Welcome to our No Ordinary blog!

We are pleased to announce that we are scattering our creative fairy dust and love for all things design and lifestyle, and branching out into our very own blog for our lovely customers, visitors to our website and now you, our brand new readers!

 

So what can you expect from our forthcoming posts we hear you ask?

Well, here at No Ordinary Gift Company we are all about providing you with something that extra bit special; something that boasts versatility, originality and a splash of loveliness, and as the name suggests, something far from ordinary.

And no, we aren't only referring to our unique range of gifts...

Each and every week we intend to update you with the latest products that are lovingly designed and created in our Oxfordshire based studio and inform you on topics, concepts and products we think you might like to hear more about. Of course,  from time-to-time we will remind you of some of our existing and older products and gifts, but only because we wouldn't want you to miss out!  Each week we will share with you our passion for everything from unique wedding ideas to children's mini art projects, and provide you with tutorials, downloadable crafts, and tips and advice on some of our favourite finds and current themes within the company.

 So, what's first on the agenda?

October.

 

As the summer months fade to a close and the early nights begin to draw in, this time of year can be a somewhat deflating time for many of us. We can all agree that English summer days have been very few and far between, which gives us even more of a reason to make the most of the winter sunshine. In many ways the next few months before the daffodils poke their heads back through the soil are a real treat; a true representation of British living and our reasons for celebrating this time of year. Sure, it can get cold, rainy and ours spirits can be a little on the dampened side, but give a minute to envisage this...

You arrive at an autumnally decorated wedding: beautiful bouquets of sunflowers, the warm inviting tones of oranges and reds,  pumpkin centre pieces and candle lit interiors...

How about a heart warming slice of locally sourced apple pie in front of an open fire? Does an evening of fireworks with the family, clutching a hot chocolate take your fancy? A day of at-home crafts with the kids for a frightfully entertaining Halloween party?

Have we got you on side yet?

October is a great time of year to begin preparing for the forthcoming months, and never too early to begin thinking about Christmas. Yes, that's right, we said the 'C' word. But if we were all honest with ourselves on the matter, we would have to agree that Christmas Day creeps up on us every year and we approach it with last minute, late night shopping, panic-fuelled food shops and an all round, generally flustered persona. But, hold that thought and repeat after me: this year will be different. No Ordinary Gift Company will be on hand with all things festive to give you a little guidance through the winter period, including seasonal ideas and downloadable crafts. Our designer and artworker, Becky is already working on exciting and delightful touches to ensure you have hassle-free festivities. From now up until the new year, we will be sharing new products with you and you won't be left anything short of inspired, so there truly is lots to look forward to. In the mean time, why not enjoy the leaf-scattered outdoors, or a cosy duvet day with the family and prepare yourself for an exciting few months ahead.

Happy October!