December 01 2011
Set up to help web shoppers find “unique and fabulous” items from around the globe, Folly Home is an excellent place to start your Christmas-shopping campaign.
The home page contains a list of all 11 departments so, being a logical kind of a shopper, I began at the top and worked my way down. The whole process took no more than half an hour (it’s a fairly tightly curated selection of wares) and by the end of my wanderings, I had collected gifts for four of my most demanding family members.
The first department, New, yielded a cushion screen printed with a monochrome illustration of an owl (which is, of course, the bird of the moment) for my sister-in-law (Olaf Owl, £24.95, by Lisa Jones Studio), Books contained the marvellous Prehistoric Animals Pop-Up Book, complete with gnashing-jawed T-Rex (£19.95), which will delight my dinosaur-obsessed godson, while the Britannia Backstrap bone-china teapot (£37.95) in Gifts for Him is a shoo-in for my uncle. I made my final purchase in Stationery and, although I have every intention of passing on the 100-year diary (£34.95) to my niece, I have rather fallen for the idea of recording the minutiae of my own life via the five loosely themed sections (About Me, Awards & Achievements, Jobs, Things to do before you Die and Homes)…