Monday, 30 June 2008

Jo Edwards

It can be difficult finding gifts for her that aren’t everywhere on the high street.  The problem with buying from the high street is that everyone will know where is comes from , how much you paid for it and worse still the lady in question may have already received it!  If you are looking for a unique gift, Jo Edwards has fast become the by-word for well-designed, well-finished and stylish accessories. Best known for her ranges in spots and stripes, all her products are competitively priced with great attention to detail and clever use of colour combinations.

The Jo Edwards luxury Jewellery roll is made from velvet with a contrasting colour satin lining.  Finished with beautiful satin flowers and beading is a gift for her that is something different and reasonably priced.

Bring a little designer elegance to your suitcase and handbag this Summer time with Jo Edwards pale blue and red spotted makeup bag, and wash bags or the sumptuous pink wash bag where velvet and satin fabrics have been laminated to provide a pretty yet practical way of storing and carrying your essentials.

For evenings when it is a bit cooler or to finish a daytime outfit, Jo Edwards luxury silk shawls are a must.  Made from a 100% silk, they have a beautiful and expensive sheen and drape to them.  Less expensive than a pashmina and with the coolness of silk against her skin, it is a gift that can be used as a shawl in the summer and a scarf in the cooler months, making the perfect gift.

Friday, 27 June 2008

Gifts for Him - Charles Buchan

Thoughtful gifts for the man or men in your life can be difficult to find. Whether it is a gift for your boyfriend, husband, father of brother, the Charles Buchan range of gifts have something to offer. These gifts are inspired by Charles Buchan and created by Wild and Wolf. Charles Buchan was a football player in the early part of the last century and then a journalist who co-founded the Football Writers’ association in 1947 and edited his own football magazine ‘Charles Buchan Football Monthly’ from 1951 to 1960 when he died. The magazine ceased being published in 1971.

If a Sunday kick around will keep the men or should that be ‘boys’ happy then the Charles Buchan football makes an excellent gift, this 18 panel, retro illustrated, size 5 football is equally as good to look at as to play a game with. With holiday season in full swing, a Charles Buchan wash bag in a traditional boot bag style is a stylish and practical gift. With a more subtle acknowledgement of yester year football , a genuine leather wallet with a Charles Buchan illustrated interior again makes for a desirable gift. If your man likes to observe his football from the sideline, a stainless steel flask will keep him warm through the next season.

Charles Buchan takes us back to a time when men played football with passion on quagmire pitches for the love of the game not the pay packet and the fame.

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

For Baby

Everyone likes to welcome a new little person, be it with a new baby gift, gift for the proud parents or a gift for a Christening. 

New Baby Gifts

It is always nice to find a gift that you don’t see everywhere on the high street, something that is nice for new parents to receive as opposed to a baby essential.  Our Trumpette baby socks fit both the lovely and practical gift categories, whether it is days of the week striped socks or a pretty butterfly design for a baby girl, each gift is presented in a Trumpette gift box, this makes this a true gift rather than 2 pairs of socks joined together on a piece of plastic! 

Our Trevarno range of organic baby cleanser and baby salve can ensure that baby is looked after and no chemicals are used on their delicate skin.  The Trevarno range is packaged in small pots and bottles making it ideal for travelling or when you are on the move.

Christening Gifts

If you are looking for a Christening gift or a keepsake, our Tales from the Earth range includes a Mummy and Me Bracelet, beautifully wearable for Mummy and her little lady.  The little lady interlinked heart bracelet is another unique Christening gift for a baby girl, that she will enjoy wearing in the years to come.  Not forgetting the little man, the chiming baby rattle is a wonderful keepsake gift for a baby boy or girl.

Gifts for Mum and Dad

Our Congratulations chocolate bar makes a scrumptious alternative to a greeting card and a sugar hit for the new Mum and Dad will acknowledge the sleep deprivation they may well be coping with.  Help them capture those precious early moments with our luxurious hand made in Italy photo album in a pretty aqua colour.  New Mum’s need a few precious moments of quiet and relaxation, so a gift of delicately scented candles and organic bath oil will ensure she is not forgotten.

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Kazuri

Kazuri, which means small and beautiful in Swahili, is Fair Trade Jewellery.

Kazuri's hand-painted ceramic jewellery is made in Kenya. Every bead which makes up a necklace or bracelet is shaped by hand by one of the 300 local women employed by Kazuri. The beads are then kiln fired once, glazed and fired again before being strung. Founded by the late Lady Susan Wood, Kazuri is still located where she first started creating employment for struggling single mothers back in 1975. The workshop is in Karen, named after Karen Blixen of 'Out Of Africa' fame, on part of the farm once owned by her. Karen, a beautiful area just a few miles outside Nairobi, lies under the Ngong Hills between Kenya's bustling capital and the spectacular Rift valley.

In an age of mass-produced goods, Kazuri jewellery stands out as a little bit different. As every piece of jewellery is handmade, every one is unique. Indeed, many pieces take on the quirks and trademarks of the individual people who shape the beads, paint them or string them, giving them soul as well as beauty. Many Kazuri styles are named after areas, tribes and other features of the Kenyan landscape; evocative names that resonate with the organic nature of the clay that comes from its earth. So a Kazuri piece is more than an item of jewellery, it's a piece of Kenya.

For a look that is part of Kenya and looks great for summer, try the Shale necklace in White Mother of Pearl. The mother of pearl catches the light to give a subtle shimmer. If you want to inject a little colour then the Shale necklace in Antigua Blue brings together four colours of beads in royal blue, duck egg blue, a dove grey/blue and cream. If you want a fashionable look to take you from a bright summers day to a balmy summers evening then the Ting Ting necklace in Oyster adds warm and goes with any outfit.

Kazuri jewellery is high quality jewellery, affordably priced and created in an ethical way.

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Martick

I am pleased to announce that we have chosen to stock a range of Martick jewellery. We believe that Martick provides fashionable, high quality designs and craftsmanship that are affordable.

Martick has established itself as an award winning silver jewellery designer with a strong fashion bias. Using high quality materials such as Sterling Silver and dichoric, Venetian and Murano glass, Martick produces stunning and unique jewellery.

The cranberry heart Murano glass pendant is one of their most popular designs. The pendant itself has a nice weight to it and the firey red colour with a ‘molten’ effect Murano glass gives the pendant dimension rather than just a flat colour. The simple silver chain does not distract the eye away from from the glass heart. A perfect gift for the love in your life be it birthday, valentines or just because you care.

The Martick sterling silver heart design has many variations. This includes the careful scroll work in their CZ Heart pendant where cubic zirconia has been set in the silver pendant to create a subtle sparkle. Elegant and suitable for all ages.

Back to Murano glass, this time in a cool aqua for the T-bar necklace and matching bracelet. Perfect for Mums as it will stand up to those tiny fingers ‘exploring’ Mummy’s jewellery. Both this necklace and bracelet has the versatility to be styled with any outfit from casual to smart formal.

Pearls never date so make an investment purchase in this 10mm pearl necklace, prefect for the bride to be or mother of the bride, or simply to add a classic piece of jewellery to any lady’s jewellery box. A T-bar clasp makes for an easy to fasten necklace but reassures the wearer her necklace will stay in place.

These are just a few of the Martick pieces we stock, please see all of our Martick range at www.iadoreyour.com.