Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

Counting the days

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

A calendar is a perfect gift for Christmas or the New Year, and we’ve got a beautiful selection of gorgeous calendars and planners, made by New Zealand designers, to choose from.

 
There are many more calendars to choose from on Felt, so make sure you see everything our talented designers have to offer.

Wrapping outside the square

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

There’s more than one way to wrap a gift. We’ve collected a fair few ideas for the perfect wrapping paper, cards and tags on the Felt Christmas Gift Guide, and on our Pinterest boards, but there’s a few other interesting ways to package up that present we’ve come across on Felt.

We’re particularly taken with this textile wrapping from Toodles Noodles – you could put this gorgeous fabric to good reuse in all sorts of ways after Christmas day.

There are heaps of other lovely textiles and fabric products you could press into wrapping service on Felt – tea towels, handkerchiefs, scarves, or even pillowcases, to name but a few. Isn’t it a great idea to make the wrapping another part of the gift?

Baskets, bags and kete are another way to present goodies in a way that adds to your gift. What about presenting a hamper in one of these lovely handcrafted containers?

However you give your gifts, make sure it’s looking great with a fabulous wrapper. It only makes the surprise inside all the nicer!

Christmas Christchurch-style

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Traffic cones have become a symbol of post-earthquake Christchurch, and now you can add a little road-works ambience to your tree.

These cute little cones, fresh from the Christchurch Makercrate, are 3D printed in clean, compostable cornstarch-based PLA plastic filament.

Tip your hat to the hardworking infrastructure crews of Christchurch with one of these uniquely Cantabrian Christmas decorations – and have a safe and happy Christmas.

All the trimmings

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Once you’ve found that perfect handcrafted treasure, you need some matching handmade trimmings to finish the look. We’ve found some pretty paper, cards and gift tags to help you stack some beautiful gifts under the tree this Christmas, and we’ve gathered them all together on the Cards, Tags and Wrapping Paper page of the Felt Christmas Gift Guide.

We’ve got everything you need to put the perfect finishing touch on your gifts, your tree, your stocking or even your guinea pig. Make sure you check out the Felt Christmas Gift Guide today to get your handmade goodies in time!

Holiday hipster happiness

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Hipsters – they’re hard to buy for. A keen sense of irony and an eye for the ultra cool is a tough combination when it comes to choosing gifts. We’ve selected a few slightly left field items with a good helping of humour to get you started, from the Felt Christmas Gift Guide‘s Gifts for Hipsters inspiration page.

Listen to the bird (or the squirrel if you prefer). The Gifts for Hipsters page is the place to be for up-to-the-minute handcrafted hipster happiness.

Christmas markets around the country

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

It’s the final countdown (cue dramatic ’80s soundtrack) to Christmas and there’s a colourful cluster of maker markets still to take place around the country, where you’ll find gorgeous handcrafted gifts to fill your present list.

This Saturday, 21 December sees a trio of excellent markets for all you last-minute Christmas shoppers. Just outside of Hamilton, the Tamahere Country Market comes to life at St Stephens Church bright and early from 8.30am until 1pm. This open air market features local produce as well as locally made products, so you can stock up the seasonal larder as well.

Meanwhile in Auckland Crafternoon Tea once again rocks Crafty Kingsland with over 42 stalls of talented makers from 10am to 3pm at 400 New North Road. To celebrate this last market of the year there are 30 goodie bags up for grabs for first arrivals at 10am!

But that’s not all, Auckland! The Papakura Homemade Market, at Pahurehure Shopping Centre, Corner of Elliot Street and Rushgreen Ave, will be bursting with local artists and craftspeople from 9am – 12pm.

And Napier folk, don’t forget that the Made It Here Craftmas Market is running daily from 10am–4pm at 14 Hastings Street, Napier. This market of more than 20 indie craft makers and designers will be available for your perusal right up until Christmas Eve.

Finally, don’t forget that you can also avoid the crowds and shop for crafty goodness from the comfort of your own home, anytime, here on Felt. Just check out our Christmas Gift Guide – it’s bursting with creative ideas.

Gifts for makers and crafters

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

You just know we’re the place to shop for the crafty and creative folk on your Christmas gift list – Felt’s a crafter’s natural habitat! We’ve collected up a present-able (groan) selection of crafty gifts, bits and bobs from our handmade craft supplies category to help get you started.

Make sure you don’t miss the rest of our crafty ideas – head on over to the Gifts for Crafters page for more creative gifts.

Gorgeous handmade gifts for kids

Friday, December 6th, 2013

There’s nothing quite like handmade gifts for the little people in your life – they have heart and soul that mass produced toys just can’t compete with. Check out these cute and colourful creations for kids, just a few of the lovely gifts for kids in the Felt Christmas Gift Guide.

We’ve got lovely textile toys and tees…

… gifts that fire the imagination for all ages…

… and some beautiful handcrafted wooden delights. Take a wander in New Zealand’s best handcrafted toyshop, the Gifts for Kids page of the Felt Christmas Gift Guide, and make it magical Christmas for the children.

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.