Shopping Inspiration

Christmas Shopping Inspiration: Personalised Gifts

It's nearly that time of year again, and at Crafty Fox we're getting excited about our biggest Christmas market series ever! Over the next few weeks we will be showcasing a selection of the designer-makers who are taking part in the markets and giving you some ideas for Christmas presents.

For our first post, we're looking at personalised products, which make fantastic, unique gifts for loved ones. Whether it's adding a special date to a necklace, designing a scarf featuring someone's favourite colours, or having a baby coat made from a garment with sentimental value, buying handmade offers a world of opportunities to create truly individual presents with a story to tell. As bespoke pieces can take longer to create, some designer-makers have last order dates to make sure you get your gifts in time for Christmas, so do check individual websites or contact designers directly for details.

1. Margot & Mila will be taking bespoke jewellery orders at the market (Museum of London Docklands - 08 Dec) 2. Rosie Gainsborough is making a range of bespoke pet brooches, order before 15 Nov (Geffrye Museum - 17 Dec) 3. Cleo Cobb offers custom options for children's tees (Brixton - 06 Dec, Museum of London Docklands - 08 Dec) 4. Suzie Lee Knitwear can create bespoke knitted items (Museum of London Docklands - 08 Dec, Geffrye Museum - 17 Dec)

1. Margot & Mila will be taking bespoke jewellery orders at the market (Museum of London Docklands - 08 Dec)

2. Rosie Gainsborough is making a range of bespoke pet brooches, order before 15 Nov (Geffrye Museum - 17 Dec)

3. Cleo Cobb offers custom options for children's tees (Brixton - 06 Dec, Museum of London Docklands - 08 Dec)

4. Suzie Lee Knitwear can create bespoke knitted items (Museum of London Docklands - 08 Dec, Geffrye Museum - 17 Dec)

5. Beth Lau Braille cards can include a personalised Braille message inside (Brixton - 05 Dec) 6. Lambsie can create an unique 'Heirloom' coat from a pre-loved item you send to them (Brixton - 05 Dec) 7. Lizzy Chambers takes custom orders for personal keepsake jewellery (Brixton - 05 Dec, Museum of London Docklands - 08 Dec)

5. Beth Lau Braille cards can include a personalised Braille message inside (Brixton - 05 Dec)

6. Lambsie can create an unique 'Heirloom' coat from a pre-loved item you send to them (Brixton - 05 Dec)

7. Lizzy Chambers takes custom orders for personal keepsake jewellery (Brixton - 05 Dec, Museum of London Docklands - 08 Dec)

8. Andsmile offers custom initial and name Alphabet Prints (The London Illustration Fair - 05 Dec, Peckham - 12 Dec) 9. Chanchala has a range of jewellery which can be personalised (Peckham - 13 Dec) 10. dAKOTA rAE dUST can create bespoke rosette pin badges featuring a message of your choice (Peckham - 13 Dec) 11. LITTLESMITH will be offering a 10 minute on-site personalisation service at the market (Geffrye Museum - 17 Dec)

8. Andsmile offers custom initial and name Alphabet Prints (The London Illustration Fair - 05 Dec, Peckham - 12 Dec)

9. Chanchala has a range of jewellery which can be personalised (Peckham - 13 Dec)

10. dAKOTA rAE dUST can create bespoke rosette pin badges featuring a message of your choice (Peckham - 13 Dec)

11. LITTLESMITH will be offering a 10 minute on-site personalisation service at the market (Geffrye Museum - 17 Dec)