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  • Writer's pictureLynn Powell

Christmas Gift Guide

Do you have some presents to get for people that are hard to buy for? Are you trying to buy more ethically and support local and independent businesses? Then we can help! Here is our guide to creative and supportive gift giving.

Arienas Collective soap making

For the spa lover

Buy them the gift of a soap making and skin care day with The Scottish Soapworks. They will learn how to make their own soaps, lip balm and hand and body cream, choosing their own scents and enjoying a relaxing day. All served up with lunch and a glass of fizz.

Portrait photography

For the selfie taker

Do you know someone who never misses a chance to take a photo? Then why not treat them to our portrait photography workshop with Jannica Honey. Focusing on how to capture the true essence of the person, on this half-day workshop they will learn what makes a genuine portrait and will never look at photography in the same way!

Silver clay jewellery making

For the jewellery lover

Treat them to a silver jewellery making class with Anna Campbell. They will learn how to use silver clay to make unique silver jewellery for themselves (or maybe even for you if you’re lucky!)

Screenprinting workshop

For the interiors lover

Choose the screenprinting workshop and they can design and print their own cushions to match their interior style with help from artists Jodie Powell and Brodie Sim.

Lino printing workshop

For the stationery lover

They’ll love the lino printing workshop with Suzanne Kemplay where they will learn how design and make their own bespoke notecards to send out to friends and family.

Knicker making workshop

For the sewer

How about knicker making?! And we also have some new sewing courses with Mishcke Lingerie coming in 2019 (think kimonos and pyjamas) that they are sure to enjoy.

Speed sketching workshop

For the artist

We have lots to choose from for the budding artist, including speed sketching, calligraphy, art and wine evenings and a new flower painting course for 2019.

Still not sure?

Not sure which workshop they’d like best, or which date to book? Don’t worry! Choose an Arienas Collective gift voucher and let them decide for themselves. Our gift vouchers can be used for full or part payment towards the workshop and date of their choice, and are valid for 6 months. Vouchers are available from £5 so are sure to fit into your budget, and come complete with a matching envelope (or optional gift box for an extra special touch).

Gift vouchers

So take the difficult decision making out of the equation this Christmas by choosing an Arienas Collective gift voucher.

Happy shopping!

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