This set of three rubber stamps, featuring vintage-style cat imagery, would be great for creating cards, stationery and gift tags which fully embrace your love of all things feline without appearing naff or twee. And they come packaged in a cute tin. What more could one ask for from a rubber stamp set?
The Cavallini Cat Stamp Set is available from Clintons for the knock-down bargain price of £5.49 (reduced from £10.99). I would imagine this price only applies while stock lasts, so best get a wriggle on if you fancy a set.
British designer Sophie Allport has just launched her Cat Collection, which features black cats and white fish bones on a dark olive background. The collection includes loads of lovely homeware items, a few bits and bobs of stationery and also fabric by the metre.
Prices are pretty reasonable, starting at £6 for a Cat Tea Towel, and the rather dinky Cat Egg Cosy.
The Cat Collection range is very comprehensive – 30 pieces in total – and I’ve been trying to decide which items I like best. After much deliberation I’ve awarded the Cat Ironing Board Cover (£18.00) and the Cat Carrier Bag Holder (£8.00) the dubious honour of being My Favourites.
Not the most glamorous of objects, I know, but undeniably practical; and just you try finding alternative attractive cat versions of said objects. It’s impossible, I tell you. Impossible!
Here’s a handy selection of small gifts/stocking fillers, all for under a tenner, that will hopefully help make Christmas shopping for fellow cat lovers that little bit easier…
(Above) Soapstone Flower Cat £8.99
Lucky Cat Kimono Silk Makeup Bag £7.95
Fat Kitty Notebooks/Journals £4.50
Slipper Socks £8.95
Hand-painted Wooden Mini-Cats £1.99
Kitten Handbag Torches £4.99
Tabby Cat Handbag Mirror £2.99
Cat scarves (available in four different colourways) £8.99
The following items are all from the Cats Protection Shop – proceeds from sales go towards funding the work carried out by the UK’s largest cat charity.
Cat Mini Hottie/Handwarmer £5.99
Cat Screen Wipe £8.99
Cats Protection Cats Calendar 2014 £4.95
Cats Protection Kitten Calendar 2014 £3.95
Cats Protection Pocket Diary 2014 £2.95
Cat Socks £4.75
I’ve still got a couple of these Tuxedo Cat Tote Bags left in the Cool for Cats UK Etsy shop. Priced at £6.50 – £5.oo from each sale will be donated to the Celia Hammond Animal Trust to help fund their invaluable cat rescue, re-homing and animal welfare work.
Edit 12/12/13: These bags have now sold out.
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If (like me!) you prefer romantic gestures of the non-sickly-sweet variety, with maybe a healthy dose of cynicism thrown in for good measure, these Valentine’s Day cards by Mad Old Cat Lady will be right up your street.
Check out the full range of Valentine’s Cards (available for £2.80, which includes UK delivery) over at the Mad Old Cat Lady online shop.