Uniquely Yours: The Charm of Handmade Personalised Gifts

When it comes to finding the perfect present, nothing is as thoughtful or has the personal touch of a unique handmade gift. We pride ourselves in offering a diverse selection of beautiful craft gifts that are ideal for many special occasions or just to let someone know you are thinking about them. 

The Value of Personalised Gifts

Personalised gifts do more than just surprise, they can touch someone’s heart. A handmade present, tailored to reflect the recipient's personality, tastes, passions or home is particularly special. It can become a keepsake that they treasure for years to come.

Gifts That Feel Personal

Sometimes you need a gift that feels personal but is still available now.  We have lots of handmade gift ideas to suit different individuals and occasions. Many are made by our talented local artists. When you’re considering what to buy someone special you could think about their favourite things, the colours they like, their home decor, what makes them happy or perhaps something to remind them of good times you’ve spent together.

You might like to consider some of these handmade gift ideas:

  • Handmade fused glass coasters, dishes or ornaments. Our Pam Peters range features different flowers - perhaps the recipient’s favourite. There are also coastal themed designs by Pam Peters and Glass Relief. They could make wonderful mementos of a special visit to the seaside. 
  • How about some handmade and beautifully painted ceramic dishes, vases, jugs or hangings by Devon artist Angela Wallwork? Each item is unique and the wide variety of different designs, shapes and sizes should give you a very good chance of finding the ideal piece. 
  • Or perhaps handcrafted birthstone earrings or a necklace. Select a beautifully crafted piece of jewellery featuring your loved one’s birthstone. A thoughtful and stylish gift that celebrates their birthdate.
  • Stained Glass Suncatchers. We sell handmade stained glass pieces on behalf of two artists, Miroulla of Devon Glass Studio and Sue of Lymelight Glass. Between them they offer a wide range of designs and colours including animals, birds, hearts, boats and sea creatures. You could find the perfect gift amongst them.

Carefully choosing an item with the recipient in mind will ensure that your gift is appreciated for its personal touch.  If you can’t see what you’re looking for in any of our handmade gift ranges, it’s always worth asking if the artist will make pieces to order.

Made-to-Order Magic

For those special occasions that require a truly unique gift, and where time allows, some of our talented local makers are willing to create items to order for you. You can ask them to customise the gift to make sure it’s perfect. Here are some personal handmade gift ideas:

  • Local artist Rosey Reed makes framed pebble pictures for special occasions. They’re particularly popular for weddings, anniversaries, new babies and thank you gifts. She can feature people and pets and add appropriate words to the picture. She can also make wooden signs with the words and colours you choose, perhaps a favourite saying or shared joke. 
  • Angela Wallwork is always happy to handcraft and paint any of her ceramics to order. Perhaps you want a butter dish in a different design or a vase in a different colour. Her personalised ceramic bunting is particularly popular. Whether it’s a child’s name for their bedroom door, a wedding commemoration piece or a short phrase to celebrate a personal milestone, her bunting is a uniquely delightful way to decorate a space.
  • Is there a piece of sea glass that holds a special memory for you? If so, why not ask Sue to make it into a pendant for you. It could solidify a particular meaning for you or your loved one.
  • Made by V, Victoria’s hand decoupaged vases, slate hearts and shells are amongst our most popular items. As well as her off the shelf ranges, she’s also able to decorate the items to make custom handmade gifts. Perfect for special birthdays, anniversaries or weddings.

Each skilled artisan will work with you to create pieces that reflect your ideas and include their own flourish of craftsmanship and creativity.

Or, Let Us Help You Craft Gifts Yourself!

How about making it even more personal with DIY gifts? Join one of our craft classes and create a gift with your own hands. Our workshops are designed for beginners and seasoned crafters alike. We offer sessions in jewellery making, stained glass, glass fusing, lino printing, mosaics, crochet and more. You get expert tuition and all the tools and materials you need are provided. It’s a fun way to learn a new skill and handcraft a unique gift that’s truly from the heart.

Choosing a personalised gift from Coastal Craft Collective means giving a piece of art with personal value. Visit us in Seaton or browse our website to explore our full range of handmade gifts, or book a workshop to handcraft your own. We’d love to help you make the occasion unforgettable.