Truly Unique and Local Handmade Products for this Christmas
7th Dec 2021
If we wrote a blog just on how many local crafters, makers and artisans there are on the Isle of Man that produce truly unique products for Christmas (and beyond) - then the list would go on and on.
So to give you just a small flavour of what’s on offer (and to also give you some inspiration for those stocking-fillers!) LoveIOM has pulled together a selection of inspirational islanders creating bespoke and handmade products on the Isle of Man.
Nothing but love and care is put into the beautiful handmade gifts that ‘Pigs Loves to Paint’ produce. South African born artist, Nicole de Villiers, takes inspiration from her environment and puts it into the products that she creates through her art and jewellery business.
Nicole creates a whole host of beautiful gifts, perfect for a present this Christmas. From festive earrings to watercolour paintings (while also hosting a range of creative workshops), Pigs Loves to Paint offer something for everyone that wants to get creative or support local this Christmas.
Photo Credit: Pigs Loves to Paint Facebook Page
Based in Port St Mary, Studio 42 is home to a carefully curated range of high-quality art by a mix of Manx artists. Alongside their art gallery, Studio 42 offer an independent and friendly framing service that comes with a reputation of quality and variety.
With a vast and diverse array of creative original works in store as well as stocking sculptures, limited edition prints, ceramics and greeting cards you’ll be sure to find a unique product for a gift this Christmas.
Photo Credit: Studio 42 Facebook Page
Amy Kay Textiles offer wholesome handmade and handwoven textiles that are crafted right here on Island. Using a mixture of colours and fabrics, Amy creates scarfs, scrunches, pillows, earrings and many more handmade products that are truly unique and perfect for a Christmas present.
Photo Credit: Amy Kay Facebook Page
Traditional shopping, with an emphasis on quality locally crafted gifts is at the heart of everything that Douglas-based Mostly Manx do.
Mostly Manx supply a range of handcrafts in their artisan co-operative store on Nelson Street, just opposite another great local independent business called Bottle Monkey!
Photo Credit: Mostly Manx Facebook Page
Beautiful hand-dyed, re-worked and recycled fabrics crafted into hand-made gifts make up the Wolly Made brand. Mainly using Devore fabric for her creations, Molly Wade (the brains behind Wolly Made) creates her own unique style through a cross-dying process that gives each of her products its own identity. A perfect stocking-filler for Christmas.
Photo Credit: Wolly Made Facebook Page
Handmade wire decorations ranging from family names to festive designs that are perfect for a Christmas gift. The local business can be found online, but has a presence across many of the local markets taking place on Island. Orders can be made by directly by messaging Words in Wire via their Instagram and Facebook pages.
Photo credit: Words in Wire Facebook Page
An innovative marketplace that gives Manx businesses the platform to sell their products and produce online. Quirky has it all - from food and drink, arts and collectables, health, beauty, home and garden the list goes on and on. Quirky give the local producers the platform they need to provide the Manx people with unique handmade gifts.
Photo Credit: Quirky.im Website