This year’s festive season might be a little bit different to usual. But while friends and family may be spending time apart we can still send a card or gift, however small, to let our loved ones know we’re thinking of them. Of Cabbages and Kings presents a selection of our smallest, most easily postable gifts, many of which will fit into a standard envelope. So grab a book of stamps and get posting gifts this year!
Stuart Gardiner has designed a selection of informative and interesting tea towels that explore topics such as Wine Pairings and Breads of the World. Not only are they useful in the kitchen, but they also contain a whole host of trivia and fun facts like the origins of the worlds sparkling wines or how to spell whisky, or should that be whiskey? Whatever their favourite food or tipple there is bound to be a towel to make a perfect match.
Made in the UK from ethically-sourced premium cotton and measuring. 480mm x 760mm.
Featured here are:
- Breads Of The World Tea Towel – £12.00
- A Guide To Pairing White Wine With Food – £12.00
- Chilli Peppers Of The World Tea Towel – £12.00
- The Tea Towel – £12.00
- A Guide To Fizz Tea Towel – £12.00
Trying to encourage a friend or family member to be more sustainable this year? These Pretty Bee Fresh Beeswax Wraps are a great place to start. Small enough to fit into a greetings card, but a really useful addition to the kitchen. Made by hand in London they make a great alternative to plastic wraps and can be used again and again.
Measuring 260mm x 260mm and made from 100% pure cotton, organic jojoba oil, pine resin and beeswax from local bees.
Shop all the Beeswax Wrap designs – £8 each
Staying with a sustainable theme are Ola’s Organic Cotton Wraps. Not only are these wraps a great reusable way of wrapping gifts, they also make nice gifts themselves. Ola were inspired by the ancient Japanese art of Furoshiki, which is used for wrapping and transporting items. With this idea in mind Ola applied their trademark contemporary patterns to this selection of wraps. The receiver can use them to wrap their own gifts and pass them on, or find other uses about the home such as a napkin or to wrap a packed lunch.
Measuring 500mm x 500mm from organic cotton in collaboration with a social enterprise whose aim is to create sustainable livelihoods for rural women.
From left to right:
- Organic Cotton Wrap – Shapes, Turquoise – £11.00
- Organic Cotton Wrap – Lines, Forest Green – £11.00
- Organic Cotton Wrap – Blocks, Salmon – £11.00
- Organic Cotton Wrap – Shapes, Indigo – £11.00
These Design Stencils are great gifts for both adults and children. Covering Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Bauhaus art movements, they allow you to create endless combinations of lines and text in some of the worlds most recognisable art styles. Use them to create your own stationery or greetings cards. What’s even better is they are flat and fit perfectly through the letter box.
Made from brass, the packaging measures 225mm x 160mm.
Do you know an avid reader? Well what every reader needs, be it fiction or non fiction, is a bookmark. This series of Bookmark Clips from Another Studio are a great little gift to slip into a card. With various themes such as London Buildings, Winged Insects, Houseplants and British Writers there is guaranteed to be a clip for even the most discerning of reader.
Made from laser etched steel.
- London Skyline City Clips 1st Edition – £7.95
- London Skyline City Clips 2nd Edition – £7.95
- Winged Insect Bookmark Clips – £7.95
- Houseplants Bookmark Clips – £7.95
- British Writers Bookmark Clips – £7.95
This cheeky collection of brass ornaments are designed to nestle in among your houseplants. A great little gift for a plant lover to jazz up their prized specimen. They could even be used to decorate a Christmas tree – a fun alternative to traditional decorations.
Made from laser etched brass.
- Snake Plant Ornament – £5.75
- Meerkat Plant Ornament – £5.75
- Chameleon Plant Ornament – £5.75
- Tree Frog Plant Ornament – £5.75
Our ever popular City Maps are the perfect gift for lovers of the urban jungle. Flat, light and easy to pop into an envelope. These fold out city maps look at Brutalism, Art Deco, London Underground Architecture, Great Trees and many more. Inspire an adventure or feed a passion for city living.
The map opens to 420mm x 600mm (slightly larger than A2) and folds down to 210mm x 150mm (slightly larger than A5) and is protected by a band.
- Brutalist London Map – £8.00
- Art Deco London Map – £8.00
- Great Trees Of London Map – £8.00
- London Underground Architecture & Design Map – £9.00
Little books that are easy to send and interesting reads are always welcome. The Urban Forager is a fascinating look at what is edible in the city. Measuring 156mm x 109mm it’s the perfect pocket guide to take along on a walk. Organised seasonally with 32 recipes, you will be surprised at the everyday things you can cook and eat.
- The Urban Forager Book – £12.95