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    Bee Happy, Bee Kind

    Bee Happy, Bee Kind

    Is that a buzzing we hear? Maybe it's the upcoming World Bee Day on the 20th May..

    With the warmer seasons come the bugs, beetles and little buzzy friends like the much-loved bumblebee, and we've got plenty of them printed on many of our products all over the shop at the moment. So we thought with World Bee day also on the way, we'd put together some of our favourite bits right now for any fellow bee lovers out there.

    The Emma Bridgewater Bumblebee range has been a popular one ever since it first came out last year. We love the vibrancy of it and the fact that you can mix and match it with some of the other collections like the buttercup pieces. We particularly love the Bee Kind mug at the moment for it's simple yet important message to remember now and forever. Plus our most recent addition is the Chilly bottles Bumblebee print we're very excited about!

    Erstwilder's newest goodies are also buzzing with vibrancy and beauty if you ask us. The Babette Bee collection is just adorable, and the bag would make for such a lovely gift for anyone who is a big lover of the little creature.

    Outside of these main collections, there's plenty of little bumblebee friends to be spotted all over our shop. From the Jellycat bashful bee, the Gisela Graham mini jugs and mugs, to even making some appearances on some sentimental pieces from East of India. 

    One thing that's a common theme in all of these lovely products is the message of being kind and being true to oneself. Despite the irresistible pun that they all make, the sentiment behind them is also important to remember. We hope these goodies bring you a bit of joy and don't forget to 'bee' kind!

    New Home Treats

    New Home Treats

    If there's one thing this pandemic has done, it's that it's made us far more aware of our surroundings. Whether it's sparked a new found love for the beauty of where we live, or provoked a realisation that perhaps it's time for somewhere new, it's probably impacted us all in some way. And with that, it would seem that many of us are making moves to new homes and new areas perhaps more than ever.

    Sound familiar to you? Well, if you know someone who has just moved house or is just about to, here is the blog post you might need to give some inspiration on what gift to get them. Throw in a card and you're good to go.

    Trays

    It can sometimes be difficult to know what homeware to get someone if perhaps they have a specific style or already have plenty of mugs, plates and dishes etc. But often a good tray can go overlooked and there are some really gorgeous ones available. Take the Asta Barrington ones for example, which are bright and beautiful and you can even choose one with their favourite drink or phrase on if you like. Or there's the Emma Bridgewater trays for those who love the classic country look, these are practical gifts too as they're a good size and sturdy.

    Tins

    Sticking to alternative homeware, tins are another brilliant option. Not only are they really useful (you can never have enough tins, right?), but again, there are also some really lovely designs out there - the Emma Bridgewater ones being an obvious choice. You can fill them with goodies to add to the gift too, for example getting some luxury crackers and popping them in a cracker tin, or filling a biscuit barrel with their favourites.

    Candles

    A common gift choice for a new home, but for a good reason. A good quality, delightful smelling candle can be a real treat as a gift. You could opt for the Country Candles New Home candle to mark the occasion, or instead go for their favourite scent, or a reed diffuser from St Eval that they can easily spruce up an empty shelf with.

    Austin Sloan Signs

    For those whose homes follow a more rustic theme and who like a bit of humour, an Austin Sloan sign will always go down well. They can be hung in any part of the house or garden, and are a great way to bring some extra personality to the place.

    East of India

    It wouldn't be a special occasion without some sentiment from East of India. If it's just a small token you want to give, or a little extra piece to add to the main present, a trinket might be perfect.

    Gift Vouchers

    If you're still feeling like they already have everything they need, or you're not sure on their style yet, sometimes a gift voucher is the best you can give. That way they can save it for when they might need it, or choose something they've had their eye on for a while.

    Cards

    And finally, you can't forget a card! The Emma Bridgewater one is one of our all time best-selling cards, so naturally had to get a mention, and it really is lovely. But there are other options too and all are gorgeous. Now your gift is complete!

    The Happy Edit

    The Happy Edit

    The wonderful thing about happiness is that it can come in many forms. Although it may be hard to find sometimes, if you look a little harder, it can often be found in even the simplest of things.

    Some things we find happiness in here at Daisy Park are: going through deliveries with lots of lovely new goodies in, wrapping gifts for loved ones on behalf of customers, and putting together a theme (actually we've always enjoyed that one). You may have previously seen some of our colour themed blog posts which we find so pleasing to do, and this time we've gone for a happiness theme because we all need as much of it as we can get rif. So here's our fabulous little happy edit of glorious bits and bobs put together to create a bright yellow, joyful little collection of treats.

    Isn't it gorgeous? We took inspiration from the beautiful Jamida tray and mugs designed by Asta Barrington because we just adore it. Then of course Jellycat just makes everything happier, don't you think? So we had to throw in the lovely sunshine yellow bunny and the snow drop and daffodil plants. The general colour theme ended up being yellow, because it just seems to be the happiest colour going and we love it.
    One company featured here that is another brilliant choice for spreading happiness has to be East of India. We talk about this brand a lot, particularly around sentimental gifts, because they're trinkets always know exactly what to say.

    All tied together with a beautifully bright yellow Hinza bag, which would spark a bit of joy in any outfit, and of course the gorgeous Jamida tray and mugs designed by Asta Barrington, the true stars of the show.

    So there we have it, a little chunk of joy in the form of a blog post. What brings you happiness during these tough times? All of our lovely products always bring us a bit of happiness when we're in the shop, so we hope some of them bring a bit of sparkle to your day too.

    The Mothers Day Gift Guide

    The Mothers Day Gift Guide

    Yes, we know, it seems a little early to be talking about Mothers day just yet when Valentine's day has only just passed. But March is drawing ever closer which means the special mum day will be creeping up on us in no time as it's a little earlier this year - Sunday 14th to be precise!

    So, for those of you who like to get organised early, or simply have a bit of extra online shopping time at the moment, we thought we'd give you some inspiration for what you could get the mother figure in your life.

    If in doubt, go for a mug

    Emma Bridgwater is a brand much loved by mums all over. So if you're not sure what to get your mum, you can never go wrong with one of their gorgeous mugs. Because who doesn't love a lovely new one to hold their hot drink of choice? Pair it with one of the brands cards to really bring the gift together for a true EB fan.

    Candles

    Whilst we're all stuck at home a lot more than normal times these days, candles are somewhat of a perfect gift we think. It's likely that it's going to get used and therefore appreciated more than perhaps it would usually, so giving a gift of a gloriously smelling home might just be an ideal one this year. Choose from Country Candles for cute tins, St Eval for natural, Earthy scents or Gisela Graham for candles with a bit of fun.

    Sublime Smellies

    Is there a better gift for a mum than a little bit of a pamper? Whether it's hand cream to soothe dry hands from constant washing, or a bar of luxury soap to enjoy in the shower, English Soap Company offer some goodies that will have your mum or mother figure feeling spoilt rotten.

    East of India

    Sometimes it's hard to put into words how much your mum might mean to you. So make it a little easier for yourself by letting East of India do the work! If you know Daisy Park well, you will have heard us speak about this brand countless times when it comes to gifts. They really have the perfect words for almost every occasion and they can add just the right amount of meaning, we love them.

    Don't forget a card!

    The final piece of the puzzle, the bit that brings the gift together; the card. A beautiful card can be just as enjoyable to open as a gift, in our opinion. So it's a good job we've got plenty of gorgeous cards for you to give this Mothers day. From Emma Bridgewater to Molly Mae, humour to heartfelt, there's a great selection for you to write your thanks and send your love in, even if it is just through the post this year.

     

    Send a Hug

    Send a Hug

    It goes without saying that over this past year we've all missed hugs. And whilst in good time, we'll be hopefully able to hug anyone and everyone if we want to, for now we must continue to remember it as a distant privilege. But we can find ways of persevering and getting through, can't we? And one way we can do that is by sending a hug in the post instead. A virtual hug!

    Inspired by the fabulous new Molly Mae cards that we've got new in, we think the idea of sending a hug in the form of a card and maybe a little keepsake is just about as good as it gets in this lockdown life. There's a variety of cards to choose from, whether it's for a grandparent or a friend, one of these lovely little cards are ideal for right now.

    In fact, there's a whole host of lockdown-themed cards for you to choose from. We've had lots of deliveries of new designs and top ups of old ones from brands such as Corniche, and Woodmansterne, with a variety of sweet or humour themes. Perhaps you want to show an NHS worker just how much you appreciate them, or brighten someone's day with a card that would make them giggle.

    Tie it all together with a little trinket from East of India. We've got lots of glorious newness in from them at the moment, so there's even more loveliness to choose from. Whether it's simply a little pebble letting them know you care, or a heart hanging for them to hang somewhere special, one of these little goodies with a card will be the warmest of hugs for a loved one to receive through their letter box.

    These little treats really are a lovely way to remind someone of how much you care. Don't forget that we can gift wrap bits for you and write out cards on your behalf, so even if you're unable to do it yourself, you can still send your love to that special someone.