Posted on 3rd December 2016 by De Moura
Christmas 2016 is upon us and while we are living in times when ‘things’ are available in unprecedented abundance, consumers are growing increasingly dissatisfied with the negative consequences of globalisation, and in particular its detrimental impact on retail.
This past year featured two global events of monumental significance: Brexit and the election of Donald Trump to the US presidency. Both phenomena ensued in part as a result of the public's negative views of globalisation, and dismay at the destruction of entire industries as they were forced to move overseas to lower cost jurisdictions.
At De Moura, we strive to counteract the tide of mass produced goods of inferior design and quality through a return to the essence of what people truly seek when looking to purchase a gift. By coming back to tried and tested techniques, original, timeless designs and the ultimate in handcrafted luxury across our range of products, you can rest assured that they are gifts you will love to give.
Gentlemen are particularly difficult to buy for, so why not browse through our gift guide for men to find some inspiration?
Despite the electronic age we live in, demand for high quality writing instruments has persisted, particularly among those who regularly sign legal documents and contracts. An increasing number of people are also starting to write by hand due to the personal touch associated with handwritten correspondence. Our range of handcrafted pens from Montegrappa, the oldest writing instrument manufacturer in Italy, reflects a quintessential eye for sleek Italian design, with some models dating back to the company’s founding in 1912 in Bassano del Grappa. They cover a range of price points, starting from under £200 for entry level models, and exceeding £1,000 for more intricate variants, featuring sterling silver and 18k gold. They are also offered in fountain pen, rollerball and ballpoint variants to cater to a variety of personal preferences.
Without doubt, our star product is our range of handmade, water coloured globes from Bellerby & Co. Globemakers. Painstakingly crafted over a month in a north London atelier, our range of captivating desk globes with omnidirectional rotation represent the ultimate in original design, innovative technology and understated sophistication. We also have just one larger, traditional Livingstone globe in Mint Green available - arguably the most stunning piece in the store. Visit our Prestbury store to view these masterpieces in person. We guarantee that no gentleman will fail to be impressed by these wonderful heirlooms.
Our innovative cufflinks by Deakin & Francis, founded in 1786 in Birmingham’s infamous jewellery quarter, are the ideal gift for Christmas, and are guaranteed to please even the most discerning. With creative, intricate designs, and some models featuring moving parts, they subtly capture everyone’s area of speciality, whether it's a pair of jet engines for a pilot or aviation enthusiast, golf clubs for the avid golfer or shotguns for the country gentlemen. Let your cufflinks do the talking.
Is one of your loved ones a wine or spirits connoisseur? Or are you simply looking for a fun new form of after dinner entertainment? Our aroma sets, carefully assembled by hand in Provence are the perfect gift, boasting both originality and aesthetic appeal. Le Nez du Vin, meaning literally, “The Nose of Wine” in French, is the apt name given to these aroma sets, beautifully packaged together with a book to explain all about the different scents. Available in a range of different sizes and formats for red and white wine, Champagne, brandy and coffee.