To celebrate the launch of our LC Loves Local Christmas Guide, we have teamed up with some wonderful South West makers to give you the chance to win a fabulous hamper with a gift from each of their collections.

One lucky winner will be treated to:

  • A hand-poured soy wax aromatherapy candle from Beach House Botanics
  • A painted wooden Christmas bauble from Lowenna Designs
  • A hand-thrown ceramic mug from Bethan Jones Ceramics
  • A luxury gingerbread biscuit box from Mix Mix Mama
  • A handmade leather everyday purse from Studio Lowen

To enter, simply like the competition post on either Facebook or Instagram then tag a friend and tell us why they’d love to receive a handcrafted gift this year. Or if you don’t have a social media account you can e-mail us at [email protected]. The giveaway closes at midnight 13th December 2021.

Full terms and conditions apply.

** This competition is now closed**

Meet our makers


Beach House Botanics

Founder and creator of Beach House Botanics, Lynn is based in Exmouth, East Devon and started making candles and melts for herself before embarking on her business venture after extensive research and training in the art of making candles.

Using sustainable resources, all her products are packaged in fully biodegradable or reusable materials with all of her candles and melts being 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. Only sustainable soy wax is used in the products, which are all vegan-friendly.

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Lowenna Designs

Growing up on the coast in Cornwall, painter and artist Rachael Farrar has always loved being by the sea, which is evident in her original watercolour pieces called the Cornish Beachcombers Handbook where her original artwork has been created by taking inspiration from the beautiful pieces she has found when beachcombing along the Cornish shoreline.

Alongside her artworks she also paints on a variety of materials and products to create bespoke gifts, homeware and even wedding stationery including pet portraits (and pet portrait baubles), custom denim, hand-painted banners, mugs, notebooks, new home illustrations… and lots more!

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Bethan Jones

Following her graduation in Contemporary Ceramics BA(Hons), Bethan worked for potter Lisa Hammond MBE and for the last twelve years has been based in her studio in Devon.

Bethan uses her skills to produce a range of simple, handmade tableware utilising her passion for craftsmanship and her ceramic range combines a mixture of quiet, earthy tones and bright, energetic colours to reflect the changing seasons of the inspiring coast and countryside of Devon. Designed with a timeless aesthetic her creations are a gorgeous addition to anyone’s home and make the everyday that little bit more special.

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Mix Mix Mama

Vicky of Mix Mix Mama is a Devon mum with a passion for creating beautiful bakes. Using a variety of techniques, her skilfully crafted boutique biscuits and cupcakes are as beautiful to look at as they are to eat, carefully piped and decorated to create edible works of art.

Vicky has a range of premade bakes but also makes to order, so if you’d like your wedding favour bags, office party, baby shower or birthday celebration to be just that touch more special, we highly recommend Mix Mix Mama.

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Studio Lowen

Lisa is the designer and maker behind the gorgeous Studio Lowen and works from little garden studio in Cornwall. Created with the simple objective of designing and making pieces that bring happiness through aesthetic and functionality, Lisa uses sustainably sourced materials to create beautiful objects that range from purses and glasses cases to napkin rings, door wedges and ceramics.

Lisa even creates smaller objects like earrings and keyrings from the leather offcuts of her larger pieces in order to minimise waste. All her packaging is plastic free and recyclable.

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