And, whilst there may have been a few slammed doors and “I hate you” thrown around over the years after they didn’t let us go to a party, which let’s be honest probably wasn’t the best idea in the first place…
We still love them very much!
Show your Mum that you love them this Mother’s Day with our fantastic range of vintage cutlery with the most wonderful quotes.
Our full range of vintage cutlery can be personalised for you or your loved one making it that extra bit special.
Simply select the delivery option which costs £6.95 and we will personalise your spoon and deliver it to your chosen address for free. For further details and to find out more, please contact us.
ome on, we’ve all done it, put the spoon handle in the bottle to keep its fizz however the truth is we have never had to do it for any length of time. Who cares, it looks great and makes a great talking point at the drinks party. The perfect gift for mum this Mothers Day!
Calling all mega relaxers, our range of beanbags from our good friends at Extreme Lounging are ready and raring to go for any season.
Indoors, outdoors, these beanbags are perfect in any color or material for any room of the house or in the garden.
They’re super comfortable and well designed by the team over at Extreme Lounging.
The beanbags are super durable because of the wonderful double stitching, lasting for even the most extreme loungers! It’s also filled with super-smart polystyrene beads, designed to absorb heat and mold around your shape.
We love to be partnered with the amazing people at Extreme Lounging! They’re British through and through and every single B-bag is made at their factory in Yorkshire. When you bug an Extreme Lounging B-Bag from us at Design Essentials, you can be sure that your getting a great product with great service.
Everything is done to be as environmentally friendly as possible at Extreme Lounging. All their materials even being sourced from as close to home as possible! Extreme Lounging achieves true luxury without a nasty carbon footprint.
Be it in your bedroom or living room, the Ralph Smart Side Table is a great addition to any contemporary living space, combining a simple, modern design with storage space and incredible smart technology. With Bluetooth speakers, USB points, and wireless charging, it’s a dream side table.
Four legs, solid wood occasional table. Built into the surface top is a 5w wireless charging plate compatible with all wire-free smartphones and tablets. The Zain Smart Table has a powerful Bluetooth speaker accompanied by a 40w subwoofer. Covered by a Charcoal grey retro fabric, the sound quality is extremely clear and full of bass.
We love the brand new Bea Smart Dest at Design Essentials!
The super-stylish Bea Smart Desk has stylish hairpin legs making your work from home just as stylish as you! With an integrated wireless charging plate at the top of the desk is compatible with any Qi-enabled wireless charging smartphones, so no more tangled wires. Available in four unique finishes, the Bea Smart Desk is perfect for making your grey study a bit more cheerful and makes working from home a little bit easier.
The dual-motor creates seamless height-adjustable movement which allows you to move from sitting to standing with ease. Set your perfect height using the control panel with the LED screen to save up to four positions within the built-in memory settings.
Everything is taken into account by Koble with an integrated charging pad and two USB charging ports, and one charge point. This all allows you to keep any device fully powered throughout the working day.
With a powerful Lithium battery, you won’t need to worry about losing the music halfway through your party because the Mantle has 18 hours of charge. Play music, create an atmosphere, or charge your phone, at home, or out and about. The brilliant new Mantle Bluetooth Speaker Lantern will never die on you or let your phone battery die now with super sleek wireless charging.
From linen to wooden, from maple to bamboo, there are so many different options for the amazing book lights we have from our good friends at Gingko.
The SmartBook Lights by Gingko is a great addition to any room in the house. When shut, the Book Light masquerades as a stylish, leather bound book, but when opened, it transforms into a sculptural lamp that emits a warm, ambient light through its durable, water-resistant Tyvek “pages”.
The beautiful, atmospheric design opens to a full 360 degrees, with magnets cleverly concealed in its cover to hold it together. The soft touch papers are tear-proof and water-resistant, lit up by long-lasting soft white LEDs.
The dynamic, multi functional light can be opened to form a circular lamp and comes with a micro-USB charger. It is assembled by hand and has a rechargeable battery life of up to eight hours once charged.
Perfect as a Father’s Day or birthday gift, these stylishly unique lamps will look brilliant on a bedside table to use for reading before bed, or on a side table in the living room to offer a soft glowing light in the evenings. Wherever you place it, your Booklight will add a touch of character to any room.
Browse the rest of our Gingko range here, or if you’re looking for a gift, look for inspiration here!
The Octagon One desk lamp is the ‘Gift of the Year 2018’ Award Winner in the UK from the Contemporary Gift category. It also won the Judge’s Choice Award Winner (the only winner) from the whole home and gift categories. The Gift of the Year Award is the most highly respected award in the UK for home and gift products.
The Octagon One Rechargeable Desk Light combines the best of simple and natural wood-effect finish to achieve its modern industrial aesthetic.
The focal point of the design is a beautifully shaped octagon shaped wood finish base, with a touch control button and an inbuilt rechargeable battery which makes it a totally wireless desk lamp. It also allows it to be positioned at three different angles. Mounted in the base is a milled aluminum casing covered in the wood finish which contains 36 high quality LED light bead, with light a diffusing cover
Christmas is without a dount simultanious the best and worst time of year. The stress is somethimes outweighed by the joy of all of the festivities, but it doesn’t mean it’s not still stressfull.
But don’t fear, Design Essentials is here. We’ve taken the stress away from you this year with our Christmas gifts blogs, and this one is about all of the lovely little bits and bobs to buy for your friends and family this year.
The Nkuku jewelry box is the perfect gift for any relative this Christmas. With a small square frame in the top of the Nalou Jewellery Box is perfect for keeping a small photo to remember a happy time with friends or family. It also keeps all your jewellery and keepsake safe with a simple latch mechanism. So worry about your special memories not more with the Nalou Jewellery Box!
This Nkuku glass frame portrait is perfect for displaying photos and mementos, so a great Christmas present this year.
Create a truly personalized gift with one of these stylish glass photo frames. The glass front and back make them not only great for photographs but also a fantastic way to display other precious keepsakes, like postcards, concert tickets, and drawings. They look great grouped together in an assortment of sizes and orientations. Each photo frame is strung with a recycled sari tie.
Naturally handcrafted and beautifully designed with great performance, the brand new Gingko MI Square Pocket Speaker makes your travel music experience seriously matter.
Boomboxes have had their day and, as cool as they were, they weren’t very practical to cart about… These new and improved pocket speakers are perfect for presents this Christmas.
The Gingko Mi Square Pocket Bluetooth Speaker takes all the volume of and depth of a traditional music speaker and reformulates it for the modern, travel conscious, party planner.
The new MI SQUARE Pocket speaker is made with solid, sustainable wood and powered by a long-lasting integrated rechargeable battery. New from Gingko, the nifty Bluetooth speaker is a very handy object to travel with, no matter where you go and what you do. It delivers you seriously great sound from a small and neat cherry, walnut or bamboo wood square. Plus, the strong fibre leather strap makes it fully portable. You can put it on your backpack, hang on your bike or even put it on your wrist if you wish.
Jut connect up your Bluetooth phone or tablet and let the tunes flow!
Dead Posh is brand-new to Design Essentials in Saffron Walden, offering a variety of fun, personalised accessories for you and your home including bags, coasters, and pillows. The bespoke items are perfect for gifts or as a little treat to yourself to make the shopping a bit more fun. The modern, chic brand will be sure to turn heads, as you flaunt your one of a kind accessories in the home or out and about. Whether you’re from Essex, Saffron Walden, Great Chesterford, or Linton, we’ve got a range of luxury items, personalised with your home location to add that little extra spark from your coasters to your handbag. We absolutely love these Dead Posh accessories as Christmas presents, and we hope you do too.
We hope to see you in the shop getting your Christmas shopping done early, with the help of our Christmas gifts blogs. Check out our tech blog We wish you a techy Christmas, No more plastic rubbish! our blog for kids presents this year and all of our other blogs for more Christmassy ideas.
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To have a look in person at these great gifts available at Design Essentials, be sure to pop into the shop to have a chat with us in Saffron Walden, Essex.
For any enquires, please feel free to contact us, we love to hear from you.