Giving a gift or present to a friend or loved one is often one of the most enjoyable things we can do!
Chosing a thoughtful gift is always a small sacrifice of time, but if it brings pleasure or fun to a loved one it's always worthwhile. Am I alone in thinking that it is often more pleasurable to give a well-received present than to receive one?
Homewares always make great practical gifts or presents and are especially good for birthdays, or events like moving house, getting married or for cooks, friends, pet lovers, or actually anyone who appreciates a nice mug of tea or coffee in a bit of decent china.
Swedish people famously care greatly about their homes and it is said that dinner guests often bring a stylish new tea towel or kitchen tray for their hosts as a well-considered 'thank you' gift. Sounds a nice idea!
Should you give a gift that reflects your personality and interestests, or one that of the person receiving it? That's down to you of course - but we have many homeware gifts and presents suitable for those with interesting and absorbing hobbies such as gardening, pets or eating biscuits... :
Presents do not need to cost a fortune, as often gift sets are the best way to buy. Especially when they bundle useful matching kitchen items together, making them much cheaper than if bought seperately. Here of a few of our matching sets that have proved really popular and will save you money too :
Asha contemporary tea towel gift set in three colours - an ideal present for someone with a smart modern kitchen?
Cat lovers will always appreciate a Meow mug and coaster, designed by illustrator Charlotte Farmer.
Charlotte has also designed our Seaside Fun mug, tray and coaster gift set, that is a great present for friends living near the coast or sea.
Woof tea towel and mug gift set - always a good present choice for a dog lover? (Also designed by Charlotte)
How about a summer BBQ apron and glove set for beef-steak man?
A lovely piece of cake on a tray with marching mugs? (We think Charlotte likes her cake)
A cheerful Crazy Pots washing-up kit of tea towel and sponge cloth is a fun gift.
Giving a gift for a birthday, a special event, in Summer or Winter or just for friendship is always a great thing to do!