Why not choose unique gifts which also support crafts people this Christmas? Gift him something which is wonderfully designed and one of a kind. Leather gifts in-particular are luxurious and classy, and suitable for both men and women. Whether you have made it yourself or it was made by someone else, it's always extra special to receive something handmade at Christmas.
1. Wee Beàrr Gift Box - Siabann
The great thing about a classy gift set is that it comes packaged for you. Neatly in a box without writing to give it away, this Siabann gift box is ready to go under the tree. Handmade in Scotland, this box contains a 125ml bottle of Soothe, their aloe vera moisturiser, a handmade soap & a tin of their best selling Beàrr Balm.
2. Oak, Elm and Sweet Chestnut Mini Bud Vase Set - Ash & Plumb
These beautiful hand-turned wooden vases are the perfect natural decor for any home. Hand-crafted in the Ash and Plumb studio in Sussex, these would be a very memorable and elegant gift. Make sure that you are following @ashandplumb on Instagram or signed up to their mailing list as these sell out fast!
3. Leather Pen Case Kit - Artisans
Why not gift an experience? Sure to stand out among the presents is a classy leather Pen Case. You have the option of gifting him the kit itself to learn this ancient craft, or pre-making it for him. It's up to you - you know him best! And you get the satisfaction of saying "oh...by the way I made that!"
4. Do Make / The power of your own two hands, by James Otter - Yodomo
Ok, so it's not strictly something handmade, but this book will inspire you to make and realise the power of crafting yourself! Award-winning wooden surfboard maker, James Otter shares his passion for craft and shares his advice on how to develop confidence in your crafting ability, trust the process and transform natural materials into beautiful and useful objects. There is even a 'how to' guide on creating your own handplane to take bodysurfing.
We love a book for Christmas. Don't forget to support your local bookshop or independent online seller this year!
5. Addison Business Clutch in Grey - Nosakhari
The Addison Business Clutch by Nosakhari is a classy, minimalist solution for carrying all your everyday necessities. Handcrafted from grey Italian vegetable-tanned leather, it's one large compartment and two smaller internal front pockets are perfectly practical for any creative professional wanting to celebrate their difference.
6. Handwoven Grey Wool Scarf - Pelekum Design
A timeless staple, this grey scarf will fit into any wardrobe. Each scarf is handwoven on a traditional weaving loom from acrylic and wool and would make a stylish and practical gift.
Do you have any craftspeople or small businesses that you like to shop from? Let us know in the comments!