Christmas Gifts for the Gals

Let’s take a peek at Doodlesworth’s top picks of Christmas gifts for the girls in your life!

Hello, I’m Helen and my shop is Doodlesworth. I make illustrated cards, prints, badges and tote bags. I like to draw things to make myself laugh, I’m a bit of a geek and I love cats, which is all reflected in my work.

This list is titled Gifts for Gals, but a lot of my choices aren’t exclusively for women; they are just things that I like, and a good excuse to show off some of the brilliant things you can buy from Etsy Manchester members.

CeruleanWitch has a lot of great gifts for any witchy ladies. This Cthulhu Bubble Bath/Shower Gel potion bubble bath is my favourite, as it has been decorated with a deep sea monster. I also love that it’s made from 100 percent natural essential oils, natural colourings, and Natural Organic Castile soap.
Flyttamouse has lots of lovely wooden brooches, pendants and signs. This Fly Agaric Toadstool Wooden Brooch was my favourite. The detail is burned in with a pyrography machine, with hand painted colour.
SparrowRoadHandmade has lots of eco-friendly reusable gifts. The skull pattern is my favourite for these reusable Bamboo Make Up Remover Pads, but they have lots of other great designs to suit all tastes.
Emily Lisbeth Jewellery has lots of elegant silver jewellery to suit all price ranges. I’ve chosen these silver snowflake studs as they are nice and Christmassy.
The Magpie’s Daughter also has lots of unique jewellery with a vintage and antique feel, including these golden hoop drop earrings with deep red gem stones. Her product photos are so lovely too!
Norseman Furniture have a lot of very innovative designs, like this copper pipe wine glass caddy, you can carry a wine (or prosecco!) bottle and two glasses easily at once with one hand, which is handy for anyone like me who struggles with carrying a few things at once! It also looks great on display too.
It’s always good to get a really nice calendar for Xmas, and this A3 one from JivePrints is great for design lovers with their bright colours and bold shapes.
For art lovers LocalHotelParking has lots of unique, quite surreal and often funny hand cut collage art prints, including this ladies meeting called ‘The Announcement’.
Finally, pop over to my shop Doodlesworth for this cat tote bag which could make a good gift for any cat ladies out there!

Honestly, I could carry on much longer, there are so many talented makers out there in Manchester. Next time you are on Etsy, why not search for etsymcr? You won’t be disappointed!

Christmas Gifts – Stocking Stuffers

EtsyMCR teamie Lindy shares some of her favourite Stocking Stuffer ideas!

Hi, I’m Lindy, the potter behind Black Dog Pottery.  I love to play with clay and my studio is in South Manchester.  ‘Tis the season for giving and choosing that perfect gift for those stockings hung with care – I’ve chosen a few of my favourites!

Etsy is the perfect place to find handmade stocking stuffers. These fun and quirky gifts are a few of the things you can find on Etsy.  Our Etsy Manchester crew have some truly amazing pieces.

Vegan is the new black, and a badge to let Nana know you’re off the turkey might be what you’re looking for. £1.50, Doodlesworth
The festive season is a time to have a tipple or three and these funky coasters are the perfect combination of retro kitsch. £10.00, Kitsch Republic
Nicer than what you’ll get in your Christmas cracker- this cute little cloud key ring is sure to brighten your day. £8.00, The Moonlit Press
A different twist on the Christmas satsuma – these orange earrings will surely be a talking point during lunch! £10.00, YellowThreadd
It is candle season and one of my match strikers makes a perfect gift when paired with a candle. These hand-poured vegan candles smell divine – pop one in the stocking and enjoy! The spiced apple candle will surely put you in the festive mood. £14.00, The Wilton Street Craft Co.
This gorgeous necklace will bring of bit of celestial intervention – might just be needed with all the family around! £14.00, SaskiasSassyStore