Category Archives: Christmas 2014

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday Leeds

The first shopping Saturday in December has come to be known as SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY, supporting and promoting all those lovely independent businesses that make up the corners of your city and online.

Come on down to Our Handmade Collective today and not only will you be celebrating our little shop with us, but you will also be supporting all our independent designers too – there’s 58 designers all under one roof!
If you shop with us today you’ll get an awesome goody bag and two stamps for the price of one on your loyalty cards!!

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Small Business Saturday Leeds

There are incredible benefits to shopping small: Each product is handcrafted with incredible attention to detail and you’d be hard pressed to find the same product elsewhere on the high street.

Get something a little bit different for your loved ones this year and if you’re completely stuck for ideas there are no better experts than the staff at Our Handmade Collective to help pick out the perfect gift. We’re friendly and easy to approach and we genuinely love each and every product in store, handpicked by our owners Claire & Natalie.

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Handmade Products Leeds

We have home decor ideas from gorgeous lamps to fun signs to brighten up your bathroom and kitchen, hand sewn gifts, scarves and mittens for your Grandma who is always hard to buy for, a fun and kooky moustache for your daughter, gifts made from a vinyl record for your musician boyfriend, a cute dog brooch for the dog walker and gorgeous handmade jewellery for your mum, sister and girlfriend. We also provide a gift wrapping service too, so you can leave with all your presents bought and wrapped with weeks to go!

While you’re here you can grab a coffee at Casa Colombiana or groom that post Movember facial hair at The Traditional Shaving Company and support all the amazing small businesses that we live alongside in the Grand Arcade!

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Don’t worry if you can’t make it today, you can support us everyday as we’re now open until Christmas Eve.

See you at the shop x

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Thanksgiving at Our Handmade Collective

Today at Our Handmade Collective we’re feeling very blessed and have lots to be thankful for. It’s been an incredible year!!

  • The fabulously talented makers we have that make up Our Handmade Collective – we couldn’t do any of this without them!
  • Winning the Leeds Love Affair Best Place to Shop in Leeds award – voted for by you lovely lot!

Leeds Indie Awards Best Place To Shop

  • Having such wonderful and loyal customers – without your support we wouldn’t still be here….
  • Our incredible working partnership – we just fit together so well!
  • Being ranked no.1 for shopping in Leeds on Tripadvisor – yay!

Shopping in Leeds Tripadvisor

  • The community of creative and supportive Independent retailers within the Grand Arcade that we are honoured to part of….
  • Having such understanding and supportive husbands!

Here’s to an even better year to come!
What are you thankful for? Share with us on Twitter and Facebook!

Don’t forget to RSVP to our awesome Christmas event, MORE Mistletoe, Mince Pies & Mulled Wine!

With love from Natalie, Claire and all at Our Handmade Collective on Thanksgiving x

Send a Letter to Santa!

Letter to Santa, Our Handmade Collective

Since Santa is super busy making all your festive goodies at this time of year he has asked the Our Handmade Collective Christmas Elves for some help collecting everyone’s Christmas wishes!

In store we have our very own North Pole Postbox for you to post your letters to Santa. Just pop back in store to collect your reply from Santa himself! You can either print the template from the image in this blog and bring it with you to post in the special North Pole Postbox or if you need inspiration, come along to the shop and complete a letter there… then leave the rest to us!

Letter To Santa

The last guaranteed posting date for you to be able to receive your reply from Santa is Friday 19th December at 5.00pm. He is very busy, after all!

Why not combine your trip with a visit to the MORE Mistletoe, Mince Pies & Mulled Wine shopping event on the 4th December? RSVP, here!

Ho, Ho, Ho and Merry Christmas! x

We need more Mistletoe, Mince Pies & Mulled Wine…

Christmas Original Bob

We’re recovering a little after our Christmas Launch event – all your Our Handmade Collective Christmas elves are worn out, but our little happy hearts are filled with love for everyone that came out to join us, brought friends & family and shared the event far and wide. It was fantastic to see so many of our lovely customers drinking mulled wine and eating our award winning fudge! THANK YOU.

Christmas Display Leeds Award Winning Fudge LeedsHandmade Christmas Decorations Our Handmade Collective Customers Our Handmade Collective Mince Pies Handmade Gifts Leeds Our Handmade Collective Staff Handmade Christmas Decorations Shopping Grand Arcade Christmas Ornaments Christmas Shopping Event Late Night Shopping Leeds Our Handmade Collective ChristmasWe had an absolute blast! How about you? In fact, we had so much fun that we’re secretly planning a follow up event! What do you think, would you like More Mistletoe, Mince Pies & Mulled Wine?

Let us know if you’d like to come back again and we’d love you to share your purchases with us on social media… unless they’re gifts of course! Those need to stay super secret.

Don’t forget that we are also now open every day until Christmas so you can shop with us at your convenience….including late night Thursdays until 8.00pm.

If you enjoyed your shopping experience, please feel free to pop us a review on Trip Advisor – we’re number one for Shopping in Leeds you know! Cheers!

See you at the shop x