Have you ever made your Christmas gifts? As you can imagine, I have in the past. Most years it’s been something really nice and festive to do but I do remember with a real lack of fondness, the year I was far, far too ambitious! I even roped Nick in and the poor boy spent an entire day cutting the pages I had designed for my tear notepads. Then the frosted glass spray paint didn’t work for the personalised bottles I’d dreamt up, peeling off as it dried and I had to come up with a different idea on the fly to rectify this disaster. See, even DIY bloggers have fails sometimes and needless to say the whole day wasn’t the most enjoyable.
How is December upon us already?! November was the biggest blur with fairs, pop up shops, setting up my workshops, orders and moving house to boot. That being said I need to embrace that the festive season is here and therefore not long until gift giving. Tis’ the season for a holiday gift guide don’t you agree?! If you’re stuck for ideas and pushed for time to get your thinking cap on then hopefully these curations will help you with some much needed inspiration. All of these gorgeous items are from Etsy which means they’re all made by independent designer makers which (being one myself) I think is a great way to shop at Christmas. We all appreciate your support so much and you can rest in the knowledge that so much time and effort has gone into each item!