Etsy Gift Guide – England
My home country of England was the inspiration for this Etsy gift guide. There are creative spirits across the land, incorporating tastes of their surroundings into their art. I took a journey from north to south, looking for everything from raw craft materials to finished pieces. I live in the Garden of England, the county of Kent, which is represented here in particular by the hops in the dried flower bouquet. The farmland in my village was once full of hop gardens, but these are sadly much reduced now. Little reminders remain though, such as the self-sown hop vines here and there in the hedgerows, where hops fell from tractor trailers many years ago and made a new home among the hawthorn and oaks.
There is also a nod to world-famous figures of English culture: the most famous of playwrights, William Shakespeare and the most challenging of works in my English Literature class, Geoffrey Chaucer. Between Stratford upon Avon and Canterbury, lies the capital city, London. Living in the southeast, I know I’m spoiled with my proximity to this vibrant metropolis, full of history and modernity, sitting side by side. In barely an hour, I can be walking along the banks of the Thames, busy with tourists and vendors, with numerous sights and delights just a few tube stops away.
- Keep important notes safe with Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales Magnets from lmfries
- Evoke the the hops of my home county with the Dried Flower Bouquet from FlorenceAndFlowers
- Use glorious Kettle dyed vibrant Southdown British wool from Twistedfibresuk for your latest fibre project
- Send Norfolk Lavender notecards from louisemoneyoriginals to loved ones
- Brighten the dark with a Night Jar & candle from PaintedByTom inspired by the Peak District
- Remember time spent in the English capital with an elegant River Thames London Print from hollyfrancesca
- Wear a Lake District Blue beach pottery wire wrap necklace from SmallBearCraft
- Celebrate the wisdom of our most famous playwright with the William Shakespeare Quotation Print from fableandblack
- Bring the Kent coast indoors with a Winter Decor Driftwood House Ornament from DriftwoodSails
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