Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Clumsy Christmas Gift Guide - Womens

So last week I gave you my Gift suggestions for the fellas. Here are some great UK small businesses making products for Women...

Ok, so not strictly just for the ladies, Pennychoo offers fabulous mid-century inspired greetings cards for everyone; Men, Women, children, dogs. My favorites are from the Boibles range, Inspired by the spiky look and feel of 1950s Vegas casino imagery, with a dash of Rat Pack swagger. The perfect cards to send to your mid century loving chums!

Keeping on the theme of Mid Century inspired design, next up is the emporium of sparkly delights that is Bow and Crossbones. If you are looking for something with a little sparkle then look no further. Bow and Crossbones has a wide range of jewellry, homewares and accessories. And there is even a section on their website with gift ideas under a tenner! These beautiful red and gold lucite drops are just £15.

If the lady in question prefers the darker side of life, perhaps this gorgeous hand made resin Skull Moth necklace from Dead To Me? Making handcrafted accessories, for rockers, reprobates and the recently deceased, Dead To Me is all handmade in London UK.

Prefer something cuter? What about these adorable hand crafted snowman earrings made by Little Miss Delicious. Don't they just melt your heart? There are loads more adorable items like these to be found on her website, and once again, all handmade in the UK.

Of course your lovely lady will also need something to wear in her hair. And I am head over heals with this fabulous Christmas Lights print hair tie from Dolly Cool. You can find lots of other Christmas prints and Christmas versions of her jewellry line on her website.

Want to buy your lady of choice a gorgeous pin up inspired outfit for Christmas Day? How about the Frankii dress from Miss Fortune? Check out the website for lots of gorgeous dresses and seperates. All designed by Miss Fortune.

Looking for something cosy and luxurious? How about this beautiful hand woven scarf made by The Weaving Room in Gloucestershire? Made from a Silk, Merino and linen blend this gorgeous scarf makes the perfect luxury gift.

I hope you like my suggestions, these are all designed and made in the UK. You can also find lots of lovely gift ideas on my website too! 

If you are a small business and would like to be added to the guide, please drop me a line and if I like what I see I will include you in the post :)

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Clumsy Kate's Christmas Gift Guide - Mens Gifts

So it's December now and I can really get stuck into talking about Christmas shopping! Anyone who follows my Instagram or facebook accounts will know how much I value and admire other small businesses. People who work for themselves and design and make truly unique items you can't find on the high street. I want to hi-light some of those businesses which I admire.

I'll start with the guys! What DO you buy the man that has everything?

Korero Press

Korero Press puts out some fantastic books about art and counterculture. What's more, worldwide shipping is free so you really can't go wrong!

The Best of Mens File

Since 2008, the cult magazine Men’s File has explored the authentic roots of men’s style. Whether expressed in the counter-cultures of surf, cafĂ© racers or hot rods, or in creating retro revivals of the gentlemanly pursuits of cricket or sailing. This book is a stylish chronicle of the magazine, put together by photographer and writer Nick Clements.


Got a fella who is crazy about the weird and the wonderful and the slightly freakish? Head over to the Skumbags website and check out their new range of resin figures and bizarre plushies. There's even a pizza slice with a mouth!
This is Pierre Piston Head from the Workshop Weirdos range. They also have some fantastic Tikis and the aforementioned pizza. Prices start at just £5. Great for stocking fillers.

The Closed Monday Leather Co create practical handmade leather goods built to last. Made in the UK with ethically sourced UK leather. Their products are made with care and attention and are of outstanding quality.
This stylish black 6mm round leather lanyard has solid brass findings. The idea gift for the motorcycle loving man who has everything.

So, there is a small selection of mens gifts, if you make products for men, let me know and if i like what I see I will include you in this post.

Ladies gift guide coming soon!