Archive: December 2013

Self-Gifting The Easy & Affordable Way

Treat Yourself With Self-Gifting.

We’ve recently been hearing stories that the phenomenon of ‘self-gifting’ is on the rise.

With Christmas chaos in full swing it seems a good time to pause and see what ‘treats’ are out there. Frankly with the glum weather and busy days we think a little reward might be in order. So today’s gift inspiration is five small ‘treat’ gifts that you can sneak into your Christmas shopping.


Get Inspired by Audrey


Want some inspiration in time for the New Year? Treat yourself to an

Audrey Hepburn Quote Art Print from Coulson Macleod.


Pamper Yourself


Combat the winter blues and treat yourself to a

Luxury Body Butter from JustBe Botanicals.


Add a Little Pretty to Your World

pretty flowers make up bag

The Pretty Flower Make Up Bag is the ideal gift accessory for keeping all your make up essentials together. In duck egg blue this beautiful floral prints is sure to add a little glamour to any day. At home or on the go your can keep all your favourite beauty bits and bobs, safe, sound and looking super stylish.

Make Up Bag by Laura Felicity Design.


Add Colour (& Cute) to Any Shopping Trip


Ditch the ‘Bag for Life’ supermarket bags and treat yourself to a sturdy canvas tote bag. With its unique ‘Collective noun’ design, this bag will add colour and oh so cute animals to every shopping trip. No matter how crazy the Christmas shopping may get you can make yourself smile with this adorable tote bag.

Collective Noun Tote Bag from Perkins & Morley.


Not Messy, Just Creative Sign


Perfect for your den, home office or craft space, this fun and funky metal sign will remind everyone that your style is not messy; it’s creative. A fun mini gift to brighten up your work space or a favourite place in your home. Never again will you have to worry about your clutter, everyone will know the score.

Funny Quote Sign from Peel and Sardine.

Posted by Charlotte 19:28 16/12/13
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Win Yourself Some Luxury Christmas Cards

**UPDATE: This offer has expired.**

The lovely folks at luxury card company Five Dollar Shake have given us 3 packs of their stunning Christmas cards to give away to one lucky winner. Entering is easy, simply like Five Dollar Shake via our Facebook page and you’ll be entered into the competition … and not just once but five times! You can even earn extra entries by liking our page, following us on Twitter or sharing the competition with your friends and loved ones.

Five Dollar Shake have a stunning collection of Christmas cards. Each stylish illustration is mounted on a bespoke Christmas-themed board and sprinkled with lashings of glitter. The final touch sees the elegant designs hand-finished by a specialist in-house team. Intricate festive scenes are decorated with gems and bows to add extra Christmas sparkle.

Don’t they sound just fabulous? Well I can honestly say that’s because they are … I’m even sending ta few myself to my nearest and dearest! Enter the competition now for your chance to win our Five Dollar Shake Christmas card giveaway.

Posted by Charlotte 15:32 14/12/13

The Best Christmas Gift Wrapping from Caroline Gardner

Wrap in Style With Christmas Gift Wrapping from Caroline Gardner.

Banish those boring looking gifts under the tree. Today we’re showcasing fresh and fabulous Christmas gift wrapping from Caroline Gardner.

This festive season the wonderful Caroline Gardner has created an awesome selection of gift wrap, gift bags and Christmas pouches.

The gift wrapping collection is the perfect way to make your presents the best-wrapped under the Christmas tree.

Here’s a small taster of what’s available.


Luxury ‘Christmas Dove’ Gift Wrap with flitter finish, £13.20 for six sheets.


Co-ordinated pack of ten die-cut ‘Christmas Dove’ Gift Tags, £2.95.


Small Christmas Red Polka Dot Gift Bag, £3.25. Also available in petite, medium, large and wine bottle sizes.


Merry Christmas Gift Pouches with on trend typographic design, £5.50 for a set of 3 pouches (small, medium and large).

Shop Caroline Gardner gift wrap products now.

Posted by Charlotte 10:34 5/12/13
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The Best Gift Ideas for Him from Indies Online

Find the Perfect Gift Ideas for Him.

Are you searching for the perfect gift ideas for him? The ideal present for that special man in your life?

Search no more, we’ve scoured the indie community for the best gifts for the menfolk in our world, and today we’re delivering a top pick.



First up is a gift idea for the design-conscious, cool guys … we recommend a hand-stamped ‘Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know’ Print by Coulson Macleod, £15.00.


For the perfectly groomed gentleman choose a Men’s Washbag from SewLomax. £32.00. Fill with a few favourite products to make an impact on Christmas morning.


For entrepreneurs, creatives, inventors and thinkers we think these Italian Leather Journals from Sorella are the ideal stocking filler. £22.00. Available in a variety of colours.

For obsessive tea drinkers (or coffee if you like that sort of thing!) choose a fun and factual illustrated mug by Cole of London, £10.00. Pick your man’s favourite famous face or a set of six for £45.00.


For car enthusiasts a Driving Glasses Case by Which Glasses Are Which? makes a smart stocking filler – great for specs and sunglasses alike, £12.95.


For top chefs and food connoisseurs a quality, hand-crafted Slate Cheeseboard from Sorella. £20.00.


Last but not least don’t forget a super stylish greeting card to match your gift. For the menfolk we LOVE these brilliant designs from BigJon.

Posted by Charlotte 17:44 2/12/13
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