Ten gift ideas from not just a shop

We’ve gone full blown Christmassy here at not just a shop. The tree’s up, the lights are on and the baubles are out. There’s never been a better time to visit: we’re open our usual hours, 11am-3pm weekdays, as well as Thursday lates til 7pm, AND additional Christmas Saturdays 11am-5pm on the 8th and 15th December.

To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of our top ten Christmas gifts…

We all know somebody who wishes it were Christmas all year round. Well, they’re in luck! These fun festive jewellery pieces by Tatty Devine can be worn year after year. Tatty Devine is the go to brand for original, fun, acrylic statement jewellery, and was founded in the heart of East London in 1999 by Harriet Vine MBE and Rosie Wolfenden MBE after graduating from Chelsea School of Art. All jewellery is still designed and handmade in-house by a female led team.

£35 Holly Earrings, £25 Holly Necklace, £25 Mistletoe Earrings, £18 Mistletoe Pendant

This document organiser which doubles up as a laptop case by Walk with me is perfect for anyone who likes to keep organised and great for freelancers too! Founded in 2012 by husband and wife team Pablo Baqué and Deira Reina, Walk with me is a publishing company that specialises in creating illustrated maps, pocket guides, handmade bags and stationary. This case is made from one piece of recycled leather and is perfect for organising documents or carrying a laptop.

Document Organiser £38

For the fashionista who likes to make a difference, why not buy one of these beautiful clutch bags by Kaloscopic? All Kaloskopic products are 100% designed and handmade in Colombia, using hand-selected and locally sourced materials, and employ the talents of highly-skilled Colombian leather workers. The brand’s leathers are sourced from independent family-run suppliers and all of its bags are hand-stitched and finished by local artisans.

Clutch Bag, £45 (Prices range from £31 – £49)

These sake cups by JPDCERAMICS are perfect for adding a splash of colour to any home, office or studio. Designer James Pegg creates contemporary ceramics from his studio in Peckham Rye. His ‘Action Cast’ collection of porcelain vessels combine James’ training in fashion and textiles, with his love of colour, to create products that are both functional and decorative. The range provides buyers with the chance to own something totally original. Each vessel is adorned with a totally unique pattern, the result of movement and dynamic colour combinations!

Sake Cups – £25 for two

Socks are no longer a boring Christmas present thanks to ChattyFeet! This Modern Artist gift set is perfect for any art lover. ChattyFeet is the vision of Gil Kahana and Humberto de Sousa, two playful types with a mission to inject more fun into peoples’ lives – by making their socks talk! They launched ChattyFeet with four characters in December 2012, and they now have 33 quirky designs in their footwear family. This set includes Yayoi Toesama, Roy Lichtenstoe, Feet Mondrian and Sole-Adore Dali.

£8 for individual socks, full gift set for £30

Know somebody who works or studies at UAL? Give one of these exclusive foiled UAL notebooks by the City Works! The notebooks feature landmarks local to the college campuses. The City Works is a contemporary souvenir brand based in Vienna. It was founded in London in 2015, by Camberwell College of Arts graduates Sylvia Moritz and Rowan Ottesen. Their products feature illustrated scenes of iconic cities worldwide, with each collection carefully researched, intricately drawn and designed in-house.

UAL Exclusive Notebook, £15

Know somebody with big plans for the new year? These year planners by Crispin Finn are perfect for those who like to think ahead; Limited edition, 2 colour print on 120gsm 100% recycled, biodegradable white paper. See your year at a glance – the 2019 Year Planner design is intended to be practical, useful and easy on the eye. All of Crispin Finn’s products appear in the colours red, white and blue thanks to the pair purchasing a limited range of high quality screen printing in just three colours. These colours are a reference back to some of the historical stationery they love.

Year Planner, £18

For those who love decorating the Christmas tree, we have a range of marbled baubles by Marmor Paperie. Marmor Paperie launched in 2015 with a mission to breathe new life into the endangered craft of paper marbling. Paper marbling is like painting on water, using the natural chaos of the liquid to create beautiful patterns. This is a truly unique gift as the baubles are handmade and each one is different, with a range of colour schemes.

Handmade Marbled Bauble, £14

This travel activity pack by Martin le Lapin is great for kids who love to adventure. The pack is handmade in the UK and includes:

– 2 lovely screen printed postcard to colour in and send to loved ones

– 1 newspaper filled with activities: spot the differences, wordsearch and enigmas are on the menu!

– Cultural facts about countries and places

– A passport size booklet filled with creative things to do. Once finished this turns into a beautiful A3 poster.

Originally from Paris, the London-based designer and founder Charlotte Martin specialises in travel related projects and screen printing. Her designs are inspired by her love for travel and influenced by countries such as New York, London and Japan.

Travel Activity Pack £12

For those who like to nail the details, these cufflinks by FORM London are the perfect finishing touch. Established in 2017 by Judith De Berker, FORM London creates modern jewellery that is handmade in the UK using a blend of age-old and modern techniques. The brand’s ethos is simple: design beautiful, enduring and affordable jewellery that is environmentally forward thinking. Quality is key to this ethos, which is why every single piece is finished by hand in a studio in Surrey.

Large Jonathan Cufflinks, £30

 

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