British Gifts – All I want For Christmas:
Buy & Support Handmade – All British-made and all from independent small businesses.
It’s true, as a designer you’re always surrounded by beautiful things which makes you have quite distinct, even picky when it comes to buying things. I know what I like and I’m fussy but then when you work in design every day of your life, function, quality and aesthetics of course come in to play when considering something that you might be wearing or putting pride of place in your home. These are my picks for Christmas.
Curiousa & Curiousa | Traditional Shape Pendant Light | £325 | Buy HERE
The Story: Esther Patterson, the founder of Curiousa & Curiousa designs hand-blown, bespoke glass and bone china lighting. Designed and hand-blown in the UK.
Beulah-Home | Adele White/Silver Cushion | £45 | Buy HERE
The Story: Inspired from vintage knitted patterns and jacquard’s to create contemporary designs using traditional knitting manufacturing machinery. Knitted & made in UK.
Ruth Tomlinson | Lustre & Midas Collection Rings | £1300+ | Buy HERE
The Story: “I respond to my immediate environment and am open to spontaneous finds and observations. I use a variety of materials and aim to work them into jewellery of a sensitive and delicate quality.”
Eleanor Stuart | Girl With Hot Air Balloon Print | £20 | Buy HERE
The Story: The lone figure of a small girl whose favourite Hot Air Balloon has flown far far away… Every piece of work is thought about, illustrated and produced in Britain.
Marquis & Dawe | Grey & Cream Wool Throw | £59 | Buy HERE
The Story: A small friendly online retailer of bedlinen and all those finishing touches for the home and garden. Their pure wool and lambswool throws and cushions are sourced from the UK and are versatile for both indoor and outdoor use.
Don’t Feed The Bears | ‘Aye Aye Skipper’…. bear, with a beard in a fisherman’s jumper | £30 | Buy HERE
The Story: This is a hand drawn design which is screen printed black on a grey jumper finished with our ‘Don’t feed the Bears’ woven label. Designed and hand printed in our Sheffield Studio.
Stitch & Story | Lola Pom Slippers Knit Kit | £26.99 | Buy HERE
The Story: “We are an online knitting brand with DIY knitting kits aimed at inspiring more people to learn to knit. Our mission is to make an age-old craft contemporary.” Perfect for gifting or sharing your passion for knitting with your friends.
Tessa Metcalfe | Topaz and Green Quartz Rings | £750+ | Buy HERE
The Story: Tessa Metcalfe was born and bred in Hackney, London where she spent her childhood watching pigeons and developed a deep fascination for the birds. The majority of her subjects are donated by her Father, Hugh Metcalfe- they consist of roadkill and animals that have met their end at the paws of other wildlife.
Seriously delighted with these delectables, what’s on your Christmas wish list? I hope Santa is kind to you and if he’s not, it’s sure time you treated yourself!