Maps On Trend!

July 10, 2012

According to the August edition of Ideal Home magazine, maps are the latest global trend that all the cool designers are using.  So with that said, we thought we’d show you some of our lovely products that utilise this trend.  We have journals, hip flasks, bags, wallets, storage tins and more  – all with cool vintage map designs.  Check out the Hampton Blue website for our full range of products.

Paper Plane Overnight Bag, £57.95


Wild and Wolf Hip Flask, £19.95


WIld and Wolf Travel Journal, £7.95


Hampton Blue Summer Sale Now On!

July 4, 2012

Well it’s that time of year again.  We are off to the trade fair in  a few weeks to source gorgeous new products for the Hampton Blue website, but first we need to make some room!  Hence, the summer sale.  You can grab yourself some bargains and stock up on gifts for friends and family.  There are beautiful scarves, jewellery, bags, baby gifts and more, all at great prices.  Check out our Sale category for our full range of products on offer.

Lettuce Scarf, Now £12.95



It’s Been A While!

June 28, 2012

Well apologies folks for not keeping up with our blog.  It’s been a busy year at Hampton Blue and there is only so much a girl can do in 24 hours!  Something had to give and in this case it was our blog.  However, we have decided to start afresh and can only hope we can do a better job this time around and keep up with everything.

We have expanded some of our categories on the Hampton Blue website and in particular the Gifts for Women category has grown substantially, as has the Home Accessories range.  We hope to keep adding to these product lines over the coming months and also increase the product range within the other categories. 

Free Shipping Offer!  To cheer you up after all this awful weather we’ve been getting, we are currently running a free shipping offer at Hampton Blue.    Spend £25 or more in one transaction and get the postage on us.  The offer only applies to UK addresses and is running for a limited time only.

Disaster Designs Bon Voyage Satchel, £47.95

Hampton Blue Sale Now On!

July 26, 2011
Amethyst Cocktail Ring, £19.95

The Hampton Blue summer sale is now on!  Loads of lovely gifts and self -indulgent treats are now reduced.  We have the gorgeous sterling silver and amethyst cocktail ring (also available in chalcedony) pictured here, beautiful beaded bags, photo frames, semi precious beaded bracelets and necklaces – the list goes on!  Browse our Sale Category for our full range of sale items. 

Gift Ideas For Teachers

June 15, 2011

Well the end of the school term is fast approaching here in Northern Ireland and so if you need some ideas for teacher’s gifts, then look no further.

We’ve got these lovely fairtrade sari journals, ranging in price from £3.95-£8.95 and available in blue, pink, red and purple.  Also, why not treat the teachers to one of these cute Disaster Designs compact mirrors.  There are 3 designs to choose from and are priced at £8.50.  Each one is supplied with a little card envelope with a matching design. 


Hampton Blue Is Two! Come Celebrate With Us!

June 1, 2011

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, but we have been flat out taking Hampton Blue out to the masses.  We have been showing our lovely products at various fairs and events around Northern Ireland and been getting a great response!

Well we have reached another milestone.  Hampton Blue is two on Sunday, 5 June 2011 (also our mum’s birthday – she’s a little older!)  In celebration of this, we are offering our customers 15% off their next order.  All you have to do is enter the promotional code Balloons at checkout.  This promotion starts on Thursday, 2 June 2011 and expires at midnight on Thursday, 9 June 2011.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your support over the last couple of years and we can only hope that you continue to show your support and watch our little company grow and improve.

Happy shopping!

Best Wishes

Debra and Tracey

Alternative Easter Gifts

April 13, 2011

Lanke Kade Hedgehog Jigsaw, £5.50

If you are looking for something different to give to kids this Easter, instead of the usual Easter eggs, then look no further.  This educational counting  jigsaw from Lanka Kade is perfect.
It is a  fair trade product made from rubber wood and is designed in the UK and handmade by small craft enterprises in
Sri Lanka.  We also stock a whale, fish and snail jigsaw.
Check out our Gifts for Kids category for more great ideas.

A Big Thank You!

April 5, 2011

Hi Folks

Well, while I’ve been busy with baby no 3 and dealing with all the other aspects of running Hampton Blue, Antonia Chitty from ACPR has been doing a great job of looking after our Hampton Blue blog.  Now that I’m kind of back into a routine again (more like organised chaous) it’s now time for me to take over the reigns and take the huge leap into blogging!!  So please bare with me folks, while I learn yet another new skill (I’ve been learning a lot of new stuff lately) and hopefully I can produce some interesting posts.

Just wanted to say thanks so much Antonia for doing a fantastic job over the past year and I can only hope I’m a quick learner and live up to the great standard you set.

Best Wishes


Do you buy a Mothers’ Day gift for your mother-in-law?

March 23, 2011

Lisbeth Dahl Bracelet With Turquoise Stones

A couple of years ago, I told my husband that as far as gift-giving goes, he’s on his own. This came after one Christmas when I drove myself mad shopping for gifts for his side of the family while he obviously didn’t give them (or, for that matter, my side of the family) a second thought.

So, no, I won’t be buying a Mothers’ Day gift for my mother-in-law, but I know a lot of my friends will. Do you? Or do you leave it up to your husband? Or do you just not bother with Mothers’ Day at all? Let us know in the comments.

Mothers’ Day: 15% off – and a purse to keep the saved money in!

March 21, 2011

It’s Mothers’ Day on Sunday 3 April and we have a special offer: 15% off your next order. The offer is valid until midnight, Sunday 27 March. Just enter MUMSTW at checkout.

If I were you, my next order would be this Dandy Wallet from Disaster Designs. Along with a popper fastening with three zip compartments, a section for credit cards and other useful compartments inside, it has a pretty vintage postcard design with the inscription ‘Penny for your thoughts’ on the front. If you don’t buy it for yourself, buy it for your mum.