Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Are you ready to spring forward?

It’s less than two weeks until our clocks go forward! This might be bad news for our precious lie-ins but it does mean that spring is here and that summer (all two days of it) is safely on its way!

Woo hoo!

To celebrate the arrival of this glorious season we have gathered some spring-themed clocks - featuring beautiful bugs, wonderful woodland critters and cheerful cuckoos.

And if the prospect of turning your clocks forward makes your realise that your home could do with a new and stylish ticker, then look no further than the collection below or click here for our entire clock collection!

Beautiful bugs

Because nothing says “spring is here” like a clock bursting with butterflies!

Time2bugs Wall Clock - Green, £155   *other colours available.
Butterfly Clock Red, £135
Time2bee Wall Clock - Orange, £145   *other colours available.

Wonderful Woodland Critters

These stylish timepieces remind us that spring brings with it the cutest of creatures, from fluffy squirrels to baby bunnies!

Karlsson Woodpecker Clock - Brown, £59   *other colours available.
Red Cucu Clock, £40
Koziol Pi:p Olive Wall Clock, £29.90  *other colours available.

Cheerful Cuckoo Clocks

These tweeting birdies remind us of spring-time all year round!

Looking for inspiration?

Click here for our entire range of designer clocks, from exciting brands such as Karlsson, Newgate, Progetti and Thomas Kent!

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Mum's The Word - Top 10 Mother's Day Gifts

It’s just over 2 weeks ‘til Mother’s Day!!

Yes, the big day is March 15th! Which means that our favourite lady gets her very own day of celebrating the fact she is our mum, hooray!

And with this in mind, we’ve gathered a selection of lovely treats to show these wonderful women just how much we love them.

Whether you have a funky, sentimental or designer gift in mind, Red Candy has got you covered!

1. Happy Jackson Mrs Lovely Mug, £7.95

This charming mug makes the perfect gift for Mrs Lovely herself: your mum. And if being presented with this gift boxed Mrs Lovely mug isn’t enough: the nice people Happy Jackson have hidden a little surprise at the bottom of the mug! After finishing her favourite brew your mum will be met with the words ‘have a nice day!’ – well isn’t that rather lovely?! 

2. Umbra Hangit Photo Display - Natural, £19

Create a unique and funky photo display for your mum with this simple but brilliant Umbra Hangit Photo Display in natural wood. The display contains five rows of ‘clothes lines’ on which you can peg your mum's favourite photos, mementos and quotes. What a lovely and personal present! Also available in white.

3. LSA Polka Wine Glasses - Set of 4, £28

If your mum likes the *odd* glass of vino, then this set of four stunning wine glasses is the perfect gift for her! This stylish gift set includes sky blue, pastel pink, mint green and citrus yellow glasses which will bring a splash of vintage glamour to her home. Champagne flutes and tealight holders are also available in these gorgeous pastel shades.

If cool and crafty is your gift game, then you should definitely check out this photo and trinket display box from Umbra. This funky photo display offers you an enclosure in which to collate, create and display a collection of photographs and articles with personal meaning to your mum!

5. Wild and Wolf 746 Phone - French Blue, £39

This retro-tastic telephone makes a beautiful gift for anyone with an eye for retro design or a love for the Swinging Sixties. Designed to evoke 1960s design with its sexy curves and subtle colour, this elegant phone brings with it unmistakable retro charm. Other exciting colours are available here!

6. Newgate Ice Cream Cone Wall Clock, £35

Perfect as a fun gift for Mothering Sunday, the Ice Cream Cone Clock from Newgate is bound to make everyone smile and will be enjoyed by friends and family for years to come. Made from sturdy wood and standing at 45cm tall, this fun timepiece is sure to be a delicious looking treat for your mum's interior space.

7. Happy Jackson Queen Of Awesomeness Coaster, £2.95

We all know that mums are the Queens of Awesomeness; therefore this quirky Happy Jackson pink drinks coaster is a fitting affirmation of this status! With a vibrant pink background, this cheery coaster features the words ‘Queen of Awesomeness’ in a playful white font in capital letters. However all Queen need a crown, therefore the wording is positioned underneath a funky yellow crown. Job done! Also available in mug form.

8. LSA Coro Tealight Holder - Berry£15.00 £12.50

Treat your mum to these luxurious tealight holders in gorgeous berry shades! These beautiful creations will create a calm and welcoming atmosphere in her abode, and let her sit back, relax and enjoy her special day!

9. Umbra Gridart Photo Display, £28

The Umbra Gridart Photo Display frame is a unique and chic way to showcase your favourite photos. If your mum is snap happy and loves Instagram, then this is the gift for her! Also available in natural.

10. Live Laugh Love Wall Sticker - Large, £26

Treasuring everyday moments is the thought behind this sentiment that perfectly states your values for all to see. The Life Laugh Love Wall Sticker is a fantastic piece of a typographic wall décor with a meaningful message - making it a lovely Mother's Day gift! Available in a range of colours.

View all of our Gifts for Her here!

Friday, 20 February 2015

Happy days! Happy Jackson comes to Red Candy

We are excited to announce that we are now stocking a beautiful selection of mugs, coasters and snack boxes from Happy Jackson!

Our creative copywriter, Rachel, has had her eye on this exciting brand for a while - she is the proud owner of their 'Hello World, Here I Come!' passport holder. On further investigation, we realised that Happy Jackson's cheerful and colourful design-led products are the perfect match for Red Candy!

This fun-filled brand comes from artist Giles Andreae and designer Heather Flynn. Their quirky collection is full of big colours, uplifting slogans, and playful designs which are guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

We think this cheerful range is full of perfect gifts - whether you want to charm your OH with a 'Good Morning Mrs Lovely' or 'Mister Wonderful' mug, or give your best friend a 'Queen of Awesomeness' coaster! And remember that Mother's Day is just around the corner...

Shop the collection here!

Happy Jackson Snack Boxes - Set of 4, £10.95

Packed lunches don’t get much cooler than this! This wonderful set of snack boxes is a fun-filled celebration of the glorious morsels we call snacks. If you’re anything like us then lunchtime will be the highlight of your day, therefore no self-respecting foodie will be caught without these funky boxes in tow!

Happy Jackson mugs, £7.95 each

Hello is it tea you’re looking for?

We absolutely love these uplifting mugs! Each colourful offering features a playful slogan, such as the quintessentially British 'Nice Cup Of Tea!' Able to raise a smile on an otherwise miserable morning, we think these cheerful mugs deserve a medal!

And the nice designers at Happy Jackson didn't stop an the mug exterior - they have hidden a nice little surprise at the bottom of each mug! After finishing your brew you will be met with words such as 'Yeah!' or ‘have a nice day!’ – well isn’t that rather lovely!?

Complete with funky matching gift boxes, these awesome mugs make perfect presents!

Happy Jackson Mrs Lovely Boxed Mug

Happy Jackson coasters, £2.95 each

These colourful creations are here to challenge everything you know about coasters – say goodbye to traditional scenic shots and welcome in the bright, the bold and the beautiful! 

These playful coasters are guaranteed to raise a smile every time you lift your glass, and will also catch the eye of your guests. Complete with non-slip undersides these cheeky coasters should prevent any little accidents – drunken or otherwise.

Our favourite is the mint green I Don't Get Drunk Coaster, which contains a phrase we all know to be true: ‘I Don't Get Drunk, I Get Awesome!’

Shop the Happy Jackson collection here!

Friday, 30 January 2015

Love Is In The Air - Valentine's Day Gift Guide

If you haven't yet got your Valentine's Day presents sorted, then we have some terrifying news for you - it's two weeks tomorrow!! 

For many, Valentine's Day is full of gift-related pressure, with the looming threat of a bad gift turning the romantic atmosphere sour. Here at Red Candy we understand this pressure, so we've delved into our catalogue and handpicked some products that we'd personally love to receive from our OHs on the Day of Love itself! 

We have included some lovely heart-themed products for all you hopeless romantics out there - however we are well aware that hearts and flowers aren't everyone's cup of tea, so we've also thrown in two alternative gift guides for her and him! You. Are. Welcome.!

Check out our full selection of Valentine's Gifts here.

Valentine's Day themed gifts

Hearts, love, red products, and the like!

Gifts for her

Whether it's a set of romantic tea lights to set the mood, a funky photo frame filled with your favourite moments together (obviously you supply the photos...), or a stylish jewellery tree - we are bursting full of fab gift ideas for her!

Wild & Wolf 746 Phone - English Mustard, £39
Umbra Clothesline Flip Photo Display, £29
Suck UK Sun Jar - Pink, £15.50
Menu Jewellery Tree, £32
LSA Coro Tealight Holders - Berry, £15  Now £12.50

Gifts for him

Why not give your hubby/boyf/OH a funky gift for their man cave - such as a retro style clock or Banksy wall sticker? And if they love the *odd* tipple then a designer set of whiskey glasses is the perfect gift.

Newgate Cola Bottle Wall Clock, £32
Suck UK Robot Nutcracker, £23
Banksy Monkey Wall Sticker, from £9
Normann Copenhagen Whiskey Glasses, £31.95
Umbra Motto Photo Display - Black, £39

Need more inspiration?

Check out our full selection of Valentine's Day Gifts here.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

New Year Makeover: Stunning Scandi Style

Giving your home a fresh look is a brilliant way to start 2015, and unlike some of the unrealistic resolutions we set ourselves, it is actually an attainable goal!

And what better way to create a fresh start, than by welcoming Scandi Style into your home? Scandinavian-style homes have taken the world by storm, with lots of us scrambling to emulate the beautiful minimalistic abodes of our Nordic neighbours.

So what’s all the fuss about?

Applying this stunning style to your living space will create a crisp and clean interior design, which wouldn’t look out of place in the middle of Oslo or Stockholm. Scandi style is bang on trend, and with its simplicity, elegance and use of natural wood, it is the perfect “clean slate” for your 2015 interior!

Update 06 Feb: We are absolutely loving Fortitude on Sky Atlantic - mainly because of the gorgeous Scandi Style interiors on show! If you haven't seen it yet make sure to have a look next Thursday at 9pm!

Sound good? 

Well, as luck would have it, we have a Scandi Style collection of our own – have a gander at the selection below! We have a broad smorgasbord of Scandinavian-inspired products for throughout your home, from a range of exciting designers.

So what are you waiting for?! Get creating an interior any Scandinavian would be proud of!

Get the look:

Orbit Side Tables, £123

This table is a simple, yet practical design that suits any room of the house or hallway and never fails to get noticed by visitors. Solid, reliable and high quality, this trendy little Leitmotiv table is available in four colours.


Open Minded Side Tables, from £136

Our collection includes the understated but stylish Open Minded White Side Table from Leitmotiv. This beautiful design features a wonderful combination of white wood and natural maple legs, and will add a touch of Scandi style to any room. 

Norm Lamp Shades, from £38

Bring your room to life with a funky floral light source thanks to these white designer pendant lights from Normann Copenhagen!

Norm 12 Lamp Shade, from £73
Norm 06 Lamp Shade, from £38
Norm 69 Lamp Shade, from £64
Norm 03 Lamp Shade, from £74

Super Chic Cuckoo Clocks

These stunning cuckoo clocks in natural shades will make an impressive and artistic display for any interior. They have a natural chic charm that no visitor can ignore!

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Pancake Day is only a month away: well, that really crêped up on us!

It’s nearly a month ‘til Pancake Day!

And this has got us talking about toppings, specifically: which is best. The sweet vs. savoury debate has gripped the nation for years, with neither side willing to surrender. And we thought we'd wade in on this discussion, and share a few of our favourite toppers for these glorious pan-made morsels! 

We'd also love to know your topping of choice so please do comment on this post! :)

Lemon and sugar

Tasty but simple, lemon and sugar is a timeless classic. And why not mix it up like generations of Rachel's family have, and try orange and sugar? Don't knock it 'til you've tried it! 


Chocolate and strawberries

Undoubtedly one of the tastiest topping combos in town. Mmmmm....



If savoury cr
êpes are more your bag, then feast your eyes on this mouth-wateringly-gorgeous offering!


Pancake-making toolkit

Pancakes are one of the tastiest treats you can make, so whichever topper tickles your fancy, make sure you have all your equipment at the ready! 

Joseph Joseph Nest 9 Plus, £37.50

Bright, playful, easy to store, dishwater-friendly and full of functionality - what's not to love!? This awesome set from Joseph Joseph contains five measuring cups, a small mixing bowl, a sieve, a colander and a large mixing bowl.


KitchenAid Utility Whisk & KitchenAid Silicone Mixing Spatula, £11 each

The whisk will help you whip up a storm in the kitchen, whilst the spatula will ensure those pesky pancakes don't get stuck to the pan! Must-have items for pancake making and flipping!


Bugatti Vita Citrus Juicers, £149

If you like your pancakes lemony then make sure to get your hands on one of these juicy blenders! The Bugatti Vita Citrus Juicers come in a range of bright and beautiful colours, and are sure to make a lively impact on any kitchen worktop long after Shrove Tuesday has been and gone.

NB: chrome version costs £159

Koziol Kasimir Cheese Grater, £9.20

There is no cooler way to create zest than with a hedgehog shaped cheesegrater. End of.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

10 perfect gifts for females (even the Mother in Law!)

It’s December!!

We've donned our crimbo jumpers, the advent calendars are open, and the halls are well and truly decked (i.e. our office is decorated with pretty sparkly things). It is now acceptable to be “Christmassy” and to immerse ourselves in the wonderful world of elves and red-nosed reindeers. 

But amongst these magical Christmas creatures are the ever-present and much-feared dragons; more commonly referred to as The Mothers in Law. And at this time of year a terrible choice of present can turn even the most welcoming of in-laws into the proverbial fire-breather we all dread. Well, be rest assured that Red Candy have prepared your very own Christmas Miracle - our Top 10 Christmas Gifts For Her are guaranteed to get the MIL off your back (for an hour or two anyway!)

And we know that all females can sometimes be tricky to buy for - if you are struggling for a pressie for your mum, grandma, aunt, daughter or female friends then look no further! Our gifts cater for all females – the domestic goddess, the tea addict, the animal lover, the photography fanatic, the bookworm, and, of course, the pal who enjoys the *odd* glass of wine.


1. Wild and Wolf 746 Phone - French Blue, £39

This retro-tastic telephone makes a beautiful gift for someone with an eye for retro design or a love for the Swinging Sixties. Designed to evoke 1960s design with its sexy curves and subtle colour, this elegant phone brings with it unmistakable retro charm. And in French Blue, the Wild and Wolf 746 Phone telephone is ideal for making your loved one feel like Brigitte Bardot. Other exciting colours are available here!

2. Umbra Luna Photo Art Display, £48

This is a multi photo frame like no other! Contained within a beautiful round body, this circular photo frame is a fabulous gift for aspiring artists and photography fanatics alike. Why not fill it with some favourite snaps to make your present even more personal? This unique photo display also comes in white.

3. Newgate Teapot Wall Clock, £35

If it’s always time for tea in your mum’s house, then this is the perfect Christmas gift for her! This vintage-advertising-inspired clock will bring bundles of jolly-character to any wall, and is ideal for those who enjoy quirky design and British nostalgia.

4. Koziol Kasimir Cheese Grater, £8.90

Quirky kitchen accessories do not get much better than a hedgehog-shaped cheese grater!! This cute character looks great in any kitchen, and makes a fabulous stocking filler. The mini version only costs £6.50 too!

5. LSA Coro Berry Wine Glasses - Berry, £23.50

These stunning modern wine glasses are a perfect present for wine connoisseurs everywhere! They will add elegance to any Christmas or New Year's Eve dinner party - cheers!


6. Jumbo Cutlery Drainer - Grey, £12.50

Jumbo the Elephant is both an adorable and practical addition to any kitchen space! When draining cutlery the excess water will drain out of his trunk, which hangs over the sink. Unlike most elephants in the room, no one will want to avoid Jumbo – he makes a fantastic gift for animal and kitchen lovers alike. 

7. Suck UK Sun Jars, £15.50 each

These gorgeous sun jars make perfect pressies for female friends or family. Available in yellow, pink and blue, these funky creations light up automatically at night, giving out a warm glow. They can be used inside or out, and create a unique and attractive atmosphere. And most importantly, the jar is completely watertight, so don’t fear for its safety in the perilous English weather!


8. Umbra Conceal Bookshelf - Small, £10.50

This simple yet ingenious design is the perfect gift for book lovers! A firm fixture in our best sellers list, the Umbra Conceal Bookshelf creates the powerful illusion of books seemingly floating in piles all up and across your walls. Also levitating books are ideal for Harry Potter fans - Wingardium Leviosa!

9. Menu Jewellery Tree, £32

If your loved one adores her jewellery then this stunning jewellery tree is the perfect gift for her. Finding this particular tree underneath the Christmas tree will be a treat for any female friend – it even comes in an exquisite gift box! A fabulous addition to anyone’s dressing table, the Menu Jewellery Tree is both chic and practical.

10. Kitchen Utensils Bookend, £18

A great gift for kitchen goddesses and occasional cooks alike, this stylish bookend will add a unique touch to any cook book collection. Based on the silhouette of a pot of utensils, this red bookend is perfect for keeping cook books and recipes neat and tidy. Stylish bookends make a great gift for mums and female friends alike; check out the full Susan Bradley bookend collection here.

Need more inspiration?

Check out the Gifts For Her section of our website!

Looking for a gift for him?

Last week we tackled the tricky issue of what to buy friends and family of the male variety other than socks and boxer shorts - take a look!
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