This Christmas, it’s more important than ever to support local small business. That’s why we’ve teamed up with some very special friends to bring you the ultimate handmade Christmas gifting guide, featuring some incredible designers and makers who, like Victoria the heroine of Meet Me in London by Georgia Toffolo, create beautiful bespoke objects.
With their help, we’ve commissioned some very special, unique limited-edition items to celebrate the launch of Meet Me in London and the incredible community of makers in the UK! Now more than ever, it’s important to shop local, shop small, and support independent businesses. Please join us in celebrating these fabulous makers. Our goal is to create a #PerfectHandmadeChristmas with Meet Me in London!
Don’t forget to pre-order your copy of Meet Me in London, out on 15th October – and while you wait, check out these incredible talented makers to get some Christmas gifting inspo!
Handmade piped biscuits by Piping Good Biscuits
From unicorns to Mickey Mouse, Lego to Harry Potter: Rebecca expertly pipes bespoke designs onto delicious royal iced fresh-baked biscuits.
“I’ve mastered royal icing techniques to provide you with beautifully detailed biscuits for parties, events, weddings and special occasions. Whether tempting vanilla or indulgent chocolate, each artisan set is baked to order for a fresh, tasty gift perfect to surprise your loved ones.
“Using my artistic skills I can work from your design or create bespoke designs for your chosen theme. I’ve collaborated with event organisers, retailers, publishers to give each project the wow factor.
“I use only the best quality ingredients, including organic & free range. My business is Food Hygiene Certified with a 5* rating and conforms to UK FSA guidelines.”
BONUS! Get 10% off your order when you shop at the Piping Good Biscuits Etsy store – simply add the coupon code MEETMEINLONDON at checkout until 15th October.
Handmade clay earrings by Ochre Handmade
Ochre Handmade specialises in statement jewellery for the contemporary feminine. A one woman show founded in 2019, Ochre has gained popularity in the UK and beyond for unique lightweight earrings which turn heads while still allowing you to turn yours! Each piece is slow made by hand from start to finish by Lauren in a small but perfectly formed studio in Surrey.
Ochre is due to be published by Rock My Wedding, the UK’s most popular planning resource for your big day. These pieces make the perfect statement as the cherry on top to your look whether it be a brunch date, Zoom meeting or if you’re just feeling yourself.
Personalised baubles by Claire’s Crafts
Claire has created stunning dainty personalised baubles with the giftee’s own name! These are a wonderful stocking filler and the perfect handmade gift for Christmas. Claire also makes gorgeous trinkets for new babies, weddings and home decorations.
Claire creates captivating personalised items, perfect for gifting and special occasions. Each piece is totally unique and high-quality in design. Claire’s Crafts offers gorgeous, meaningful, social-media-worthy gifting options outside the box!
BONUS! Get 20% off your order when you shop at the Claire’s Crafts Etsy store – simply add the coupon code CLAIRESCRAFTSSHOP at checkout.
Personalised wrapping paper and wax seals by Lucy McSpirit Design
Lucy designed and produced the stunning gift-wrap and wax seals in the picture, inspired by Meet Me in London.
Lucy says: “After studying Graphic Design and Fine Art, I have been so lucky to have worked in this fabulous creative industry, carrying a passion for the arts, design & typography, as well as a huge interest in interior design, along with my paper obsession.”
“Now a freelance graphic designer and stationery designer, helping businesses of all sizes with their branding, logos and graphic design needs. Managing work from brief through to concept, design, completion and print. Whilst also creating contemporary stationery for weddings and special occasions for the design conscious customer. Combining my love for wax seals and textures with modern design and typography including packaging and bespoke prints. I love supporting small businesses and shopping local!”
BONUS! For your chance to WIN your very own customised wrapping paper to wrap up all your Christmas gifts, plus a copy of Meet Me in London, head over to the Lucy McSpirit Design Instagram before 9th October!
Plus, get 10% off your order when you shop at the Lucy McSpirit Design Etsy store – simply add the coupon code MEETMEINLONDON at checkout.
How are you going to create the #PerfectHandmadeChristmas this year? Will you be buying from any of our featured makers? Let us know by tweeting us or tagging us on Instagram using #PerfectHandmadeChristmas! Don’t forget to pre-order your copy of Meet Me in London, out on 15th October!