Mariah was right, there is just one thing I need. But I already have a wonderful husband, so I wouldn’t mind a few other bits. So, I thought I would put together a gift list that any lady would love, with items that you wouldn’t find on the high street. Yes, I love the Great British High Street. But small independent shops are pretty great too.
I have been following Black and Sigi on Instagram for a few weeks and just love their handmade jewellery. The company is run by two sisters (Clio and Athena), born in Italy but who live in the UK. Their jewellery is contemporary yet timeless. There are so many pieces that I love but my favourites are the No. 5 Darling ring (shown, £25) and the Gold Juno Necklace (£37.50).
I love a handbag. I mean, I really love them. So I had to share another Instagram find. Vevian started making unique shoes for her daughter, but they received so much attention that she started a business making shoes for children. We’re talking beautiful, and cool, leather shoes. But she has started making handbags. And they are so gorgeous. And I desperately want one. They are only sold in Carry My Home, in London. But soon, they will be on the Vevian website. Soon. Oh, the gold one. *swoons*
Etsy used to be a major addiction for me. These days I hop on sporadically looking for something special, though usually nothing in particular. I came across Loully Makes recently, which is based out of Edinburgh. I wouldn’t normally consider paying £40 for a scarf, but this one is so unique. Scottish tartan on one side, Liberty print on the reverse. Just beautiful.
You know how some gift baskets are filled with lots of crap? Well, Steph from Don’t Buy Her Flowers is all about the thoughtful when it comes to presents for the lovely ladies in your life. I am currently eyeing up the Some Like It Hot package (£21.50). Steph has some other gifts that are more luxurious (think cocoa butter, cashmere socks and gin, yes gin!). But I’m a simple gal. I dream of hot tea and yummy biscuits. Hmm, tea. Gotta go, I need a cup right now.