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  1.  Into the Blue list a wide range of gift experiences around the country, catering for all sorts of budgets.  And they cover a wide range of gifts and interests, with everything from flight simulators to water sports, days out to afternoon teas, short breaks to animal experiences.  They also have an incredible range of creative and craft gifts and outdoor gifts to choose from too.


    Sniff out a great gift experience at Into the Blue!

    You could give a dog lover
    a Sheepdog experience in Yorkshire!

    How about a Swinton Estate Lunch & Garden Tour?
    How about a Swinton Estate Lunch & Garden Tour (Ripon, Yorkshire)?
    Enjoy talks, garden walks & lunch at Swinton Park
    See other Gardening Workshops and Floristry courses here

    There are a number of Rural Craft experiences including this Traditional Basket Weaving Course in Surrey
    There are a number of Rural Craft experiences
    including this Traditional Basket Weaving Course in Surrey

     Fly off to see the Falconry experiences
    Fly off to see the Falconry experiences -
    give them the chance to meet, handle and fly a bird of prey!

    Fly off to Into the Blue to see their full range of experiences!   

     

  2.  

    If you're looking for a gift such as sustainable clothing or you want to treat yourself, take a look at Natural Collection who have a wide range to choose from!

    They are a green shop, with a huge department store range online.  They have products such as organic cotton and fair trade clothing and accessories, homeware and gardenware, oganic cosmetics, and a lot more.  They check every product so that you can buy from them in eco confidence.  And they support fair trade products to help tackle poverty, too. 

    Their philosophy is that small positive choices by many of us can have a huge impact.  

    So they've got gifts, fashion, items for home and garden, beauty, cleaning and groceries and each category has lots of items to choose from.

    In the Women's Fashion category alone, they've got tops, dresses, skirts, coats and jackets graphic t-shirts and jumpers, trousers, leggings, nightwear, lingerie, soks and tights, knitwear, lounge and leisurewear and bags!


    This is the Frank & Faith Party Sloth t-shirt - aloe
    This is the Frank & Faith Party Sloth t-shirt - aloe - for £25.00, 
    made from soft GOTS certified organic cotton.

    So there's lots available.  They've also got footwear including slippers, and jewellery too - necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings and watches.

    This is the Frank & Faith Reef Explorer T-shirt - Ocean Depth!
    This is the Frank & Faith Reef Explorer T-shirt - Ocean Depth!
    For £25.95

    This is the Frank & Faith Polar Bear T-shirt
    This is the Frank & Faith Polar Bear T-shirt for £25.95

    Visit Natural Collection here.

     

  3. It is amazing how a small acorn can lead to a huge tree.   And one chance meeting can lead to a something which brings about lasting relationships which help everyone. 

    Let me tell you about Paper High because this chance meeting is how this company started.   From an acorn, Paper High has grown into a big tree.

    Paper High sell unusual products which have been skilfully crafted by artisans in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal. 

    Paper High actually started when Mark and Claire (who are behind the company) went on a round-the-world trip.  The seed was sown as a result of a chance meeting with a paper maker which came about as an unexpected change in a destination, a longer stay in Kathmandu.   And now, Paper High work with a strong network of relationships with small family businesses, charities, community incentives and accredited Fair Trade organisations.  And everyone benefits. 

    All their products are hand made from sustainable materials which - wherever possible - have been recycled.

    A recycled Newspaper Photo Frame would be a very unusual gift to brighten up a room with!
    These are recycled newspaper photo frames.

    Some of these materials are unusual.   For example, how about a photo album which has been made mainly from elephant poo?  Or a photo frame which has been made from recycled newspapers? 

    How about a large Colourful Elephant Dung Notebook?
    How about a large Colourful Elephant Dung Notebook?

    They’ve got goodies made of recycled plastic, natural cork, recycled leather and recycled newspapers.  And of course elephant dung has gone through the elephant already.  They've also got mango wood items:

    This is a Natural Mango Wood Tea Tray - just the thing for breakfast in bed!
    This is a Natural Mango Wood Tea Tray - just the thing for breakfast in bed - 
    or tea in the garden? For £26.95

    How about a Personalised Natural Mango Wood Round Chopping Board?

    How about a Personalised Natural Mango Wood Round Chopping Board?
    for £26.95 to £29.95.   

     

    Personalised Natural Mango Wood Rectangular Chopping Board
    There's also a Personalised Natural Mango Wood Rectangular Chopping Board
    for £26.95 

     

    There's a Personalised Large Coloured Distressed Leather 3-String Photo Album
    There's a Personalised Large Coloured Distressed Leather 3-String Photo Album,
    just what you need for photos and memories!

    Announcing a discount code from Paper High!

    Paper High have very kindly given visitors from this website a discount code**!   Enjoy 12.5% off with the code GIVINGGIFTS  

    Visit Paper High here to see all their beautiful products!

     

    **T&Cs are:

    • one use per customer.
    • this offer cannot be used in conjunction with other coupons.
    • the code excludes sale items.
    • the minimum order spend is £25 excluding delivery fees.

  4.  

    The RSPB has a lovely new collection in its shop with some very pretty roses in their Power to Pollinators collection.

    They would make fantastic gifts for anyone who loves roses and also wants to encourage pollinators to the garden.

     

    This is the RSPB Rose climbing Bridge of Sighs
    This is the RSPB Rose climbing Bridge of Sighs

    There are rose shrubs and also rose climbers; in all there are nine possible choices, each costing £30.00.  Of course one of the nice things about giving somebody something like a rose Bush or a rose climber is that they can enjoy it for a number of years to come. This means your gift will last and give pleasure over the years.

    This is the RSPB Rose shrub Simple Gold 3L-4L pot
    This is the RSPB Rose shrub Simple Gold 3L-4L pot

    Another lovely thing about buying a gift from the RSPB is that of course you can support nature through your shopping!  

    The RSPB say that for each rose sold in the Power to Pollinators’ collection, a £2.50 donation will be made to them to help fund vital conservation work to save the UK’s wildlife - win wins all round, as the roses will help wildlife too!

    And this is the RSPB Rose shrub Simply Sally 3L-4L pot
    And this is the RSPB Rose shrub Simply Sally 3L-4L pot

    You can take a look at the rose shrubs here and the rose climbers here.

    By the way they also have this rather gorgeous and fun frog planter which I couldn't resist adding here.  The frog is suitable for indoor and outdoor use; he's weather-resistant!   And you could use him for plants or flowers or succulents.  He measures roughly 19 cm by 25 cm.

    Here's the Frog Planter
    Here's the Frog Planter for £15.00


  5. Green People are based in the lovely county of West Sussex and they produce organic beauty products.

    Amongst their range, they have a number of scent free products.  You can care for sensitive skin with a range of gentle, scent-free products made with mourishing plant ingredients and no essential oils.

    Get ready for summer with Green People's scent-free sun lotion!
    Get ready for summer with Green People's scent-free sun lotion!

    Cleanser, shampoo, conditioner, eye cream, a day moisturiser, sun lotion, deoderant and hand wash are amongst their goodies, and they've also got Nordic Roots products - a night cream, marine facial oil and a complex moisturiser.

    Head off to see the range here