When was the last time you called or visited your mum? If you’re now feeling a bit guilty, check out our top 10 Mother’s Day gift ideas and spoil your mum this Mother’s Day, Sunday 13 May.
Alife Design believes that “design is very similar to dating”. Their theory stems from “carefully watching people’s lives” and endeavouring “to make our lives more enriched and enjoyable by contemplating hidden needs from various movements and implementing something sophisticated to satisfy the needs”.
There seems to be a lot of confusion surrounding the right gift to buy for wedding anniversaries. Part of this confusion may be related to conflicting gift ideas from the UK and the US. We’ve tried to make things easy for you with our definitive list of anniversary gifts, along with some great gift suggestions:
1st anniversary: Paper (US) or Cotton (UK)
2nd anniversary – Cotton (US) or Paper (UK)
These gorgeous little paper gift tags $1.50ea are a fun and (environmentally friendly) way to label your gifts. Made from recycled paper, they are embedded with Oregano or Thyme seeds. They’re the gift that keeps giving!
3rd anniversary – Leather (US and UK)
Select a gift crafted in leather from our extensive range of leather products, including wallets, bags, laptop cases, iPad cases and pencil cases from brands including Helen Kaminski, Alan Myerson, Labrador and Boheme.
4th anniversary – Linen and silk (US) or fruit and flowers (UK)
5th anniversary – Wood (US and UK)
e+m have a great range of contemporary pens, pencils and letter openers that have been carefully crafted in a variety of woods such as olive and black oak. Prices start from $59.95.
Alternatively, enjoy some log-tossing fun with cool Finnish game, Klop for $64.95.
Gardeners will love the little wooden seed tool $19.95 that is designed to sow seeds quickly and evenly.
6th anniversary – Iron (US) or sugar (UK)
7th anniversary – Copper (US) or wool (US and UK)
8th anniversary – Bronze (US) or salt (UK)
9th anniversary – Pottery (US) or copper (UK)
10th anniversary – Tin or aluminium (US and UK)
11th anniversary – Steel (US and UK)
12th anniversary – Silk (US) or fine linen (UK)
13th anniversary – Lace (US and UK)
14th anniversary – Ivory
15th anniversary – Crystal (US and UK)
20th anniversary – China (US and UK)
25th anniversary – Silver (US and UK)
30th anniversary – Pearl (US and UK)
35th anniversary – Jade (US) or coral (US and UK)
40th anniversary – Ruby (US and UK)
45th anniversary – Sapphire (US and UK)
50th anniversary – Golden (US and UK)
Fred Have an Ice Day Ice Tray $9.95
55th anniversary – Emerald (US and UK)
LED Watch in emerald green $99
60th anniversary – Diamond (US and UK)
70th anniversary – Platinum (US and UK)
75th anniversary – Diamond and gold (US and UK)
80th anniversary – Oak
We’re constantly on the lookout for new, unique products from emerging designers and artisans. High-quality handmade products (particularly from reclaimed or recycled products) are at the top of our list, especially if they have a unique point of difference or an interesting story behind them.
Check out Oopsmark’s cool video to see this fascinating product in action…