Have you started shopping for Christmas gifts?

With the second wave of the lockdown being enforced, shopping will take on a new approach this year. Rather than head to large commercial platforms, Artisanry Co. is offering an alternative way to do your Christmas shopping while supporting local UK-based makers.

Here are 10 great gift ideas to buy and share the love this festive season. Each of these items is bespoke and handmade with love and care.

1.   Christmas cards

A few kind words can go a long way. What better way to send season’s greetings than with a beautiful, Christmas-themed greeting card? We have a choice of festive cards available at our online shop that double up as a work of art.

Shop more cards here, and browse more of Alan Taylor’s work here.

2.   Handmade jewellery

Nothing says “love” quite like a one of a kind piece of jewellery. We have several talented jewellery makers in our community who create both delicate and bold pieces. Browse from silverware to leather, felt and more.

Shop more jewellery here, and browse more of Naomi Brookes’s work here.

3.   Bespoke homeware

Why have a mass-produced dinner set or knock-off mug when you can have handmade kitchenware? Our potters, ceramic artists and glass artists have produced a wide variety of beautiful homeware items.

Shop more ceramic homeware items here, and browse more of Sparrows Nest Ceramics here.

4.   A timeless piece of art

They say that a picture says a thousand words – and we have lots of “pictures” to choose from. The extensive choice of artworks at our online shop include abstract, fine art, contemporary art and watercolour (to name a few). Buying a piece of art as a gift is a present that will last forever.

Shop stunning art here, and browse more of Francisco Gutierrez’s work here.

5.   Unique stationery

From leatherbound notebooks, handmade journals and felt bookmarks, the stationery available at our online store are made with a creative flair. These stationery items make for a perfect stocking filler and loving gesture.

Shop handmade stationery here, and browse more of Flax and Hide’s work here.

6.   Textile items

Do you think of textile creations as a work of art? The fabric items at our online shop certainly are! Each stitch of a jersey or thread in a pair of baby booties is intentional. The textile makers in our community produce stunning fabric art that is both functional and decorative.

Shop more clothing and accessories here, and browse more of Susan Holton’s knitwear here.

7.   A memorable experience

The makers that have joined Artisanry Co. are passionate about their skills and want to share their knowledge and craft the world. A few of the makers have even offered to sell their time and techniques in the form of an experience. This is a gift that will last a lifetime!

Shop more experiences here, and browse more of Mayflower Bespoke Jewellery’s work here.

8.   Interior decor

If you’re looking for a functional gift that looks beautiful in the home, then our wide range of interior decor is the solution. From finely crafted woodwork to stunning macramé that adorns the wall – there is an exciting choice at our online shop.

Shop more interior home items here, and browse more of Tom Cooper Fine Furniture here.

9.   Handmade accessories

Imagine the joy of unwrapping a gift and finding an elegant leather belt inside the wrappings. One of the many handmade accessories from our store makes for the perfect gift that can be used on a daily basis. Browse leather handbags, cosy scarves, elegant coin purses and more…

Shop more accessories here, and browse more of Ten Cloudy’s work here.

10.   Outdoor items

It may be winter now, but when summer comes around again we look forward to barbecues in the sun and games of cricket on the lawn. The art at our online shop is not limited to captivating paintings and handmade accessories – but amazing mosaics and outdoor decor.

Shop more outdoor items, and browse more of Joanna Y Designs here.

We’ll be showcasing more of these stunning, UK-made products over the next couple of weeks. Make sure to follow us on social media to stay up to date with our latest promotions and Christmas makes.

If you’re a small and independent UK-based maker, we’d like to invite you to join our supportive community of artisans. You can find out more about joining here.