Doodling Lucy's Gift Guide For Tricky People

Lucy Gray

And so it is, we are back at that time of year when we start saying "What shall I get for your Father this year?" "Any idea what Alice might like?" "I have no idea what to get Uncle Jack this year!" "What do you get someone who has everything already?"

Buying gifts at Christmas can be so much fun (I find it SO hard to keep exciting ones secret, anyone else the same?)  and so very stressful all at once.

So I am here to make it a little easier, and all supporting small businesses you really can't go wrong! 


Gifts for the Father-In-Law, the brother, the Dad, the brother-in-law, the boyfriend (you get my drift)

Doodling Lucy 

Designing my Christmas collection I knew I had to create pieces that would work as gifts for men (they are SO hard to buy for!), I designed the Stanley Stag and Mr Pheasant notepads with these people in mind however I think they work well as gifts for anyone and perfect as stocking fillers!

stanley stag notepad

Elliott Hamer Design

Elliott creates beautiful hand-crafted wooden goods including chopping boards, spoons, coat racks and coasters. I love the hand-crafted spoons perfect for any porridge lover. It's a win-win with not only being carefully hand made but created using sustainable timber! 

spoon on table

P.O.S.H Country 

Port Out Starboard Home Country clothing is your go-to source for quality clothing with inspiration taken from the coastline and the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. Perfect gift for a boyfriend or brother/brother in law I reckon! 

POSH country clothing

Gifts for the Mother-In-Law, Granny, Mum, Sister-In-Law, The friend who has it all etc

Doodling Lucy 

My Lazy, Hazy, Daisy notepad is perfect for any Mum or Granny to write their lists on, from the daily to dos to the weekly shop. How about gifting it as letter paper? Printed on beautiful high quality recycled paper this notepad is not only a treat to look at but eco-friendly a win-win.

Lazy Hazy Daisy Notepad

Gemini Accessories 

Beautiful, dainty jewelry that compliments all outfits Hannah creates pieces (by hand) that are hard not to love. Fun, colourful and full of character they make the perfect present for the sister-in-law, the brothers girlfriend, your partners sister and why not throw something in for yourself too? The cherry on top of this fab small biz it give 20% to teenage cancer trust so it really is winning all round when you buy from here!

dainty earrings on material

A Little English Garden 

A Little English Garden create wonderful hand poured candles and wax melts which smell absolutely divine (I love my wax melts!). Hand made by Justine in her garden studio you can guarantee love and care has been put into every product. Perfect for your Mum. Granny and Sister a present which you can use every single day! 

Lit Candle

By Hannah Walker 

Hannah hand makes the loveliest headbands by hand which won't give you that horrible headband headache and come in the nicest of patterns and colours! Why not pick up a jazzy Christmas number which can be worn straight away on Christmas day?

headband by hannah walker


Beautiful gifts for little people 

Ottie & Bertie

Beautiful handmade clothes for little people aged 0-4 years these make the perfect gift for nieces, nephews friends children the lot. From gorgeous spotty leggings to mini headbands you'll be sure to find the perfect piece and lovingly handmade you can't go wrong!


Little Wild Co 

Little Wild Co has some absolutely gorgeous pieces for babies, with inspiration taken the great outdoors Katie and her Mum, Jenny, have created a sustainable business together which means you'll never have to have a boring white muslin for babies ever again. Treat your own little one to something delicate and beautiful they'll treasure for a long time! 


Hook & Badger 

 I've put Hook & Badger under the little people section however these also make excellent gifts for any animal lover! Kelly creates these wonderful crochet animal heads by hand and I can imagine them in both nurseries and living rooms - now you just need to decide which animal to get! 

 animal crochet heads

 There you go! Just a handful of the thousands of small businesses out there creating unique, hand-crafted, made with love pieces which are perfect for gifts this Christmas. If you'd like to find more great places to start are Etsy, Instagram and just asking your friends/family, they are likely to know of other small businesses to go to! 

Thank you for shopping small, 

Lucy x

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