BY TAMRA BOOTH, KEEEPS
Need some Christmas gift inspiration? Looking for something a little different, unique and shows that you've put some thought into it? Then, you need to browse our handmade pottery collection.
All of the beautiful pottery you'll find on the Keeeps shelves has been handmade by a potter from around the UK. All the pieces are completely unique, one-off creations which make for perfect gifts.
If you've arrived at Keeeps looking for a special gift, then read on to see our top picks for the festive season this year.
Ceramic Vase with Fresh or Dried Flowers
Flowers are one of the most popular gifts to give. Whether on a birthday, at Christmas or a special occasion, it's the go-to gift. But what people rarely get, is a beautiful vase to go with it. So, shake things up this Christmas and buy a beautiful ceramic vase to accompany those flowers.
Or, you could get an understated bud vase. We love them for bringing a bit of style and colour to a bookshelf, windowsill or mantelpiece. Pair with a couple of their favourite stems, and you're good to go.
A ceramic vase is such a lovely gift, pairing an ordinary gift with an extraordinary vase! It's something they'll be able to look at and enjoy every day.
You can browse our collection of vases, both big and small, here.
Cosy Handmade Mug
Everybody needs to have a favourite mug, and your gift is about to become theirs!
There's something truly special about a handmade mug. Of all the items we use every day, our mugs are something we get rather attached to. It's one of the few things you are not prepared to share!
Make it a handmade mug, and this only intensifies the feeling. Not only does a handmade mug feel great to drink from, but it feels comforting sat in your lap, and cosy to the touch. They'll be able to enjoy their first and last cuppa of the day from something you bought them.
If they're more espresso than cappuccino, we've some really lovely handmade ceramic espresso cups. They're super popular with our male customers, so this is something to keep in mind when you're doing your Christmas shopping.
To make it a lovely set, for coffee lovers why not pair a handmade ceramic mug with a lovely artisan blend? Or for tea lovers, pick up a box of their favourite leaf - we love Darvilles of Windsor as they are local, and their teas are delicious!
The sign of a great gift is one that will be used and enjoyed every day, and that is certainly the case with a much loved mug.
Soap Dishes with Handmade Soap
As we've all become more conscious about the planet, and subsequently about the products we buy and use at home, we've found that our collection of soap dishes have become very popular.
As people ditch the plastic handwash bottles, our stylish ceramic soap dishes have become even more in demand.
We've these gorgeous 22k gold rimmed dishes, which are the perfect gift for anybody who loves a little opulence in their decor.
Or, we've these wonderful bright dishes, which would suit a recipient who embraces colour in their home.
Pottery Plant Pots
A gorgeous pottery plant pot is always a great gift for anybody that loves a bit of indoor gardening. Buying houseplants, to some, is somewhat addictive, so they're always going to have a plant that needs a pot to call home!
We're loving hanging plant pots at the moment, and we're sure your recipient will have fun picking a gorgeous plant that drapes elegantly over the edges. This one comes with a chic braided rope to hang from, which is super on trend right now.
For a colour pop, our choice would be the beautiful mint green plant pot by Lesley McShea.
Or, for something a little more muted, we love this trio of rustic planters. They're absolutely brilliant for succulents.
We've just released our first few ceramic jewellery pieces. They're perfect for people that love quirky and unique jewellery.
We've got a collection of earrings and necklaces, and they're packaged up beautifully too.
Choose between cheery coral, moonlight blue or muted white and are all attached to a 14ct gold chain or hoop, so they're fantastic quality. They're super classy, suit all ages, and can be dressed up or down.
For those that love to entertain, we have lots of fantastic dishes, platters and plates which are perfect for serving up nibbles, dips and bites.
One of our favourites is the light grey dipping dish. Fill the centre with a delicious salsa or hummus, and then design your snacks around it.
Alternatively, for Christmas, fill with a delicious chutney and surround with a variety of different cheeses and crackers.
For nibbles, we've some great little dishes which are perfect for nuts, crisps and olives. These colourful ones are super cute!
If you've read this blog post, and are thinking that you're sure that your recipient would love some beautiful ceramics in their life, but you don't want to choose for them, then gift them a voucher.
Then they can choose exactly what they want and have you to thank for their stunning new addition.
Get your voucher here.
Deck the Halls with Boughs of Pottery!
We've some truly special handmade pieces here at Keeeps that would make perfect gifts. So if you're fed up with gifting the same old, switch it up and browse the Keeeps pottery shelves. It's guaranteed to bring a big smile on Christmas Day.
Remember, the last day for postage for handmade pottery and gift cards is Monday 19th December 2022 by 12pm. Make sure you order before then to guarantee that your gift arrives in time for Christmas!
Happy Christmas Shopping!