1. Ceramic gifts
2. Bullet Journalling
Highly rated is the A5 Leuchtturm 1917 dotted notebook (a firm favourite among journallers) with ink-proof paper that pens won’t show through.
Any new bullet journaller or avid fan of scrapbooking will also need pens, such as this dual brush pastel set from Tombow. These have a fine liner and brush heads for highlighting and underlining.
3. Culinary and home-growing gifts
Many creative people find an outlet in cooking, or in creating flavour combinations in drinks. This literary themed recipe book, Tequila Mockingbird has cocktails inspired by great books.
Sous Chef also has a range of cookbook and ingredient bundles such as this pack by Dishoom – modern Indian cuisine, which is a hit in its restaurants in London, Edinburgh and Manchester.
For the green-fingered among us, a growing kit for herbs which accompany tea is ideal – this set includes fennel, chamomile and peppermint. The site also has this coffee plant for caffeinated friends and family.
Other horticultural gifts include personalised tools which are perfect for indoor and outdoor growing.
4. For artists in need of inspiration or encouragement
A good stock of stationery is key to being prepared to make art on paper, and the London-originating company Cass Art stocks a range of sketchbook options for all budgets. Their gift collections vary from lino printing sets to oil paints, and they also have vouchers for indecisive gifters.
And for an owner of pens, pencils and implements this canvas pencil roll may be just the gift to store these compactly, from Present and Correct.
And last but not least, this cool iridescent stapler from Poketo is brilliant, literally.
5. Charity Wall art
Help Syrian refugee women in Lebanon by buying any from this selection of prints from Across Borders (available until the 20th of December on acrossborders.es)
6. For photographic fun
Fujifilm Instax Mini polaroid cameras are popular for their ease of use and portability, allowing you to capture important moments whenever they happen and however you choose to display your printouts. This Sage colour is a lovely addition to the range, an Urban Outfitters exclusive.
7. For the Traveller
8. For soon-to-be lovers of a good ‘stitch n bitch’
These embroidery kits from UK-based Cotton Clara are a great entry point for beginners and a nice gift for seasoned sewers too.
And for the craftivists, Feminist Cross Stitch, the “ultimate subversive cross stitch book” available on Bookshop.org (remember Lorna Scobie from earlier? It’s in her shop!)
Also these two Christmassy kits featured in You Magazine would be a great way for someone to make their home festive.
9. Abstract Lampshades for all your interior design needs
From Sparke Designs (Minnie Sparke Peck) or @sparke______ on Instagram, these hand painted commissioned lampshades are a beautiful addition to any room.
10. The most comfortable dungarees you may ever wear
Lucy and Yak’s range is produced sustainably in India and have become synonymous with casual eco chic. With classic corduroy in pastels and neutrals to loud statement limited edition pieces these are an autumn/winter (and spring!) wardrobe essential for lovers of comfort.
For people who like galleries, heritage and generally wandering around an airy or historic space, there are annual passes from.
Along with a range of memberships available for individual institutions which are just a quick Google search away.
For book lovers, a monthly subscription (fiction, non-fiction or child) to independent bookshop Libreria might also be a good idea.
12. And finally – other gift cards
These were featured by The Telegraph and would be suitable for people difficult to buy for:
A Bandcamp Giftcard – where you can buy music, records and merch.
Candid Arts Trust London – Zoom Life drawing class voucher.
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