Facts & Figures
Online shopping will overtake store spending for first time this Christmas with over £39 billion spent online.
The average person packs away a huge 5,373 calories during Christmas day.
A whopping £5.3 billion is wasted on unwanted gifts each Christmas.
Finisterre - Mysa Hammock
After the year we have had we could all do with getting away somewhere new, putting our feet up & chilling out for a while! A great gift for the outdoor adventurer in need of some rest is the Mysa Hammock – from Cornwall based, sustainable & ethical outdoor apparel company Finisterre. I expect this awesome hammock could come in pretty handy for sleeping off that Christmas dinner too!
Print Club London - Workshop
Why not treat someone to a workshop voucher with Print Work London? The London-based studio pride themselves on nurturing creative talent, holding screen printing workshops & curating an online gallery. Budding artists can get their hands dirty & make their very own screen print to display proudly at home – for beginners & masters alike!
Locally sourced, Handmade Dustpan & Brush Set
If you’re looking to branch out & give the gift of something truly sustainable, ethical & purposeful then this natural, handmade dustpan & brush set will make for a mindful gift. From Brighton based, ethical & sustainable company ‘Workshop’, I believe these will make one value the beauty of simplicity, craftsmanship & sustainable products, for a more mindful lifestyle.
Black Lines Drinks - Cocktail Set
2020 has seen our beloved British pubs & cocktail bars come to a halt. So for many, this year has encouraged us to ‘do it ourselves’. We came across this exclusive East London-based brand who collaborate with some of the best UK distilleries, to craft & bottle cocktails with the highest quality ingredients. What makes them stand apart from any other bottled cocktail brand I hear you say? Well, they have collaborated with nine talented, local artists who have interpreted each cocktail in their own signature illustrative style – to create this beautifully stylish, monochromatic brand identity, full of personality & charisma.
Rapha X Hario - Coffee Dripper
Coffee & cycling. Cycling & coffee. A perfect match, right? Well, thanks to Rapha’s latest collaboration with brewing specialists Hario, you can now enjoy proper coffee in style. Made from the highest quality porcelain, this ceramic V60 will give you the boost you need before that epic bike ride. If it’s not to treat yourself, I’d say it’s the ideal gift for a dear MAMIL friend…
WWF - Adopt a Gorilla
There are only around 1,063 mountain gorillas left in the wild, due mainly to habit loss & diseases. Why not help out this incredible species by adopting a gorilla as a gift this Christmas. This truly is the gift that keeps on giving – from the welcome pack & soft toy through to regular updates on how you’re supporting the vital work.
U.S Acme Thunderer Aviator Whistle
This recreation of a classic WW2 thunderer whistle is made from polished, solid brass & crafted in the UK. The iconic markings of ‘The Acme Thunderer’ is debossed beautifully on the front & sides, & packaged in a military-inspired branded box. This little gem can be found in Peggs & Sons, a small UK independent brand situated in the very heart of Brighton. With style & fashion at the core of who they are, you can be sure that this little historic artifact will make for an arbitrary gift.
Luft Book Volume 02
For those Porsche enthusiasts & admirers of the intimate, tactile nature of print. This hardbound, coffee table book is steeped in engaging photography to transport you through the worlds biggest Porshe gatherings.
Rockett St George - Half Face Planters
If you are looking for a quirky statement piece that will last a lifetime whilst adding a touch of character to one’s home, I can personally recommend these half face planters. Made from concrete & brushed in bronze & gold, just pop a spiky plant (perhaps a Sansevieria) or a hanging plant (a Senecio Rowleyanus would look great!) to bring these characters to life! They can be found buried in British brand Rocket St George’s treasure trove of oddities & curiosities tucked away on their online shop.
Printworks Market - Wooden Chess Board
Need a cool gift for your Czech mate? Inspired by The Queen’s Gambit? Super cool Swedish brand Printworks has given the classic game a new, stylish look utilising lacquered wood with acrylic on top & lacquered game pieces in wood. Even if you can’t play (like me), it’ll certainly add a touch of class & sophistication to your living room!