Yes, it's that time of the year again and we're going to mention the 'C' word even though it's only mid-October! Christmas is on the horizon and being in retail, we enjoy getting the festive ball rolling early since everyone else in Brighton's famous Lanes shopping area does exactly that. It's already starting to look pretty Xmassy down our way.
If you're an early bird and like getting your seasonal act together in good time, you'll love our happy hippy Xmas gift guide. If you prefer to leave everything 'til the last minute, you can always bookmark this post and come back later for a bunch of fresh ideas you won't find in the high street shops. If you hate the whole festive thing and plan to ignore it completely, we'll see you in the new year!
Christmas countdown – Our best Christmas presents for 2015
Anyone who loves good craftsmanship will have a whale of a time in our home accessories department. We've been busy adding new items in good time for the festivities, and we have some real treats in store.
Practical and good looking Christmas gift ideas - Our hand-carved wooden boxes
You might enjoy exploring our small yet perfectly formed suite of hand-carved wooden boxes, some with gorgeous embossed metal décor and others with an elephant design. They make great Christmas ideas because they're so versatile.
Just think about how many bits and bobs you can stash safely in a lovely carved box: sweets, make-up, hair bungees, screws and nails, handy little things like elastic bands and drawing pins, those essential items it's all too easy to lose unless they have a special home.
Contemporary kitchen wares make top Christmas gifts
It's goodbye to the Great British Bake-Off for another year. Millions of us in every walk of life were glued to our tellies for the final, and who knows how many people have been inspired to bake something for the first time. If that's you, there's a lot to be said for stunning kitchen accessories. The better your kitchen looks, the more you enjoy being in it and the better the results of your baking efforts.
Why not boost your loved ones' culinary confidence and add sparkle to their kitchen with our gorgeous set of five colourful recycled aluminium snack bowls and our toning dip 'n' nibbles set? The look is wholly contemporary. And the colours are jewel-like and vivid, totally mouthwatering.
Versatile hippy bed throws, sofa throws and wall hangings
Our collection of beautiful bed covers also double as wall hangings as well as making super throws to cover tatty sofas and chairs. Our Red Indian Elephant bed cover / wall hanging, for example, is a veritable feast of sumptuous colours and wouldn't look out of place in a traditional Yurt. Generously sized and woven into a series of intricate stripes, decorated with marching lines of tiny elephants, complete with even tinier riders, it's a really lovely thing.
The same goes for our Golden Elephant bed cover / wall hanging, another masterpiece in the art of fabric design, in vivid oranges and reds with a black printed elephant design and a central motif in olive green. Dramatic, bright and perfect for anyone who loves to let lots of colour into their life.
Intricate hand-carved wood wine bottle holders
If you're stuck for inspiration, our range of quirky wine bottle holders make unusual Christmas gifts that are also completely practical and really good to look at. If you know anyone who loves a good tipple, these will put a festive smile on their face! Here are some links for you to explore:
- Carved wood turtle wine holder
- Cat wine holder
- Hand wine holder
- Dolphin wine holder
- Skeleton wine holder
It's incense burner Xmas gift heaven...
You'll find some of the best Christmas gifts for stocking filling in our home accessories section, too. And incense burners are a firm favourite with our customers year after year.
We stock a large range of them, from cheap and cheerful hippy treats to seriously nice carved pieces like our stunning dragon incense burner, a dramatic addition to any home and brilliant at gently spreading the sweet scent of incense throughout a room.
We also stock a range of beautiful tea candle holders in all sorts of funky designs and materials, everything from a carved wooden elephant tea light holder to one carved in the shape of a cute, curled-up, sleeping cat.
Handmade gift wrap for great-looking Xmas presents
We even sell handmade gift wrap, a super Fair Trade product made in Nepal from the Lokta plant, a native of the Himalayas. It's acid-free and the vivid colours are made with natural dyes. They're so lovely you could even frame a sheet to hang on the wall.
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Colourful hippy clothing – Brilliant, beautifully made Xmas presents
If someone you love is a keen music festival fan or just enjoys wearing unusual, quirky and colourful gear, our hippy clothes will delight them every time.
Take our hoodies. We sell a huge range of gorgeous hoodies for men and women. Some are creatively patched together from jewel-like scraps of fabric, others are embroidered to within an inch of their lives. Some feature candy stripes and applique flowers, others pixie hoods and flared sleeves, and they're all beautifully made.
Our harem pants collection is something to behold. It is quite simply enormous. And we have all sorts of unusual and unique tops, blouses and jackets, too.
We sell fab over-sized jumpers as well, in rainbow colours, toasty and warm. They make a cool alternative to the traditional Christmas jumper, and a whole lot more tasteful! Here's a link to our jumpers and hoodies page.
Free delivery over £40
Order more than forty quids' worth of quality boho gifts and hippy seasonal treats and we'll pop the lot in the post to you for free, and if something isn't quite right you can return it free within 30 days. Happy Xmas shopping!