Trends & Inspiration

Spring/Summer 2017: Gift Ideas & Trends

IWOOT has for years been the home of unique gift ideas, cool gadgets and hygge-oozing homeware accessories and, in 2017, we’re proud to launch this hub from which you can access all our articles on the latest and greatest gifts and trends onsite throughout the first half of this year. Welcome to our Spring/Summer 2017: Gift Ideas & Trends hub!

Spring 2017 focuses on (re-)freshening the home, bold typography and geometric patterns, and, of course, celebrating our mothers – take a look at our new ranges page for some on-site inspiration! Summer 2017 cherishes our fathers, looks into the solstice and explores botanical themes in both our drinks and the home! Bookmark this page to stay up-to-date with our Spring features, including:

Trends & Inspiration

Explore: Scent From Bangkok

S̄wạs̄dī! to our written accompaniment of the sixth stop of our scented candle subscription box journey: Scent From Bangkok!

2017-02-21 16:00:14By Jack Mann

Gift Ideas

#IWOOT and You: Instagram Catch-Up

On our Instagram we ask people who’ve enjoyed the things they’ve bought to share them with us, and now, we’d like to share some of these fantastic posts with all of you! #IWOOT

2017-02-13 10:00:25By Jack Mann


Pancake Day 2018: How to Make Pancakes from Scratch

Shrove Tuesday quickly became known as a Pancake Day as, traditionally, the eggs and fats that weren’t eaten during Lent – 40 days of fasting in the Christian calendar – were perfect base ingredients for pancakes. Here we provide a quick and easy recipe to make pancakes from scratch.

2018-02-08 10:00:55By Jack Mann

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3 Essential Appliances for the Dreaded Spring Clean 2017!

All of the tools required for a thorough clean of your house this spring can be found on our Spring Clean page; here we outline the three major appliances and two smaller ones to give your house the scrub it might not want but might just need!

2017-03-03 15:00:03By Team IWOOT

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Explore: Scent From Barcelona

How like time this scented candle journey has flown: ¡Hola amigo! ¡Bienvenido a Scent From Barcelona!

2017-03-21 14:31:46By Jack Mann

Gift Ideas

Mother's Day: Gift Guide & Inspiration for the 26th March 2017

Welcome to our Mother's Day Gift Guide & Inspiration hub, where you'll find: a selection of gifts for every mum, 10 Thought-Provoking Facts about Mums this Mother’s Day, as well as, from next week, tips for the best breakfast in bed our mothers could ask for!

2017-03-10 17:50:24By Team IWOOT

Featuring eggsemplary Breakfast in Bed ideas and 10 Thought-Provoking Facts about Mums this Mother’s Day

Wish Lists

Pamper Yourself: 7 Essential Home Spa Kit Additions

Whether you're looking to de-stress or simply make the most of your time to yourself, here we list some essential home spa kit to help you relax.

2017-03-23 18:05:28By Team IWOOT

Trends & Inspiration

International Earth Day: Think Green

This Earth Day we are challenging you to make a change. Turn the lights out when you leave the room, save your leftovers, recycle your papers, cans and glass, make a small change this April and help save the planet.

2016-04-21 11:00:42By Georgia Leitch

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Explore: Scent From Goa

Dev Boro Dis Dium and welcome to Scent From Goa, our ninth stop on this Scent From scented candle box journey!

2017-04-28 14:00:25By Jack Mann

Trends & Inspiration

IWOOT Father's Day Event 2017: Build-up

On the 1st June 2017, we will be hosting a Father’s Day event in central Manchester that will bring together bloggers from all backgrounds...

2017-05-19 10:00:47By Jack Mann

Our Father’s Day range is now live on site! This year, gift your dad the unusual, the unique, the unexpected; this year, #wrapdifferent!

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Feature: GPO Stylo II Record Player x Father's Day Playlist

The new, improved GPO Stylo II record player builds on everything we loved about the lightweight, portable and affordable original.

2017-05-24 10:00:43By Jack Mann

Gift Ideas

Father's Day 2017: Gift Guide #wrapdifferent

This Father's Day 2017, he could be: an enigma, an explorer, an engineer; a geek, a grandad, a geeky grandad; a dude, a darling, a derring-do; and if he’s been (like) a father to you, let us help you find just what he wants!

2017-05-25 12:00:52By Jack Mann


Father’s Day 2017: BBQ Recipes & Accessories

We’ve put together a selection of our favourite Father’s Day food recipes, and a signature cocktail, as well as some accessories to really make your summer party sizzle!

2017-06-08 12:00:03By Jack Mann

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5 Reasons People Love Harry Potter!

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the book that began it all, turns 20 on the 26th June 2017 and to celebrate the occasion we’ve put together five reasons why people love Harry Potter!

2017-06-25 09:00:58By Jack Mann

And as we work on our Summer 2017 articles – make sure to be ready for The Great Outdoors! – why not check out our selection of Summer blogs from the archives!

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Summer Break Essentials: Food & Drink

As the sun slowly starts to creep its way back into our lives (however briefly), it's time to start thinking about picking up some great summer gifts for yourself, your family and your friends. Make sure you have a summer to remember by preparing for those BBQs and parties early, getting festival gear well in advance and tasting our best cocktails.

2016-05-24 14:43:09By Tom Pitts

Wish Lists

3 Quick Festival Must-Haves for Music Events this Summer

Here at IWOOT we've got together three things that you can bring along to your festivals to maximise the fun and get the most out of your time there.

2014-05-02 10:13:45By Team IWOOT


Summer Watermelon Recipes

Treat yourself to a delicious summer drink with a watermelon recipe from IWOOT. From tasty cocktails to new lemonade flavours, these are the drinks of the summer.

2016-08-25 07:30:11By Georgia Leitch

Trends & Inspiration

How to Make Two Classic Whiskey Cocktails with a Pineapple Twist

Our gorgeous globe glass whisky decanter and playful pineapple pots inspired two classic whiskey cocktail recipes with a pineapple twist.

2016-09-30 16:02:22By Jack Mann

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