Whatever happened to the old-fashioned sweet shop? The sort that boasted shelves stacked with huge jars full of humbugs, caramels, fruit bonbons and sherbet lemons. They were shops that had a wonderful, unique smell - although just one sniff was probably laden with calories - and a magnetic appeal for children of all ages. Our barley-sugar bouquet captures some of that almost forgotten sweet, spicy excitement. A kaleidoscope of orange, white and blue, it's an irresistible temptation. So why try to resist?
Price: £39.00 from The Original Gift Company
The stunning colour of the ranunculus posy is so intense it makes our ember globe seem almost warm to the touch.A perfect hand-warmer? Not quite... but it's petite, perfect in every detail and ideal for adding a blaze of brilliance to dark bookshelves,...
Christmas is a lovely time of year - and also a busy one. There are menus to plan, cards to be written, last minute shopping to do, mince pies to bake...the list goes on and on. Never mind, it'll all be worth it and anyway there's the Christmas tree to...
Prince Albert started it all: the British tradition of decorating fir trees at Christmas time. In 1840 he married Victoria – well, strictly speaking she married him. Victoria was the queen, Albert a minor German prince and protocol had to be observed....