Probably one of my most feared combination of words is the dreaded phrase "Christmas is just around the corner" It generally sends me in to a blind panic knowing full well that everything will be left to the last second of the last minute to get presents thought of and bought. It's always a massive struggle to get the wining combination of originality and something people will actually appreciate.
Why am I telling the internet this....it's a sales pitch obviously! Last year when I was struggling to think of presents I decided to make some bespoke wood letter collages with spare wood type I had in drawers that had been collected over the years (no founts came to any harm). I made various collages for friends and family personalised with letters, names, & phrases that mean something to that individual. They went down a treat and everyone loved them.
This year I have started to do a few commissions for people but what has really been popular are old typecases filled with various wood letters of meaning, names, places, sometimes just a full alphabet made of of different typefaces. It's a totally original gift and the letters are chosen by you. Perfect for someone who has got an interest in design, printing, graphics, arts or typography or someone who just appreciates a quality vintage item.
Prices are on application but they typically range from around £70 through to £185 depending on how many letters you require. Please drop me a message if you would like more information.