In the United Kingdom you get the chance to buy a birthday gift from many companies and sites, almost all of them having a good reputation. A site that we definitely recommend is notonthehighstreet.com. Don't look at the name of this site and at its extension (.com), because this is a site that operates in the United Kingdom. The meaning of this title is that here you can find products that are not found on the high street; which means these are handmade products from artisans, that are normally sold in tiny stores around the corner all over the UK. Notonthehighstreet.com is a place where artisans from all over the world meet their customers.
Here you can find not only birthday gifts, but also products for anniversaries, graduation, wedding, Valentine's Day, Thank You gifts, new baby, Christening and other occasions. In the Birthdays category, for example, we don't have the products arranged according to other categories in which they may be included, but according to the most important events: the 18th birthday, 21st birthday, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th and 70th. On other sites, that sell gifts, you normally see these products arranged something like this: home products, jewelry, watches, purses, fashion, experiences, books, electronics, magazines, kitchenware, furniture and so on. Others, on the other hand, allow you to select the potential gifts according to the personality of your recipient. Thus you can choose from athlete, geek, ecologist, religious, chocolate lover, music lover and others.
Because we speak about notonthehighstreet.com and not about other site, we have selected to present several products included in the 18th birthday gifts category on this site.
And the first one is a personalized vintage rose necklace, sold by Hurley Burley, an artisan located in London. This jewelry is a gorgeous sterling silver, rose quartz and freshwater pearl necklace, that makes a treasured gift for any special occasion. This product is 45 GBP.
Another gift recommended to a lady celebrating her birthday in the United Kingdom is this Lace Detail Sun Dress (55 GBP), made entirely from light organdie cotton and available in white. This dress is made by BlinkBeach from Somerset.
We come back to jewelry and present this personalized friendship bracelet by Lily Belle (49 GBP). This product will be delivered to you from Surrey. Its manufacturer is proud that this friendship bracelet is just like the one you have seen in Vogue Magazine. It is a timeless piece of jewelry, easy to wear and which can be personalized with the initial of your recipient or with any other symbol. It is a sterling silver bracelet, made using silky cord.
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A 21-year-old is attracted to fashion and always wants to look good, whether we are talking about a girl or a boy. A woman, for example can receive the products we will present in this article. All of them are included in the Bags, Purses and Wallets category and can be bought from notonthehighstreet.com.
1. A 21-year-old girl most likely doesn't have a job or if she does, in most of the cases it is a part time job, thus she has plenty of time spending with her friends shopping or going to the beach. This is why we present first this personalized beach bag (10.20 GBP), designed by 3 Blonde Bears. This product shows a fine image of 2 beach huts, hand illustrated and screen printed in the United Kingdom. You have 3 nautical themes from which to choose: egg shell green, pillarbox red or beach hut blue.
2. The second bag is rather expensive and we recommend this product to be bought by the girl's parents or by her boyfriend. This is a professional bag, that reminds the girl she will go to work soon. This product is a leather tote bag (250 GBP), manufactured by Bodie and Fou. It is made from eco-tanned Italian leather, which has a 15 cm arm strap. This product was featured in Los Angeles Times, so is definitely a product a 21-year-old girl would love to have.
3. This is a cheap, but unique coin purse with mirror. It is dedicated exclusively to your coins, not bills, and is manufactured by Nickynackynoo (13.50 GBP). It comes with a beautiful zipper and is made from a floral Liberty fabric. The purse measures 11.5 x 9.5 cm, a great size for any currency and also for the hands of a 21-year-old girl.
4. Again a purse that resembles a coin purse. Although this is not dedicated exclusively to storing coins (in this you can store bills as well if you have), it can be used for this operation too. This product has 12 x 8 cm and is destined to the necessities of a young girl, such as lipstick, eyeshadow, brushes, mobile phone, pen, credit card, keys and other little things that can be inserted into a small purse.
5. This is another product which will be used by the girl probably when she will go to work, only that it is more vividly colored than the product presented at number 2. And cheaper. This is the Bohemia leather satchel (75 GBP) by Bohemia. These essentials are available in 2 sizes: small and large and they are 100% made from leather with an adjustable strap.
What is more important for a woman than being a mother? In this article, we will present several maternity wear products dedicated to all the women that want to be chic.
1. This is a really lovely piece of clothing, named the woolen maternity gillet, created by Bumpalicious Maternity (58 GBP). This cozy maternity wear delivers elegance and style at their best. It is a rather unusual gillet, but hey it is designed to keep you and your bump warm in style. This product is made from a soft woolen mix fabric that contains alpaca. The precise composition of the fabric is: 5% alpaca, 20% wool and 75% acrylic.
2. “I Love My Bump” maternity T-shirt (19.99 GBP) is a product we recommend to pregnant women, that already have 4-5 months of pregnancy. This product is created by Nappy Head, is eco-friendly, can be ordered by any pregnant woman in the world (you have to check the sizing information before that), is made entirely from soft cotton and is machine washable at 40°C.
3. The women that want to emphasize they will have only one child, not twins or more, can wear this next T-shirt: “Only One Bean Brewing”. It is designed by Mepod Maternity, is available in these sizes: extra small, small, medium and large and comes in a standard packing. Or, if you want to offer it to a special person, you can get the possibility of choosing the method of wrapping this gift.
4. This is an outfit that should be worn especially by the ladies that have a few more days to go. I'm talking about the pregnancy and birthing wrap by Malinky (35 GBP), that represents the original Womama Birthday Wrap, designed to be the perfect product you want during labor and birth. This product is available only in black and in these sizes: 14-18. Please note that these sizes are for the British people. If you live outside the United Kingdom, you need to verify the availability according to your country’s measurement standards.
5. You may think that a pregnant woman does not really wear pants. Well, Babes with Babies created the Perfect Palazzo Pants for the women that still want to wear pants, even though they are pregnant. Obviously, this product is suitable for a pregnant woman at the beginning of the road. A woman that already has 7-8 months of pregnancy should avoid wearing pants. This pair is 85 GBP, is fabulous for maternity and beyond, is made of a luxurious silk soft jersey and is available in jet black and midnight navy. These pants are produced in these sizes: extra small, small, medium and large.
When you are 30, most of your principles are changed, meaning that you stop using products created especially for very young people. Well, this is not exactly OK to happen, if you like floral designs on your purses, for example. You can still use the things that you have used when you were 24, let's say, but you also start to use items created for 30-year-olds, such as moisturizing creams (especially the ladies), you start to apply different makeups, try to dress up a little more classical and so on.
Without breaking the boundary between a very young and a young adult, I will present today items that can be used by a 30-year-old woman, products that can be used as well by a 20-year-old girl. Once again I tell you, the older woman will not seem weird when using these products, because they are dedicated to women from 20 to 40 or 50, if your heart is still young.
1. This product is great even for your grandmother and here I talk about the black purse, because I don't see a senior woman wearing red or purple. The product presented at number one is the Bohemia leather satchel, designed by Bohemia. It is sold for 75 GBP. The delivery in mainland UK is 4.95 GBP. International delivery is available as well for this product from notonthehighstreet.com. This purse is made 100% from leather, has an adjustable strap and is available in 2 sizes: small and large. It doesn't matter if you are 30, you can use a small purse as well. This type of purses is recommended to very young people, but taking into consideration the design of this bag, you can wear it as well, even if you are 30 or 35. The small purse has 11 x 7.5 x 3″ and the large one has 14 x 9.5 x 4″. This second satchel has an ID pocket on the front flap, so this is definitely my recommendation.
2. This is a personalized product designed by More Than Words. It is known under the name of Personalized Destinations Shopper Bag and it costs 30 GBP. In mainland UK, the delivery of this product is free. However, you will have to wait more than 5 days, the estimated time for delivering the previous product. Because this is a personalized item, you will wait around 28 days before receiving it. This is definitely a product with which I can't imagine my grandmother. Nevertheless, I can see a 30-year-old woman using this shopper bag in a supermarket. This super practical 12 oz canvas shopping bag has 38 x 43 x 10 cm.
A 55-year-old is impressed by gifts that have a meaning, this is why we will speak today only about products that are included in this “category”. They are in general cheap and most of them can be reproduced by you as well, in your own house, without having to need certain skills. However, you need to have specific tools to handle the wood or fabrics that you will use. We will present only the products, not the methods of creating them as well. These ones can be found if you search on the Internet for similar products.
1. How about a personalized bookmark? A person in his 50s most likely likes to read, so I have thought that a very good present is this personalized item. Once again, I recommend to buy this type of products, but if you have the necessary tools and if you don't want to spend money, you can create them by yourself as well. This bookmark can be bought from notonthehighstreet.com for 65 GBP. It is manufactured by Posh Totty Designs Boutique, located in East Sussex, Great Britain. The manufacturer says that this is the perfect gift for a person that has everything. It represents a lovely keepsake that can hold a message of your choice, as long as it has 18 characters (maximum). It is handmade from sterling silver in the manufacturer’s workshop in Central Brighton and has 2 cm x 5 cm.
2. Here is a more beautiful present, in my opinion, and also a cheaper one. This is the Wood Plant Theater, designed by Plant Theater, a beautiful item that costs only 33.75 GBP. Too bad that it can be delivered only in the United Kingdom. Speaking of this, estimated delivery is around 5 days. This product can have 3 colors: natural color of the wood, sage or powder blue. It is beautifully made from wood taken from sustainable sources. A great present for anyone that has a balcony, courtyard, garden, conservatory or for any person that wants to lighten up the atmosphere in their house. The manufacturer recommends that if you place this theater outside your house over the winter, to use a sheltered position, to make sure that the plants will make it through.
3. If the previous product is mostly destined to women, this one is definitely created for men, for 55-year-old men. It is another personalized item, this time created by Dougal Dog Design. It is the most expensive product presented in this list: 65 GBP. And it represents a personalized oak cock desk tidy, an eco-friendly product great for keeping your keys or other bits and bobs together.
You know how women are interested in jewelry, so if you are the husband of a woman that will soon be 50, a jewelry is the best solution.
1. On notonthehighstreet.com, you can find plenty of jewelry, most of them having low prices. The first necklace we recommend in this article is one that has the Mummy and Me signature on it. This is a registered trademark in the United Kingdom. This time we have selected their Rose Necklace Set, that is great for your wife and also for your daughter, if you have a daughter. If you don't, the little rose necklace can be worn by your wife as well. This set is designed by Lily Belle and costs 76 GBP. Roses are identical in terms of materials used, only that one of them is smaller for your little girl and the other one is bigger and is destined to your wife. The woman's chain length is of 45 cm and the child's chain length is of 36 cm.
2. A very interesting product for a wife is the Silver Bird’s Necklace and Earrings, designed by IndiviJewels. This set can be bought from notonthehighstreet.com for $50. It is made in Britain and is the definition of elegance. The products included in the Simply Silver range not only that look great with anything and on anybody, but they are also cheap. Both items, meaning the necklace and earrings, can be bought separately, but we recommend to buy them as a set, because you will receive a discount when doing this. Not mentioning that the set will come beautifully packaged in a gift box to make this gift even more special.
3. What is the symbol of love? The heart, obviously. If your wife is easily impressed by romantic things, we recommend to buy this Kara Pendant and Earrings by Carole Allen Jewelry (125 GBP). You will have to order this product at least one week before the celebration of your wife, because the product needs around 7 working days until it will reach your house. This is created for a true romantic person. As you can see, the hearts are blue, because they are enameled in shimmering turquoise. This set is handmade in Cornwall.
4. This is a again another product that is going to help you make your little one happy as well. The Just like Mummy’s Hope Bracelet Set, designed by Hurley Burley (35 GBP) contains adorable matching freshwater pearl and silver bracelets, created for an adult and also for a child. Obviously, for a girl. To make these bracelets even more special, you can personalize them.
An 18-year-old girl wants to stay updated to the fashion of her days and she always wants to be very well dressed. Unfortunately, her parents may not have enough money to buy the clothes she needs and wants, but this doesn't mean that she cannot be trendy. In this article, I will present several products that can be offered to an 18-year-old girl on her birthday, gifts that can be offered by her parents. These are cheap, just like a parent wants, and are great to add style and elegance to your girl’s outfits.
1. The first idea is represented by a personalized material badge, a product designed by reddandbrown and available on notonthehighstreet.com for 3.50 GBP. These badges can be personalized, the manufacturer allowing you to have them your way. They are hand printed with wooden block lettering and you have the possibility of choosing your own name, message or phrase you want to express. The size of this badge is of 2.5 cm. Cute, simple and personal, these are the words that can characterize it.
2. However, if you want to offer something a little bit more expensive, you can buy this Handfelted Felt and Freshwater Pearl Corsage Brooch, designed by Raspberry. It is 12 GBP and is a corsage made from merino and silk. In fact, if you want to be a good parent, you will buy this product and the previous one as well, increasing the joy of your 18-year-old girl. This product is designed in Hampshire, England.
3. Here is a product that you normally encounter at fairs: the Daisy crochet brooch in 3 colorways, manufactured by Bee@Home and sold for 15 GBP. This is a very interesting product, definitely unique, product that is crocheted with a yarn loop detail at the center. It is available in blueberry, apple green and cranberry felted yarn with a gray and black loop centerpiece. The flower has 7 cm in diameter.
4. You can decorate your room with these little flowers, but this is not their main purpose. They are created to enhance the beauty of your outfit. I'm talking about the Felt Flower Brooches, available on notonthehighstreet.com for 14 GBP. This product is sold by Isolyn, an artisan from Essex, Great Britain. It is eco-friendly and made entirely of wool. It comes in a presentation box. It has approximately 9 cm in diameter.
5. This is another Felt Flower Brooch, only that this one is designed by the Lavender Room and is cheaper, only 9 GBP. This manufacturer is located in East Sussex. The flower is made from felt and is a pretty accessory for a jacket or coat.
Are you searching for unique birthday gifts online? You are doing it the right way, because this is the best solution when you want to find unique presents. When you go to a supermarket or shopping center, most likely you find some things that can be bought by other people as well, because they are not unique. If you search for uniqueness, you’d better start designing a gift by yourself. God knows that there are so many ideas on the Internet that you can use.
1. For those that search for an interesting gift, that cannot be manufactured by themselves, I recommend this binary key ring (38 GBP), a product that is most certainly unique, because it is handmade and personalized according to the desires and needs of every customer. In fact, Kutuu, its manufacturer, is recognized for this in the United Kingdom. You may not believe it, but what you see above engraved on that sterling silver token is a word, represented in binary code. Do you know what that word is? It's “Love”; luckily for those that buy it, this token comes with a card that allows you to decipher the message. The token measures 2.5 x 1.9 cm and the ring has a diameter of 2.5 cm.
2. This product is dedicated to men. It is created by Tamielle and is the hankies set for men with cricket design. It is 24.50 GBP. This is made of soft cotton, because it is destined to a soft area of the men's body, their face and hands. The dimensions of a handkerchief like this are of 40 x 40 cm. Tamielle’s products are more than just some simple gifts; behind this beautifully mastered product, there is the work of many creative people. Her workshop is located in Bulgaria and every product you see online created by this woman is made with her own hands.
3. Because we were not asked to write about gifts for men, women, children or for a certain occasion, we will also present some other products included in different categories than the ones already mentioned. So here is a Christening gift, that is definitely unique, simply because it is personalized. I'm talking about the pewter Christening godparent heart/key ring, manufactured by Multiply Design (10.75 GBP). This eco-friendly product is available in 4 designs: godson, goddaughter, godfather in godmother and it has a size of 4.5 x 4 cm.
4. This is a product created for anniversaries or birthdays. It is made by the same manufacturer as the previous product and is 10.75 GBP. It is a birthday/anniversary heart token, a beautiful keepsake, that comes in an organza pouch.
Those living in the United Kingdom can buy beautiful gifts from notonthehighstreet.com. I have discussed with you about this site before and I have told you that here you can find handmade products, designed by manufacturers all across the UK. For a dad, you can buy products included in the Bags and Luggage category, in Belts, Everyday Essentials, Ties, Cufflinks, Rings, Watches, Shaving and Skincare Products and more. Because Everyday Essentials is a category that contains some products included in other categories as well, I have selected this one for today.
1. And I will start with a personalized item. It is a phone sleeve, that works with many phones present on the market now. This sleeve is designed by Polkadots & Blooms and costs 17.50 GBP. This is a flip cover for a phone or MP3, made from vintage linen and hand stamped with coordinates of your choice. Obviously, a product like this can be imprinted with any design, only that this manufacturer, located in London, wanted to make this their own signature. This is why they name the family of these sleeves Coordinates. Due to the vintage nature of the material from which this product is made, it may have small imperfections. When you order the product, you admit that you have read the description and you agree to receive a product that may have imperfections. However, you should not let yourself influenced by this in a negative manner, because those little imperfections will add something special to the character of the item, not mentioning that they will ensure you that here we are talking about genuine linen, not artificial linen.
2. After you have taken care of the most precious item of your dad, which is his phone, it's now time to show him your feelings. I have selected this item, because, as you can see in the above picture, it shows your dad what you feel about him. This is the so-called “Love You…” key ring, a product designed by Kutuu. It is 38 GBP and can be offered to your mother as well, sister, friend, you name it. In fact, if you buy this product for your dad, it would be preferable to buy one for your mother as well or at least buy her a bouquet of roses or something. You know that women are very emotional and she might get upset for not receiving anything from you, even if we discuss about the birthday or anniversary of your father.
If you have liked these products, I invite you to enter the site to experience more. I have to warn you that you will be amazed.
We have started to present in the previous article products that come from notonlythehighstreet.com, products that are unusual and very interesting to be offered to any girl/woman. Here you can find products for boys/men as well, only that in this article, just like in the previous one, we will discuss about items designed for ladies. I have mentioned several products included in the Luggage category and I would like to continue. The difference is that these products are not destined to a 21-year-old girl, but to a 60-year-old woman.
1. This product is a little bit unusual, because a woman in her 60s, doesn't usually wear colored products or at least, not that colored as this stripped weekend bag is. This product is 56 GBP and is designed by Julie Slater & Son. It is perfectly manufactured to be the great accessory any woman needs on the go. It is fun, yet practical. It has the right size for traveling and it is an amazing must have on the arm of any lady. It features a wipeable fabric and has in the interior, a zip pocket, that makes a smart accessory for this bag. It has 45 x 33 x 24 cm. Note that this product is not made from leather, as you might think when looking at it. It only has a leather effect.
2. Even though it is named the Parisian Shopper Bag (38 GBP), this bag is destined to any woman out there, that wants to be chic, even when she goes to the market. This accessory is designed by Lapin & Me and has a French design. If you look closely, you will see that the term “Paris” is imprinted on this bag. It is made from strong cotton and can be used at the beach as well. This product is printed in France, but sold in the United Kingdom.
3. This is another product designed by Julie Slater & Son, known as the striped overnight bag. It is 65 GBP and is a super smart travel bag, a great accessory for short trips and weekends. On the outside, it presents a zipped pocket. It also uses a detachable shoulder strap. It has 42 x 29 x 15 cm.
4. It is a little bit unusual to see a 60-year-old woman wearing this pink bag, but if you want unusual gifts, this is what I present you. This goes under the name of Nice and Dandy Weekend Bag, a product designed by Kiki’s. It is 59 GBP and has a print of a romantic letter decorated with roses. On the back, it present an entire stamp collection.