Homemade gifts can be designed and created by yourself or they can be bought from various boutiques, that sell them online or in stores. We recommend the first version of homemade gifts, because they will show your recipient you care about him/her more by doing this.
1. A great product for those that can take a good joke is the ‘Save Water Drink Wine’ tea towel. This product can be bought online for the price of 10 GBP, but if you have the right tools and imagination, you can create a similar one and why not, use a different message. You can make a tea towel and write ‘I love you’ or ‘Welcome’. You can save more than 5 GBP simply by making the product by yourself. The designer of this tea towel, which can be bought on notonthehighstreet.com, used only cotton to make this towel. It has 46 x 74 cm and presents also a hanging loop.
2. If you want to offer your recipient the chance of cutting different fruits and vegetables on different chopping boards, you can engrave them with the name of those fruits or vegetables for which the boards are suitable. As you can see in the above image, there is one chopping board destined to onions, other one for lemons, others for herbs, chilli and so on. The designer of this product knows very well that you should not mix the flavors of different ingredients, such as chilli and oranges, for example, this is why it recommends us an oak chopping board, different for every ingredient. Oak is recommended in this case, because it preserves better the flavor of those ingredients. Instead of engraving ‘onion’, ‘lemon’, ‘herbs’, you can engrave words like ‘I love you’ or ‘For my darling’.
3. Another product made from oak is this solid ‘Hot Stuff’ trivet (28 GBP). You can save a lot of money, simply by designing this product by yourself. You will need a piece of oak, which already has a round shape and something to carve those letters: ‘H’, ‘O’, ‘T’ and so on. After carving those letters, the trivet has to be oiled with natural oils. When you want to offer a product like this to someone, you can also wrap it in a lovely tissue paper, to add more elegance to this wooden item. This is a perfect gift for all occasions, especially for a birthday. The dimensions of the product you see above are 20 x 20 x 2.5 cm. When you create this product on your own, you can give it whatever dimensions you want.
If homemade products is what you search on the Internet, let me recommend you a site that will put a big smile on your face: notonthehighstreet.com. As the name says, here you will find products that are not found in shopping centers, but more in boutiques.
You have to take into account that these handmade products are not similar one to another and they may have imperfections, which give uniqueness to the products. You should not treat an object that has a slightly different shape from the one presented on the site as a different object; they are both the same, are made from the same materials and by the same person, only that their shape differs a little bit. Once again, the handmade feature is what makes a product unique.
When you buy a product for someone, you must have that person or something in your mind. From the producers that present their merchandise on this site, you can buy products for everyone, including your pets.
Let's imagine that you want to buy some unique birthday gifts for your mother or grandmother. You can consider some bracelets, earrings, charms and jewelry, necklaces and pendants, pins and brooches, watches, rings, bags, purses, corsages, belts, handbag essentials, hats, luggage, scarves and gloves, and many others. If you want to buy a birthday gift for your dad, for example, you can also buy handmade belts, luggage, hats, scarves, everyday essentials, ties, wallet and money clips, bracelets, rings, watches, collar studs and stiffeners and many others.
Those interested in the prices of these products sold on notonthehighstreet.com can find out that they are not cheap, because they are handmade. In general, a handmade product is expensive and these products are no exception. For example, a personalized vintage linen notebook is 19 GBP, personalized silver letter tile cufflinks, 75 GBP, a kew footed bowl, 40.99 GBP and a personalized initial coin purse, 12 GBP.
Of all the products mentioned in the previous paragraph, we recommend the kew footed bowl, which works for any recipient, regardless your relationship to him/her. This is a beautiful terracotta footed bowl painted in lavender or light mocha, depending on the flowers planted in this bowl. They can be narcissus, hyacinths or cyclamen. This bowl comes in 2 versions: small (13 x 22.5 cm) and large (18.5 x 30 cm). It can be placed outside or in your recipient’s house.
Before buying a product from here, besides the product details, you also have to read the customer reviews and the delivery and return policies.
In the United Kingdom you get the chance to buy a birthday gift from many companies and sites, almost all of them having a good reputation. A site that we definitely recommend is notonthehighstreet.com. Don't look at the name of this site and at its extension (.com), because this is a site that operates in the United Kingdom. The meaning of this title is that here you can find products that are not found on the high street; which means these are handmade products from artisans, that are normally sold in tiny stores around the corner all over the UK. Notonthehighstreet.com is a place where artisans from all over the world meet their customers.
Here you can find not only birthday gifts, but also products for anniversaries, graduation, wedding, Valentine's Day, Thank You gifts, new baby, Christening and other occasions. In the Birthdays category, for example, we don't have the products arranged according to other categories in which they may be included, but according to the most important events: the 18th birthday, 21st birthday, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th and 70th. On other sites, that sell gifts, you normally see these products arranged something like this: home products, jewelry, watches, purses, fashion, experiences, books, electronics, magazines, kitchenware, furniture and so on. Others, on the other hand, allow you to select the potential gifts according to the personality of your recipient. Thus you can choose from athlete, geek, ecologist, religious, chocolate lover, music lover and others.
Because we speak about notonthehighstreet.com and not about other site, we have selected to present several products included in the 18th birthday gifts category on this site.
And the first one is a personalized vintage rose necklace, sold by Hurley Burley, an artisan located in London. This jewelry is a gorgeous sterling silver, rose quartz and freshwater pearl necklace, that makes a treasured gift for any special occasion. This product is 45 GBP.
Another gift recommended to a lady celebrating her birthday in the United Kingdom is this Lace Detail Sun Dress (55 GBP), made entirely from light organdie cotton and available in white. This dress is made by BlinkBeach from Somerset.
We come back to jewelry and present this personalized friendship bracelet by Lily Belle (49 GBP). This product will be delivered to you from Surrey. Its manufacturer is proud that this friendship bracelet is just like the one you have seen in Vogue Magazine. It is a timeless piece of jewelry, easy to wear and which can be personalized with the initial of your recipient or with any other symbol. It is a sterling silver bracelet, made using silky cord.
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A 21-year-old is attracted to fashion and always wants to look good, whether we are talking about a girl or a boy. A woman, for example can receive the products we will present in this article. All of them are included in the Bags, Purses and Wallets category and can be bought from notonthehighstreet.com.
1. A 21-year-old girl most likely doesn't have a job or if she does, in most of the cases it is a part time job, thus she has plenty of time spending with her friends shopping or going to the beach. This is why we present first this personalized beach bag (10.20 GBP), designed by 3 Blonde Bears. This product shows a fine image of 2 beach huts, hand illustrated and screen printed in the United Kingdom. You have 3 nautical themes from which to choose: egg shell green, pillarbox red or beach hut blue.
2. The second bag is rather expensive and we recommend this product to be bought by the girl's parents or by her boyfriend. This is a professional bag, that reminds the girl she will go to work soon. This product is a leather tote bag (250 GBP), manufactured by Bodie and Fou. It is made from eco-tanned Italian leather, which has a 15 cm arm strap. This product was featured in Los Angeles Times, so is definitely a product a 21-year-old girl would love to have.
3. This is a cheap, but unique coin purse with mirror. It is dedicated exclusively to your coins, not bills, and is manufactured by Nickynackynoo (13.50 GBP). It comes with a beautiful zipper and is made from a floral Liberty fabric. The purse measures 11.5 x 9.5 cm, a great size for any currency and also for the hands of a 21-year-old girl.
4. Again a purse that resembles a coin purse. Although this is not dedicated exclusively to storing coins (in this you can store bills as well if you have), it can be used for this operation too. This product has 12 x 8 cm and is destined to the necessities of a young girl, such as lipstick, eyeshadow, brushes, mobile phone, pen, credit card, keys and other little things that can be inserted into a small purse.
5. This is another product which will be used by the girl probably when she will go to work, only that it is more vividly colored than the product presented at number 2. And cheaper. This is the Bohemia leather satchel (75 GBP) by Bohemia. These essentials are available in 2 sizes: small and large and they are 100% made from leather with an adjustable strap.
What is more important for a woman than being a mother? In this article, we will present several maternity wear products dedicated to all the women that want to be chic.
1. This is a really lovely piece of clothing, named the woolen maternity gillet, created by Bumpalicious Maternity (58 GBP). This cozy maternity wear delivers elegance and style at their best. It is a rather unusual gillet, but hey it is designed to keep you and your bump warm in style. This product is made from a soft woolen mix fabric that contains alpaca. The precise composition of the fabric is: 5% alpaca, 20% wool and 75% acrylic.
2. “I Love My Bump” maternity T-shirt (19.99 GBP) is a product we recommend to pregnant women, that already have 4-5 months of pregnancy. This product is created by Nappy Head, is eco-friendly, can be ordered by any pregnant woman in the world (you have to check the sizing information before that), is made entirely from soft cotton and is machine washable at 40°C.
3. The women that want to emphasize they will have only one child, not twins or more, can wear this next T-shirt: “Only One Bean Brewing”. It is designed by Mepod Maternity, is available in these sizes: extra small, small, medium and large and comes in a standard packing. Or, if you want to offer it to a special person, you can get the possibility of choosing the method of wrapping this gift.
4. This is an outfit that should be worn especially by the ladies that have a few more days to go. I'm talking about the pregnancy and birthing wrap by Malinky (35 GBP), that represents the original Womama Birthday Wrap, designed to be the perfect product you want during labor and birth. This product is available only in black and in these sizes: 14-18. Please note that these sizes are for the British people. If you live outside the United Kingdom, you need to verify the availability according to your country’s measurement standards.
5. You may think that a pregnant woman does not really wear pants. Well, Babes with Babies created the Perfect Palazzo Pants for the women that still want to wear pants, even though they are pregnant. Obviously, this product is suitable for a pregnant woman at the beginning of the road. A woman that already has 7-8 months of pregnancy should avoid wearing pants. This pair is 85 GBP, is fabulous for maternity and beyond, is made of a luxurious silk soft jersey and is available in jet black and midnight navy. These pants are produced in these sizes: extra small, small, medium and large.
If you are invited to a birthday party of a female friend, you have to come up with a unique present. I'm pretty sure that the lady has received all sorts of candy boxes, flower bouquets and jewelry. I know that if you buy for example a platinum necklace, you cannot go wrong, but if you want to be different than the rest of the guests invited at that party, I recommend you to buy a scarf. Even though you may think that this is not a very expensive product and the lady that will receive it, will not be so thrilled about it, I have to tell you that there are plenty of expensive scarves out there, especially if they are handmade, like the ones that will be presented here.
1. I will begin with a scarf that reminds you of the Middle East. In fact, this is more than a scarf, it is a shawl embellished with sequins (31.96 GBP). This product is created by Law and Company Decorative Living and has 60 x 175 cm. It is made in India (no wonder that it has this design) and can be worn over your shoulders or as a scarf for a relaxed look.
2. The next product is made from velvet and is the Eternity Scarf. Even though the name of this product doesn't invite you to buy it (when I think of eternity, I think of death), the image of the product is quite attractive. And the price too; this item created by Bags Not War is only 29.99 GBP. So don't take into account the name of the scarf and think only that what you buy is a lovely silk velvet scarf, that is glamorous and perfect for a winter outfit. It has 20 x 145 cm.
3. Here is another unique product: the red rose cashmere cowl with detachable brooch (37 GBP), created by re:made. This cowl has 31 x 26 cm and must be washed by hand. It is made from the softest felted recycled cashmere and on order, it can be made in a large number of color variations. For this, you have to contact the maker.
4. Lilac Coast offers a Spotty Scarf for 12.80 GBP. This product is not made in Poland, even though it resembles very much to a polish scarf; Polish people are those that use dots in their national costumes. The scarf is made 100% from viscose and has 66 x 190 cm. A pretty gift wrap is available, especially if you want to send the product directly to the house of your recipient.
A woman in her 30s is definitely attracted to bath and beauty products. Let's face it, before 30, she was helped by her youth, but after 30, if you still want to look good, you have to pay a lot of attention to the products that allow you to maintain your beauty and health. So for today, I have selected the Beauty Accessories category and I will present several products that I will buy for my friends that are 30.
1. I will begin with this personalized initial mirror, that can be offered to a 25-year-old girl or 18-year-old girl as well. The age doesn't matter in this case. We recommend this product to a dynamic woman, that has to travel from place to place and wants to look good. Instead of searching for mirrors placed in bathrooms, hallways or other locations, where you have to share the mirror with other people, you can use this little item, created by Snapdragon and sold for only 6.50 GBP. This is an elegant compact mirror that comes in its own personalized pouch. This product is created in Scotland from recycled fabrics and velvet.
2. And now, a product that is a little bit more expensive. But I believe that a person that likes yoga and practices it, will spend 140 GBP on a holistic silk yoga rug mat with lavender. But here we are talking about gifts, so you can try to spread the word among your friends and who knows, maybe you will receive this product created by Holistic Silk from them, as a birthday gift. This product is great for meditation, Pilates rituals and home asanas. You can use this rug mat in your house, at the beach and even in the park.
3. The Glamour Eye Mask created by Hand made by Samantha Stas (12 GBP) is a product for all those glamorous ladies, that need some delicate sleepers. It is handmade from vintage buttons, felt and gingham ribbon.
4. Now, I would like to present a product perfect for applying eye shadow to the eye socket. This is the Round Tappered Crease designed by Elle Au Naturel Beauty (5.52 GBP). For this price you will receive more than just a tool that allows you to apply makeup on your eyes; you will also get advice from a professional makeup artist, Antonia Krieger, that is ready to provide you with some guidance related to the use of the products you buy from this company.
5. For the price of 14.80 GBP, you can buy a very cute romantic purse or pouch decorated with feathers, dainty birds, hearts and clouds.
In this article, we will discuss about funny homemade gifts for the birthday party of a child, girl, boy, adult, work colleague and so on.
1. And we will begin with an item created for a baby boy: the funny mischief maker rhyme black gro (12.99 GBP). It is created by Read My Rhyme, is 100% made from cotton gro and has a funny rhyme imprinted on it, for a great looking design. The available models are from 12 to 18 m. These outfits are made only in black, are machine washable and can be ironed.
2. The next product is dedicated to a person that likes to send greeting cards. Why not ease the work of that person and buy for her/him this pack of five funny handmade cards? This idea was of Indigoelephant, who has started to create this unique gift, great for birthdays. This pack is 4.50 GBP; the size of a card is of 14.8 x 14.8 cm. The card is square (as you can see) and comes in a light blue envelope made from FSC certified paper.
3. This is another product created for babies, only that this time for the price of 28.99 GBP, you will receive 2 “outfits” like this. This set is created by Read My Rhyme as well and brings a smile to the faces of the new parents that will receive it. All designs and rhymes come directly from the minds and hands of those working for Read My Rhyme.
4. You can offer a handprinted funny “sprouts” card to any member of your family. He/she will discover that instead of the traditional “Happy Birthday!”, the card says “The sprouts just wanted to be loved.”. This is designed by Indigoelephant and is 2.95 GBP. You can offer this product to a child as well, just make sure he will get the joke. The text on the cards is printed in non-toxic blue ink. The card has 14.8 x 14.8 cm.
5. The same manufacturer has created this handmade funny penguin wrap in 6 designs, that is sold for 3.45 GBP. This is a brilliant, yet unusual gift idea, great for adults and children. Everyone loves a penguin, this is why this developer has selected this animal to be printed on their wrapping paper. The user gets to select only the pearlescent colors that represent the background of the paper: topaz blue, plum, purple, dark blue, hot pink, black or emerald green.
6. This product is created for a girl that likes to stand out. With the silver funny bones earrings by Soremi (62 GBP), you will definitely manage to create a strong impression.
Be honest and tell me what is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of creative ideas for children? I have to say that when I think of something like this, the first thing that crosses my mind is represented by board games and puzzles or toys that develop the creativity of the children.
1. Having this in mind, I have selected the Finger Printing Art Set (9.95 GBP) to be the first product presented in this list with only creative ideas for the birthday of a child. For this price tag, you will receive a tin, that has all sorts of interesting products inside it, such as 12 rubber stamps, 4 colored ink pads and 12 more coloring pencils. This gift is recommended to children that are 3 or more. The tin has 19 x 8.5 cm and weighs 186g.
2. Look at this image and tell me what it represents! If your kids love dinosaurs, I believe this Dinosaur Eco Kit will do the trick. This product is created by I Love Toys and is sold for 15 GBP on notonthehighstreet.com. This is definitely a product that develops the creativity and imagination of your kids, not mentioning that they will have a lot of fun while trying to recreate the prickly Stageosaurus or the fierce Tyrannosaurus. Once assembled, the dinosaur will span more than 50 cm. And one more thing: it can have 20 different positions, fact that will make this gift even more attractive to children preoccupied with extinct animals.
3. When your kid is old enough to be able to count and to recognize numbers and letters, you can start to play with him all sorts of games, by using playing cards. At number 3, we recommend the miniature playing cards set, designed by Highland Angel, a product that is sold for 18 GBP. This card set comes in a silver plated box, which can be engraved with the name of the recipient, meaning your child. Also, a personalized message can be written, but this is only your choice. The box has 73 x 47 mm and the playing cards, 56 x 37 mm.
4. We have mentioned puzzles at the beginning of this article, so I will not miss the opportunity of presenting a puzzle in this article. The one that I have selected for today is the Chunky Puzzle, created by Knot Toys (13 GBP). This game is not that difficult, but it can improve the creativity of a child. It is designed for those that are 2 and more. It has 31 x 24 cm and weighs 800 g.
If you want to find some creative homemade birthday gift ideas for your father, you can as well as create them by yourself, because you will save a few dollars. But this is not what I want to present you today; I want to present several products that can be bought from notonthehighstreet.com, the place for British artisans to expose their goods.
1. And we will begin with a product that I have never presented before, although I have presented homemade gifts for fathers also on other occasions. I didn't have the chance to present this one, because it is a new product. New, but it has already received 5 stars from 137 customers that have bought it. I'm talking about the Personalized Dad Album, designed by Amanda Hancocks. This is only 13 GBP and represents a great keepsake book. It is the perfect present for your father and it can be offered not only on his birthday, but on any day of the year, just to show him how much you love him. The album contains 30 quality plain white pages. It doesn't come with an image on the front, but it is recommended to place one, to make the product even more special. So before ordering, please consider this option!
2. This is a product for a classic dad, that likes to keep his cufflinks well organized. This is the Leather Travel Cufflink Box, designed by Inkerman London and is 29 GBP. This black leather travel cufflink box is created for a person that travels a lot and holds 4 pairs of cufflinks or other jewelry, such as earrings or rings, if a lady uses the box. A box like this not only keeps them safe through your travels, but it also makes them avoid time, since you keep your jewelry and cufflinks in a leather box. It has 7 x 7 x 3 cm and uses a magnetic shut to make sure that your precious things are well protected.
3. A person likes to receive unique products, because these ones seem dedicated to the person that receives them. In fact, they really are. This is why at number 3, we will present this personalized key ring, designed by Okey Dokey and sold for 7 GBP. Because this is a product that needs personalization, it will reach your door in about 10 days after you have made your order. This product is represented by a 10 x 3.5 cm wooden fob, where you can write a message, that can have up to 20 characters. This fob is placed on a 5 cm diameter nickel plated split ring.