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May Gifts from Annabel James
Make the most of May with the stunning
selection of gifts from Annabel James.
This beautiful 'Kissing Robins' Wicker
Picnic Set is perfect for an outdoor
feast for four. Decorated in blue and
antique white, this stylish hamper lends
a modern twist to the traditional wicker
Inside, the ceramic plates, wine
glasses, cutlery, salt and pepper and
bottle opener add the functional, while
the Kissing Robins printed napkins and
lining add the fun. Price is £94.95.
Don't miss out on your favourite hot
drinks while you are rambling in the
countryside or talking a relaxing
The Allium Bloom Flask (left) and the
Cherry Blossom Flask (right) are both
designed by Sophie Conran for Burgon &
Ball. These high quality stainless steel
flasks each have an insulated inner to
keep your cold drinks cold and hot drinks
hot. Lightweight and virtually
unbreakable, they also have a pop-up
pourer to maximise their thermal
The Allium Bloom flask holds 750ml and
the Cherry Blossom flask holds 450ml.
Price is £16.95 for the Allium Bloom
duck egg blue flask and £14.95 for the
Cherry Blossom flask.
Get the children back to nature and
teach them all about gardening with this
fun to use Great Sunflower Race Kit from
The Little Thoughtful Gardener range.
Who can grow the tallest and most
impressive sunflower? This pint sized
Watering Can comes complete with
sunflower seeds plus a paper tape
measure. Price is £14.95.
Enjoy growing delicious herbs and plants
on your window sill with these retro Dry
Herb Pots in Duck Egg Blue.
These gorgeous duck egg blue herb pots
will add style to your windowsill and
will ensure your fresh herbs are close
Designed by Sophie Conran for Burgon &
Ball, each set contains three pots in a
tray. Width is 11cm, depth is 11cm and
length is 32cm. Price is £14.95.
This little ceramic Chilli Pepper
Eggling looks and feels like a large egg.
But crack the top open and discover a
garden ready to grow. Seeds are already
sown into the eggling’s fortified
mixture, just crack its top by tapping
on it gently with a spoon, place it on
its terracotta drip tray, water and
place in a bright spot.
Plants grow for up to five months in the
eggling, after which they can be planted
directly into the soil. After
transplanting, shatter the eggling into
small pieces, and add to the soil as
fertiliser. Each eggling comes with a
terracotta tray and an extra small
packet of chilli pepper seeds. French
Lavender and Basil varieties are also
available. Price is £6.95 for each
Annabel James is an online boutique
offering home accessories, jewellery and
gorgeous gifts which are beautifully
wrapped and delivered.
For more information about Annabel James
Great Gifts from
Live Laugh Love
Check out the gorgeous selection of gifts from Live
This Cockerel Door Stop in red gingham
is a must have for a country kitchen.
Keep your door ajar with this multi red
fabric cockerel doorstop.
Not only is he practical he is extremely
proud and handsome. He is made up of 3
different red fabrics including checks
and ginghams and has a little wooden
button on his wing. Price is £12.95.
This beautiful Trio of Pastel Glass
Vases are made from clear ribbed glass
and come in lovely pastel colours.
Brighten up a corner, simply add three
pretty sprigs to each vase. Place near a
window and this set will come alive with
the sun's rays. Price is £8.95.
This inspiring Follow Your Dreams
Hanging Cloud Decoration is perfect for
hanging in a bedroom or over a desk.
A charming little wooden cloud with the
words 'Follow Your Dreams, it has an
antique white finish. The cloud is also
embellished with a drop detail of three
white and metallics beads and a tiny
metallics heart. Price is £2.95.
Give an evening alfresco meal a romantic
feel with these delightful Earthy Tones
This set of four lovely glass tea light
holders have rustic earthy tones. Each
tea light has a copper colour band and
over handle. Solid colour with
distressed effect. Colours include Grey,
Antique White, Light and Dark Brown.
Price is £11.95 for the set of four or
For more information visit the website
Prezzybox offers a great
selection of gifts for the home
and for your loved ones for the
Summer and for special gift
giving occasions such as
birthdays, wedding anniversaries
and welcome to your new home.
The Mine and Yours Ice Cream
Maker is perfect for the warmer
weather. There's nothing better
than a delicious bowl of home
made cold, smooth ice cream when
things are hotting up, but
surely you can't be expected to
wait 24 hours for your dessert
to be ready to eat?
But with this handy new Ice
Cream Maker you only need to
wait 15 minutes to make 2 litres
of your favourite ice cream or
refreshing sorbet. Just use the
two quick freeze bowls in the
Mine and Yours Ice Cream Maker
to make delicious ice cream
without the long wait. Mix it up
by adding extras such as
chocolate chips or fruit using
the two handy chutes while your
ice cream is churning. A recipe
booklet is also included. Price
Take some light exercise in your
garden with this traditional
Croquet Set. Croquet is a
popular pastime that can be
enjoyed by all the family, and
this set comes with everything
you need to enjoy a game of
The high quality set contains four hardwood
mallets, at 32.5 inches long
with smaller sized heads, four
lightweight full sized balls in
different colours, light weight
steel hoops and wooden winning
posts. It also comes complete
with a handy carry bag meaning
you can play croquet anywhere.
Take it on holiday, to a
friend's house for those summer
BBQ's or to the local park.
Not just for croquet experts,
the set includes rules for
croquet novices too, making it a
fantastic sporty gift for
anyone. It combines a historical
sport with fun family time to
finally get the children off
their games consoles and
outside, and when they have had
enough the adults can continue
to play to crown the Croquet
champion. Price is £109.
Let listening to your favourite
radio shows become a nostalgic
and retro experience, with the
Steepletone Brighton 1950's
Style Portable Radio. Available
in beige and pink, if not for
you then this old school style
radio makes an amazing gift for
lovers of retro, to lovers of
all music and radio.
The radio is MW, LW and FM
compatible meaning that the
recipient can tune into their
favourite station, and the
portable handle means you can
take it just about anywhere to
listen to it. Take it into the
garden on sunny days, and even
better to it take down to the
beach and show it off to
friends, while you gather round
and listen to your favourite
Not only is it the definition of
retro style looking like it was
stolen out of a 1950's film, but
its audio quality is second to
none. Its user friendly tuning
dial makes finding your
favourite radio station quick
and easy. There is also a push
button to help you with band
selection. Price is £32.95.
When you were young, everything
was better. You lived in a
better world, with better people
and even better music! Get back
to the days when music was gold
with this nostalgic Steepletone
1960's Roxy 3CD Encode Retro
Music System. This record player
has all the things that made the
olden music golden, plus a whole
heap of new hi-tech additions to
make your music sweeter.
This stunning record player
records and encodes from Vinyl
records or CDs onto MP3 and has
3 speed turntable. It also has a
radio and stereo CD player and
DTL sub 2.1 sub-woofer speaker
socket, earphone socket &
extension speaker socket. We bet
your old turntable didn’t have
all that! Price is £129.
When you’re running around
getting things done and you’ve
got to have your phone nearby to
make all those calls – from high
powered business calls to
personal family conversations –
you need a battery that can
handle all the demand!
That’s where the Power Bank
comes into it. Simply power up
any phone and cable, as well as
other devices, using the USB
attachments. Quick to charge,
easy to use and super reliable,
this Power Bank gives you the
reassurance you need when making
longer journeys or spending more
time away from your normal place
of powering up.
Just because your phone or USB
device might run out of energy,
it doesn't mean you have to. Use
your pocket sized Power Bank to
power up when you need it most.
Suitable for iPhone, HTC,
Samsung, Nokia, and Blackberry.
Price is £9.95.
For all these fabulous gifts and
more visit the Prezzybox website
Delightful Gifts from
The Oak Room
Set in the grounds of historic
Hatfield House and in the market
town of Hertford, The Oak Room
showcases an inspiring blend of
unique and interesting products
for you and your home.
Encourage a love of nature with
this fun Make Your Own Bird
specially made for little green
fingers! Simply slot together
the pieces to create a wooden
bird feeder and then decorate it
with the help of the enclosed
paintbrush and six coloured
Find a suitable spot to place it
in the garden, fill with nuts
and seeds and watch the birds
flock to it. Ideal for ages 6
and over. Assembled size is
26.5cm x 15.5cm x 1.3cm. Price
Add a special message to your
homemade treats with this retro
'Made With Love' Cookie Stamper.
Simply press the stamp into the
biscuit dough to create a ‘Made
With Love’ message and love heart
pattern onto the top.
Why not whip up a batch for a
birthday gift or your loved one
on your anniversary? Presented
in a gift box, the red rubber
stamp comes with a wooden handle
and also makes a sweet gift for
anyone who enjoys baking. Price
Beautifully presented in a
designer gift box, this gorgeous
'Thank You' Bunny Mug makes a
lovely way to say thank you!
Designed in the UK by Becky Baur,
the delightful mug features a
black rabbit and a speech bubble
with the words ‘Thank you!’ The
porcelain mug is dishwasher
and microwave safe. Price is
This cute and quirky Phone Bunny
Mug features a fun design of a
rabbit holding a phone. Designed
in the UK by Becky Baur, the
contemporary mug features a
different design of the phone
bunny on the front and back of
The quality fine china mug is
both dishwasher and microwave
safe. More designs in the same
range are available. Price is
This handy Terrarium Starter Kit
contains everything you need to
create a stunning filled
terrarium to display in your
Contents include one large glass
terrarium with a hanging loop,
decorative gravel to fill the
bottom of the terrarium, and a
selection of three succulent
plants (these may vary from
The terrarium starter kit is
easy to assemble and requires
very little care to maintain. It
makes an eyecatching addition to
any room and a unique gift.
Terrarium diameter is 15cm.
Price is £19.99.
Cleverly designed to look just
like a vintage Arts & Crafts
book, this is in fact a unique
storage tin! The colourful
'Craft Book' Storage Tin is
decorated on all sides (with
convincing book ‘spine’ and
‘pages’) and even inside the
hinged lid too.
Ideal for storing all sorts of
bits and bobs, the authentic
looking tin makes a unique gift
for both book and craft lovers.
More vintage book storage tins
are available in different
designs from The Oak Room.
Size is 25.5cm x 20.5cm.
For more information about
The Oak Room click on
by Wilnelia Forsyth
This month sees the launch of the first of an
exclusive new range of products by Lady Wilnelia
Inspired by her childhood, Wilnelia has drawn on
the beautiful fragrances of the Caribbean for
the creation of her range of perfumed candles;
Wilnelia Forsyth London.
Working in association with top creative
fragrance designers, she has distilled the
essence of tropical sunshine into beautiful jars
that glow with evocative scenes of colonial San
Juan - the design of which is taken from
Wilnelia’s own artwork. She has also used an
innovative way to illuminate the candle, which
is symbolic of warmth glowing from within the
“Drawing on my fashion and modelling career, I
am now fulfilling my long held ambition to build
a distinct and beautiful lifestyle brand,” says
The candles add a fillip of intimacy to the
home. Once lit, they release their exotic
perfume, while the incandescent jars reveal the
colourful silhouette of Wilnelia’s homeland.
They reflect the comfort of home, the
reassurance of happy memories, and the warmth of
family life. Fortnum & Mason is the ideal venue
for the launch of this luxury range. Each piece
- named after a scent, a flower, or an ethereal
memory - is an inspiration from the past to
create a better future.
“The collection is inspired by some of my
earliest recollections. Sitting with my
grandfather in his garden, my brother close by
under the mango tree, drinking water from a
fresh coconut. All around us the scent of
The Wilnelia Forsyth London range is entirely
hand-poured, and made of a premium 100% natural
blend and a high proportion of natural oils.
Only the best ingredients and fragrances have
been used, to capture the essence of wild
orchids, musk, tuberose, and jasmine amongst
A percentage of the profits will go to the
Wilnelia Forsyth Foundation, a non-profit
organisation established in 1994, working to
improve healthcare and education for children in
The range is available exclusively at Fortnum &
Mason. Priced at £48 each.
For more information about Fortnum & Mason visit
Bags and Bows
for Spring Gifts
Fashion designer Natasha
Itzcovitz from the brand itz, has brought out a
range of beautiful hand made Bags and Bows,
perfect gifts for the Spring.
Fill up the bags with sweets, treats and gifts. Or
why not give them to your grandchildren with a
'surprise' inside such as a ring, bracelet,
necklace, earrings, hair bow, brooch, flower
seeds, lavender, lip gloss, crayons, pretty
handkerchief or money!
You can also use the bags for carrying your
lipstick, makeup, tissues, notepad, a small
mirror, keys, valuables or use it as a mini clutch bag
for an evening out. There are so many different
Each bag has a pretty ribbon or tie fastening
and can be closed shut with its drawstring to
keep the contents inside safe.
Accessorise your bags with these neat little
Bows. Each pretty bow has an adorable little
motif such as a bunny, chick, duck, shoe or
gothic 'bat'. Everyone is different!
Choose to have your bow fastened to a hair clip,
hair elastic or with a safety pin so that it can
be worn as a brooch.
Each bag and bow is unique and has its own
individual style. Mix and match and collect the
different designs and fabrics.
Each Bag costs just £2.99 + shipping. And each
To buy one of Natasha's
Bags please click on the special
Buy Now button below and
follow the prompts.
And to buy one of Natasha's Bows please click on
Buy Now button below and follow
If you would like to
commission a specific bag or bow, then please email
Natasha Itzcovitz at:
Just specify which bag or bow you would like
to buy or if
you have any requirements that you would like
for your gift.
include your contact details, postal address and
Or buy them
from Natasha's own website at
Natasha Itzcovitz also
makes greeting cards and colouring sets. For
more information please call Natasha Itzcovitz on:
07821 838 245
0208 866 3686.
The Kitchen Gift Co
Liven up your home with gorgeous gifts from The
Kitchen Gift Co.
This vibrant red Sagaform Sweetheart Bowl is
made from stoneware and is perfect for serving
sweets, crisps and olives. Perfect for a
romantic dinner or an anniversary gift. Price is
This adorable heart shaped Personalised Wooden
Chopping Board features the words "We go
together like...." followed by a list of famous
'foodie' double acts, there's plenty of space at
the bottom of the board for the names of your favourite
Personalise it with up to 25 uppercase
characters. Wooden chopping boards are great
additions to any kitchen due to their neutral
colour and can also be used as serving platters.
They also make fabulous 5th Wedding Anniversary
gifts. Price is £15.95.
Carry your sandwiches like a rock star with this
super cool Guitar Case Lunch Box. Designed to
look like a mini guitar case, this epic lunch
box includes a set of 10 guitar case stickers.
An awesome gift idea for music lovers, this Rock
'n Roll Guitar lunch box can also be used to
store your plectrums and thumb picks. Price is
For details click on