Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

What to get the culture junkie in your life

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

Culture junkies. We all know one (or maybe we are one). Bookworms, wordsmiths, drama enthusiasts, musicians and lovers of all things arty – if you usually resort to book tokens or cold hard cash for the culture junkies in your life, why not go handmade and find them something a bit different this Christmas? Well, we’ve dedicated a whole page of the Felt Christmas Gift Guide to helping you out with this one: meet our handmade guide to Gifts for Culture Junkies

There’s a whole lot more to choose from over on the Guide, so why not bring a smile to the face of your favourite cultural aficionado – whatever their brand of culture!

Offerings for goddesses at Christmas time

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Every goddess, domestic or otherwise, appreciates the value of beautiful handmade items, so Felt is the perfect place to shop for her. The Gifts for Goddesses section in the Felt Christmas Gift Guide makes choosing your offering easy, with a whole range of beautiful gifts for the goddess in your life. Plus, every item on Felt is a handmade original, so you know you’re getting something special.

Have a divine Christmas by delighting your goddess with a something special from the Gifts for Goddesses guide. We know she’ll appreciate the gift of handmade.

The talk of the office party

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Looking for a secret Santa gift and all out of ideas? Feeling the pressure? Put your feet up and have a browse through our handpicked selection of quality handmade gifts for under $20, just one of our fabulous Felt Christmas Gift Guides.

Why get yet another unwanted mug or office organiser when you can really up the game with a handmade goodie? We know you’ll love the rest of our picks for our secret Santa selection, so make sure you check them out.

The beauty of handmade Christmas decorations

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Is your Christmas tree in need of a spruce up? Perhaps it’s showing a little too much limb? Preserve its modesty and make it one of a kind with gorgeous handmade decorations from the Christmas Decorations section of the Felt Christmas Gift Guide.

We’ve picked out some truly beautiful pieces to dress your tree with this year, so make sure you see the whole collection.

Gifts to gratify green fingers

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Got a gardener on your gift list? With the Felt Christmas Gift Guide you can make finding their perfect gift a breeze. Just take a look at all the beautiful garden-inspired goodies in our lush and leafy Gifts for Gardeners section.

Make sure you have a good dig through the Gifts for Gardeners section to see everything we’ve got to delight your favourite green-fingered friend or family member.

Christmas gifts for guys. Problem? Yeah, nah.

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of good fortune is really hard to find gifts for, along with just about every other guy on your Christmas list. So, we thought we’d get some ideas out there nice and early.

May we present, for your convenience and the delight of your menfolk, the Felt Christmas Gift Guide’s seriously awesome Gifts for Guys. Have a gander (ahem!).

For the rugged outdoors man:

Illustrated Fish Chart by Giselle Draws

End to End New Zealand - following the Te Araroa Trail on a 3,000 km journey from Cape Reinga to Bluff

Razorback Pig Wild Boar

For the distinguished gent:

Flax Weave Single Wrap Ring by Maggie Churcher

Sterling Silver Oxidised North and South Island Cuff Links

Hand crafted black chrome Sierra ball point pen by Woodgrain

For the pop cultured city dweller:

Christmas man-worries, sorted.

Ze Pirate Owl Tee by Zenipa

From dinosaurs to daleks: gifts with quirk factor

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

From the imaginations of New Zealand’s makers come – well, some weird and wonderful things. If you like to go a bit left field with your gift choices, Gifts with Quirk Factor is the guide for you – and if there’s someone on your Christmas list who’s really hard to buy for, could we suggest a ninja-style handpainted ukulele? Or perhaps a set of weaponised pillows,for the perfect balance of fun, frivolity, exercise, humble domination and honourable defeat (ideal for Christmas Day).

Pewter Triceratops Skull Pendant by C E M Adams

"Ninja Style" handpainted ukulele by Kaori Davies

Seven Deadly Sins assemblage by Trixie Delicious

Hand Screen Printed "I Love You My Dalek!" Tea Towel By Plum Jam

Elephant Sparkle by Gunhild

Lemon earrings by Fruit Look

Check out the Christmas Gift Guide to find more cute, quirky and slightly unusual gifts to raise some eyebrows on Christmas Day.

Posting a gift? Find postable pressies on Felt.

Monday, November 18th, 2013

International mailing dates for Christmas are just around the corner and it’s always hard to find suitable presents for sending to friends and family overseas, so we’ve picked out some small, light and not too breakable gift ideas you can pop in the post this Christmas. Here’s a quick peek at just some of the clever ideas the Felt Christmas Gift Guide team has come up with for postable presents.

Tui slot-together hanging decoration by Native Creative

2014 Calendar by Fishtale

bell.n.whistle 2014 calendar by Victoria Griffin

Beautiful calendars make a great traditional postable, as do soft fabric items like printed tea towels, or, for giftees in the Northern Hemisphere, warm winter accessorieshats, scarves, mittens and slippers – are the ultimate in unbreakables!

'Ao-'tea'(towel)-Moa' by Katrina Perano

Wintery Cream and Grey Granny Square Hottie Cover

We’ve got lots more ideas – make sure you don’t miss the rest of our stash of postable pressies, just part of the Felt Christmas Gift Guide 2013.

The Christmas Gift Guide: a Kiwi-flavoured Christmas

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

With our Christmas Gift Guide launched and bursting at the seams with inspiring handmade gifts, we thought we’d start off our “guided” tour by taking a look at some great gifts inspired by Godzone.

Sit back, relax and enjoy a Kiwi-flavoured Christmas, the first instalment of our blogging forage through this year’s Santa sack of perfect handmade presents…

And this is just a peek. To see more Kiwi goodies, and make your Christmas shopping experience about as relaxed as it can get, make sure you visit the Guide for New Zealand’s best handmade gifts.

Look what’s here!

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

The Felt elves have been hard at work compiling your favourite Christmas gift guide to all things handmade. And what a mission! So many gorgeous products to choose from, and all locally made by talented designers, artisans and crafters right here in New Zealand. Aren’t we lucky to have such a talented lot right here on our doorstep? I want to buy ALL the things!

The Felt Christmas 2013 Gift Guide

We’ll be adding and updating right up to Christmas, so bookmark the Christmas Gift Guide for a beautiful, stress-free, handmade Christmas!