Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Christmas Handmade Gifts Under £25

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L-R  Pink Green Shop / Angie B Studio / Pygmy Cloud / Floss and Mischief / Custom Made / Girl and Bird / Holly Rance - Shop Meggies / Oh No Rachio! / Angie B Studio

Supporting small business owners and shopping independent is really important to me this time of year. I don't like to line the pockets of large organisations who don't pay their taxes to the UK. I prefer to support the awesome creative people doing their own thing, working hard, paying their way and making really special things in their own time right here in the UK.

So here I've curated a gift guide of a few of my favourite UK maker's gifts under £25 - and a few of my own new products feature in it too! - I hope you feel a bit of gift inspiration for those people on your Christmas list who are hard to buy for!  Beats another iTunes voucher, right?

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Pink Green Shop

Cathy makes the most beautiful necklaces and earrings, I know this because I collaborated with her on the Cathy + Angie Necklace Collection - but aside from this collection she also makes glass button earrings, necklaces and also a lovely collection of Liberty Fabric Jewellery that is just gorgeous. These are just £10.00 here - or you can check out her full shop here.

 photo new_bag_600_blog_zpsfd43yynm.jpg Angie B Studio

Everyone needs a good shopper/tote bag to put all their 'stuff' in! Whether it's Mum stuff, uni stuff, gym stuff, work stuff, or shopping stuff, us girls have a lot of 'stuff' which is why we make great Hunter Gatherers! They're just £14.50 - so grab your's here.

 photo Pygmy_Cloud_wrapping_tape_zps5ebyshm9.jpg Pygmy Cloud

I love wrapping Christmas presents - and I spied this tape from the cute little shop Pygmy Cloud, isn't it adorable? They also have lots of other lovely gifts and homewares in their shop that you'll love too!  The tape is priced at £4.50 - £5.95 - Take a look here.

 photo floss_and_mischief_embroidery_2_zpst0xxtycr.jpg Floss and Mischief

Cross stitch is taking the world over again and this cross stitch kit is super lovely and designed by cross stitch queen Genevieve Brading, who heads up Floss and Mischief, the trendy needlework HQ. This kit is £14.99 and you can grab it here.

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I love triangle necklaces, I have a lot of them. So when I spied this triangle necklace I thought it would make the perfect gift, not just for myself (hint hint Santa) but one of my necklace loving friends too. Pick one up here for £17.50.

 photo girl_and_bird_europe_map_cusion_zpsrv14w2rh.jpg Girl and Bird

Annah Legg of Girl and Bird makes map and atlas designed cushions and homewares - she even makes custom orders of the places you love to visit the most - Whether there's a special place you and your partner got hitched, or a place you've visited that you'd love to call home.  They're made from the most gorgeous material and come without a pad for £24, or with a pad for £28, pick one up here.

 photo meggies_holly_rance_mug_zpsawy8kiqw.jpg Holly Rance / Shop Meggies

Isn't this gold printed mug adorable!  I found it on the super lovely Shop Meggie's site, and it's also in their store in Painswick, Gloucestershire - a great shop if you haven't already been - and made by the super talented Holly Rance, who makes lots of other pretty designed mugs from the Cotswolds. This gorgeous mug is £20 - Shop the collection here.

 photo Ohnorachio_notebooks_zpsul9cteua.jpg Oh No Rachio!

Rachel Basinger makes the best notebook, hands down! These are just a few of her lovelies in her online store, where she hand illustrates and designs all her handmade goods - these notebooks come in at £7.00 and £8.00 -  check her out here!

 photo Harmony_Necklace_600_blog_zpsbapuv8cl.jpg Cathy + Angie

Cathy and I collaborated on this pretty necklace collection which we've called 'The Feel Good Collection' because they also come with a selection of mini 'feel good' quote cards as gentle reminders, or to give to friends to show them how much you care.  There are three necklaces in the collection and are just £14.50 each. Choose your's here.

Happy shopping!

Ps!  You can grab a Free Delivery in my store www.angiebstudio.bigcartel.com with a Retweet of this guide!  Shhhhhhh.

See you for more gift guide inspiration soon!