Can you hear that? That tinkling of bells? No, it’s not jingle bells – not quite yet, anyway – but the big ol’ creaky door to our festive edit bursting open again. After a roaring success last year, we’re thrilled to say we’ve brought back our seasonal gift shop especially, with items specifically sourced to bring the December magic.
If you’re looking to gift with intention this year and are on the hunt for thoughtful, beautifully made presents which support small businesses and Mother Nature, then you’re in luck! We’ve filtered our curation into three main areas this year, which we’ll run you through below, as well as who we think they might make the perfect winter gifts for. (And yes, of course – that does include you!)
Perfect winter gifts for: the homebird
Are you looking for a winter gift for someone who loves nothing more than cosying up at home? These hand-tied bundles of joy are perfect for them: versatile, simple yet effective, fuss-free and long-lasting (in the case of the dried flowers, in fact, they can be everlasting, and don’t need any watering – hurrah!). Our Bunny Tails bundle is a great way to add sumptuous texture to a room; or you could choose our Dried Posy, an arrangement of beautiful dried stems prepared by us.
Alternatively, if you wanted to go for a fresh feel, the Berries bundle brings the quintessential festive vibes and a pop of vibrancy to any room with its rich red fruits. Last, but certainly not least, is a bunch of eucalyptus. We’ve waxed lyrical about our love for this magical plant before, whether it’s in garlands, bouquets, hung up in your shower (the smell, oh the smell!) or in a vase in the corner; it’s a perfect gift for anyone and everyone.
And, of course, there’s always the option to combine all of them into one stunning arrangement too – who are we to stop you from living your best life? All the textures, all the colours, all the good vibes YES PLEASE AND THANKS.
Candles, Fragrances & Accessories
Perfect winter gifts for: the self-care champion
If present-shopping for someone who reigns supreme at selfcare: this selection is the one. These next gifts will help create a peaceful pocket of space for them, whether it’s an indulgent soak or a relaxing evening on the sofa.
Scents have always been extremely close to our hearts here at Gloam (way back when, at the very start of our styling services, we even offered a scentscaping service, where we could perfectly pair your wedding day with a scent.) Smell is such an underrated sense, so when our first candle was met with a huge reaction, we were so grateful that we’d found our people! Now, a year after its launch, we’ve expanded the range to include a brand new smell for your delectation.
Apricity is a word for the warmth of the winter sun; a very apt name, then, for our brand new scent. Glorious notes of sweet orange, cinnamon and clove blend perfectly to create a warm, spicy, bright and uplifting scent that evokes comforting warmth on a cold day. Winter sunshine, seven layers of knitwear, crunching underfoot and not being able to feel your nose, but not minding, because you know a roaring log fire isn’t far away…
Of course, we’ve also got candles in our signature scent, Into The Gloaming, too: an earthy, woodsy base with Cedarwood, Cypress, Juniper, Lavender and Rose Geranium. Whichever scent you choose, they’re always artisanally made in small batches, poured from organic soy wax. Plus, they’re now available in 3 sizes, including a new size with a double wick, for a longer burn!
We’re so proud of these candles that we didn’t want anything to take the shine away: so, with that in mind, we’ve also so pleased to now offer a luxury Jar of Matches too. This amber jar, complete with gold Gloam logo, will look perfect on every workspace, whether it’s your coffee table, your bedside bureau or your kitchen worktop. Why not buy both for the perfect winter gifts set?
We know we’re like the girls who cried wolf with the phrase ‘one of our favourite things’ when talking about Gloam, but genuinely, one of our favourite things about our job is the chance to collaborate with talented, like-minded creatives doing amazing things. Our reed diffuser, new for 2021, is no different. You can now enjoy our signature ‘Into The Gloaming’ scent in a beautiful ceramic vessel, made by the brilliant Ellen at Kiln Creative in Dunkeld. As each one is handcrafted it is totally unique: the blue-black glaze can range from deep grey to a light Harris sea blue on a sunny day. The five reeds soaked with a natural vegetable glycerin base and essential organic oils allow you to enjoy the glorious blend of cedarwood, cypress, juniper, lavender, and rose geranium for up to 12 weeks. Plus, as a bonus, you can reuse the vessel afterwards, again and again!
Perfect winter gifts for: the interiors-obsessed
Looking to get a gift for someone whose house looks like it’s been lifted straight from your instagram feed? These two artisanally made homewares are the perfect finishing touches for any and every #littlecornerofmyhome. Our handcrafted ceramic vase, made by the wonderful Ellen at Kiln Creative in Dunkeld, is a piece of art itself before you even get to the flowers. (Plus, as each vase is one of a kind and handmade, the gift note writes itself – did we mention that all of our gifts can come with handwritten gift messages?) Or perhaps they’d prefer our open weave raffia basket, woven by talented local artisans in Abuja, Nigeria. Lovingly created from eco-friendly raffia, the possibilities are endless: blankets, their TBR book pile, or maybe they could carry it around as their new market bag!
You can catch all of our winter gifts for 2021, as well as our gift vouchers and workshop news, over on the festive edit tab of our site now – if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch here.
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