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Great gifts big & small

Blue Patch works with small ethical and sustainable businesses in the UK, from paint-makers to toymakers to clothing designers. Online shopping giants are often seem cheaper and quicker, but our makers don’t mass-produce goods.
Blue Patch presents a selection of high quality products at every time of the year but here’s some for Winter time

If you’re after some sustainable shopping then have a look at this selection 

There’s plenty more on Blue Patch.

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Kreisdesign: design and manufacture contemporary, custom made products that are carefully crafted for the design enthusiast.

The Peg-it-all pegboards are made from heavy-duty Birch Plywood. Nikki Kreis has a wonderful range of decorative products too such as the Wooden Christmas Tree that stores flat and looks sleek.

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Unison Colour: Buy the best you can- these hand made, high quality artist pastels are made in Northumberland National Park. Look out for their specially selected Artist Sets and fill your world with magical colour.

NOT ONLY FOR CHILDREN 

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Just Jigsaws: have a wonderful range of classic floor puzzles to innovative inset trays. Adults & children can play and have fun learning with these hand cut jigsaw puzzles made by skilled craftsmen in Derbyshire.

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iwishiwasa…cool costumes for kids: Great for hard-playing superheroes.

With a mission to create original, vibrant & fun costumes to satisfy little ones’ thirst for imagination & adventure. The team produce short batch runs with the best quality materials, hand finished at a studio in South London. Hardwearing – these are heirloom pieces to keep and treasure forever.

Diamond Hill Dolls: Not just for Christmas – not just for children either.  These Organic handmade dolls are stuffed with sheeps wool which retain warmth when cuddled. Individually handmade with hand embroidered faces that make them all one of a kind. Every 14in doll comes in a cloth drawstring bag.

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Brushwood Toys:  Livestock Farm is based upon authentic farm buildings. These toy farm buildings and vehicles are alive with realism. Brushwood Toys are popular with parents as well as children. Celebrate creative & imaginative play.

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GARDEN

Seedball: Christmas Seedball Gift Box MMM_9326b

Pick n’ mix your perfect gift selection. The Seedball gift box is now on sale! Hurray. Each box holds three tins on a bed of raffia – choose 3 tins for your box, with any combination of tin varieties possible.

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J C Gardens & Climbing Frames: This handmade Oak Tree Swing will delight adults or children. Their special engraving service to adds a personal touch. All engraving is done by hand using traditional methods, making it a fantastic gift for any special occasion such as a wedding or christening too.

WELLBEING

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Organic Surge:  Specially formulated to cleanse even the most sensitive skin. The Fragrance Discovery Collection includes: Lavender Meadow Hand & Body Wash, Tropical Orange & Bergamot Hand & Body Wash, Fresh Ocean Hand & Body Wash, and Citrus Mint Hand & Body Wash. Organic Surge Hand & Body is created using up to 99% ingredients from natural origins.

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4160 Tuesdays: A collection of fragrances, blended by hand at the 4160Tuesdays London craft perfumery. Their best seller is Their Sexiest Scent on the Planet – Ever is a smooth, soft, sensual scent made for a botanical cocktail event with The Gin Garden. They also sell samples so you can try them at your leisure.

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Beefayre: The Winter Berries Votive comes with the metallic gold honeybee print on the glass. 100% natural plant wax made with pure essential oils, this festive fragrance is a sumptuous blend of berries, orange blossom and aromatic notes of nutmeg and cinnamon.

HOUSE & HOME

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Hokolo: is a design-led lifestyle and homeware brand founded by architect and designer Jen Taylor. Bold colours and rich pigments of eastern design combine with the contemporary clean lines. See a display of Hokolo products at the National Theatre Bookshop now.

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Quilts by Lisa Watson:

A Harris Tweed quilt throw is the perfect heirloom gift for your home.

From the 28th November Lisa’s Yorkshire Woollen blankets will be £135 (rather than RRP £235) For the week beginning 5th December all of her other festive offers apply! There’s also Free postage & packing in GB.

Belt Studio:  make belts, bags and leather accessories. It’s a small and skilled team that put every effort in to making only the finest leather products with the highest quality leather they can find!

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Oliver Harvey: A professional-style premium Apron in a Tin is what your chef friends and family really want this Christmas, but which one?  Classic fabrics like the Traditional 100% Cotton Navy/White Butchers stripe or this denim version. Each apron comes complete with branded non-tangle ties and cloth holder to ensure that the chef in your life looks their best in service!

THE PERFECT GIFTS FOR CHEFS, BAKERS AND FOODIES

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Storm Furniture:

This quirky little egg shaped egg rack is a handmade product made with eco friendly sustainable materials from Storm Furniture. The rack will hold a dozen eggs and hangs on your wall with a secret fixing.

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The pieces you’ll find at Wooden & Woven are intended to be more than just utensils, they should mellow with age and make the otherwise mundane tasks of scooping, stirring & sipping handsome & homely.

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FOOD & DRINK

Gibson’s Organic Liqueurs: This handy pocket sized mini bottle is a perfect stocking filler.Blackcurrant is just one of the many delicious fruity flavours that you can add to a glass of sparkling wine. The liqueurs are all gluten free and vegan.

‘The best of liqueurs with astounding fruit flavours. Essential in the kitchen too, enriching gravies and turning bog-standard ice-cream into gastronomy’ Prue Leith

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 INDOORS & OUTDOORS

noopdesigns: A luxurious long unisex alpaca scarf that is made from 100% pure English alpaca feels light, cosy and warm. Alpaca yarn has little prickle factor so it is kind to the skin. A good choice for  people that suffer from eczema, sensitive skins and skin allergies. Choose from one of the natural colours with no dyes or bleach used. Add a matching hat to complete the set.

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Berkeley Dog Beds: For a best friend. The Berkeley Oak Frame Dog Bed, Waterproof Orthopaedic Mattress with Pocket Springs. Heavier, stronger and more hard wearing than cheaper pine alternatives, these wooden dog beds are hand made in solid oak from fully sustainable sources.

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Coates English Willow:  This traditional bicycle basket with leather straps will affix to the handlebars of most bicycles. It’s available in 3 sizes and comes from a family company growing willow since 1819.

 

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Hill and Ellis: Here’s another one for cyclists. Don’t you think this Professor bike bag is great? It is designed to attach to any panier rack but stylish and smart enough to use at any time.

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Inspiringly fine things – made in Britain.

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Posted on November 29, 2016 by Blue Patch Team
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