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East of India New In Collection | Gifts from Handpicked Blog

East of India New In Collection | Gifts from Handpicked Blog

About East of India

East of India was founded in February 1991 by two creative people who took inspiration from a craftsman whilst travelling through Asia. The products that the craftsman had created received a lot of feedback and positive outlooks, which is why the creators of East of India decided to make their own creations with the inspiration of the items that the craftsman had made. 

As business took off, East of India started to endeavour into the world of creating and sampling their own items. From looking at woods and ceramics and beginning to piece everything together by hand. Today every product by East of India is created wonderfully at their studio is Folkestone.

A fantastic trait of East of India is that they take their environmental issues very seriously. They are involved in a tree planting project in Indonesia, they own their own Oak wood in Kent which is 22 acres and their own offices and warehouse in the UK is powered by solar power. 

As well as this, East of India use recycled card and paper and they reuse all of their suppliers boxes to package up customer orders. Not to mention that they use corn starch compostable bags for their greeting card packaging!


We absolutely love East of India, from their ethics, to their products and their helpful customer services. Which is why we are so excited that they have new products for us to share! We have recently stocked some new pieces from East of India and we hope you love them just as much as we do. From birthday gifts, gifts for teachers, baby gift ideas and much more. The list goes on! 


Baby Gifts 

Gifts for Baby East of India

Some of the new products which we have recently listed are perfect gift ideas for christenings, baby showers and more. With two keepsake boxes and a stunning porcelain birth certificate holder you simply cannot go wrong with these baby gifts. Each of the keepsake boxes have a baby boy or baby girl theme, complete with a patterned finish for a rustic feel. Keep all of your rememberable items in these boxes as a reminder of your little one going up. Perhaps it is a pair of baby socks or even a first tooth or curl. As for the birth certificate holder, this is one of our all time favourite items from the East of India collection, made from beautiful porcelain and decorated with adorable animals, you can keep your child's birth certificate safe and sound in this lovely little item, and with two porcelain holders you can even have it on display!


Gifts for Friends

East of India Gifts for Friends

Do you need a gift for a friend anytime soon? Why not have a look through these East of India products which are new in to our shop! From cards, candles, mugs and even a little ceramic Bumblebee, East of India has everything you need to give your friend an extra special gift. Each item has a lovely message on it which will make your friend smile, perfect for birthdays, Christmas or even just as a thank you. Let your friend know how much they mean to you with this variety of gift ideas.

To include a porcelain heart card, perfect for a birthday! A ceramic Bumblebee with a lovely message, a friends are like stars porcelain mug and a braver than you believe scented candle.


Romantic Valentines Gifts

Valentines Day Gift Ideas By East of India

If you need a gift for your other half, whether it be your girlfriend, boyfriend, husband or wife, East of India are guaranteed to have something for you. These two new in products from East of India include a gorgeous porcelain mug and a wooden plaque with a delightful Hare design on it. 

We love how unique these two items are and we think they would make the perfect Valentines Day or wedding anniversary gift idea. It is never easy to find gifts for your partner, especially ones that are quirky whilst being sentimental. From this collection we have a porcelain mug which reads "we may not have it all together, but together we have it all" and a wooden plaque which reads '"making memories with you is my favourite thing to do." Awww, how cute!


Boxed Gifts - In Loving Memory & Special Teacher

In Loving Memory and Special Teacher Gift From East of India

To finish this beautiful collection by East of India, we have two new boxed gifts which we think are just simply wonderful. One of these boxed gifts is a delicate little porcelain feather, boxed with writing that reads "feathers will appear when loved ones are near" a comforting gift idea for someone who has sadly lost someone. A very pretty in loving memory gift idea that is respectful and kind. 

The other boxed gift which is part of this collection is a special teacher star, boxed with writing that reads "thanks teacher for helping me shine." If you need a unique gift idea to tell your teacher how much you appreciate them then this porcelain star is a great way to do that. Not only is it quirky but it also acts as a gorgeous keepsake which can be kept for years to come. A great little item to have on display, whether it be on your teachers desk or in their home.


Take some inspiration for gift ideas on this blog, East of India create stunning crafted items that are guaranteed to make the recipient smile. So no matter who you are buying for, why not explore the East of India collection on our website to find unique and novelty gift ideas that you can't find anywhere else. We promise that you will not be disappointed!