Sarah – eco-retro
Kerryn – party chic
Claire – book worm
Mr ChicFantastique – ‘Mr Big’
Now, imagine telling the team behind the recently launched Books and Ribbons these words and letting them put together a fabulous gift box suiting your friend’s or lover’s personality or hobby?
This fabulous new concept in bespoke gift boxes really does work. So ChicFantastique put them to the test – I kept things general by saying that I wanted a gift box inspired by ‘1950’s glam and vintage’.
My personalised gift box arrived by special delivery within two days of ordering. It is a sleek, plain black sturdy box filled with really gorgeous, well thought out goodies. As far as I’m concerned Books and Ribbons are the gurus of gifting. Beautiful ribbon, thoughtful and unique gifts and definitely a true love of books.
So we have the classic book Madam de Pompadour byNancy Mitford; a vintage inspired headscarf (essential for being seen in my classic 1950’s Mercedes with the roof down); soap on a rope – first in circulation in the fifties; and a scented candle for me to sit back and relax in the bath with my new book. The Books and Ribbons logo is printed on a very handy bookmark, and the final touch is a menu card telling you what you’ve recieved in your gift box. Very clever!
Nothing seems to be a challenge for the team. It’s the start of December and in my mind, the time to start Christmas shopping, and my first stop will be a visit to Books and Ribbons.
So what is their tip for wrapping those Christmas gifts?
‘Choose a theme, be it a colour or a pattern, and stick to it. Match wrap with ribbon, make your own personalised gift tags, and set aside time to make the gift look as gorgeous as possible’.