Though we are a small nation, our admiration for our environment, countryside, and the animals within it is boundless; the UK, no doubt, is a nation of animal lovers. And whether it is adoration for cuteness or an enticement toward the wilder side, our fixation upon living nature is something we can express in our home, and our gifts for others.
Embrace all things sweet with fun yet functional purses depicting dogs and cats by Pretty Craft and Poppy Treffrey, bring life to your outfits and home with fox and hare miniatures by And Mary and Inky Linky, or embody birds of flight with Sandy Gardner’s wearable art wraps. Alternatively, you can delve deeper into the woods and peruse the botanical ceramics of Jillian Riley, adorned with insects, scorpions, and extinct species, that will add an darkness to your décor, replace dull mugs with Repeat Repeat’s exotic menagerie collection, or draw the eye with Drew Caine’s enigmatic Blood Fox.
From delighting in birdsong and walking your dog, to the fascinating dynamic between predator and prey and the allure of tooth and claw beneath the surface, interacting with animals is an absorbing experience that further connects us with the surrounding world and our inner selves. With gifts perfect for anyone who adores cute creatures to those entranced by anything dangerous, you won’t want to skip any of these talented artisans when shopping for birthdays and celebrations this year. And, if the range of creatures within our artistic menagerie is too many to explore, give them the gift of walking on the wild side with the free reign to bring home any creature they choose by sending a gift card in one of our of our fantastic animal art cards by Art Angels, Forever Cards, and more.