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!
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.
I love the ceramics in this shop, especially the bird bowls and poppy bowls. Very elegant!
This shop is full of incredibly cute animal purses, like the one above. I had a hard time choosing which picture to use!
This shop has a range of quirky clocks which would look great in anyone’s home.
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.