Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin. Why is that relevant? Well, the combined metals produce a stronger final product than its separate constituents. In romantic terms it means you two are stronger as a couple together!
Initially you might not think that bronze is an easy material for a present. But it’s a wonderful material for sculptures, and it’s becoming quite trendy for men’s accessories. But think laterally about the idea of bronze and Lily Gardner’s lovely bronze clutch bags could really fit the bill.
A bespoke sculpture
Picture frame, candleholders, household items
Luxury key rings, cuff links, bracelets
Bronze material accessories e.g leather clutch bags
Lace has always been a luxury material indicating a sumptuous and successful lifestyle. But it also denotes the hard work that goes into building a long-term relationship – each thread painstakingly intertwined with thousands of others using hand skills and vintage lace machines, creating a beautifully refined and delicate fabric. A happy long-term marriage is also a beautiful thing – one built on years of tiny interconnected moments.
It’s easy to come up with ‘straight’ lace gift ideas for women (lingerie, elaborate evening wear, bedding); less easy for men. But why be strait-laced about it?! Lily Gardner offers a totally unique range of lace jewellery – that’s black lace made on 19th century looms in Northern France set in perfectly clear Perspex. Hard to make – unique in the world. As are her exclusive lace cufflinks so men don’t miss out on the engineering skill that goes into these artefacts.
Bedding; tablecloths or napkins
Lace jewellery for her
Lace jewellery set in silver
Lace print scarves
Tourmaline is a semi-precious stone that comes in almost every colour of the spectrum. It is one of the brightest and most versatile gemstones, often found in long slender faceted stones because of the shape of the raw mineral.Tanzanite displays a colour range between lush blue, vibrant violet and rich purple, and it is found in only one place on earth near Mount Kilimanjaro. Tiffany & Co named this blue-violet variety of zoisite in honour of Tanzania, where it was first discovered in 1967. Expert cutters can create gems with a range of colours because the crystals show different hues depending on the depth of cut and viewing direction.
Any jewellery featuring tourmaline, bronze, tanzanite, or aventurine: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings.
A bouquet or a pot of clematis or lilac flowers
Presents with a flower theme that embraces the clematis or lilac (eg an art photo or print, fragrant candles, perfume or room fragrance)
Gifts with a floral motif (eg handkerchiefs, napkins, underwear)