Buy Handmade – Gifts and Crafts for Christmas made in York
A joint sponsored blog from the local makers below
Support Local Makers this Christmas.
Get unique and personal gifts this Christmas to support York Makers while spreading the Christmas Joy!
We love so much about Christmas and honestly, the giving and receiving of gifts can be a big part of the joy when you have mini mumblers! There is still LOADS of time to get your gifts sorted so you can avoid that last-minute rush on Amazon by shopping local, independent and handmade now!
Buying from local makers and retailers can actually be so much more of an enjoyable experience too. You can feel especially good about your Christmas it if you are helping to support fellow parents, local residents and shops with their businesses… Christmas sales are SUCH an important part of their year. Even a small item makes all the difference.
To make it even easier for you, we’ve listed loads of great local makers below so you can contact them directly to get your handmade Christmas items and gifts bought now…
ByNoctua sells handmade resin jewellery and accessories. We have the perfect accessory for any situation, whether it be a sleek pair of floral earrings to wear to lunch or a personalised letter keyring for a special someone! Christmas is my favourite time of the year and our Christmas collection excites me even more! From keyring stocking fillers to snowflake earrings. But I have to say the tree decorations are a personal favourite…
Our shop is on Etsy, so please check us out there – don’t hesitate to pop us a message on our social media channels with any questions!
Play the saving game this Christmas and give the gift they will always have 💖 Money mindfulness The MoneyBox Tree by Coinit-in.com 🌳 is so fab at building money confidence. Counting as you go, it stacks up a hundred one pound or euro coins, that are seen through a clear window. Choose a favourite design, hang it on your wall or sit it on your desk then watch with delight as it’s filled to the top. These days, credit cards, online and contactless payments have made money more virtual than real. With this totally unique gift you can teach budgeting and counting skills and prepare kids for buying online. Here’s my gift to you, Jackie x
20% OFF (promo code mumtree20) + FREE shipping + FREE returns HURRY OFFER ENDS 18th DECEMBER
I started Cryslet because I love novelty products but often found obtaining high-quality versions difficult. At Cryslet, I make high-quality, novelty crystal bracelets, and have a gorgeous Christmas themed range this year. My bracelet range can be personalized with a word of your choice, and are made of real crystals to ensure they’ll last year after year.
All bracelets are £12 (gift wrapping and postage included). They make a beautiful small gift, stocking filler or secret Santa present. Or a lovely gesture to let people know you’re thinking of them.
Deborah Bakes is offering treat boxes and gift vouchers alongside their regular treats right up to Christmas Eve.
Treat boxes made up from your choice of yummy bakes for collection, local personal delivery or UK wide postal delivery. Hot chocolate spoons, stuffed cookies, brownies and blondies, all made with the finest Belgian chocolate. Cupcakes and celebration cakes also made to order.
If you can’t decide on flavours, gift vouchers are available so the recipient can choose their own favourites.
“Elliot has been illustrating York for the past few years, with exhibitions in York Hospital and Rowntree Park Café. Drawings include Rowntree Park, Terry’s, Bishopthorpe Rd, Odeon Cinema, Clifton Cinema. Recent commissions include illustrations for York Theatre Royal, The Piece Hall, Running Medals and a Raven for the Indie York trail”
I have available an “Illustrated York & North Yorkshire 2021 Calendar” Available for purchase on my ETSY SHOP for £14 Free Christmas Card for everyone who mentions York Mumbler when purchasing a calendar 🙂
Browse my Etsy shop to see the calendar and other York gifts I have available including coasters, tea towels and Christmas cards.
Jane at Fliss & Rose is a York-based mum of two, who designs cards, pin badges and other illustrated loveliness. She has a range of Christmas cards, tree decorations and pin badges with uplifting messages, all ready so that you can send some love in the post this Christmas!
Her Nativity Sprout tree decorations come with a funny little story card you might relate to (as mums, teachers and parents of Nativity age children) and lots of little thank you teacher gifts too.
I am a mum of 3 young children and run a small handmade crafts business from my home in Sheriff Hutton. My popular Christmas range at Just because… by Lexi includes mostly personalised items such as authentic letters from Santa Claus, baubles, baking sets, Santa treat boards, Christmas Eve boxes and family tree frames. You can order through my website. Please use code YORKMUM20 for free delivery on orders over £20.
We are now taking orders for Christmas deliveries, for the perfect Christmas present!
Every order placed on our standard double/single bowl Mud Kitchens as a Christmas present, for delivery mid-late (not too late of course) December, will come Gift Wrapped and supplied with a free All Weather Cover (worth £20).
Also, you will receive a free pack of Waitrose Mince Pies, just to take away the taste of the Mud Pies that your child will lovingly make!
🔘 handmade from locally sourced tantalised timber
🔘 supplied with colourful silicone utensils
🔘 design/layout can be tailor made to your liking
🔘 Christmas Offer comes gift wrapped with free mud kitchen all weather cover, and Waitrose mince pies
🔘 additional options are available from the price list pinned to the top of our Facebook page (oven, storage crates, canopy, varnishing etc)
Please see our price list, pinned to the top of the Facebook page, which also contains the extras that are available to order. We require a £50 deposit for all Christmas Orders to secure your booking in time for Christmas. Just drop us a message through the facebook page if you wish to order or have any questions.
Mrs Hall Makes
A family run business, making a range of handmade gifts & home wares, using a wide range of gorgeous fabrics. Items include cushions, wheat bags, oven gloves, aprons, blankets & much more. I also do a range of eco products, which include, bees wax wraps & reusable make up pads. We offer a range of doggy products, such as personalised dog bone toys, bandannas & bow ties, all made with beautiful tweed / woollen fabrics. Personalisation is available, using embroidery or vinyl & we undertake commissions for individuals or other businesses. We also offer products customised using vinyl.
Bespoke oak gifts for all occasions. Hand crafted in our little workshop in York. We make anything from personalised bookmarks and baubles to chopping boards and chunky doorstops. Gifts that last a lifetime and mean so much 🙂
“Lovely Christmas gifts all made by a local dad of 2”
Peony and Grace make beautiful handmade fabric letters, personalised gifts and home decor to treasure. Our fabric letters and stars are made with love and care to adorn your child’s bedroom or to give as a beautiful gift. Choose from a wide range of high quality, British designed cottons and linen fabrics for your fabric gifts. For Christmas, we offer personalised baubles, stockings and hanging star decorations. All of our products are made to order and can be collected from Wetherby or posted directly to you or the recipient with a gift note. Orders close on 1st December 2020.
So busy with the day to day demands of motherhood that you often forget, or struggle to find the time, to buy and send cards or gifts for your loved ones? Whether it’s a birthday wish, anniversary wishes, new home congratulations, new mum, teacher gifts, new baby, thank you, good luck, friendship support, heartfelt condolences or….just ‘because’ we have many thoughtful items for you to choose from.
Choose your own items, control your own price, and let us do the rest. If you want to save time and additional postage costs we can send direct to recipient and will hand write any messages in cards for you – just add your chosen wording to the notes section at checkout.
No time to sit and choose items? No problem! We have a range of pre-packed box items which you can purchase in just a few clicks!
Let us take some of the stress away – visit our website and don’t forget to like our Facebook page to keep updated with new products and box additions.
I’m Maria, a papercrafter and designer based in York. My small business is Turn the Page Design. I specialise in making artworks and hangings using handcrafted paper flowers, which are inspired by my love of nature and the outdoors. I also have a passion for books and repurpose old, shabby books giving them a second lease of life. I use their pages to create vintage backdrops for the prints I design. My designs range from Yorkshire landmarks and seasonal prints, to quotes from classic books. My makes are ideal for home and nursery décor. They also make perfect gifts.