hugely popular Botanical Paper Art workshops. It just wouldn't be Christmas without holly and misteltoe, and with Hannahs's paper craft kits you can make your own sprigs to use for decoration.
Meet our resident printmaker and mixed-media artist Gabriela Szulman. Inspired by memory, nostalgia and a love of anything vintage. Gabriela is skilled in several different crafts including printmaking, decoupage and ceramics to name but a few! This fabulous limited edition print can be bought here:
You can never have too many hats, especially when a) the weather is as cold as it has been recently, brrrrrr and b) when they are as beautiful as this one by Valentina Karellas. Made from 100% pure British wool, the bright yellow colour is guaranteed to brighten up even the greyest winter's day!
Melodie Telliez - Slinky Links
Personalised items are so on trend right now, and it's a lovely way of adding an extra touch of thoughtfulness to your gift-giving. We adore these Personalised Leather Initial Necklaces by Slinky Links Jewellery. The black and gold colourway is classic and understated, making it a beautiful gift that will be worn every day.
Kate Marsden - Made by Mrs M
Calling all plant lovers - we have found the perfect tote bag for you (just the right size to take plant shopping!) Produced as a collaboration between Made By Mrs M and Plant Prints for Peace, not only is this tote super stylish and functional, it's also good for the world as 10% of the profits will help fund the incredible work of Peace Direct. Buy one for everyone you know, and help others at the same time.
Stylish but quirky, Rhiannon Palmer's stunning Concrete and Metallic Necklaces are the perfect gift for anyone that loves unique accessories. Easy to wear, they will dress up a simple outfit, and the hint of metallic means they are ideal for wearing during the upcoming party season!
Kat Wight - Kat and the Monocle
Love cats? Love food? Then how about a bone china plate featuring The Kat and Moncole's 'Mr Bojangles' print?! We reckon it's almost too nice to eat off of, but how about displaying it as a piece of artwork? Although we wouldn't say no to a slice of cake served up on this purrrfect plate.
Zoe Bateman - Too Cute to Quit
Macrame is a huge trend right now, and with this Macrame Statement Necklace by Too Cute To Quit you can now wear it! Made from soft cotton cord in a variety of colours, it's easy to wear and will brighten up any outfit.
With all the madness surrounding the festive season, give someone the gift of relaxation with an Embroidery Starter Kit from Zlalikova Textiles. Not only is learning embroidery a great way to unwind and practice mindfulness, they'll also be learning a new skill and, who knows, maybe embroidery will become their new favourite hobby!
London Craft Club vouchers
One sure fire hit is a London Craft Club voucher. They never expire, and you get a nice physical voucher in the post as well as a pdf in case you need to print it out immediately. Find out more here
Do you have any friends and family you're still trying to find gifts for, or are you super-organised and have completed all your shopping weeks ago?! We'd love to hear from you either way - and if you're stuck for a gift maybe we can help to match you up with a designer maker that has just the thing you're looking for.