Christmas gift ideas 2023 – journals, stationery & bookish gifts

Gifts for notebook lovers, gifts for stationery addicts, gifts for readers – all handmade in my home studio in Northampton!

Gifts for Artists

Handmade pencil roll, made from upcycled soft leather in a burgundy/red-brown colour. The leather wrap has strips of peach and burgundy leather weaving through to create slots for your pencils, pens, brushes or other slim stationery items; these have been attached with decorative leather knots.

Gifts for Book Lovers

Crafted by hand from upcycled brown leather, this miniature book necklace makes a unique accessory for book lovers and avid readers. It features a leather tie which wraps around to keep the book closed, and teeny tiny key charm.

Gifts for Journalers

This handmade journal was made from upcycled dark brown leather, hand stitched with contrasting waxed thread. The inside of the leather has been decorated with a map, anchor and compass details. A thin leather cord attached to the spine can be used as a page marker. Keep the journal closed by securing the anchor!

Gifts for stationery addicts

This slim pencil case was made by hand from soft, brown upcycled leather with a slight cherry-red tinge. It’s perfect for keeping your pens, pencils & stationery, art supplies & brushes, or other small items in. A long piece of leather wraps around to keep it closed and keep all your things safe.

Gifts for Readers

This simple page marker is made from upcycled black leather, with a black leather tab; this sits on top of the pages, so the bookmark won’t slip out of the bottom of your book. Huzzah!