Best British-made gifts for all the family
You don’t need look far to find thoughtful gifts your loved ones will adore. Shopping British-made this Christmas is a wonderful way to source unique, sustainable gifts that tell a story. It gives smaller local businesses a boost and you’ll be supporting the British economy too. We’ve rounded up stand-out gifts from some of our very favourite British brands to help you get your Christmas list sorted.
Read on to discover our pick of six gorgeous gift ideas, made right here in the British Isles.
Best British-made gifts for all the family
1. Candle and bath set for relaxing
land&water’s Slowtime bundle is the perfect treat for loved ones who deserve a blissful soak. This elegant gift set includes a mandarin and mint candle and a bath oil and body lotion in complimentary natural scents. We’re definitely of the belief that you can never have too many candles, and we know we’re not alone in this philosophy. Pair this bundle with an audio book to make the ultimate relaxing gift for your mum, aunt or bestie – anyone who likes to keep bathtime sacred.
Inspired by the invigoration and serenity of the shoreline lifestyle, Cornish brand land&water create only natural products in planet-friendly packaging, full of essential oils. Their bath and body items are vegan, cruelty-free and always made in the British Isles.
2. Dungarees for kids
Stuck on practical gift ideas for children? Little ones will love adventuring in Monty & Co’s brilliant Porter dungarees. Longevity is the word. They’re a classic bib and brace design with adjustable straps for longer wear, and pockets for stowing toys, snacks and important tiny treasures. Just the thing for nieces, nephews, grandchildren or your own brood.
Monty & Co are a Stroud-based slow fashion business. Their authentic workwear-inspired pieces are carefully crafted in the UK and made to last. We love their timeless style. They’re offering The British Blanket Company customers 10% off their wares with the code BRITISHBLANKETCO.
3. Blankets for homebodies
A thoughtfully woven wool blanket makes a fantastic heirloom gift, something to be used and treasured for years to come. Design-loving homebodies, grandparents or that friend who’s always chilly will be thrilled to receive an XL throw from our new WildWeave collection. These special blankets are woven in Yorkshire with 100% wool. Each one has a mesmerising two-tone geometric pattern in a choice of four nature-inspired colours. The extra large size means extra cosy, too – an XL WildWeave throw will drape generously across a king size bed, and is just right for sofa snuggling. Here at The British Blanket Company, we’re proud that all our blankets are sustainably made right here in the UK with natural wool.
4. Hot chocolate flakes for a sweet tooth
What could be a more decadent treat for winter than a mug of rich, steaming hot chocolate? Chococo’s hot chocolate flakes make a gorgeous gift for anyone on your Christmas list with a sweet tooth. They’re made with pure, high-quality chocolate ready for stirring into hot milk. Dorset-based artisan chocolatiers Chococo really know their stuff - there’s a whole range of single origin cocoa percentages to choose from and plenty of vegan options. The plastic-free, refillable tins are a great stocking filler, and under £10 if you’re shopping for a Secret Santa gift. Team one with some of their hand-crafted chocolates and a special mug for the ultimate chocolate lover’s gift.
Chococo 72% Ecuador origin Hot Chocolate Flakes Tin
A rainbow stripe armchair throw makes a brilliant cosy companion for a hot chocolate gift.
5. Luxe socks for lounging
Giving socks for Christmas has become a bit of a cliche, but with good reason: slipping on a pair of cosy socks on a cold day is one of life’s simplest pleasures. So how about sourcing some extra special socks and gifting some everyday luxury to a loved one this year? Bed socks from Pairs Scotland are guaranteed to keep toes toasty with the most luxurious natural fibres. Choose from the softest cashmere, alpaca or lambswool in a choice of highland-inspired colours. They also offer bundles and a monthly subscription service, for a special sock gift that keeps on giving.
Pairs Scotland are passionate about sustainability, so they only use ethically sourced natural fibres and their socks are produced at mills in the UK.
6. Ceramics for colour lovers
Got a friend or family member who’s very into coffee, or always got the kettle on for a brew? A handmade mug makes a thoughtful, functional gift that can be used and enjoyed every day. We adore Bristol artist Liz Vidal’s handmade pottery. Her rounded stoneware Hug Mugs have beautiful landscape-like overlapping glazes. Pair a special ceramic mug like one of these with indulgent hot chocolate or favourite coffee for the cosiest gift your mum, sibling or in-laws will love. All of Liz Vidal’s pieces are handmade in Bristol.
Liz Vidal Ceramics Dusky Pink / Turquoise / Grey Hug Mug
Want to give a real winter warmer? An oversized blanket scarf is the perfect accessory to wrap together with artisan ceramics.