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SMALL HOOP EARRINGS WE LOVE

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If you’re like us, you are always on the lookout for some classic jewellery pieces you can wear everyday. That’s just one of the reason we love these small hoop earrings so much! Each pair is only £12, and has been designed and made in Berlin with care and attention by Danish jewellery designer Chanette.

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OUR NEW MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION BOXES

We’re very excited to announce the launch of our brand new monthly subscription boxes! Over the last few months we have been working on these beautiful packages, to help you discover exciting new design led products, and the story behind them. Each month you’ll receive curated and beautifully presented gifts direct to your door — much better than another bill! There’s two fantastic boxes for you to choose from, so you can decide which is best for you!

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HOW TO BURN THE PERFECT CANDLE

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Something we get asked a lot is how to burn the perfect candle. We’ve compiled this easy to follow guide, to make sure you get the best from your candles every time!

THE FIRST BURN
The first time you burn your candle, you need to make sure you let the wax melt to the edge of the container. The wax pool you get the first time you burn your candle will be the wax pool you get every time you burn your candle, so it’s really important to get this first burn right! A larger wax pool also gives a better scent throw, so you want as large a wax pool as possible to get the best fragrance from your candle. Our large jar candles, for example, will give a better scent throw than our medium jar candles due to the wax pool being bigger.

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VALENTINE GIFTS FOR DESIGNERS

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We’ve rounded up our favourite Valentine gifts for designers in our Valentine’s edit. As designers ourselves, looking for gifts that are simple and beautiful can be hard to come by! We only pick items that we think are well designed and gorgeous to look at when curating our Hopscotch ranges, and hope you agree!

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MINIMAL GEOMETRIC JEWELLERY

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If you’re like us, you’re always on the look out for beautiful minimal geometric jewellery! Statement pieces are great for that special occasion but simple and classic designs that can be worn daily are something we think is so important. Jewellery is one of the things that can pull a whole outfit together, maybe it’s to make a t-shirt and jeans look a bit more dressy, or maybe it’s to compliment your favourite LBD, having a metallic highlight always finishes things nicely!

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LEATHER MINI POUCHES

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If you’re like us you’ll always have a need for pouches and purses, to store all your precious things away and keep them safe. This means we’re always on the look out for ones the perfect size to keep our money, cards and make-up organised. 

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HOLIDAY EDIT

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It’s holiday season and if you’re off on your vacation soon we’ve got a Hopscotch holiday edit with everything you need for your city breaks, week in the sun or something more exotic!

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WHAT IS 5 FREE NAIL VARNISH?

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 Most of us are concerned with what we’re putting into our bodies when it comes to diet, but when it’s something to do with what we’re putting on our skin or nails we’re often less bothered. We’re already massive champions of natural skincare and haircare here at Hopscotch, but when we started looking into what we were putting onto our nails we were shocked. Since we introduced our signature range of polishes, we’ve been regularly asked “what is 5 free nail varnish?” — so we thought we’d write this to explain a little bit more.

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NEW DANISH CERAMICS

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There are so many amazing Danish ceramics around but this collection from expert ceramicist Line Rønnest stood out to us with its wonderful simplicity.

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FATHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE

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 Some Dads like the outdoors, some Dads like being organised, and some Dads like looking good. Whatever your Dad likes, we’ve got him covered with our Father’s Day gift guide!

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THE PERFECT STORAGE SOLUTION

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Storage solutions — if you’re like us you will always be looking for new ideas. We like things to look neat and tidy, even when they’re not, and finding other ways to organise your ‘stuff’ is always a win in our books. Well, we’ve found one! These French glass jars with lids are the answer to everyone’s storage solution prayers!

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WE LOVE BEING HERBIVORE BOTANICALS UK STOCKISTS!

One thing we’re really passionate about here at Hopscotch is finding incredible brands that not only look beautiful, but work just as well as they look. One of those brands is Herbivore Botanicals. This 100% natural skincare range is not only one of our favourites, but is loved around the world, we are proud to be Herbivore Botanicals UK sellers! 

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ALTERNATIVE EASTER GIFT IDEAS

Easter is nearly here, and after Christmas this is probably our favourite holiday: the flowers are great, the sun is (hopefully) out and sugar consumption is at an all time high. We are of course overly excited to eat lots of chocolate, but we decided it would be great to have some alternative Easter gift ideas this year, something that will last longer than Sunday morning!

So we’ve chosen some of our favourite Spring and Easter themed gifts, so you can be the Easer bunny this year but with a bit of a mix up!

 

Alternative Easter Gift Ideas

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MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEAS

It’s Mothering Sunday this weekend and we have the perfect gifts to say thank you to your Mum. Everyone loves a pamper, and what better way to show your appreciation than give something to relax and rejuvenate.

  

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SPRING IS HERE, AND SO IS OUR SPRING CANDLE!

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The jury is out on when Spring officially starts, it’s all a question of meteorological vs. astronomical seasons, apparently… Weathermen say it started 1st March, but astronomers say it doesn’t start until 20th March. Either way, it’s a lot sunnier than it was and we are having to wear one less layer when we go outside, so we’re calling it — Spring is here! To celebrate, we are launching a brand new spring candle fragrance that’s fitting for the season — Rose.

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WORLD NUTELLA DAY RECIPE

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It’s world Nutella day — hooray! We love this hazelnut chocolate spread so much we thought we would celebrate its deliciousness with this Nutella filled chocolate chip cookie recipe. Now it’s February we think it’s okay to have a break from the January detox — right? That’s our excuse anyway… and as we still have another 2 weeks to wait until Shrove Tuesday we thought we might as well start our chocolate spread influx now.

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CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

It’s just over 2 weeks until Christmas Day! We’ve been getting in the festive mood in the Hopscotch studio thinking about gift ideas, so we thought we’d share them with you! We’ve tried to pick something to suit everyone, so here goes:

 

For Mums + Aunties…

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NEW IN: 100% NATURAL SOAP

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With Christmas around the corner we’re all starting to look for stocking fillers, and our new range of 100% natural soaps are the perfect addition!

These special bars are made using a traditional cold process using only natural ingredients in the Netherlands by artisan soap maker Beau Colin. We have six different varieties that all work in different ways for your skin. All these soaps contain combinations of either olive, palm, coconut and sunflower oils which all work to hydrate and well as cleanse. There’s a cheat sheet below to help you choose which is best for you!

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TOM KHA GAI RECIPE

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As it’s now officially Autumn we’ve been on the look out for some meals which have summer flavours mixed with the warmth of a Winter dish — step forward our Tom Kha Gai recipe. This delicious coconut based Thai soup is the perfect Autumn comfort food: it combines traditional Thai flavours with a chilli kick. It really is the perfect balance of spicy, sweet, salty and sour that is so distinctive of Thai recipes. In Thailand, Tom Kha Gai is served with rice as a curry but you can eat this on its own for the perfect feel good food — it’s especially good when you are feeling run down.

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ZIP POUCHES, BY OELWEIN

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We have a lot of things here in the Hopscotch studio, which means we’re always looking for ways to keep our items tidy and organised. And as we like things to look beautiful at all times, we have to find storage solutions that fit our style.

Cue these gorgeous zip pouches from the lovely Oelwein. These gorgeous handprinted little bags are designed, printed and made in France, so we can all have a little bit of Parisien style in our lives. These pouches are made in a family run workshop just outside of Paris, where each one is expertly crafted to the perfect finish. 

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WE LOVE MONOCHROME!

 

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We love monochrome! You can never go wrong with black and white, right? They go with everything, can be classic but striking at the same time and suit any occasion. Add into the equation the hundreds of monochrome looks that have been in this season’s collections — and each and every season before that — and you’ve got the perfect recipe for design success.

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