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With Love, from Birmingham and Beyond: A BrumHour Christmas 2021 Gift Guide
Compiled by Dave Massey twitter.com/BrumHour
Every gift guide comes with its own unique angle. This gift guide is the businesses, projects and individuals who support and network with BrumHour on a regular basis, from arts based charities like Birmingham Museums with their own online shops to unique projects in the city.
Networking and shouting about your own business project has never been more important than now.
Perry, Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Mascot
Designed by Emma Lou, winner of a national design competition, Perry the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Mascot is now available for you to order.
Buy someone a Perry Bull Mascot here: shop.birmingham2022.com/collections/mascot
Birmingham Cocktail Weekend Gift Vouchers
Fancy planning your 2022 visit to Birmingham Cocktail Weekend in advance? The weekend is scheduled from 8th to 10th July 2022 and gift vouchers which cost the same as a single ticket for the weekend are now available to give to your cocktail loving friend.
Alex Nicholson-Evans creator of Birmingham Cocktail Weekend said:
We’re really excited to be introducing Christmas Gift Vouchers this year. Wristbands go on sale at the end of January so cocktail lovers have never before been able to give the gift of BCW to friends or family.
We know that lots of our cocktail lovers use BCW as a date to meet up with loved ones, so giving the gift of a wristband and making plans to sip those delicious signature cocktails together feels like a really great gift idea to us!
Get your Birmingham Cocktail Weekend Gift Vouchers here: birminghamcocktailweekend.co.uk/journal/gift-voucher
Walk Birmingham by Mike Hodder and Sue Whitehouse (Available from BMAG)
Twenty walks around Birmingham, to help you explore history in the city for yourself.
Clock Design Co
A hand crafted wooden wall clock to tell you it is time for a mince pie and a small sherry. These clocks range from traditional designs to more decorative patterns. Made in Burton on Trent, there’s sure to be a design that fits into your own house.
BrumHour loves this design that was gifted earlier this year. It sits proudly on the wall in the lounge.
Order here: clockdesign.co.uk
The Colour Palette Company/Draw My City from Stacey Barnfield
Over the past year Stacey Barnfield’s The Colour Palette Company and Draw my City has gone from strength to strength. One key highlight of his work is the Birmingham Colour Palette featuring fun and bold references to the colours and culture of Birmingham. The first in the series includes Old Bus Cream, Mr Egg Yellow, Jewellery Quarter Gold, The Bull Bronze and Sabbath Black.
Get your gifts here: drawmycity.co.uk/product/the-birmingham-colour-palette-1
Plantable Seeded Cards from Blooming Heck UK
Created by Emma Stokes who has shared content with BrumHour for many years. These are plantable seeded cards with artistic designs. Emma said:
Blooming Heck is an eco-friendly and zero waste concept that bloomed out of the darkness that is Covid-19. The majority of my time throughout 2020 was spent in the garden with my new born baby and my boyfriend.
One day, I wanted to send my parents some flowers and a card to let them know I really loved and missed them. Normal ‘greeting’ cards that you find online just weren’t cutting it and seemed, in some respect, lifeless.
So, I created this idea of Blooming Heck – a simple concept of planting a message and watching it bloom throughout hard times. The idea has really taken off and I’m so very grateful to all of the customers who have taken the time to leave feedback, and praise what is still a relatively new and unique idea.
The last year has enabled people to stop and reflect on what is important to them. For me, it’s family and friends, alongside the idea of a ‘born again’ message. I’m hoping in the next few months/years/lifetime, people continue to like and admire my small business that has brought a new meaning to sending a simple card to loved ones.
Blooming Heck uses recycled envelopes and compostable vegetable starch cellophane bags to protect the products in transit. I really want to promote the idea of ‘clean’ gift giving although I’m still working on processes to make it even more eco-friendly.
The Seed Paper is personally sourced and is 100% handmade with recycled paper and embedded with botanical seeds. The paper can be planted and you can watch your message turn into beautiful flowers.”
Order here: bloomingheck.co.uk
I’ve tweeted and shared about these previously, Nourished is a personalised jelly vitamin “sweet” which actually contains seven different layers. They are 3d printed to order in Digbeth at what is part lab, part production facility.
Order here: get-nourished.com