December 7, 2015

Christmas all wrapped up :: Inka London Gifting

inkalondon-9Sometimes, when you’re choosing Christmas presents, it’s not so much knowing what to buy, as knowing where to shop. At this time of year, I try to search out stores that have soul: a good eye, a strong aesthetic, a selection of beautifully presented products, full of thought and heart. When when I came across Inka London Gifting over on Instagram, I was smitten.

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Inka London offers a beautifully curated selection of unique products from independent artists and makers based in Britain and around the world. Each piece is individual, hand crafted, and produced on a scale that is fair and sustainable for the makers and for the environment. These are gifts that can be given with not just a warm heart, but a clear conscience. The creative collective behind Inka say that they are drawn to “purity of shape, clean lines and often anachronistic aesthetics.” The Inka shop stocks homeware and lifestyle products, including ceramics, and exquisite jewellery by Molly Debiak. Their Gifting Shop stocks a brilliant range of gift boxes, each containing a collection of hand-crafted products.

inkalondon-3When it comes to my own Christmas list, one of the trickiest people to buy for is my husband, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to select one of these gorgeous gift boxes for my love. It was hard to choose, as they are all so tempting, but in the end, I went for the Artisan Box. Inka describe it as “echoing a sense of slow living”, adding that “this treasure trove truly enhances the everyday, and is inspired by the expertly hand crafted and the richness of the majestic great outdoors.”inkalondon-5Arriving beautifully wrapped, with even a spring of fragrant bamboo, the Artisan Box is packed with treasures and treats:

  • A Cedar Embers Candle from Nota Bene Wares, inspired by the embers of a woodland fire,
  • An Oak Tanned Card Holder, finished by Rural Kind in the Carmarthen countryside.
  • An iconic Enamel Mug from Falcon Enamelware
  • A  Wooden Spinning Top  sourced from naturally felled wood, and hand crafted in the Pembrokeshire countryside.
  • A bar of Geysers Valley Clay Soap from Ambre Botanicals, containing activated charcoal and Bentonite clay.
  • A Woven blue and white Cotton Hand Towel from Falcon Enamelware
  • Some Stoneground, Unrefined Chocolate from Taza Mexico

So many simple but lovely things for my love to use, to enjoy and even to cherish. I don’t for one moment imagine that, with three boys in the house, the spinning top will remain long in his possession, but I’m sure that’s a sacrifice that he’ll be happy to make! I shall look forward to handing this box of delights to him on Christmas morning (and I’m thanking my lucky stars that he doesn’t read the blog…)inkalondon-10Personally, I love the look of the ultimate unwind box, but whichever box you choose, if you hurry over, Inka London currently have 15% off all orders over £50. Just right if you’re looking for that special something for a special someone…inkalondon-11

{This post was sponsored by Inka London Gifting, and I was gifted the Artisan Box, but all thoughts are my own. Thank you for supporting the posts that make Circle of Pine Trees possible.}

4 thoughts on “Christmas all wrapped up :: Inka London Gifting

  1. Ella Pinto

    I’m really wondering why I’ve bought all of my presents already. I’ll have to stalk them on instagram though, their products look beautiful and it’s making me well frustrated. I don’t think my wallet is going to like the result.

    Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  2. Kerry

    I just ordered the coffee box for my daughter in Paris! Thanks for the link…it’s hard to find something beautiful and practical that I can order to be shipped to France.

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