What is it about cool European brands? They just get it so right when it comes to inexpensive, well, stuff. I’d heard a lot about Dutch brand Hema recently and particularly its quirky stationery (who doesn’t love a neon notebook?!) but I had no idea how much more there was to the store. I was invited down to their store in Victoria, London (don’t worry though, you can also buy online) and was met with an explosion of colourful and stylish homewares, stationery, wooden toys and crafty bits and bobs as well as an enormous make-up range and unexpectedly, clothing and accessories.
If you’ve any last minute shopping to do before the big day (Christmas, obvs) then Hema is your one-stop shop for stocking fillers and gifts for those people you think have everything, but a few clicks around the website and you’ll soon find something they definitely won’t have but will love.
I’ve picked out some of my favourite stylish pieces from Hema online and some great gift ideas and picks for you too.
Best of the rest
1. 6 mini gift boxes, £2.50 | 2. Travel card holder, £5 | 3. Rattle, £4 | 4. 6 gift bags, £1 | 5. 10 cards with envelopes, £2 | 6. Alphabet stamps, £3 | 7. Ribbon, £4 | 8. Wax seal stamp, £4
Just a few of the stocking fillers I picked up in store (yes my basket was mainly pink!). Each under £3.