Saturday, 13 December 2014

The perfect present...

A gift that keeps on giving!

So, with just over a week until Christmas , If you haven't, like me, already finished your Christmas shopping: IT'S TIME TO PANIC!!!
I've come across this amazing new concept of gifting called
And I felt obliged to tell you all about it!

If you have a person that is particularly difficult to buy for, someone with discerning tastes...maybe they've already got "everything"...or there is someone you feel deserves something extra special and you are struggling to find the right present, this could be the answer!!

NOT ANOTHER BILL was set up  3 years ago by Ned Corbett-Winder, a self confessed Art and design addict, on the founding idea that:
"No-one gets anything good in the post anymore apart from bills and a few pizza menus. So in exchange for a fee, he’d send subscribers a surprise interesting package once a month to make them smile and brighten up their mailbox."

For Mr. Corbett-Winder this is all about curating, discovery and appreciation of craft and design...
...this benefits the subscribers by helping them discover great artists, designers and brands!!

So basically NOT ANOTHER BILL collaborate with up-and-coming and established brands, that you will not find on the high street, to create a monthly surprise package that will be delivered, beautifully wrapped and with a letter explaining the collaboration to the lucky recipient!

"Each month we work with a handful of exciting brands to bring the subscribers something exclusive and unique"

necklace from tatty devine
"You simply sign them up online, telling us about what type and style of presents they’d like to receive (as well as what their address is). Then each month we’ll send them a surprise present to match. What’s more, you can also add a personalized message to accompany the gift."

There are 12 categories of present types, and you can tick as many as you feel would be fitting for the person you are buying for, then NAB will send out a "collaboration" gift that most suits..
(If it doesn't, it can be returned for an exchange)

You choose how long a subscription you want to give: Prizes start at £24 for a single surprise present, £69 for 3 monthly surprises , £129 for 6 months and £229 for a year.
The way they work with brands means that you or the lucky recipient can expect to receive goods worth more than the subscription fee!
What's more: They ship world wide, so this would be perfect if you have family abroad, and there is no hidden postage and packaging charges!!

You can read more about how it works here!

Enamel "splatter" mugs


What really made me sit up and take notice of NOT ANOTHER BILL was the quality of the gifts offered! It changes each month, but with previous collaborations with brands like TOM DIXON, FERM LIVING, HOUSE DOCTOR and FALCON ENAMEL, as well as unusual and unique gifts from lesser known, up-and-coming brands and designers/makers , the standard is set very high!!

brass letter holders from ferm living

Ned Corbett-Winder's background in design is evident in his choice of collaborations ...and what particularly appeals to me is that he has his finger on the pulse regarding all things design and his obvious love affair with contemporary Scandinavian design

There is something for everyone to like! Well, maybe not for the chintzy grandma with a penchant for doilies and porcelain dogs, but most certainly for anyone remotely interested in design:
It is not just a gift (or 3...or 6...or 12!!) It is an introduction to the world of design and beauty!!

Plant mister

From the useful for the gardener...
Papero space shuttle paper building set
Something fun for him...

Copper candlestand
...Something Luxurious for the home

HAM bouncing rabbit prints
Something cool for the kids...

Italian Lunch bag
Something for grandad to keep his lunch in...

Hexagon necklace
Jewelry for her...

Bohemia scarf
Or a cool scarf for mum....

The fun thing is, that you never know what's going to pop into the letterbox next...just make sure you select the right preferences to avoid disappointment.

If you would like to give an actual physical gift to someone, so they've got something under the tree, before the subscriptions start, there is also the option of The deluxe subscription gift box, where the recipient will get a welcome pack with a brass gift token and gift code, so that they can select their own preferences on the website. Order before the 21st December to get delivery in time for Christmas!

There is even a specific guide to create a personal Christmas subscription, and if you are still unsure of the whole gift subscription thing, you can always visit their shop for an extensive range of gifts that you would not find on the high street....even if it is for yourself!!:)

This one's high on my wish list:
Copper mirror from House Doctor

Ps! Who says it's gotta be a gift to someone else?? Why not put in a subscription for yourself, and receive a little surprise in the post every month....NOT JUST ANOTHER BILL!! 

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