Dear Santa, If you are reading this (& we have no reason to believe that you are not!) we've been really good all year. Promise..... ;) If you need some inspiration for us and our friends, here's some goodies from the freshest independent shop in Ludlow...that we've categorised to make life easier for you, because we know you're busy at this time of year! Sincerely yours, the very well behaved Jodie & Vicki. x
Lady Luxe: Gifts with more than a touch of glam.
Dolyfelin Designs wrap. Made locally from silk & merino wool by the wonderfully talented Su Pascoe. Felt crafting at its best, each piece takes approx 4/5 hours to make and adds a luxurious finish to any outift, be it a party frock or denim jacket. (£110) Button detail fabric gloves. These two tone fabric gloves, available in 4 different colours, have a fleecy soft lining and the 3 button detail adds a touch of vintage glamour. (£19) Two-tone trilby. Stay chic and warm with these striking two-tone trilbies, the broad flexible brim adds a hint of mystique whilst protecting your face from the winter sun.(£39) Ayala Bar jewellery. Nothing screams glamour more than sparkles, and these handmade earrings have that in spades! (£55 - £177) Karen Van Hoff pearls. Classy girls wear pearls - who are we to argue with the likes of Coco Chanel & Jackie Kennedy-Onassis! These pink strands from local maker Karen, are sure to be an outfit staple as they can be worn separately or linked together for a longer strand. (£180)
Au Naturel: Perfect for those who like their gifts fair trade, organic and gorgeous.
H&W soaps. Handmade in Sussex from certified organic oils, these feel luxurious on the skin. Four sumptuous scents to tempt you! (£7) Mt Romance Sandalwood Body Butter. Ethically sourced from Australia, this butter is wonderfully rich and nourishing & non greasy. All purchases support indigenous Aboriginal communities.(£25) Against The Grain. These wooden bowls and trinket pots are handmade within 25 miles of Ludlow, using recycled & responsibly sourced timber. Being made by hand ensures that each piece is unique. (£18-59) Rough cut amethyst necklace. Perfect for those who love their gemstones as nature intended – totally tactile and untinkered with. (£85) Leather overnight bag. This beautifully made bag is ethically crafted from goat leather by a small family business in the desert state of Rajasthan, India. These bags get better with age - as the leather softens they gain even more character. (£120)
Fit Finery: Perfect for the active peeps in your house.
Aquapac messenger. Available in two sizes, so you can have his n' hers versions. Plenty of room for stashing your valuables, they are super sturdy & 100% waterproof. Your only dilemma is which colour?! (£25 & £35) Wild Stripes base layers. Trendy thermals...yup they are a thing! Stay snug and stylish during your favourite outdoor activity with these stripey goodies; available in long johns, crew tops, neckgaters and hats. Perfect for those of us who find merino base layers too itchy (£23-£45) Desigual parka. When the temperature drops, keep warm and look cool in this gorgeous padded parka from Desigual. It'll effortlessly take you from a hike with the pooch, to the pub! (£214) Salty's Studio t'shirt. Be the snazziest person at the gym or yoga studio in one of these quality hand-printed t'shirts - made right here in Ludlow. (£25) Leggings. Whether you get your adrenaline kicks from pounding the pavements or shaking your stuff at Zumba, these fun and funky leggings will set you apart from the crowd (£25)
Kooky eclecticat: For those who like life with a scoop of fun and a sprinkle of fabulous.
Heart Arcturus boots. Put your best foot forward in these super comfy leather boots from our Dutch friends. Guaranteed to have you standing out from the crowd! (£129) Purple pompom peaked hat. This pompom embellished purple wool hat screams 'yeah baby i'm a cool cat!' (£39) Mookaite necklace. This statement pendant made from Australian Mookaite is wearable art. It reminds Jodes of a Georgia O'Keefe painting. (£167) Desigual bag. The shape is a nod to a vintage doctors bag, and that Tartan print screams Vivianne Westwood..a combination made in heaven! (£75) Ottoman Hands earrings. These gold Lapis chain dangles look effortlessly chic worn with jeans and a chunky sweater, yet paired with a party frock they evoke retro glamour. (£69)
Homebird: Make a house a home with these. H&W room diffuser.
Fill your home with luxurious scent from one of our diffusers. Made from certified organic oils, there are four sensational fragrances to tempt you! (£27) Mt Romance bath salts. Pamper and preen with a tub of these beautiful Sandalwood infused salts. Great for soaking away the stresses of the day in the gentle woody scent - perfect for relaxing mind, body & spirit. (£23) Kitchy & Co print. Anthea's work captures special moments to simply make you smile. Her work is all about the animals and the funny side of farming life - with a choice of seven designs, we're bound to have the perfect gift for the animal lover in your life. (£25) Something Quirky jewellery hanger. Banish tangles and beautifully display your favourite jewels on this handmade jewellery hanger - made locally in this season's 'must-have' metal. (£39) Wondermooi cushions. So many of you have said you just love our changing room fabric that we had a couple of cushions made from the off-cuts. Super-duper limited edition - just 2 of each design so snaffle them quick! (£45)