Are you the type that’s already started Christmas present shopping or are you a last-minute panic-buyer? Whatever your style, we wanted to help make gift shopping a little easier for you and give you some inspiration from some of the best people we know; our customers!
We love celebrating our customers – and to say we have some pretty amazing ones is an understatement. In this eBook, you’ll find some weird and wonderful gifts that are perfect for friends, colleagues, family, children and even pets. Download your essential guide to 2019 Christmas presents for free here...
Christmas Gift Ideas for Grown-Ups
As our friends and family members grow up, it becomes increasingly difficult to buy for them – and there are only so many pairs of socks and boxes of Quality Street you can give! If you want something truly personal, funny or useful for the adults in your life, you’ve come to the right place.
Here are some of the fantastic gifts our customers create that would make the perfect Christmas present this year.
About the business: With a love of all things handmade (and of course, Cornwall), husband and wife team Adam and Emily along with their son Blake design and create personalised handmade gifts in Cornwall.
Best Christmas gifts: Their wooden wreath of mistletoe and holly personalised with your nearest and dearests’ family name is bound to go down a storm with your relatives. Prices from £20.
Find out more: www.cornishwhispers.co.uk
The London Sleep Company
About the business: Founder, Amy launched The London Sleep Company after making a break from her high-pressure city job. Realising poor sleep had so many knock-on-effects to her life, she launched with the firm belief of every good morning starting the night before.
Best Christmas gifts: For a winning Christmas present this year, The London Sleep Company recommend their 100% natural with nourishing safflower oil and hydrating vitamin E. This luxurious aromatherapy treatment will fill your bath or shower with the wonderful aromas of calming Ylang Ylang, anxiety-soothing festive Frankincense and grounding Vetivert, bringing tranquillity to your Yuletide, pre-sleep ritual. From £46
Find out more: www.thelondonsleepcompany.com
About the business: It's hard enough being Coeliac or gluten free, but it feels like Christmas is aimed at everyone else. Scientist and nutritionist Davina Steel became severely intolerant to gluten following cancer treatment, which set her off on a quest to create a replacement for gluten for the breads she loved so much.
Best Christmas gifts: We loved the classic set of 3 mixes so your friends and family can bake their favourite gluten free products right through into the New Year! Classic set available online and in select Sainsbury’s. Costs £7.35.
Find out more: www.davinasteel.com
Herb Lester Associates
About the business: Herb Lester create travel guides with a difference and a range of fun, witty prints. As well as their folded travel guides, they also create other travel-based gifts such as notepads from fictional hotels, playing cards and luggage tags.
Best Christmas gifts: We’ve picked Herb Lester’s fictional hotel notebooks to feature in our guide – with fictional hotels from The Shining, Twin Peaks and Dirty Dancing, there’s an option for every film buff! A trio costs just £9.00.
Find out more: shop.herblester.com
About the business: Porth Jewellery specialise in ocean-inspired jewellery, offering a range of thoughtful gifts where the materials can be traced back to the beach it was found. Based in Cornwall, Porth Jewellery collect seaglass from around the local beaches.
Best Christmas gifts: Each piece of seaglass has been smoothed and changed by the ocean over time, meaning it’s completely unique – so why not give something totally personal like a seaglass ring this Christmas? Prices from £15.
Find out more: porthjewellery.com
About the business: For seven generations, Celtic Marches have been busy farming 200 acres of luscious lined orchards, where they grow eight cider apple varieties to create their award winning cider. Their bold, strong female branding stands out from the norm and is a far cry from what the cider industry has been used to!
Best Christmas gifts: Celtic Marches offer a gift pack which includes three of their most popular ciders – ideal for the cider lover in your family or friendship group! Price from £30 for 3 packs of 3 ciders.
Find out more: www.celticmarches.com
About the business: Sophie Stokes is an English Art Brand that prints beautiful original designs onto products, with a mission to create stunning affordable art, transferring intricate unique designs onto everyday objects, producing affordable commodities that can be worn or displayed in the home.
Best Christmas gifts: Sophie Stokes inspiration draws from her ongoing love story with feminism, nature and retro nostalgia, which is most evident in her Frida acrylic charm earrings, which we love! Prices from £20.
Find out more: www.sophiestokes.com
Text a Potato
About the business: Text-A-Potato will anonymously post a real, yes real, potato to anyone. They will hand write your personalised message on a large sexy potato, wrap it up in their 'spud-did' packaging and post it to the requested address to give your special someone a gift they’ll never forget.
Best Christmas gifts: Nothing screams merry Christmas like a ‘Love Potato’ – these personalised potatoes come with rose petals for a romantic touch with the option to add a miniature bottle of whisky or heart keychain. Prices start at just £8.99.
Find out more: www.textapotato.com
Hello White Space
About the business: Founder of Hello White Space Charlotte Bevan loves to create cute and quirky illustrations for greetings cards, prints, notepads and pocket mirrors, and runs her business through her etsy account.
Best Christmas gifts: We absolutely adore Hello White Space’s A4 Christmas wall art prints, like the Christmas Village print. Using minimalist design and muted tones, this print would look stunning in yours or your loved ones home this Christmas for just £8.40.
Find out more: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HelloWhiteSpace
The Spice Yard
About the business: Nina Saparia’s love for spices had fused together with her need and want for British food. Using her culture and heritage from India and East Africa and fusing it together with great British classics, Nina Saparia takes food she loves from around the world and combines to give you interesting ways of using spices.
Best Christmas gifts: We’re super excited to try The Spice Yard’s Winter Spice Chai blend, that’s great for adding to lattes, cappuccinos, hot chocolate and tea, as well as baked treats. At £2.50, it’s the perfect spicy stocking filler!
Find out more: thespiceyard.com
About the business: For over 4 years, Annalise has been the leader in photo jewellery – from personalised charms for Pandora bracelets to cufflinks made with ashes. Proudly printed in the UK, Annalise can be found online and through their Etsy store.
Best Christmas gifts: We love Annalise’s personalised photo pendants, which are 100% waterproof and offer optional rose gold plating for an extra special touch. Lockets are a lasting gift that are sure to leave a smile on a loved one’s face this Christmas. Prices from £69.99.
Find out more: www.annalise.co.uk
Christmas Gift Ideas for Children
There’s nothing as exciting for a child as Christmas – and watching them open their presents is a magical experience. Whether you want to give them something they’ll love to read or play with, something educational or something they’ll treasure forever, this gift guide has got you covered.
Not sure what to get the kids for Christmas this year? Here are some of the awesome children’s Christmas gifts our wonderful customers have created.
The Reading Box
About the business: The Reading Box is a gift box company specialising in reading materials for children. Everything is completely tailored to the child, and we are led by teachers which ensures each Reading Box is educational as well as fun!
Best Christmas gifts: In each Reading Box, whether that is a one-off Gift Box or monthly delivery from a Gift Subscription, the recipient will receive a handpicked book chosen by their Personal Book Selector and fun educational activities that accompany the book. Inside, there are also extra goodies such as a collectable bookmark and personalised letter. Price from £14.99
Find out more: https://www.readingbox.co.uk/
About the business: Nottingham-based creator Clare specialises in photographic prints and personalised plates with an often-sarcastic twist.
Best Christmas gifts: Right in time for Christmas, Clare is offering a personalised Christmas Eve plate – which is the perfect gift to create Christmas memories year after year! Prices start from £30.
Find out more: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ByClareUK
The Gift Fox
About the business: The Gift Fox is an online gifting business offering jewellery, prints and clothing with personalised messages. Just a few of the many gifts this business sells includes calligraphy-based foiling designs and custom baby grows.
Best Christmas gifts: Our favourite has to be their personalised 'letters from santa' in red and gold foil, and personalised 'Nice list' certificates with your child’s name. Prices from £4.50
Find out more: thegiftfox.co.uk
About the business: The adventures of Monty Dogge are a series of stories about a Newfoundland puppy called Monty. All of the books are beautifully illustrated and signed with the real Monty’s pawtograph.
Best Christmas gifts: I’m Not a Pandacow is a delightful story about Monty, a huge Newfoundland puppy, who is teased by the pups in his new family because he’s different. He then embarks on a journey to find out what he is. But will asking the other dogs he meets on his travels give him the answers he wants? All Monty Dogge books are priced at £8.50.
Find out more: www.montydogge.com/bookstore
About the business: Ceratopia Books are a small family-run children’s book publisher based in the New Forest.
Best Christmas gifts: This Christmas, let your child discover a tale of friendship and waste prevention in the ever-so-relevant story of The Rubbish Monster Thing by Simon Chadwick. Supported by a grant from Hampshire County Council, this 28-page book is sure to be a hit! Available from £6.
Find out more: www.ceratopiabooks.co.uk
Christmas Gift Ideas for Pets
For many of us, pets are just as much part of the family as your Great Auntie Sue who always manages to fall asleep as soon as the Queen’s speech is over. If you’re looking for a way to celebrate with your furry friend this festive season, our customers have found the pawfect presents for you.
From gorgeous prints to delicious snacks, here are a few ideas to add to your pet’s wish list…
About the business: Owned by Creative Designer Lucie from Leamington Spa, Paw Prints offers stunning framed pet prints with a fun typographical style.
Best Christmas gifts: If you’ve got a furry friend in mind this Christmas, why not treat them to a Paw Prints creation? Pick your colours, add your pet’s name and other information such as breed and date of birth, for a truly personal gift – prices from just £10.
Find out more: www.etsy.com/shop/pawprintss
About the business: VIPets Bakery create healthy yet extremely tasty treats for dogs, cats, horses and rabbits, catering for a range of dietary requirements such as gluten free, vegan, vegetarian and grain free.
Best Christmas gifts: VIPets have launched a special Christmas selection for your canine friends, with personalised dog biscuits in a range of shapes and styles, including Christmas tree ornaments. From £2.99
Find out more: vipetsbakery.co.uk
About the business: Every owner worries about what they give their dog to eat but very few know how much they drink. That’s why Slurps developed their delicious nutritious drinks packed with Omega 3 fish oils. They’re great for light drinkers, fussy eaters (pour over food), active dogs or as a low calorie treat.
Best Christmas gifts: A Slurps starter pack is a great treat for your dog, with two tasty drinks per pack for just £10!
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