‘Tis the season to support locals and celebrate the exceptional talents within our community! As the holiday spirit fills the air, we’ve curated a sensational festive gift guide designed to help you box off your gifts in style.
Step into the world of Make residents – a vibrant tapestry of independent businesses, each weaving its unique thread of creativity and craftsmanship.
In this magical guide, we’ve handpicked a dazzling array of gifts that showcase the diverse talents residing within Make’s walls. From bespoke handcrafted treasures to innovative creations, our residents have poured their passion into every product, making each item a story waiting to be unwrapped.
Kip Candle Co
A perfect gift for those who love delicious scent. Kip Candle Co’s highly scented luxury soy candles are a great addition to any home, especially during the winter season to add a bit more cosiness.
If you’re looking for quality leather products that will last you forever then look no further than Rawhide Custom. They make bespoke leather wallets, dog collars, belts and more, and they age fantastically!
For the bookworms or crime and murder mystery enthusiasts it’s definitely worth checking out Crime Ink. Crime-Ink’s subscription service offers a selection of handpicked crime fiction and true crime literature from all over the world. Perfect for those who love to immerse themselves in the world of crimes, their detection, criminals and their motives.
Paul’s art collection draws inspiration from different periods of his life. Working on 4mm toughened safety glass – a canvas he knows well, he celebrates icons like The Beatles from the Mersey Beat era and Hollywood stars such as Marilyn Monroe and Columbo. Not forgetting his glass art collection of LFC and Everton club icons from throughout history.
If you love anything that sparkles and shines, you love crystals, you love life, health and happiness, I’m sure you will find something that catches your eye with Cloverlea Crystal and their range of stunning jewellery and accessories.
Funk n Bloom
Funk & Bloom are a modern florist breaking the rules of traditional floristry. Expect bold, stylish floral designs inspired by nature, nightlife, and nostalgia. Whether you’re buying a colourful bouquet for a loved one, or joining Funk n Bloom on one of their flower arranging workshops!
Noctua offers traditional silversmithing classes using both time-honoured and modern techniques. All of their students are immersed into the captivating world of silversmithing regardless of experience. You can make everything from rings, to earring, bracelets and more! (I’ve done a ring making workshop myself and it’s so fun!)
If you’re looking for some colourful pieces for the home, check out Robs Ellis Artwork. From prints, to greetings cards, Christmas themed gifts and more.! You can find Rob’s work on Instagram.
Pat Murrell Portraits
Elevate your gifting game with a custom oil painting on canvas from Pat Murrell’s Portraits. These exquisite hand-painted masterpieces are the perfect way to celebrate the season with a unique and cherished gift.
Buy By Bethan
Bethan uses a number of different techniques including bleaching, dying, glueing, sewing and painting to rework clothing items. From preloved to donated, wholesale and ex catalogue, each item is 100% unique! Bethan also runs workshops like tie dyeing, reworking and more!
The Tuck Shop UK
Got a sweet tooth? The Tuck Shop UK have got you covered with a massive range of fun and quirky sweet pouches covering all occasions and are all vegan friendly. You can even grab a bag of sweets with a familiar scouse phrase on.
Cath is an illustrator, comic artist and illustrator. With pins, prints, comics and zines available online in her signature style.
Hornby Gifts have Liverpool themed candles each representing an iconic location, from Anfield to Goodison Park, The Albert Dock to Crosby beach, Penny Lane to Bold Street. Whether you are a LFC or EFC supporter, a born scouser or an honorary one they have the perfect gift for you. Their Gift range includes Vegan friendly soy candles, wax melts, Liverpool Prints, Beatles memorabilia and much more.
Cappa E Spada
Cappa E Spada infuses luxury in every décor piece they create. You can design your own bespoke furniture piece, from coffee tables, to lamps, cushions and more. A great way to add a stylish flare to any home.
Comics Youth is a creative community organisation led by young people, for young people, with the aim is to empower youth across Merseyside to flourish from the margins of society: Harnessing their own narratives, finding confidence within an inclusive community, and developing the resilience to succeed on their own path. From zine creation and comic book workshops to youth-led publishing hubs and social campaigns. You can support Comics Youth and their participants by purchasing a book, badge, tote bag and more.
Grow-Wellbeing C.I.C. is a not-for-profit organisation that delivers creative, personally affirmative opportunities for children, young people and adults to engage in activities in the natural environment. Why not book a loved one onto one of their Woodcarving Clubs, for a unique experience and a chance to connect with nature!
Check out Aura Living for thoughtfully hand-crafted homeware, including beautiful ceramic mugs, or if you’re looking for a gift for someone who loves to get creative, you can even book on to one of their terrazzo coaster workshops, and come away with unique homeware crafted with your own hands!
Kyul’s artwork is a breathtaking display of vivid hues and captivating forms, each piece radiating with distinctiveness and originality. A perfect edition to any home.
As a lover of good quality coffee I have to recommend cafe Riccardos. Riccardo roasts his coffee right here in Liverpool at Make North Docks. You can pop in to the cafe for a cup of coffee and a bite to eat, and grab a bag of fresh roasted coffee for the coffee lovers in your life!
Lottie dyes beautiful yarns in her studio at Make Hamilton Square. With a range of stunning colours and fades, a perfect gift for any knitting or crochet enthusiast.
Pie Powder Crafts
Pie Powder Crafts create unique statement jewellery pieces, from beaded pieces, to bronze pendants, copper earrings and more. A lovely gift for those who love to accessories their look.
Quirky Design Co
Everyone needs a bit of colour in their life, and where else to look than the Queen of Colour, Quirky Design Co. From customisable children’s stools to their signature rainbow coloured chairs, and even a chance to try your hand at pyrography with their craft kits.
Classes at Make
Now, we couldn’t do a gift guide without a self plug could we?
Our creative workshops are a great way to gift an experience this year! We have lots of classes to choose from in the new year including, intro Woodwork, Life Drawing, Beginners Sauerkraut, Botanical Clay Casting and More! You can check out all of our classes on Eventbrite.
Make Huyton Village Shop
Not all of our makers here at Make sell their products online. You may find many of them at makers markets around the city over the next month. But you can also find lots of independent goodies at our new Make Huyton Village shop. That’s right, a shop in our newest space in Huyton Village centre! You can find art prints, sculptures and more from Shaun Taft’s, Delicious Liverpool themed Sweets from The Tuck Shop UK, More arts and prints, from Katy Lancaster as well zines and comics from Cath Garvey, lovely scented candles from Hornby Designs and more! You can also
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