Buying someone a ‘little something’ can be harder sometimes than buying a substantial present. If you’re on the hunt for the quirky, the personalised or the unusual this Christmas, then look no further. To make it even harder, we’ve set ourselves a £10 limit to see what we can find.
Homemade soap, Calthorpe Community Garden
A green oasis in King’s Cross, Calthorpe Community Garden provides a green space for London residents. Set up as a charity in 1984, it helps to raise funds and awareness in a number of different ways including this homemade soap. Available in five different scents, it costs £5/bar so it’s two bars for our £10! Available from Calthorpe Community Garden.
The mini bird pizza kit, The Den Kit Company
This kit comprises two wooden disc pizza bases, a mini hessian bag full of mixed bird seed and one beautifully illustrated British garden bird identification card with instructions on the reverse- all in a jute sack. Perfect for children or anyone who’d like to attract more wildlife to their garden. £7.50, available from The Den Kit Company.
Green botanical style plant mister, Sass & Belle
This pretty plant mister jazzes up any desk or shelf and would make a great alternative to plastic plant spray bottles. It is made from glass with a rustic grey spout mechanism. Finished with a green glaze, the imperfect edges and bubbles in the glass add character and texture. £9, available from The Kind Store.
Scents of Christmas wax melts gift box, The Olfactiv
This pretty gift box contains a collection of three Christmas themed wax melts and three tealight candles, ready to create that Christmas atmosphere! Each wax melt pot has six snap-off segments and gives a total of approx. 24 hours of fragrance. £8.99, available from The Olfactiv.
Calm escape bath bomb, Fersk Self Care
A wonderful hand-packed bath bomb, infused with organic eucalyptus and cypress essential oils. Made from Himalayan pink salt, eucalyptus and cypress, the bombs come wrapped in a cheesecloth and labels are made from 100% recyclable cardstock. They are handmade in small batches in Canada and cost £8 from the Self Care Survival Kit Shop.
Green scented candle in a mug, Rex London
A lime and bayleaf scented candle, presented in a mint green ceramic mug. This stylish candle will fit right in to your kitchen or living room – plus it smells great too! £9.95, available from Rex London.
Greens & Greetings, Shroot
Available in different designs, this Greens & Greetings gift set (pictured above and main image) contains everything you need to grow delicious and nutritious microgreen sunflower shoots, right inside the ‘card’. It’s a sustainable gift suitable for both children and adults, and is perfect for posting as it’s designed to fit through the letterbox. £6.99, available from Shroot.
Delft cross stitch pin cushion kit, Museum Selection
A counted cross-stitch kit that makes a pretty, embroidered pin cushion with decorative cord edging. The dainty motif of tulips and fleur de lys echoes the decoration of traditional ceramics. You can follow the pattern exactly or add your own final flourish to the design. £9.99, available from Museum Selection.
Hedgehog notebook, Creature Candy
This A5 spiral bound notebook ideal for keeping on your desk or in your bag. Featuring a beautiful hand drawn image of a hedgehog Erinaceus europaeus, this notebook is perfect for to-do-lists and journal notes. Designed and made in England, 10% of the purchase price will be donated to the People’s Trust for Endangered Species. £6.95, available from Creature Candy.
Seed bombs, Black Bee Honey
These hand made seed bombs contain 21 different varieties of native wildflowers and grasses. The pack contains approx 20 bombs which is sufficient for one square metre of wildflower meadow which can help support a wide range of wildlife including butterflies and bees. £8.50 each, available from Black Bee Honey.