Do you ever dream of something different something, witty, quirky and well-made? Using recycled material to help put that finishing touch to your present, make your invites look just that bit different and to make sure you are the one standing out from the crowd? Well I might just have the answer: giftelope
giftelope’s are made in Scotland using high quality recycled paper and do not contain any excess plastic. A giftelope is basically a decorated envelope for your gift which comes with a ribbon and gift tag lovingly embossed with a giftelope design. But it doesn’t just stop there, as you can see from the picture above they also do a line of gorgeous postcards, each one aimed at a special person in your life be it your Mum, your Dad or you all important best friend. Each one has a witty verse about the areas of one’s life they touch be it wiping dribbles, keeping secrets or catching monsters.
The one thing that springs to mind when it comes to these cards is these aren’t a Hallmark card now to most people they might see that as a bad thing but the quality of these cards completely takes Hallmark cards and puts them to shame. It is just great; I just can’t find anything that I don’t like about them. The card is thick, the pictures, writing and colours faultless. These definitely are receiving a big thumbs up from me. Retailing at £1.65 each or 15 for £20. Not only could you treat that special someone on a big day but how about using them as invites, or a keepsake from a special day?To see more of the range or to get your keepsake card now be sure to head over to their online store which can be found on Not on the Highstreet.What’s occasion would you use giftelope for?
*3 cards were sent for my consideration all views are my own and completely honest. My Bestest Friend Photo & logo copyright of giftelope.
This is one product that arrived on my doorstep and I feel totally head over heels for. Not that I hadn’t when I had seen it online but in front of me it was just something else. Since then it has come with me to the shops, for days out, popped into the car just in case, but it could be used as so much more from a decorative piece in the corner of your room, perhaps holding silk flowers, your favourite magazine so it’s in close reach, or a holdall for those days down to the beach or swimming pool which I’m sure we will all do over the coming summer. Mine shall definitely be coming away on holiday as my pool bag.
So what am I talking about I hear you cry?
This amazingly gorgeous red hearted French basket of course. Celia Lindsell has spent her life working with luxury gifts starting as a window designer for Tiffany & Co in London, and spending time training in New York under Gene Moore and John Loring. In 1988 she went on to start her own company Lindsell and Hadlee Designs specialising in window display and visual merchandising, which took her all over Europe. Moving to the South of France Celia took a change of career and started sculpting in stone - exhibiting her work in both France and the UK. In 2003 after being head hunted she became the creative director of Asprey & Garrard, before starting her own lifestyle brand in 2005. Stemming from her love of French Lavender which she grows in her garden in Provence, feeling the Lavender market needed an update to breath a breath of new life into it, drawing from her years of travel her designs are sharp and contemporary, and have grown to include all many of lifestyle accessories. These gorgeous baskets come in two sizes: Standard: 55cm wide x 38cm deepExtra Large: 90cm wide x 65cm deepAs I said before they are great from anything from everyday use to decoration, strong and sturdy they have handles are made of leather and attached with studs. These baskets are apparently well used by the French with no household being without one, and they are used for everything from going to the market, post office, weekends out to picnics showing there versatility. How would you fancy having one of these gorgeous baskets all of your own? I have one Standard Red Heart basket to give away to a lucky reader.
All you need to do is pop over to Celia Lindsell’s website
and let me know what your favourite item she sells is? Leave me a comment letting me know and then of course record your entry in the Rafflecopter App. Once you have done this one compulsory entry you will open some extra entries – you do not have to complete these though if you do not wish.
The competition closes on the 22nd May 2012 and is open to the UK. Please check the terms and conditions at the bottom of the rafflecopter app before entering.
*I have paid for one French Basket while the other has been kindly donated by Celia.