Postable Gifts

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

Another one for the nature lovers and a great gift to accompany a gardening book perhaps? These Leaf Bookmarks come in Brass and Steel and are a stylish way to mark a page.

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.

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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.

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OC&K Curates – Love

Love is in the air and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner we are using this edition of ‘OC&K Curates’ to bring you some of our most romantic gift ideas. Don’t forget to be prepared for February 14th, the perfect gift could be right here. Like a print reminding you of happy times, a book to inspire new adventures or a workshop to create new memories.

It was believed that the heart was the the centre of our strongest emotions, including love. The heart became the symbol of love and we see it everywhere the closer we get to Valentines Day. ♥️ That classic heart symbol is a bit overused don’t you think? Get back to the science of it with this Human Heart print by John Devolle. A characterful giclée with the feel of vintage text book illustrations.

Human Heart print by John Devolle – £60

 

Show someone they mean the world to you with one of Roderick Vere’s Planetary Collection rings. This collection takes its inspiration from our solar system. Like this Earth Ring which is crafted by hand in solid sterling silver and finished with a satin sheen. A beautiful and stunning, fully-hallmarked piece of jewellery.

Earth Ring by Roderick Vere – £95

Did you know that Roderick Vere also hosts silver ring making workshops here at Of Cabbages and Kings? A perfect romantic gift, and one that doesn’t only result in you ending the day with your own silver ring, but also the memory of the creating it.

Workshops at Of Cabbages and Kings 

 

Where did you go on your first date? If it was in East London there is a chance that Marc Gooderham may have painted or drawn it. With great attention to detail Marc has a talent for capturing the life of a place and his prints are an evocative reminder of London’s gems. We have a variety of his prints of some of East London’s most iconic establishments, like this one of Wiltons Music Hall. A place that also won Best Historic Wedding Venue 2019 at the UK Wedding Awards. Check out his others here.

The Music Maker by Marc Gooderham – £165

 

Nothing beats a cosy evening in with a loved one. Set the mood with a scented candle. The Oakwood + Tobacco Soy Wax Candle from Hobo + Co is warming blend of smoky oakwood and musky tobacco, a great scent for creating a relaxed atmosphere. Plus soy wax is a much healthier alternative to paraffin wax, it burns cleaner and holds the fragrance better.

Oakwood + Tobacco soy wax candle from Hobo + Co – £22

 

Maybe you’re looking for a gift that might spark a next adventure. Like some of the couples in this book: London Underground 1970-1980 by Mike Goldwater. Mike takes an intimate view of London’s iconic travel network. Documenting the loves, friendships and the day to day lives of the people that use it.

London Underground 1970-1980 by Mike Goldwater from Hoxton Mini Press – £16.95

 

Does a joint hobby connect you with your loved one? Coupling (A Good Book) – Edition A is from Tom Berry’s Daily Rites series. What’s more romantic than reading to each other? This bold yellow and blue pair sit embraced and entranced by their novels, a great reminder of a passion you share with someone close.

Coupling (A Good Book) – Edition A by Tom Berry – £75

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The Christmas Market 2013

Here are a few photographs from the big event. There were a lot of activities going on across London that weekend, particularly on the Saturday, and Sunday’s dreary wet weather left a lot to be desired. Regardless of this however, keen shoppers turned out in their hundreds to support our designers and makers and to gather their Christmas gifts. The hall looked proper festive (I think the paper chains just about held out to the last!) and thanks to the welcoming smiles and cheery chatter from the stall holders, a warm and buzzing, Christmassy atmosphere rang throughout.

Every so often on the Saturday, the chatter would stop, while London Acapella Choir Time At The Bar sang us a few festive numbers from their Christmas repertoire.

There was a sausage roll shortage on the Saturday, but a fried egg sandwich breakfast for the stallholders on the Sunday was an out-and-out winner. Well done Team!

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Tematrilla

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Bobbin & Bow

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Hanna Melin

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Jane De Bono

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De Ja Ooh

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Parasite Ceramics

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