Desi-Owned Christmas Gift Guide: Paintings/Illustrations

The British Bindi team has handpicked inspiring desi-owned brands to help support shopping local this Christmas 🎄 whilst highlighting creative entrepreneurs in our community.

We’ve always been awestruck by the amount creative talent we’ve come across in the South Asian community. Buying gifts from artists not only supports their craft but can create the most beautiful and unique gift.

By Amrita Designs

Custom illustrations and converting your favourite photos into digital art

Instagram – @byamrita_designs

ByAmritaDesigns helps to fulfill everyone’s creative needs. Whether that’s a personal illustration, a custom logo or an art design. My most popular service would be my custom illustrations where I convert clients favourite photos into digital art.

Jatinder Creates

Art prints, stickers & greeting cards

Instagram – @jatindercreates

Jatinder Creates is the place where you can find quirky desi art prints. It came about when I was trying to finding some images to make my new flat into a home. Along the way, a few lovely people mentioned how much they liked my work and wanted to have their own pieces too.

A S Illustrations

Bespoke Digital Illustrations

Instagram – @asillustrations_

These digital illustrations are mesmerizing! A S Illustrations provides bespoke digital portraits and prints. To order you can direct message through instagram linked below or email

Anila Patel Design

Anila Patel is a conceptual retail designer. Her stunning products are great as unique gifts.

Instagram – @anilapatel_design

Anila is a freelance designer based in London, who partly uses her creative skills to fuse the Indian culture with modern lifestyle through prints and other illustrated products. One of her highlight products to look out for is a luxurious Indian Calendar 2021 featuring some amazing artists!

Karun Soni

Oil painter and World’s best Elephant painter 🐘

Instagram –

Romanticising the ordinary. We’ve seen Karun’s paintings in real life and they’re are STUNNING.

Karun pushes the boundaries of painting, technology & innovation to create some of the best bespoke artwork. His canvas would make a breathtaking gift, see for yourself via the link below.


Custom Illustrations

Instagram – @creatorima

Rima, whilst in lockdown, decided to learn a new skill and has not looked back! She has a natural flair for creating cool custom illustrations. She also animates too if you’re looking to surprise a loved one. Enquiries for Rima’s work are through Instagram DM, which we’ve linked below.

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