I love to shop online & here’s my latest find – JoaniesGifts!


Do you have a particular time of year when all birthdays, anniversaries and christenings all come at once? As if everyone you know had conspired to be born at the same time and hold all their weddings at once?! Well I’m fast approaching that time of year and I’ve decided to be well organised this year to get everything bought and wrapped well ahead of time!

So I took myself and my trusty laptop off to a cosy corner and started shopping around for unique gifts online – no getting stuck in traffic or paying for parking for me ha! I found that a quick search through Google brought up the big companies, but I wanted to find something different, and support other small UK businesses like myself. So I headed to google and checked out who my friends were following and hey presto! I found this amazing gift website 

It has amazing ranges of gifts that are handily categorised into occasions (I found the Father’s Day section particularly useful a couple of weeks ago!) and even greetings cards too – practically a one-stop-shop for everything I needed to get all at once! This UK-based quirky gift shop is run by Joanie who initially set up the gift shop to sell her all the pretty oriental gifts and over the years her product range has grown into an eclectic mix of handmade items, and popular brands such as cute shabby chic homewares from East of India and UK designed Gorjuss bags and accessories.

One of the most amazing things I found on this site was Cards That Grow – greetings cards made from recycled paper, soy-based inks and organic pigments, that actually grow into flowers when planted! Essentially a card and a bunch of flowers in one – Awesome for my green-fingered family!

As you probably remember, I go a little crazy for all things oriental and in this site I have finally found a UK supplier of my favourite lucky cats ‘Maneki Neko’ (here’s my blog post!) and they are so reasonably priced that I think I’m going to have to treat myself during my next shopping trip to JoaniesGifts! I hope you’ll check it out for yourself, and I hope my husband takes note of my wish list for EVERYTHING in the oriental gifts category!

Author: Cassiefairy

Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.


  1. Thanks very much, looking forward to your return! 🙂

  2. Hello! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after browsing through some
    of the post I realized it’s new to me. Anyhow, I’m definitely delighted I found it and I’ll
    be book-marking and checking back frequently!

  3. It’s really a good offer .This is great information and it increases my hope of purchasing the gifts. Thanks for giving this information.

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  6. Well said!

  7. Hope you found something you like! It’s all so tempting isn’t it?! x

  8. Joaniesgifts has all sorts of craft kits and even East of India ribbons, fab craft supplies! X

  9. You’re obviously a man with good taste! x

  10. I’m going to have a midnight browse on the Joanie site now!

  11. Heart the knitting kits of course I would haha

  12. Have just found my ideal present on this site Waldo Pancake iPad cover I need it 😉

  13. It has some AMAZING oriental stuff, I’m hoping to order something for myself so I’ll be able review it for you soon! x

  14. It’s a fab idea isn’t it?! defo check it out when you get the chance, this is a lovely site! x

  15. I’ve never come across such a cute gift site before: I’ll definitely be visiting it again when its my husband’s birthday cos he loves oriental stuff like you do

  16. Loving cards that grow will visit this shop thanks ever so for the tip.

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