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Watch our "How to clean silver cheaply" demonstration!

Posted on April 14, 2016 | 0 comments

Did you know that one of the quickest, cheapest & easiest ways to clean sterling silver is with Baking Soda and another secret ingredient?

Take a look at our "How to" demonstration to find out the best way to do this! We also have a great blog post with 15 ways to care for and Clean silver jewellery with lots of useful tips, hints and tricks - www.lushlabels.co.uk/blogs/great-british­-style-blog-lush-labels/tagged/care-of-j­ewellery

We love Great British Style & Design! We are a UK online independent boutique selling only the "Best of British" jewellery, gifts and accessories.

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Must Have Gifts Ideas For The Entire Family

Posted on October 02, 2015 | 0 comments

Embrace the elegance of British designs with the gorgeous collections available at Lush Labels.

You are sure to find the perfect gift idea for each person in your entire family as there is something for everyone. This is the perfect gift guide for those occasions when you have to check off a lot of people from your shopping list or if you simply want to show a friend or family member how much you love them with something special. Whether you're shopping for the new addition, the older generation or everything in between, the Lush Labels' collection of gift ideas has you covered! Here are some must have items that are certain to peak your interest!

For The Young Ones

 

 

 

Kids have got to be the easiest people to shop for because they are grateful and excited about all kinds of presents. However, that's not to say that you can just settle for anything! Lush Labels has a lovely range of gifts for kids. Luckily, the Sew Heart Felt collection has plenty of gift ideas that have that unique, eclectic  British design style elegance. Grab the new baby some handmade, anti-slip, felt animal slippers to go with their little pudgy cheeks and grab the older kids some pairs of their favourite furry, farm yard friend as well! It could become a new holiday tradition for those Christmas and Easter mornings!


For The Teens

Oh, teenagers! They can be the most challenging members of the family to buy gifts for. We were all there once and it's not always an easy stage to go through, but these gift ideas will certainly help. For the teenage girls, why not intrigue them with a striking piece of British contemporary jewellery.

Bill Skinner Strawberry Collection: UK Contemporary Fashion Jewellery | Lush LabelsWho could not love a bracelet or necklace from the award winning London jewellery designer label "Cinderela B" or perhaps from the very clever "Bill Skinner" jewellery range?

Check out Lush Labels full range of British contemporary fashion jewellery featuring pendants, necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings for everyday, evening or Special Occasion wear - a must have for every girl.
Cinderela B Liberty Print Leather Wrap bracelet | Lush Labels

For the teen boys, grab a multipurpose tool, a cool BOING! Rope Wristband or an "up cycled" (very "on" trend!) red Fire Brigade Hose Pipe wallet or wash bag that will welcome them into manhood. Then they can throw out their old tatty kids wallet or wash bag (already repaired with duct tape!..) with the gift wrap. 

Ted Baker Multipurpose Tool: centemporary gift idea for men & teenager boys: Boxed | Lush LabelsBOING Sailing & Climbing Rope Unisex Bracelets | Lush LabelsElvis & Kresse Wash Bag made of up cycled London Fire Brigade Hose Pipe | Lush Labels


For The Adults

Elvis & Kresse upcycled reclaimed weekend bag | Lush LabelsThere is never a shortage of present ideas at Lush Labels but when it comes to gifts for adults, it may be best to think of what someone "needs", if they won't tell you what they would like.

A new, faux fur throw for the sofa or bed is always appreciated or a new weekend bag that will encourage them to head out on some sort of retreat! Men always need things for their garage such as tools and Ted Baker's flask in a box is also a huge hit with the men.

Also, check out the Elvis & Kresse Collection which has an abundance of fabulous quality, stunning gifts for the entire family. Maybe this weekend bag is the perfect hint to let the parents out of the house for a little weekend getaway. 

For The "Elders"

Fabfunky Antiquarian Dictionary Book Prints: Badger | Lush Labels
Shopping for the older generation in your family can sometimes be just as difficult as shopping for teenagers because they tend to have a lot of what they want or don't desire to have anything more.The humbleness that comes with age, right? 

A Ted Baker notepad set can help them fashionably jot down things before they forget them or perhaps a piece of Links of London jewellery which will be a precious gift to show Grandma just how much you appreciate her. Grandpa or your neighbour next door may need some new cufflinks or perhaps some interesting art for their "man cave". No women allowed, right? 


Too many people get too stressed out when it comes to finding the perfect but as you can see, Lush Labels has you covered with a gift guide for the entire family. You can never go wrong with British inspired and designed gifts because everyone enjoys the elegance, style and quality of this compact and eclectic island nation.

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Fashion Week with Bill Skinner, Brick Dust & Glitter & Lush Labels

Posted on July 07, 2015 | 0 comments

We are so pleased to be working with the fabulous blogger, Emily, who is writes a very chic, family orientated fashion, home and food blog "Brick Dust & Glitter". Emily has a very clear sense of what works for her and her young family and everything she turns her hand to just seems to ooze style and good taste. She is effortlessly able to turn the ordinary into extra-ordinary!

So, it seems appropriate that, in the second tennis week of Wimbledon 2015, Brick Dust & Glitter's Fashion Week should open with a flavour of English Strawberries & Cream...

Bill Skinner Contemporary Fashion Jewellery Strawberry Bracelet, Pendant, Earrings | Lush Labels

As Emily says "...Bill Skinner's strawberry jewellery couldn’t be more fitting for the classic strawberries and cream experience at SW19...".
Emily Brick Dust & Glitter wears Bill Skinner Contemporary Fashion Jewellery Strawberry Collection | Lush LabelsAs many of you will already know, Links of London are the official jewellery sponsors of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships and we have such a soft spot for this eclectic and inspired, contemporary, British Jewellery Brand.

But this season, we feel the Wimbledon, winning Strawberry Collection is by Bill Skinner. The Bill Skinner brand was truly established in 2012 and has quickly becomes a much loved, and highly favoured, "Hot 100 Trend Setter" (as identified by the very prestigious ProfessionalJeweller.com).

The Bill Skinner Strawberry Collection was hand carved by Bill in his Kentish Studios before being caste in metal and plated in 18ct gold with green and red enamel detailing.

In this image, Emily wears Bill Skinner's gorgeous and frivolous, but exquisitely elegant, Strawberry Collection which includes the Strawberry Bracelet, Strawberry Locket, Strawberry Pendant and, of course, the Strawberry Stud Earrings.  So divine.......x

Emily & Brick Dust & Glitter: Bill Skinner Contemporary Fashion Jewellery Strawberry Collection

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The 5 Etiquette Rules of Gift Giving

Posted on June 18, 2015 | 0 comments

Ted Baker Womens Hip FlaskIt may come as a shock to you that there is an etiquette to gift giving!

Without knowing the rules of treating someone to an incredible gift, you could be the culprit of the gift giving "don'ts". However, there's no need to panic. After all, can gift giving ever be a bad thing? Absolutely not - but you can always make sure that your etiquette is on point when handing over that pretty package wrapped up with a gorgeous bow on top.

Understanding these gift giving, unwritten rules will take the stress out of the occasion.

Give For The Sake of Giving

The majority of gift giving situations will involve both the "giver" and "givee" exchanging gifts at some point even if the timing is different. However, this should never be an expectation. The biggest rule to gift giving is that you should be giving without any expectations of receiving something back. Mind you, it is okay to expect appreciation for the gift that you gave to that lucky someone.

However, you should bear in mind that some people do find it uncomfortable to receive a gift whilst not being able to give one back in return. If this speaks to you, try to keep some generic, unisex gifts such as candles, notebooks and perhaps a Keyring Fob or picture frame, on hand for these kind of situations. But remember, a smile, a thank you and a hug can go a long way as well. That's one of the biggest rules of gift giving - always show ample appreciation. And remember, it is the most wonderful feeling to be the bearer of gifts so don't spoil the experience for the giver!

Even-Stevens

Links of London Heart Friendship Bracelet 5010.1234Some people do feel that the gifts given and received should be of equal monetary value. However, this can not only be an unrealistic expectation, but sometimes a rude one as well. We all have different budgets and principles and not everyone is firstly, able to afford the same amount and secondly, may not in any case be prepared to spend over a certain amount on gifts. The value of a gift, of course, really has nothing to do with the price point. The time, thought and energy given to choosing the right gift has a value far beyond its monetary price. As a rule of thumb though, always aim to purchase gifts within both your budget and your comfort zone.

Finally don't forget that a gift is not always something bought - it may also be something made with love, a special treat or a service you offer or provide.

Cultural Considerations

With many countries in the world being vastly multicultural, it is imperative to always consider cross cultural sensitivities. You perhaps should spend a little time doing a bit of research when purchasing gifts for someone who has cultural differences from you, just to be on the safe side.

Equally, it's helpful to sharpen up on the "gift giving" norms for that culture. For example, did you know that whilst it is the norm for many people to unwrap a gift publicly, some believe the etiquette is to wait for a more private moment. Additionally, in many countries, gifts of scissors or knives is an absolute "no, no" as they signify the break-up of a relationship. Did you know that in China, you should never give money as a gift and gifts are best given in pairs? Or that in Japan, the correct etiquette is to present/receive gifts with both hands and before accepting a gift it is polite to refuse at least once or twice before accepting?

A Token of Appreciation

Sometimes gift giving has nothing to do with holidays or a special occasion and can be as simple as someone inviting you into their home for a nice dinner. It is always recommended (and very good etiquette) to bring a token of your appreciation for the host. This could be as simple as a box of chocolates, a bottle of wine or some other gifts that aren't overly personal but should definitely show how grateful you are for their invitation. However, always check the cross cultural rules when you are away from home as, for example, in France a bottle of wine is not an acceptable gift for a the Hostess of a dinner party but in Sweden, it is considered as highly appropriate!

Unwrapping at the Workplace


Workplace gift giving can be difficult - especially if you're aiming for that big promotion next month. Corporate gifts that have a company logo plastered on them can appear tacky and are usually only acceptable when the top gun of the company hands them out....Your cubicle neighbour probably has enough company pens to last them a lifetime. If you're only giving a gift to your best friend in the office, it may be best to hold off until you're out of the office. However, small gestures like little holiday treat bags or Ted Baker notepads can be perfect for gifting for everyone in the workplace.

The biggest thing to know about gift giving is that it is an expression of the person's affection for you - or vice versa. Always receive the gift graciously, and never have unrealistic expectations of others. If you're ready to start scratching those names off your shopping list, head on over to the Label Lush's collection of gift ideas and accessories and sign up to our Newsletter so that you won't ever miss out on a deal!

Selection of British designed luxury gift ideas for men and women | Lush Labels

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Making Gifts for Him so much Easier For You

Posted on June 02, 2015 | 0 comments

Ted Baker Stag Hip Flask Gift Idea for Men | Lush LabelsLet's get serious Ladies, when it comes to shopping for men, finding the perfect gifts for him can be tough and feel pretty much near impossible...

If you ask a man what he wants, you usually get "I don't know" or "Nothing" as an answer which really doesn't help you in any way because not purchasing a gift is simply NOT an option. Oh, men.....they're so much more complicated than us! So, now, you're left sitting there wondering what in the world he needs, wants and where you should even start looking.

Luckily, we have all the ideas for gifts for him that every guy needs, covering you for every kind of man in your life whether it's for your boyfriend, brother, dad or the boy next door.

For the Handy Man

Ted Baker travel multi tool with casePut 'em to work, Ladies!

Every man needs a sturdy pair of work gloves that will finally get those backyard chores done. Even if they already have a pair, chances are they're full of holes and really not serving any purpose. Men have a thing for not throwing out items with holes in them and, sometimes, you just have to be pro-active and get it done for them. Since the guy in your life likes to channel his inner Macgyver, you also can't go wrong with grabbing him a Ted Baker travel multipurpose tool that can go everywhere with him. It's the modern day version of a pocket knife - only so much cooler. It'll also deplete the odd creations and fixes he makes with 'what he's got'. Other tools that are great gifts for him include a saw, hammer, tool case, leveller and basically, anything else with a motor such as a drill.

For The Chef

Men are quickly becoming the chefs of the households now a days, and since food is one of the most important things to them, they really like to turn up the heat in the kitchen with quality items. Some of the perfect gifts for him working in the kitchen include a cast iron skillet, a fancy bottle opener that will also pop open that bottle of wine or champagne for the next dinner he cooks up, or even some super sharp knives. He will be so excited to use these gifts for him that you can expect a nice fancy dinner as a reward!

For The Traveller

You just can't go anywhere without a passport anymore so grabbing some traveling gifts for him could be a surefire way to let him know that a vacation is well overdue.

Passport accessories such as covers and cases (or even renewing it for him), or luggage tags can be a great way to drop a hint. It will also take something off his errand list that he has been putting off way too long. There are larger traveling gifts for him that will make his work trips and weekend getaways so much easier such as a weekend shoulder bag (a man bag to go with his man bun) or even some new luggage.

For the Outdoors Man

Let's face it some men are just never happy to sit indoors, they just want to get out and do "man stuff". So for these men, we suggest you just go with the flow...How about gifting them a Hip Flask for a little sneaky tipple on his hike up the Mountain (hill?!). Or perhaps, a more sensible (boring?!) gift idea might be to give him a stylish, slimline Thermos Flask that will fit neatly in his backpack or cycle pannier. For the Sporting man, there are loads of great gift ideas you could go with depending on their sport of choice: new boots, sports wear, sports equipment & accessories. For the sailing enthusiast or mountaineer, you could try the lifestyle Climbing and Sailing Rope Wristbands.

Boing lifestyle bracelet: Climbing & Sailing rope wristband | Lush Labels

For Every Man

There are some gifts idea for men, that really aren't specific to one kind of man which makes them perfect for those relationships where you just have no idea what they could possibly want.

Whilst the special man you're shopping for may not be into fashion, we all know that usually they could use some help in that department. After all, they love holding onto old items with holes in them - just take a look at their boxer drawer! So, grab some briefs for the boy, or even a new pair of boots or Kicks that he has always wanted. You also can't go wrong with a pair of cufflinks or belt for the business guy. Plus, all of these things will encourage them to look even nicer around you...not that we're selfish...!

To ensure that you never get stranded in a car when he is driving, some excellent gift ideas include jumper cables, a wool blanket for the trunk or even a safety driver's kit. You just have to think about what a man needs, as opposed to what he wants. Asking him will probably just make the gift buying process much more difficult. So, click on over to Lush Labels for all the gift ideas you could ever need. 

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