can be personalised
A smart leather box with a hinged lid that you can ask us to personalise, lined in an Italian fabric we call suede velvet.
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 can offer Deep Aqua, Hot Orange and Navy Blue.
Deep Aqua oblong boxes are lined in black and Hot Orange in dark green; Navy Blue Oblongs have a red lining and will be back in stock in early October. Some of these Oblong boxes now come with a fitted interior pad for smart presentation of a pair of cufflinks, elegant earrings or other jewellery or small accessories. Please ask - there's no extra cost if we can provide a fitted pad.
To show just how much you care why not have your present personalised?
Choose from names, initials and/or dates and, with our hot foil stamping process (now an almost extinct skill) we'll apply your choice of lettering in either 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. And if you do want them, let us know if we should add one after the last initial. Don't worry, though, because if we are unsure of what to do, we'll contact you before we set the type and personalise your box. But do remember that we're here to help if you've any queries before you order, so just contact us!
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