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Lovely Little Things: Canvas Backpack from British Legion Shop

Who knew the British Legion sold anything other than poppies? Not me… OK, maybe I thought they also sold ‘fancier’ poppies (like the ones female newsreaders or Princess Kate are often spotted wearing) – perhaps the odd poppy-motifed tea towel.

Well, pop yourself over to PoppyShop.org and be pleasantly surprised at their range of Orla Kiely designed bags, neroli scented candles and bluetooth speakers. Some of the products they stock make a design feature of the poppy emblem whilst on others, there is just a subtle nod to it.

My personal favourite thing is this military-style backpack, made from navy canvas and leather with brass fittings. With multiple pockets, it is brilliant as a changing bag, gym bag or to keep your laptop clear of your lunch.

The point here really is that you can support the British Legion all year ’round – not just with a paper flower on your jacket for a couple of weeks in November.

The canvas backpack costs £49.99, Juco bag £9.99 and the candle pictured £19.99


Lovely Little Things: Xmas Eve Boxes from ijustloveit.co.uk

Make Xmas Eve memories a family tradition with the help of these personalised wooden boxes from ijustloveit.co.uk 

How you fill it is up to you; maybe you keep the sellotape in there, for that last minute wrapping. Maybe the star for the Xmas tree (or spare bulbs for the fairy lights). In our home on Xmas Eve the King’s Singers Carol cd comes out (along with the sherry) and we hang the mistletoe…

Maybe you’ll take a family Polaroid on Xmas Eve and keep them in the box ’til your little ones leave home… Whatever you do, we think it’s a lovely idea and a beautiful keepsake.

Order now for Xmas, RRP £34.99

#Father’sDay Focus… Gifts for Urban Pirates

This week we’ll be celebrating Dads and presenting our pick of Father’s Day gifts.

If Daddy’s a plunderer of the High Seas at heart, we’re loving this personalised copy of Treasure Island from Born Gifted. Give him (or his offspring) the starring role and add a dedication on the inside cover…

Or how about this impressive treasure chest, complete with award winning Honduran Pirate’s Grog rum? Ahoy there!

And how cool is this Legless Pirate Bottle Opener? Opens wine and beer – a steal at just a tenner…