Gifts With Personality From Old English Company*

21 May 2018

Now, I don't want to sound big-headed here, but I like to think that I'm the type of person that's really good at gift-giving. I could honestly spend hours looking through online sites and catalogues to find that perfect item. If I get super stuck, it's always safe to go with something personalised, but the key thing that I like to think about is the recipients personality. Absolutely anybody could go out and buy a bunch flowers and a box of chocolates, but if you take the time to consider what someone is interested in and how they are as a person, you can be much more creative with your gift purchases! One of the best places that I've found for gifts with personality is Old English Company, a site that I discovered through Zoella, no less! They deal in stationery, homewares, art prints and more, all featuring their signature calligraphy designs that just oozes style. I can guarantee that there is something for everyone at Old English, so take a look at my recommendations.

Beauty Queens
There is someone in almost every family that loves makeup, follows all the beauty gurus and enjoys filling up their wishlist with all the brand new beauty releases (which there seems to be lots of at the minute, am I right?). At Old English Company, you'll find a range of makeup pouches, including my favourite, the Buy Me Pizza pouch*. You could even complete the set with one of their pocket mirrors too! Of course, they don't have to be used as makeup pouches and would work well for stationery or little bits and bobs while you're travelling, so these little black cotton bags would be ideal for a range of people. They're great quality and machine washable, so you never have to worry about them getting dirty!
Interiors Addicts
This company is ideal for anyone that loves interiors and adding accessories into their space to make them more cosy. For me, it's all about their pillowcases, which are minimalistic and feature words or slogans in their signature calligraphy style. My absolute favourite is the Big Spoon Little Spoon set* (despite me alternating between which spoon I am) and I've lusted after them ever since I saw them in a Zoella video! There are a range of other designs, but this particular one would be perfect for an interiors-loving partner or friend. There are also a bunch of art prints, coasters and placemats, and mugs to add just a little touch of Old English to the home.

Feminist Fashionistas
Us girls have got to stick together, right? And the perfect way of showing your gal pals that we're all in this together is with the Girl Gang enamel pin*. If that didn't sway you enough, it features white enamel calligraphy against rose gold plating, so it's bang on trend. Of course, you don't have to be a feminist to enjoy a good pin, and there are a range available on the site that don't feature any grrrl power slogans, like the Grow Through What You Go Through pin or the Bear Hug pin. Did I also mention that there are a selection of embroidered patches available too? With so much choice, you'll be filling up your basket with goodies for your #pingamestrong friends and family, or the fashionistas in your life!
Domestic Gods and Goddesses
Everybody knows someone who claims the kitchen as their domain. They might love to cook or they might just enjoy cleaning up after everyone else that uses it. Either way, there is plenty on the Old English site for these domestic gods and goddesses, including the biscuit tea towel* which features the names of all kids of biscuits, from custard creams all the way through to the humble malted milk. I've loved using mine and found that it's the perfect material for drying the dishes whilst retaining the calligraphy print. There's also the cocktail tea towel and the English foods tea towel for those that enjoy the finer things in life or love a good Yorkshire pud. You could even put a little set together with one of the aprons, a tea towel and a new recipe book! (I'm writing that down for future reference).

Stationery Junkies
I'd say that the stationery section of Old English is the biggest of all of their sections. You can find all sorts, from note pads and planners, to calendars and washi tape. I'm head over heels for the planners personally, and this Consider This Day Conquered one is pretty darn cute. However, there are lots of designs to choose from and a few that match up, so if you wanted to put together a little stationery bundle for the collector in your life, this should be your first port of call!

Like I said at the start, there really is something for everyone at Old English Company and it's totally worth getting lost in their website. Seriously, my wishlist is so much longer after writing this post! I can't wait to see what they release next (I'm secretly hoping for more adorable pillowcases).

All items that are marked with a * have been sent to me or gifted by a PR company for review purposes.

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  1. Such a cute company! I'm definitely going to check them out now, thank you! x