• Mary Jane Baxter

Top 10 Gifts for an Unforgettable Summer

We don’t always need a reason to surprise our friends and loved ones. Sometimes a “just because” gift is even more meaningful. Everyone has had a tough time over the last year, and it's great to finally be able to share experiences and make memories together again. So, why not consider giving something special to celebrate this summer?

We've carefully selected our favourite SUMMER TOP 10 - all unique products handcrafted within the Royal Borough of Greenwich by the best local artists. Take a look and shop local to help support your community!

Gift 1

The perfect gift for a friend that loves to go for a picnic in the park!

These eco-friendly reusable sandwich wraps are made of organic cotton and are food-safe certified. The plastic lining prevents any leaks and stains.

Interesting fact: the wrap design was created by Ellen Strachan from her original pen drawing, illustrating an oak woodland and all of its wildlife.

Note: these sandwich wraps are fully machine washable. Teatowels and aprons also available in the range to complete the set.

Price: £12 each

Gift 2

Forgot to put on sunscreen? Unfortunately, you'll have to pay the price for it…

However, Elan’s 100% natural vegan rescue balm will help ease dry and painful skin in no time.

Rescue balm good for: lips, face and body.

Price: £10 each

Gift 3

Know a friend that's planning a mini-break?

Gift them one of these unique Frida Kahlo-inspired purses (£9.50) or washbags (£22.00) handmade by Lucy Rowland of Greenwich-based Baish Designs. This will get them right into the holiday mood! And who doesn’t like a double-sided tote bag (£27.00) with a happy design? The perfect present to do some grocery shopping in style! Come and see our selection in store!

Gift 4

Have a friend that's hooked on crafting and looking for a good holiday read?

Sew on the Go” takes you on an inspiring road trip through Europe, blending travel tales with 26 creative upcycling projects for you to try at home. Written by our Made in Greenwich curator, Mary Jane Baxter , with a forward by the one and only Emma Thomspon! Signed copies for £16.99