Archive: November 2015

The Best Deals of the Year from the Piccadilly Community.

A Preview of the Best Deals of the Year.

**UPDATE: These offers have now expired.**

Our indies are offering their best deals of the year in honour of the annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping events. Unlike the mega chains however Black Friday and Cyber Monday with indies is a much more refined and enjoyable experience. There’s no bun fights for a flat screen; no stress-inducing fuss over finding a parking spot. Simply browse, shop & save from the comfort of your sofa!

In today’s post we’ve got a sneak peek at all the discounts and freebies on offer across the weekend. So don’t miss out, bookmark the page, save the codes and keep your eyes on the deadlines.

40% Card Discount at Five Dollar Shake.


There’s a whopping 40% Off all Cards at Five Dollar Shake – that’s a lot of handmade loveliness at bargain prices. The event runs between 10am and 4pm on Friday 27th November. The offer excludes Christmas Packs, Advent Calendars and Trade Orders. Use code FRIDAY40 at the checkout.

Go to the Five Dollar Shake website.

25% off at Laura Felicity.

For all of those who love a Home Sweet Home, don’t miss 25% off all products at Laura Felicity Design. Running from Friday 27th November 2015 until midnight 29th November 2015.

Go to the Laura Felicity website.

20 % off Orders Over £10.00 at Sky Siouki.

Get yourself some luxury this weekend with 20% off all orders over £10 from Sky Siouki. The offer runs on Friday 27th November 2015 and Monday 30th November 2015 using the code: PICCADILLYSPECIAL.

Go to the Sky Siouki website.

Growing Discounts & More at Night Owl Paper Goods.

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Offering their very best deals of the year, it’s the more you spend the more you save at Night Owl Paper Goods this Black Friday. The cute critters in Alabama are offering $10 off $50 (code 100FF50); $15 off $75 (code 15OFF75) and $20 off $100 (20OFF100) on Friday 27th November 2015.
It continues on Cyber Monday with a massive 25% off site-wide. No minimums, no exclusions. One day only. It’s their BIGGEST discount of the entire year, so it’s definitely one not to miss.

Go to the Night Owl Paper Goods website.

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Posted by Charlotte 15:00 25/11/15
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Super Sweet Gifts for Kids Guaranteed to Delight

A Quick Look at 4 Sweet Gifts for Kids.

Whether you’re shopping for a new baby or for older kids that are toddling, walking and talking the indie shops featured in the Piccadilly Lane community have a wonderful array of super sweet gifts for kids. Designs that are fun, bright and perfect for a younger audience.

In today’s post we’re taking a very quick look at 4 quick gift ideas that offer something new and exciting for little ones. Presents that will brighten their bedroom, add inspiration to their playrooms and help them dream big and have fun.

Tiger Print. £15.00 from Rocket68 Cards.

This ‘Tiger Print’ animal illustration mixes a cool character kids will love with a retro style that adults won’t mind hanging in their homes. Choose from 4 cute animals: Tiger, Lion, Tortoise and Bear to make sure your little one has their favourite animal pal. Each A3-sized art print can also be personalised on request. Simply contact founder & Illustrator Jill White via the Rocket68 website for more information.

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Lockable Bear Journal. £7.98 from Peel and Sardine.

A super sweet illustrated journal for children to fill with their thoughts, dreams and wishes. It’s handy lock and key ensures that all their secrets stay safe and secure from the potentially prying eyes of their siblings! The collection also has Fairy Princess and Floral designs for non-bear fans. A cool mini gift for creative-minded kids.

Lockable Bear Journal 460 x 350

Multi-Coloured LED Star Light. £49.50 from Hello Pearl.

Any little one can feel like a superstar with this fabulous multi-coloured star light. A quick and easy way to add the wow factor to a child’s bedroom or playroom, which they’ll love showing off to their friends. Whether they want to be the next singing sensation or an adventurous astronaut this is a gift idea that will have them reaching for the stars in everything that they do.


Inspirational Art Print. £23.95 from Always Sparkle.

With its bright pink background and inspirational words little girls (big and small) will love the ‘Dreams’ typographic print from Always Sparkle. One of a series of ‘Paper Smiles Prints’, which also includes both neutral and male-themed inspirational artwork. This is a unique gift idea that can encourage little ones to read and inspire as they grow.

Inspirational Art Print


Posted by Charlotte 8:00 18/11/15
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Add a Little Festive Cheer with an Advent Calendar

Get Festive with a Grown-Up Advent Calendar.

Are you finding it difficult to get into the festive spirit? Don’t panic, we have the answer (spoiler: it’s an advent calendar! )

With work, chores and general life getting in the way it’s not always that easy to feel Christmassy. Here in the UK there’s no snowy vistas to set the scene, so what do we do?

Christmas is coming and coming fast. Before you know it the big day will be here and if you’re not embracing the festive spirit it could easily whizz by you in a flash.

Call us crazy but that can’t be good. You deserve a fun, stress-free Christmas. You should get to feel festive and enjoy the season.

Here at Piccadilly Lane HQ we think the solution is advent calendars.

No matter what your age advent calendars are a simple way to bring festive cheer. Because these days advent calendars aren’t just for kids.

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Taking a look at the gorgeous glitter-covered snowy scenes of the Five Dollar Shake advent calendars alone should start to give you a Christmassy glow. Seven striking designs with a grown-up, glamorous feel; each jam-packed with sparkly Christmas cheer.

With its ritual and countdown the advent calendar is great way to add a small festive reminder that leads you gently to the big day.

Take a look at this year’s bright, bold ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ design from Caroline Gardner.

advent calendar from caroline gardner

A cool, Christmassy design that can fit into your home and add a little excitement to your day.

Everyone deserves a little festive spirit so why not grab an advent calendar for every member of the family, no matter your age and countdown together.

There’s just a few days to go before the advent countdown begins so don’t delay. Get your advent calendar now!

See Five Dollar Shake on Piccadilly Lane.

See Caroline Gardner on Piccadilly Lane.

Posted by Charlotte 8:00 16/11/15
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Get Inspired with Gift Ideas for Glamorous Girls

Don’t Panic! Gift Ideas for Glamorous Girls Are Here.

Stuck for what to buy? In need of some gift ideas for glamorous girls? Never fear, you’ve come to the right place.

Glamorous ladies aren’t always the easiest people to buy gifts for, especially if you really don’t know about all things girly, pretty and luxurious. With this in mind, we’ve explored the Piccadilly Lane directory to come up with a few quick gift options for you.

Each of our gift ideas for glamorous girls combine unique design and high quality craftsmanship; everything that the super glamorous like to see in the world around them.

So without further ado. let’s browse the gift ideas.

Pomegranate Scented Candle. £24.00 from Caroline Gardner.

Glamorous ladies love to be surrounded by beautiful scents and nothing could be better than this Pomegranate candle, with its rich, fruity aroma created by a mix of the finest fragrance oils.

Caroline Gardner pomegranate candle

Blessing of Unicorns Velvet Cushion. £95.00 from Sky Siouki.

It’s easy to add a touch of elegance to any home with the help of the right soft furnishings. Surround your glam girl with the luxury textiles of Sky Siouki to get this effect in one easy step.

blessing of unicorns velvet cushion

‘Bloomsbury’ Mid-Century Styled Retro Notebook. £3.00 from Pennychoo.

Style doesn’t have to be expensive, but a glamorous girl likes to be surrounded by quality design everyday. This vintage-style notebook is an easy way to add a little style to any day and at just £3.00, it’s one of those gift ideas for glamorous girls that is a perfect mini gift.


‘Collective noun’ Tote Bag. £15.00 from Perkins & Morley

For glamorous ladies every shopping trip is done in style. No 5p plastic bags will do when you could have a bright and fun tote bag for every shopping trip.

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‘Wonderful Memories’ large keepsake tin. £15.98 from Peel and Sardine.

For ladies of luxury it’s not enough to store bits and bobs in an old shoe box or tupperware, you need instead a beautiful keepsake tin. The glamorous way to keep all those special & chic mementoes safe.

wonderful memories large keepsake tin

Quilted Sunflower Handmade Zipper Pouch. £22.50 from Valerie Valerie.

From a quick weekend jaunt to a 2 week holiday every glamorous girl needs to maintain their style no matter where they travel. This gorgeous Sunflower Pouch is the perfect way for ladies to keep all their bits and bobs safe and secure home and away. Adding elegance to the task, this Pouch has been handmade with a stunning Sunflower decoration; a finishing touch glam ones will adore.

Quilted Sunflower Handmade Zipper pouch

Geo Print Lavender Bag. £10.95 from Laura Felicity Design.

With their on-trend geometric prints, Laura Felicity Design’s lavender bags are the only way to keep the well-dressed wardrobe feeling fresh. A cute gift idea that will add the beautiful aroma of lavender to your glam girls much-loved wardrobe.

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Calf Suede Clutch Bag. £54.00 from Hello Pearl.

Available in deep pink, navy blue (with navy or deep pink tassel), grey, teal or coral. Our last pick is this stunning clutch bag, because what gift ideas for glamorous girls pick would be complete without stylish accessories. An easy to remember rule for stylish ladies … they love accessories!

gift ideas for glamorous girls

Posted by Charlotte 8:00 13/11/15
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Spotlight on this Year’s Stunning Charity Christmas Cards

This Year’s Must-Have Charity Christmas Cards.

When shopping for Christmas cards, there’s a great opportunity during the festive season to spread a little joy and support a good cause with charity Christmas cards. Browsing the Christmas card offering from the independent businesses featured on Piccadilly Lane, we’re delighted to find donations to a good cause right here on our doorstep. Once again, indie card publisher Caroline Gardner is donating 30p from each of their charity Christmas card packs sold to the Meningitis Now charity.

Caroline Gardner Mistletoe Christmas Pack

About the Charity

Meningitis Now is an organisation which offers life saving information about Meningitis. The charities vision is a future where no-one in the UK loses their life to meningitis and everyone affected gets the support they need to rebuild their lives.

Founded in 1982 by Steve and Gloria Dayman, following the death of their son, Spencer, the charity has been responsible for raising money, funding research and supporting families affected by meningitis for over 30 years.

Caroline Gardner Copper Wreath Christmas Card Pack

About the Charity Christmas Cards

As you can see from the images, Caroline Gardner’s Christmas charity packs combine beautiful festive designs with high quality craftsmanship. Designs are printed on a low chlorine pulp board sourced from sustainably-managed forests. Each card is supplied with thick, white envelopes.

There’s a total of 18 bright, modern designs to choose from. The full selection can be seen on the Caroline Gardner website. Designs cover classic festive themes suitable for card givers of every age. For an extra touch of luxury, the collection is finished with a variety of embellishments to compliment the designs; including metallic foils, embossing and glitter prints.

If you want to spread a little joy this holiday season and support a good cause choose Caroline Gardner’s charity Christmas card packs.

View the Caroline Gardner Card & Gift Collection on Piccadilly Lane.

Find out more about Meningitis Now.

Posted by Charlotte 8:00 11/11/15
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