Gift Guide for Arts and Crafty Types

These type of people love to get stuck in and be creative, they also love a gift handmade by others. We know exactly where you can get a great gift for them! From Crafty DIY kits to a class to attend - we have a great selection.

We have selected some shops which have just the items you need.  If you ask our lovely shop keepers nicely they will even post out if you are not in the area. Remember if you don’t see a product, you can ask a question on and the business will get back to you and let you know. Better still give them a call.


Arts and Crafty kits for the beginner or well accomplished 

 The Artery – Banbury

The Fabric Den – Bolsover

Handmade By Helen - Bolsover

Jessica Grady Embroidery Artist, Saltaire

The Art Room, Scarborough

The Paint Box, Cleethorpes

Stitch, Enfield

It Started With a Stitch, Grimsby


Something to inspire the arty types

Local shops and makers fairs are incredible places to get inspired and buy items to make your home or craft den look amazing... 

Saltaire are currently hosting Saltaire Inspired Makers Fair and Peace and Crafts Fair Virtual Event, Saltaire / Shipley

In Bolsover some fabulous crafters and upcyclers have come together for the Old Bolsover Yard Virtual Christmas Event Virtual Event, Bolsover

In New Mills discover anything from Spices and Wasabi Mayonnaise to beautiful Prints Virtual Event, New Mills

In Kendal enjoy the works of 40 Cumbrian artists as featured on BBC Radio Cumbria and immerse yourself in Craft Market Kendal Virtual Event, Kendal

or go and browse some of the more permanent fixtures in our towns and cities like

Gembobs Crafts – York

Adored Sass, Taunton

Art by Kerry Hogg, Kirkcaldy


Get something personalised

Local shops make it personal, and you can get many personalised items – from your own rag doll ‘mini-me’ with accompanying artwork to an engraved piece or a speed art commissioned piece by Saltaire’s answer to Banksy ‘Bish Bash Bosh’!

Emma O Brien Illustation and Naughty Monsters Virtual Makers Fair in Saltaire

Bish Bash Bosh - Speed Artist in Saltaire (see video)

Hall of Names in Taunton

Artist Hive Studios in Enfield

Woodcraft by Jomo, Taunton

The Art Room, Scarborough


Now if all artistry and creativity has inspired you - try our FREE Competition Prize Draw to win a craft kit to get your next hobby started in 2021

Click on the button and leave your details alongside your answer to be in with a chance to win a craft kit to get you started with a new hobby in 2021. The competition closes on January 5th, 2021. Terms and conditions apply.

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