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shop indie now for Christmas

When you've got more than 300 UK indies and creatives in the same place at the same time - and it trends at No2 on Twitter - then #UKGiftHour #UKGiftAM is a great place to be for imaginative and thoughtful gift ideas.

And while it’s by no means the only hashtag hour that generates sales for makers and small businesses, 30 indies and creatives reported sales during its weekend sessions since September - 12 for the first time, enabling them to the #UKGiftHourPower sellers list which now stands at 131.

Here's a selection of the latest gift ideas that have been snapped up (clockwise from top left):

  • Handmade yarn bowl by Lincoln wood and ceramic designers Ashes and Oak Creations
  • Christmas tree decorations by Sheffield craft and crochet creator Crafty Cactus Gifts
  • Handmade ring dishes by Shropshire artist and photographer CW Photo Art
  • Fused glass snowflake Christmas decoration by Peterborough glass artist Samphire Glass
  • Woof scarves by South East knitwear queen Granny's Fireside
  • Creams, oils, serums, scrubs and shampoos from award-winning natural skincare and wellness practitioner Natura Emporium
  • Oak pen repurposed from an old whisky cask by Cornwall woodturner and jewellery designer Raven Handcrafted
  • Five-piece Christmas Russian doll set with Santa, snowman and Christmas tree from Chesterfield craft kit czars Krasnaya Crafts
  • Centre – ‘Fox in the Trees’ nature-inspired Christmas decoration by Suffolk maker of unique fabric and wooden gifts, Rachel Pettitt Designs

With Christmas coming up, #shopindie and #shopearly with UK indies and creatives. Starting with UKGIftHour UKGiftAM on Twitter every Saturday and Sunday from 9am-noon – we’re the shopindie #giftfinder at your fingertips!

You can find us on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest too!

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Natalie Smith 31 October 2020 at 07:29

Thank you so much for this mention it means the world to me 🥰 CraftyCactusGifts. Xx

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