Category Archives: Gifts

Buy British Christmas Gifts – The Make it British Gift Guide

There are lots of ideas here on the ukmade site for great Christmas presents. Please have a look around. Lots of ideas elsewhere on the net too. Please remember to get British made christmas cards and gift wrap too…and British made Christmas decorations and British made tinsel British made Christmas Crackers. Make it a Great British Christmas…

And for 2018 why not choose a British made diary

There are some great suggestions for British made gifts for Christmas at Make it British – thank you Make it British – Check out the @MakeitBritish gift guide for great gifts by clicking the link below #buybritishchristmas

Buy British Christmas Gifts – The Make it British Gift Guide

10 reasons for giving British made gifts this Christmas:

  1. Helping preserve the future of British manufacturing and craftsmanship
  2. You know where what you are buying is coming from
  3. You are preserving and creating jobs for British workers
  4. You are bestowing a gift that does not have a massive carbon footprint
  5. It gives you the chance to buy something of quality that will last
  6. You are encouraging others to buy British
  7. You are helping people to realise that we do still make many wonderful things in the UK
  8. You are being patriotic
  9. British factories have ethical hygienic production, fair wages & decent working conditions
  10. You are helping ensure future security of supply.

Please be careful to check the provenance of your gifts; there’s a tendency amongst many firms to claim British heritage in a way that misleadingly implies manufacture in the UK. Anything manufactured Britain, for example any of the items listed on this website, will make a good present and UK made gifts don’t have to be expensive either. Try the high street but I think you’ll have more luck finding British made Christmas presents online.

BUY BRITISH – Christmas Gift Guide

Buy British Gifts this Christmas

Source: BUY BRITISH – Christmas Gift Guide

A great choice of suggested British made gifts for this Christmas – go on, make someone’s day with a present made in the UK.

Great suggestions for British made gifts for Christmas – thank you Make it British – Check out the @MakeitBritish gift guide for great gifts #MadeinBritain http://makeitbritish.co.uk/buy-british/ #BritishChristmasGifts

Traditional sewn Union flag (5x3ft) by Red Dragon Flagmakers

Traditional sewn Union flag (5x3ft) by Red Dragon Flagmakers

Australian Made and British Made – How the Aussie’s seem to campaign for their country’s manufacturing and farming better than the Brits

A carrier bag advertisiing the Australian Made, Austrain Grown logo, togther with Bruce, an Australian made toy wombat. Photograph by author.

A carrier bag advertising the Australian Made, Australian Grown logo, together with Bruce, an Australian made toy wombat. Photograph by author. October 2015.

Wherever I travel in the world, I make the effort to buy locally made souvenirs and support local people. At the very least I make sure I buy a gift that is actually made in the country I am visiting.

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“Best place for affordable souvenirs made in England”? British made gift and souvenir guide

In response to this question I saw on trip advisor  – where is the “Best place for affordable souvenirs made in England”?

Wherever you travel in the world, please make the effort to buy locally made souvenirs and support local people. At the very least make sure you buy a gift that is actually made in the country you are visiting.

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British Made Christmas Gift Guide 2013 – Great Places to buy UK Made Christmas Presents

10 reasons for giving British made gifts this Christmas:

  1. Helping preserve the future of British manufacturing and craftsmanship.
  2. You know where what you are buying is coming from.
  3. You are preserving and creating jobs for British workers.
  4. You are bestowing a gift that does not have a massive carbon footprint.
  5. It gives you the chance to buy something of quality that will last.
  6. You are encouraging others to buy British.
  7. You are helping people to realise that we do still make many wonderful things in the UK.
  8. You are being patriotic.
  9. British factories have ethical hygienic production, fair wages & decent working conditions.
  10. You are helping ensure future security of supply.

Manufacturing in the UK allows companies to control supply, guarantee quality, offer flexibility and to be ethical and environmentally sound. Please support UK industry by buying British.

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Limited Edition Art & Homewares | MADE IN ENGLAND, DESIGNED AROUND THE WORLD, COLLECTED EVERYWHERE

Limited Edition Art & Homewares | MADE IN ENGLAND, DESIGNED AROUND THE WORLD, COLLECTED EVERYWHERE.

Kozyndan - Bunny Blossom Espresso Set.  Made in England.

Kozyndan – Bunny Blossom Espresso Set. Made in England.

Simon C Page - Cuben Array pillow.  Made in England.  Various sizes available.

Simon C Page – Cuben Array pillow. Made in England. Various sizes available.

Alberto Cerriteño Chupacabras Eye Mask.  Made in England.  @ clickforart

Alberto Cerriteño Chupacabras Eye Mask. Made in England. @ clickforart

Limited Edition Art & beautifully, collectible Artwares from the World’s coolest artists. Made in England, Designed Around the World, Collected Everywhere…

http://www.thisisalimitededition.com · clickforart.com

http://www.thisisalimitededition.com

http://www.clickforart.com

http://www.pinterest.com/clickforart/

https://twitter.com/clickforart

Art prints and canvas, pillows, cups and saucers, dinnerware, chairs, holdalls, eye masks, mini bags – all made in England.

They say: “We are proud to say that our entire range of Limited Edition art and artwares are all made in England. We produce many of the items in house at our factory in the Midlands. With our ceramics being produced in Stoke-on-Trent, our Luggage in the South West and new furniture in Long Eaton. We use the finest components and manufacturers throughout and try to offer an affordable but quality product range.”

Deck the Halls handmade Christmas decorations made in Britain

Deck the Halls British made Christmas decorations.

Deck the Halls licking cat DTH 1125 Ht: 7 cm.  Handmade in Britain

Deck the Halls licking cat DTH 1125 Ht: 7 cm. Handmade in Britain

Deck the Halls sausage dog DTH 1132 Ht: 7 cm.  Handmade in Britain

Deck the Halls sausage dog DTH 1132 Ht: 7 cm. Handmade in Britain

BBC News – Lava lamp creators mark 50 years of 1960s icon

BBC News – Lava lamp creators mark 50 years of 1960s icon.

http://www.mathmos.com

Mathmos traditional and the original lava lamps are still made in the UK.

“It would be much cheaper to make lava lamps in China,” said Ms Granger, adding that some of the company’s other LED lighting products are no longer made in the UK.

“But I think it’s special to make a heritage thing in the place it’s always been made. The bottles are made in Yorkshire, the bases are made in Devon, the bottles are filled in Poole and the lamps assembled to order in Poole.”

Great stuff, although it is only the Mathmos lava lamps that are made in the UK, with other Mathmos products often made in China.

Anglepoise (Herbert Terry) on the other hand have moved all production to China, except for the Anglepoise Giant 1227 lamp which is made in the UK. 

Merrythought – Handmade Teddy Bears – Made in England – British Bears – UK Made Soft Toys

Welcome – Handmade Teddy Bears – Ironbridge, Shropshire, England.

Britain’s last-remaining teddy bear manufacturer, Merrythought has been handmaking the quintessential English teddy bear in Shropshire for over 80 years.

http://www.merrythought.co.uk

https://twitter.com/MerrythoughtLTD

Merrythought London Gold traditional teddy bear. Made in England.

Merrythought London Gold traditional teddy bear. Made in England.

Dean’s Rag Book Co. is an older British teddy bear company (producing Dean’s Bears since 1915) however their products are now manufactured overseas.

Vintage 1960s Teddy. Dean's Childplay Toys. Bri Nylon. Made In England.

Vintage 1960s Teddy. Dean’s Childplay Toys. Bri Nylon. 7″ tall. Made In England.

Lindon UK are manufacturers of textile items. They manufacture in England teddy bear outfits and accessories (the actual teddy bears they sell are foreign made), purses, drawstring bags, shoulder bags, adult bibs, aprons, children’s clothes, pram sheets, tote bags, ladies dresses and skirts, curtains, etc. Trade or retail. Prices are very reasonable. Teddy bear clothing products are available from their website and a range of their products are available from their eBay shop.

http://www.lindonbears.co.uk

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Lindon-UK

Knockando Woolmill teddies are also made in the UK I understand, but they are a much smaller manufacturer.

Knockando Woolmill Tartan Teddies. Made in Scotland.

Knockando Woolmill Tartan Teddies. Made in Scotland.

Little Bean has a range of products that includes toys, clothing and nursery items, for newborn to aged 5 years, all made in the UK and their range includes a couple of plush rabbits – http://www.little-bean.co.uk

Loopy Lapin - Retro. Made in England

Loopy Lapin – Retro. Made in England.

Trestle Shop (Tender) sell some made in England plush animals in wool/lambskin/cotton. They are hand made and do not meet child’s toy safety standards and are intended for grown-ups only – http://www.trestleshop.com

Tender (Tresle Shop) natural black lambswool bear. Made in England, using Welsh Black lambs reared in England.

Tender (Tresle Shop) natural black lambswool bear. Made in England, using Welsh Black lambs reared in England.

Dress-A-Doll say on their website “My ambition is to create a 100% Made in Britain Doll, clothes and accessories that are competitively price – but demonstrates our attention to detail and most of all quality. Although we still use factories in other countries, we try to work with companies who have a connection with Britain. In 2017 we are aiming to expand our team of knitters, crocheters and seamstresses and create a small factory right here in Lutterworth.” Looking around their website some products do appear to be British made including their one-of-a-kind dolls, Harvington Prep School dolls, Mabel and Friends dolls, and some dolls outfits. Check before buying these exclusively priced rag dolls – https://www.dressadoll.co.uk

 

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