Masham Gallery Christmas Shopping Guide 4: Blow the Budget

Christmas Gift Guide 4: £100 and over

Our gift guides this year are designed to take you through a huge range of items we have in the gallery, starting with the smaller ‘stocking fillers’ and little treats, and gradually working up to the all-out budget-blowers. In each installment we have carefully selected a range of things we think appeal to the widest range of people, but don’t forget this is still only a snapshot of what we have inside the gallery, so if you are still stuck for ideas you might want to pop in and see us.

Much of our stock is handmade, often by local makers around Yorkshire. Our toys are either British made or fairly traded, and we’re proud to offer a unique collection of durable and sustainable wooden toys instead of plastic ones. Each item on our gift guide list has details of its makers/origins, so you’ll know plenty about what you’re choosing.

In this edition we are blowing the budget and looking for gift ideas priced £100 and over. The pieces selected for this guide are very special and in many cases completely one-off. We have original paintings, beautiful sculpture and even a diamond ring!

Embroidered birds by Amanda Cobbett, £140



Our first pick is from one of our newest suppliers. Amanda hand stitches her beautiful birds and finished them with a wire speech bubble, which can be removed. Each one is completely unique and ideal for a bird lover!


Natural wood Noah’s Ark £145 and Barn £125




These toy sets are the stuff of family heir-looms; sturdy, hard-wearing and really special. The price includes the main building, plus all the extras pictured. Made by fairtrade toy company Lanka Kade.

Whitby by Ian Scott Massie £395


We mentioned Ian’s prints in the last edition, but on a more generous budget you can take home a one-off original painting. We have a lovely collection of paintings by Ian currently on display, including this one, inspired by the landscape of Yorkshire and the north. To see out current collection visit the gallery, or contact us.


Kestrel by Simon Griffiths £375


Simon handbuilds his unique stoneware birds and mounts them on rustic chunks of wood. His work is always popular, and his deliveries never hang around for long. We have this beautiful Kestrel currently on display.

Diamond and silver ring by Adele Taylor £100


Adele is based in Sheffield, and makes contemporary and quirky jewellery from precious metals and stones. This eye catching but understated ring would make a lovely sparkly treat for someone this Christmas, and we only have one, so it is very special indeed.

Pig and Clouds lampshade by Lush Designs, £110

1327682899The queen of our lampshade collection – the ‘Pig and Clouds’ measures 47cm diameter and would look stunning in a large or high-ceilinged room – maybe over a delicious Christmas dinner?  We have two available in the gallery along with various smaller designs.

Papercutting by Rosie Scott-Massie, from £215


York-based papercutting artist Rosie creates unusual landscapes made from recycled maps. Our current collection of Rosie’s work features local subjects in Wensleydale and Fountains Abbey. A great gift for a map lover with a creative streak!

A Masham Gallery Voucher, from £10


Need something easy thats easy to post or pop in a stocking, but is still thoughtful and special? Our vouchers can be redeemed up to one year after purchase, so the receipient can select their own treat.

For more gift ideas on a larger budget, you can visit us or check out our website for ideas.

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