The other day, a lovely little interiors shop called Home… in Dartmouth, Devon, followed me on Twitter, so I checked it out. It’s only been open for a couple of years, and it’s owner, Helen Lloyd, obviously has great taste. She also, thankfully for those of us who don’t live in Devon, sells much of her stock online at www.homeindartmouth.com
My top pick? The pretty Scandi paper lanterns, below, (which you can wrap around ordinary jam jars and pop tealights inside), £9.50 for seven. I saw these at Pulse, the gift shop trade show I went to the other week, and they’re uber classy.
I also like the ingenious ceramic sandcastle shaped bowl, £19; the handmade and handpainted beach hut fairy lights, £37.50; the vintage button-topped memo board pins, £12.99 for a box of 12; the cute Little Luxuries tin, £15.50 which contains three smaller tins of lip, hand and foot salve made with wax from Dorset bees; and for kids (both big and small), the Butterfly & Ribbons kit, £8.
Any and all of them would make great gifts – add your to your Christmas wish list now!