Colour Christmas gift list 2022 supporting small businesses
Hello colour lover!
Welcome to my annual colourful Christmas Gift list, bringing you a selection of handmade, handcrafted, and unique colourful gifts from around our colour filled world.
Once again I put a call out my Instagram followers inviting them to be featured on my colourful Christmas gift list and once again the response was overwhelming.
The reason I do this is simple. To support small, fledging independent artists and makers.
The good news is their products are available all year round, so if you have a birthday, anniversary, need a thank you gift, or maybe even to treat yourself you can always pop back here.
Check out the colourful creatives from around the world…
Argentina – Dominga Home
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Product/s description: I hope to make people fall in love every day with my own prints. The decotextils are handmade. I also sell kitchen towels, cake holders, table cloths, and more accessories for the kitchen. Each product is sublimated by hand and the botanical print characterises me from the rest.
Ideal customer: For every lover of spring all year round and its colours.
Purchase over at: www.domingahome.com
IG handle: @domingahome
Australia – Spoon Gal
Location: Byron Shire, Australia
Product/s description: I am lucky enough to spend my time making handcrafted timber items that are beautiful and functional, from found and sustainable local timber sources. I predominantly carve spoons for cooking and eating, but have also branched out into single stem vases and sculptural hangers, as well as intermittent chopping boards, or whatever the timber tells me to do. I love form and function with art. There is something very special about working with timber. I feel like it grounds us in a profound way, a way that standing on certain land sometimes does. I love carving for this reason above all!
Ideal customer: Anyone who would like a unique, bespoke, handmade wooden item, which is only designed to nourish your body and soul.
Purchase over at: spoon.gal FB page
IG handle: @spoon.gal
Australia – Nessa Lovell Art
Location: Yass Valley, NSW, Australia
Product/s description: I create stunning, energetically enhanced artworks bursting with colour, and infused with essential oils, intentions and other vibrational elements. Like a magical spell to enhance your space, my artworks can be used to magnetise and anchor in your dreams and desires. My signature Energy Imprint package (includes artwork and reading), is an incredible gift for yourself or your loved one.
Ideal customer: Anyone who loves colour, magic, spirituality, transformation and learning to love themselves.
Purchase over at: www.nessalovell.com
IG handle: @nessalovellart
England – Maz Leyden
Location: Worcester, England
Product/s description: I’m an illustrator & designer creating vibrant botanical art & patterns which have a contemporary & mid-century vibe. I love turning my art into products people can use & enjoy. I hope my designs will brighten your home & bring more delight to your day. Take a look at my art prints, personalised notebooks, greetings cards, mugs, organic cotton cushion covers, tote bags & more.
Ideal customer: My prints, textiles and ceramics are a perfect compliment to contemporary interiors, working equally well in both traditional and modern design schemes.
Purchase over at: www.mazleyden.com
IG handle: @mazleyden
England – Poppy Lane
Location: Lancashire, UK
Product/s description: Established in 2012, Poppy Lane is a small creative business based in Lancashire, UK. I’m a qualified graphic designer and everything you find here is designed by myself. I sell personalised prints and colourful stationery, with positive messages to support mental wellbeing.
Ideal customer: Anyone of any age who is looking for a unique gift NOT widely available on the high street.
Purchase over at: https://thepoppylane.co.uk/
IG handle: @thepoppylane
England – Sandbanks Jewellery
Location: Dorset, Poole, England
Product/s description: Aqua greens seaglass & silver stacking rings. Designed from a beach hut and handmade by the sea. Seaglass is naturally tumbled by the ocean. Locally found Dorset seaglass is a perfect ocean lovers beautiful eco gift using up-cycled seaglass and recycled silver.
Ideal customer: Wild swimmer, sea lover, water baby. Anyone in search of a gift for a loved one who loves handmade silver jewellery from the coast.
Purchase over at: https://www.sandbanksjewellery.co.uk/
IG handle: @sandbanksjewellery
England – The Future Mapping Company
Location: Bruton, Somerset, UK
Product/s description: We pride ourselves on creating maps that utilise up-to-date map data, so in essence they are fully functioning reference maps that have been enhanced with a modern style and design that utilises contemporary colour schemes and a beautiful print quality to become great alternative wall art. Our range includes world maps, country and continent maps, city and county maps and a star map.
Ideal customer: Our ideal customers have a passion for travel and have a keen eye for design, detail and colour. Our maps appeal to parents buying a map for the family home, as well as young professionals and students who love travel and are looking for a good alternative wall art at a reasonable price. We become some peoples ‘go to’ gift as maps are a good price point and make a great keep sake. Architects and geologists tend to be very fond of our maps as well as grandparents looking for creative and educational gift for the kids.
Purchase over at: www.futuremaps.com
IG handle: @futuremaps
England – Jess Cowley Craft
Location: Northumberland, UK
Product/s description: Colourful book and planner accessories. These planner bands help to keep your book together, with your favourite pen. They can be custom made to fit any size book or diary. My fun paper clips are gorgeous bookmarks, to help you keep your page. These bands and clips are great stocking fillers, for a new 2023 planner or journal.
Ideal customer: Great for stationery addicts and people who like to stay organised! I’ve also made the paper clips for wedding invitations and favours.
Purchase by emailing: https://www.etsy.com/shop/jesscowley
IG handle: @jesscowleycraft
England – Lou Newsholme Flowers
Location: Kent, UK
Product/s description: Exploring the world of floral photography in new and exciting ways. Unique, sometimes abstract, always vibrant, colourful floral compositions, which celebrate shape, colour, light and texture. Whether you want a statement piece for a room in your home, need some beautiful gift cards or postcard sets or perhaps looking for that special gift, do get in touch.
Ideal customer: Anyone who loves colour or florals, or both!
Purchase over at: https://lounewsholme.co.uk/
IG handle: @lounewsholmeflowers
England – South Island Art
Location: London, UK
Product/s description: Inspired by a childhood spent abroad, as well as recent travels, my art explores the connections between our most cherished memories and places. Whether you’re shopping for a jet-setter or someone who loves the look of global-inspired decor, my home accessories are joyful gifts to give and receive. Colour-matched to interior paint brands, they’re perfect to brighten up any room.
Ideal customer: Those looking to fill their home with meaningful pieces full of colour and joy
Purchase over at: https://southislandart.com/shop
IG handle: @southislandart
England – Pam Goodison Glass
Location: Sheffield, UK
Product/s description: Fused Glass & stained Glass pieces, including make at home kits. I also work with alcohol inks and gilding on glass. This adds another dimension in colour. I love teaching this to others too, to see what works of art they create.
Ideal customer: Those who would like to own a piece of original art created with love.
Purchase over at: https://pamgoodisonglass.co.uk/
IG handle: @pamgoodisonglass
England – Bravo Faries
Location: Stockport, Greater Manchester, UK
Product/s description: After many years as a florist and the last ten years as a bra fitter, Bravofairies was born last year. I use beautiful lace by re-cycling bra’s to create one of a kind fairies, adding tulle, sequins, and feathers. No two are ever the same, which I hope adds to their appeal and will make them future heirlooms.
Ideal customer: People who appreciate handmade unique crafts and one off pieces to love forever.
Purchase over at: www.bravofairies.etsy.com
IG handle: @bravofairies
New Zealand – Borrowed Earth
Location: Whangaparaoa, Auckland, New Zealand
Product/s description: At Borrowed Earth we make ceramics that celebrate the imperfect perfection of handmade. At our heart is a passion for creating something lasting, something that you will love and use everyday and that over time will become a treasured family piece.
Ideal customer: Everyone who loves the character and charm of handmade ceramics and wants to support a small business.
Purchase over at: www.borrowedearth.co.nz
IG handle: @borrowed_earth
Portugal – Teresa Rego Studio
Location: Porto, Portugal
Product/s description: Teresa Rego creates original and bold products such as prints and posters with a variety of sizes, postcards, riso prints, screen prints and small batch textiles, all produced sustainably and locally in Portugal. Inspired by nature and urban landscapes, balancing organic and geometric shapes, made to stand out and bring colour into everyone’s homes.
Ideal customer: People who like to own unique, bold and colourful pieces, and that can appreciate all the work that goes into handmade items.
Purchase over at: https://www.teresaregostudio.com
IG handle: @teresarego.studio
Romania – Épicerie
Location: Bucharest, Romania
Product/s description: In my small atelier from Bucharest, I create with dried and preserved flowers my hand embroidery project – interior decor wreaths. My work is inspired by season. I also like to embroider little hair accessories; made to order. Épicerie’s products are unique, handmade with love of nature, flowers and colours.
Ideal customer: Lovers of beautiful things, of nature, of seasons, with an eye for details. Mums who prefer natural accessories for their little ones, also boho brides.
Purchase over at: www.epiceriedefleuratelierfloral.com
IG handle: @daniela_amza
Scotland – Designs by Lucy Jewellery
Location: Gourock, Scotland
Product/s description: Handmade silver and gold jewellery by Lucy McLennan. Lucy makes a range of delicate, feminine, easy to wear jewellery. Her range includes hearts, flowers, stacking rings and birthstone jewellery. Designed and handmade in Scotland.
Ideal customer: Anyone who appreciates good quality, unique handmade jewellery.
Purchase over at: www.designsbylucyjewellery.com
IG handle: @designsbylucyjewellery
The Netherlands – Varily Jewelry
Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
Product/s description: Colourful contemporary jewelry that combines the superb know-how of Italian tradition with contemporary design and innovative technology. Valeria designs her pieces in her studio in The Hague, then uses 3D printing to produce different elements that are assembled by hand. Each piece is smoothed and refined, then individually hand dipped into hypoallergenic pigments mixed in-house to achieve the most vibrant colours.
Ideal customer: Creative souls that want to express themselves by wearing unique art pieces that make a statement.
Purchase over at: https://varilyjewelry.com/
IG handle: @varily_jewelry
USA – Rue du Paradis Lingerie
Location: Brooklyn, USA
Product/s description: Made to measure lingerie and lingerie making workshops. In person or via Zoom, we talk design, choose the lace colour that best fits a particular customer’s mood, skin, eye and hair colour and take the customer’s precise measurements. The core concept is the same during our workshops with the exception that our customers learn how to make their own bralette!
Ideal customer: Every human who wishes to wear underwear that actually fits their body (as opposed to trying to fit into lingerie catering to false beauty standards).
Purchase over at: www.rueduparadislingerie.com
IG handle: @rueduparadislingerie
This is great a small selection. If you would like to see everyone who wanted to be featured then check out my post over on Instagram.
Wishing you a colourful day!
Image courtesy from each talented artist, creative and maker featured here.
PLEASE NOTE: I am in no way affiliated with any of these businesses. All correspondence and transactions are between the you, the purchaser and the business owner, the supplier.
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