Last month on the hottest day of the year, I headed to London to one of my favourite press days so far. When I arrived at the Dot Com Gift Shop press day I was handed a lovely fan and some water, which was much needed after a very hot journey on the tube. That’s exactly what I love about Dot Com Gift Shop, they have everything covered. Be it a fan on a hot day or a handy handbag poncho for rainy days.
They certainly have a gift for every person and every occasion I can think of and as I looked at all their lovely stock I kept spotting gifts that I would love to give to people I know. Personally I’m always on the look out for things for my little girls and there was plenty that I know they would absolutely love.
There are lots of different themes and ranges, so sweet little stocking fillers like these pencils can be chosen in a colour and pattern to suit different personalities. These would also be perfect for kids party bags. I plan to get a couple to keep in my bag for train journeys and holidays.
I also loved all their cute little lunch boxes and water bottles. The vintage inspired designs really appeal to me and I like the thought of the girls having something a bit different. If you don’t have little ones these would also be cute and kitsch for taking your grown up lunch into work.
The range of traditional and wooden toys is amazing. They all remind me of the toys that my grandma had kept from when my dad was growing up, so they make me feel hugely nostalgic for when I was a little girl who loved playing with them. In a world of plastic toys and gadgets, stepping back to something more simple is absolutely lovely. My favourite would have to be the tin can alley game as it would look amazing in a vintage inspired nursery or bedroom.
Another highlight for me was the pretty kitchen and glassware, especially the retro flower and apple designs. They remind me of both original 60s designs and also Orla Kiely prints. I have my eye on the glasses and tins especially.
I love glass items for my home and the lovely vintage style perfume bottles would look really lovely in a bathroom or dressing table. The cute little school milk bottles could be used for flowers or for a party with cocktails for adults or little milkshakes for a kids party.
As an avid baker I always try to pick up pretty cake cases whenever I see them, at Dot Com Gift Shop not only do they have a great range of baking accessories but also lots of party decorations to match. They even have invitations, so if you have a party to organise it’s a great one stop shop.
And of course Christmas is covered, with lots of gorgeous decorations for the home as well as crackers and gift wrap, so while you’re finding that perfect present or stocking filler, you can pick up the rest of your Christmas shopping too!
There was so much amazing stuff there, that I couldn’t capture everything. I’d definitely recommend taking a look through the Dot Com Gift Shop website to find that perfect gift for someone you love or even just to get something nice for yourself or your home.