This Christmas, especially, it’s important to give gifts full of meaning and love to those you hold close, or wish you were able to hold close.
In 2020 there’s a real chance of imparting even more meaning as you give – by using that gift to boost an amazing a creative instead of a big online chain or supermarket.
Here at CrafStory, we were born to promote fabulous makers at Christmas and support bringing beauty and joy into the world. So welcome to part one of our Craftmas gift guide – here we have a handpicked selection of amazing gifts created by some of our favourite artists, crafters and makers!
Hope has wings –the gorgeous bee happy – 2021 Calendar by artist Jodie Bews is a stunning memorial to her grandmother and best friend and was created as a ray of hope for a better year ahead. A different bee and joyful quote for each month – printed on 130gsm silk stock paper. £8.
To buy visit the Everlongart website.
Small and hopeful – We have been big fans of Small Robots since the inception of the Twitter account (and met with creator Thomas Heasman-Hunt just before the launch of book at the start of this year) and we still think that EVERY stocking should be stuffed with small, helpful robots in the form of their amazing book – buy it through your local bookstore (ISBN 9781783528226) – a heartwarming bargain at just under £10!
A Material world – Every mum needs their own “Just Another Manic Mumday” hoody from one woman keepsake company A Material Girl. Our own Ruby picked up one of these treats earlier in the year – find your own for just £16.
Down By The Sea – This year the amazing Black Fox By The Sea has turned her hand to baubles full of lifelike oceanic wonder. We are big fans of these gorgeous glow in the dark jellyfish – we had them bottled last year but are sorely tempted to add these beauties to our tree at just £8.
Into The Woods – Also gracing our CrafStory Christmas tree is this gorgeous moonlight joy by Art By Lena – and you can have one made custom to your requirements from £12 direct from artbylena.co.uk.
Totes Awesome: We all love a cute tote for stashing gifts inside – dual purpose gift and giftbag – and we have fallen in love with the designs of Bonfire Cherry – particularly this camera print at £7 – but we have set our sights on an “Asking is the first step of getting a better understanding” bag next – £8.
What gorgeous gifting finds have you come across? Let us know. If you’ve got any amazing offerings you’d like showcased get in touch via out contact form and, if you catch our eye, you can be featured on CrafStory.com for free!