This Summer, add a unique spin to gifts for friends and family, or bring your host something a little more thoughtful than a bottle of wine. These clever ideas make it easy to add a personal touch to your presents.
For your host…
Don’t just buy flowers – fill one of our vases for them to keep
You can never have too many vases – the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a bunch of beautiful fresh blooms, just because. Choose one of our gorgeous hand-blown vases and fill it with a bouquet of your recipient’s favourite flowers, then present it to them ready-made so that they can re-use the vase afterwards. Renowned florist Philippa Craddock advises using a narrower vase (such as our Bilbury style) to help display longer stems, starting your arrangement with foliage (or branches), to help support the overall shape.
Bring dessert in our Porto dishes
If they’re cooking the starter and main, but have asked you to bring something for pudding, it’s a lovely idea to bake it in a stoneware dish they can keep and re-use afterwards. Our heart-shaped Porto stoneware range is perfect for crumbles – big or small. Just choose a size to suit the guestlist.
For friends and family…
Make your gifts noteworthy
Buy them a Plans & Thoughts notebook set, and fill the first page with memories, sweet sentiments or a lovely to-do list for the future for you to tick off together.
Give a gift that keeps on giving
Everyone loves to be pampered and a voucher for a nearby spa is always a lovely gift to receive. However, it’s all too easy to lose that sense of calm completely as soon as you leave the massage table. Why not treat them to a spa voucher and then also buy our relaxing White Lavender Sleep & Eyemask Set to help them continue the sense of calm once back at home.
Fill a photo frame with memories
If it’s a big birthday or anniversary, our 15-aperture frame is the perfect way to capture memories together in one place, making it a truly personal gift you’ll also have a lot of fun creating. For more tips on taking the perfect shot, read professional photographer Kristin Perers’ advice for Summer snaps.