With only a couple of weeks to go until the big man comes down your chimney, have you thought about what to gift your friends and family yet?
If, like many people, you are still struggling to think of the perfect present for that special someone in your life – don’t fear! We’ve done all the hard work for you.
Presenting our 12 gifts of a Great British Christmas! Packed full of British-made delights that your mum, granddad, sister, uncle, partner, best mate, work colleague, or next door neighbour are simply going to LOVE finding under their tree.
Happy Christmas shopping - you can thank us later!
Teddy Edward – Mini backpack, £275
We all know a girl who can’t leave home without her bag, so why not gift her a unique and luxurious number that she can tote around town in style?
Our mini backpack, Jenni, is a statement bag that’s designed with both practicality and style in mind. We hand-make each mini backpack right here in this country using the finest materials on offer – luxuriously soft British suede, hand-embossed ostrich effect leather and stunning red lining to give Jenni a look like no other.
And, she might be mini, but with a spacious main compartment, flap over closure and handy phone pocket, Jenni is loaded with features that we know your loved one will adore!
Peregrine – Ladies ribbed beanie, £39
Let’s face it – it can get pretty chilly out there at this time of year. So, why not give the gift of both warmth and style with this ladies ribbed beanie from British heritage brand Peregrine?
Made from 100% merino wool, this super cool ribbed bobble hat will not only look good on but is super cosy too. This is all thanks to its temperature regulating material and cute faux fur bobble, which is bound to keep the recipient toasty all winter long.
Peregrine make all their clothing and accessories here in Great Britain, and the faux fur bobble on top of the beanie is no exception. It comes from Helen Moore who designs and creates beautiful, ethical faux fur accessories in the heart of the Devonshire countryside.
The perfect winter wardrobe accessory and British through and through!
Teddy Edward - Luxury cashmere scarf, £199
You can’t go wrong with giving a scarf for Christmas, can you? We think anyone who is lucky enough to find the Phoebe luxury cashmere scarf under their tree on the 25th December will agree!
Hand-spun at a 150-year-old cashmere mill in Scotland, this super soft and warm scarf would make the perfect gift for stylish men and women who want a chic accessory for every occasion.
Ideally sized to be worn multiple ways and featuring a classic tassel trim, this luxurious scarf boasts a ripple hand-finish which is painstakingly achieved using natural, hand-worked teasels.
There are four gorgeous colour ways for you to choose from too - navy, cream, silver or granite. We aren’t sure how you’re going to pick just one!
Padfield - Card holder, £80
Wallets and purses always go down well as gifts, and we think just about anyone would be pleased to receive this small card holder from Padfield.
Made in England from British pebble grain leather, you can choose from various colours including black, navy, tan, grey or burgundy. You can even select the complementary monogramming service and have your loved one’s initials embossed on the card holder for that personal touch.
And it’s not just for cards either! Because the pouch fits perfectly in your pocket, it could be used to carry coins, earphones, jewellery or other precious items.
If the card holder has caught your eye as the perfect gift, you might be interested in some of Padfield’s other British-made accessories. Some even come with their own eco-credentials! For example, with every tote bag sold Padfield will make a donation to plant trees in UK Forests.
Teddy Edward - Cushioned sole alpaca socks, £18
Is there anything more British than receiving a pair of socks for Christmas? We think not. So, why not give the gift of cosiness this year in the form of our Lauderdale cushioned alpaca socks?
A hard-wearing, durable sock that is unrivalled in both softness and comfort, Lauderdale is the perfect pair for feet that love the great outdoors. Featuring a hand-linked toe seam, cushioned sole for ultimate comfort and coming in five different colours, they are ideal for the stylish adventurer.
These socks may be British through and through, but Lauderdale has been tried and tested all over the world, including a trek to the Himalayas! Where will Lauderdale take your lucky recipient?
BullBarrow – Garden and equestrian wheelbarrows, starting at £50
A wheelbarrow is probably not the kind of thing you’d expect to see on our gift guide. But if your loved one is big on gardening or a keen equestrian, then it could make for the perfect present!
BullBarrow proudly manufacturers its wheelbarrows right here in Great Britain, and boy, do they come in an array of shapes, sizes and colours!
From plastic and metal, to small pans and giant two wheelers, BullBarrow offer a fantastic selection of factory or home assembled wheelbarrows. And if you know someone who would love a colourful number, you’ve come to the right place. Pink, blue, orange, yellow, green…you name it, and BullBarrow do a wheelbarrow in it.
Each barrow even comes with the choice of three different types of wheels - puncture free, pneumatic or solid. This allows for use on a range of different terrains such a grass or tarmac, so whoever you gift it to can take their fancy new wheels for a spin just about anywhere!
Denys and Fielding – Large rosemary and lavender candle, £18.50
Home gifts are always a hit no matter the time of year, so you definitely can’t get it wrong if you choose to give a luxurious scented candle.
This candle from Denys and Fielding might be from Great Britain, but it’s delicious fragrance is inspired by herb-filled French potager gardens. Made from natural soy wax, and wholly natural ingredients, it contains rosemary which stimulates and relaxes, and lavender for that soothing touch.
Presented in a stylish enamel container, it can either be given a new lease of life with the Denys and Fielding candle refill service or used as a cute container for something else around the home!
Each Denys and Fielding candle is lovingly poured in Kent and their packaging is also made in Great Britain - East Sussex to be precise! So if you’re looking for a candle brand that is strong on sustainability and provenance, this is it!
Cotswolds Distillery – No.1 Wildflower Gin, £34.95
Hands up who loves waking up on Christmas morning to find that Father Christmas has left you a boozy gift under the tree?
Inspired by the glorious grasslands of the Cotswolds, No.1 Wildflower Gin is a tantalising blend of cornflowers, lavender and orange, giving it a zesty yet fresh finish. But don’t let the floral nature of this gin fool you – at 41.7% it certainly packs a punch!
And not only is it inspired by the Cotswolds; it’s made there too! Cotswold Distillery is the first full-scale gin and whisky producer in the area, meaning they can take advantage of local ingredients and traditional process to create the some of the finest spirits in the country.
According to Cotswolds Distillery, No.1 Wildflower gin pairs very well with premium tonic and a slice of orange. Somebody pour us a glass or three!
Teddy Edward - Men’s luxury cashmere gloves, £45
We get it. Men can be hard to buy for sometimes! But take it from us, any man will appreciate the gift of decent gloves and we are convinced that luxury cashmere pair, Scott, will go down a treat.
Woven in Scotland by skilled artisans and made from the finest 100% cashmere wool, these gloves boast classic British style mixed with unrivalled warmth. Scott also comes in two classic colours - navy and dark granite and feature thick, ribbed cuffs for that touch of masculine charm.
Because they provide such great protection from the cold, Scott would be a fantastic option for someone who loves a spot of outdoor adventuring. Without doubt, a classic festive gift!
Sunspel – Save the Ice boxer shorts, £45
If you don’t buy your man underwear for Christmas, is it even Christmas?
Boxers certainly make for a practical present, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. Take this pair from Sunspel, which deliver a twist on the classic boxer short.
These super cool (excuse the pun) ‘Save the Ice’ boxers have been designed by British visual artist David Shrigley and contain arctic animal motifs with a message of environmental responsibility and sustainability.
For each pair that are sold, Sunspel will donate 10% of the profits to Stump Up For Trees – a conservation charity focussing on woodland creation in the Brecon Beacons. A gift that’s cool AND supports the planet? We’re sold!
Bailey of Sheffield – Stainless steel men’s bracelet, £144
Not just reserved for the ladies, these days men’s jewellery is becoming more and more popular. So, why not get ahead of the trend and ask Father Christmas to deliver that special person some arm candy in the form of this stainless steel men’s bracelet from Bailey of Sheffield?
Hand built in the Portland Works workshop in Sheffield, these unique, hand engineered cable bracelets are constructed to last more than a lifetime.
The beauty of this bracelet is that thanks to marine grade stainless steel, it will not tarnish in wet conditions. This means it doesn’t need to be taken off to swim or shower – a bonus for those outdoorsy types!
Bailey of Sheffield also ensure their packaging is made in Great Britain using 100% recyclable cardboard, so gifting one of their bracelets gives you some sustainable brownie points too.
James and Jake – Hydration set, £42
If you know a chap who loves spending time in the great outdoors, this hydration set from James and Jake could be just the ticket.
Including the Replenishing Body Moisturiser and best-selling Anytime Face Moisturiser, this twin pack is perfect for skin that’s on the dry side or frequently exposed to the elements.
So, if the man in your life is always outside, exercises regularly and is focused on the positive benefits that brings, this set could be the ideal present for their next step in self-care.
James and Jake also ensure that every product is free from harsh fragrance or chemicals, meaning you can give the gift of great skin knowing there are absolutely no nasties to contend with.
Has our gift guide inspired you to shop British this festive season? Let us know in the comments what locally made gifts you decide to give your loved ones!
And if you are lucky enough to find something from Teddy Edward under your tree this Christmas morning, don’t forget to tag us on social media @teddyedwardclothing.