Fresh Design Christmas gift guide: Ideas for her

Solve your Christmas present dilemmas with our pick of the top ten gifts.

1. Wooden family penguins, Bombus

Bombus wooden penguin family

These ‘mother and child’ wooden penguins can be personalised with your choice of names and words. The stylised birds are made from birch plywood and handpainted in your choice of colour, and cost £20 for the mother and one child. Extra baby penguins can be added as well. Available from Bombus.

2. Maul cushion, Amy Sia

Maul cushion by Amy Sia

Handmade in the UK, the Maul cushion features an abstract watercolour print in blue, grey and green to complement any modern interior. It measures 45cm by 45cm, has a natural coloured cotton linen blend back and comes complete with a duck feather pad. £70 from Amy Sia.

3. Bicycles mini notebook set, Cavellini and Co

Set of three mini notebooks by Cavellini and Co

A set of pretty mini notebooks with vintage images of bicycles on the covers, which would make a great stocking filler. The set consists of one ruled, one blank and one graph notebook with 96 pages in each, and costs £9.50 from Hampton Blue.

4. Mini bouquet vase, LSA International

Handmade bouquet vase from LSA International

This hand-made mini bouquet vase is just 9.5cm tall with a wide opening and is perfect for miniature, low displays of flowers. It’s made by LSA International, one of Europe’s leading brands of contemporary handmade glass and porcelain, and costs £9.50 from Annabel James.

5. Silver seed print, Josephine Gomersall Designs

Josephine Gomersall limited edition Silver Seed print

A beautiful giclee print of an original mixed media artwork. The original artwork included silver wire stems, solid silver flattened seed heads and domed recycled tin seeds, along with pencil drawings of stylised plants with heart shaped leaves and red flower centres over-painted with opaque white paint on a coloured ground. The print is a high quality digitally produced image, limited edition and signed by the artist, and costs £49 from Made By Hand Online.

6. English Rose scented candle, Sophie Allport

English Rose scented candle from Sophie Allport

This beautiful candle is made in England using high quality mineral wax to achieve a long, clean and even burn. Made from 100% refined mineral wax blended with a high quality fragrance, this hand made candle will burn for up to 40 hours while gently perfuming your room with the fresh, floral scent of roses. £20, available from Sophie Allport.

7. Lulu cocktail glass set, LSA International

Lulu cocktail glass set, LSA International

An assorted set of of stemmed glasses to suit every type of cocktail, whether you favour a champagne bellini or a cosmopolitan.  Handmade by LSA International, each glass holds 45cl and comes as a set in a branded gift box. Handwash only. £40, available from Berry Red.

8.Hummingbird picture, Outshine Art

Hummingbird picture from Outshine Art

Handmade to order, this hummingbird cut-out picture is available in different colourways and can be personalised with embossed letters. £55, available from Outshine Art.

9. Anna and Grace stationery set, Elle Jane Designs

Anna and Grace stationery set

This pretty set is tied together with a ivory satin ribbon and packaged in a brown kraft gift box, and includes an A5 notebook, A6 notebook, notelet set containing three different designs and greetings card with envelope. £15 for the set, available from Elle Jane Designs.

10. Woodland stag cushion, Blooming Briony

Woodland stag cushion, Blooming Briony

This unusual cushion is inspired by deer roaming the grounds of Hampton Court Palace on a cold, misty morning. It’s printed using state-of-the-art technology in shades of forest green and golden orange, and is and handmade in England. £55, available from Wealden Fairs.

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