Homespun: 15+ Artisanal Gifts For Conscious Creatives

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Choose natural materials and heritage crafts this Christmas with these artisanal gifts, says Amy Wakeham

Approximately £42 million worth of unwanted Christmas gifts will end up in landfill each year, according to the GWP Group. However, when gifts are thought out – and particularly well made – you’ve got a much better chance of gifting an item that will remain cherished (and importantly, regularly used). To help you out, we’ve made a guide to shopping smaller this festive season. EdGi

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Handmade and Artisanal Gifts: The Edit

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Harris Tweed candle

Harris Tweed candle, £29.95. houseofbruar.com

Freedom From Torture Clock auction

Freedom From Torture & The Worshipful Company of Woodturners

‘Re-Turning for Charity’ is a newly launched woodturning auction by Freedom From Torture and The Worshipful Company of Woodturners, who have turned recycled wooden objects into beautiful, unique works. The silent auction is now open and will run until the 15th November. All proceeds will help support survivors of torture from Ukraine and other countries, as well as the Young Woodturners project. From £25, returningforcharity.org

Araminta Campbell

Fern hot water bottle cover, £85. aramintacampbell.co.uk

Bamford

Stay Warm hat and gloves set, £120. bamford.com

Billy Tannery

Gote bag, £395. billytannery.co.uk

Brunello Cuccinelli

Coffee cups, £200. shop.brunellocucinelli.com

Edward Green

Banbury chukka boots, £1,200. edwardgreen.com

Glassblowing Workshop with Aaron Aaronson

Give them the gift of a truly unique Christmas centrepiece they can use forever (clumsy kids and accidents allowing, of course). ‘Make a Masterpiece’ is glass artist Adam Aaronson’s three-hour glassblowing workshop in his Surrey studio, in which participants design a unique glass sculpture or centre piece and then prepare it alongside the maestro. You’ll be doing the majority of the actual glassblowing, but this is the perfect opportunity to level up your skills under the supervision of an expert. Just be careful not to immediately drop it.

From £1,200, adamaaronson.com

 

Herd

Freckleton jumper, £345. herdwear.co

Johnstons of Elgin

The Farmer’s Blanket, £245. johnstonsofelgin.com

Morris & Co @ The Rug Seller

Seasons By May bedspread, £275. therugseller.co.uk

Giovanni Raspini

Bubbles drop earrings, £245. giovanniraspini.com

St Eval

Amber candle, £15. st-eval.com

Jack Welbourne @ TOAST

Jug, £69. toa.st

Westley Richards

Aston notebook cover, £295. westleyrichards.com

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