Showing posts with label Christmas Gift Guide. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas Gift Guide. Show all posts

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

10 Unique Christmas Gift Ideas

I love celebrations and although I am not a christian, I do enjoy Christmas and all the cheer that goes with it. I enjoy the decorations, planning, gifting and above all a vegetarian Christmas dinner. Christmas to me and my family is an occasion to have family time together, rather than a religious festival. For gifting, I make home made edible gifts such as chutneys, jams, spice mixes and cookies to give that special personal touch and I always try to purchase bespoke and thoughtful gifts that the receiver will appreciate.

Finding unique gifts that are appealing and sustainable is something that I favour. There are many   on line shops where you can buy such gifts and this year I have discovered a fantastic website called UncommonGoods.com that have the most wonderful sustainable Christmas gifts that are sourced from small manufactures and artists. I particularly like the fact that a lot of their gifts are handmade from recycled and organic products by local craftsman. I am delighted that they have now started shipping the items to the UK too and for each sale they make they donate $1 to a non profit organisation which is very commendable.

Browsing through their website there are so many items that I would love to purchase, these are gifts that I have selected for my family and friends. 

For my two daughters I have chosen the following items:


Upcycled Cotton Saree Robe £38.14

This luxurious patchwork robe is made from remnants of reclaimed saris by local women who get the opportunity to create a better standard of living for themselves, their children, and their communities in Rajasthan India. The kimono style robe comes with a tie and is both colourful and practical for lounge wear.


Turkish Inspired Hand Woven Travel Jewellery Roll £15.26

Inspired by the intricate tapestry design on carpets this colourful and eye catching jewellery roll is handmade in Turkey. It is perfect to store and carry all your jewellery safely whilst travelling.



Kantha Arc Bib Necklace £30.52 and Kantha Chandeliers Earrings £16.78

This colourful bib necklace and earrings are handcrafted by women artisans in South India, who receive training, education, and fair wages for their workmanship. The necklaces and earrings are individually made by wrapping saree material around different sized wooden beads and then constructed on a framework of brass beams and wires. 























2-in-1 Vegan Convertible Backpack £73.24

This beautiful 2-in-1 backpack is made from high quality vegan leather. It is bold and stylish but practical too with a diagonal side compartments to hold small items such as keys, tissues, bus passes etc. The bottom section has elastic holders and plastic pockets to hold larger items. The convenient adjustable strap converts the backpack to cross body bucket bag.















There are many more unique gift ideas on the UncommonGoods website so you will be spoilt for choice.
For my food lover sister and best friends, I am confident that they will love to receive these really unusual and unique items.

Nesting Stoneware Mixing Bowl Sets £87.73

These handmade rustic stoneware nesting bowl set with scoop style handles, integrated with the narrow spouts are beautifully crafted and would look great in any kitchen. They are also oven and microwave safe making them perfect as mixing bowls or serving bowls.


Personalised Chopping Board £121

This chopping /serving board is handcrafted from maple wood and can be personalised with any name. It can be used as kitchen top trivet, a chopping board  or can be used as a serving board for cheese or appetisers at the dinner table. It would make a beautiful keepsake gift for any occasion.




Stoneware Fermenting Crock £73.24

This stoneware crock is handcrafted and it is perfect to create your own home made kimchi, pickles, sauerkraut and to turn any fresh vegetables into tangy fermented foods within 1-2 weeks.

It is made from stoneware and is totally dishwasher safe. It comes complete with a heavy duty lid to keep the vegetables submerged during the fermentation.


Buying gifts for men can be rather difficult, but there is a great choice of gifts for men at UncommonGoods too. 

Woven Wine Tote with Glasses £30.51

This quirky hand-woven water hyacinth wine tote basket is the ideal gift for the man in your life. It comes comes complete with 6 glasses and you can add your own favorite bottle of wine to complete the gift.



Black Tea Blending Kit £30.52

For the tea lover there is Black Tea Blending Kit which allows you to make your own mix of tea to suit your taste.You can mix and recreate your own aromatic flavours using the teas included in the kit which are Assam, Keemun, Ceylon, Lapsang Souchong, and Pu’erh black teas; bergamot and lemon peel, lavender buds, and rose petals.












The tea kit will make up to 100 cups of tea. This is a ideal gift for a tea drinker who enjoys experimenting with different infusions.







Salvaged Wood Cookbook & Tablet Stand £45.77

This beautiful folding book/tablet stand is handmade in rural India. It is made from reclaimed rich mango wood and has brass accents. The stand is versatile and adjustable and has built in space for charging cords.




I would absolutely love to have this in my kitchen so I hope my family are reading this post to get a subtle HINT!!!! :)

What is your favorite gift, do you like my choices??? Do share your thoughts in the comments section below.

**This post is in collaboration with UncommonGoods.com




 

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