can be personalised
A luxuriously lined handmade leather box, with a hinged lid that you can have personalised.
Whether you're celebrating a Christening, Confirmation, Bar Mitzvah, Birthday or Anniversary (3rd being Leather) or seeking special wedding favours (for bridesmaids, pages, Best Man, ushers) or an unusual commemorative gift, everyone's loving our smart boxes - cherishing theirs forever!
These soft smooth leather boxes are fairly traded and handmade, using traditional techniques to work the leather which is then coloured and polished, making them wonderfully good to touch with that distinctive smell of real leather. When personalised, each box becomes a unique present that will give a lifetime of pleasure to the recipient.
Our Oblong Leather Boxes are handmade exclusively for us, in our own contemporary designs and colours - Hot Orange, Navy Blue and Peacock Blue. Orange boxes are lined in dark green, Navy are lined red, and Peacock have a classic black interior.
To show just how much you care, why not have your present personalised?
Please tell us whether you would like names, initials, a short message and/or dates. Then, with our hot foil stamping process, we'll apply your choice of lettering in silver or gold. Up to nine characters (excluding full stops) can be embossed on one line, in Times Roman 22-point (CAPS only). A second line can be added, typically for dates.
If you are asking for initials, please specify whether you would like full stops, or not. But if we aren't sure we'll contact you to double-check so that you get your box personalised exactly as you want it.
If you love our little leather boxes why not take one in each colour? They’re ideal, not only as presents for friends and family, but also for your own favourite jewellery and cufflinks, watches, keeping tiny desk accessories in order, for craft items and all sort of other bits & bobs!
Our leather boxes are handmade for us exclusively using age-old skills, in our own contemporary colours and designs. The colours are derived from environmentally friendly natural dyes.
As colours can fade if exposed to 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 hinged lids being slightly padded, giving them a ‘plush’ feel.
All our leather boxes are lined with a soft Italian fabric that we call suede velvet, which gives their interiors a luxurious feel and appearance.
We specialise in the art of gold and silver blocking
This traditional method of embossing on leather is now an almost extinct skill. It 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 care 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 or neutral 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.
12 x 9 x 4cm, c.85g