Looking for the perfect present this Christmas?
In the build up to the big day we’re swapping Black Friday hype for something that feels a bit more loved, so we’re thrilled to introduce our LC Loves Local Christmas Guide! A curated collection of locally made treasures designed to help you find something a little less ordinary to pop under the tree this year.
Plenty of scouting (which let’s be honest has been a complete delight) and umpteen oh-my-goodness-this-stuff-is-gorgeous’ s later, and we’ve ended up with a collection that we are utterly bowled over by, all sourced from a selection of skilled craftsmen and women working right here on our very own doorstep.
We’ve unearthed treasures like hand-fired and painted homeware, botanical-infused linen mists, repurposed leather goods and artisan food and drink creations, artfully fashioned and skilfully imagined into products that we think are just magical; and while it’s been tough narrowing our selection, we hope that after browsing the collection you’ll be as inspired to shop local for your pressies this Christmas as we are.
Badger & Birch
Photo credit @badgerandbirch @georgiadelotz
Produced in her garden workshop in Falmouth, Hazel hand crafts her sustainably sourced designs under her brand Badger & Birch to produce a unique and downright beautiful range of luxury homeware. Using natural materials like minerals, gemstones and crystals to add texture and interest, she also incorporates collected shells and mother of pearl for a touch of pearlescent magic to her stunning colour palette.
A potter for the last twelve years, Bethan’s studio and home are in Devon and it’s here that she creates her beautiful range of hand-thrown ceramics which are finished in a tactile satin or matt glaze. Her pieces are both timeless and luxurious and we’d love to own all of them.
Tides of Teal
A unique range of ocean inspired homeware and products, Holly, originally from North Devon, now works from her small attic studio in Wellington. A surfer by nature, she is also a self-taught resin artist and her extraordinary design capture the ocean through a beautiful range of products including keyrings, chopping boards, plant trays, magnets, wall art and furniture.
The Cornish word for ‘joyful happiness’ sums Lisa’s design pieces up beautifully. Aesthetically gorgeous as well as practical, her leather creations take shape in her small garden studio in West Cornwall and include napkin rings, purses, glasses cases and handbags.
Nut Nut Designs
Nut Nut Design’s Tasha works from her studio in Newton Abbot, Devon and uses wood and paint to form her collection of beautiful and functional objects. From pretty planters to vases, mahogany mirrors and tulip bowls; the perfect gift for anyone’s home.
We love ‘serial crafter’ Nicky’s collection of gorgeous ceramics, especially her new Shoreline collection which uses a soft aqua and pale pink highlights. Operating out of their small Dartmoor studio in Devon, the Habulous team also produce beautiful gifts like wax melts, jewellery and cards; a one stop for all things hand made and fabulous!
A native Devonian, Lily is a specialist in paint finishes and techniques, translating her hedgerow-inspired drawings and illustrations into engravings on a variety of materials. Candle carousels, engravings, small wreaths, stationery and jewellery are just some of her creations; her pieces being ethereal and beautiful. Little objects of desire that we would love to adorn ourselves and our homes with.
Mix Mix Mama
Nearly too good-looking to eat, these scrummy baked creations are a work of art and just as delicious tasting; and we should know! We’ve been lucky enough to devour a box right here in our very own Luxury Coastal office. Hand made in Devon, Mix Mix Mama’s creations range from luxury iced biscuits to boutique cupcakes and we think anyone who receives them as a gift this Christmas will be over the moon.
Beach House Botanics
Based in Exmouth on the East Devon coast, Beach House Botanics was founded by Lynn whose beautiful products take inspiration from her native Devon’s coastline and surrounding countryside. Her fabulous range includes sustainable soy wax candles and melts all hand poured in small batches using 100% therapeutic grade essential oils. The wicks in the candles are made from cotton / linen and the melts have dried botanicals added. We love the sound of Sea Pine, Mint and Eucalyptus!
Growing up in Cornwall, Rachael has had a lifelong obsession with the sea which shows in all of her gorgeous hand-painted work. From original artwork and stationery to homeware, accessories and children’s books, her beach-inspired creations bring the Cornish seashore into your home no matter where in the world you live.
Tula and the Whale
Vibey colours, geometric shapes and general happiness is what this range of eco-friendly range of statement jewellery and accessories brings to our gift guide. Crafted in her South Devon studio, Kat uses repurposed and sustainably grown cork leather as well as a non toxic leather bond glue to produce some utterly gorgeous little items we’d love to own.
Teresa Green Design
Photo credit @theresagreen
Devon-based Teresa creates a unique range of designs using various materials that range from hand printed linen, water-based inks to paper and ceramics. Striking the perfect balance between beauty and functionality her designs include eye-catching homeware such as lampshades, napkins and cushions as well as garments like capes, skirts and dresses, as well as a range stylish accessories.
Colwith Farm Distillery
You can’t go wrong with gifting a person their favourite tipple, especially when its been produced at a distillery like Colwith Farm in Cornwall. Founded upon five generations of farming history it’s the region’s first plough to bottle distillery and was developed in 2010. The distillery now produces premium spirits, all packaged in beautiful recyclable materials and all created from the farm’s produce. Choose from gift hampers of luxury vodkas and gins to cocktail-making workshops and gin making kits.