Presents of Mind blog

great indie gift ideas from the first

One of the joys – and there are many – of #UKGiftAM lately has been to spot the amount of UK indie and creative first-timers to the hashtag. We love our weekly regulars but we’re always delighted to welcome more inventive makers and small businesses to our trending Twitter marketplace week by week.

Here’s a snapshot of some of our latest debutants and the gorgeous #giftideas they’ve brought to us. We hope to make this a regular feature so make sure you join us for #UKGiftAM on Twitter every weekend from 9am-noon – especially if you haven’t joined us before!

Clockwise from top left:

Steampunk junk robot refashioned out of opera glasses, brass candlesticks and an Oxo tin from UK upcycler Junkbots. If we could tell you more about the maker, we would, but there’s precious little information to go on (could they be a robot?)

Hand-blown glass whisky angel on an oak stand from award-winning Stirlingshire glassware specialists Angels' Share Glass

Handmade pendants filled with sweet treats from sprinkles to herbs from Southampton jewellery designer Cranberry Cakes

Organic hemp weekend holdall from Portsmouth cruelty-free handmade traders Reborn Rewild – every sale supports local hand-crafters in a Himalayan community

Biscuits T-shirt from Manchester-based Food Tees – T-shirt designers and printers with a taste for gastronomic fashion

Sterling silver flower, pink sapphire and pearl pendant from London artisan gemstone jewellery designer Black Lotus London

Coptic-bound, fabric-covered A6 journal from Fife-based handbound book and linocut card maker HelloFlorrie

Succulents garden necklace in polymer clay from inspirational London jewellery, bags and cases designer 815amUK

Centre: Memory bears made out of shirts, uniforms and outfits by Wales handcrafter Elisabeth Sews – Elisabeth helps children who have lost someone by making bears from clothing that belonged to their loved ones

• We reproduce product pictures with the sole intention of promoting the work of the UK indie or creative concerned. Where possible, we will link it to the owner's site to make it easier for potential customers to reach the buying point. We are not interested in or in any way attempting to pass off the products or pictures as our own. If you are an indie or creative and you are unhappy with any aspect of our presentation, please get in touch and we will cooperate to ensure all due permissions and credits are honoured and made clear #shopindie #supportsmallbusiness

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