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nature's finest from uk indies

It’s second nature to UK indies and creatives to produce imaginative and thoughtful gift ideas.

So give them the theme of #naturegiftsday and you’re guaranteed a bumper yield.

That was certainly the case on the Twitter 'shop indie' showcase #UKGiftHour #UKGiftAM at the weekend.

We asked for gift ideas inspired by nature – following up the #ConnectWithNature theme adopted by the Mental Health Foundation during #MentalHealthAwarnessWeek – and frankly, there were scenes. And jewellery. And homeware. And all manner of beauty.

Here are some pickings from the first bloom of what was provided by more than 130 makers. We’ll share more when we get the chance.

Clockwise (from top left):

  • Moon at sea coaster sets by Berkshire one witch jewellery and trinket maker PumpkinHillShop
  • Cuddly koala bear by nature and animal loving Warwickshire needle felting artist TheCatNeedleFelts
  • Cut-paper collage nature artworks by Birmingham illustrator and graphic designer Chris Cowdrill
  • Soft pastel painting – ‘Scarlet Fields’ – by nature-inspired Glasgow artist TheWeeOwlStudio
  • Hand pressed St Anne’s lace necklace by eco-conscious West Sussex jewellery, gift and card designer EcoOctopus
  • Digital outdoor nature party treasure trail game by London education website HelpfulKids – 100% of revenue from sales are pledged to #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
  • Hanging grapevine crochet wreath garland by Yorkshire home décor doyenne EdwardandFluff
  • Dandelion seed resin necklace by maker of preserved botanical jewellery and bookmarks BerkshireColesDesign
  • Centre – organic, cruelty-free, herb-infused nail therapy oil from New Forest plants and nature champion TheGingerMint

Join in with UKGiftHour UKGiftAM every #SaturdayMorning and #SundayMorning from 9am-midday – we’re the #giftfinder at your fingertips. All welcome!

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