Keep the gift buying local this Christmas and support the small independents on the way. To help you, take some inspiration from these wonderful small and local makers and creators.
THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE
Treat the love of your life to this stunning hand made Love Lamp from Cookham based husband & wife team RACKS RAILS HOOKS.
THE BEST FRIEND
Treat your bestie to a pair of these unique hand-made earrings, by Look Up Jewellery, each pair is hand-made locally in Maidenhead by a mum to three. With an inspiring quote in each collection, urging us to take a breath and look up.
THE ANKLE BITERS
These cute festive hand made name crayons from Roly Poly Play in West Berks are the brain child of a mummy of three who is passionate about messy and creative play. Perfect as a stocking filler at just £8.
In a world of much needed head-space take a leaf out of a craft of old. This is a funky modern twist on cross stitch, no fuddy duddy scenes here. Just cool, want to have it cushion covers and canvas by Emily Peacock Cross Stitch. The kits contain everything needed to complete the design for your loved one to display with pride. Prices start from £25.
For the food lover in your life, give them something which does good while also tasting great. Ascot based The Governor Extra Virgin Olive Oil is an award winning premium high phenolic evoo, the first in the world to be classified as a health oil due to it's high levels of polyphenol compounds. Prices start from £39.50.
THE GIN LOVER
Give the gift of gin with Cricketers Gin. An independent British gin company set up by father and daughter founding partners; Rachel and David. Cricketers, a London Dry Gin, is the highest quality gin produced, as all ingredients must be natural and added before distillation. This is gin in its purest form and is distilled as it would have been hundreds of years ago.
Dump the plastic bottle and go for a stainless steel option from Windsor based Turtle Bottles with a design to suit every taste you can't go wrong. Prices from £17.50.
STILL STUCK FOR IDEAS?
Head over to Maidenhead Gift Emporium, it's brimming with inspiration for all the family and all made locally with love. Open every day up until Christmas Eve.