Getting Personal With Christmas & Birthday Gifts

When it comes to birthdays and Christmas, from time to time you might want to create something really special. Here are a few bright ideas for personalised gifts from a child, or to a child.

Paint-a-Pot Studio

The bright and friendly Create It studio and cafe in Cheadle is a fun place to make something to treasure forever. Kids can decorate their own crockery, ornaments or keepsakes in whatever colours they choose. Owners Jane and Andrea specialise in clay imprints (of foot and handprints) and silver imprint jewellry (for example your baby’s fingerprint on a pendant). They told Little Tigers, “the Christmas range includes everything from baubles with penguin feet to treat plates for Santa and Rudolph. There’s lots of decorations and festive figurines perfect for anyone to paint themselves and more ideas for pieces that can be enjoyed all year round”.
(0161) 222 3445

Bespoke Storybooks for Kids

The Magic Ink Pot is an innovative new company supplying bespoke children’s books. Unlike most services like this (where stories are pre-written and you just insert the child’s name and click ‘buy now’), The Magic Ink Pot’s stories are written and illustrated especially for a particular child, based on their own interests and personality.


Taking time to make a gift yourself always goes down well. Try making photobooks, cakes, sweets or flowerpots.