7 personalised gifts you can make instead of buy

‘Tis the season to get crafty! Personalised gifts are the perfect antidote to inane and often unnecessarily expensive Christmas gifting. The magic of Christmas can sometimes get a little lost amidst a time when consumerism is at its peak. 

This is why making something special for your loved ones can be so rewarding. Besides, it’s a great opportunity to get creative and have some fun whilst you’re at it. So, if you’re looking to inject some heart and soul into your gifts this year, you’ve come to the right place.

Make personalised mugs with rubber stamps

One can never have too many mugs. Why not add a a personal touch with this easy and cute idea?

Gift some beautifully mounted family memories

Use Sugru to mount family heirlooms — in this case Grandma's fishing equipment `— in a frame.

Print your own notebooks

Why not make your own limited edition of handprinted notebooks for your family and friends? Everybody will be chuffed to be part of this exclusive circle!

Create a copper pipe candlestick

This would be a great gift for anybody with a modern polished decor in their home. And it's easy to make, too!

Turn stones into wall decorations

These make great gifts for anyone who has a favourite animal, maybe even a collection. A chance to get really creative!

More mugs — a whole set of them

Upcycle some jam jars and forks into this quirky and handy set of tea mugs.

Turn almost anything into a doorstop

It has to be sufficiently heavy, but other than that there are no limits to your imagination.