Archive for the ‘East of India’ Category

More Press Coverage for Hampton Blue!

October 18, 2012

Thanks so much to Period Ideas Magazine for featuring our yummy East of India Warm Mince Pies Candle in their November edition of the magazine.  Warm Mince Pies Candle, £6.50                            Also, many thanks to Good Homes Magazine for featuring our new Cavallini and Co Destination stickers.  Need a hat trick for November now!

Cavalllini and Co Destination Stickers, £10.95

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Are you ready for Mothers’ Day?

March 7, 2011

Mothers’ Day isn’t until 3 April, but remembering the year I gave my mum what was basically an empty cardboard box (understandably, she wasn’t impressed), I like to start planning early.

This East of India blue wooden bowl with a boxed coconut soap inside is a perfect gift. The cream box has a cute luggage label attached with a ceramic square with a heart icon and the inscription ‘If you can dream it, you can do it’. Much better than an empty box, I’m sure you’ll agree!

Keepsake box for a new baby

February 28, 2011

There’s a new baby in our family. My cousin’s daughter has had a little girl, which confused me at first. What relation is the new baby to me? Apparently she’s my first cousin, twice removed and third cousin to my two sons. I feel better for finally knowing that (although it seems the wrong way round to me).

Anyway, I love this East of India new baby gift box. Perfect for keeping all those little things you don’t want to throw out, but are not quite sure what to do with – like the hospital ID bracelet.

A box of love for Valentine’s Day

January 31, 2011

This East of India gift box with heart and “With Love” inscription on lid is perfect for Valentine’s Day… depending on what you put it in, anyway.

I’m leaning towards jewellery, packaged with jelly beans. What do you think?

And make sure you check out our wonderful Valentine’s Day gift selection.

Hearts for the home

January 26, 2011

Yes, Valentine’s Day is on its way so I’ve picked out a few “hearty” home items.

I really like this quadruple cream metal heart hook. Beaufiful to look at and practical for tidying all that clutter. You could even paint names on and encourage your children to hang their stuff on their own peg.

I love things that are beautiful as well as useful and this heart-shaped memo holder fits the bill.

Great for holding special notes, photos or momentos or – and I love this idea – for using as place card holders.

Candles are – as I’m sure you know – essential for romantic atmosphere and I particularly love these East of India creamy vanilla candles. They come in a tin with awooden heart on the lid. Yummy.

Cheer up blue Monday

January 17, 2011

Today is apparently the most depressing day of the year. Not sure how that’s quantified, but I certainly wouldn’t be surprised if it was true… the weather is miserable again and there’s still a week until pay day…

So if you need cheering up, you could do a lot worse than this wonderful ceramic mug from East of India. It’s inscribed with “Laugh often, love much, live well” and comes in a gift box.

Relaxing after Christmas

December 27, 2010

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and got the gifts you hoped for. (I didn’t find a Fiat 500 or a pug under the tree, sadly. Maybe next year…)

I love the week between Christmas and New Year when all the rushing and overeating and drinking is over (okay, maybe not all of it) and you can relax and take it easy, catching up on TV and reading the books you got for Christmas.

And I love these East of India candles too. The Cinnamon and Orange is great for this time of year, since it’s still festive without being overpowering.

Get your thank you cards ready

December 20, 2010

I am absolutely rubbish at thank you cards. Every year I have the best intentions, but the next thing I know it’s the end of January and I haven’t sent any and it’s too late. Again.

So this year, I plan to get some in early and then I can write them (both for myself and for my children) as the gifts come in and maybe I’ll actually get them in the post before Spring…

This card by East of India is cute and unusual (and blank inside for your own message).

Warm up winter with a collection of candles

November 3, 2010

The leaves are falling off the trees (“Spring is on its way!” my 6-year-old said yesterday. Well, yeah. But don’t hold your breath.), the nights are drawing in and, if the weather reports are accurate, a long, hard winter is ahead.

But it’s not all doom and gloom, because the best thing about winter is snuggling up indoors with trashy TV, Bailey’s Irish Cream and candles. Lots of candles.

The other great thing about winter is, of course, Christmas and this spice candle in a tin with wooden heart on lid is perfect for getting you in the Christmas spirit (if the Bailey’s hasn’t got you there already).

Candles also make great gifts and this Cup Cake candle is my favourite. The candle is cute and the box is inscribed with the words “Live life in the moment and make it so beautiful that it is worth remembering”. Just the thing to take you through to spring. It’s on its way, you know.

Great gift: wooden address book

September 29, 2010

Almost every Christmas, my aunty buys me an address book (the years when she doesn’t buy me an address book, she buys me a birthday book) and yet I do not have an address book. I always – always – lose them. I don’t know how, I don’t know where they go, but I’ve never been able to keep hold of one for more than a couple of weeks.

Which is why I think this wooden address book from East of India would make a great gift. It’s small and unobtrusive and yet, being made of wood, it’s solid enough to keep track of. Plus it’s really cute.