Gift Ideas with a Great British Feel
We’re inching closer to the Great British Summer, so to celebrate, here are some gifts with a distinctly British flavour inspired by the iconic Union Jack.
Here in the UK we love a tea party and this terribly British cupcake kit has everything you need to create a truly patriotic display. A great gift idea for any party host or domestic goddess, the ‘It’s Terribly British Cupcake Kit’ is available from the Borrowed Blue Boutique where it retails at £9.95.
These ‘Truly Great’ cake tins from Emma Bridgewater decorated with big, bright flags make a dazzling display. The set of three matching tins (95mm, 122mm and 146mm diameters) give you plenty of room for a heap of cupcakes, and even a Victoria sponge or two. Available to purchase from premier party suppliers, Party Ark, the trio of cake tins retails at £29.99.
Based in Devon, Berserks Glassworks design and handcraft the finest fused glass giftware. Measuring 10cm x 10cm their range of Union Jack decorated ‘Q’ Clocks are handmade from a single piece of fused glass. As well as the traditional red, white and blue, the clocks are also available in five alternative colour ways to suit any style or taste. Retailing at £35.00, you can find out more about the clocks from the Berserks Glassworks website.
Jan Constantine has used the Union Jack to great effect with a collection of fabulous modern stationery products that combine the iconic graphic with stitched heart designs. The collection has pieces for all budgets, with prices ranging from £6 to £20. My favourite gifts are the Union Jack Heart Notebook, £8, and the Union Jack Writing Set, £15. To see the whole collection please visit the Jan Constantine website.
Also designed by Jan Constantine, exclusively for The Letteroom are these gorgeous ‘Union Jack HRH Hearts’. Tactile designs made from a super soft felt, and stitched with an applique letter. A gift idea to treasure, the hearts are 18cm x 18cm, and retail at £24.95 from The Letteroom website.