Handsome Hares and Cheeky Chickens by Caroline Walker

Handsome Hares and Cheeky Chickens by Caroline Walker

We are loving our new collection of Handsome Hares and Cheeky Chickens by Caroline Walker.  Caroline studied BA Hons  in Art and Design at Newport college of Art and then pursed a career in Visual Merchandising.  She has worked for some top end retailers including Harrods, Harvey Nicols and Marks & Spencer.

After moving to Cornwall in 2009, Caroline fulfilled her dream of becoming a full time painter.  She regularly exhibits throughout the UK where her paintings are in high demand.  Carolines love of animals is clearly apparent in her work and she captures the personality of her models with particular emphasis on the eyes!

Now Malt Kiln gifts are delighted to stock  her fabulous tabletop items and gifts based on her unique original artworks.

Caroline says “My aim is to make people smile when they see my work”   Why not pop in soon to see if the mugs, tea towels and coasters make you smile?!

 

 

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Father’s Day Gifts for Dad

Father’s Day Gifts for Dad

If your looking for Father’s Day gifts for Dad then pop into Malt Kiln Gifts where  we are really excited to have a gorgeous new fragrance from L’Occitane.  With L’Homme Cedrat, L’OCCITANE has placed this mysterious citrus fruit at the heart of its new fresh and energizing range for men. Cedrat is properly the citron, a variety of Citrus medica, with large fruits, not acid, and having a high perfume.

The range consists of

Cologne – Refreshing, masculine and full of character, L’Homme Cédrat Cologne blends citrus notes of cedrat with icy notes of mint and woody spices. A fresh burst, gives way to a lingering, masculine scent of violet leaf and lavender. Black pepper, pink peppercorn and ginger give a spicy touch to this accord. Finally, deep, woody notes of cedar, amber and musk soften the strong personality of this fragrance.  £48.00

Shower Gel for Body and Hair – More than a refreshing shower, this shower gel cleanses the skin and hair. Its rich foam refreshes the skin and leaves behind the zesty and aquatic scent of vibrant citrus notes, set over an intriguing base of woody spices. £16.00

After-shave cram-gel – The after-shave cream-gel, leave a fresh and invigorating scent on the skin. This multi-benefit formula helps to moisturise and soothe the skin after shaving, reduce feelings of irritation and tightness caused by shaving and invigorate the skin and protect it against environmental aggressions.  £24.00

Also for those Dads that prefer to stick to their favourite scent the L’Occitan Travel Essentials Kit would be a great Father’s Day gift for any Dad that has plans to travel over the summer or one who loves the gym.   The small sizes will not take up too much space in luggage and the lovely travel bag keeps everything together neat and tidy.

With hints of fresh lavender and peppery nutmeg L’OCCITANE has created the perfect formulas adapted to men’s daily skincare needs.

This travel set costs £22.00 and includes:

• 75ml L’Occitan Shower Gel
• 30ml L’Occitan After Shave Balm
• 100g L’Occitan Soap
• in a L’OCCITANE travel bag.

 

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Goatmilk from Crabtree & Evelyn is back

Goatmilk from Crabtree & Evelyn is back.

20 years ago when I first owned Malt Kiln Gifts the Goatmilk fragrance from Crabtree & Evelyn was a firm favourite.  Now after a considerable absence it is back with a fab new look but with a similar formulation.  With soft and soothing free range goat’s milk its the best formula for sensitive skin.

Products in the range include a comforting shower milk – suitable for bath & shower its creamy soothing lather and delicate texture will wrap your skin in comforting goodness.  Following your bath or shower use the moisture rich body milk for softer and smoother skin.  We are also stocking a hand wash, hand therapy and triple milled soap bar.

 

 

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Vintage Model Co – (Big) Boys Toys

Vintage Model Co – (Big) Boys Toys

Big Boys Toys.  We have just had a selection of “The Vintage Model Company” Flying scale model aeroplanes delivered.  These scale models will be ideal gifts for the boys in your life.  They will bring a smile to the face of the recipient when he remembers a time before smart-phones, PlayStation and you tube.  A time when he had hours of fun building something then more fun flying it.  Give a gift to the big boy in your life and let him share happy times teaching the younger generation the joy of model building.  With Father’s Day fast approaching pop n soon as we expect these little beauties to fly off the shelfs!!

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Gifts for Gardeners

GIFTS FOR GARDENERS

There are new gifts for gardeners in store now – Firstly a gorgeous new collection from botanical illustrator Brie Harrison. For the first-time Brie’s unique style is available on a range of beautiful gardening gifts. Brie’s love for colour and pattern are very much in evidence on her work and the striking botanical designs have previously been hugely popular on fabrics and stationery, suit the gardeners gifts perfectly. Our range includes a super-comfy garden kneeler. Covered in a wipe-clean, cotton canvas oilcloth, the shock-absorbing core of EVA foam with cushioning outer foam layers make this kneeler a superbly comfortable option and it has a handy carrying handle. Garden Gloves are elegant and ultra-soft – a delight to wear but also very hardwearing. The padded palm gives extra cushioning, for comfort during use and they are Machine washable at 30 degrees. A Secateur and Holster Set includes a pair of stylish ergonomic secateurs with a gorgeous waxed canvas holster featruring a handy belt loop and brightly coloured lining. Presented in a gorgeous gift box with gold foil highlights and ribbon pull handle, for a touch of luxury.The beautiful set of garden essentials includes a Trowel, Snips & Label. The traditionally-crafted garden trowel with FSC® beech handle, handy-sized colourful snips, and a metal plant labels to add a flourish to your house plants. Presented in a gorgeous gift box with gold foil detail and ribbon pull handle.

RHS GIFTS FOR GARDENERS

Another new collection of gifts for gardeners that use iconic imagery from the RHS Lindley Library. Garden tools and accessories that are designed to perform to the highest standard as well as being beautiful.

In the new Flora and Fauna range of products is a super comfortable Kneelo® Kneeler with memory foam technology. A gift set of Burgon & Ball RHS Endorsed Trowel and Secateurs in a beautiful presentation box. The secateur blade is fully hardened & tempered high carbon steel blade for lasting sharpness. Robust alloy handles have a comfortable cushion grip. The Trowel has a blue painted handle and the trowel head is engraved with “The love of gardening is a seed once sown, that never dies.”

In a matching pattern soft, tough and hard wearing gloves are machine washable and gorgeously printed. A cushioned palm and gathered wrist ensure they are comfortable and protective. One size fits (almost) all.

WE ARE ALSO STOCKING “LOVE THE GLOVE”

Bringing together fashion and function, Love The Glove is a stunning range of technical, high performance gardening gloves. Features include…

Ultra-soft fee,l yet hard-wearing fabric that doesn’t stiffen after drying.

Stretch mesh between fingers regulates hand temperature & improves dexterity.

Wrist strap provides snug fit and stops debris dropping into glove.

Padded palm gives extra cushioning.

Decorative genuine leather trim.

Machine washable size M/L

We have the tools for a beautiful garden – now we only need some gardening weather – bring on the sunshine!

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The new LA Source from Crabtree & Evelyn

The new LA Source from Crabtree & Evelyn, which includes a gift with purchase,  has just arrived in store and to celebrate the re-launch of this fabulous fragrance there is a gift with purchase promotion.  We have a limited supply of gorgeously soft Pashminas in the classic La Source blue to give to customers who purchase 3 items or more from the new range.
The new Body Wash, Body Lotion and Soap in single bars or packs of 3 are back on the shelf and an old favorite the Ultra-Moisturising Body Cream with Vitamins A & E has returned.  This nourishing and moisturising extra-rich body cream features the restorative marine blend of anti-oxidants-rich Green Seaweed Extract and protecting Red Sea Algae.  Hydration boosting Shea Butter will leave your skin soothed and moisturised.

A new product in the range is the Revitilising Eau De Toilette.  Inspired by the sea the classic La Source scent combines marine aquatic and ozonic accords with pettigrain, basil and amber and  when you spray it you are transported  a wonderfully sunny beach.

As we only have a limited supply of this beautiful free gift, you will have to pop down soon to take advantage of this special offer.

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New Tisserand for The New Year

We wish all our customers a very happy and healthy 2017, and thank you for your support and custom during 2016. This year sees us celebrate our 20th Anniversary of owning The Malt Kiln and we are delighted that one of our original suppliers Tisserand continues to be a best seller. Tisserand essential oils are of the purest quality so you can be sure they will have the desired therapeutic effect whether you mix them with a base oil for massage or add to your bath or oil burners.

New for this year is the Neroli & Sandalwood and Rose & Geranium blends which are available as hand wash, bath soak, body wash and hand cream.

Its hard to choose a favourite product from the range but we especially love the Neroli & Sandalwood bath soak, it indulges the senses and soothes the mind, uplifting Neroli and comforting Sandalwood pure essential oils complement refreshing Ginseng and calming Chamomile extracts to leave skin soft and help to restore the body and mind. We also love the Rose and Geranium hand cream as it is 100% naturally fragranced, protects the hands and strengthens nails whilst leaving skin silky soft, non-greasy and delicately fragranced.

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L’occitane Summer Sale

We have a fabulous Summer Special offer from L’Occitane.  There are two special packs available that offer fantastic savings on the normal recommended prices.  Firstly the liquid soap duo offers 2 x 500ml bottles of shea butter liquid soap one in my favourite Verbena fragrance and the other in Lavender which is lovely too.  As these normally sell for £19 each the duo pack price of £26 saves a massive  £12 – thats a saving of over 30%.

And if the summer weather plays havoc with your hair the repairing shampoo and conditioner duo with 2x 500ml bottles represent fantastic value at £33.  Normal price of the 300ml shampoo is £16 as is the 250 ml conditioner so for the same price as the standard sizes you are getting larger bottles that represent great value.

Stocks are very limited so pop into the shop to pick up a bargain while you can.

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Fabulous Wraptious Quirky Cushions & Cards

These fabulous Wraptious quirky cushions & cards have just arrived at The Malt Kiln and we are really excited to be the only stockist in the area. We discovered these fabulous cushions & cards when we attended the British Craft Trade Fair last month in Harrogate. We think our customers will love them as we fell in love with them as soon as we saw them. We knew immediately that they were the perfect stock for the Malt Kiln and we are certain you will love them too. Over the years we have gained a bit of a good reputation for finding really unusual and quirky items that you do not find in hundreds of other gift shops, and we work hard to find stock that will be just right for that special gift you are looking to buy. Or maybe you just cant resist buying them for yourself!

The illustrations on these fantastic cushions and cards are the work of Katherine Williams who studied illustration at the University of Sunderland. A crazy fact about Katherine – she’s obsessed with giraffes, and would love to have one as a pet one day. Katherine loves to work with both watercolours and inks, and enjoys illustrating animals and nature using a splatter effect.

The cushions are handmade in the UK in an extremely soft faux-suede that feels gorgeous. The back is stone coloured and the inner is fibre. The cushions are machine washable and measure 45 x 45 cm. The cushions are £30.00 and the cards are £2.50.

Pop into the shop soon to see these fabulous cushions and cards – I have a feeing they are not going to hang about for long!

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Now stocking The Fabric Vase Company

We really love the new stock from “The Fabric Vase Company”.  We met Heather at the recent British Craft Trade Fair in Harrogate and immediately fell in love with her delightful fabric vases.  Simple print fabrics in neutral colours mixed with a plain fabric are used to create these quirky vases.  How do they not leak?  we hear you shout – well thats the really clever bit – you can use any old jam jar, chipped glass or even a trimmed plastic water bottle and place that inside the fabric  to make a beautiful and unusual vase.  You could actually use them for pens, wooden spoons or anything else you fancy.

One of the most difficult gifts to buy are the ones that have to be sent, but as these vases come flat packed, tied with a ribbon and tag explaining how to use them they will be perfect for sending through the post.

We told you recently one of the best things about going to the British Craft Trade Fair is you get to meet the makers and hear their stories.  We were delighted to hear that although Heather now lives in Ely, Cambridgeshire she used to live in Scotland and loves Haddington as she often attended craft fairs here to sell her hand made childrens clothes.  Needless to say she is delighted the Malt Kiln have decided to stock her fabric vases as much as we are to have them.

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