At the beginning of last week I was very kindly invited to attend a Mother’s Day brunch with I Just Love It UK and Historic Newspapers and I have to say it was one of the loveliest blogger events I have been to. It was intimate, cosy and completely and utterly personalised! It was a celebration of being a mum and, obviously, with Mother’s Day coming up very soon it was super relevant. Plus they showed me more gratitude than my kids ever do so.. win!
I arrived at Percy & Founders with Hannah from Budding Smiles and Leslie from Messy Blog who I’d met up with at King’s Cross so we could attack the tubes together and met up with some other mums who were there to be treated and what an utterly divine space they had chosen for our brunch. It’s tucked away in Fitzrovia in London and I’d have never known it was there if not for this event but I’ll absolutely be making my way there when I’m next in London and looking for somewhere to eat.
The representatives from both brands were there to greet us after we’d been led downstairs into this incredibly beautiful dining room where the other bloggers were already seated and having a good old chin wag. We were directed to our places by way of mongrammed plates – obviously I have recently changed from JW to JR and was a little confused at first but then remembered the space really was for me!
Our places were further dotted with gifts from both brands which included an original newspaper from the day I was born – not a duplicate. There was a gorgeous silver plated vintage dessert spoon which read ‘There’s No Better Mum Than Jade’ (which can actually be personalised with any message you like!) alongside a butter knife which was expertly hand stamped with ‘Spread The Love’. This engraved ‘Mum’ hi ball glass was also part of my placement and it’s little things like this that work so well as keepsakes but are also really functional if you need them to be so these would all make great gifts for Mother’s Day.
There was so much breakfast on offer I actually didn’t know where to start. It was an absolute delight to dive in to everything from breakfast pastries to crunchy granola, yoghurt, avocado on toast and fruit. After we’d had a bite to eat and a cuppa to wash it down with the brands gave us a small presentation on what they were about. I feel that both brands are super unique, really authentic and have something to offer everyone.
If you don’t know much about them then here’s a super quick bio on what you can expect.
I Just Love It
IJustLoveIt.co.uk hosts over 4,500 customisable products which are able to be personalised with any name or message you like. These gifts are one of a kind and, from what I’ve seen, boast absolute quality. The product ranges cover everything from birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and have a section for anyone you could possibly want to buy for.
Personally, I’m already looking forward to seeing what they come up with for Christmas (did I really just say that word in March?). Without a doubt this will become one of my ‘go to’ websites for gifts because I don’t feel like I need to look much further than here because they have something for everyone.
These guys have been trading for over 30 years. THIRTY years! And they boast the world’s largest collection of privately owned original newspapers which span four centuries. Their offering has been expanded into a range of newspaper gifts and pure nostalgia through access to digital archives and national newspaper titles.
If you’re looking for a totally one of a kind gift that you absolutely can not get on the high street – especially if you want to celebrate a milestone – then these newspapers are beyond perfect. We actually bought newspapers on the day that Toby was born but forgot about Ted (awful parents!) so this will be one place I’ll approach to obtain those newspapers.. hopefully.
We sat and mingled some more before it was time for us to leave. I had originally planned to tag along with some of the other girls for a coffee but knew I had to be back home and it’s always around 2.5 hours for me to get home from London depending on the train so I was absolutely gutted to have had to leave, but I did leave with some more rather incredible personalised goodies from the event which included a personalised egg cup, a personalised ‘Haynes Explains’ baby book and a gorgeous personalised shimmer silver bracelet.
Here we all are before we all dispersed. I would like to extend a huge, huge thank you to both I Just Love It and Historic Newspapers for hosting the event and for inviting me along. It was a beautiful event with some even more beautiful people and a stunning breakfast. I’m sure I’ll be seeing them all again very soon.
What are your favourite personalised pieces from I Just Love It or Historic Newspapers? Have we given you any inspiration for Mother’s Day?