Treadwell's Bookshop is offering several yule gift bundles, including two Green Man sets, a Yule Gift Box, a Plant Magic Box and a Candle Magic set. The picture to the right shows Green Man Bundle No. 1. priced at £35, with a hardback book and a Green Man plaque. The description on the website says:
"An evergreen gift for a leafy loved one! This bundle is composed of a book on the mighty British Oak by Archie Miles, a wonderfully comprehensive, illustrated story of this iconic tree. Including the profiles of 50 famous oaks, a map and gazetteer to help you plan your own foliate pilgrimage, and 250 fabulous images. Our long relationship with this king of the wood from ancient symbolism to ship's timber makes for fascinating reading. Included with the book is a weatherproof plaque of a Green Man, chosen at random."
The other sets are lower priced, and I was delighted to spot that the Candle Magic set costs £15contains my own book, Pagan Portals - Candle Magic, as well as seven candles and a holder. You can order online, but from Wednesday 2 December you can also pop into the shop at 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS.Jolly Dicey. Together with he colleague Kate Dicey, she can handmake items to order, but also offers items you can buy ready made via Etsy.
Sue said: "I make stuff from felt. I have a few things in stock but thrive on commissions. Everything from glasses cases and keybells, to fantastic witches' hats!"
If you want to contact Sue, then visit the website linked to earlier, or email firstname.lastname@example.orgWyrdStitchers offers cross stitching kits for people fed up of flowers and kittens. The kits feature original artwork by Robin Sarah and Lou turned into kits. You can see a photo of one to the right. The items on the Etsy store cost from about £3 up to about £50, with plenty at the lower end of the range so there's lots of gift ideas available whatever your budget.
I'll be mentioning other independent traders and crafters in the run-up to Yules. Here are links to my earlier posts: