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Rocket68 Cards Offer Awesome Gift Ideas for Sports Fans

Quick & Easy Gift Ideas for Sports Fans Everywhere.

It’s often said that buying gifts for men is hard, sometimes even impossible. But if you’re seeking a present for a man who also happens to be a sports enthusiast then today’s gift inspiration is just for you. Today we’re looking at some new gift ideas for sports fans. A quick and easy present idea that will delight any sports fan.

I’m particularly happy to say these gift ideas for sports fans are not another novelty shaped mug or even another pair of sports socks. Casting novelty and present buying desperation aside we’ve got a stylish gift idea that brings home a love of sports that every enthusiast will adore.

Fresh from Rocket68 Cards is a series of new art prints celebrating the world of sports.

Ski Champ Art Print from Rocket68 Cards

Taken from the popular ‘Boy’s Brigade’ range, these classic illustrated posters utilise Rocket68 Cards‘ signature retro style to create cool artworks that will look amazing in any home or office.

Mixing sharp graphics and cool typography the prints offer a stylish look at the world of sports. Thrill in the speed of the cyclists and the action of ski slope all from the comfort of your own home.


gift ideas for sports fans Velodrome Print

Choose from a variety of sporting scenes, including: Grand Prix, Speed Racing, Rally Driving, Velodrome, Cricket and Skiing.

Each artwork is printed on a high quality Callisto soft white 300gsm card with a textured matt finish. They are then individually signed by the illustrator Jill White.

Prints are unframed and priced at just £10.00 (A4) and £15 (A3) making them an affordable present idea for any budget. Currently available in both A3 and A4 sizes, the Boy’s Brigade art prints are the perfect gift for sports fans everywhere.

gifts for granddad cricket art print from rocket68

See more greeting cards and gift ideas for sports fans from Rocket68 Cards featured in the Piccadilly Lane directory or head over to the Rocket68 website to see and purchase from the full collection of art prints.

Posted by Charlotte 8:00 7/12/15
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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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New Nursery Prints Fit for a Royal will Make You Smile

Discover the Perfect Nursery Prints for Your Prince or Princess.

If you’ve got a new baby on the way or are looking for a special gift idea for a family member or friend about to deliver their own prince or princess today’s gift pick of nursery prints is for you.

When shopping for a newborn baby gift, christening or baptism present it can be easy to stick to the basics, gifts like baby grows and soft toys.

There is however an alternative.

As well as kitting out the kid, new parents also have to kit out a nursery and this is where you can create one less job for soon to be incredibly tired parents. For an easy way to make a new nursery look fab is with bright and beautiful nursery prints.

With this in mind we turned to our good friends Always Sparkle, purveyors of the very bright and bold prints we had in mind. We asked them to share their top nursery prints. The result was stylish typographic prints that make an affordable gift idea. A fun way to brighten up any nursery, children’s bedroom or playroom.


PS_Superhero Nursery Prints

PS_Sunshine Nursery Prints from Always Sparkle

Always Sparkle’s chief designer Alexa Stretton specialises in mixing typography, colour and pattern with heartfelt sentiments. The gift ideas shown in today’s post are a small selection of Alexa’s nursery prints. Designs are bright and appealing for little eyes and offer wise, wonderful sentiments for the adults. A perfect mix for the whole family.

Each design is printed on a 280gsm heavy weight paper stock with a smooth matt finish. The use of an archival quality paper stock means the print will not fade over time. A long lasting keepsake gift that will continue to look amazing as your child grows up. You could even save in a time capsule as a bright memento of their childhood bedroom.

The artworks featured in today’s gift guide include both mounted prints and framed artwork. With prices starting from as little as £20 there’s plenty of options for all budgets.

Inspirational designs for a princess, superhero and little rays of sunshine everywhere.

Dream_neautral Nursery Prints from Always Sparkle

Toys_blue Nursery Prints from Always Sparkle

Close Your Eyes Nursery Prints from Always Sparkle

You can see Always Sparkle’s shop showcase here in the Piccadilly Lane directory.

Alternatively head straight over to the Always Sparkle website to see and purchase from the collection.

Posted by Charlotte 10:00 22/04/15
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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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9 of The Best Back to School Essentials

Don’t Let School Start Without These Back to School Essentials.

It’s the time educational thoughts and new school terms take a firmer hold on our days, and so today we’ve been scouring Piccadilly Lane for bright, brilliant and inspirational gifts. Exploring our community of independent designers and shops we’ve collected a top ten of ‘back to school’ essentials.


1. Forget Me Not Magnetic Noticeboard from Sorella, £59.00

It doesn’t matter whether you’re facing a first term at primary school, sixth form or university, there will always be plenty off things to remember. PE kits, exam dates and course deadlines can easily be kept in mind with this simple, yet stylish Forget Me Not Magnetic Noticeboard from Sorella.

Oscar Wilde Mug by Cole of London
2. Oscar Wilde Mug by Cole of London, £10.00

Start the learning early each morning with a Cole of London mug. Decorated with inspiring quotes and interesting facts from the great and the good of history, science and literature. We love this Oscar Wilde Mug for “thinking while drinking”.


3. Page One Notebook from Karenza Paperie, £7.00

A stylish notebook if a must-have and we love these Page One Notebooks from Karenza Paperie. High quality notebooks in cool grey and your choice of contrasting bright colour.


4. Patterned Pencil Set by Caroline Gardner, £8.85

Once you’ve got the notebook sorted it’s on to other stationery essentials. The Caroline Gardner collection has a wonderful array of exercise books, sticky notes and pens, but we just love this Patterned Pencil Set with funky Caroline Gardner prints.


5. Embroidered Felt Pencil Case by SewLomax, £16.00

The perfect storage for all your school supplies can be found in the SewLomax shop. Their new collection of bags and accessories has three fantastic pencil case designs for kids of all ages. We adore this Embroidered Felt Pencil Case with funky stitched design and contrasting fuschia zip.

Music Glasses Case by Which Glasses Are Which

6. Music Glasses Case by Which Glasses Are Which?, £9.95

Nowhere is a glasses case more essential than in a backpack crammed with books, stationery, PE kits and lunch. With bespoke designs for music, reading and driving, Glasses Cases by Which Glasses are Which? are a great way to stay organised and keep glasses safe during the hectic school term.


childrens-puppy-birthday-card by Studio Seed

7. Children’s Greeting Cards by Studio Seed, £2.50

Although we can’t predict the future, we’re pretty sure that a school term will bring countless kids birthday parties. Stay ahead of the game by stockpiling a few fun greeting cards from Studio Seed’s Carnival Children’s Range.


8. Imagination Art Print by Coulson Macleod, £15.00

Now we probably shouldn’t be saying that knowledge isn’t important but we do love the power of imagination! For kids more suited to the creative life than the academic we love this Coulson Macloed ‘Imagination’ print.


9. My Favourite Things Keepsake Tin by Peel and Sardine, £16.99

Our last ‘back to school’ pick is this delightful My Favourite Things Keepsake Tin from Peel and Sardine. The sturdy construction, big size and bright illustration makes it a perfect place to store school day treasures. Great for the safe storage of all your school day memories from first drawings and exercise books to certificates and photos.

Now you’ve seen our list, we want to hear from you. What are your school day essentials? Leave us a comment below!

Posted by Charlotte 16:30 31/08/13
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