Gift Guide: For Every Recipient

Why Give a Gift?

Whether it’s for a celebration, occasion or just as a thank you, there are so many reasons why we give gifts. When we boil it down though, what is the core reason we give gifts? Hasn’t it got to be that when you give a gift, it reflects that you care for that person a lot, it puts a smile on their face and brightens their day? It says to them that you have thought about them and they mean a lot to you. Gifts don’t just have to be for a special occasion, usually the gifts which are the most special are the ones that are least expected.

Despite this, it can be very hard to think of the perfect gift idea. So if you are scratching your head over what to get that special someone in your life, here are a few points in the right direction, no matter your budget or recipient.

In this gift guide, we have chosen a handful of unique gift ideas from some of our favourite brands. We think it is important to note that we have endeavoured to make sure that all items on our gift guide are eco-friendly, sustainable pieces and celebrate small brands.

Something for Her…

Jewellery is always a thoughtful and loving gift. Just Lily have a beautiful selection of unique pieces at an affordable price. Guaranteed to contain no lead or nickel content, traits often associated with jewellery discolouring, these will become treasured pieces in their collection.

Flowers provide the perfect way to brighten someone’s day and with The Happy Blossoms’ dried flower bouquets, you can buy the gift of flowers that last. Along with their beautiful readymade dried flower bouquets, they also do a DIY kit which makes a lovely little surprise to send to a loved one.

Any lover of unique and beautiful clothing will love a piece from Palava, where playful prints and a riot of colour are their trademark features. Designs are hand-illustrated in London and made in the UK using organic cotton-hemp blends and sustainable Tencel fabrics.

If you are still unsure what to buy, the safe bet is buying comfy classics. Within WoolOvers’ range of wonderfully warm knitwear and cosy accessories, you will find something for everyone. From cosy wool cardigans and jumpers to luxurious sheepskin slippers and cashmere socks.

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For Him…

Betty Boyns’ contemporary digital illustrations art prints, cards & giftware make a lovely gift for him, reminiscent of sunny UK coastal areas.

The Liberty Scarf from So Cosy makes a functional and incredibly chic gift. Made with Liberty London heritage prints in Belgravia silk satin and lined with the finest, cosiest Peruvian baby alpaca fibres. These luxury scarves are available in a gorgeous range of colours and Liberty prints.

Ensure they’re prepared for every eventually with the Small Pocket Knife, also from So Cosy, perfect for lovers of the outdoors. It is crafted from sustainable European walnut wood, making it not only practical but elegant.

People say that bags are just for women – but they are wrong! Annie by Alex have a great range of bags for men. From laptop bags to crossbody bags to weekender bags, all these beautifully practical bags are lovingly handmade and hardwearing.

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Something for the Home…

The True Linen bedding sets would a very special gift for anyone. Each set is made from the finest quality European linen and with a beautiful range of colours to choose from, there really is something for every recipient.

Feeling warm and cosy is essential, especially during the cold winter months, and the perfect item for cuddling up in is a warm wool throw. So it is no wonder that we find that our pure wool throws are very popular choice for gifting. With a huge variety to choose from, you are guaranteed to find the perfect one for your loved one. Struggling to know which design to pick? Our classic Sheep throw is always a popular option! With it’s subtle sheep design, soft grey hues and fringed edging, it will add serenity and elegance to any space.

Calling all candle lovers! To be honest, who doesn’t love a good candle? Speaking of a good candle, look no further than the Ester and Erik Cone candles. These Danish-made cone candles are very versatile as they are self-standing- no candle holder required. Elegant and colourful, you can find these beautiful candles and many more Scandinavian homewares and decorations on Urban Outline.

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For the little people in your life…

As their name suggests our little wool blankets are especially designed for the little humans in your life. They are available in a range of cute animal designs, from hedgehogs to bunny rabbits, they’re sure to add character a cosy touch to their pram or cot.

The kid’s eco-jewellery making kit from Pretty Pink Jewellery includes a kit to make a necklace and bracelet from an eco-friendly material called Tagua, also known as Vegetable Ivory. The result is beautifully unique jewellery for your kids and an activity to keep those little hands busy- win, win!

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And while you’re at it…

Don’t forget yourself! After all we deserve a little treat every now and then, don’t we?

When giving a gift it really comes down to that fact that it really doesn’t have to be much. It is the gesture and not the gift that matters to most of us. The most precious of all is the gift of your time, because when you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you never get back.

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