Christmas Gifts for the Guys

Need help finding the perfect Christmas present for the fellas in your life? Read on for some top gift inspo!

Curated by Christmas enthusiast and concrete homeware maker, Akaibi from PinkVine, here’s 10 awesome gift ideas for the men on your Christmas shopping list…

We’re all doing our best to cut down on single use items, so why not gift this functional and totally badass tote, that will surely never be forgotten!? The high quality surrealist print on this bag is from an original hand cut collage by LocalHotelParking and is also available as a print, if the man in your life would rather keep their art on the walls.
Perfect for the style-conscious bohemian is this grounding and strengthening necklace with texture for days! If your man prefers a little more colour, Bohemian Drifters has you covered with gorgeous natural beaded necklaces in shades of grey, turquoise and even wood.
For that one man on your list who’s out by the side of a lake more than he’s at home, bring some of that passion indoors. This embellished giclée print is from an original Jan Vallance painting and comes ready to display. If you love the style but fishing isn’t the vibe, The Art Boat has plenty of other outdoor scenes and animals to choose from.
Just because it’s Christmas, doesn’t mean you need to run for the staple box-sets from a chain store. These gorgeous soap bars will keep your main man smelling gorgeous, with tropical fruit notes that will wash away any negativity and get him ready to take on the day. Want even more positive vibes? The Crystal Soapery also offer soap bars containing real crystals for an extra keepsake.

Shopping for someone you love to Facetime? Or perhaps someone who is always cooking the latest recipe they found online? This modern yet charming phone stand by Norseman Furniture could be the perfect gift to remedy all those awkward attempts at balancing their handset. Top tip: They also sell one for tablets!
Do you know someone who deserves something truly one of a kind? These seaglass cufflinks look so different in all lights and will catch people’s eyes on every outing but will never be truly replicated. If you’re shopping for someone who’d like something more pared back, check out some of the silver cufflinks in Emily Lisbeth’s store.
Drawing out the beauty in the mundane is this sparse black and white print from Helena Lee Studios. This one is perfect for the man who is proud of where he comes from but won’t be found blaring Oasis out on the daily! If you’re buying for more of a country mouse, check out the range of botanical prints instead.
Perfect for a new freelancer or the guy whose desk is eternally cluttered, this set has a handy tray along with three clips perfect for photos, to-do lists or expenses receipts. If he’s got that covered, check out PinkVine’s coaster sets, perfect for G&Ts, beers and brews.
What’s better than a brand new leather wallet that will age beautifully with you? This eye-catching and clean lined red leather wallet by Blind Leather has a beautifully simple and yet thought out design. You can also choose between yellow and black thread to suit the recipient’s style. Red not his colour? Blind Leather has a great range of shades (and styles) in their shop from pale tans, through to rich greens.
For the ideas man who loves to jot things down, this feltcovered notebook comes with two handmade notebook inserts with varying papers for all kinds of concepts – and comes with a pencil too. If they’re more of a digital guy, why not go for a Jonesy Inc. hand stitched scarf instead?

Etsy Made Local 2019

Read on to find out more about Etsy Manchester’s FOURTH Etsy Made Local weekend, returning to the fantastic People’s History Museum…

EtsyMCR are so excited to launch Etsy Made Local: Manchester 2019!

Over one amazing weekend, you’ll be able to browse over forty stalls of handmade goodness at People’s History Museum this November.

Get your Christmas shopping done in one go, and support local small businesses by buying handmade.

To keep up to date with the event and find out about the amazing EtsyMCR Makers we’ve got on board for the weekend, start by popping over to our Facebook page and letting us know you’re coming! We’ll post regular updates on there so you can start working on your Christmas shopping list.

Photography by The Published Image.

EtsyMcr’s Etsy Made Local craft market kicks off December

Etsy Made Local is BACK in Manchester for the third year running!

Treat someone on your Nice List… Discover handmade gifts from over 40 EtsyMCR sellers at People’s History Museum from Friday 30th November to Sunday 2nd December.

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FREE ENTRY all weekend, including to the Museum itself (although donations are always welcomed).

On Friday 30th November, join us for the Museum’s annual Winter Warmer Late Night Shopping event from 5pm – 8pm with Mulled Wine, Mince Pies and Live music from the lovely, amazingly talented  She Choir!

You can also check out the Museum’s Christmas Tree which is being decorated by members of the EtsyMCR team – it’ll be on display until Christmas! Find out who made each decoration by getting up close and personal, plus there’ll be a chance to name one of the decorations!

We’re very excited to share so many awesome items from a whole host of Etsy Manchester members; keep an eye on our Twitter feed and follow us for information about each of our sellers.  And find out more over on our Facebook event page, and let us know you’re coming!

We can’t wait to see you all!

Etsy Made Local 2017

Etsy Made Local returned to Manchester, bigger and better for 2017!

Etsy Made Local: Manchester came back home to People’s History Museum from Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd , brought to you by the Etsy Manchester team.  Visitors who attended over the weekend found unique, personalised, one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts in a beautiful location from artisans and designer-makers who put their heart and soul into everything they make.  There were even more sellers than in 2016 and more visitors attended, too.  We had a fabulous weekend!

 

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Etsy: Made Local – Christmas 2016

The table cloths are now stored away, the festive music has fallen silent for now and the Etsy Made Local extravaganza has, for 2016 at least, become a treasured memory. But we’ll be back in 2017 for more…bigger, better and shinier than ever!

And that’s a wrap, people!

In December 2016, the Etsy Manchester Team hosted our first ever Etsy Made Local Christmas market. After months of planning, numerous team meetings and hundreds of social media posts, we opened the doors to People’s History Museum’s beautiful Engine Hall on the morning of Thursday 1st December and held our breath as we hoped for lots of visitors and sales for all our lovely stall holders.

We didn’t have to wait very long! Straight away there were visitors popping in to take a look around, stopping to look at each stall, having a chat and buying gifts, before heading off to explore the museum exhibitions.

On Thursday evening, People’s History Museum held their annual Winter Warmer event. Manchester’s SHE Choir entertained shoppers, museum visitors and the Etsy Manchester team with their heavenly singing.

Over the course of the four days, there were some sellers who were with us for two days, and some stayed for all four. On Saturday morning, we were joined by several new faces who set up their stalls for the weekend. We had a very busy Saturday and Sunday, as many determined shoppers arrived looking for those perfect gifts. Emily Dean from Etsy’s UK team came to visit us on Saturday and chatted to everyone, as well as picking out her favourite items.

Over the weekend there were also workshops run by members of the team. Visitors popped upstairs to make their own enamelled keyrings and felt Christmas tree decorations with Ruth and Laima.

After four days of hard work, our sellers packed down and headed home for a well-deserved rest! Thanks to everyone who took part, helped out, visited, and supported us in the weeks and months leading up to our first ever Christmas market.

Peace out, y’all!

Our heartfelt thanks to all who participates and helped arrange this fantastic event, from the incredibly accommodating and helpful People’s History museum staff, the SHE Choir, the energetic and highly creative sellers and, finally, all the wonderful shoppers, who let their festive curiosity get the better of them and came along to see us.

Take a look at a few highlights from the weekend! 

 

 

 

 

 

Manchester’s SheChoir entertained visitors at the Winter Warmer night!

 

Visitors took part in festive craft workshops too.