Posted on 20 December 2016
Hello everyone! Is your Christmas planning going well? Hope so, and to help with the tricky area of present buying I thought it timely to give you some Christmas gift ideas. This year I think we've got our best range of gifts ever, so let's get started with my Top 10!
1 Wild & Wolf Global Lamp - £75
The marvellous Wild & Wolf range of lamps, clocks, vintage phones and paper lamp shades has proven to be incredibly popular. The funky, co-ordinating colours have proven a big hit, none so more than the Globe Lamps at £75. The LED light lasts 50,000 hours, which means if you have it turned on for 12 hours a day, it will last 11 years! Wow!! Available in Goldfish Orange (shown), French Blue and English Mustard.
2 Woodbridge OS Map Place Mats - £25 set of 4
We've a lovely range of these exclusive to Barretts OS Map of Woodbridge tableware and gifts. There's a mug, trays, coasters, these fab place mats, a notes blackboard, and even a deck chair! A super gift for anyone that loves Woodbridge!
3 'Ta da!' range of bags from Shruti - from £7
This collection of coin purses, make-up bags, iPad bags and handbags exudes class and a playful sense of fun. Comes in suede, charcoal and navy blue.
4 'Mary Blue' and 'Mary Grey' Oil Cloth Bags - from £8.50
"What, another lot of bags!?" I hear you say. True, but these are really cheerful and practical and would definitely make great gifts. The 'Mary Blue' and 'Mary Grey range includes purses, soap bags, cosmetic bags, and sling bags in blue and grey. Very trendy!
5 Wild & Wolf '736' Vintage Phone - £49
Step back into the 60's with this classic design icon. It's another example of the trendy Wild & Wolf collection of phones, clocks, shades, lamps, and globe lamps. This is a working phone with a real bell inside, and available in French Blue, English Mustard, and Concrete Grey (shown).
6 Voyage Maison Cushions - £36 complete
Voyage have consistently produced gorgeous designs in beautiful colours, and have really managed to 'keep it fresh', and very desirable. The Voyage Maison is a great example, especially the sea-side themed cushions featured here. A lovely present for someone special.
7 Puffin Alarm Clock - £35
These cute retro Puffin alarm clocks from Thomas Kent have been very popular. The design is simple yet attractive, and best of all they don't make that maddening ticking noise! Avalable in Gun-metel, Rose Gold and Fennel (shown).
8 Orla Kiely Scribble Duvet Cover - from £66
Irish designer Orla Kiely has been at the top of her game for quite some time now, but the petal leaf 'scribble' design has proved the test of time. It's bold, cheerful, and instantly recognisable - a design classic. And it works on cushions, cars, mugs, and tea-towels! This duvet cover is made with super soft 100% combed cotton - lush!
STOP PRESS - Orla Kiely fabric coming in January! Watch this space for more information...
9 Sophie Allport 'Woof' Mug - £10
Sophie is another fantastic designer who can do no wrong with her range of kitchen and tableware. The animal themes are spot on for Suffolk, and therefore make lovely gifts. The 'Woof' Mug is a great example, with Beagles, Dachshunds, Spaniels and Fox Red Labradors!
10 'Playing in the Snow' Musical Snow Globe - £36 reduced to £32.40
What better gift at Christmas than a beautiful Musical Snow Globe, which will be a special Christmas decoration for years to come. They are all hand painted and this globe plays 'Winter Wonderland' when wound up, plus the whole scene rotates. I particularly like this one as it has a wood effect base, which gives the globe a very traditional, authentic look.