Christmas present ideas

Well, it’s getting to that time of the year again, and everyone is starting to think about which presents to buy for Christmas. I’ve been a big fan of buying handmade products from independent craftspeople for a couple of years now. Sites such as Etsy, Folksy and notonthehighstreet.com have unique, beautifully crafted and high quality products which make excellent gifts. Here are a few of my favourite Etsy shops for inspiration!

tovicorrie

Leather iPhone / iTouch /HTC (Desire&Mozart) Case - Burgundy Lace

This shop has a range of beautiful leather mobile phone, iPad and kindle cases, as well as leather cuffs. I just love the patterns, especially the lace one above.

PrinceDesignUK

Pottery bird bowl in seafoam turquoise stoneware ceramic with vintage lace crochet texture Soap dish Ring dish Home decor

I love the ceramics in this shop, especially the bird bowls and poppy bowls. Very elegant!

misala

Little salmon pink piggy clutch purse

This shop is full of incredibly cute animal purses, like the one above. I had a hard time choosing which picture to use!

decoylab

Modern Animal Clock - Owl with Numbers

This shop has a range of quirky clocks which would look great in anyone’s home.

jimbobart

Side Plate - Hand Painted -The Sandwich Defender Bear

This shop has a selection of lovely painted plates and cups, featuring animals such as the Sandwich Defender bear above.

I hope you enjoyed looking at these beautiful gifts. If you go to Etsy, Folksy or notonthehighstreet.com you will find thousands of unusual items like these. I definitely plan to buy some of my Christmas presents there!

N.B. Most of the shops on Etsy are based overseas (to the UK), and some have significant P&P charges. Also, some have early ordering deadlines for guaranteed Christmas delivery to enable the makers enough time to make all the products.

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