As ornaments go up, parties are planned and Christmas lights are switched on in neighbourhoods across the globe, it is fair to say that the festive season is well and truly under way. For many, the search for the perfect Christmas present can be time-consuming and nerve-shredding; luckily, the Hamlin Shop's range of ethically-sourced, Fairtrade, artisanal gifts can help you find unique, beautifully crafted presents for friends and family.
We've selected some of our favourite gift ideas - keep an eye out for part two of our Christmas gift picks in the coming days. Whether you're looking for an eye-catching present for a loved one or a fun gift for Kris Kringle, the Hamlin Shop is your one-stop shop for your Christmas needs!
Made from raffia and banana leaves, the Christmas Banana Leaf Bowl is an exemplar of sustainable production practices - in addition to being an exemplar of beautiful craftsmanship. With its mesmeric spiral design and festive colours, this is a fun, cheerful gift for a friend.
Handmade from clay, the Black & White Iran Kazuri Necklace is an eye-catching addition to any outfit. The intricate, hand-painted designs of this necklace make it a unique gift! Moreover, this necklace supports disadvantaged women in Kenya with sustainable employment opportunities through the Kazuri project.
Earlier this year acclaimed Australian artist and Hamlin supporter Wendy Sharpe painted two gorgeous portraits of patients cured of fistula - of which a limited number of high quality prints were produced exclusively for the Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation. The two portraits, titled 'Hope Restored' and 'Dignity Restored', are vivid and evocative works which make for a stunning present for a loved one.
If you're looking for something for a friend who is always entertaining, the Olive Wood Condiments Bowl & Spoon makes for a sweet present. Carved from beautiful Kenyan olive wood, both the bowl and spoon are embellished with eye-catching blue beading.
Purchase your Olive Wood Condiments Bowl & Spoon here!
The Hamlin Coffee Bundle is a great gift for the loved one who needs a caffeine kick to start the day. This bundle features some of the Hamlin Shop's most popular products: the African Women Coffee Cup, which is hand-painted by Fair Trade artisans in South Africa; a 250g bag of ethically-sourced Hamlin Roast Coffee Beans from Ethiopia; and a Dr Hamlin's Garden Tea-towel, which depicts flowers from Dr Catherine Hamlin's garden at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital.
You can get the Hamlin Coffee Bundle here.
Looking for ethically-made Christmas decorations? Explore our Christmas collection here.