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    Best of Beauty: Barefoot

    Best of Beauty: Barefoot

    When was the last time you gave yourself a little pamper? We all need it from time to time. But equally, if you're able to treat yourself to good quality, dreamy products to use in the shower not just on pamper days, but every day, then why not right?

    Barefoot Beauty is a brand we've only been stocking for a short time, but we love it. Designed and made in Britain, they're extremely on it when it comes to staying sustainable and using natural, ethical ingredients in their products. That includes being against animal testing, as well as boasting being free from S.L.S, T.E.A, and parabens. They also try to use as little plastic as possible in the packaging, so when you buy one of their products you really are supporting a company aiming to do good in the world (with the added benefit of treating yourself to a very nice new soap of course).

    Outside of their wonderful values, Barefoot's products are always winners in the packaging department too. Just look at the fabulous messages you can choose from, along with their quirky, colourful patterns and prints. They're a lovely way to say thank you to someone special, or simply give them a little smile.

    Barefoots tinned lip balms are ideal as a little something extra to throw into a gift, even if it's to yourself, as their compact design means that they slip into even the tiniest of handbags so can always be carried on the go.

    There's even the odd gift set available if you simply can't choose what to get someone for a special occasion.

    Now, pop a relaxing playlist on, grab yourself a glass or mug of your beverage of choice, get a bath running and light a candle, and you've got your pamper evening sorted. We suggest the Sensuality scented candle from St Eval for this scenario. Its warm, light, feminine scent is just perfect for sitting back and winding down for the day.

    Pop in store to have a look for yourself, or find Barefoot under the 'eco friendly brands' or 'beauty' sections of our website now to buy online. 

    Take a Walk on the Wild Side

    Take a Walk on the Wild Side

    Recently at Daisy Park we've been getting in touch with our wild side..

    We adore all things bold and beautiful and some of these goodies are exactly that. From daring designs by Soruka, to vibrant colours by Powder and gloriously busy patterns on the Emma Shipley tray for Jamida, we just can't get enough.

    If you know Powder you'll know that these kinds of designs are just classic from them. Their goodies burst with colour and boast fabulous patterns to suit anyone who likes to make a bit of a statement. These leopard print bits are perfect for this and certainly help you to walk on the wild side.

    And the same goes for Soruka, who use recycled materials to create their zero-waste, upcycled gems of joy. These always make for fantastic gifts for the outgoing, bold person in your life. And their excellent quality means that you can keep one of their bags forever.

    Emma Shipley trays also encompass all things wild and wonderful in their bustling, vibrant patterns. Featuring tropical birds, jungle plants and vivid colours, they'd look superb storing your latest gin collection and would spruce up a cocktail night if you served the goods on one of these beauties.

    All of these products are bursting with bold, daring beauty and we just love it. If you or anyone you know is into this fabulous style then why not give them (or yourself) a lovely little treat to spread some lockdown love? Or with Mother's day just around the corner, there's still a few days left to grab something special for yours. Don't forget we can even gift wrap items for you 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.

     

    Fab New Trays & Mugs

    Fab New Trays & Mugs

    Although it can be stressful, hosting friends and family can be such a fun experience. Whether it be for Christmas, a birthday or simply just a get-together, they're often where we make some of the best memories. Not being able to have these for a year now is tough for all of us, but perhaps now we can start to think a little bit about planning them once more. It seems a bit risky, but maybe, just maybe, we can start to get a tiny bit excited about a future filled with good times again.

    One of the best parts of hosting people is getting all your best tableware out, don't you think? Even if it's just having a few friends over for a coffee and cake, it's simply a necessity to bring out your best tray. And wouldn't it be nice to have some lovely new pieces to showcase when we are finally able to do these things again? If you're interest has been sparked then look no further, new trays and mugs from Jamida designed by Asta Barrington are now in the shop and they are simply delightful.

    Bursting with bright colours and bold letters, there's a tray for every personality and every occasion. From the strong women in our lives who are all about the girl power (it's a firm fave here at this female-run business), to the men who love an opportunity to crack out a cold one. There's trays with your favourite tipples written on, or simply ones that spread a bit of positivity with your serving.

    And there's even new mugs too, in the 'Love' and 'Happy' designs so now you can have matching pieces for an even more pleasing aesthetic. Plus they're made of the finest quality bone china so you know they're good quality. We particularly love the vibrant yellow 'Happy' mugs for brightening up some of these dull winter days.

     

    All of this gorgeousness is making us dream of all the possibilities we could serve when we can finally host again... homemade cocktails on the 'happy hour' tray, celebratory bubbles on the 'Yay' tray for the start of a normal life again, we could go on and on. But we'll leave you to have a little daydream yourself!

    Daisy Park Gift Guide: Final Stocking Fillers

    Daisy Park Gift Guide: Final Stocking Fillers

    We've almost reached that time where we all start to slow down a little and wind down ready for Christmas to really begin. But before that blissful part, there is of course that last minute rush that we all experience, getting those final few bits to bulk out the main gifts, and stocking fillers.

    Here at Daisy Park we love the stocking fillers. It's a chance to give and receive some of those sometimes slightly random, but really quite handy and fun goodies. Anything from mini hand creams and stationery bits, to keepsakes and jewellery. So in this final week, we've taken inspiration from the humble stocking filler gift, and created a list of some of our top recommendations to pop inside it.

    1. Hand Sanitiser

    Sorry! We know this is probably a bit obvious, but this year it really does feel like the most useful stocking filler to give to all the family, it'll definitely get used after-all. But take this as a chance to get them a more luxury one with a scent that will make them want to clean their hands 200 times a day, like the English Soap Company ones - heavenly. Or the Heathcote & Ivory ones for the same gorgeous scents, but in super compact packaging for the 2020 handbag essential.

     

    2. Bookaroo Stationery

    Yet another really handy stocking filler, not only for youngsters at school/college/uni, but for the new wave of those working from home who left all of their bits at the office. Whether it's the notebook tidies, the very useful phone pocket or the bendy reading light for the little ones, you can't go wrong with a bit of stationery at Christmas.

     

    3. Luxury Powder Socks

    One of the major underdogs of Christmas gifts, don't you think? They're the type of gift that seems a bit 'naff', but really, are quite a lovely thing to receive. Especially if it were a pair of the fabulous Powder socks, which come in an array of gorgeous prints and colours, and are wonderfully soft and cosy too. The alphabet socks are particularly great stocking fillers, get a pair for each of your receivers' names!

     

     

    4. East of India goodies

    Perhaps the leader of all stocking filler gifts, East of India gives the option of sprinkling a little sentiment into your gifting. Their goodies make for perfect little extra presents, whether it's a ceramic hanging, a pebble, a trinket dish or one of their new lovely felt baubles, you can't go wrong with an East of India gift.

     

    5. Beauty

    For those who love a bit of a pamper, we've got some fabulous little treats to throw in the stocking. Including mini hand cream trios, soap bars or lip balms, they're an easy option that are also ideal for those always on the go.

     

    6. A Gisela Graham brooch

    These little accessories have been a favourite as stocking fillers or little extra gifts for a while now. The beautiful designs are lovely little keepsakes for someone who likes to add a little sparkle to their daily outfits, and we even have a couple of Christmas designs in store at the moment. Not for long though!

     

    7. Emma Bridgewater foldaway shopper

    For someone who is perhaps trying to go a little greener, or simply for someone who never have enough hands, the Emma Bridgewater shoppers are great little extras to throw in.

     

    There's so much more bits and bobs that we think are perfect for stocking fillers. You could get decorations for someone to add to their tree, tealights, coin purses, jewellery and so much more. Simply have a browse at our website or pop in and have a look around, we'd love to have you.

    And as this is the final blog post before Christmas, here's us wishing you the best, and sending you many seasons greetings. We hope everyone manages to stay safe this year above all, and have a merry one in any way you can. Lots of love Daisy Parkers.