Each year at about this time, Christmas present panic starts to set in. We all want to support small and local but how many of us just give up in the final furlong! To take some of the sting out of the shop here is our gift guide for this festive season.
Gifts for her
100% leather and sheep wool slippers handmade by traditional Polish artisans in the same design passed down through the generations. What’s not to love.
Wow 2018 is on the horizon and show me a mum who is ready for it? Why not lend a helping hand with this wonderful Martha Brook Diary. Made in West London, these super stylish diaries are customisable to the highest level – size, book colour, foil colour, start month (18 months – we all need to plan ahead), and the option to add a thought felt message on the inner cover.
Effortless, endlessly classic and oh so comfortable, Maimie offers the answer to getting dressed in a hurry this Christmas season.
Sometimes all a mum wants to know is that she’s doing okay. Why not remind her with these amazing organic cotton T’s from Honey Rocks, London
Gifts for him
This buffalo leather washbag with waterproof lining from Vida Vida is top of our Christmas list for him this year. Vida Vida partners British design with beautiful workmanship carried out by small family-run businesses from around the world. All for £45.
Okay so you may not be heading on holiday this Christmas but if you are buying for someone keen on exercise, microfibre towels are a must. These (stylish!!) extra large, super soft, quick drying these towels roll up (super) small, dry (super) quick and are ready to pack back into that sports bag in no time.
This backgammon set made from recycled sailcloth is the ultimate space saving travel accessory – perfect for use in any environment (post Christmas lunch in front of the fire??).
Gifts for kids
They don’t stop growing do they! Why not record your child’s growth for posterity with these gorgeous Cedar House Rule height charts – supporting British wood, trade and manufacture.
Bring little imaginations alive with a fabulous and affordable print from the wonderful world of Alice Peto.
Prints start at £35 and originals start at £250 – please contact Alice (on email@example.com) for more information.
Keep your loved ones cosy this winter with these beautiful 100% organic cotton personalised dressing gowns inspired by life on the farm.
Draw on your duvet and not get in trouble for it?? errr YES! Made from 100% Turkish cotton, this duvet is button fastened, printed to look like a giant sheet of file paper, and comes with a set of 10 double-ended doodle wash-out pens.
If you’re looking for something to keep everyone happy, look no further than Crafty Wrens. A hand picked selection of over 100 educational but fun craft kits – you’ll be hard pressed NOT to find the right pick.
I do hope this gives you a burst of inspiration on the last leg of the race to Christmas. I’ll also be shouting out on Instagram stories for small businesses and with more present inspo – so be sure to check it out.