Not on the (mainstream) High Street – unusual gifting ideas from Glossop makers and curators

If you’re stuck for unusual gift ideas for family members or friends, buying from local makers and businesses can be a great way to ensure that you give something unique and interesting, while supporting your local community and economy.

In Glossop, we are lucky to have a plethora of incredible creatives and curators on our doorstep, who offer beautiful homemade or hand-selected gifts that make perfect Christmas presents.

So if you have any last-minute gifts to grab, check out our edit of the best in Glossop…

Artisan bath bombs and soaps from All in the Buff

For gifts that promote rest and relaxation after a challenging year, look no further that All in the Buff.

The cute shop on Railway Street, Glossop, sells a beautiful range of soaps, bath products, wax melts and more. It also sells soaps for dogs and horses!

The range of All in the Buff artisan soaps are handmade using vegetable-derived soap bases, free from the surfactants Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and most are suitable for Vegans. Many are paraben-free, and rich in vitamins and minerals.

All in the Buff uses all-natural products along with essential oils for fragrance, and the lovely products make fab presents and stockist fillers for friends and family.

Beautiful scarves from My Happy Place

Family-run online business, My Happy Place, stocks a wide range of gift ideas and home accessories – but we are just in love with the hand-selected range of pretty scarves!

If you’re looking for a lovely treat for mum, gran or a girlfriend, the beautiful selection has something for everyone.  There’s free delivery to SK13 postcodes, too…

Stunning stationery from Paper Willow

We all know someone who’s a sucker for gorgeous stationery, so if you’re looking for a notebook with a difference, check out Paper Willow’s range of hand-painted print-inspired vintage items… Just beautiful! 

Home made preserves from Jam Shack

For foodies, a home-made preserve or chilli jam will make a fabulously well-received gift.  The Jam Shack makes traditional preserves using only locally grown/sourced ingredients, right here in Glossop.

What’s more, most of the products in the tempting range are suitable for vegans. 

We are big fans of the Boozy Blackcurrant Jam!

Beautiful bowls from Organic Ceramics 

Oh we just adore everything in the range at Organic Ceramics!  This gorgeous indie business in Glossop makes a stunning mixture of functional and decorative stoneware ceramic pieces. 

The beautiful and extremely unique bowls will make lovely presents for homeowners and anyone with a new pad! 

Maker Lynne uses a range of techniques and forages bits from the natural world, which are used to create texture and guide her instinctive making process. 

Gorgeous glass homeware by Kay Stowell

Another talented Glossop maker is Kay Stowell, who makes fused glass pieces and affordable art for the home. 

Kay is constantly inspired by nature and the landscape, and her beautiful collection of colourful glass light catchers, stand up animal characters and stunning wall art bring brightness and vitality to any space. The pieces make fantastic one-off gifts for anyone looking to add some art to their home. 

Hand-selected Wine boxes from Harvey Leonard’s 

Harvey Leonard’s curated wine selection truly is a thing of beauty! What’s more, if you have a certain budget, founders Steven and Suzanne will happily put together a hand-selected gift pack for you, which can be presented to your friend or family member in a gift wrapped box or cool wooden presentation crate. 

Have a mooch at their diverse selection of wines and beers from around the globe, and give your loved ones a boozy treat this festive season!

Ceramic tiles from Pentimento 

Another stunning maker cooperative in Glossop is the team at Pentimento. If you are looking for something unique, the hand-painted selection of ceramic tiles can be used as quirky wall art!  Perfect for new homeowners…

Browse their beautiful nature-inspired selection for gift inspiration…

What are your favourite places to buy gifts in Glossop?