East of IndiaEast of India's beautiful range of baby and children's gifts are hand made using traditional methods from around the world by local craftsmen and women. In particular we have some great Teacher thank you presents as well as loads of Christening gift ideas. East of India products are generally produced in a hand-painted, shabby-chic style and are usually both stylish and practical.
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Started in England in 1991 by John Ayris and Anne Spratling, East of India’s conception came from a trip through Asia where the couple purchased a handmade wooden pig amongst other items to give as gifts to friends and family. Through word of mouth about these beautiful hand crafted gifts, they found that demand for this kind of product was strong and set up the company bringing a little piece of Asia to the UK which were then distributed to local outlets.
All design work on the products still takes place at their studio in Folkestone incorporating western design ideas with the traditional skills of the Asian crafts people. That original gentleman that carved the pig and other items still works for the company as do many of his family and friends! Despite the growth of the company with products now being sold internationally, John and Anne are still at the helm, supporting and guiding.
The Little Handmade Noah's Ark Set in a Box makes a wonderful Christening keepsake set for a child. Handmade entirely from wood, the set features 22 pieces including a miniature ark, Mr & Mrs Noah and a menagerie of 18 animals all presented in a cute box with five compartments to separate the pieces. It makes a super ornamental piece for a nursery until the child is old enough to play with it.
Buying a gift for a valued teacher can be a daunting task but we love the Teacher Heart Photo Album as it is something that is not only incredibly attractive, but useful. Bound in cream linen and beautifully presented in its own box with a plaque and heart-shaped tag, the album has room for 48, 10cm x 15cm photos in its slip in style pockets. Whether the album is filled with school pictures or more personal photos, you can be sure that the fond memories will last longer than a bottle of wine.
The Ultimate Baby Gift Set is chock full of those little pieces of luxury designed to spoil new parents, all gorgeously packaged in a fabulous East of India box. The gift set contains the following products all in their familiar shabby-chic style, birth certificate holder, hanging cream heart, photo frame, a textile bag and a cute baby record book.
Each piece of East of India craft has been handmade and hand painted which makes each and every piece unique. The shabby-chic muted style and natural colours fit beautifully in today’s homes and although they may not have that final glossy sheen of a machine made product, you can be sure that these items are built to age and last.
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