housewares as gifts Bee Happy with Bee Gifts This Spring

With life slowly creeping back to normal, giving gifts to one another will once again resume face-to-face. Selbrae House recognise the importance of gift giving and the seasonal trends they have picked up on.


his spring bees are the gifts that will be buzzing. In line with this trend leading Scottish gift producer, Selbrae House, has launched many new bee products that make great homeware gifts. The delightfully lifelike bumble bee has been immortalised in a huge range of gifts either etched onto them or crafted into them. Under the Just Slate brand there are new bee breakfast spoons, bee serving trays and bee bar accessories. These complement the current range of sets of 4 mini bee cheeseboards which are foam backed and gift boxed, and mats and coasters. Stemless glasses are perfect for serving gin or wine so complement the slate products, Just Slate has developed sets of 4 stemless glasses, with either the iconic bee or gin illustration etched onto them. Packaged in a gift box, they make perfect presents. New to Just Slate’s bar range is what’s tipped

to be a bestseller – a set of 6 stag engraved whisky stones packaged in a velvet bag and gift box. With a RRP of £12 (and trade price of £5) they make a very affordable gift and are easy to display and store in all shops and appeal particularly to the Father’s Day gift market.

Just Slate’s sister brand Scottish Made, which produces sustainable wooden gifts and homewares, has launched new butter dishes. With a ceramic bottom in either blue or white, topped with sustainable oak lids, each with a

country animal etched on, these new products bring a homely touch to the kitchen. Animals have always had a special place in Scottish Made’s heart so this year it has extended its bestselling Scottish oak boards to feature new animals such as the hedgehog, geese and kissing rabbits, as well as offering more variety to its board and wooden platter ranges.

The success of the Selbrae House’s products is in part due to its creative designs, affordable prices and variety of products which ensures retailers can keep their offering fresh and new. Most of the products are produced in Scotland from sustainable sources so their carbon footprint is low. Selbrae House’s in-house designer, Emma Carstairs, creates all the illustrations herself which are then etched onto the products at their Fife production facility. Donny Carstairs, Selbrae House Managing

Director says: “For 2021 we have looked at what’s on trend with gifts and developed these into our products. The rise of the bumble bee has been rolled out across all our brands and is one of our bestsellers. Our aim is to be at the forefront of the UK gift market with new and interesting gift offerings and we are confident this year’s new products will soon become bestsellers. Despite the many lockdowns over the last year, we continue to supply retailers across the world, many of whom are online now.

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“We are also offering bespoke personalised gifts for the corporate gifting market and have new machines in place to easily produce stunning small or large gift items with a company’s logo on them”

Bee in the right place with the right products and place a Selbrae House order now!


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