March 13, 2023
Mother’s Day (which we believe should be every day!) provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate the mother figures close to you; be it your mum, step-mum, grand-mother, mother-in-law, sister or friend who has recently become a mother.
We’ve compiled a list of Mother’s Day gift ideas for any budget, to help you find a unique, unexpected and unconventional gift, that tells a story and is packed with meaning; ideal to put a smile on her face and make sure she feels the love.
This guide can also double up as gift ideas for any special occasion; birthdays, Christmas, or simply to show that you are thinking of her!
Click on the images to find out more about each item. Some items are not yet listed on the website, so please contact us to find out more.
Decorative ornaments are the perfect way to add personality and character to a corner of her home. They make great curios to adorn a mantlepiece, display cabinet or shelf, and each have their very own story to tell!
Does she love gardening or does she have a fondness for indoor plants and flowers? These gorgeous planters can accommodate most house plants, and help create the outside-in look. The vintage vases add a touch of elegance and are quite different to what you may find in larger retail stores.
Vintage tea or coffee sets are so unique and rarely come as a complete set. We were lucky to find these two sets with all their components.
Cups & saucers and retro glasses are a lovely addition to a vintage kitchen décor, and these add a lovely pop of colour.
Who doesn’t love a vintage throw? We recently found this stunning hand done cut work throw (right), which is beautifully made. We also found lovely embroidered cushions (second row) – so fun and unique!
Apprentice furniture makers and designers would create miniature pieces – such as the chest of drawers below – before building the full-scale piece. These small units make lovely jewellery boxes.
Decorative trinket dishes – or even small cheese strainers – can also be repurposed as a space for jewellery…!
Simple yet characterful antique table lamps are eye-pleasing while also being practical. They provide soft light and add warmth and cosiness. All our lights have been re-wired to British Safety Standards by a certified electrician.
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On our latest buying trip, we found multiple antique photo frames all in great condition – including an identical pair, which are usually very hard to find! Add a family photo and you’ll have a personalised Mother’s Day present!
If the person you’re gifting to appreciates art, art accessories or vintage posters, we have a variety of options, from landscape paintings and advertising posters to carved wood panels.
If you want to go all out, or you’re gifting as a group (i.e. you have a slightly larger budget), why not go for something totally unique, such as a genuine Parisian-made mannequin, a mid-19th century ebonised magazine rack (super practical!) or even elegant Art Nouveau perfume bottles. Yes, they’re a little pricier but they definitely deliver the ‘wow’ effect!
As our way of celebrating all the mums out there, we're giving an exclusive 10% discount on all above items until 4:00pm Saturday 18th March 2023. If an item has caught your eye, click here to enquire.
Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy Mother's Day!
July 10, 2023
June 14, 2023
Finding the perfect Father’s Day gift isn’t the easiest of tasks. After covering all the items they need at past birthdays and Christmases, we now find ourselves saying ‘What do you buy a man that has everything?’ – at least that’s the case for the fathers in our family!
Looking for something small but meaningful, or wanting to wow them with a statement piece? We’ve compiled some suggestions, currently in stock.
December 06, 2022
The countdown to Christmas is well underway, with preparations and gift-buying in full swing… If you’re in dire need of inspiration, or looking for unique gifts with a story, antiques make wonderful Christmas gifts.
Not to mention shopping second hand is considerably more sustainable and oftentimes more affordable, than buying new. In this blog, we share some examples of antique furniture and objects that would make very special gifts and delight your family and friends…