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Perfect Pressies For Posting...

Perfect Pressies For Posting...

Thinking about posting a gift this year? We’ve got things all wrapped up for you.

On again, off again, on, off… postal strikes - nobody knows what might happen. What we do know is that getting any Christmas presents you want to send by post chosen and wrapped as soon as you can, helps minimise festive stress. The last recommended UK postal date for regular First Class may be December 21st, but it might be better to be a little ahead of the game this year.

We like to make shopping with us as enjoyable and simple as possible, and love to add an extra-special touch for anyone who takes the trouble to shop locally and thoughtfully, and buy from an independent retailer. All the items below are individually boxed, which makes them easy to post. We also offer a gift-wrapping service for these items and gifts can be sent directly to the recipient.

There is information about the new service on our website, but we thought it might be helpful to highlight our gifts that come boxed and make perfect postal pressies.

We have arranged the gifts in price order, starting with the lowest first, simply because so many of our items work for so many people, it seems easier to work from a price point. We hope you enjoy browsing our suggestions and really hope you find something you love for someone special. Thank you again for considering shopping with a small business - it really is very much appreciated.

Fluted Glass Tealight Shade, £10.50

A unique addition to tables or mantles, our little fluted glass shade fits into any empty long-necked bottle or decanter to create a customised bottle lamp, which is also a lovely way to use a special occasion or particularly pretty bottle.  

Glass Candlestick Vase, £11.50

This is a perfect little gift; it can be filled with water and used as a bud vase, or as a holder for a slim dinner candle. It can also be turned over to use with tea lights. 

Gift Box of Soap, £13.00

Who doesn’t love receiving a beautifully scented present through the post? Our soaps are made using a traditional ‘Marseilles’ recipe with shea butter and natural essences. Beautifully presented, there are five combinations to choose from.

Set of Two Graphite Tealight Holders, £14.00

A home can never have too much candlelight, and these granite holders add a lovely tactile dimension too. Perfect for everywhere from bedrooms and bathrooms to living spaces, the stone has a gorgeous subtle sparkle. 

Golden Hare Ornament, £14.95

We reckon any nature lover will fall for our gloriously laidback hare. A lovely burnished-gold finish means he stands out from the crowd, and at 25cm long and 14 cm high, he holds his own in any setting.

Sitting Gaia Sculpture, £15.00

At 20cm high, this wonderful sculpture is crafted in dark wood and works well with both traditional and contemporary decor.

Gift Set by Plum & Ashby, £15.00

This is such a wonderful collection to take time out, relax and revitalise. The set includes a delicious Geranium & Sweet Orange votive candle, Wild Fig and Saffron Hand Cream and Lavender Bath Salts for a rejuvenating soak.

Frond Candle Votive, £15.95

Such a pretty gift - the frosted, etched glass and delicate nature of this votive adds a lovely atmosphere to tablescapes and rooms.

Trio Of Birds, £15.95

Standing just 9cm high, this cheerful trio has a beautiful aged bronze-effect finish and looks perfect grouped on a mantle, windowsill or coffee table.

Window Bird Feeder, £18.50

We love this award-winning bird feeder, which is made from recyclable plastic and can be mounted on any smooth window pane using its double-sided suction cup. No need for a garden - perfect for watching feathered friends through a window.

Sintra Lantern, £20.50

Available in two sizes - small at 27cm high and large at 37cm high - these antiqued metal Moroccan-style lanterns have a beautiful cut-out design, which allows light to flicker through and shadows to dance.

Samai Sculpture, £24.00

This hand-crafted abstract sculpture never fails to draw the eye and has such a warmth to it, perhaps as a result of its tactile nature. A perfect gift for those who love calm, contemporary spaces.

Dancing Hares, £25.00

We love our Dancing Hares - you can’t not smile when you see them, which is just one of the things that makes them such a perfect present. Standing 20cm high and 27cm long, they bring bags of personality.

Farah Candleholder, £27.00

Our striking, metal Farah Candleholders come in two sizes - small at 34cm high and large at 42cm high. The Farah is crafted from oxidised copper, so has a lovely antiqued finish and blue-green patina.

Iron Dachshund Boot Scraper, £30.50

The perfect gift for dog lovers, this vintage-style boot scraper is great fun and adds a practical element. It will turn muddy boot scraping into something to smile about, and can be hosed clean too. Made from cast iron, it is 32cm long. 

Vera Sculpture, £33.95; Victoria, £28.95; and Vigan, £23.50
Our incredibly popular cement sculptures all celebrate the human body, and its physical and spiritual potential. These are beautiful pieces, wonderful individually or as a collection of three. Gifting one at a time is a lovely way to help someone build a collection that is timeless and full of thought.
Bertie Dog Sculpture, £49.50

Our Bertie Dog Sculpture will certainly add some playful personality to a room! Made from wood in the shape of a dachshund dog, Bertie is a striking piece for any home. Whether placed on the top of a console, on the floor next to an armchair or fireplace, this sculpture is an eye catching piece - and the perfect gift for a Dachshund fan!

Hue Table Lamp, £82.95

Made from glass and raffia, this unique table lamp brings style, warmth and character to homes. Standing 42cm high, this petite lamp is perfect for bedsides, mantles, corner tables or shelves,

If you have any questions about sending a gift, please don’t hesitate to ask. Send us a message via the contact form on our website; telephone 01896 820 630; or call into the shop on High Street, Melrose, open Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm. 

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