16 beautiful handmade gifts for under £30 from New Brewery Arts

With an impressive range of handmade, sustainable gifts for less than £30, from Tatty Devine jewellery to 3D printed vases made from compostable plastic, New Brewery Arts in Cirencester is proving that incredible Christmas gifts needn't cost the Earth.

By Chloe Gorman  |  Published
Cirencester's New Brewery Arts has an impressive selection of sustainable, handmade gifts for £30 or less this Christmas 2022.
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New Brewery Arts

Connecting the community with craft, Cirencester's New Brewery Arts curates thoughtful exhibitions, hosts workshops for adults and children, provides studio spaces for local makers and plays host to a plethora of British craftspeople at its annual festive shopping event, A Crafted Christmas. With the aim of making the arts accessible to all, entry to New Brewery Arts is free, too.

This Christmas 2022, New Brewery Arts in Cirencester is encouraging shoppers in Gloucestershire to choose handmade gifts designed to last a lifetime. 

With the arts and crafts destination firmly believing that giving beautiful, thoughtful gifts shouldn't cost the Earth, SoGlos rounds up 16 sustainable gifts that cost £30 or less, that you can buy right up until Christmas Eve at its A Crafted Christmas event. 

Jewellery from Tatty Devine

Perfect for the fashion lovers on your Christmas list, New Brewery Arts stocks a variety of items from iconic sustainable jewellery maker, Tatty Devine. 

With an incredible selection of colourful designs aimed at everyone from bookworms and art lovers to fierce feminists, shoppers can pick up necklaces, earrings and brooches for less than £30. 

Wooden robins from MuffatPrague 

Handmade from FSC certified and reclaimed walnut, these adorable robin decorations come with either a brass leg or a baker's twine loop, so you can hang them from your Christmas tree. 

These seasonal sweethearts are part of MuffatPrague's Oiseaux collection and come in three different sizes, with prices ranging from £12 to £20. 

Hand-printed textiles from Clare Walsh Design

Some crafty shoppers may recognise Clare Walsh's distinctive designs, inspired by the Cotswold countryside and her favourite botanicals, from the regular workshops she runs at New Brewery Arts. 

Specialising in Indian block printing and screen printing, she makes everything from cushion covers, linen napkins and tote bags to stunning silk kimonos - with items available from as little as £5 each.

Outdoor accessories from Fernweh

Ideal for adventurous types, Fernweh creates handcrafted outdoor accessories from sustainable materials like water-resistant waxed cotton, vegetable leather and Iona wool.

Items under £30 include pouches, carabiner mugs and wax tins, perfect for hikers and climbers, with each item being inspired by the rugged Scottish landscape. Designed and handmade in Aberdeen, £1 from every sale goes towards rewilding the Caledonian forest - so every gift does good, too. 

Artisan ropework from RubyCubes

From coasters, placemats and plates, to pots and plant hangers, RubyCubes' artisan ropework items would look incredible in any crafty home.

Handmade from organic cotton rope in a variety of colourways and designs, there's a whole host of items available for £30 or under at New Brewery Arts. 

Quirky Christmas decorations from Jo Lucksted

Ceramic artist, Jo Lucksted, creates a range of cute and quirky figurines, ornaments and brooches, with her Christmas decorations available to buy from New Brewery Arts. 

Her adorable ceramic reindeers, badgers, foxes, hares and polar bears with hooks to hang on your Christmas tree cost £18 each. 

Bags and accessories from Lauren Holloway

Bristol-based designer and maker, Lauren Holloway, offers a range of affordable gifts made from sustainable fabrics.

With a range of patterns inspired by her travels to Japan, Bali and around the world, shoppers can pick up coin purses, pencil cases and make up bags all for £30 or under. 

Ceramic figurines from Ellen Hayward

Ceramicist Ellen Hayward handmakes all of her own designs, before choosing the very best ones to make into plaster moulds, allowing her to create small batches of each design, which are then decorated by hand.

Her miniature figurines take the form of foxes, mice and colourfully dressed ladies and cost around £20 each.

Embroidery kits from Nancy Nicholson Designs

Ideal for both beginners and keen needleworkers, Nancy Nicholson Designs creates colourful embroidery kits, including all the materials you need to make a set of Christmas decorations for under £30. 

With birds, buildings, baubles and even adorable pocket designs with room for a trinket gift or candy cane, there's a whole range to choose from, making the perfect addition to any crafter's Christmas tree! 

Wooden ornaments from The Arboretum

Creating abstract wooden trees that can be used as everything from desk ornaments to children's toys, shoppers will find a range of The Arboretum's tiny trees at New Brewery Arts.

Handmade on a woodturning lathe, these tactile trees cost £18 each and make for beautiful Christmas decorations, too. 

Artisan leather accessories from Tibor Eperjessy

Tibor Eperjessy handcrafts leather bags and accessories in a range of natural colours with unique fastenings, inspired by his Eastern European heritage. 

As well as higher priced items like handbags, belts and backpacks, shoppers can pick up accessories including glasses cases, coin purses, card holders, cable tidies and bushcrafter pouches for £30 or less. 

3D printed mini vases from Keeley Traae

Handmade from compostable bioplastic, Keeley Traae's vases feature bold colours and tactile designs. 

Perfect to add a pop of colour to any home, miniature vases cost £30 each, with a variety of colours and shapes available at New Brewery Arts.

Christmas decorations from Frost & Kin

With handmade hanging ornaments that make ideal Christmas tree decorations for £10, shoppers at New Brewery Arts can browse and buy a selection of Frost & Kin's colourful creations.

Ornament designs include an angel; a king; a cat; a swan with a crown, reminiscent of the classic ballet Swan Lake; and even a partridge and a pear to put in your tree! 

Vases, jugs and bowls from Jenny Murray Ceramics

Drawing inspiration from the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where she lives, Jenny Murray creates earthenware, stoneware and porcelain vessels with designs incorporating elements of the rolling hills, pastures, heather and bracken she can see from her studio. 

With the range spanning bowls, jugs, vases and more, prices start at £22 for her handmade ceramics. 

Origami kits from Origami Est

Making an ideal crafty Christmas gift, Origami Est's papercraft kits are both gorgeous and sustainable, perfect for replacing plastic decorations. 

Pick up kits to make reusable Christmas crackers, a Christmas tree topper, decorative stars, origami fairy lights or its bestselling star garland, all for £30 or less at New Brewery Arts. 

Ornaments from Kath Cooper Ceramics

Having formerly worked for the iconic Prinknash Pottery, Kath Cooper now designs and makes her own ceramics - with a selection of items available from New Brewery Arts.

With ornaments and Christmas decorations all featuring her signature hand-stamped or hand-drawn designs, there's plenty to choose from for under £30. 

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