This Christmas support Sussex independent crafters and shops by buying these gifts

If you still have not finished (or maybe even started) your Christmas shopping yet then take a look at these wonderful Christmas gift ideas created by Sussex crafters and small businesses.

Monday, 7th December 2020, 5:38 pm
Bow Ties by Bailey

Present ideas range from jigsaws of local scenes and bowties for dogs, to artwork supporting Brighton Dome and sponsorship of rescued wildlife.

44 Designs UK sell many personalised/custom products and currently have a great range of Christmas products too.The Christmas Eve boxes are currently on sale two for £22, three for £32 or £14 each. They contain: a Christmas dvd, a tube of sweets, a reindeer hot chocolate, reindeer ‘food’, a personalised door hanger, a personalised plate for Santa and a colouring set. https://www.facebook.com/44-Designs-UK-101383795132866/
Christmas cards for sale by Seaford artist Lindsay Crook. £3. All design available at lindsayanneart.com
This unusual gift could make a lovely Christmas present. The bookfolds are made to order in about a week. Bells (pictured) 25, Snowman 22, Tree 20. Postage 5. Email [email protected]
Based in Chichester, The Hot Chocolate Bombs are hand made dark chocolate figures filled with hot chocolate powder and mini marshmallows. They are made by a trained pastry chef by using high quality Belgian chocolate. They make the perfect stocking filler for any member of the family: just pop one in a mug with 250ml of hot milk to make luxury hot chocolate in the comfort of your home. Available to buy at www.cakesinbloom.co.uk/Christmas either singularly for 3.50 or in a bundle of 3 for 10.
Based in East Sussex, Bow Ties by Bailey makes handmade dog bow ties and bandanas. Christmas bow ties still available to order. You can find them on Facebook and Instagram @BowTiesbyBailey Bow ties £3 each and bandanas £4.50.
During lockdown Teala Designs started creating surface patterns to be used on homewares and clothing, such as cushions, masks, mugs, bags, etc. Visit www.redbubble.com/people/tealadesigns/explore
Neon Pink and Peacock painted and varnished plywood cube with a teal twisted flex - perfect for a decorative bulb or order with the spiral LED bulb. Handmade by Gary Knight, this is sure to brighten up any room. £45. www.vicki-isted.co.uk
This game Over Drawstring Bag costs £5 and measures 41cm x 33cm. It is available from The Beach Hut, 256 Terminus Road, Eastbourne.
If you are stuck for a meaningful gift idea then how about sponsoring a species at Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital. As well as solving your gift problems, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to provide care to wildlife casualties at Brent Lodge to get them fit for release. This could be a fox, swan, rabbit or hedgehog. Each sponsorship pack contains, a thank you card, personal certificate, a photo and description of your chosen species. The recipient will also receive a special gift and newsletters keeping them up to date with news, patient stories and wildlife advice. Sponsorships from £25. Please visit shop.brentlodge.org/gift-patient-sponsorship
Based in Ashington, Jean Farnes creates folded book art, handmade cards, decorate MDF shapes and deep box frames. All the items are made to order and usually within four to five days. Prices start at 5 for gifts and only 1 for cards. Any enquires can be made via www.facebook.com/jeaniousdesigns or you can buy www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JeaniousDesignsShop
The Mummy Essentials pouch is made from 100% Certified Organic Brushed Cotton Canvas and is ideal for holding lots of essentials items. You can customise your pouch, as Ledro Designs offers three different colour pouches and 22 colours of text to choose from, to help you create the perfect personalised gift this Christmas. 19 x 12 cm. 8.95. www.ledrodesign.co.uk
The Chichester calendar is made up of stunning photos of the city, including the Cathedral, Keats, Litten Gardens and the Festival Theatre. Now £5 and available via www.present-surprise-chichester.co.uk
Available through The Private Press, these prints would make fantastic Christmas presents for Sussex arts and culture lovers. Each was selected from Brighton Festival’s archive from the last 54 years and the series includes a pop artist, Turner prize winner and tattoo artist. Sales help to raise funds to support the future work of Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, which has suffered a loss of 67% of self-generated income this year. All prints available to purchase online from: theprivatepress.org/shop
This Selsey seagulls print is available on a number of items including cushions, coasters, cups and clocks. Visit bit.ly/selseyseagulls
Teddy Tinker's at 134 London Road, St. Leonards-on-Sea sells antiques, collectables, vintage costume and fancy dress plus lots more. A new book written about the shop and its owner by Tony May is available to buy at £3.50 (or £5.50 by post). www.facebook.com/TeddyTinkers
Published by Chichester publishers Summersdale, ‘The Hedgerow Apothecary ‘ was inspired by walking in the wonderful West Sussex countryside. It is full of folklore, history and superstitions of Hedgerow plants with remedies and recipes that are easily made at home. Priced at £12 and available from the Tuppenny Barn shop on Thursdays or via their ‘click and collect’ service. www.tuppennybarn.co.uk
Cutout Crew is providing custom printed Christmas Cutouts for families who can't be together this Christmas. You simply have to upload your image, pick your jumper and they do the rest. They will be £17.95 (+£4.95 postage) each. You can order online via cutoutcrew.co.uk and Instagram/Facebook @cutoutcrew.
Olly Clarke is travelling all over the coast turning the photos he takes into jigsaws. The jigsaws are available in two sizes in 500 pieces and 1000 pieces. The 500 piece puzzle is £33.50 and the 1000 piece puzzle is £49.50. Visit www.puzzlecrazy.co.uk.
Made in Petworth, these beautifully framed hands and feet casts and silver jewellery are perfect as a stocking filler or a gift for anyone due next year. Visit www.teenytinytoes.co.uk to see what is possible for your little people or furry friends. Gift vouchers also available for any denomination. www.facebook.com/teenytinytoesbabyhandfootprintcasting
18-year-old Anna from Chichester is inspired by nature, particularly beautiful coral species, and has created a range of products for sale including phone covers, bags (pictured), cushions, and clothing. Visit www.redbubble.com/people/coraladesigns
Ashling Park produces awar- winning wines, winning three of the top trophies at the Wine GB 2020 awards. It also sells Pointer’s Pour gin which has been distilled from its Pinot Noir grapes. One Christmas bundle includes two of its trophy winning sparkling wines and a vineyard tour and tasting voucher for two. There are also gift cards and tour vouchers for sale. Visit ashlingpark.co.uk