The East Lothian Ladies A- Z of Christmas Gifting

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Want to support East Lothian makers and producers?  Looking to tread lightly on the planet?  Enjoy good design and creative reuse?  Got a difficult to buy for family member?  Read on for some great gift ideas which are made in, or inspired by the local area.

Aelder Elixir - Award winning, premium liqueurs inspired by the wilds of Scotland.  https://www.aelderelixir.com/

Amy Davidson - Hand made felted creations inspired by the natural wildlife found in east Lothian.  https://fluffyfelts.wixsite.com/

Baby Snug Rugs - personalised blankets, start snugs, buggy blankets and memory bears.  https://www.facebook.com/babysnugrugs/

Beach Boutique - home and garden accessories using natural and recycled materials.   https://www.facebook.com/Liteitup/

Bespoke - S Nicoll Forge is a farm-based forge specialising in customised metal work. https://www.facebook.com/SNicollForge

Between the Woods and Sea - original sculpture, Pet Portraits and art made in North Berwick.  https://www.betweenthewoodsandsea.com/

Can to Candle – These pine cone firelighters, infused with herbs and spices are a lovely practical gift and a perfect way to light an open fire or log burner.  https://cantocandle.com/product/kindle-cones

Caroline Wolfe Murray  - We love the Harris Tweed chicken doorstops!  https://www.facebook.com/cwolfemurray

Do LIL Things – LIL is our go-to place for guilt-free, ethical and sustainable gifts.  https://www.dolilthings.org/giftsandpartytime

East Lothian Gift Card – Can't decide what to get them?  Let them decide for themselves with the East Lothian Gift Card which can be redeemed in over 130 local independent business in the county.  https://eastlothiangiftcard.co.uk/

Echo Beach Designs – when Susan found herself jobless during the pandemic, she threw caution to the wind and began painting ceramics including cake stands, mugs and trinket bowls.   https://www.echobeachdesigns.co.uk/

Fantoosh Sketching - Gift vouchers for Lynn's 'Sketch & Wander for Wellbeing' sessions in various beautiful East Lothian locations.  https://www.facebook.com/fantooshsketching/

Fiddy & Mabel – prints, cards, tea towels and tote bags inspired by the coast and countryside.  https://www.fiddyandmabel.com/

Flasket - Reusable drinks bottles with fabulous, imaginative designs by Scottish artists.  https://flasket.co.uk/

Kay's Sew Inspired - Beautifully handcrafted baby clothes.  https://kayssewinspired.co.uk

Lazy Pawzzz - luxury dog beds and other products.  https://www.lazypawzzz.co.uk/

Made in the Heid – Looking for stocking filler?  Tina uses materials such as Tweed and felt to make brooches, key rings and fridge magnets. - https://www.facebook.com/madeintheheid /

Millie Scott Studio - zero waste designer/maker who makes statement accessories and homewares using upcycled fabrics and remnant materials.  https://milliescottstudio.co.uk/

My Little Logs – custom-made log slice designs, hand painted from locally sourced, sustainable trees.   https://www.instagram.com/my.little.logs/

Natasha Phoenix Sculpture And Ceramics  - Natasha's  raku sculptures are inspired by the beautiful ancient buildings she sees around East Lothian - wee but'n'ben cottages, small village houses with sash and case windows and tall characterful tenements.    https://www.natashaphoenixsculpture.com/

PawWow  - treats and gifts for cats, dogs and the people who love them.   https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/pawwowpresents

Recrafter's Cottage – Teenagers can be difficult to buy for but we think they'll love these crocheted make up remover pads and mini storage bowls which have been beautifully crafted  from recycled materials. www.recrafterscottage.co.uk   

Sandra Vick – Award-winning artist Sandra has an extensive homeware range decorated with local birds.  www.sandravick.co.uk

S'Wheat Water Bottle – A plant-based water bottle!  https://www.swheatbottle.com/

Tarkwa Studio - fused glass, resin art , mixed media, felting & glass jewellery.  https://www.facebook.com/Tarkwa-Studio-104562087815569/

The Diffuser Queen - sells beautiful aromatic diffusers in lovely gift boxes.   https://www.thediffuserqueen.com/

Thread Bears Bandanas - for dog coats and Harris Tweed bandanas and bow ties.  https://www.facebook.com/threadbearsbandanas/

Whisky Frames & Barrel Smiths – Homewares made from repurposed whisky barrels. Gifts - https://www.facebook.com/WhiskyFrames & https://www.facebook.com/BarrelSmiths

WyllieCat Design - Helen Wyllie, a freelance graphic designer & illustrator has a gorgeous online shop featuring East Lothian themed gifts and cards, including an East Lothian 2022 calendar.  https://www.wylliecat.co.uk/

Zero Waste Dunbar – Counting the pennies or just want to do your bit for the planet?  Check out Dunbar's very own Aladdins cave of treasure diverted from landfill. https://www.miixer.org/zerowastehubdunbar 


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