Review: Wraptious – Affordable And Unique Gifts For Art Lovers

I love making gift guides for special loved ones featuring my new favourite finds. I especially like it when a product or idea combines art with ethical standards. When Wraptious contacted me to review one of their product and their site, I didn’t know too much about them. Wraptious sells award-winning gift items supporting artists. The first thing I came across, was their competition they run twice a  year. They invite artists to join them and upload their work which gets shared and voted on by the public. This year’s shortlist has been already selected and the shorlisted artists’ designs are available in their online store. Wraptious currently works with more than thirty artists: painters, illustrators, photographers and designers. The artist community is expanding, thanks to the competition too.

What really makes Wraptious ethical in my eyes is their manifesto, which is promoting independent art. Directly supporting their artists, who receive a share of each sale. Yes, this means, a percentage of each sale goes directly into the artist’s pocket. The best way to support independent art: buy it. Also, all their products are produced in the UK and on recycled or sustainable resources where possible. 

Learning all this, I was really looking forward receiving my cushion I picked from their collection. It was hard to pick, but I chose a cushion designed by Paul Robbins:

Take a look at the details, such a lovely piece!

Though Wraptious has a lovely selection of cushion designs, I fell in love with this one for the first sight. I love the yellow background highlighting all the hypnotisingly beautiful colours of the bear’s head. The colours are strikingly vivid, I have used no filter on the photo above. This cushion is available in two sizes: 45 cm x 45 cm and 60 cm x 60 cm. The cover is made of super soft and velvety vegan-suede.

The same design is also available printed on gallery-quality original print, in case you’d like to coordinate or highlight them.

My top tip:  grab 2-3 pieces of quality art products from the same artist to turn a simple room into a stylish living space. Given the affordable prices what Wraptious provides, it’s easily doable.

Prices start at £22.95 (cover only).

 

I received this product to review it and publish my honest, unbiased opinion.

 

One Messy Mama

Linky – Our Monthly Favourite 5 Things (Join in the game with Suburban-Mum)

This fun little game is the invention of Suburban Mum, my fellow local blogger. It’s a great way to summarise your last month and look back all the exciting things you did, saw or visited. We can even call it monthly memory board.

Here’s our top five for January 2016:

  1. We found out we’re having a girl! I had my 20. week scan last week and it seems like we’re having a little girl, so Bobcat will be a big brother soon. At least the sonographer was quite sure about it. 😉
  2. We visited my parents in Hungary so Bobcat met with his grandparents. It was very-very-very cold in early January (as it should be) and he had some snow fun too! Not to mention the grandparents.image We also sneaked away for a 2 days pampering getaway to a spa hotel. Read my review about the experience here: Bambara Hotel Hungary – The Perfect Family Hotel Thoroughly enjoyed it, totally recommend this place if you visit Hungary. Very family and kids friendly and Bobcat just loved the kiddie pool. Here’s a photo of my wrapped up son enjoying some outdoor time on his swing in -8 degrees.
  3. Since we enjoyed some not too cold days here in the UK, we went for a day outs the nearby Claremont Gardens and we also visited Bodiam Castle in East Sussex. We really make a use of our yearly membership with National Trust, well worth the money.  imageIn spite of the dramatic clouds we really enjoyed the walk around the castle and even popped down to the seaside to charge up on some salty, clean sea air. Both my husband an me need this from time to time, even a half an hour walk on the beach does miracles.
  4. Daddy and me had a few Bobcat-less hours when we went to see the London Art Fair in Islington. He knows I love modern art so makes sure we go to the most important London art fairs, just to marvel all that beauty. Here’s a photo of one of my favourite piece: image
  5. I was invited to Tiffany Rose’s sample sale in their Chessington workshop. Ah, when you’re pregnant, you have nothing nice to wear and your favourite maternity dress maker invites you for their sample sale! I don’t think I need to add anything 😀 image Read my review about the experience here: Tiffany Rose Review (There’s still a chance to enter and win one of their dresses on my blog!)

Well, that’s my top 5 for January. Don’t forget to read Suburban Mum’s top 5 of the months! Click here: