We’ve made festive shopping a bit easier with our themed gift guides. Whether you prefer to shop online or prefer to do a bit of research first from the comfort of your home, these gift guides will help you find meaningful gifts, all handmade by talented Northern Irish designer-makers.
Moments of celebration
With Christmas fast approaching – what could Northern Irish craft add to your home? Small accents like coordinating tableware, new tea lights or some festive decorations can bring joy this time of the year. Our edit will give you some useful suggestions to make this season’s gatherings or moments of celebration feel special!
Handcrafted, limited edition jewels
Sit back and prepare to be awed! The talent and skill of Northern Irish jewellers are second to none, whether it’s a beautifully crafted ring that you’ll want to wear every day, a statement necklace or earrings to dance the night away in! Jewellery is always a favourite at Christmas – shop below our edit of beautifully handcrafted pieces right here in Northern Ireland.
‘Signed, sealed, delivered!’
Not everyone can be home for Christmas, but they can definitely be in your thoughts! Put this gift guide to good use and choose some unique gifts handcrafted here in Northern Ireland – these are easy to pack, easy to send, and full of meaning! Just make sure you head to the post office early, and rejoice in knowing you’ve sent a little bit of home to those who live far away.
‘Ag925 – Au750 / Journeys in Silver and Gold’
Craft NI’s Christmas exhibition continues at Craft NI Gallery until December 31. Conveying the idea of precious metals but also hinting at creative journeys and innovative ways to incorporate these metals and/or colours in new work, and sometimes unexpected materials, this unique selling exhibition will bring a glow to the shortest days of the year!
It’s Big Bauble time of year!
Embrace the season with our hand-crafted decorations! Whether gifting joy or treating yourself, each piece is a sentiment waiting to adorn your festive collection. Baubles of fine sterling silver, hand-blown glass, embroidered textiles, ceramic, wood, paper or felt.
BUY, SEE, MAKE THIS NOVEMBER!
Hasn’t mid term break gone in a flash? The clocks went back, the nights are longer but there is a frisson of anticipation in the air as there is much! to look forward to in December…those who like to start preparing early will have plenty to choose from!
As October is coming to a close and the leaves are falling, enjoy Irish craft inspired by notes of the autumnal. Here is a selection of works that embody the spirit of autumn through its use of colour, theme and/or material.
BUY, SEE, MAKE THIS OCTOBER!
Autumn is here and Halloween is just around the corner! Why not see one of the amazing craft exhibitions now on in Belfast, or book a pottery or mug decorating class? Lots of great workshops for adults and little ones are on for Mid Term break – check your local council Arts Centre for more details!
Colour, colour, colour!
September is a fresh start – should we start looking at jewellery differently? Modern aesthetics and unusual materials make the most unexpected splash of colour! The best part for us are the clever designs – a small addition to your wardrobe, a big impact on your looks…
BUY, SEE, MAKE THIS SEPTEMBER!
September always signals a fresh start, whether it’s back to school, taking stock of what we have achieved this year or planning ahead!
Why not check out newly opened craft studios and their upcoming events? Craft and entrepreneurship go well together! Still a good few exhibitions to see if you haven’t already as we wrap up a busy August Craft Month – and if you feel like adding to your craft collection, shop our Edit!