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Maybe it was because mum was the word – but five new UK creative and independent businesses joined the #UKGiftHourPower sellers’ list at the weekend.

That’s now a grand total of 155 makers who have sold gift ideas during or as a result of our Twitter 'shop indie' showcase #UKGiftHour #UKGiftAM.

Buyers may have been on the lookout for special Mothers Day gifts with a couple of weeks to go. Or it may have just been another weekend of inability to resist the full-flowing thoughtfulness, originality, humour and quality that our indies and creatives possess.

Here’s what caught buyers’ eyes (the UKGiftHourPower newcomers are marked with an asterisk). Clockwise from top left:

  • Hand-sewn rainbow pocket hug - an anxiety-relieving gift from London embroiderer PrettyHopsAndJumps
  • Copper bangle with brass heart from Manchester jewellery designers fromtheflameuk*
  • ‘Tutti Frutti’ double comb elasticated beaded hair clip from Northamptonshire hair hotshot HairgemShop*
  • Bird on blossom watercolour art scarf with matching card from Liverpool illustrator, artist and designer Rebecca Christian
  • Turquoise circle stud earrings from modern London fashion jewellery creator ModeLondonStudio* – one of three #UKGiftHourPower sales she rang up
  • Purple resin chopping board and knife from Staffordshire wood artisan Whispers Of Wood
  • Framed cross-stitch with a message from ‘moderately rebellious’ Co Durham craftivist Thistleflat Crafts*
  • 'Coastal Erosion Vessel in teal green' – one of two stoneware designs to ispire #UKGiftAM purchases from Welsh potter and sculptor Tideline Ceramics*
  • Centre – hand embroidered mum card from London textile and jewellery designer Caroline Wong Designs

We can’t guarantee sales - but we can guarantee doing all we can to increase the chances. Everyone is welcome to join UKGiftHour #UKGiftAM on Twitter every Saturday and Sunday morning from 9am-midday. We’re the giftfinder at your fingertips!

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