Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 4: Gifts for Her
In our 4th “Twelve Days of Christmas” shopping special, we’re considering gifts for her. Some women can be easy to buy for, especially if they like a particular brand of perfume or cosmetics, or perhaps enjoy reading books by a favourite author or music from a particular band. Others prefer to receive money or vouchers so they can choose their own clothes and shoes – every Christmas my friend’s husband buys her some tops, and every Boxing Day without fail she returns them all to the shop and exchanges them for something more to her taste and in the right size!
One thing is for certain though, not many women genuinely appreciate receiving “gifts” that are really things everyone else in the home benefits from – dish mops & vacuum cleaners, for example, have never featured on any of my Christmas wish lists! So, what’s on your wish list this year? I’m usually happy with a good book and a box of chocolates, but this year I’ve asked Santa for a new Dremel pendant drill! If you’ve not yet decided what to buy her, or are stuck for gift ideas – for yourself, a family member or a friend – check out our selection of fabulous and unusual handmade and vintage gift ideas for her from Craft Britannia!
Sometimes we want to show how much we appreciate that very special mum, sister or friend by giving something really special. For something out of the ordinary, how about an unusual glass hare or a beautiful handmade bear? Fashionistas will love this hand painted silk Crepe de Chine top, while art lovers are sure to appreciate an original work of art like this tryptych painting. All Craft Britannia handcrafted items are produced in the UK by designer makers – none of our gifts are mass produced, and as they are not available on the high street you know you’re giving a unique gift!
Not only are Craft Britannia members experts in the art of handcrafting their creations, they are also adept at sourcing the most amazing vintage finds. Here are just a few items that would make delightful Christmas presents for her!
Not many women can resist something shiny, especially when it’s one of a kind handmade silver jewellery, handcrafted in the UK by our talented silversmiths! From the amazing choice available, we’ve picked out a real geranium leaf covered in pure silver, a funky flower ring, some unusual earrings and a stunning bangle.
Of course, everything made by members of Craft Britannia is absolutely gorgeous, so it was difficult to choose just 4 items here, but we think she’d love a pretty clutch bag or romantic little heart earrings – and who wouldn’t love a frilly pinny for a touch of 50’s nostalgia, or a sophisticated silk scarf?!
A quick browse through Craft Britannia shops will convince you that we’re a very innovative and creative group, and you’ll always find the perfect gift no matter how difficult the person is to buy for! The lumbar cushion cover is a terrific idea for anyone who was glued to the Olympics earlier this year. A close friend is sure to love a handmade friendship bracelet, while the knitted guinea pig and the false nails would make very unusual gifts!
We all love pretty fashion jewellery, and good quality handmade fashion jewellery makes a wonderfully stylish gift. It needn’t cost a fortune either, as it is usually much more reasonably priced than mass-produced “designer” products available on the high street. We’ve picked out a gorgeous mixed media necklace, a cute mother & daughter pendant, a silver & agate necklace, and a one-of-a-kind Pandora style charm bead. And you’ll find lots more to choose from in our jewellery-making members shops too!
ANother great gift idea is to give something crafty. Wool fanatics can never resist an opportunity to add to their stash, so knitters and crocheters are sure to go a bundle on the fabulous hand dyed and handspun yarns available from Craft Britannia shops. A shoulder bag kit makes a truly crafty gift, while needlewomen will drool over some hand dyed cotton scrim or a pretty pincushion!
We hope our selection of gifts for women has whet your appetite and given you lots of ideas. There are many more original handcrafted Christmas gift ideas in our Craft Britannia shops, with something for every woman! Tomorrow we’ll be bringing you some fabulous ideas for gift wrapping, as well as some beautiful handmade cards !
Erika & the Craft Britannia team