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10 Unique Christmas Gifts For Her


Looking for a unique Christmas gift for that amazing woman in your life? There is nothing quite like a handcrafted gift that has been exceptionally well made in sustainable small batches or to order. Its handmade nature makes it truly unique and one-of-a-kind. From colleagues to girlfriends, mothers to daughters, we have a selection of unique Christmas gifts for her that have been handcrafted by independent makers across the British Isles to make Christmas that little bit more special this year.

1. Wooden Serving Trough


This slightly curved serving trough is handcrafted from oak by Scottish furniture designer/maker, Isabelle Moore, in her Edinburgh workshop. Isabelle uses offcuts from larger project pieces to make these troughs which makes it such a thoughtful and sustainable gift. It is available with or without the circular dimple which can be used to house various dipping sauces or even your favourite bottle of bubbly.

Wooden Serving Trough – from £80

2. Boofie

Silver boofie
Teal boofie

Boofie™ is a multifunctional eco bean bag that can be used as a foot stool, pouffe, scatter cushion, side table and extra seat. Handcrafted in Manchester by Maus Interiors, it is made from ethically and sustainably sourced wool fabric and reclaimed leather pull handles. It is filled with sustainably sourced dried buckwheat husks that provide ample support and maintain their shape well under weight. It is available in six colour ways – Battleship Grey, Graphene Black, Orange, Silver, Sky Blue, and Teal.

Boofie – £165

3. Winter Spice Room Spray


This room spray is for the Christmas lover in your life as it is the smell of Christmas in a bottle. Handmade by Made On Our Farm, a family business based out of their North East Scottish farm, it does not have an overpowering scent, it is just right amount as tried and tested by the AUTHOR team. The scent combines the woody aroma of cinnamon with spicy nutmeg and sweet orange, giving an instant feel of warmth during the colder months. Truth be told, we’ve been using this room spray all year round as it is such a delightful scent.

Winter Spice Room Spray – £18

4. Bronze Fig


An AUTHOR best-seller, the bronze fig makes a beautiful and unique Christmas gift. Cast in bronze from a real British fig using the Lost Wax casting method, it is a direct translation of the organic fig capturing every detail and curiosity of its form. Bronze artist, Alice-Andrea Ewing, casts these unique sculptures in her Suffolk workshop using natural specimen sourced from ancient trees and the grounds of historical locations in Britain, making these pieces truly special.

Half Bronze Fig – £105 | Full Bronze Fig – £129

5. Bee Ramekin Dish


Celebrating the great British bumblebee. These dishes are handmade by artist, Karen Gibson, at the Red Earth Designs studio in Northern Ireland. They are slab built with porcelain flax clay which has a delightful translucency when held up to light yet these dishes are still durable and suitable for food or tea light candles. The exterior clay is textured to mimic honeycomb with a matt finish making it tactile to touch whilst the interior is glazed and shiny. These pieces are finished with Karen’s hand drawings of bumblebees and a hand painted gold lustre rim around the edge. Available in three different sizes.

Bee Ramekin Dish – from £42

6. Raku Hare


Another best-seller in our collection, these ceramic hare sculptures are individually handcrafted by ceramic artist, Richard Ballantyne, in his Oxfordshire studio. These unique creatures are created using the ancient raku firing method which is how the crackled lined patterned glaze appears.  Available in two sizes and poses -sitting or lying down – these hares can also have hand finished gilding added to them.

Raku Hare – from £290

7. Deluxe All-Natural Room Diffuser


Handmade in Edinburgh by Emma and the team at Wildheart Organics, this large organic room diffuser contains 150mls of 100% natural and pure essential oils infused into an organic grain alcohol base. This large glass bottle will throw its aromatherapy scents for 6 months and is available in two scents: Happy – a joyous blend of Rose, Frankincense and Geranium and Tranquil – a soothing mixture of Lavender, Neroli and Sandalwood.

Deluxe All-Natural Room Diffuser – £79

8. Owl & The Pussycat Print


Inspired by the famous poem by Edward Lear, this charming A4 print is handmade in London by Elizabeth Smallman in her Mountain & Molehill studio. Elizabeth uses a mixture of Victorian illustrations to create her wonderfully quirky prints and lampshades that appeal to adults and children alike. She hand finishes them with 24ct gold leaf detailing to ensure that no two are ever the same. Available framed or without a frame. This print has proven to make a wonderful gift for teachers who know the poem well.

Owl & The Pussycat Print framed – £40 | Without a frame – £25

9. KANA Espresso Cup


These rustic and tactile espresso cups are handmade by ceramic artist, Ana Kerin, in her KANA London studio in East London. Ana uses a mixture of unique stoneware clays and glazes to create these pieces, often turning her back on traditional ceramic practice to experiment with her own contemporary practices. These pieces are food-safe glazed and so they are suitable and durable for everyday use. Available in three colour ways – Klein Blue, Green Moss and White Sand.

KANA Espresso Cup – £28

10. Reclaimed Firehose Stationery

Desk Tidy
Pencil Case
Pencil Case

We are delighted to have these new additions in the AUTHOR collection. This Desk Tidy, Pencil Case and Notebook are all handcrafted from reclaimed firehose by Elvis & Kresse in their Kent-based workshop. It was a chance encounter Elvis & Kresse had with the London Fire Brigade over a decade ago that led to them rescuing the decommissioned firehose from landfill as it is made from a material that cannot be recycled. They decided to make luxury lifestyle accessories with the material in order to give it a second life.

They have also rescued other non-recyclable materials such tea-sacks, auction banners and military-grade parachute silk, which features as the lining for the pencil case. 50% of Elvis & Kresse’s profits from the firehose range goes to the Fire Fighters Charity which makes these pieces not only a zero waste unique Christmas gift for her but also a thoughtful one.

Desk Tidy – from £60 | Pencil Case – from £60 | Notebook – from £72

Please do get in touch if you need assistance sourcing a unique Christmas gift. The AUTHOR team is on hand to help and advise ordering early to check we have stock or to ensure your unique gift can be made in time for Christmas.

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