Every year I write a gift guide that focuses on some of the best local, hand-crafted Christmas products. This year I want to share some of the amazing personal, unique, hand-made Christmas decorations that you can purchase, all made by crafters here in the UK. Supporting small crafters is incredibly important. Buying from small businesses and local producers is great for the environment as well as supporting art, creativity and skills that might be otherwise lost. Crafting opens up job opportunities to people who might not otherwise be able to earn and support themselves and their families. As I, and most of my readers, are parents, this is incredibly important as you probably all know how hard it is to find affordable childcare and a job that allows you to work around school hours. As I have a two year old, being self employed is the only way I can make a living.
Without further ado, check out these awesome ways to decorate your home and your Christmas tree this year as well as a unique and memorable gift for absolutely anyone! This is a gift that will be brought out year after year and is particularly good for special occasions such as newly married couples, new children or family milestones.
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Personalised Laser Cut Bauble with Stars by Happy Blossom Gifts – £6
These laser cut baubles can be personalised with a name and year, so ideal for milestone dates or just for a general decoration. They’re available in loads of colours to fit any colour scheme or a natural wood, which you could always have a child paint as a gift as well!
Engraved Christmas Tree Ornaments by Padding Paws – £3.99
Available in five different shapes, these engraved wooden Christmas decorations are adorable, and suitable for a lot of different occasions. What a great memory!
Personalised Reindeer Place Name Table Setting by Bear and Rose Company – £2
These personalised place name settings will add some extra magic to the dinner table and are very affordable at just £2 each, with discounts for multiple purchases (for example 10 brings the price down to £1.70 each!) and delivery is free! I’ve bought four of these for Christmas this year.
Traditional Christmas Wreath by Super Sweet Party – £15.99
I love traditional wreaths, and this one looks exceptional whilst being very affordable, decorated with gold pine cones and rustic berries. This would be perfect for the front door – so welcoming, ready to get all your guests in the Christmas spirit.
Christmas Mouse Wall Decal by Smock Ballpoint – £6.25
O.M.G. I think I actually made a small squeak of excitement when I first saw this item. How adorable is this small wall decal? It’s tiny little decorations that this can make a big difference to immersion and excitement.
Personalised Christmas Cushion Cover by Happy Inky Gift – £10.90
This Christmas Cushion is different and interesting, featuring cute animals, personalised with your family names. Having Christmas cushions are great, you can just switch your regular cushion cover for a Christmas one in December to up your Christmas decor to the next level.
Christmas Sign – £25
This simple sign proclaiming Christmas is at your house will wow any guests and really get you into the Christmas spirit every time you see it. At almost 80cm it’s the perfect length for a shelf or mantelpiece.
Personalised Christmas Bauble by Peony Design Dorset – £7.50
I really love these cute designs and the personalisation is just the icing on the cake, er- on the bauble, that is!
I hope these amazing hand made gifts have given you some ideas for decorating your tree and home for the festive season 2019! If you’re looking for more inspiration, Etsy has you covered, with some great Gift Guides for 2019, including Personalised Gifts, Gifts For Kids and lots more.