Pretty Dandy

Gift ideas

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We are delighted to announce that between now and Christmas all orders to UK addresses will be shipped free of charge! Our Christmas elves are beavering away to bring you a fabulous selection of gift ideas, all delivered at £0. Here's a round up of a few fab gifts for your loved ones: Tea towels: These are incredibly popular as gifts and we've got a few left, but if you see one you like you should snap it up as they are selling like hot cakes! A Scandi design tea towel with a fab apple print Organic cotton tea towel, for the cyclist in your...
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Date: 04 Dec 2015 14:30
Author: Becky
Tags: gift ideas

Valentine's Day Printable - Free!

If you've left it a bit late to think about Valentine's Day, never fear, we're here to help! We've got 5 great suggestions for gifts you can make yourself to give to your loved one. If you're not crafty, never fear. We have a brand new photgraphic art collage which you can print for free. It is a contemporary art print created exclusively for Pretty Dandy, with a dreamy summertime feel and a message just for your favourite person. You can print and frame it as a thoughtful gift for your beloved, or print it smaller and use it for a card,...
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Date: 13 Feb 2015 12:04
Author: Becky
Tags: gift ideas

Christmas Gift Ideas 2014

It's the time of year where Christmas suddenly seems to be approaching very fast - the streets are lit with twinkly bulbs, the advent calendars are purchased and Christmas recipes are popping up on foodblogs all over the internet. It's also the time of year where you realise how tricky it is to come up with new gift ideas for your friends and loved ones. I love to find a really wonderful, thoughful gift, but it's not always easy to think of something just right or to find the time to go looking. So, with that in mind I've been through...
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Date: 24 Nov 2014 11:09
Author: Becky
Tags: gift ideas

Gorgeous new homeware finds

We love finding those special items that our customers love. Homewares handmade by artists and artisans which give your home that unique flavour and character. With that in mind we are delighted to share our latest finds with you! First up, beautiful lamp shades handmade right here in the UK. We are extending our range of Orwell and Goode lighting as these lampshades are wonderful quality and very popular with our customers. These lamp shades are made from top quality linen by this talented Scottish design duo. The fabric is designed by Mrs O in her studio in the far north of...
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Date: 03 Jun 2013 16:19
Author: Becky
Tags: gift ideas handmade home accessories

Mother's Day 2013

I don't know about you, but I love Mother's Day. I'm not a mum myself, so I get to spend the day spoiling my Mum with gifts and spending time together. It's such a treat to get a whole day to spend with my Mum and my sisters just doing lovely things. Roll on next week! I thought it might be useful to round up some of our most popular gift choices for Mother's Day. We've got some simply gorgeous things to choose from to find just the right gift for your special mum. Chrome Magazine Rack - £34.95. Cool, contemporary and...
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Date: 04 Mar 2013 13:32
Author: Becky
Tags: gift ideas

Valentine's Day 2013

I think it can be really difficult to strike the right balance on Valentine's Day. It's tricky if you are in a brand new relationship and aren't sure whether you're "doing" Valentine's, how much you should spend, or what their taste is. But don't think you get off lightly if you've been together for ages either! Then you have to avoid the pitfalls of being too predictable or too mushy, too silly or too grown-up. You've got to try and sum up your relationship and the history of you two in one card and gift! With that in mind, we've stocked...
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Date: 03 Feb 2013 23:05
Author: Becky
Tags: gift ideas handmade

Stocking Fillers - gifts under £10

We've got some great gift selections on the site, including some pretty neat stocking fillers - ideal for that little gift for a Secret Santa, or as a little extra for a special friend or relative. Here's our round-up of the best Pretty Dandy stocking fillers! Tea Towels All our tea towels are under £10, well-designed and a little bit decorative. This is a great way to buy a practical present that still has some personality and won't hurt your pocket! Here you can see our vintage design tea towels, which were first produced in Sweden in the 50's and have never gone out...
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Date: 05 Dec 2012 11:44
Author: Becky
Tags: gift ideas handmade home accessories

Ask Her Friends Competition

A little while ago I came across a site called Ask Her Friends which does a clever thing. It provides really good gift suggestions for the difficult-to-buy-for ladies in your life, then lets you send the suggestions to their friends for feedback. I think it is largely aimed at helping less able male shoppers to get the gift right at Christmas and birthdays, but it's generally just a good idea for anyone who has a tricky relative/ friend/ colleague to buy for. There are some great independent stores featured, and it asks questions to help pick gifts based on the lady...
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Date: 27 Nov 2012 20:14
Author: Becky
Tags: Competition gift ideas

20 Crafty Makes

20 Crafty Makes is a brand new project book created by artists and crafters in Nottingham, with contributions from all around the UK. It's a wonderful book brimming with fun, crafty ideas and tutorials and that's not even the best part! The best bit is that it is being sold in aid of The Stroke Association. So not only can you treat yourself, you'll be doing some good too. You can buy a copy for only £5 from their Folksy shop - and remember, all proceeds go to The Stroke Association, so really, you kind of have to buy one  ;) I...
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Date: 21 Nov 2012 23:46
Author: Becky
Tags: Events gift ideas handmade

It's nearly time for the Flea!!

Oh my lord, where has the time gone? It doesn't seem two minutes since I decided we should do another Pretty Dandy Flea, and now it's almost upon us! I'm very excited for the next Flea (24th November!), not only have we got some of our wonderful stallholders from the first event coming back, but we've got more stalls and lots of new traders too! There is a fantastic range of different items being brought to our beautiful venue - everything from 1930's vintage to illustration and hand printed artworks to vintage clocks salvaged from boats! We will be featuring some of...
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Date: 16 Nov 2012 12:35
Author: Becky
Tags: Events gift ideas handmade home accessories