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Graduation Gifts

Graduation Gifts For Students Leaving Home

Need some gift inspiration for a daughter, son, relative or friend who has just graduated?  Check out our suggestions below:

graduation gifts

 

  1. An embroidered cushion to brighten up a sterile dorm room or tired rental.  The motifs and stitches in this unique piece of Kutch embroidery have been handed down from mother to daughter over generations.
  2. Combine number one with one of our best-selling Moroccan pom pom blankets in beige and natural. These hand woven blankets are designed to withstand the cold in the Atlas mountains so are perfect for snuggling under on winter nights.
  3. For a boho look add Tanjaoui,one of our Souk Collection cushions, to the mix.  Each piece in the collection is one-of-a-kind and mixes vintage fabrics, ribbons and silk screened henna prints with an old silk screened image of a Berber woman.
  4. Headgear, a cushion inspired by a traditional African saying “What you cannot carry on your head you can most probably live without”. Hand printed and hand painted no two cushions are alike in this collection.  Mix with other styles in the Namibian collection to create a contemporary global feel.  This piece works well with our Moroccan pom pom blankets too.
  5. Stylish storage in the form of this super size Swazi basket, Bonakele.  Hand woven from indigenous grasses by social enterprise, Gone Rural, this large decorative storage basket is perfect for towel, throws, magazines or a plant.
  6. A firm favourite with interior designers, this versatile Moroccan pom pom blanket in black and white stripes, will instantly add warmth and style to a student bedroom.
  7. A bold, bright, beautiful boho kilim pouf, Nabila, perfect for adding a colour and pattern to a room.  Use as extra seating or a low table.
  8. Eye-catching Clamp dyed cushion covers will instantly update a room.  Mix and match styles and combine with 9, our natural wool Moroccan pom pom blanket to complete the look.

Shop Independent This Christmas

shop independent this Christmas

 

Thanks to Lola Hoad of Lola Hoad Design for letting us use her artwork, you can see her lovely Christmas cards and prints here.  I agree with Lola that it is important to shop independent and not just at Christmas but throughout the year.  Admittedly as a small independent online business owner I am biased but I fear that if we don’t our high streets will become the same countrywide.  That’s not to say that there isn’t a place for larger brands but there should be room for the smaller independents, with handcrafted, artisanal products, too and in London, in particular, rising rents are forcing the smaller independent shops out and global brands are taking over.

 

So I am shopping independent this Christmas.  Here are some of my go to independents for gifts:

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Cambridge Imprint, for beautiful printed notebooks, wrapping paper and office accessories.  The printed box files and filing trays just make me want to get organised.

Gift vouchers from Bread Ahead, a bakery in Borough Market, London,which makes the most delicious artisan breads and unbelievably light custard-filled donuts.

Travel sets in beautiful Japanese prints and traditional travel slippers from Keiko Uchida.  The room shoes are perfect for pottering around at home and lightweight for travel.  They have padded arches so are great for anyone who spends the day in heels.