Myer Halliday Ceramics

Can you believe that it’s only a week and a half until Christmas! This is the time where shopping panic sets in, and if like me the people you’re buying for are super stylish, creative and interesting (eep!), you know that a bath bomb gift set from a department store just won’t suffice. Here, I’ve rounded up 10 great gift ideas from local, ethical and indie designers that you can buy online now and get delivered in time to wrap and hide under the tree, guaranteed to be loved by your creative friends and family.

1. Printsome customised t-shirts

Forget mass-produced fashion, stand out from the crowd instead with a personalised t-shirt from UK printing company Pristsome. The brand offers a great selection of high-quality garments ready to be turned into personalised t-shirts with any design you like.
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2. Myer Halliday ceramics

Myer creates standout ceramic products from his studio in Edinburgh, each with a unique handcrafted twist. His style is minimalistic and modern, yet bursting with unique personality. The polka dot espresso cups are my go-to gift for coffee lovers.

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3. Squid Ink Co weaving kits

Scottish craft queen Sarah from Squid Ink Co offers a beautifully packaged range of DIY weaving kits complete with miniature looms, needles and brightly coloured yarns.

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4. Vicestyle art prints

Β On Vicestyle, artist Mark Vice offers a variety of beautiful art prints created on luxuriously textured fine art papers. From gin bottle illustrations to Scottish themed prints, they have something for every taste. Use code URBANITY25 to get an exclusive 25% discount!

5. Sara Hill Make up

As well as a kaleidoscopic colour range of must have products for every person, Sara Hill strips back the outdated misconceptions about make-up and lightens up the industry with an expert yet grounded sensibility. Inspired by fashion, club kids, pop culture and chain smoking aunties, this is non-conformist, expert beauty brand that doesn’t patronise, apologise or explain. It’s a pop of bright orange lipgloss in a sea of beige, a smear of glitter in a room full of suits.

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6. Tempo Tea gift sets

My favourite bubble tea bar Tempo TeaΒ has now launched new ‘Make Your Own’ Bubble Tea Gift Sets so you can create delicious bubble tea from the comfort of your home! I’m so excited about this, and you can even get 20% off with code TEMPO20!

7. Not the Kind homeware

Run from Carrie’s home studio in East London, the Not The Kind gallery & gift shop is home to a colourful selection of design-led gifts, affordable art, homeware, stationery and super cool accessories. I’m particularly fond of the cushions and mugs, which will make great Secret Santa gifts!

8. Lucky Cloud botanical skincare

My favourite Edinburgh beauty brand Lucky Cloud, run by Lucy Cardwell, is a cornucopia of Christmas gifts for the eco-conscious skincare lover. Vegan, cruelty-free and all natural, Lucky CLoud’s oils, creams and cleansers make for great little stocking fillers.

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9. Jude Gove bags and purses

Working from he home studio, Jude Gove creates individually designed and handcrafted genuine leather and pure wool felt accessories. Each beautiful purse, clutch bag and wallet is cut and stitched by hand, with an emphasis on simple practical shapes, exquisite colour combinations and high-quality materials.

10. Wool and The Gang DIY Knitwear

Last but not least, I recommend the fab at-home knitting kits by ethical fashion favourites Wool & the Gang. Last year I bought my Grandma a scarf kit and she absolutely loved it; the selection of colours and styles available is astonishing, and this is a gift that keeps on giving even after the big day.

Ruth @ Urbanity xxx

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