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Valentine Gift Ideas From 15 Amazing UK Makers

Jan 29, 2021 | Celebrations, Guest Blogs | 0 comments

Valentine’s Day isn’t only just for couples, it’s also a lovely way to show our friends and family how much we care for them and appreciate all they do for us!

What better way to do this, than with Valentine’s Gift?

Before I can introduce the makers, I have to thank the person who brought us all together!

Say hello is Robyn from Village Pop-Up Market.

She is an amazing woman, with a heart of gold! Who has helped support businesses across the UK to reach more people throughout these tricky, unpredictable times! As a company we have joined in with Robyn’s online markets since October 2020 and I can’t thank her enough for the support and connections she has helped me make.

As she has quoted before, through Village Pop-up: “A curated collection of unique makers & creators” is what Robyn delivers every month.

I have to make a note about the effort Robyn puts in to hand picking the independent businesses for each market. Making sure there is always something for everyone, I believe it has been an honour to work with her for as long as I have.

Although I wish to one day meet Robyn in person and thank her for the support she has give an infant business like myself, I will have to suffice with a HUGE virtual hug!  🤗 … for now!

I would advice any business with heart and passion for what they do to join Robyn’s online markets! Support her and in turn she has a beautiful way of supporting you!  @villagepop


World Candle Month

How it’s time to find the perfect gift for your loved one’s!

Meet all the makers of the last Village Pop-Up Market!

Hello – I’m Alex the jeweller behind the bench. I completed my degree in Jewellery nearly 15 years ago and have in the last 2 year launched my business! I love to create simple, stylish and one of a kind silver, gold and copper jewellery, which is full of texture, pattern and detail.
Happy Shopping! xx

Hi. I’m Alice and I hope you’ve enjoy having a look at my products.

I’ve created a discount code specially for the #VPUvalentinesmarket so feel free to use the code “VPU21” in my Etsy shop, 28-31st Jan only! See the link in my bio.

Thank you so much to Robyn @villagepopup for organising this and for featuring me!

I studied Textiles at university and worked as a product designer for four years before deciding to take a once in a lifetime opportunity to work a Ski Season; a dream which was unfortunately cut short by COVID-19! I set up Alice Lynne Designs in October and started selling a range of handmade and unique home decor items including prints and felt decorations. My designs are influenced by narratives of nature, adventure, memories and history and are designed with an illustrative approach. I aim to create items which can be displayed in your home all year round.

💘 @buntingbyjen


Hello. I’m Jen from  Bunting by Jen I started the business 4 years ago when my sewing hobby turned in to a business firstly as bunting hire for events and then lots of fabric crafts.
I make everything myself and can make all of my products bespoke to match your requirements. If you are looking for something a bit different or personalised then have a look at my Etsy shop for more details of all the products I have available.
Outside of work you can find me either with a gin in my hand or studying for a Masters in Sustainability and Environmental management. 🌱

Hello, I’m Kate from Cooking Carafes I’m based in Buntingford in Hertfordshire and run an Italian inspired blog and curate an online shop full of beautiful homeware. You’ll find unique gifts and items, many are exclusive to the Cooking & Carafes Shop and are created by fellow makers and creators and small businesses 🎁

🛍 Everything in my shop is curated by me, and is perfect for the foodies in your life, from growing their own herbs, to decorating the kitchen, or even leaning how to make their own pasta 🍝

You can shop any of the items shown here 👈🏼 plus more from my Instagram shop or over on my website at www.cookingandcarafes.co.uk

Happy shopping and I hope you enjoy browsing all the stalls of the #VillagePopUpMarket

And welcome to Ginger Rose Designs. My name is Emma and I am chief designer, painter, packer, post woman, admin and everything in between.
I have a love all things personalised and so in pretty much all of my products there will be the option for personalisation, whether it be text or a full bespoke piece. I can provide you with a gift or card for a loved one that shows that you’ve thought about it.

You can purchase from me via Etsy. https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/GingerRose
There is an exclusive 10% discount for the market, please use the code POPUP10 when placing your order.

If you have any questions, please do pop me a dm @gingerrosedesigns beforehand, I love to hear from you, whether it be queries about an order or just to say hi!

Hello, hello! We are Alex and Gavin of Heart Wood Glass

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” Dr Seuess

Today we are sharing a range of Valentine gift ideas, all of which can be posted if you can’t be with your loved one. And if you’d like one in a different colour then just ask!

Every glass piece is individually designed and crafted to order in our studio in Sandridge, St Albans, and made who a whole lot of love!!

Check out our Facebook page or pop over to our website to find more gift ideas, all which can be posted.

If you have any questions, or is there is something you would like us to create just for you, then please get in touch.

Take care, stay safe and thanks for supporting a small, local handmade business.
Alex & Gavin xx


💘 @jaustindesigns 


I’m Jess, owner of J Austin Designs.

I am a Floral and Embroidery Designer, with 8 years floristry and 8 years embroidery experience. Combining both of my passions, I love to experiment with new and exciting materials to create unique and beautiful gifts. These items can be bespoke commissions made to order or collection pieces from my website. The best way to order is through my website or contacting me at jess@jaustindesigns.co.uk for any bespoke enquiries.

Hi, I am Karen Woodcraft of Karen Wood Craft I use driftwood and reclaimed materials to create my artwork influenced by the pieces I find on the Suffolk coast. I live a short walk from Southwold beach and have always been inspired by the coast. I paint all my artwork on pebbles and I love to add some sparkle while always using environmentally friendly methods such as biodegradable glitter and organic paint for less impact on our beautiful world.

Simply send me a DM or message me on Facebook to place an order or just to say hi. All my artwork can be posted out to you if you’re based in the UK.

Hi! I am Lisa – designer and maker of retro/1960’s inspired bags and accessories based in Streatham, South London. 

If you like to purchase anything today, please make a request in the comments, or pop along to my Etsy shop where the items featured can be purchased – this can be found in my BIO, otherwise the link is: etsy.me/30NMG7u
Please feel free to drop me a message; I will be on hand to answer any questions! Have a lovely time shopping today y’all x

I’m Lottie and I own Little White Threads. I am based in Hertfordshire with my husband, my son and my daughter, and I print/embroidered everything by myself in my home studio.

Little white Threads is a mama & mini clothing store, offering high quality clothing and accessories.

LWT began in 2019 when I struggled to find good quality, versatile tops for my son – that matched all his cool leggings. So I decided to make my own,and it grew from there! Giving up my job as a primary school music teacher and going self employed.

You can browse my collections at www.littlewhitethreads.com or drop me a hello.

💘 @makeabottle


Hi I’m Hannah, I am a qualified wine expert with a passion for design. I create personalised labels on premium wines for all your special Occasions. I also cater for Corporate clients & the Wedding industry. I have a range of designs available at www.makeabottle.co.uk and can create bespoke labels on request.

𝒞𝑜𝓃𝓉𝒶𝒸𝓉 𝑀𝑒
Email me info@makebottle.co.uk

Hello…thank you for taking time to stop and look at my stall. I’m Marion. Designer and stitcher of functional, fun and beautiful face coverings. The face coverings are my own design and made to World Health Organisation (WHO) standards 🧵

All face coverings are cotton, so don’t cause “mascne”. They are constructed of three layers, the elastic can be replaced and nose wires can be added at no extra cost, please specify when ordering if you want one added. The masks are made from cotton, they’re machine washable, can be tumbled dried and ironed.

Where we are now having to wear face coverings in more and more places as a matter of law…why show the one you love that you really do care, by giving them the gift of safety this Valentine’s Day x

*p&p £1.50 / £3.00 signed for. Up to 8 masks per order can be posted at these rates 💌

Please visit my grid for more available designs ~ DM me for sales, commissions and queries.

Any questions please ask…happy browsing x

Welcome to The Garden Box Company. This is a small St Albans-based business which I set up during the first lockdown to deliver beautiful plants to the doorstep, locally.

Since those beginnings in May 2020, the business has evolved. I’ve developed a lot of love for succulents, planted many terrariums, put together dried flowers in letterbox packages and bunches, planted doorstep and patio pots, sourced garden-themed gifts, enjoyed searching for reclaimed artefacts to plant, becoming somewhat of a personal plant shopper and an occasional market trader!

Please dm me to express interest or to order – instagram or Facebook


Hello! I’m Connie, the maker behind The Paint Kettle– I set up The Paint Kettle in the first lockdown (before the pandemic I worked as a theatre designer and puppet maker).

I have always loved painting, and had thought about setting up an Etsy shop for a while, so when lockdown came I thought it was the perfect time to combine the two!

I started by creating greetings cards and prints, and have also had some lovely bespoke commissions along the way! I love the natural world and make sure to use plastic free packaging and fully sustainable cardstock. 💚 It has been so exciting growing my new small business, and I look forward to growing it some more!

If you want to have a nosey you can have a look at my account @thepaintkettle or head over to my Etsy shop, the link of which is in my bio.

💘 @robbinscandle.co  


So last but not least! 🙂 Robbins Candle Co. has looked far and wide to bring you something different for Valentine’s Day! A collaboration with @chloeshaellendesigns 

Still vegan, eco-friendly, non-toxic and low waste!

Our NEW Limited Edition & Exclusive Valentine’s Day Scents are Available within our Canned Candles & NEW Tealights!

Pre-Order now so that you get your Valentine’s Gifts on time!

Tealight Holder Set: £30
Tealight Holder EXTRA Set: £40
Tealight Bundle: £15
Canned Candle: £27.50

FREE Shipping on all out ‘Tealight’ Products!

Order through Robbins Candle Co. Website or DM on Instagram! @robbinscandle.co

Help us share the love of independent businesses by following us all instagram and support our missions!

“Village Pop-up Market: “A curated collection of unique makers & creators”
Robbins x


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