We're spreading the J O Y of gift giving! We've done a "not so Secret Santa" and each member of Muswell Hill Creatives has chosen a gift made by a fellow member of the collective, that they love.
Take a look below for all the gorgeous things our members have chosen. We hope this inspires you to shop local for handmade and designed gifts which are truly unique.
Rachael, Muswell Hill Creatives Founder chooses...
“This Bell Jar by Jess Albert would look amazing on my mantlepiece. I love how it captures Jess’s passion for nature and entymology in a style which reminds me of Victorian collectibles and antiquities. It’s one of those gifts that will make a lasting impression in any home.”
£160 excluding delivery
Contact Jess directly to purchase: email@example.com
Jess Albert chooses....
“I love this gorgeous fox long-sleeved t-shirt by Isabee. Such a perfect Christmassy gift in colour and in tribute to our beautiful urban foxes which, I don’t know about you, but I see on a nightly basis!”
Ages: 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 and 10-12 years.
£22 including postage. Shop here
Hilary Masetti chooses....
“I have chosen Romor Designs’ beautiful Bai 'Seashell' shibori organic scarf. Not only does it look super cool, it also shows incredible craftsmanship. You can see that the making process is highly technical requiring great skill and precision. The result is fabulous and I love it!”
£50. Shop Now
Cecilia of By Cecil chooses....
“The moody, painterly light in the whole of Barry Bottomley’s the 'Looking In Looking Out' photo series is beautiful, but photo #8 stands out for its graphic, woven aesthetic. The textured patterning reminds me of woven textiles and appeals to my weaver’s mind's eye.”
From £30 (excl. delivery). Shop here
Jen of Crouch End Candles chooses...
“I love By Cecil’s beautifully thought out woven textile designs, and her eye for colour is unmatched. This would go with so many things in my wardrobe! The intricate weave makes it unique and the size means that you can snuggle into it as a wrap, or twist it and wear as a classic scarf. It also makes a very luxurious doggie blanket for a very spoiled pooch!”
Available as a scarf and snood. From £65. (Free delivery within the UK).
Sunbul of Night Press chooses.....
“I love hosting my friends for a meal or a cake and crafting tea, and I'm always looking for items to set my table - these Mini Papershades are perfect for all these occasions. Dress up a used jam jar with a tea candle and a mini shade and dot these around your table. I love the designs you can choose from, and they're affordable so you can buy a set to build up a collection.”
Set of three £35. Make your own mini shade £6.
Jill Tattersall chooses.....
“I would so love one of these beautifully crafted box bags by Steph Rubbo Saddlery & Leather Work - maybe red with black stitching...or black with red stitching....or red and black combined. So fab to be able to choose! Perfect for phone, passport, a lipstick - yes holiday essentials!”
Bespoke box bags from £300.
Order via Steph's website Here
Ros of Papershades chooses.....
“This is an utterly glorious ring by Wyckoff Smith Jewellery. It’s just my colour. For as long as I can remember I’ve been drawn to the sort of blue which you could dive into. If I were lucky enough to wear this ring I’d be wallowing in the deep, azure blue colour and sink into a happy little dream.
Well, I can dream. If I were given this ring I’d be very, very pleased. If I am giving this to someone special then they would already know the significance of this colour And if I am giving myself a treat then this will be it.”
£245. Shop here
Rob of Romor Designs chooses.....
“When I was asked to pick one of Hilary Sketches' beautiful prints, there was one that really stood out to me and it's this amazing drawing of Alexandra Palace. I know that the Rose window stained glass took hours and hours to draw and I am totally in awe of Hilary's skill in rendering it so beautifully.
The picture is iconic and I'd love to have it on my wall!”
From £35. Framed options are available to N2, N6, N8, N10 and N22 residents (excl delivery).
Steph Rubbo Saddlery & Leather Work chooses....
“I just love this cylinder crazy paved vase by the very talented Jill Tattersall Ceramics. In my working life I’m often trying to make all my items as symmetrical as possible, and the asymmetry of the pattern here appeals to my rebellious side.
And don’t get me started on the colour scheme. If that was my sole criteria, I would have a house full of Jill’s orange black and white ceramics.”
£75 (excl delivery). Shop Now
Isabelle of Isabee chooses....
“Crouch End Candles’ Hug with its rich blend of Louisiana magnolia blossom encapsulated in crushed musk-infused vanilla pods and balanced with sandalwood.
First I was attracted by the name of the candle, then I felt it evokes the scent perfectly. This is a lovely quality handmade gift made for you to have a cosy feeling all around you.”
£25. Shop Here
Barry Bottomley chooses.....
“I love the monochrome aesthetic of Sunbul of Night Press’s ‘Strike’ linocut print. It appeals to my fascination with matchbox art and coupled with my political leanings and sense of humour, it is a winner for me.”
£20. Free Delivery. Shop Here
Michele Wyckoff Smith Jewellery chooses....
“This time of year is all about luxury, so I’d love to give or a receive a beautiful eco friendly Queenie Organics gift set complete with hand and body cream, face cream and a handy travel size hand cream tin. These luscious creams are perfect for a jeweller’s hands and a barrier against Winter temperatures.”
£45 (excl delivery). Order book opens from 10/12/23. Shop Here