You made it! You survived the longest January that ever Januaried. Give yourself a pat on the back, straighten up that crown and take a deep breath because Spring is finally on the way.
Gifting occasions come thick and fast in Spring. Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter, bridal showers and hen parties are all on the horizon, not forgetting birthdays!
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, but don’t panic – you are totally covered. This Spring Gift Guide is the perfect place to find all the inspiration you’ll ever need to get top notch gifts for your loved ones that won’t end up donated to the charity shop!
Better yet, all the gifts in this gift guide are from small businesses – that means your gifts will be totally unique; made with love, care and expertise by passionate creators; and be treasured forever by your loved one.
Whether you want to show your Mum just how much you appreciate her, find a special gift for your best friend’s bridal shower or even just treat yourself – you’re allowed to do that! – there is something beautiful waiting for you in this Virtual Spring Gift Fair.
1 – Wildflower Gifts by George Crafts Jewellery
Flowers are very traditional Mother’s Day and Valentine’s gifts, and wildflowers are one of the hallmarks of Spring. If you want to gift flowers that will last forever you can’t go too far wrong with the wildflower jewellery.
Each wildflower pendant is made using flowers gathered from within walking distance of where the jewellery is made. The flowers have been pressed and put into resin so that the flowers will last forever. The pendants are finished with two heart charms, letting your special someone know just how much you appreciate them.
“The wildflowers in my local area always lift my mood, and I love to share them with others. These pendants will suit your boho loving bestie, your beautiful mum and of course a style Icon like you.”
Soon you will be able to buy letterbox gift bundles containing pendants, limited edition art prints, original artwork and your choice of poem (specific to the occasion) or custom message. Keep your eyes on the George Crafts Social Media for the release of these letterbox gifts and shop for the pendants here
2 – BabyWaves Soundwave Art by MiniMoon Arts
Is it your bestie’s first Mother’s Day as a mum? Or maybe it’s your Mum’s first Mother’s Day as a Nanna?
It’s hard to think of a more personal and special gift than the sounds of your little one turned into a beautiful piece of art. Well Annie from MiniMoon Arts can not only create that special piece of art, but also show you just how your little one’s sound goes from giggle to gorgeous visual art.
“As the lambs start to leap and the spring flowers being to rise what better way to welcome the season of all things new than by celebrating the glorious first and fresh moments of your babies? Nothing sounds newer and with such joy as a little one’s outrageously large giggle, or their very first words! Or even a first sneeze, blowing away the last vestiges of winter. With the completely unique bespoke BabyWaves soundwave art print you can have the most beautiful artwork of all for your carefully curated home gallery. Send us your baby’s gorgeous sounds either as an audio file or a video and we will make this into a beautiful piece of soundwave art for you not only that, but we will create a QR code that will portal you to a personalised video of your little one’s sound and sound wave! Let us celebrate those wonderful memories together and hold on to them forever. The perfect gift for yourself and loved ones in this most beautiful time of year.”
Prices start from just £16.00, click here to find out more
3 – Elasticated Bookmarks by Mel and Moo Designs
With Spring on the way, warmer weather is coming. That means spending more time outside! Think of sitting out in the garden on a rare day off, a glass of something cold in one hand and a good book in the other. Sounds like a perfect self-care day to me.
The book lovers in your life will adores these handmade bookmarks from Mel and Moo designs! These gorgeous bookmarks won’t fall out from between your pages, don’t damage your books and look totally luxurious!
Mel and Moo say:
“Spring is just around the corner and so it’s time to grab your book and get outdoors. The warm air, natural light and vitamin D, along with a good book and your fave drink will do wonders to boost your mood.
If there’s a light breeze, an elastic bookmark will ensure you don’t lose your page. Lots of designs to choose from and custom orders are always welcome.”
There are lots of designs to choose from – check out the full range here!
4 – Personalised Wooden Luggage Tags by Myte and Boo Gifts
Bridal shower/Wedding/Engagement gifting can be a minefield. How many pairs of mugs/wine glasses with Mr/Mrs or Bride/Groom do people need? I’ll let you into a secret – NONE. Get them a keepsake they can actually use!
Myte and Boo Gifts have created a collection of laser engraved wooden luggage labels which can be personalised in a number of ways, including the recipients name; the location of their honeymoon; maps and even the year of their trip.
Natasha says “our tags are made with sustainably sourced wood and oak veneer. These personalised gifts will be treasured forever and will help you stand out from the crowd on your travels.”
You can check out all the designs available in the Myte and Boo Gifts Etsy Shop here
5 – Luxury Home Décor and Fragrance by Erae Crafts
Spring is a great time for fresh starts and new beginnings – that must be why so many people declutter their homes and lives and give their homes a bit of a makeover. It’s hard work, but boy does it feel good once it’s done.
If you know someone who has just given their living room a facelift, Erae Crafts has the perfect gift for them. Luxury home fragrance in a hand painted, reed diffuser. Better still you can order bespoke diffusers, painted in colours to match the décor of their newly renovated living space. The diffusers are painted with chic, modern designs and come in a variety of scents. There really is something for everyone.
Visit the Erae Crafts Website to shop for ready to ship diffusers or contact Erica via Instagram to discuss a bespoke order!
6 – Personalised Scrapbooks by VP Crafts
Scrapbooking is a beautiful way to keep your most precious memories safe. A personalized scrapbook is a wonderful gift for so many different occasions.
Perhaps your best friend is expecting her first child, a personalized scrapbook would be a thoughtful gift for her to document her favourite moments from throughout her pregnancy – first scan photos, shopping for baby clothes, decorating the nursery, the baby shower – all things she will want to remember forever.
Maybe your sister is getting married, a personalized scrapbook would be a fabulous engagement present where she can save all her wedding prep memories – dress shopping with mum, looking at venues, choosing the flowers, the hen party – all key moments that would be looked back on with fondness.
VP Crafts says:
“Our scrapbooks are available in a modern white or rustic brown Kraft finish. They can be personalized in so many different ways, for example, name, date, occasion and even image”
Find out more in the VP Crafts Etsy shop here.
7 – Pup & Parent Pamper Hamper by Absolute Animal Designs
If you have a dog lover in your life, they need this gift. This hamper is the perfect Mother’s Day gift “from the dog”. Your mum can put her feet up and enjoy a facemask while her pampered pooch can indulge in a glass (or bowl?) of Pawsecco.
Perhaps it’s your best friend’s wedding coming up. She loves her doggo and she even has plans to include her beloved pet in the wedding. This hamper makes a thoughtful and unique and Bridal Shower Gift. While there might be some difficulties in bringing her dog on the hen weekend, this hamper makes sure your best friend can enjoy a relaxed night of pampering with her four legged friend in the run up to the big day.
Amy from Absolute Animal Designs says:
“The Pup and Parent Pamper Hamper is the perfect treat for you and your furry friend! The hamper contains everything for a night of relaxation you and your pooch can both enjoy!
Our hamper includes healthy dog treats, chocolate bar and hot chocolate (for human), a grooming mit, face mask and nail file, a candle, a Pawsecco for your pup and a personalised flannel.”
The hamper costs £16.50 and is available here
Happy Shopping to you! I hope you are able to find plenty of gifts for the special people in your life, and maybe one or two treats for yourself too!