Our Autumn Gift Guide; Essentials This Season

With summer officially over, it’s time to put away the swimsuits and SPF, and get ready for candles and all things cosy as the season changes with an autumn gift box. Soon, the clocks go back which means we get an extra hour of rest but darker evenings. It indicates that winter is well and truly on the way and it’s time to start prepare for the colder weather. We’ve put together a list of things to stock up this autumn, including a candle, chocolate and natural skincare. Photo: María from @ourspanglishfamily Cosy Up First, we’re starting with our White Clay...

Bookblock’s Guide to Newborn Gifts

To help with your newborn baby gifts search, we’ve created this blog to talk you through some of our curated gift boxes. Gifting both practical...

Bookblock’s Guide to Chocolate Gifts

If you have that wonderful sweet tooth, our chocolate boxes will fulfil your every need. Each chocolate is made and decorated by hand by artisan...

Meet the Makers – Selma Gulbahce

In this week’s Meet the Maker, we meet Selma Gulbahce. An abstract painter who produces beautiful and bold, fluid paintings using acrylic paints. Selma loves...

Eco Friendly Gifts from Bookblock

At Bookblock, sustainability is high on the agenda. Principles of reuse and recycle are interwoven into the creative production process to ensure that we give...

Bookblock Guide to Easter Gifts

Whether April Showers or Spring Sunshine whatever the weather this Easter, we can’t wait for the delicious treats and the promise of a Bank Holiday!...

Meet The Makers – Olivia Brazier

To celebrate the launch of Forty Liquors’ Pornstar Martini cocktail, we travel behind the scenes to get to know the talented artist commissioned with creating...

Meet the Makers – Tom Ashlee

For today’s meet the maker, we meet Tom Ashlee. Tom is a Kent based Graphic designer and Illustrator working across a variety of platforms and...

Meet the Makers – Astrid Weguelin

For today’s instalment of Meet the Makers, we go in depth with one of our closest collaborators. A mainstay in Bookblock’s creative process, illustrator Astrid...

Meet the Makers – Type & Story

For another instalment of Meet the Makers, we sit down with Type & Story a small but exciting London design studio making contemporary paper products....

Meet the Makers – Alejo Mi

For this Meet the Makers we meet Alejo Mi. Tumi, the creative mind behind the brand, describes its style as ‘afro boho chic’ and we...

Meet the Makers – Bex Parkin

This week for a Meet the Makers feature, we meet Bex Parkin. Packed with colour and enchantment, Bex Parkin’s delicate hand-painted designs celebrate the joy...

Bookblock Guide to Mother’s Day Gifts

Chocolate… need we say more? Life is like a box of chocolates. But with Bookblock, you definitely know what you’re going to get! Handcrafted treats...

Bookblock Guide to Valentine’s Gifts 

Sweet Like Chocolate The heart wants what it wants. And our hearts want chocolate. There’s a reason the sweet stuff has become a classic Valentine’s...

15 Bookblock Ways to Say Thank You

Make it personal No two people are the same, so why should thank you gifts be any different? Give your loved ones something special with...

Bookblock Guide to Practical Gifts 

For the green-fingered If someone in your life loves getting their hands dirty then treat them to this eye-catching garden trowel from the V&A. Showcasing...

Bookblock Guide to Mulled Wine & Cider

The key ingredients for these recipes are first of all (and in our opinion the most important!) the very boozy and expertly picked Maison Sassy...

Brand Spotlight: Triumph & Disaster

All of the Triumph & Disaster products are made with natural ingredients from around the globe like clay from Australia, Jojoba extract from Mexico and...

Bookblock Guide to Classy Alcohol Gifts

Champagnes Firstly, our wonderful Champagnes. There’s nothing like popping open a bottle for a celebration (or just a Friday night!), which is why it’s such...

Bookblock Guide To Date Night In

Chocolates Firstly, we’re starting with food, as every great date night needs some yummy treats and our Chocolate World has a scrumptious selection. As it...
Bestseller Books

10 books to kickstart your year

We wait until the coldest, darkest and saddest time of year to deny ourselves of everything we love. Forget celery cleanses and 5 am spin...
Christmas Cards

Our love affair with Christmas cards

We’re a sentimental bunch us brits.  Every year, we send nearly 900 million Christmas cards. 900 million! That’s more per person than any other country...
Tea and Coffee

Around the world in 21 coffees

But first, coffee.  Whether you’re mad for a mocha or loopy for a long black, there’s nothing quite like the warm embrace of a steaming...
Christmas Market

5 best Christmas markets in the UK

Wrap up warm. It’s Christmas market season.  Born in Germany, these delightful popup markets have become a mainstay in the UK. Offering mulled wine, mince...

Brand Spotlight: Teministeriet

With roots from the island of Formosa, Teministeriet combines age-old tea traditions from the Far East with Scandinavian minimalism, design and flair. For them, tea...

What’s in your bedtime routine?

Tea, toast, Twitter and the tube. We all have our morning routines. And there’s something comforting about starting every day the same way. But when...
Peppermint Grove products

Brand Spotlight: Peppermint Grove

Creating a luxurious collection handmade in Australia, Peppermint Grove products range from candles, diffusers, bath & body products and gift sets, so there’s something for...
Personalised Journals

Write a letter, feed the soul

I’m currently in the process of *gulp* moving house.  And amongst frantically Sellotaping boxes and bubble wrapping woks, I’ve had great fun discovering old relics...
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Tea Trends In 2019

In the UK, 165 million cups of tea are consumed everyday by 51 million tea drinkers, and although speciality teas are bigger than ever, classic...
Brand Spotlight: Savon Stories

Brand Spotlight: Savon Stories

To fully explain the meaning of the words, ‘raw’ to this brand means that nothing they do is heated so everything used retains a higher...
Brand Spotlight: Minois Product Selection on Bookblock Shop

Brand Spotlight: Minois Paris

All of the ingredients in Minois Paris products are of natural origin and made to the highest standards, and although specially formulated for little ones,...
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Brand Spotlight: Nawrap

Also known as Maruyama Fiber Industry Co. Ltd, Nawrap originally manufactured traditional mosquito nets woven from cotton and hemp fabrics. But, Mosquito nets later lost...

The Bookblock Guide To… Evenings In

For comfort and cosiness, opt for things that have a personal touch – from French chocolates to orange & cinnamon candles, here are a few...

Meet the Maker – Paul Blow

We’re super excited that Bookblock Editions’ latest collaboration is with Dorset based illustrator Paul Blow. You’ll definitely have seen his work before, either on TFL...

3 Book Cover Designs We Love

Whether we like to admit it or not, the cover of a book can strongly determine our decision to either pick it up and read...

Meet the Maker – Peter Judson

How do you approach your work? I don’t really have a specific process as such. When I started out I always thought it would be...

3 Chocolate Packaging Designs We Love

We feel this particular post encapsulates a combination of two of our favourite things at Bookblock; design and food. Chocolate, specifically. We love seeing other...

Bookblock meet Alec Doherty

How did you start? I studied graphic arts at Leeds and then decided that I liked drawing pictures. I moved from Leeds to Liverpool, and...