Gift Ideas for Nearest and Dearest
September 13, 2018
By Annie Wu
As summer comes to a close, the sweet memories of the warm months flutter into Autumn, and this new season shows us a glimpse of new beginnings. It’s where green transforms to a sea of yellow, orange and red then eventually brown, fading into the ground below. Right when all life seems to be gone from the landscape, in our deepest hearts we can feel that life starts anew including our relationships and our closest bonds. This September, we explore different types of gifts that you can give to your nearest and dearest whether it’s for a loving partner, a best friend or family member. Gifts that can make this Autumn memorable and bonds everlasting.
Inspired by Aurora Northern lights, lights that are not often seen, sometimes one must travel far to catch a glimpse of it from late November to March. This particular scarf when presented as a gift represents feelings and love that is truly special between two people.
Check out other products by Amanda Jane’s in her collection. Each of her designs are made to keep and last a lifetime. The artwork on her scarves are inspired by intriguing stories of fairytale landscapes and childhood dreams.
For someone who loves to write, record and sketch. Journals are perfect for planning, noting down ideas, quotes, stories and memories, a record of all that came before, what is now and wishes of what’s to come.
This Handmade A6 journal along with many others in Bask Bindery’s collection each have a different design and some have bookmark ribbons. It is made of acid free paper with deckled edges. The corners are purposely not fully cut, each section are hand sewn with linen and thread, and the spine and headbands are goatskin.
Bask Bindery creates distinctive journals, designed to be coveted. Each journal is a unique expression of the joy of design, and love of craftsmanship using traditional binding structures.
Hang it in a bedroom, above the fireplace or a special place in your home. It’s a great gift for the love in your life. Hand drawn and printed in London, Puppy Love Print reminds us the warmth and comfort of romance and the cool, loving season.
Designed by Baldy and The Fidget, aka husband and wife team, you can see their clever, typographic and illustrative prints on our eshop here. They transformed their neglected sketches and scribbles and funny, cool ideas into museum-quality prints all created in London. It’s a fusion and dance of modern and traditional techniques with lots of stories, ideas and wisdom to share.
Looking for something cute and adorable? There’s this one particular snail that will capture and melt many hearts. Place a sweet cupcake on top and it can turn into a birthday present, with an added heart icing, it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day or simply a surprise for someone special, influential and inspiring.
Takae Mizutani and Sons was established in 2007 with the help of her two cats: Mooks & Guiness. Their products are adorable, simple, and innovative, bringing smiles to people’s faces around the world. Take a look at her collection of nostalgic childhood memories and childlike naivety.
Share your happiest memories with your guests and friends! These frames each tilted at an angle, designed this way so that every photo whether it’s of members of the family can all be seen when arranged together. On top of that, they have an angled corner giving them three positions: landscape, portrait or tilted.
Thelermont Hupton is the collaboration of Yve Thelermont and David Hupton. They were trained in cabinet making and for them, design is a labour of love, searching for a story or specific reason to design and produce and object. They focus on detail, functionality and high productive value and deliver distinct designs that we can live alongside.
Create a romantic display in your home with Luna Lighting’s tealights to set the mood for the occasion. Her tealights are thrown on the potter’s wheel in ivory white porcelain and all have different designs ranging from animals to stars and holidays theme’s and more. Fired to 1260 degrees so that the porcelain vitrifies and becomes translucent.
Anna Perring, the soul, inspiration and creator behind Luna Lighting, have been developing a range of playful ivory-white porcelain tealights since 2006. Her aim was to create designs that capture the purity of porcelain and bring joy to people’s lives.
Tiana Jewel London is a bohemian inspired jewellery brand designer. She implements healing cystal pieces in her design, each handpicked for its raw beauty and its unique healing properties. This Amethyst Slice Earrings, 24k gold plated, is available in silver and gold with a unique property of beating addictions and curing insomnia.
Explore other jewellery in her collection, each made of crystals or raw gems with magical properties, timeless pieces that will never go out of fashion.
For that special someone who loves nature, taking walks under the romantic trees, we suggest this set of glasses that is perfect for mulled wine, juice or even cocktails. This set consists of birch, blossom, oak and fir. Try each one for different occasions.
Snowden Flood is an interior accessories designer based in a studio/shop on the River Thames in London’s Oxo Tower Wharf. You can visit her studio and shop if you are in the area. Studied Fine Art and has a masters in sculpture in NYC, she is inspired by souvenirs, keepsakes and many other things.