The winter season seems to sneak up, and then, in a jingle-ringing glitter-explosion, Christmas is all around us. At The Lightbox, we’re all about the incredible art that comes from human imagination and the inspiring creations they make, which is why the many local, artisanal and unique gifts in our shop make for a different kind of giving this Christmas.
Here’s 10 things on our list for Santa...
1. Diane Griffin's Bud Vase Scrolls
These bud vase scrolls strike elegance and charm. The scrolls were inspired by a visit to the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, where thousands of wishes and prayers written on paper crammed between the stones. An original piece that incorporates handwritten script found from Griffin’s old family letters, with a pop of colour inside the stem to complement a flower of your choice.
Price range £15 - £32
2. ARTHOUSE Meath - illustrative mug designs
In the spirit of giving, help support the Meath Epilepsy Trust with these colourful, illustrative mugs that show the skills and talents of people living with complex epilepsy, learning and physical difficulties. The money raised is put back into project’s run by the Trust.
3. Art by Natasha Jade
London based artist Natasha Jade creates expressive watercolours, inspired by philosophy and mysticism, and her traveling spirit, with the beautiful results providing us with a little piece of art with our morning cuppa.
The Lightbox is revamping the adolescent poster space with these retro-vibe A2 prints. A cool way to regard human anatomy, all things colour, or the classis Beano. Check them out, from only £1.60!
5. Stephanie Wilkinson
Stephanie’s native Brazil influences much of the artist’s artwork, along with her explorations of Indonesia and love of Japanese woodblock printing. This captivating, semi-abstract print has been designed exclusively for The Lightbox, so you can bring the beautiful artisan designs into your home.
6. Whisky Stones
For anyone who likes their whisky neat, forgo the inevitable diluting from melting ice cubes with these ingenious Whisky Stones! 9 stones, no taste, no dilution, no fuss, simply rinse and reuse, for a perfect, unadulterated On The Rocks.
7. dassie Artisan
Dassie Artisan, the Terrazzo collection – handmade in Africa, Fairtrade, with age old techniques, for a bespoke and lovely gift.
Price range £14 - £40
8. Secret Agent
Something for the all the spy-kids whose ambitions are to become the ultimate Secret Agent - train up with these gizmos.
9. Sophie Pollard
Artist Sophie Pollard’s collection reflects the current ‘Turner in Surrey’ exhibition. Her use of light and quick strokes capture a Turner-esque atmosphere, delightfully transpired onto homely gifts.
Price range £3 - £35
10. STORY HORSE Knitwear
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a good knit and a bobble! Check out the gorgeous seasonal colours in this collection.
And don't forget, all proceeds from your purchases in our shop help to support The Lightbox as a charity, as well as supporting our suppliers, many of whom are small, independent businesses. This is guilt-free Christmas shopping at its best.
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