Welcome to Baltic Creative’s Gift Guide for 2023—a curated collection of goodies crafted and offered by the talented businesses in our community!
From handmade treats to gifts that’ll impress any music lover, we’ve got it all. Plus, we’ve handpicked some sustainable gifts for the eco-conscious. Explore what’s on offer before and #ShopLocal this year.
Handmade Gifts ????
Zodiac Print, £16.00
The Zodiac Prints from Lost Plots make great gifts for astrology enthusiasts. Each print shows you the sign’s date, planet ruler, element, and traits. These prints are digitally crafted on high-quality paper, ensuring vibrant details that resist colour fading. Inspire someone’s cosmic vibes with this thoughtful print!
Have a giggle this season with Lucy Maggie Design’s Christmas gifts, cards and wrapping – like these collectible coasters! Each one is inspired by current trends and popular culture, with a playful edge. Their products have a vibrant colour palette and bold illustrative style that’ll be sure to stand out!
London Dry Gin, £26.80
Whether enjoyed neat or in creative cocktails, Turncoat Gin is the perfect gift for those who appreciate the taste of locally-produced gin. Their London Dry was the first gin produced back in 2016 and is hand-crafted using only the finest botanicals. Give your loved ones a bottle, distilled right here in the Baltic Triangle!
The Coffee Box, £39.00
Surprise the coffee enthusiast in your life with 92 Degrees’ new Coffee Box Subscription! This gift brings a monthly dose of excitement, featuring two exclusive coffee blends expertly roasted in-house. It’s a perfect way for them to explore new flavours and accessories, transforming their coffee routine.
Fused Glass Pendant, £15.99
Aria Creations is a collection of jewellery inspired by Scotland and other countries from Anna Riach’s travels. The pendant is made with transparent, opaque, and dichroic glass, influenced by Anna’s ski holiday in Villars, Switzerland. Each pendant includes a black leather cord chain and is thoughtfully packaged.
Stoneware Sculpture, £150
Don’t miss the opportunity to gift a piece of Simon Shaw’s timeless craftsmanship. Simon creates this work in his ceramic studio, where he moulds and fires each piece. Visit Northern Lights or connect with the artist directly on Instagram to acquire a piece that merges function with artistic expression.
Pictures for Presents
Run don’t walk to Northern Lights to see Pictures for Presents – an exhibition and shopping event featuring work from Hub artists. Explore a diverse collection of pieces perfect for gifting. There’s something for everyone! Don’t miss this opportunity to buy a unique gift.
Luna Liverpool, £29.00
This Canvas Bar by Alina Tait is available from Poto Studios. This piece showcases the Liverpool skyline against a cosmic backdrop with a giant moon. Get this and other local art from Poto – a family-run Liverpool-based studio, specialising in high-quality photographic and art images.
Giclée Handbook, £15
Unlock the world of fine art printing with Dallas Print’s handbook – the perfect gift for the artist in your life. It offers a comprehensive guide to the entire printing process, from capturing original artwork to marketing your prints. Featuring 6 six limited-edition giclée samples.
Gifts for Music Lovers ????
Disco Love Blueprint, £40
Dorothy’s newest Blueprint maps a musical journey on the circuit diagram of an iconic Klipschorn speaker. This detailed print chronicles disco’s evolution from its roots in Afro-American funk to its explosion into the mainstream in the late ’70s, celebrating legends of the genre. A visual feast for a disco enthusiast!
‘Freedom’ on vinyl, £22
Pickup an album by a new and emerging artist from Modern Sky UK – including Leah Weller’s debut album, ‘Freedom.’ The album reflects Weller’s journey, navigating career shifts, love, lockdowns, and motherhood. Discover a range of albums from new and local artists on the Modern Sky UK store.
Sound City tickets, from £32
Give a lasting gift with Sound City tickets to their 2024 festival. Set for May 4th & 5th, 2024, this festival promises another unforgettable weekend highlighting the very best new artists from around the world, including Caity Baser and The Snuts. It’s a must-attend that’ll give music lovers something to look forward to next year!
Shelf Lives tickets, £11.95
Give the gift of live music with tickets to one of Club Evol’s 2024 shows. In February, catch Shelf Lives at Arts Club in Liverpool. Further afield in Manchester, EVOL presents LADYTRON on January 26th. These tickets are more than entry passes; they’re invitations to make memories with the music lover in your life!
Manalishi drive pedal, £126
Buying for a musician? Head to Eastwood Guitar’s pedal collection where they’ve got plenty to choose from including the versatile BB-01 MANALISHI DRIVE. This Drive pedal is a hybrid masterpiece giving the essence of an ‘amp in a box.’ Choose from a range of instruments and accessories for the guitarist in your life.
Sort Gift Cards, from £10
The musician in your life will be made up with a rehearsal experience at Sort. Their purpose-built, professionally soundproofed rooms ensure an immersive and uninterrupted session. With state-of-the-art gear to keep the focus on the music, not on fixing cables. Pick up a gift card for a hassle-free jamming experience.
Events at District on Skiddle
Skiddle offers the perfect present with tickets to local events at District Liverpool. Give your fave person something to look forward to in 2024! There’s exciting things planned for next year including UKSF Presents Show No Mersey and this epic interactive DJ show: Abba Fusion Time Machine! Make some memories with these hundreds of events available from Skiddle.
Sustainable Gifts ????
Membership Card, £10
Give the gift of local with an Independent Liverpool card. Enjoy exclusive discounts at Liverpool’s finest independent spots for eating, drinking, and shopping. Not only do you save money, but you also support local businesses and uncover hidden gems. Perfect for those who love to support Liverpool’s indie businesses!
Ethos subscription, £20
Empower the eco-conscious entrepreneur in your life with a digital subscription to Ethos Magazine. Explore stories about progressive business leaders, their teams, and ideas; and stay on top of sustainable business practices. This is the perfect companion for those passionate about positive change through business.
‘I Love My Dog’ t-shirt, £25
For the dog lovers and animal enthusiasts in your life, Make Thread presents their ‘I Love My Dog’ range. The tees are the perfect blend of comfort and style, featuring a neutral base with a delightful pink pop of colour to elevate any outfit. Made with 100% organic cotton, this is an ethical and sustainable choice.
LYFY Eye Tote Bag, £20
Consider gifting a thoughtful and eco-friendly present with Kula Studio’s Tote Bag. This stylish tote helps you ditch plastic bags and contributes to reducing environmental waste, thanks to its use of natural materials. And if they’ve already got enough tote bags, you can get the same print on the apparel of your choosing!
Grow Gifts, from £12.95
Make this Christmas a green one with Beecycle’s sustainable gifts. These gifts are more than just presents; they’re an invitation to nurture nature! Explore their range, featuring mini cactus kits, grow-your-own food kits, and even a Venus Fly Trap Christmas tree gift set. Add a touch of eco-friendliness to the season.
Christmas Eve Hamper, £23
Why should kids have all the Christmas Eve fun? Popup Poetry presents Adult Christmas Eve Boxes in 3 sizes – perfect for couples, friends, or a well-deserved TLC session. They’re sustainable, made with eco-friendly and zero-waste gifts that not only warm the heart but also care for the planet.
Pottery Painting Experience
Give a unique creative experience with Bisque it Liverpool—a pottery painting studio in Northern Lights. This is an experience that your loved ones won’t forget! Make your gift stand out with a pottery painting experience in an artistic haven where the ordinary transforms into the extraordinary.
Give someone a gift that lasts with Esther Thorn’s ‘Not Just For Christmas’ Wreath. Crafted on a luxurious willow base that can be reused season after season, this wreath adds a touch of elegance to your festive decor. Who says Christmas has to be all green? Give the perfect blend of sophistication and charm.
Bicycle Repairs, £15
If you’re buying for a cyclist why not treat them to a voucher from Ryde? Your cyclist friends can have a bike tune-up AND enjoy coffee and food while they wait. Situated in Northern Lights, Ryde is a hub for Liverpool’s cycling community. Enjoy freshly prepared meals, local bakery delights, and coffee.