can be personalised
gift wrapping available
A smart handmade leather box with a suede velvet lining and attached lid that can be personalised to order.
The ideal gift for Christenings, Confirmations or Bar Mizvahs, that special Birthday or Anniversary, the 3rd being leather. Our little leather boxes also make unusual Wedding favours (brilliant for bridesmaids, Best Man, ushers, parents, hens, friends), commemorative and corporate bespoke gifts.
These leather boxes are ethically sourced, fairly traded and handmade, using traditional techniques to work the leather which is then coloured and polished, making them wonderfully soft to the touch with that distinctive smell of real leather. When embossed to personalise, each box becomes a unique present that will give a lifetime of pleasure to the recipient.
Our luxuriously lined Oblong Leather Boxes are handmade exclusively for us in our own contemporary designs and colours - this season we have Hot Orange and Navy Blue. Hot Orange boxes are lined in dark green and Navy blue in antique red.
Other shapes available are Hearts, Horseshoes and Ovals in a wide variety of colours, some with contrasting linings and fitted interior pads for smart presentation of cufflinks or earrings.
All our boxes can be personalised to order with names, initials and/or dates, using a hot foil stamping process which is now an almost extinct skill, in either silver or gold.
Up to nine characters (excluding full stops) can be embossed on one line, in Times Roman 22-point (capital letters only). A second line can be added, typically for dates. Unless otherwise specifically requested, full stops will be added after each initial, including the last one.
Our luxury leather boxes are handmade for us, using age-old traditional skills in our own contemporary colours and designs. The colours are derived from vegetable dyes that are environmentally friendly, naturally occurring ingredients being used wherever possible.
As these colours can fade if exposed to strong sunlight over a lengthy period, we recommend that the boxes are kept out of bright light.
The carcases of the boxes are made from strong cardboard, the lids being padded with a layer of foam rubber, giving them a ‘plush’ feel. Oval and Heart-shaped lids are detached, whilst the lids of the Horseshoe and Oblong boxes are hinged. The lids of the Horseshoe boxes are secured by a popper.
All the boxes are lined with suede velvet, an Italian fabric that gives their interiors a luxurious appearance.
We specialise in the art of gold and silver blocking (traditional embossing on leather, now an almost extinct skill) which involves setting brass type into a 'chase' that goes into a heavy hot foiling machine. The lid of a box is secured on a pro-forma shape, which in turn is fastened to the machine’s table. Exact positioning is essential to ensure that the imprint is central and square, before inserting the foil used to give the embossing the desired colour, and lowering the chase to make the impression.
This process calls for considerable skill and attention to detail, giving our boxes an expensive and exclusive appearance.
The boxes require no maintenance, other than an occasional wipe. To restore their natural lustre we recommend the use of a high quality matching coloured leather polish, followed by gentle buffing with a soft cloth. Treated in this way one of our boxes will give many years of pleasure to the owner, as well as serving as a stylish reminder of the generosity of the giver, and that special occasion.
Oblong Boxes are 12 x 9 x 4cm