Christmas Ideas

Last Minute Christmas Gifts They’ll Love

Looking for Last Minute Christmas Gifts? Here’s Some!

While it often feels like time is ticking by faster and faster, we’re happy to report that there’s still time to get your hands on last minute Christmas gifts.

There’s also still time to get inspired if you have no idea what to buy or where to start.

We’ve got a super quick round-up of last minute Christmas gifts that are sure to bring a smile this holiday season.

So, take a peek, there’s no time to waste, in choosing a unique gift for your family and friends.


For Mum. 

Give mum a stylish and comfy Christmas snuggled up with the family and a brand new ‘Collective Noun’ cushion from Perkins & Morley.

last minute christmas gifts for mums perkins & morley collective noun cushion perkinsandmorley


For Dad. 

Unleash your Dad’s inner rockstar with this cool ‘Wop Bop a Loo Bop’ typographic art print from Coulson Macleod. A stylish handmade print for a super cool Dad.



For Boys.

A sleek design befitting a geeky genius ready to take over the world. Get the guys in your life a ‘Geeky, Genius Things’ Notebook from Always Sparkle, ready for their madcap, brilliant ideas.

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For Girls. 

This bright and beautiful ‘Sunflower Washbag’ from Valerie Valerie. A great place for girls to store all their make up, toiletries and hair accessories. Keep everything safe and easy to find at home or on the go.



For Granddad.

Thrill granddad with a cool, retro-inspired sports art print from Rocket68 Cards. We love this cricket design, but there’s also racing, skiing and cycling designs to suit sports fans everywhere.

gifts for granddad cricket art print from rocket68


For Grandma.

Treat grandma to the luxuriant fragrances of cinnamon and orange this holiday season with this gorgeous reed diffuser from Caroline Gardner.

last minute christmas gifts for grandma - cinnamon and orange diffuser


For New Families & Baby’s First Christmas.

New families will love this Baby-themed keepsake tin from Peel and Sardine. A unique gift idea that will allow the to keep and treasure mementoes from their first Christmas as a family. The design is available in pink or blue.



Need a little more inspiration? 

If you’re still undecided and want to see more gift giving inspiration see more shopping guides from the Piccadilly Lane blog.

Posted by Charlotte 8:00 9/12/16
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Last Minute Christmas Cards Everyone Will Adore

Need Last Minute Christmas Cards? There’s Still Time!

If you’re still looking for amazing last minute Christmas cards … don’t panic!

There’s still a few days left to order your last minute Christmas cards from fabulous independents. For today’s blog post we’ve got a round-up of some of this year’s best Christmas cards. Each design is hand-picked from the amazing independent shops featured in the Piccadilly Lane directory.

There’s card choices for every taste and we think everyone will adore them.

Plus as last minute Christmas cards you can still order them if you get in quick!


Charity Christmas Cards.


Christmas is a time for giving and there’s no better way than with Charity Christmas cards. The independent scene is a generous one and this year we’ve seen some amazing charity cards. Our favourite is these stunning ‘Copper Christmas Wreath’ designs from Caroline Gardner. Money from each pack sold is donated to Meningitis Now, which helps provide information and support to people affected by the disease.


Vintage Christmas Cards.

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Perhaps you’re looking to spread a little retro charm this Christmas?

If you’re the retro king or queen of your family you cannot miss the jazz-infused, Downton-ready collection of Pennychoo. The lovely folks at Pennychoo specialise in creating authentic and accessible retro greeting cards and their selection of last minute Christmas cards will look amazing on any festive mantelpiece. Here at Piccadilly Lane HQ we love this Scandi-style ‘Let it Snow’ card. It’s mid-century elegance is the perfect pick for anyone keen to share a little vintage-love this holiday.


Luxury Christmas Cards.

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Are you all about the luxury? Then you’re in the right place!

If Christmas means a time of luxury and treating the ones you love then Five Dollar Shake Christmas cards are the perfect pick for you. There’s no easier way to add a little luxury to the holidays than with a handmade card and Five Dollar Shake’s are the best of the best. Their award-winning collection cannot be matched when it comes to luxury. Elegant and exclusive boards are decorated with festive illustrations, sprinkled with glitter and finished with gems and bows.


Cute Christmas Cards.


Looking for something cute? There’s cards for you too!

When people ask us for cute Christmas cards we immediately point them towards the adorable Christmas cards from Valerie Valerie. This charming collection passes the cute test with ease. The high quality cards are elegantly illustrated with the cutest cast of festive characters you’ll ever see. The collection has cards for the whole family and all of your friends, our favourite is this lovely Robin design.


Contemporary Christmas Cards.

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Bring you something modern? No problem!

If your style is cool and contemporary we have to recommend the typographic Christmas cards of Always Sparkle. Bright backdrops, bold typography and smart phrases mean they’re the thoroughly modern choice. We love these bright red cards with contrasting crisp white design. The perfect pick if you want to make sure your Christmas wishes stand out from the crowd.


Cards for Kids.

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You can’t forget the kids! We didn’t after all.

For the savvy small folks you need last minute Christmas cards that pack a punch. They have to look great and offer a little fun too. For us this means the new ‘Specs’ cards from Kali Stileman. Cool festive characters are given a pair of specs and a dash of festive Christmas lights for a very bright Yuletide.


Don’t miss out on your chance to take home any of these amazing Christmas cards.

Posted by Charlotte 8:00 7/12/16
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The Best Christmas Cards For Different Personalities

Deliver Christmas Cards For Different Personalities With Ease.

Choosing Christmas Cards for different personalities in your world is a sure fire way to ensure your cards are truly loved this festive season. 

With so many fabulous designs to choose from it can be tricky to find the right Christmas card.

On a quest to help you discover the perfect card for your friends and family we decided to play a game of ‘Christmas Card Match Maker’. Looking to the designers and makers of Piccadilly Lane and the indie web we’ve come up with a selection of this year’s best Christmas cards for a variety of personalities.


The Cute Creature Fans

For your friends that like adorable animals (and a white Christmas) choose this snowy Artic Hares Christmas Card from Perkins & Morley. A Triptych design, it folds out to reveal 3 super sweet illustrations that animal fans will love. A quick and easy way to add the natural world to your Christmas fireplace.


The GSOH (that’s Great Sense of Humour)


For friends and family that like to laugh and spread good cheer during the holidays choose a fun Christmas card from Always Sparkle. This delightful ‘Dear Santa’ design is sure to make them smile; getting them into the festive spirit with ease.


The Charitable Souls


For kind and generous friends and colleagues choose a charity Christmas card pack from Caroline Gardner. Not only can they revel in the gold glow of the foiled Christmas tree design; they can also know they’re doing a little good with a donation winging its way to Meningitis Now.


The Cool Customers

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For cool and sassy friends with a sharp sense of humour choose a Christmas card from doodlelove. With its red and white colour palette and bold, minimalist designs these super sleek cards are the ideal choice for your coolest friends and family.


The Totally Divine

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For your glamorous friends and loved ones who like the personal touch choose a Personalised Christmas Card from Five Dollar Shake. For those totally divine beings nothing could do the job better than a luxury card, sprinkled with glitter and dripping with gems and bows.


The Super Sweet


For sweet and pretty friends and family choose a Christmas card from Studio Seed. With its cute bauble design in a soft colour palette and its mix of modern and script-style fonts it is a positively charming addition to any festive home.


The Vintage Aficionado

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For your vintage-seeking, retro-loving friends choose a Christmas card from Pennychoo. They’ll revel in the beautiful retro details weaved into the designs and fonts. They’ll even get a kick out of the muted retro colour palette which will look so glamorous on their vintage mantel.


The Wordsmiths


For your super smart, wordsmith friends choose a personalised Christmas card from Megan Claire. Each one can be packed out with your favourite words and phrases; creating the ultimate word jumble of personal Christmas catchphrases.


The Cute & Colourful


For joyful friends that enjoy anything cute and fun choose one of the new Specs Christmas Cards from Kali Stileman. Each one has a bubble ready to add your own festive message and an adorable Christmas creature, complete with funky specs.


The Style Conscious


For your design conscious, stylish friends choose a brilliant Christmas card from BigJon. The’ll love the intricate patterns, the crisp fonts and the sophisticated, yet festive colour palette.

Posted by Charlotte 8:00 5/12/16
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A Look at This Year’s Awesome Christmas Cards for Kids

Spread A Little Joy with Cool Christmas Cards for Kids.

Are you looking for Christmas cards for your kids?

You’re in the right place!

We’ve hunted around for some top Christmas cards for kids, designed to be extra bright and extra bold. These adorable designs are perfect for little ones who will be proud to hand them out at their school or play groups.


Festive Bubbles Christmas Card

Festive Fox Bubbles Card

These delightful ‘Bubbles’ cards feature cute animal characters matched with a unique blank ‘bubble’ space, which means children can get creative, adding their own personal message or doodle.

Festive Fox Bubbles Card. £3.00 from Kali Stileman.


Jazzy Reindeer Christmas Card

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Complete with a jazzy outfit, this is one cool Reindeer that kids will love. An adorable, yet sophisticated Christmas card design perfect for younger card givers.

Jazzy Reindeer Christmas Card. £2.50 from Valerie Valerie.


Stunt Santa Christmas Card

Stunt Santa Christmas Card

Kids will adore the thrill-seeking antics of Stunt Santa. In a flurry of snowflakes, this Santa is taking to the slopes for a spot of pre-Christmas skiing. For an added bonus, adults will love this retro-inspired design, which adds a cool, vintage vibe to the holidays.

Stunt Santa Christmas Card. £2.50 from Pennychoo.


Gold Glitter Santa Christmas Cards


This cool pack of cards with a cheerful and smiling Father Christmas are perfect for smaller card givers. Each design is finished with a glittery print for a touch of holiday sparkle that kids will adore.

Gold Glitter Santa Claus Cards. £3.00 for a pack of five mini cards from Caroline Gardner.


Posted by Charlotte 8:00 2/12/16
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Stocking Filler Gift Ideas from the Best Indies

Stocking Filler Gift Ideas to Add Fun to the Festive Period.

Looking for stocking filler gifts ideas?

Here’s a few quick ideas to start the inspiration ball rolling.

As fun as it is to give a big, impressive, shiny gift at Christmas time we also LOVE the little treats and surprises to be found in the humble Christmas stocking. With this in mind we’re dedicating ourselves to sourcing a few stocking filler gift ideas. We’ve searched around the web and right here in the Piccadilly Lane directory to find a few of our favourite stocking fillers for some Christmas gift giving inspiration.


A Christmas Candle


This hand poured mineral wax candle is made in England using natural plant extracts and a unique blend of fragrance oils. It has an aroma of fruity pomegranate and raspberries with notes of rich plum, lilies and pepper resting on spicy wood. A perfect aroma for giving you warm, toasty thoughts during the cold winter days.

Pomegranate Candle from Caroline Gardner.


A Literary Gift Mug


For bookworms and literary greats, there’s nothing better than teaming a good book with some fun literary accessories. With this in mind, there is now a novel collection of literary mugs matching quirky illustrations with a few facts about your favourite authors. We love this bright red Lord Byron Mug, the perfect mug from which to sip tea as you revel in romantic poetry.

Lord Byron mug from Cole of London.


Puffins Art Print


This vintage zoological steel engraving of Puffins is mixed with modern-day typography. The phrase reads “one look was all it took”. This sweet pair of Puffins and carefully chosen sentiment makes an excellent gift for a loved one or couple. The print can easily be rolled and tucked into a stocking, adding a little creativity and artistic culture; ready to be framed after the holidays.

Puffins Art Print from Coulson Macleod.


A Dotty Bird Makeup Bag

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The Dotty Bird Make Up Bag is the ideal gift accessory for keeping all your make up essentials together. Perfect in your handbag for when you’re on the move, or in your bedroom. An easy way to keep your valuables safe and sound. The pouch is available in 3 colour ways and 3 different sizes.

Dotty Bird Lavender Bag from Laura Felicity.


A Cool Case for Music Glasses


For music lovers and musicians that need to keep their music glasses safe and sound this glasses cases with its unique music themed print is the perfect pick. Never again will they be unable to find the right glasses when it comes time to play their favourite tunes. Glasses cases are also available for drivers, gardeners and more.

Music Glasses Case from Which Glasses Are Which?


Perivale Notebook


One of six designs from the ‘Metroland’ stationery range, the Perivale is a stylish retro notebook perfect for the busy vintage aficionado about town. A great stocking filler gift idea for creative folks that like to sketch, doodle and write on the go.

Retro Print Perivale Notebook from Pennychoo.

Posted by Charlotte 8:00 30/11/16
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