The Seven Boot Lane Gift Guide

December 10, 2013

If you're in need of a little inspiration ahead of Christmas shopping for your nearest and dearest, or maybe some ideas for your own wishlist, then look no further.  We've put together our essential guide of original, artisan gifts from some of the country's most beautiful brands.

Decorator's Notebook is a firm favourite of ours, and a great destination for home decor goods and ideas.  Brother and sister founders Joe and Bethan John have curated a collection of carefully selected authentic handcrafted pieces for your home all sharing a classic, effortless style.  From cushions to candles, your Christmas gift guide starts here.

 

Feather Vase, £34 each & Wooden Candle Holders, £15 for set of five

 

Cox & Cox was launched in 2001 to offer a fresh escape from the norm, with products aimed at individually minded customers who desire carefully chosen products rather than the mass produced.  The collection is vast yet select, with beautiful pieces for the home as well as fantastic stocking fillers for the kids.

 

Photo tray, £39, Faux fur hot water bottle, £40, Whoopee cushion, £3.50 & Wooden Boomerang, £4.50

 

Makers & Brothers is a project developed by two Irish brothers, Jonathan and Mark Legge. It is an online retail venture founded on simple things; the handmade, objects of integrity, contemporary vernaculars, a curation of everyday design and craft.  And they have great gifts, such as this nutcracker (perfect for Dad) or this jet set kit for the traveller in your life.

 

Nutcracker, €35, Literary Classics, €12.50, Fionn the Fox, €68 & Jet Set kit, €33

(Prices are in Euros as Makers & Brothers are based in Ireland but don't worry, they deliver all around the world)

 

Everyone knows a foodie, and if not, it's probably because you are one.  What better to get for your favourite foodie this Christmas than some delicious cheese and chutney? Rubies in the Rubble are a company who hate waste, but love food and have used this philosophy as their business model, creating chutneys and jams from surplus fruit and veg sourced directly from Spitalfields Market.  

 

Nutty Plum Chutney, £4.25 

 

The Cheese Shed was founded in 2006 with the aim of making Westcountry cheese available to people all over the country.  The South West is home to a wealth of artisan cheesemakers, but many operate on a small scale preferring to focus on quality over quantity. The Cheese Shed provides an opportunity for their delicious cheeses to be tasted by all.  They have fantastic Christmas Cheese Boxes starting at £26.99, or you can buy individual cheeses by the block with everything from White Nancy to Stinking Bishop (tastier than it sounds, trust me). 

 

Godminster Organic Vintage Cheddar Heart, from £7.28

 

We hope we've helped you out with some original gift ideas - happy shopping!  

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