Bohemian Rhapsody: Crafty Gifts For Non-Conformist Souls

Lavish presents crafted with love by mindful makers upon your dearest kinfolk.

If 2020 is to be remembered for anything positive, it will be as the year that forced the world to slow down, even if just for a while. ‘Mindful’ and ‘slow living’ have become the antidote buzzwords to counter the stress of the pandemic, as we’ve had all the time in the world to fall back in love with the simple pleasures of baking, gardening and connecting with nature. The enforced pause has also been reflected in the rise in artisan, independent brands that celebrate the house as our sanctuary and whose focus is on slow fashion or manufacture and the use of natural, organic materials in their craftmanship.

This week’s gift guide is all about sharing the love for artisanal gifts for the self and for the home – celebrating the skill and beauty in hand-crafted design with a bohemian soul.

By Lydia Mansi
November 2020

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Graham & Green

Indigo Print Bone Frame, £28

Tim Walker

Wonderful Things Book, £25

Dinny Hall

Sunbeam ‘Fanny’ Half Sun Click Hoops, £200


Artist Collection Tea Towel – Botanical Fruits, £9

Olivia Morris

Daphne Limited Edition House Shoes, £275


Kharan Leather Shopper, £160

Harry Rocks London

Balance Rock Pendant, £95

Liberty London x Swell

Peony Branch bottle, £42

Sana Jardin

Jaipur Chant candle, £48


Linnea Andersson Blanket, £69


Wellbeing Basket, £99

Genevieve Sweeney

Merino Wool Socks, £14.99

La Eva

Limited Edition Capsule Box, £85


Fern Cushion, £80

Small Home

Love Birds Mule Slippers, £48

Department Store For The Mind

Walking In The Rain, £12.99


Baba Bowl in Pink and Green, £120

Dilli Grey

Pink Patrika Robe, £69

The Maverick Soul

Inside the Lives & Homes of Eccentric, Eclectic & Free-spirited Bohemians, by Miv Watts and Hugh Stewart, £21

The Botanical Candle Co

Shaker Style Egg Carrier, £36

Pierre Frey

Ananas Linen Cushions, £45

Lydia Mansi

Lifestyle Editor

Lydia is an all-round lifestyle guru, tireless champion of women in business and our resident expert on beauty.