MEET THE MAKERS BEHIND VALENTINE’S DAY
Romantics at heart, our makers are committed to crafting the most original and thoughtful gifts, just for you. So this Valentine’s, treat your other half to a gift as wonderfully unique as they are — one that’s made with oodles of love and care.
Say hello to some of the small creative businesses who are feeling the love and playing cupid this Valentine’s Day.
NOT FORGETTING WHERE YOU FIRST MET
Nestled deep in the Kent countryside, the team at Bombus make everything to order in their converted Oast house studio. Using quality materials and local suppliers, they create beautiful gifts from vintage maps.
You can choose anywhere in the world (they have a collection of over 15,000 maps) and they’ll cut it straight from the original and decoupage it onto the shape of your choice.
NOT SKIPPING A BEAT FOR ANYONE ELSE
Inspired by England’s manufacturing heritage, Nick from rawstudio combines innovative design with unexpected materials to create stand-out pieces for the home. Watch him in his London studio, crafting his beautiful heart-shaped wall light.
NOT FOR THE SPARE ROOM
Lovingly hand made and printed in the UK, the Old English Company use contemporary typography (and their sense of humour) to create a range of charming and stylish homeware.
NOT A BETTER CO-PILOT ON EARTH
Founded by sisters Rebecca and Rosie, Honeywell Bakes is as much as about style as it is taste. Their beautiful biscuits look almost too good to eat (almost).
Their home baked goodies are designed to make your loved ones smile and are guaranteed to win you brownie points this Valentine’s Day.
NOT GOING BACK IN THE BOX
Shakti Ellenwood hand crafts each piece of jewellery from her Somerset studio, using fairtrade 18 carat gold and gemstones chosen from only the most trusted sources.
Her Eos 18ct Gold Diamond Engagement Ring is the perfect choice for the alternative bride who loves a twist on a classic. For more engagement ring ideas, read our Proposal Guide now.
NOT ANOTHER PAIR LIKE IT
With time to kill while travelling to and from snowboarding competitions, Gilly learn to crochet. Combining this new skill with her love of 1920’s style, it wasn’t long before her hats and headbands attracted the attention of her fellow competitors on the slopes.
With more ideas than time, snowboarding firmly behind her and an ever growing product range, Gilly no longer has a spare second to twiddle her thumbs. 2234 stitches go into every pair of Love Heart Socks she makes (that’s four hours per pair).