I know lots of organised types have got their Christmas shopping all wrapped up but here at Maude & Tommy there’s always room for a few more treats under the tree.
We’ve picked out a few gifts that we’ll be wishing for on the big day – and if this is exactly what you’d like to find in your Christmas stocking, click and share. A big hint is just today’s equivalent of a letter to Santa!
1. For the romantic traveller
Our best-selling range, these evocative accessories from One Hundred Stars have been created from vintage maps, including London, New York, Paris and Tokyo. Choose the city that means the most – or for a really indulgent treat, pop a pair of airline tickets into the package too.
The collection includes scarves (£36), dressing gowns (£55) and kimono jackets (£45) palazzo pants (£39).
2. For the arty magpie
Highly collectable around the world, Ayala Bar’s quirky, beautiful pieces are all hand-made in small quantities from her Tel Aviv studio.
Ayala is inspired by the materials themselves, putting beads, tassels, fabric, thread, glass and metals together, playing with colour and texture and creating tiny, intricate works of art.
3. For the cosy snuggler
Each of these hand-knitted socks by People Tree (£26) is unique – but they’re all equally warm and enveloping for winter toes.
Whether she wears them peeping over boots or simply for long evenings curled up with a book, she’s guaranteed to feel the benefit, as they say round here in Yorkshire.
4. For the fashionista on the go
What Daisy Did is a fabulous brand that makes bags and purses from waste leather. Its recruitment process in both India and the UK focuses on giving jobs to vulnerable people, to beat poverty and homelessness.
The credentials are impressive – but the products themselves are pretty darned gorgeous too. Each bag is made from a unique mix of colours, thanks to the way they’re manufactured. From £28.
5. For the elegant nature lover
Just Trade’s quirky pieces are all fair trade and created from ethical materials – we particularly love the range of little animals hand-carved from tagua nuts, often referred to as ‘vegetable ivory’.
Made in Equador, this range sees skilled craftsmen carve, sand and polish each piece into a beautiful stylised animal. Choose from the bird pendant (£25), the owl pendant (£25) or the warbler pins (£12) in several gorgeous colours.
6. For the cultural collector
Maude & Tommy owner Anne was so bowled over by these stunning hand-worked quilts (£185) she found in India that she bought them back to the UK to share with everyone.
Created by the Bishnoi people, using a mixture of applique and kantha work in Kutch Gujurat, they’re entirely hand cut and embroidered. Pop into the shop to see the full range.