Dec 3, 2010

Christmas Gift Guide:


It's that time of year again...ohhh yes it is!!! If you haven't done your Christmas shopping yet, then get yourself down to Chelsea Town Hall tomorrow (4th) and you will not be stuck for ideas!!

The 'We Make Christmas Craft Wonderland' is once again showcasing some of the UKs most talented handmade designers. With unique and hand finished gifts, you will never been stuck for ideas for that perfect present. Here are some of my favourites from the 2010 Christmas exhibitors.

'Shoes' pashmina £61 by Candice Wren

'Candice Wren is a bespoke pashmina label which creates unique designs that are printed onto cashmere and silk pashminas.'

These Pashminas are stunning. I particularly love the 'shoes' print... quite fitting for me, as my shoe collection seems to be taking over my bedroom! The shoes have been silk screen printed onto both sides of the edging of the pashmina. The inner shoe is a lilac shade and each shoe has been hand beaded. Beautiful.

Jelly Fruit Earrings - £21 by Creme Nouveau

Don't these look good enough to eat? They would make a great gift for sweet fans- a change from another box of sweets, and better for their teeth too! I can see these being a hot with teens too! I love them!

Maureen Cushion - £37 by Crumpet and Skirt

I adore the 50's era, especially the Pin up style. These cushion by Crumpet and Skirt are simply stunning and capture their cheeky yet civilised style. 'Maureen' here is my favourite,-a gorgeous, fiesty redhead!


'A pretty silver birdie charm with a lovely little pinkish vintage flower and a tiny sterling silver heart charm hang on a sterling silver chain.' I am a big fan of the vintage look and I love this fabulous necklace. So pretty.


How fun is this Lips necklace by Mockinghorse? (£10)

Mockinghorse specialises in handcrafted acrylic silhouette jewellery, and this is my favourite! Maybe you'll have to buy some mistletoe to go with this!

Crochet Headband with Bow Pin - Cupid Pink by Pixielated approx £9.20

Cute and funky, I love these headbands. I particularly love this ditsy floral bow!


Birdbox - Great Tit £35 by London Clay Birds

Perhaps a more unusual choice for a gift, but we had a family of Great Tits make their home in our bird box last year, so I feel a great fondness towards this. Most of the males in our family are bird lovers, so this would make a fabulous gift for any of them. (Or women for that matter! )

Helter Skelter soap by Kushmoma (check shop for prices)

This black spiraled bar contains the distinctive scent of Teatree and Lavender essential oils. Activated charcoal known for its ability to draw out impurities has also been added creating a mildly exfoliating experience. Perfect for male or females! And very lucky recipients they will be too!

Mens slippers by Isolyn £40

Now, Christmas is not Christmas without Slippers in your stocking, right?! I love Isolyns slippers. There are some stunning ladies ones available too!


Handmade pocket wallet by Gosia Weber £8

Stunning compact wallet which is the perfect size for trouser pockets. Perfect for that stylish man in your life.


Retro robots blue cufflinks by Fluffstuffs approx £10.50

Really cool cufflinks. Very different and perfect for any retro fan! I think my hubby would love these!


Brown Squirrel Oyster Card Sleeve by Dee Hewitt approx £6.56

Beautifully crafted leather Oyster card holder. What better way to keep your oyster card nice and handy and looking swish than this funky holder?!


Teeny Friends T-Shirt by Toby Boo £6.00 each

Toddlers are always tricky to buy for. They usually haven't outgrown toys from birthdays and are too little for most trinkets, so original, funky clothing is a good alternative. The 'Teeny friends' on these tees are adorable.

I personally adore hand knitted items, and I am reather chuffed that over recent years it's become really trendy. I absolutely LOVE these hand knitted childrens scarves from Namolio!
They are approx £27.55. Look at the stunning colours used... love them!


Milk Two Bunnies is one of my most favourite designers. I LOVE this Bunny Tutu Organic Long Sleeve T-shirt and Tutu Knickers Gift Box at £50. Absolutely stunning!


Almost an Animal Alphabet. An A-Z Picture book, limited edition by Katie Viggers approx £11.81

This would make a really original gift for a child. Each book is signed and numbered and they are limited edition of just 1000. So really a gift to cherish. From Anteater to Zebra a collection of original illustrations, including the bears and other favourites.


Smug cat softie plush toy by Kate Garey £12

Kate has some really fab little characters for sale, but I adore this cute cat, designed in the image of her very own smug cat, Bella.


Wooden Wonderland boxes by ChickP Small £45 Large £65

Perfect for children to use as 'treasure' or memory boxes, these hand painted wooden boxes are just delightful. Available in 4 charming designs and can be personalised with your childs name for FREE.

So there we have some amazing gift ideas. But, I've only scratched the surface! Chelsea Town Hall will be adorned with treasures from these designers and so many more!

Don't miss out!


SATURDAY 4th December 2010 11.00am- 5pm

Chelsea Town Hall,
Kings Road, London,
SW3 5EE

Nearest station: Sloane Square

Entrance: £2 per person, children free

1 comment:

missielizzie said...

What amazing picks! I love the guy's gifts you have selected. It's always so hard buying for men I find. My other half would love that wallet. The travel card holder is fab too, and fantastic value.

I love the sparrow necklace (that might go on my list!) and the girls set with tutu knickers is just adorable! thanks for sharing x