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Handmade Christmas gift ideas for women

November 19, 2019

If, like me, you’re looking for sustainable and special handmade Christmas gift ideas for women, I have some great ideas for you. I’ve spent a very happy few hours looking through the ethical British makers listed in our directory and picking out my own particular favourites. I love Christmas but I do hate the waste and over-consumption that often go hand in hand with this time of year. My own plan is to buy carefully chosen, quality items that are ethically made and that I hope will be loved (and used) for ages. Hope you find some ideas you’d like to give – and receive –  too… X

handmade Christmas gift ideas for women

Horizon wool wrap hand-crafted by Jules Hogan

love this handcrafted lambswool striped grey and scarlet red wrap scarf by Jules Hogan. One of the special handmade gift ideas for women I've picked out to share with you. Click through for other ethically made and beautiful ideas you'll love #ethical #gifts #madeinbritain #sustainable #handmade #christmas

It’s the colours and the special yarn that make this for me. Inspired by the beautiful countryside at ‘The Sulham Estate’ near to Jules’ studio in Berkshire, the ‘Horizon Wrap’ will keep you warm and cosy in the winter months but is also a great cover up for summer evenings.

The generous width and length of this scarf allows you to wrap it in a loop around the neck or wear over the shoulders. It’s made from lambswool and angora sourced from a mill in West Yorkshire and is knitted in Jules’ garden studio on a hand flat standard gauge knitting machine and is gently felted and finished by hand. It’s the stripes and splash of brightest red that makes this perfect for Christmas isn’t it?

Vintage fabric covered old book by Forget me Not Originals

handmade vintage fabric covered classic jane austen novel by forget me not originals. handmade christmas gift ideas for women made in Britain. Click through to discover other special ideas linen aprons, hand knits, personalised notebooks, baubles, hand-crafted jewellery, ethical natural beauty and more #handmadegifts #giftsforwomen #frombritainwithlove #madeinbritain #christmas gifts

This beauty happens to be one of my favourite books of all time – Emma by Jane Austen. It’s a 1946 illustrated edition of the novel re covered in a vintage floral fabric. I met Emma (not the heroine of the book but the founder of Forget me Not Originals at a Christmas gift fair and still have the beautiful Bluebells Liberty lawn-covered book I bought from her.

handmade vintage fabric covered classic jane austen novel by forget me not originals. handmade christmas gift ideas for women made in Britain. Click through to discover other special ideas linen aprons, hand knits, personalised notebooks, baubles, hand-crafted jewellery, ethical natural beauty and more #handmadegifts #giftsforwomen #frombritainwithlove #madeinbritain #christmas gifts

We chatted for ages as we share a passion for vintage fabrics and also classic old books. I can’t think of a nicer gift to give someone than a special old book, beautifully rebound and given a whole new lease of life in this way. Also worth knowing that Emma also makes  vintage fabric covered notebooks too.

Linen Wheat bag by Blästa Henriët

handmade linen wheat bag by blasta henriet. handmade christmas gift ideas for women made in Britain. Click through to discover other special ideas linen aprons, hand knits, personalised notebooks, baubles, hand-crafted jewellery, ethical natural beauty and more #handmadegifts #giftsforwomen #frombritainwithlove #madeinbritain #christmas gifts

I am a big fan of wheat bags for easing back ache and these linen ones by Blästa Henriët are the nicest I’ve seen. Named ‘Vetekudde’ in Swedish, the linen grain-filled heat pack it is a household item, valued for its multifunctional qualities and ability to provide natural pain relief. Founder of the business, Lo Blästa Henriët has a background in textile design and print and grew up in Sweden, so the two have come together beautifully. Now living in London, Lo designs and makes a simply beautiful collection of wheat bags and eye pillows. I may be over mentioning my bad back here, but this is a gift that would be very, very welcome. Not to mention used for many years.

Lo is careful about the sustainability of her business, using only raw or natural materials, and all certified free from chemicals and harmful dyes. The beautiful European linen flax she uses requires no irrigation or pesticides and very little water to grow. The wheat that fills the bags is grown and harvested in the UK. All printing is done with eco-friendly inks and packaging is FSC certified and 100% recyclable.

Himalayan Bath Salts by Botanique Workshop from Foundland

himalayan bath salts from foundland. handmade christmas gift ideas for women made in Britain. Click through to discover other special ideas linen aprons, hand knits, personalised notebooks, baubles, hand-crafted jewellery, ethical natural beauty and more #handmadegifts #giftsforwomen #frombritainwithlove #madeinbritain #christmas gifts

These natural bath salts are handmade in London by Botanique Workshop and are infused with fig, lavender, rosemary and eucalyptus oils as well as dried rose and lavender petals . Add a sprinkling to your bath for a relaxing and indulgent bathing ritual. They are just one of the wonderful gift ideas in the Foundland shop – always worth a browse when looking for interesting gift ideas. Whilst browsing I also spotted this rather lovely flower press, which would make a great gift for anyone who loves their garden (like me).

handmade flower press from foundland. handmade christmas gift ideas for women made in Britain. Click through to discover other special ideas linen aprons, hand knits, personalised notebooks, baubles, hand-crafted jewellery, ethical natural beauty and more #handmadegifts #giftsforwomen #frombritainwithlove #madeinbritain #christmas gifts

Handmade cotton hottie & candles by Aerende

ethical gifts from aerende cotton hottie, candles and grey slippers handmade christmas gift ideas for women made in Britain. Click through to discover other special ideas linen aprons, hand knits, personalised notebooks, baubles, hand-crafted jewellery, ethical natural beauty and more #handmadegifts #giftsforwomen #frombritainwithlove #madeinbritain #christmas gifts

As well as offering a simply beautiful collection of homeware and gifts, Aerende is also a social enterprise, with a mission to improve the lives of people in the UK facing social challenges. Founder of the business, Emily Mathieson, a former travel editor for The Guardian, has created something very special and definitely worth knowing about. Her mission is simple: to source and design unique, limited-edition products that will bring joy, beauty and utility to her customers as well as a sense of purpose, pride and revenue to her makers.

Find ethically made and natural handmade candles, hotties, slippers and more and feel good about supporting this worthwhile business.

Upcycled Kantha quilt jackets by Indigowares

handmade blue and white upcycled quilted jacket by indigowares. handmade christmas gift ideas for women made in Britain. Click through to discover other special ideas linen aprons, hand knits, personalised notebooks, baubles, hand-crafted jewellery, ethical natural beauty and more #handmadegifts #giftsforwomen #frombritainwithlove #madeinbritain #christmas gifts

I love these jackets hand made from repurposed kantha quilts by Lisa Reddings of Indigowares. All her products are artisan made, dyed using sustainable methods and are wonderfully individual. Love this blue and white pattern don’t you?

Sue Pryke teapot from La Juniper

handmade sue pryke teapot from la juniper. handmade christmas gift ideas for women made in Britain. Click through to discover other special ideas linen aprons, hand knits, personalised notebooks, baubles, hand-crafted jewellery, ethical natural beauty and more #handmadegifts #giftsforwomen #frombritainwithlove #madeinbritain #christmas gifts

I have hankered after this teapot for a couple of years now because of it’s perfect simplicity. I also do drink a lot of tea and pouring it from such an object of beauty every day would give me so much pleasure. If you have any passionate tea drinkers to buy for, this could well be the perfect gift.

Linen make-up bag from La Juniper

handmade blue linen embroidered make up bag by helen round from la juniper. handmade christmas gift ideas for women made in Britain. Click through to discover other special ideas linen aprons, hand knits, personalised notebooks, baubles, hand-crafted jewellery, ethical natural beauty and more #handmadegifts #giftsforwomen #frombritainwithlove #madeinbritain #christmas gifts

Other ideas I found on La Juniper include these linen make-up bags by Helen Round. There’s a duck egg and deep delphinium blue, hand made and printed for La Juniper in Cornwall. Would be lovely filled with one or two well-chosen natural beauty products. I’m thinking because of the blue linen my latest new loves from OV naturals would work well because they come in blue glass too.

Organic triple rose facial oil and moisturiser from OV Naturals

love this pure natural and ethical skincare and beauty made in UK by Orchard View OV Naturals using pure essential oils and natural botanical ingredients #ethicalbeauty #naturalbeauty #natural #skincare #frombritainwithlove

My blog post Ethical beauty made in Britain with care  has lots more ideas and inspiration. Find skincare and ethical beauty gifts made in the UK with care for the environment by hand-picked makers in our directory.

Travel Bamboo cleansing kit from These Two Hands

handmade linen travel bamboo cleansing kit from these two hands. handmade christmas gift ideas for women made in Britain. Click through to discover other special ideas linen aprons, hand knits, personalised notebooks, baubles, hand-crafted jewellery, ethical natural beauty and more #handmadegifts #giftsforwomen #frombritainwithlove #madeinbritain #christmas gifts

I love this eco-friendly travel cleansing kit that is also great for everyday use. The hand-printed linen pouch contains six supersoft double thickness reusable bamboo face wipes and a bamboo face cloth. A sustainable alternative to wipes and cotton wool pads that can be harmful to our environment.

Half Acorn Drop Earrings from These Two Hands

handmade copper acorn earrings from these two hands. handmade christmas gift ideas for women made in Britain. Click through to discover other special ideas linen aprons, hand knits, personalised notebooks, baubles, hand-crafted jewellery, ethical natural beauty and more #handmadegifts #giftsforwomen #frombritainwithlove #madeinbritain #christmas gifts

Handmade by jewellery maker Bethan Jarivs, these delicate and unusual earrings are cast in copper from real acorns collected from the beautiful Llyn Peninsula in Wales. Also available in sterling silver and come with a natural kraft recycled card gift box.

Allium Hoop Earrings by Oorla Jewellery

handmade silver and gold hoop earrings handmade by Oorla Jewellery. handmade christmas gift ideas for women made in Britain. Click through to discover other special ideas linen aprons, hand knits, personalised notebooks, baubles, hand-crafted jewellery, ethical natural beauty and more #handmadegifts #giftsforwomen #frombritainwithlove #madeinbritain #christmas gifts

Whilst we’re on the subject of jewellery, I do love Oorla Jewellery – handcrafted by Oorla in her Surrey studio using silver, gold and gemstones. Wearable and very lovely. I’ve picked out these Allium earrings because I really like how the two metals work together and love the organic, textural shape and the flower inspiration.

Makers’ Balm by Old Faithful

handmade makers balm by old faithful. handmade christmas gift ideas for women made in Britain. Click through to discover other special ideas linen aprons, hand knits, personalised notebooks, baubles, hand-crafted jewellery, ethical natural beauty and more #handmadegifts #giftsforwomen #frombritainwithlove #madeinbritain #christmas gifts

This is the perfect gift for anyone you know who loves to craft or make with their hands. Originally made for ceramicists whose hands dry out while working, this balm contains shea butter to moisturise and protect while calendula acts as an anti-inflammatory for dry, chapped skin. When you open the jar, it’s all about the deep, comforting scent of bergamot, vetiver and patchouli essential oils. Loved by everyone who tries it.

Reindeer mug by Charlotte Macey

handmade christmas gift ideas for women made in Britain. Click through to discover special ideas like this reindeer hand decorated mug by Charlotte Macey, as well as linen aprons, hand knits, personalised notebooks, baubles, hand-crafted jewellery, ethical natural beauty and more #handmadegifts #giftsforwomen #frombritainwithlove #madeinbritain #christmas gifts

I love this bone china mug hand decorated with Charlotte Macey’s Scandi style reindeer and fir tree design. There’s a small fir tree inside too – just lovely for sipping festive tea or hot chocolate.

Charlotte has been hand making beautiful homeware and accessories in her Cotswold studio since 2010 and you’re sure to find lots of special gift ideas in her online shop.

My other favourites are this reindeer Fairisle zip up make up bag

handmade christmas gift ideas for women made in Britain. Click through to discover special ideas like this reindeer fairisle linen make up pouch by Charlotte Macey, as well as linen aprons, hand knits, personalised notebooks, baubles, hand-crafted jewellery, ethical natural beauty and more #handmadegifts #giftsforwomen #frombritainwithlove #madeinbritain #christmas gifts

and bundle of Robins Lavender pouches

handmade christmas gift ideas for women made in Britain. Click through to discover special ideas like these robin linen lavender bag bundle by Charlotte Macey, as well as linen aprons, hand knits, personalised notebooks, baubles, hand-crafted jewellery, ethical natural beauty and more #handmadegifts #giftsforwomen #frombritainwithlove #madeinbritain #christmas gifts

Coral Flower Wrap and Grow Gift Set by Kelly Rideout

grow and wrap flower gift set by kelly rideout. handmade christmas gift ideas for women made in Britain. Click through to discover other special ideas linen aprons, hand knits, personalised notebooks, baubles, hand-crafted jewellery, ethical natural beauty and more #handmadegifts #giftsforwomen #frombritainwithlove #madeinbritain #christmas gifts

This is such a lovely gift idea for anyone who is passionate about their garden or thinking about growing flowers to cut. The box includes a packet of Cosmos Bipinnatus Dazzler seeds by Sarah Raven as well as enough materials to wrap at least six arrangements. Gift wrap, tissue paper, stickers, recycled gift wrap, ribbons, a metre of twine, wooden keepsake gift tag and a simple guide to flower wrapping are all included. An eco-friendly, creative and thoughtful gift that I for one would love to receive.

All materials are all ethically produced in Britain and help support British Flower Week.

Hand-crafted skincare for gardeners by Denys & Fielding

love this natural handmade gardener's hand balm by Denys & Fielding. The perfect gift idea for the gardener in your life for easing tired muscles from digging or weeding

A brand new range and totally brilliant. A keen gardener myself, I know all too well the devastation you can easily do to your hands and fingernails in no time. Not to mention the need for a good long soak to soothe an aching back! This Pelargonium and Grapefruit bath oil sounds right up my street. Definitely on my wish list this year!

love this natural handmade bath oil by Denys & Fielding. The perfect gift idea for the gardener in your life for easing tired muscles from digging or weeding

Made from natural, plant-based oils and butters and rich in aromatherapy benefits from pure essential oils, this range is made by gardeners for gardeners. Each product is hand crafted in Kent by Liz and her team at Denys & Fielding and all are vegan friendly with no nasties. I love the simple amber glass jars and bottles. Labels are fully recyclable and no extra ‘OTT’ packaging is used when sending your order out. Items are wrapped in environmentally friendly tissue & paper and plastic free postal packaging.

The range includes three bath oils (a must for anyone with a dodgy back like me); a hand balm for caring for hardworking hands and a nail pumice to cleanse and polish the grubbiest of nails.

Glass Flower Hoop earrings by Sabinna

handmade glass bead flower hoop earrings made in London by Sabinna. handmade christmas gift ideas for women made in Britain. Click through to discover other special ideas linen aprons, hand knits, personalised notebooks, baubles, hand-crafted jewellery, ethical natural beauty and more #handmadegifts #giftsforwomen #frombritainwithlove #madeinbritain #christmas gifts

I absolutely adore these limited edition flower earrings handmade in the Sabinna studio in East London, using glass beads. The colours are off white, nude and lilac and just so pretty don’t you think?

Handmade Willow Bag, Sabinna

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And if you feel like pushing the boat out, this Handmade Willow Bag is really something special. Handcrafted using cotton and wool, with glass bead embellishments and a 100% silk organza lining, this goes perfectly with the earrings. And will solve the problem of what bag to take when you feel your every day one is too practical… Love!

Yule Spice Candle by Corinne Taylor

handmade yule aromatherapy christmas candle by ethical beauty brand Corinne Taylor of Brighton. handmade christmas gift ideas for women made in Britain. Click through to discover other special ideas linen aprons, hand knits, personalised notebooks, baubles, hand-crafted jewellery, ethical natural beauty and more #handmadegifts #giftsforwomen #frombritainwithlove #madeinbritain #christmas gifts

Using only 100% pure essential oils and eco-friendly packaging, this is a special Christmas candle. Handmade in Brighton by Corinne Taylor, a qualified aromatherapist, this combines festive cinnamon, clove and orange oils as well as soy wax to burn more cleanly.

Unlike other festive candles, this one contains no harmful toxins, chemicals or pollutants and is free from any synthetic fragrance, parabens or colour. Most importantly it’s beautifully packaged and would be a joy to receive.

Deluxe Facial Gift Set by Moksa

handmade rose facial gift set by ethical beauty brand Moksa of Devon. handmade christmas gift ideas for women made in Britain. Click through to discover other special ideas linen aprons, hand knits, personalised notebooks, baubles, hand-crafted jewellery, ethical natural beauty and more #handmadegifts #giftsforwomen #frombritainwithlove #madeinbritain #christmas gifts

Hand crafted in Devon, this is the most luxurious Moksa gift set and contains everything you need to really indulge someone you love. Lavender and Chamomile cleansing oil is a calming cleanser suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive. Wild Rose toning mist is organic and gives a quick burst of soothing, toning goodness. Wild Rose facial elixir is full of powerful natural ingredients to rejuvenate and replenish the skin. Comes beautifully wrapped in recycled dye and acid free tissue paper, with dried rose petals and boxed up in recyclable gift boxes and finished with an ethically sourced organic cotton ribbon.

Personalised gifts by Handmade at Poshyarns

Based in Suffolk, Handmade at Poshyarns is a beautiful collection of personalised embroidered gifts made by Rebecca using natural linen and Liberty of London print cottons.

I’ve picked out three of my own personal favourites, but definitely worth browsing to discover special gifts for the people you buy for…

handmade personalised embroidery glass bauble with name or message by handmade at poshyarns. handmade christmas gift ideas for women made in Britain. Click through to discover other special ideas linen aprons, hand knits, personalised notebooks, baubles, hand-crafted jewellery, ethical natural beauty and more #handmadegifts #giftsforwomen #frombritainwithlove #madeinbritain #christmas gifts

This personalised glass bauble is the ideal stocking filler or small thoughtful gift when you are really stuck for ideas.

handmade personalised embroidered garden notebook by handmade at poshyarns. handmade christmas gift ideas for women made in Britain. Click through to discover other special ideas linen aprons, hand knits, personalised notebooks, baubles, hand-crafted jewellery, ethical natural beauty and more #handmadegifts #giftsforwomen #frombritainwithlove #madeinbritain #christmas gifts

And as a keen gardener myself, I know this personalised garden notebook would be very well received by anyone green fingered.

handmade embroidered linen letter to mum gift by handmade at poshyarns. handmade christmas gift ideas for women made in Britain. Click through to discover other special ideas linen aprons, hand knits, personalised notebooks, baubles, hand-crafted jewellery, ethical natural beauty and more #handmadegifts #giftsforwomen #frombritainwithlove #madeinbritain #christmas gifts

And this Linen Thank you Note for Mum brought tears to my eyes, because I wish I’d given one to mine before I lost her. A mum myself, I know it’s the sort of gift you’d keep and treasure forever.

Handwarmers and gloves set by Curious Rose

handmade stripey wool hand warmers and gloves by Curious Rose. handmade christmas gift ideas for women made in Britain. Click through to discover other special ideas linen aprons, hand knits, personalised notebooks, baubles, hand-crafted jewellery, ethical natural beauty and more #handmadegifts #giftsforwomen #frombritainwithlove #madeinbritain #christmas gifts

Hand made in brightly striped lambswool, this set is a genius gift idea for anyone who has ever attempted to take photographs outdoors in cold weather. You’re either stuck with freezing cold fingers that don’t work properly or grappling repeatedly to get gloves or mittens on and off… Warm up these little bags of heat before you go, pop them in your pocket to keep your fingers warm and the gloves will keep your hands and wrists warm too. I told you it was genius!

handmade wool and recycled cashmere eye masks by Curious Rose. handmade christmas gift ideas for women made in Britain. Click through to discover other special ideas linen aprons, hand knits, personalised notebooks, baubles, hand-crafted jewellery, ethical natural beauty and more #handmadegifts #giftsforwomen #frombritainwithlove #madeinbritain #christmas gifts

Whilst I’m at it, this turquoise wool eye mask is another great idea. Perfect for anyone (like me) who suffers from migraines or headaches. Either freeze or heat in the microwave to give relief. The underside is exquisitely soft very pale pink recycled cashmere.

Fairisle scarves and wraps by Suzie Lee Knitwear

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Designed and knitted on vintage sewing machines in Suzie’s countryside Kent studio, you’ll find a mouthwatering choice of colours and patterns. Made using the softest 100% natural fibres, I love Suzie’s use of colour blocking and Fair Isle patterns. How beautiful is this blaze of crimson edge and fringing?

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Cross-back linen apron by Madder Cutch & Co

handmade linen cross back apron by Madder Cutch and Co using ethically printed linens. handmade christmas gift ideas for women made in Britain. Click through to discover other special ideas linen aprons, hand knits, personalised notebooks, baubles, hand-crafted jewellery, ethical natural beauty and more #handmadegifts #giftsforwomen #frombritainwithlove #madeinbritain #christmas giftshandmade linen cross back apron by Madder Cutch and Co using ethically printed linens. handmade christmas gift ideas for women made in Britain. Click through to discover other special ideas linen aprons, hand knits, personalised notebooks, baubles, hand-crafted jewellery, ethical natural beauty and more #handmadegifts #giftsforwomen #frombritainwithlove #madeinbritain #christmas gifts

I love everything about Madder Cutch & Co. Nicola Cliffe has a lifelong love of textiles and has created a very special collection of designs using 100% linen woven in the UK and hand screen printed using sustainably sourced plant dyes and pigments.

These cross back aprons are perfect – and definitely on trend within the craft and creative community.

Within the gift idea section you’ll also find fabric-covered notebooks, sketchbooks, ipad cases, soft toys and storage buckets. How adorable is this handmade linen dog decoration (modelled on Nicola’s own little dog, Ernie?

handmade linen dog decoration by Madder Cutch and Co using ethically printed linens. handmade christmas gift ideas for women made in Britain. Click through to discover other special ideas linen aprons, hand knits, personalised notebooks, baubles, hand-crafted jewellery, ethical natural beauty and more #handmadegifts #giftsforwomen #frombritainwithlove #madeinbritain #christmas gifts

Whilst we’re on the subjects of dogs and dog lovers, what about these exquisite needle felted creations by Emma Herian?

Jack Russell needle-felted sculpture

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I am blown away by the character and feeling Emma manages to capture in her creations. I know a super charged and cheeky jack russell exactly like this one!

Needle felted baby kawaii hedgehog

needle felted baby hedgehog sculpture by emma herian. handmade christmas gift ideas for women made in Britain. Click through to discover other special ideas linen aprons, hand knits, personalised notebooks, baubles, hand-crafted jewellery, ethical natural beauty and more #handmadegifts #giftsforwomen #frombritainwithlove #madeinbritain #christmas gifts

The picture says it all really don’t you think? I want one.

Rose Geranium Bath Salts by Clovelly Soap Company

rose geranium bath salts handmade in Devon by The Clovelly Soap Company. handmade christmas gift ideas for women made in Britain. Click through to discover other special ideas linen aprons, hand knits, personalised notebooks, baubles, hand-crafted jewellery, ethical natural beauty and more #handmadegifts #giftsforwomen #frombritainwithlove #madeinbritain #christmas gifts

I already love this special company’s handmade soaps so I was excited to discover they have just launched a range of natural bath salts. Each jar comes with its own wooden scoop, a scatter of rose petals and is refillable. You can’t really ask for more than that can you?

There are lots of therapeutic scent options to choose from. It would be rose geranium for me every time. I do love the sound of the Grapefruit and Neroli with jasmine flowers too, though…

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If you are looking to buy someone some good soap, you really can’t go wrong with this beautifully presented box of handmade guest soaps:

10 Bar Guest Soap Gift Set by The Clovelly Soap Company

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Vintage linen guest towel by Sarah Hardaker

The perfect accompaniment for the handmade guest soap box. Soft, and thick vintage style linen trimmed with cotton lace and handmade in the UK.

You’ll also find other wonderful handmade Christmas gift ideas for women by Sarah, including bags, purses and covered notebooks using her beautiful bespoke fabrics. Sarah’s linen is woven in Scotland and the designs printed to order in England with care for the environment.

handmade christmas gift ideas for women made in Britain. Click through to discover special ideas like these printed floral linen make up purses, covered notebooks by Sarah Hardaker, as well as linen aprons, hand knits, personalised notebooks, baubles, hand-crafted jewellery, ethical natural beauty and more #handmadegifts #giftsforwomen #frombritainwithlove #madeinbritain #christmas gifts

English Robins hand woven wool throw by Madeleine Jude

english robins pure lambswool hand woven throw by Madeleine Jude

This is a collector’s piece as well as being the perfect cosy Winter throw. A design woven especially for Madeleine’s exhibition at the Danish Weaving Festival last summer, it was created as a homage to mid-century Swedish rug designer and weaver Irma Kronlund.

Madeleine explains how she adores Irma’s designs, especially one called Rödhake – which means European Robin in Swedish. And also the pair of robins that share the garden outside her Surrey studio. Hand woven by Madeleine using pure lambswool spun and dyed in Scotland, and inspired too by the traditional Falun red paint of Sweden, and dark green pine trees, this is a wonderful gift idea that will be treasured lifetimes. I love Madeleine’s description of the imaginary lakeside nordic cabin she escaped to in her imagination as she wove each day. Discover more here.  As handmade Christmas gift ideas for women go, this is a really special one for anyone with a love of textiles and midcentury/scandi design.

Country Fair Isle Hand Framed Tank Top from Original Blues

shetland wool fairisle tank top hand made in England

I love the story behind this hand-framed Fair Isle pattern originally created in 1982 for iconic British designer Laura Ashley and featured in sweaters and blankets.

Crafted today in 100% Shetland wool on a hand knitting machine in Thatcham, Berkshire, this design is still is an enduring classic. Love these colours inspired by the English countryside… wild flowers, the colours of the landscape, birds, bees. On trend too, so what more could you ask?

Hand painted pure silk knitted scarf by Susan Holton

susan holton hand painted silk scarf

It’s the beautiful colour graduations that makes these scarves so special. Sue achieves this by hand painting each one after knitting them. Made from soft, lightweight and luxurious silk each one is different. There’s a wide choice of colours, but for me it would have to be this sea green/blue option. Just lovely.

Sleep candle from helpmeorganics

aromatherapy sleep candle by help me organics. click through for more handmade gift ideas made in britain for women you'll love to give and receive

If, like me, you have a bit of a thing for natural aromatherapy candles, you need to know about Help Me Organics. Founder, Linda Blake  has 25 years experience as an aromatherapist so this collection really is something special. Hand made in small batches in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, all products are organic, 100% vegan and cruelty free. There are no parabens, microbeads or any other ingredients that can cause damage to our planet.

This sleep candle is a blissful blend of ginger, melissa leaf, eucalyptus and lavender. Ginger is great for calming a troubled digestive system, melissa well known to calm nervous exhaustion and slow your thoughts. Lavender and eucalyptus are both highly relaxing and perfect to help you to drop off to sleep naturally. Sounds like the perfect little pot to have in your wellbeing tool box at Christmas don’t you think?

You’ll also find room sprays, massage oils and aromatherapy blends also made with the same expertise and ethical standards.

Hope you have found some inspiration from my handmade Christmas gift ideas for women. I will add more ideas as I come across them.

I have written another blog post Ethical Gifts made in Britain if you’d like more ideas and inspiration…

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Handmade Christmas Gift Ideas for Women

All the handmade Christmas gift ideas for women featured are made in the UK by hand-picked makers listed in our directory. Find more inspiration in the Ethical Gifts section of our directory

Jules Hogan

Forget me not Originals

Blästa Henriët 

Foundland

Aerende

Indigowares

La Juniper

OV Naturals

These Two Hands

Oorla Jewellery

Old Faithful

Charlotte Macey

Kelly Rideout

Denys & Fielding

Sabinna

Corinne Taylor

Moksa

Handmade at Poshyarns

Curious Rose

Suzie Lee Knitwear

Madder Cutch & Co

Emma Herian

The Clovelly Soap Company

Sarah Hardaker

Madeleine Jude

Original Blues

Susan Holton Knitwear

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