Posted on 14 December 2015
First of all a very big thank you to everyone who donated to St Elizabeth Hospice in the store on Woodbridge Street Fair Day. Through voluntary contributions towards our mulled wine, spiced apple juice, minced pies and/or sausage rolls, and our £1 donation for every Barretts Santa's Grotto visit, we managed to raise £181.24!
So to my second Christmas gift ideas from Barretts blog. Mid December is usually when the panic sets in for most people. In your mind, things like 'What on earth am I going to get Aunty Ethel?', or 'I ask, and they say just get something small... but what?' are echoing around. But this blog will help!
Here at Barretts of Woodbridge we have a wonderful and diverse range of beautiful and unusual gifts and here are just a few of my favourites:
We have some stunning mains powered LED lights. These have really taken off over the last two years, and will brighten up a dark corner or bedroom during these long winter nights. They add a touch of individuality and fun, and being mains operated are very convenient. Below I've shown the Kasbah lights (which are very en trend) and the Grand Moraq lights, both with very attractive packaging. We have several other LED lights and they're available all year round.
Kasbah, £35 - Available in two colour ranges, 20 LED light chain, total length 5.85m of which 2.85m is illuminated
Grand Maroq Bronze, £35 - 24 LED light chain, total length 6m of which 3m is illuminated
Cosy Faux Fur Throws
If you want to really impress then this is the perfect gift. These faux fur throws are super soft and super luxurious (beware, cheaper throws can feel a bit scratchy). Just right for curling up in front of the telly while the winter weather does its worst. Very nicely packaged too. I've shown the Walton Lifestyle Faux Fur Throw, and the Deyong's Madagascar, but as ever we've a good selection in store.
Walton Lifestyle Faux Fur Throw, £75 - 130 x 170cm
Deyong's Madagascar Faux Fur Throw, £50 - 130 x 170cm
Giant Scatter Cushions
Exclusive to Barretts, we have responded to demand and introduced a range of large scatter cushions in popular fabrics. All 80m square, these complete cushions are bright and beautiful and will certainly cheer up your living room. We have three designs at £35.00, and two designs (James & the Giant Peach and Berries by Scion) at £45.00. Definitely a gift that will impress (Daisy has her eye on the Union Jack one!)
Giant Floral Scatter Cushions, £35 - 80cm x 80cm
Giant Scion Berries Scatter Cushion, £45 - 80cm x 80cm
Giant 'James and Giant Peach' Scatter Cushion, £45 - 80cm x 80cm
'Pardon' I hear you say!? 'An electric blanket as a Christmas present?'
It is one of the joys in life when you've had a long, hard day and you get into a wonderful bed (we have a Hypnos), which is at the perfect cosy temperature. We even bought one for my Mum last Christmas, so it really is a great Christmas present. We stock the top quality German made Monogram Komfort by Beurer. With dual control (for double, king and superking), fast heat up, variable switch off timer, soft fleece finish, patented 'SleepSafe' system, fully fitted, machine washable at 30C and tumble dry safe - this is the Rolls Royce of electric blankets!
Monogram Komfort Electric Blanket by beurer, from £65 for a Single Size
Table and Floor Lamps
We have just taken delivery of some groovy new lamps from trendy supplier, pr home. This is another family firm like ourselves, with the whole family joining forces to produce some lovely contemporary designs. I've included a few photos below, and listed what we have in.
The quirky “St Ives” table lamp is a snip at £39.00, perfect for your seaside themed room.
The sleek Newlyn comes in two colours (soft white and grey) and two sizes, floor and table, priced at £125 and £65.00
If you like the minimalist look, we have the Baltic (table or floor) - £51 for the table and £77.95 for the floor, complete with shade.
Also new in is the Marrais lamp, in soft white, complete with shade at £59.00.
We also have new stock in of the Antwerp table at £75.00, available in soft white, grey and duck egg and the Antwerp floor at £199.
So if you're after a Christmas gift that they will remember, come to Barretts! That's it for this week, see you very soon.