Welcome to the Inspire Network Christmas Gift Guide!
Let’s take a look at these fabulous gifts from women-owned businesses in the North East… these are all amazing – don’t we have a wonderful range of talented ladies in our network?
Coffee and Kin sell fabulous coffee and tea, and have just started this brand new subscription box for coffee and chocolate lovers. Their mission is to Brew Good, Do Good, Feel Good – so when you drink their coffee, you know that you are also doing some good in the world and the people who contributed to your coffee along the way are enjoying a higher standard of living.
In this box you get 300g of high quality coffee – you can choose from regular or specialty, beans, ground or compostable coffee pods and 200g of artisan chocolate. This will change every month and you’ll receive two bars. (The chocolate shown is actually from another North East business lady at Chocolateeha – amazing!) AND you’ll get a surprise gift!
The Pocket Perch is designed for outdoor living with a waterproof back and a quilted inner. It keeps you warm, dry and comfortable when you’re sitting outside, maybe on a hike or for a picnic perching on a damp wall. Because this gift is handmade you can choose any fabric you like – perhaps a floral fabric for a gardener, or musical notes for a musician? This means you can buy a practical gift that really is tailored to the recipient. These cost £14.99 – £19.99 dependant on the backing fabric – you can also buy perches for your dog or at picnic blanket size!
Leanne creates beautiful paper cut art like this gorgeous work which would make a fantastic gift for anyone – in this case a grandparent. Sparkly paper in beautiful colours, the paper is slightly stuck out from the background to add depth, this is a beautiful gift and comes beautifully packaged to protect it. Other designs are available too.
In this lovely positive book, you can join Maya the unicorn as she starts to believe in herself and have fun getting there. The book includes amazing exercises for your child to help them to set goals to dream big! The illustrations are beautiful. Also available is “Oscar the Dragon”.
This traditional wooden mosaic is one of those toys that lasts forever and you can pass down through the family. It’s beautifully made and the possibilities are endless for the patterns and shapes you can create with the shapes. It comes in a wooden tray so that you can keep the 80 shapes together and easily move the puzzle from place to place. It’s 26cm square and 2cm deep and is a beautiful last-forever gift for 3+, costing only £10.
Take a look at Oodles of gifts here.
This is a fantastic gift for a horse lover (also very handy if you’re running a bit behind on your Christmas shopping!) vouchers for horse riding at Stepney Bank Stables start at £18.25 and you’ll get a lesson at this amazing equestrian centre which strives to make horses available to young people in the city centre and also operates as a charity!
These are perfect for accessorising your outfit for a Christmas party! There are lots of designs available from Jamberry, and a whole sheet (£15) does 2 manicures and a pedicure (or 3 manicures if you’re creative!) you apply these with heat – you can use a hairdryer or there’s a heater available – they are really fast to apply and quick to remove.
How cute are these bows? These are super sparkly, Christmas themed and look amazing in your little girls hair in the run up to Christmas. These are so clever, this set features a Christmas Pudding and a Reindeer – how quirky and creative to get you in the Christmas spirit? These cost £10.
Gracies Bellas Bowtique is a family run, small company making hair accessories.
Check out the range here.
A fantastic gift with a visual pun from the Geordie Collection at Y I Gifts. This is 100% cotton T-shirt can be worn all year ’round and you can grab one of these for everyone in the family!
You want one of these don’t you? Why Aye Man!
Take a look at the range of Yi Gifts here, there’s clocks and hooks and cups and allsorts of wonderful things available.
Such a fantastic gift maybe to go in your Christmas Eve box? This is a personalised Christmas pillowcase, embroidered with your name and the words “Snuggle down and sleep tight, Santa and Rudolph will visit tonight”. You can use this year after year as part of your Christmas rituals to help you sleep soundly while the mince pies are scoffed and your stocking is filled.
Monthly packs starting 15th January for little astronauts, this is absolutely fantastic to learn about space! The kit pictured costs £25 and includes a space suitcase, personalised letter, map, mission log book, astronaut passport, stickers, photos,, activity booklet, travel ticket on a string and an astronaut in training wristband. After that for 9 months at £12 a month you’ll receive a planet pack where you’ll learn about a new planet each month. This includes a personalised fact filled letter, 2 photos, fact card, stickers, activity booklet, travel ticket on a string and a souvenir!
O my these candles smell INCREDIBLE. And you get two of them in this tin, a perfect gift that will create the scent of Christmas (just gorgeous) in your home. This set is one of a range of locally hand poured soy candle gifts. Soy candles are natural and fragranced with essential oils which is fantastic as there are no chemicals or harmful ingredients – a huge benefit to your health.
This tin costs £11.00 for two tinned candles inside a larger tin. Get yours here.
Park Lane Jewellery began in Chicago in 1955 and have the most beautiful jewellery which defines `The American Dream`offering exceptional quality with an unconditional guarantee. You could treat yourself OR someone else, why not? It’s Christmas after all.
Happy Christmas Shopping!