My Christmas Gift Guide 2015

Christmas Gift Guide

Greetings and welcome to my 2015 Christmas gift guide. I wanted to share the Christmas spirit and dedicate it to some very talented and amazing working from home mums/mums to be.

You may be wondering why I’ve published my Christmas gift guide in October. Well I wanted plenty of time to promote the wonderful companies involved and also as all of the items are handmade, many of the items need to be ordered by the 1st November in time for you to receive them for Christmas.

There are lots of different ideas and price ranges. I think there’s definitely something for everyone.

So without further ado and in alphabetical order…..

Caboodle

Caboodle Collage

Website: caboodletextiles.com or Facebook

Caboodle creates individually crafted handmade gifts, baby, toddler and children’s clothing, Snackmats, bibs, bags, cushions, playmats, cosy quilts and baby wearing accessories. There are lots of gorgeous fabrics to choose from too.

Items can be bought from stock or made to your specifications as a custom order.

Price Range: From £13

Christmas last order date: 1st November 2015


Colour Me Fun

Colour Me Fun Collage

Website: colourmefun.co.uk

Colour Me Fun specialises in making and creating fun crayons in funky shapes. Every crayon that they make is hand-poured using 100% non-toxic wax. Colour Me Fun crayons are inspired by their own children and their very own childhood experiences and because of this they offer a wide range of shapes that both boys and girls will love. Every set of crayons found in their shop they truly love, knowing that in turn that whoever receives their crayons will love them too.

Free standard delivery is available in the UK and there is an option to upgrade.

Price range: £5 – £15

Christmas last order date: 21st December 2015 and will be offering some special delivery services for last minute shoppers.


Fiddle Beads/Fiddle Necklaces

Fiddlebeads

Website: facebook.com/fiddlebeads or etsy.co.uk/shop/fiddlebeads

Fiddle Beads and Fiddle Necklaces are made from brightly coloured wooden and silicone beads which have been designed to keep little eyes and hands occupied during breastfeeding or whilst being worn. The silicone beads are also great for teething babies.

Fiddle Beads can be made to order and can be custom made to match your favourite wrap, carrier or outfit, or just the colours that you love.

All items from Fiddle Beads are completely baby safe.

The coloured wooden beads are all EN71-3 tested. The juniper teething shapes, beads and ash teething rings are all EU compliant. The silicone beads and shapes are all nasties free and safety tested.

Price range: From £9

Christmas last order date: 11th December 2015 for custom orders


Hampers by Lucy 

Hampers by Lucy

Website: hampersbylucy.com

Bespoke, handmade hampers for any occasion, personalised for your recipient. Jacqueline Gold #WOW award winner and finalist in the ‘Best Product’ category at this years national Mumpreneur Awards.

All the hampers are high quality, well thought out gifts the recipient will adore.

Hampers by Lucy are kindly offering my readers a 10% discount on all products. This is valid until Saturday 31st October and is not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Please use discount code LALA10 at the checkout.

Price range: £8.99 – £100 +

Christmas last order date: Order early to avoid disappointment


Lilith Loves Henry

Lilith Loves Henry Collage

Website: lilithloveshenry.co.uk or facebook.com/lilithloveshenry

Lilith Loves Henry produce amber and semiprecious gemstone jewellery as well as fun and funky silicone teething toys and chewable jewellery for babies, children and adults. They are soft, yet chewable and are the right size for children to reach those difficult back molars. Some have textured sides to help those erupting teeth too!

They are made from 100% natural food grade silicone, they are BPA, cadmium, lead and other nasties free. They are fully non-toxic and completely safe to chew. As a natural product they are odourless, tasteless and do not harvest the growth of germs, bacteria and mould. They are easily cleaned using soap and warm water or disinfectant.

Price Range: £10-25

Christmas last order date: 30th November 2015


Little Peg Lamps

Little Peg Lamps

Website: littlepeglamps.etsy.com

Little Peg Lamps make bespoke, hand-sewn traditional lampshades and ceiling pendants. All the lampshades are made using traditional methods often incorporating modern techniques. Little Peg Lamps use beautiful fabrics ranging from contemporary, modern, vintage and designer.

A new addition to the Little Peg Lamps line are the ‘Colour in’ shades, where you are able to colour in your own lampshade. These shades come with six fabric markers including purple, red, yellow, green, blue and black. At the moment the shade comes in two designs including a Paisley print and ‘To the Moon & Back’.

Price Range: £35 for the ‘Colour in’ lamp shades (Currently they have 20% off making them only £28 until Friday 16th October). Other lampshades range from £45.00 – £140.00

Christmas last order date: 11th November 2015


Lovingly Crafted

Lovingly Crafted Collage

Website: facebook.com/bespokecraftsandgifts

Bespoke handmade creations, crafted with love for all occasions. All items can be personalised with any name, colour scheme or the design of your choice. The product range includes coasters, plates, dinner plates, mugs, jars, cups and saucers, trays and teabag tidies.

Price Range: £2.50 – £15

Christmas last order date: 30th November 2015


Maebelle & Bo

Maebelle & Bo Collage

Website: etsy.com/uk/shop/MaebelleAndBo

Maebelle & Bo specialises in bright, fun, practical and comfortable clothing for babies and toddlers. Products include leggings, dresses, shorts, hats, scratch mittens, tops and bibs. All items are handmade to order from some of the best quality fabric (mostly organic fabric) from around the world. Fabrics chosen are creative and attractive to both parents and children, and are a little different from what can be found on the high street.

To find out more and to view the new Christmas collection, please visit their website or follow Maebelle & Bo on Instagram and Facebook for information, updates and giveaways.

Price Range: £3 – £24

Christmas last order date: 22nd November 2015 – International orders. 4th December 2015 – UK orders


Magnificent Stanley

Magnificent Stanley Collage

Website: magnificentstanley.com

Magnificent Stanley produces personalised Liberty print lettered tees, sweatshirts, bodysuits and baby blankets. They are all hand appliquéd to order from a wide selection of beautiful Liberty prints.

Price Range: £11 – £38

Christmas last order date: 11th December 2015


My Little Yarn Baby

My Little Yarn Baby Collage

Website: etsy.com/shop/mylittleyarnbaby or facebook.com/mylittleyarnbaby or twitter.com/littleyarnbaby

Lucy is mum to be (to our little niece or nephew, exciting!!!) with a passion for knitting and crochet, creating some lovely handmade baby clothes and toys out of the nicest baby yarns.

Lucy learnt to knit from around the age of 8 and this year set up My Little Yarn Baby to give her a creative outlet from her job as an accountant.

Fingers crossed they’ll be some gorgeous crochet blankets added to the collection soon.

Price Range: Currently £5.99 – £29.99

Christmas last order date: 1st November 2015


tinysilver

Tinysilver1

Website: tinysilver.com

tinysilver design and produce beautiful handmade jewellery from their small home studio in the New Forest. Materials used include sterling silver, semi-precious gemstones and freshwater pearls, occasionally including well sourced dainty sterling silver charms that fit in with simple, contemporary jewellery.

Items can be personalised, which make tinysilver jewellery especially meaningful to its customer.

Price range: £16 – £70

Christmas last order date: To be announced


Wicked Candles

Wicked Candles Collage

Website: facebook.com/shop/wickedcandles1

Made to order handmade, soy wax candles that are available in lots of different sizes and fragrances including; tropical fruits, coconut, vanilla, peppermint cream, mulled wine, fresh linen, gingerbread, orange & cinnamon, strawberry & pear, peach, bubblegum, lemon, cherry bakewell, baby powder, rose and Christmas time.

Price range: £1 – £15

Christmas last order date: 11th December 2015


Disclaimer: All the companies featured within this list were contacted by me and were asked to give me certain pieces of information which you will see within this post. Many of the companies above I have purchased from or are companies i’ve discovered in my research for this blog post. There was no cost to them for their entry.

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47 Comments

  1. 12/10/2015 / 8:12 pm

    What a fantastic list of fab handmade products. I love how you are promoting handmade businesses. What a great idea. The jewellery is gorgeous and I can obviously vouch first hand on its quality. I love the personalised hampers and the colour lamps are a fab idea! X

  2. 12/10/2015 / 9:37 pm

    oooh what a great gift guide, I love the hamper by Lucy 🙂

    • Laura
      12/10/2015 / 10:06 pm

      Thanks very much indeed. The hampers look amazing, I think we’ll be ordering one of the Christmas Eve hampers.

      Thanks for visiting 😀

      Laura x

  3. 12/10/2015 / 9:52 pm

    Loe the pieces you’ve chosen, so exciting that your sister in law is so talented at crocheting and knitting!

    • Laura
      12/10/2015 / 10:04 pm

      I know, she’s brilliant. She’s currently knitting a hat and some mittens for Rowan and she’s made him some gorgeous toys over the past year. I wish I had a talent like that!

      Thanks for visiting and glad you like what I’ve put on there 😀

      Laura x

  4. 12/10/2015 / 9:52 pm

    I love everything on your gift guide, but my favorites are the tinysilver and the candles 😀

    • Laura
      12/10/2015 / 10:06 pm

      Thank you very much and glad you like it. There’s definitely something for everyone on there and a wide range I think.

      Thanks for visiting 😀

      Laura x

  5. 12/10/2015 / 10:01 pm

    I loved this post! What brilliant ideas. So personal. Much better than a gift card from Primark. I need more posts like this for Christmas inspirations.

    • Laura
      12/10/2015 / 10:08 pm

      Awww thanks very much. I was struggling with Christmas inspiration before I started putting my guide together.

      Thanks for visiting 😀

      Laura x

  6. 12/10/2015 / 10:30 pm

    Loved reading this, lovely selection of gift ideas 🙂
    I love magnificent stanley! Tiny silver is lovely too x

    • Laura
      13/10/2015 / 1:50 pm

      Awww thanks Emily 😀 glad you popped by for a nose. We ordered two Magnificent Stanley tops for Rowan for Christmas, they are gorgeous and i’m finding it difficult to not let him wear them now!

      Laura x

  7. 12/10/2015 / 10:45 pm

    It is scary how quickly Christmas is creeping up on us all! I love some of these ideas, I admit I have a soft spot of personalised prezzies! x

  8. 12/10/2015 / 10:56 pm

    there’s definitely something for everyone here – great roundup. And I love those lampshades – thanks! 🙂

  9. 12/10/2015 / 10:59 pm

    What a fabulous list! I love the fact that you have chosen companies run from home by mums or mums-to-be. That makes this gift list extra special. I adore the Colour me fun crayons. They are so cute. The Hampers by Lucy would be perfect for our Christmas Eve surprise hamper. And I might have to treat myself to some goodies from TinySilver. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

    • Laura
      13/10/2015 / 1:52 pm

      Thank you very much. I think it’s important to support smaller companies and especially those talented mums that create gorgeous products from home whilst looking after their children. They definitely inspire me.

      Thanks for visiting lovely,

      Laura x

  10. 13/10/2015 / 12:04 am

    Lots of lovely things to think out on your list. I especially like the paisley lampshade and the fact that it comes with fabric pens so that you can make it individual and unique.

  11. 13/10/2015 / 12:27 am

    Great items here. I am so inspired for Christmas now.

  12. 13/10/2015 / 1:07 am

    Ah lovely to see a roundup like this with lots of independent sellers and crafters! Lots to choose from 🙂 I’m very partial to kids fashion and wear so those clothing brands and makers attracted my attention straight away 🙂 Loved the letter tops from Magnificent Stanley and the cute prints from Caboodle and Maebelle & BO, and of course your SIL’s gorgeous knits!

  13. Danielle
    13/10/2015 / 7:16 am

    There are some great find here & some lovely businesses that I hadn’t heard of before!

  14. 13/10/2015 / 8:17 am

    Some great items there, I’m going to order one of the lampshades I think as they would make a great gift.

    • Laura
      13/10/2015 / 1:48 pm

      The lampshades look brilliant and really good fun. It’s great idea as well as it coincides with all of the adult colouring books, etc that are very popular.

      Thanks for visiting.

      Laura x

  15. 13/10/2015 / 8:43 am

    A great round up! Will definitely be checking out many of the websites! Love having some unusual gift ideas, thank you! 🙂

  16. 13/10/2015 / 9:33 am

    Lovely list – I love the fact that you’ve included some handmade gifts as well

  17. 13/10/2015 / 9:37 am

    What an fabulous selection of companies.
    I love the silver jewellery, well actually I love most of it. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Catstello
    13/10/2015 / 9:38 am

    I’m so not ready for Christmas! Good, definitive guide you’ve got here 🙂

  19. 13/10/2015 / 10:11 am

    So many cute items and a lot of inspirations, I love the lamp which you can colour in, what fun that could be x

  20. 13/10/2015 / 10:31 am

    I love the beaded necklace I know my little sister would love to chomp on the beads as she has a thing for putting toys in her mouth!

  21. 13/10/2015 / 9:17 pm

    This is a gorgeous list of unique gifts, I love it. I work with Hampers by Lucy – a lovely lady with fantastic hampers. Kaz x

  22. 14/10/2015 / 8:22 am

    Love everything on your gift guide but my favorite are the fiddle beads.

  23. 14/10/2015 / 6:44 pm

    Great guide! I especially like the Hampers by Lucy, any bundle of gifts in a basket will do me just fine!

  24. 14/10/2015 / 8:21 pm

    Some fabulous items, I particularly like the sweatshirts and candles x

  25. 14/10/2015 / 9:30 pm

    I have finished my Christmas shopping already present wise, but looks like I will be buying a few more things just from this.
    I love the Christmas plates, been looking for one for my youngest and nephew.
    Candles, who doesn’t love candles? (Well, my other half apparently) But I need some new ones and something different.

  26. 14/10/2015 / 10:18 pm

    Ok please may have a hamper and the colouring in lamp thank you 😉

    What some awesome goodies. x

  27. 14/10/2015 / 11:22 pm

    Wow! Thank you so much. I needed the kick up the bum to get Christmas shopping, and this has really inspired me!

  28. 15/10/2015 / 7:20 am

    How cute is the ‘Little Yarn’ range I love the cobalt cardi it is so on trend x

  29. 17/10/2015 / 10:22 am

    It seems like Christmas was just yesterday and now it’s already time to buy presents for this year’s Christmas. Wonderful gift guide, I love the lamps and the plates.

  30. 17/10/2015 / 10:05 pm

    Oh wow some great ideas here, I really need to get on track and get some presents

  31. 22/10/2015 / 10:24 pm

    Lovely guide hun. I’m not sure where in Hants you are but I stumbled upon a lovely little pop up shop in Basingstoke today which was filled with lots of lovely hand crafted and mummy type businesses which I thought might be of interest to you 🙂 xx

    • Laura
      25/10/2015 / 10:03 am

      Morning, we’re in Fleet actually so not far from Basingstoke at all. I think I know the shop you mention, is it the one near to BHS and across from Starbucks? Where are you then?

      Thanks for visiting 😀

      Laura x

  32. 03/11/2015 / 10:48 pm

    What a fab list, I actually want to buy something off them all! Great finds, will have a nosy through all their pages tomorrow. Thanks for linking up with #ChristmasLinky x

  33. Nige
    05/11/2015 / 10:25 am

    I love personal presents they mean so much more great post and list #christmaslinky

  34. 07/11/2015 / 8:02 am

    What a great gift guide. So many things to pick from. I’m loving the christmas plate, need to get one for Darcy’s Christmas eve box #ChristmasLinky

  35. 09/11/2015 / 12:20 am

    Love this list. I’ve no heard of most of these companies before although I do love the hampers by Lucy. I’m secretly hoping someone will get me one lol. Love the idea of the colour me fun crayons. They’d make a great stocking filler. X #ABloggersChristmas

  36. 10/11/2015 / 7:13 pm

    What great craft ideas you have. I love the plate one. I just wish I had time to to do that though.
    Jump over to my Xmas gift guide linky to link up this amazing post. :)http://www.janineslittleworld.com/the-christmas-gift-guide-linky-1/

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