This post is dedicated to all things olfactory at Of Cabbages and Kings. While we stock a range of aromatic home fragrances to keep your house smelling beautiful, also included in this post are some not so smelly, but equally as nosey gift ideas. Follow your nose though this curated selection of gift ideas.
Hobo + Co candles are hand poured in small batches in Lincolnshire, England. They are made from soy wax which is a healthier alternative to traditional to paraffin wax candles. Cleaner burning with no toxins or carcinogens, soy gives off less soot and burns at a cooler temperature, so the candles last longer. Each candle has approximately 35 hours burn-time and available in four different fragrances.
- Oakwood + Tobacco Scented Soy Wax Candle by Hobo + Co – £22.00
- Citrus + Basil Scented Soy Wax Candle by Hobo + Co – £22.00
- Fig + Cassis Scented Soy Wax Candle by Hobo + Co – £22.00
- Raspberry + Peppercorn Scented Soy Wax Candle by Hobo + Co – £22.00
Karina Bank’s Anatomy Collection, designed for empowered women, is inspired by the unique and beautiful irregularities of the female form. Each piece is handcrafted sustainably in Karina’s Tottenham based studio from sterling silver.
These abstracted nose-shaped earrings are made from 2mm sterling silver round wire, offering an alternative to traditional hoop earrings. A humorous design that is minimal and stylish. Their irregular handmade design means each one is very slightly different.
- Bless You Earrings by Karina Banks – £75.00
Hobo + Co’s collection of room mists are a great way for helping cleanse and refresh your home. Naturally scented with a blend of pure essential oils they are vegan and paraben free. Available in three different fragrances and blended from pure essential oils in a 100ml recyclable amber glass bottle.
- Rest – Room Mist by Hobo + Co – £16.00
- Bloom – Room Mist by Hobo + Co – £16.00
- Roam – Room Mist by Hobo + Co – £16.00
These comedy glasses attached to a classic fake nose. It may not be very good for smelling, but this image will certainly put a smile on your face. Look further and you will see Lauren Mortimer has hidden three cats in the bushy eyebrows and moustache of this peculiar disguise.
Taken from one of Lauren’s original graphite drawings and printed on Hahnemuehle German Etching (matt textured) 310gsm paper.
Read our Interview Lauren Mortimer.
- Cats In Disguise by Lauren Mortimer – £95.00
These reed diffusers fill your room with long-lasting fragrance without the need to burn or light a candle, so they are perfect anywhere in the home.
- Citrus + Basil Reed Diffuser by Hobo + Co – £27.00
- Fig + Cassis Reed Diffuser by Hobo + Co – £27.00
- Orange Spice Reed Diffuser by Hobo + Co – £27.00
- Oakwood + Tobacco Reed Diffuser by Hobo + Co – £27.00
In her series of screen prints Phytology, Tal Brosh illustrates the history of the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. These prints explore the reserve’s life from a medieval meadow and market garden, through to a Victorian church, a war-time bomb site and now an apothecary garden. Phytology 2000 looks at the nature reserve’s now apothecary incarnation – where aromatic and medicinal plants grow. Bring a breath of fresh healing air into your home.
- Phytology 2000 by Tal Brosh – £100.00
If you’re feeling adventurous why not conjure up your own scented candles? These little DIY, Make Your Own Candle Kits are an enjoyable way to spend a relaxing few hours. Each kit makes two small votive candles that will burn for roughly 15hrs each.
Contains soy wax flakes, fragrance oil, glass jars and wicks. The simple instruction leaflet explains exactly how to make your candles with ease. A thoughtful gift for any creative candle-loving person.