Small Business Saturday: Christmas Gift Guide

To celebrate Small Business Saturday UK on December 7th, Handmade Horizons asked an elite group of taste-makers from the craft, design and micro-business support community to join us in selecting the presents they’d most like to find under the tree on December 25th. If you’re looking for quirky and one-off gifts you won’t find at online giants or chain stores, take a look at the fabulous selection of ideas below. There’s something for all tastes and budgets! Unique presents guaranteed:

Gifts for Her

Recycled Leather Bow Tie Necklace by GirlWithBeads, as chosen by Emily Barnes of Folksy: “It instantly jumped out at me! I love wearing handmade jewellery and this one is quirky enough for me!”
Harris Tweed Purse by Pauline Lothian Designs, as chosen by CraftBlog UK Editor, Hilary Pullen: “I’d be very proud to own this elegant and simple clutch, complete with the famous orb label”
Sparkle Wrap with free Handmade Corsage by Hat Therapy – as chosen by Karen Jinks, Creative Director at UK Handmade: “This sparkly wrap looks stylish and warm – perfect for this time of year!”



Gifts for Him

Christmas Tree Kindle Cover by Glimpses & Snippets, as chosen by tech geek Dave Keller of Handmade Horizons: “I’m a sucker for gadget covers and this seasonal number gets my vote!”
I Like Big Books Retro Style Screen Print by Belly Boy Prints, as chosen by Tony Robinson OBE, co-founder of Enterprise Rockers: “As author of seven books and counting, it’s little wonder this tickled my fancy!”
Escape and Evade Map Covered Notebook by Home Front Vintage, as chosen by Handmade Horizons marketing assistant, Mollie Newbury: “This quirky notebook is so original! My Dad would love it.”


Gifts for Kids

Tiny Tropical Up-Cycled Baby Trousers by Little Biscuit, as chosen by micro business champion Tina Boden: “What a wonderful way of up-cycling and these would be absolutely perfect for my very first grand-daughter, born just last week”.
Kids Little Oval Silver Bracelet by Little Object, as chosen by Patricia Van Den Akken, Director of The Design Trust: “It’s a bit different because of the combination of materials, use of colour & recycled silver. A really great treasure gift for a lovely girl!”
Children’s Sausage Dog Sweatshirt by Ella & Oscar, as chosen by Handmade Horizons co-founder Claire Hughes: “My daughter loves dogs so this appliqued sweatshirt would be perfect! Free gift wrap is a nice bonus…”



Stocking Fillers

Turquoise Wrap Bead Bracelet by Reccabella, as chosen by Melissa Hyland, Deputy Editor at Make & Sell Jewellery Magazine: “It’s such a lovely piece of jewellery in wintry shades of icy turquoise and frosty silver. It’d be perfect to wear at a Christmas party or to dress up a jumper and jeans combo”.
Dapper Fox Box Brooch by Scavenger Annie, as chosen by Craftseller Magazine Editor, Zeena Moolla: “This is the sort of seller who brings a lovely personal touch to her makes – which is exactly what a Christmas shopper wants from the handmade marketplace!”
Zip It Studs by Judith Brown Jewellery, as chosen by Handmade Horizons co-founder Polly Dugdale: “I’m a sucker for all things upcycled so these amazing earrings are right up my street!




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