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Top 50 Christmas gift guide, Etsy Made Local & giveaway.

Etsy-Made-Local-curation-by-Little-Big-BellI was most delighted when Etsy UK asked me to get involved in their Etsy Made Local 2015 campaign.

I am honoured to be 1 of the 5 bloggers chosen to do a pre- Christmas curation for their event.

A further edit of 10 items from my curation will be showcased on a feature wall, at the Etsy Made Local pop up shop.1702_ETSY_MADE_LONDON_MARKET_BlogImg_782x90px-R1v2This event will take place at London’s Vinyl Factory located at 51 Poland street, London W1F 7LZ. It will be from Friday December 4th till Sunday December 6th 2015. I hope you can make it.

Please note that Friday December 4th will be a late night shopping event in London, from 4-7pm.

If you can’t make the London event, there will also be an array of Etsy pop-ups all over the UK. A great opportunity to shop Etsy in real life, from local sellers on December 5th to 6th. Details of your local Etsy pop-up here.

I am also really excited to announce 2 special giveaways:

1.A £250 Etsy gift card to shop my selections.

All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog. Tell me which items from my curation you like and why?

I will select the winner at random at midnight Sunday 6th December 2015. Notification will be via email and the winner will announced at the end of this blog post. ( giveaway is for UK residents only).

2. You could WIN MY EDIT on display at the Etsy Made Local pop up event on Dec 4th to 6th.

All you have to do is attend the event and take a photo of my Etsy edit. Then post the image on either Instagram or Twitter whilst tagging @littlebigbell and @EtsyUK and quoting the hashtag #EtsyMadeLocalEdit.

I have spent hours trawling through Etsy UK and have curated my 50 FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS GIFTS.

I hope you like my selections, and that this will be of help with your Christmas shopping.

I start off with a FRUITY CURATION. I’ve come to the conclusion that Pineapples will never go out of trend, so feast your eyes on these finds.

1.Pineapple print by We Are Paper Plane.

2.Lemon zipped clutch by Anna Alexander UK.

3.Mint coloured pineapple night light by Figo Home.

4.Pineapple tea towel from Markless Design

Next up is a CURATION IN PINK AND GOLD. My favourite combination. Pink will be big next season, so start your collection now.The-lovely-drawer-brush-lettering-print-Etsy-UK-featured-on-Little-Big-Bell-Christmas-gifts-on-Etsy-UK-Little-Big-Bell-

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5.Hide and Seek brush lettering print by The Lovely Drawer.

6. New Orleans house print by Emma Block.

7.Frida Kahlo print by And Smile.

8.Drum lampshade in hot pink and gold by Hummingbird Home 2012.

9.Custard cream printed cushion in Candyfloss by Nikki Mc Williams.

10. Chanel no.5 print in pink and gold by MT and BB.

11. Pastel pink pineapple espresso cup by Kina Ceramic Design.

12. Coco Chanel, Heels high quote print in gold foil by Dottie Rocks.

13. Chunky wool cushion in Magenta pink by Article Apparel.

14. Velveteen pillow cover in pink typography by Bella Bella Shoppe.

15. Pink Alice in Wonderland cup by Kina Ceramic Design.

A CURATION OF AQUA BLUE.Be-brave-do-what-you-love-print-by-felt-mountain-studio-Etsy-UK-1


16. Do What you love print by Felt Mountain studios.

17. Radium Random forest screen print cushion by Kangan Arora.

18. Blue nautical fish lamp shade by Little Red Robin Co.

Now for some fresh Minty Greens and some fun Christmas jumpers.Christmas-gifts-in-mint-Etsy-UK-on-Little-Big-Bell

19. Christmas cards by The Lovely Drawer.

20.Ho Ho Ho Christmas festive jumper by Yorkshire tees.

21. Scandinavian new Rosie cushion covers by Jane Foster.

22. 8 chocolate Cookies and cream filled Pyramids by Whimsical Cake Company.

23. Christmas cookie pop -personalised by Nila Holden.

24. 3D Christmas tree jumper by Yorkshire tees.

A bit of MULTICOLOUR. Colourful-Christmas-gifts-from-Etsy-UK-curated-by-blogger-Little-Big-Bell

25. Dream Big watercolour typography print by The Park Print Company.

26. California print by Hop Skip Paint.

27. Handmade Swedish beaded basket by Hejsangoods.

28.White Colouring books Cats in Hats by Jo Clark Design.

Here are a few gifts for design conscious Hero wall hook knob by SketchInc.

30. Girl’s bright pink wooden clothes hanger by Red Hand Gang.

31. DIY baby mobile kit, hot air balloon by Button Face co.

32. Adult and kid t-shirt by Twisted Twee ltd.

33. Dinosaur balloon short sleeve T-shirt by Macie Dot Doodles.

34. Baby Bandanna and teething ring set by Hiku Designs.

For the man in your life :Christmas-gifts-for-men-1-Etsy-UK-curated-by-Little-Big-Bell35. Light hold pomade by king Palm products.

36. Indigo blue fishbone Shibori cushion by Rew Homeware.

37.Concrete decor diamonds paper weight by Pasinga.

38. Don Draper MadMen quote print by Sew In Love Gifts.

39. Canvas leather weekend bag in Royal blue – personalised by MAHI Leather.

40. Denim blue knit tie, made to order by vKnit.

41. Navy blue Herringbone tweed men’s bow tie by Moaning Minnie.

42. Tweed print i-phone6 case by Creature Cases.

43. Bamboo fruit bowl by buProducts.

Can’t forget Christmas cards:Christmas-cards-Etsy-UK-on-Little-Big-Bell44. 8 Retro Christmas cards by Emma Block.

45. Christmas card by Arbelogy studio

46. Driving Home for Christmas card by Studio Beketto.

47. Anchor Christmas card by Purpose and Worth etc.

48. Rudolph Christmas cards by A Farmers Daughter UK.


49. A5 cover planner sheet, digital download by Plans of Heart.

50. Mini leather journals, pick your colour by Jackdaw bindery.

Hope you’ve enjoyed the curation. Good luck with the giveaway and hope you can make it to the Etsy Made Local event in December.Etsy-made-local-2015-London-Little-Big-BellHave a great start to your week.

( Thank you all so much for participating in this giveaway. I have enjoyed reading all your responses. The winner of the voucher by random generator  is Katrina who will be contacted via email. Congratulations Katrina).

(All curation are my own. Photography from Etsy UK and sellers featured. This post has been sponsored by Etsy UK.)


  1. I love the ho ho ho Christmas jumper best- it’s so different from others out there ????????????

    • littlebigbell

      Hi Jo, that’s a cool pick and I agree, it’s so different from the ones in the high street. Good luck in the giveaway.

  2. Thank you for such a great post Geraldine! I always shop at etsy because I love having unique items that no one else will have. My favourite item from your list is the new orleans flower print…I actually love it so much I just bought it! It would look perfect on my wall.I like it because it reminds me of my grandma’s drawings so for me it’s a beautiful and nostalgic picture (oh and a bargain so thanks for choosing pieces with a varied price range). I’m in Durham so unfortunately I won’t be able to visit the show. Hope it goes well though!xx

    • littlebigbell

      Wow! You just bought a print? That’s wonderful! Emma is so talented, that’s a good buy. Good luck in the giveaway and lovely to meet you 🙂

      • Sarah Bramall

        I love it all but especially the I’ll hide and you seek print. I think that could bring a lot of fun into our house! A great collection!

        • littlebigbell

          Thanks Sarah. Ive attended Teri’s brush lettering workshop before and she is amazing. Love how she’s done it in pink. Super cute 🙂

  3. I think the Frida Kahlo print by And Smile is my favourite of your selection. She is an inspirational lady and the print captures her colourful and vibrant nature perfectly! Good choice.

    • littlebigbell

      Thanks Alex.I love that Frida Kahlo print too. Great choice. Best of luck in the giveaway.

  4. My favourite is the pineapple night lamp! I just love it and it would be perfect in my bedroom! Love the pastel colour, the shape and it gives a touch of exotic in your life!

    • littlebigbell

      Hi Linda! Yes, exotic indeed. I have one of those lights and it gives off a lovely glow at night. Good luck in the giveaway.

  5. Debbie Johnson

    Oh my goodness…so much amazing items to chose from and you have chosen such a wonderful array of prizes…As it’s almost Christmas, I think it has to be the unique Christmas cards, oh and of course a Christmas jumper…Thanks so much for such a fabulous prize, it would really come in handy…Thanks for a great read too…Merry Christmas xxx

  6. Anna Tuckett

    I loved your edit! I want everything! I have seen and lusted after some of your picia (Custard cushion), but, thanks to your edit, I have discovered new favourites. I’ll be getting the kid and adult T-shirts for my son and husband. I love stripy tops, and have lots, and now they can wear stripes, too – perfect:-)

    • littlebigbell

      Hi Anna. I’m so pleased you found some gifts for Christmas here. Those T-shirts are so sweet and cool. Great for daddy and son bonding right? 🙂

  7. Oh goodness, pink custard cream hands down. Who doesn’t want a pink custard cream?! I only wish it was edible at that size, though it would likely be more marshmallowy than biscuit if I tried…

    Wonderful curations – I’ve been putting together my own Etsy Christmas posts, 2 a week as my 12 Days of Etsy Christmas, and it can be quite hard to decide what to include!

    Fingers crossed for the gift card! That would be Christmas shopping done! My presents, at least…

    • littlebigbell

      Hi Kim. I know what you mean about difficulty in the edit. Once I started, I couldn’t stop. So many great buys on Etsy UK. Good luck in the gift card giveaway. 🙂

  8. I like the cookie pop best (although I had a minor internal tussle over the hot air balloon mobile and lemons clutch). How can you beat a wand AND snack – all in one pretty package? Might have to get these for my nieces and god-daughter as edible gift labels….

    • littlebigbell

      Good choice Amanda. They’re perfect for Christmas stockings and so special to have them personalised right? I’ve tried Nila’s biscuits before and they are yummy! 🙂

  9. Julia Blease'

    Beautiful selections Geraldine, love them all! I adore the Do What you love print, I could see this in my home office ???? Hope you have a wonderful Christmas ????

    • littlebigbell

      Thank you Julia 🙂 I love having inspirational prints in my workspace too, even better when they look so cool. Have a great Christmas to you too.

  10. What a wonderful initiative from Etsy! It’s my number one place to find original and handmade gifts and I’m genuinely excited to hear about these pop-ups, it will be great to be able to visit in person and meet some UK makers. As for the giveaway well that screen print cushion by Kangan Arora ticks all the boxes for me! I think graphic details in a home from prints to cushions really help in giving a modern look and keeping things happy – but also it’d be the perfect gift for my sister who just moved into a flat in Paris (first adult job along with her boyfriend etc) and I know that she needs every little bit of help she can to make the place homey so I would love to spoil her!

    • littlebigbell

      Hi Jesse. It would be lovely if you could come to the pop up event. Remember to photograph the curation with a chance of winning it all, then imagine how many gifts you could give your sister. Thanks for visiting the blog 🙂

  11. Such a lovely collection Geraldine. I think my favourite has to be the concrete diamond paperweight – it’s now on my Christmad list 🙂 X

    • littlebigbell

      Thank you Pippa. I love that concrete diamond weight too. Good luck in the giveaway my friend 🙂

  12. Definitely the pink and gold picks for me. In particular the Chanel prints and Magenta cushion. I love a bit of pop against all the monochrome I have at home. Great selections here!

    • littlebigbell

      Thank you Karen. I’m already picturing your home, sounds so cool with the pops of colour against monochrome. Good luck in the giveaway. 🙂

  13. Great picks, Geraldine! I love the pink collection 😉 I always love exploring Etsy and discovering new makers x

    • littlebigbell

      Thank you Katy. I agree, Etsy is a great place to discover new talents and I am so pleased they have asked me to do this curation. x

  14. So many lovely things, Geraldine! But I can’t resist pineapple designs, so it would probably be the pineapple lamp for me 🙂 xx

    • littlebigbell

      Hi Antonia. Those pineapple lamps are fab. I have one, given to me by a friend and it always makes me smile. 🙂

  15. Well done on getting chosen to curate a collection! I think you’ve picked some great items and themed them really well. Personally I love the ‘Do you what you love’ print.

  16. Such a great curation Geraldine. There are so many unique and stylish items here. I particularly like the little superhero hook from Sketch Inc.

    • littlebigbell

      Thank you Stacey. That superhero hook is so cute! You should take a look at Becky’s other items on Sketchinc, she’s super talented.

  17. Mon@secretgardenhome

    Difficult to choose just one item. I love all the prints, especially a Frida one. Also, anything in pink looks great.
    Thank you and good luck to us all.



  18. emily omara

    love number 13 the cushion, the colour is lovely

  19. I love the pineapple tea towel and the California print best – awesome use of colour – really striking

  20. My mouth is watering already. I love all of the things you selected. Stop past my stand and I’ll show you some lovely jewellery I am sure you’d like!

  21. Wow this is some list! Well that’s my Christmas list sorted! Love everything! I do love number 5 – always a sucker for pink prints 😉 A

  22. What a wonderful curation Geraldine, I love the typography art, particularly no. 16, perfect for me! x

  23. Everything you curated is gorgeous but I’d love the Christmas cards. I’m a bit tired of the same old lame cards in the shops. These are beautiful and different.

    Good luck with your Edit, sadly I won’t make it into London for that. And Merry Christmas 🙂


    • littlebigbell

      Thank you Nev. I know what you mean about the same old cards. When I saw these on Easy, I knew I had to pick them. Merry Christmas to you too, it’s only 5 weeks away 🙂

  24. Good on them for choosing you Geraldine, a perfect. Gorgeous curation of colour inspiration you have! Mel x

  25. I love Aqua blue, so I think the Do What you love print by Felt Mountain studios (#16) is gorgeous! I’m also pretty much in love with all of the pink and gold selection..!

    • littlebigbell

      Hi Libby. I’m so into pink and blue at the moment too. Great pick and good luck in the draw.

  26. I struggled to choose between:
    No.1 The pineapple print (a close friend bought an antique pineapple door knocker only to be told that pineapples are a sign for swingers in England!! We haven’t done research into it but laugh every time we see a pineapple decoration!).
    No.16 The Do what you love print (I’m at a place of change in my career and panic about leaving a secure job for riskier goals that I have a passion for, this print would be a nice reminder to carry on!).
    Great collection, thank you for sharing x

    • littlebigbell

      Hi Joanne, that pineapple story made me laugh out loud. No. 16 seem to be a very popular choice here. Good luck in your new job, I firmly believe if you have passion for what you do, you will most certainly succeed.

  27. Saffie Pluck

    What a lovely edit! Thanks Geraldine. I will definitely be referring to this for my christmas shopping this year! The Frida Kahlo print from AndSmile studio is very fun! Her watercolour illustrations always make me smile.

    Also the “do what you love” print by Felt mountain studios is a great motivational quote! I have been meaning to buy a captivating quote to hang up in my studio for when things get tough! 🙂

    • littlebigbell

      Thank you Saffie. Great choices and I am so pleased to have provided you some choices for your Christmas shopping. Good luck in the draw 🙂

  28. Emma Baker

    I love the big kid, little kid tees. They’re so cute! And amusing.
    I’m going to be attending the Brighton Etsy fayre that weekend.

  29. I love,love, love the prints!!! 🙂 They would perfectly macth my craft room!!!! Thank you for organising the giveaway 🙂

  30. Oh wow, what a beautiful selection of products. I think overall I yearn most for the pink & gold collection but those Personalised Cookie Pops are definitely too cute to ignore x

  31. Christine Morgan

    Really enjoying & getting great Christmas present ideas from your curated collections- my favourite from this collection is the ‘dream big’ watercolour as you can’t put a price on dreams!

    • littlebigbell

      Thank you Christine! So pleased you are finding ideas for your Christmas gifts. Good luck in the giveaway.

  32. anne corr

    Great list, and a tough call to pick one, but I think on balance I would choose to own the Pink Porcelain Cup and pretend I was Alice. I do like the pyramid choccies and could indulge on xmas day, but thihking of my waistline I remain faithful to that elegant little teacup. I feel a bit Alice in Wonderland anyway.

  33. I love your selections. I especially love the Custard Cream cushion by Nikki McWilliams. I’ve always wanted it eversince I saw it on Twitter. For a while now I have wanted to start a collection of cute cushions and I think this will be a nice one to start off with, don’t you think? ???? Annnd, I love the pink ceramic pineapple cup, too. Just lovely colour and design. Fingers crossed I win! ????????????

  34. Nice selection! I adore those concrete diamond paperweights – super cool.

  35. Vyki Sparkes

    Fantastic selection, so many to choose from! I love the Frida Kahlo print – I went to see her house as a teen when travelling around Mexico for three months with a friend. They sadly passed away suddenly this year, and I think this print might help me remember our fun times together

  36. It would have to be the mint pineapple night light by Figo Home, because it is so SWEET. Pineapple plants actually only produce one pineapple per year, making this all the more special. A fine-apple indeed x

    • littlebigbell

      Hi Katie, those pineapple lights are super cool aren’t they. Good luck in the draw 😉

  37. Ooh Geraldine, you’ve got a selection of such amazing items there….how to possibly choose our faves?! I love myself a wall print, & the bight colours of the ‘Dream big’ print here are gorgeous. I’ve been a fan of twisted twee products for a long time now, & those big kid- little kid T’s are perfect. & Lastly, those leather journals? *swoon*. 🙂

  38. I’ll go for ‘Cats in hats colouring book’, I heard colouring is a good therapy to release stress and that’s exactly what we all should do over Christmas! xx

    • littlebigbell

      Great choice. Yes, I can imagine it being very therapeutic indeed.Have a good Christmas 🙂

  39. There are sooooooo many lovely things to choose from here, but the pineapple night light really caught my eye – it would bring a little bit of tropical cheer to my tiny British flat!

  40. WOW! What a great selection!! My favourite piece is the Pineapple lampshade. Pineapple is a symbol of hospitality and friendship and this is the perfect lamp for an entrance hall. Simply adorable!

  41. What a beautifully curated collection, Geraldine. I love it all but those cards from the Lovely Drawer have really caught by eye and I will have to get my little one the dinosaur balloon t-shirt. So sweet x

  42. What a great selection! Love it that you make Christmas shopping easy for us! Especially like the And Smile print, concrete paper weights and Scandinavian flower print cushions. But then love the 3D Christmas jumper as well 😀

  43. Love the pineapple night light! But all the items are super desirable 😀

  44. Hello, I always love your Instagram and have now discovered your blog ????????????????. My favourite is a small but simple one- the pineapple tea towel. I love a punchy test keel to brighten up our little kitchen! Fab items on here!

  45. I love the lemon clutch! Lemon prints are my favourite, but my colouring doesn’t work with yellow so that is the perfect compromise 🙂

  46. Evie Yau

    My favourite curation’s the same as yours, it’s the curation in pink and gold! I especially adore the custard and cream pillow, because those are two of my absolute favourite things ^_^

  47. Abigail Lao

    Love love love the Curation in pink and gold especially the Pastel pink pineapple espresso cup! It’s very simple yet delicate and elegant making it very unique plus it is the perfect shade of pink! ❤

  48. Great picks! Amazingly difficult to choose a fave but I adore the Nikki Mc Williams cushion. You can’t go wrong with a Custard Cream : )

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