Musings from the workshop - Handmade gifts and the value of buying local & small this Christmas

Musings from the workshop - Handmade gifts and the value of buying local & small this Christmas

We have been busy in the workshop with only two weeks until Christmas to go! With the holiday season being a time for giving, sharing and spreading joy, what better way to do so than with a handmade gift that is completely unique? In this blogpost we explore some reasons why buying local and handmade is important this festive season. 

The Magic of Handmade GiftsIn the workshop handmade J Boult Designs

There's something enchanting about receiving a gift that has been carefully crafted by hand. Handmade gifts are a labour of love, and they hold a unique charm that store-bought items simply can't replicate. 

Supporting LocalIn the workshop handmade J Boult Designs

In a world dominated by mass-produced goods, buying local has never been more important. By purchasing handmade gifts from local artisans and crafters, you not only support their passion and livelihood but also contribute to the local economy. Local artisans pour their heart and soul into their creations, often using sustainable practices and ethically sourced materials. By buying local, you become part of a movement that values quality, craftsmanship, and the preservation of traditional arts and crafts. Here at J Boult Designs, we utilise upcycled materials and have sustainable practices in our workshop. 

Unique and Thoughtful PresentsHandmade J Boult Designs

Handmade gifts are inherently unique and carry a story. They stand out from the sea of generic items found in large stores, allowing you to give something truly special to your loved ones. Each handmade piece is imbued with a sense of authenticity and individuality that can't be replicated. 

 Some gifts to check out from J Boult Designs 
Upcycled whisky stave coaster & Glencairn glass gift
The latest J Boult Designs product, this upcycled whisky stave coaster & glencairn glass gift would be perfect for Christmas. The coaster is handmade from sustainably sourced Scottish whisky oak barrels in the J Boult Designs workshop. Presented with a beautiful Glencairn glass and the glass' packaging this is sure to go down well on Christmas day. 
Roe deer antler kilt pin
Upcycled roe deer antler kilt pin
The bespoke kilt pin is hand made in the Scottish Highlands using roe deer antler and reclaimed Rhodesian mahogany. As each piece of antler is unique so is every antler kilt pin. Each kilt pin is presented in an eco-friendly jute bag making for a perfect Christmas present. 
Shotgun cartridge leather hipflask
Shotgun cartridge hipflask gift set
A handmade Christmas gift that you can wrap your hands around and drink whisky from! This beautifully handmade leatherbound hipflask is finished with a spent shotgun shell and beeswax finish. Presented with a funnel and in a recyclable cardboard tube that tells the story behind J Boult Designs and the unique hipflask enclosed; this would make a great gift for any men in your life that are difficult to buy for this festive season. 


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