Oh, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The John Lewis advert has been released, people are putting up their trees in record time and the time has come to ponder what to buy all those terribly tricky people in your life. From the the frustrating husband who never knows what he wants to the hostess that - quite literally - demands the mostess, your festive matchmaker has done the hard work for you.
NB. All of our pieces are 100% handmade by talented artisans across Colombia, so you can be sure that whatever you choose, you will always be making someone smile.
If this year has taught us anything it’s that you don’t have to be serial entertainer to appreciate the delights of tablescaping. The intricate design of the Sandra Woven Placemats will bring a touch of timeless sophistication to any tabletop, even if mum has burnt the roasties. Natural is always a safe bet if you're not quite sure, and if you really want to treat her this year, pair with the matching Sandra Woven Napkin Rings or Coasters.
You love him dearly but you just can’t bear the thought of buying him another cashmere jumper. Instead opt for something that he never knew he needed - an accompaniment to his favourite chair, of course. Our 100% Woollen Blanket from the mountains of Colombia is a warm and cosy match made in heaven. Just try and move him now.
It’s his fault really for not doing a Christmas list. It just so happens that you have been eyeing up the stylish Cuatro Tetas for last few months, but it's ever so practical. It would look great by the fireplace, or as a heavenly new laundry basket and it would be a godsend for hiding the kids toys. Yes, definitely an essential item for him. Not you at all.
For someone who has a list as long as lockdown, she’s surprisingly difficult to buy for. But who doesn’t like a soft and squishy Pom Pom Bag? Sustainable, practical and suitably cheering; just the spirit this Christmas.
What granny cherishes the most is your company. So, give her something that allows you to share its rich story. The Danielle Grasshoppers are handwoven from palm leaves by our artisans in the capital city of Bogota, before being dipped in silver and gold. Not only will it only put a smile on her face, but it will provide just as much talking point for her in the weeks and months to come.
The most challenging gift of all. Approach with caution and play it safe - very, very safe. Give her something that is both practical and pretty and everytime that kettle sings, the Sandra Woven Tray will bring in your praise, along with that milky tea.
The Best Friend
You said you weren’t doing gifts this year. But you know she’ll announce at the very last minute that she ‘just couldn’t resist’. Don’t be caught off guard - our Silk Cocoon Earrings are the perfect festive flutter and yours to keep if she does indeed manage to keep her word.
She is royalty. At least in her eyes, so treat her as such. An utterly unique handwoven crown will steal the show and remind her not only of the importance of ethical fashion, but that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Put that nice bottle of Chablis down. A totally exclusive, quirky-but-cool Narino Woven Placemat set is the only way to impress in 2020. If you can bear to give our finest Narino set away, your host will be the ones writing you a thank you letter.
From tentative smiles during Clap for Carers to dedicated doorstep brownies, your relationship really has come on leaps and bounds. Show them how much their kindness means to you with the ever cheering Wayuu Pom Pom Tassel – a small gift that means big things.