Your Gift Guide Inspiration for Christmas 2021

December 06, 2021

Your Gift Guide Inspiration for Christmas 2021

The festive season is just around the corner and it’s a good idea to start thinking about what you’re going to gift your loved ones this year. Did you know that gift giving during Christmas first originated when symbolic tributes were made to baby Jesus upon his birth?

It was only several hundred years later, in the early 1800s, when the practice first became mainstream. This happened mainly in New York City when shop owners decided to capitalise on the festive season.


Today, it is common practice to give loved ones gifts at Christmas and most people spend a lot of money find the ideal gifts for everyone. If you normally struggle to find suitable gifts for everyone, remember that people love gifts that are thoughtfully chosen that have their preferences and beliefs in mind.

Handmade, sustainable and eco-friendly gifts tend to be much more unique, beautiful and creative than mass-produced items that you can find in a shopping mall.

Here at Decorator’s Notebook, we have an exquisite range of fair trade, handmade and sustainable gifts that will be sure to put a smile on your loved ones’ faces this Christmas.

Let’s take a look at our top recommendations.


Gifts for Him.

It can be difficult shopping for men as they normally have everything they want or need already.

However the following eco-friendly gifts for men from Decorator’s Notebook would never go amiss:

  • Leatherware
  • Handmade Photo Album
  • Travel Journals
  • Sustainable Notebooks
  • Artisan Aprons
  • Handmade Animal Heads

 Leather Journals & Wallet


 Wall Art - Ram Head

Gifts for Her.

Don’t give her the same, old boring gift this Christmas! Select something interesting and wonderfully unique from Decorator’s Handbook.

We have a lovely range of artisan jewellery consisting of handmade pendants and bracelets that will look beautiful with any outfit.

 Adara Pendant

Adara Earrings

Grey Bead Bracelet


Alternatively, she might love an eco-friendly throw, sari quilt or scatter cushion made by a local artisan.

 Kantha Quilt - King Size

Hand embriodrede Indian Cushions


Gifts for Kids.

Children love receiving presents at Christmas but they can soon become bored with cheaply made toys, which are also prone to breaking within a few days. Instead of buying them a mass-produced toy from a large retailer, why not support a talented artisan and give them something wholly unique that they can treasure for years?

Decorator’s Handbook has colourful, hand-felted hanging decorations that have been made in Nepal.


 Bumble Bee Garland



We also have some fun, hand-felted animal purses that would appeal to any child.

 Love Birds Purse

Green Owl Purse

White Dog Purse

White Swedish Horse


Gifts for the Person Who Loves Cooking.

As every wannabe chef knows, you can never have too many gadgets and cooking utensils for the kitchen! Inspirational gift ideas for the cook in your life include eco-friendly kitchenware and tableware from Decorator’s Notebook.

Our collection consists of exquisite glassware, mango wood serving and chopping boards, cheese knives, glassware, and canvas aprons.

 Yala Blue Wine Glasses


Dasa Cheese Kives

Mango Wood Pizza Boards

Recycled Canvas Apron

Luxury Gifts for Everyone.

Everyone loves a luxury treat and Christmas is the perfect time to spoil that special someone. Decorator’s Handbook sells a range of sustainable, bestselling photo frames, planters, antique brass lanterns, and t-lights.

 Kiki Hanging Photo Frames

 Ngolo T Lights


Stocking Fillers.

Looking for some special and unique ideas for stocking fillers or to place in your handmade Christmas crackers? Decorator’s Notebook has exactly what you need!

Choose from artisan-made brass bookmarks, copper cups, Kenyan baskets, brass spoons, brass bowls, brass plates, and handmade hanging coloured sari hearts.


One-of-a-Kind Gifts.

Most people have someone in their lives who is very difficult to Christmas shop for as they already have everything they could possibly want!

In these cases, you need a one-of-a-kind gift. Decorator’s Notebook has a beautiful selection of once made/once sold gifts including handmade sari quilts and throws, cushions, and pretty hemp log baskets.

 Hemp Log Baskets

For the Home This Christmas.

While Christmas shopping, don’t forget to buy something to spruce up the home!

Consider Decorator’s Notebook’s range of hand-painted paper mache baubles that have been created in India. We have several colour options and collections available.

Kasmiri Baubles

Red & Gold Kashmiri Baubles
We invite you to browse the pages of Decorator’s Notebook to find something new and intriguing to weave into the unique canvas of your home. We love hearing from you, so please do get in touch and join us on social media to share your thoughts and inspirations.


Decorator’s Notebook is a small family business that brings together unique and beautiful home accessories and gifts from around the world available online, whilst helping talented artisans in developing countries build a brighter future.

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