OurHands Christmas Gift Guide

OurHands Christmas Gift Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! 2022 has come and - almost - gone and Christmas is fast approaching.

Between the cold, the rain, and the general craziness of those last months of the year, it can be easy to forget about presents until it seems like it’s too late. But don’t panic! In this article we have compiled a list of gift ideas from our very own collection, alongside some from of our favourite independent businesses. You can be sure to find the perfect present for the special people of your life, all the while helping to support small brands in this magical time of year. If that isn’t the spirit of Christmas!

So shop on and be sure to let us know about your favourite gifts!

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From our range

Pictures of the bookbinding kit and the bath brew kit side by side.

For the daily journal keeper - OurHands’s bookbinding kit

This person never leaves the house without at least two notebooks, five pens and two pencils. They can be found doodling in cafés, jotting down endless to-do lists or pouring their heart out on the page.

Any stationery fan will know the heartbreak of buying a new notebook only to discover that it is the wrong type of paper. I can’t count the number of times I’ve opened a new journal and realised it was lined instead of plain.

With our bookbinding kit, they will think of you everytime they write in their journal!  The kit will teach them how to make three different types of notebooks for all occasions - a simple soft cover pamphlet, a delicate Japanese-style pad, or a rugged adventurers journal. 

The kit supplies everything they need to practise the art of bookbinding and keep on making their perfect notebooks forever!

For the parent in need of a break - OurHands’ bath brew kit

Wintertime is hard on everyone. The sun rises late and sets early, the cold settles in your bones, the rain makes everything look grey and dull…

It can be even harder on parents. Not only must they brave the same hardships as the rest of us, they also have to deal with school schedules, extra-curricular activities, daily meals for the family and entertaining bored, sun-deprived children. 

Our bath brew kit will allow the stressed-out parent in your life to take a well-deserved break from their daily grind with a relaxing, all-natural bath.

The kit contains minerals and botanicals well-known for their health benefits. They can be combined into four recipes targeting different needs, from simple muscle aches to full body and mind reset.

For Christmas, give them the best gift of all: some me time!

 Pictures of our sashiko mending kit and our watercolours paint making kit side by side.

For the eco-conscious fashionista - OurHands’ sashiko repair kit

Everyone has a friend who loves going to charity shops. Whether they do it because they care about the environmental impact of fast fashion or because they like to find stylish, unique pieces, they will love our sashiko repair kit.

Using the traditional Japanese technique of sashiko, they will be able to repair and embellish their clothes with beautiful geometrical patterns. 

Endlessly customisable and reusable, the sashiko repair kit will allow eco-conscious people to give new life to their clothes to avoid sending them to the landfill. It can also be used as a purely aesthetic addition to any fabric - clothes, lampshades, coasters, pillowcases… 

With endless customisation possibilities, it is the gift that keeps on giving.

 

For the budding artist - OurHands' watercolours making kit

Finding presents for your artistic friends can be really tricky. With so many different types of supplies, mediums, and brands out there, it can be overwhelming to find the right gift. Not to mention that artists are often quite picky with what they use! 

Our watercolours making kit is a unique gift that will be sure to pique your friend’s interest! The kit is suitable for beginners as well as more advanced watercolour painters and will let you mix your own watercolour paints from natural and mineral pigment powders. Pigment mixing is a fascinating and relaxing process that will be sure to get creative juices flowing.

 

And a few from our favourite brands: 

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For the cocooning aficionado - Large salted caramel and pistachio soy candle from Den Perfect Candles, £23

This delicious-smelling vegan candle is a big favourite of ours, and will delight anyone who likes their home to have a rich, welcoming atmosphere. With notes of vanilla underlining the sweetness of the caramel and the earthiness of the pistacchio, we’d almost be tempted to eat it! 

For the sharp dresser - Minimal Hammered Silver Earrings from Fawn Basics, £23

This gorgeous pair of earrings will subtly compliment any outfit. Made from recycled silver, they can be worn a number of different ways. Their delicate hammered texture catches the light in mesmerising ways.

 

Two photos side by side. The first one is a simple yet chic ceramic vase. The second is a green and pink marbled clay dish with gold rims.

For the minimalist plant lover - Bud Vase from krikriceramics, £44.10

These lovely little vases will be the perfect homes for a bouquet of flowers. The understated colour will complement any space you put it in. The white stripes are applied by hand, which means each vase is a unique piece.

For people who like a pop of colour - Marble Trinket Dish from CottonandClay, £11.5

This beautiful trinket dish is made of durable polymer clay and will bring a touch of sophisticated colour to any home. It can be used for jewellery, spare coins, keys, or even soap!

 

Two images side by side. The first one is a line of concrete business card holders in the following colours: orange, pink, yellow, light green, light blue, dark blue, purple. The second one is a bouquet of green and blue dried flowers wrapped in kraft paper.

For the fun business owner - Concrete Business Card Holder from pouredandcrafted, £10.02

Who said business had to be boring? These concrete card holders come in a wide variety of colours and will bring some life into the office while still being subtle and professional. A perfect combination!

For the friend who can’t keep plants alive - Dried Flowers Bouquet in Blue and Green from LyttonRoseBotanical, £26.99

This dried bouquet will last for years! The discreet yet beautiful colours will go well in any room. The bouquet can be periodically sprayed with a little perfume to project around the room!

In conclusion

We hope this guide has been helpful to you and that you are happy with the presents you found! That being said, don’t forget that Christmas is about spending time with your close ones. A simple kind word goes a long way to show someone that you care.

Three photos side by side. The first one is a red Christmas tree decoration with lights in the background. The second is a hand holding a card that says merry Christmas. The last photo is of a tree covered in shiny lights.

We would also like to thank you for your support over the last few months. From starting the company in June to launching the first products in September, it has been an absolute roller coaster of a year and we are grateful to you all.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Justine & Scott

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