Gifts

Melting Messages – ‘Meet the Designer’

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Having grown up around the Saffron Walden area, it was inevitable that I would come across such a unique shop that Wendy and her team run. My design background has given me a keen eye for what looks good, and from the moment I saw Design Essentials I knew I wanted to sell my candles in this shop. Melting Messages started in February 2015, thereafter came a year of development and seeking out the hotspots to stock them. When I finally launched the business in February 2016, I felt it was time to drop in and meet Wendy herself. I gave her a mini pitch of the business which went a little something like this…

Melting Messages’ journey

Our journey began, when I was searching for a gift for my mother’s birthday. Unable to find that special gift, I decided to create something unique for her. My sole purpose was to create a product which conveyed a message in an original way. Hence why there is a message hidden inside the candle, creating that big ‘REVEAL’ moment.  She loved it and from that moment Melting Messages was born as I decided to share this experience with others. Candles are used in a variety of different ways – to celebrate an occasion, give as a gift, create an ambiance or decorate a home. I wanted to create a product that could reflect these. I wanted to create a timeless product that would allow any moment to be preserved and be something worth remembering.

Our candles

Melting Messages is a UK based company. All our candles are designed in our studio and hand poured here at our factory. We source our wax and other key components from other UK manufacturers. We are proud of our heritage and we can proudly say they are ‘Made in Britain’.

“Meet The Designer” event

Wendy and her customers loved it, so much that we have decided to dedicated a whole two weeks on the collaboration. Saturday 2nd July will be a ‘Meet The Designer’ day at the shop from 11am – 4pm. Please come and see us and these amazing candles. Whether you are searching for a Birthday, Anniversary or even a simple Thank You present, our Melting Message candles will be perfect for these special occasions.

For more information and to RSVP for this special event, please email: wendy@designessentials.org.uk or pop into the shop if you’re in town.

Here is a sneaky peak of what’s to come…

 

Happy Birthday Melting Messages's candle

I Love You Melting Messages's candle

Marry Me Melting Messages's candle

Thank You!

 

Valentine’s Day Gifts

 

Presents for your partner

It’s not long to go until Valentine’s Day so make sure you don’t forget to treat the special person in your life! Here at Design Essentials we have an array of gifts that are sure to put you in your partner’s good books.

As you may know, leather is the traditional gift given on a third wedding anniversary so if you’re coming up to three years as a couple take a look at our timeless leather range. A thoughtful idea would be to fill the leather Memory Box with quotes and mementos from your most special moments as a couple. Or if you haven’t got the budget for the memory box you could buy one of our Clothesline Photo Displays and put the quotes and photos up on there instead.

Also the candles we have in the shop could be the perfect gift for a wife or girlfriend. We have some gorgeous scented candles from Geodesis (Neroli being the most popular) and even candle accessories as shown above to glam-up your plain candles.

Finally, our best-seller the “Cinematic Lightbox” is a fantastic gift for Valentine’s as it is a very on-trend home accessory at the moment with the likes of Fearne Cotton, Jamie Oliver and Caroline Flack all owning one. To add a personal touch why not put a sweet message up to make it that extra bit more special. Or if you’d rather keep it simple why not buy a couple of our Wooden Letter Lights in your and your partner’s initials.

Emoji Cushions

Quirky Emoji Cushions

These quirky Emoji Cushions make a fabulous present for any teenager who is glued to their phone! Why not show someone how much you love them by buying them the Blowing Kiss Emoji Cushion or how much they make you smile by buying them the Cheesy Grin Emoji Cushion.

The cushions, made from plush yellow fabric, come in seven different expressions and we even have the much-loved poo emoji. These cushions are perfect for adding a humorous touch to any playroom, bedroom or living room.

We even had businessman Richard Swain, from Force 36, buy one of every cushion to liven up his boardroom which we thought was a creative idea. We’d love to see how else our customers have chosen to use the cushions so tag us in your photos on Instagram (@design_essentials1) or mention us on Twitter.

Can’t wait to get your hands on one of these cushions? Take a look on our website and BUY NOW.

Christmas Gift Guide for Teenage Girls

Don’t worry we haven’t forgotten about the teenage girls you’ve all got to buy for this christmas too. If you’re stuck for inspiration for what to get the teenage girls in your life this year Design Essentials has got you covered. Just take a look below at our christmas gift guide for teenage girls!

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Christmas Gift Guide

Looking to save a bit of money this year? These amazing gifts shown above are all under £15 but will still be sure to make that special person smile when they tear off the wrapping!

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Makeup bag=£12.99

Glass Hear Plate Stand=£12

Marilyn Monroe Wall Mural= £14.99

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Christmas Gift Guide

If you’re willing to spend a little more take a look at these quirky products we have on offer. You could even personalise the products by putting up your own photos on the clothesline or writing a message out in the lightbox.

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Clothesline Photo Display=£35

Quote Wall Decor=£30

Cinematic Lightbox=£30

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Finally if you really want to treat her why not splash out on one of the gorgeous items seen above-you’ll be sure to be in her good books!

Arch Cream Mirror=£120

Stag Head Wall Sculpture=£98

Suitcase Record Player=£79

Christmas Gift Guide for Teenage Boys

As it’s less than a fortnight until the big day, to save you frantically looking for presents for your sons, nephews, grandsons, brothers or friends throughout the advent period, Design Essentials has amalgamated some of the best products it has on offer for teenage boys this christmas.

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Christmas Gift Guide

If you’re not willing to break the bank the three gifts above are ideal!

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X-Ray Decks Wall Mural=£14.99
Arrow Light=£35
Poop Emoji Cushion=£12

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Christmas Gift Guide

If you’re willing to splash out a bit more on a special person why not consider these fabulous gifts.

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B-Qubed Bean Bag Brown Aqua=£44.99
Fist Wall Decor=£41

London Underground Table Lamp=£45

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Christams Gift Guide

Fancy really treating him? Take a look at these funky present ideas!

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MonsterB Indoor Bean Bag Red= £144
Suitcase Record Player In Red=£79 with matching Vinyl Record Case In Red=£34.95