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Wedding Season

It's summer time (now officially), we have the glorious weather finally and we are also in the middle of wedding season! Whether you’ve never attended a wedding before, been to too many to count, or been a bride or groom yourself, there is a always a buzz of...

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s day is creeping up quickly and on Sunday 18th June, Fathers far and wide will be presented with cards and gifts from their children. We at Present in the Laine, have been thinking of some gift ideas for your. We broke it down to Bikes, Beards and Booze a good...

A Pop of Pink

Pink has been emerging as a big trend and not just in fashion is also the new go-to hue for style setting places and products.  Pink, rose, fuschia, whatever shade you love, it is no longer seen as ultra girly, but the colour of the moment! Pink has been reclaimed by...

Spotlight: Chelsea Candle Company

This month we are catching up with one of our lovely suppliers, the Chelsea Candle Company. The company was set up by Chelsey, who grew up in Kent. After a stint as a Production Manager in London, she decided to move back to her home town and set up the business we...

Explore Our Newly Designed Website

We have been busy bees over at Present in the Laine HQ. Since the start of the year, work has been going on behind the scenes to bring a new look to the website. Working with some marketing and website experts, we put together a wish list of things to change and have...

5 Ideas of Things To Do for Mother’s Day

Mother’s day is looming and we have been putting together some ideas of how to treat your mum, within the Brighton area, with some fun things to do together. 1. Find an activity to do or learn together. We love the idea of a Bread Baking class at Real Patisserie -...

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day is approaching (Sunday 26th March) and if you wanted to shower your mum or mother of your children with gifts to show your appreciation then we are here to help make your life easier! We have put together some gift ideas for you and all are available...

3 Types of Present Wrapper

With Valentine's over, and Mother's Day drawing closer, we thought we would take this brief time in-between to look at the world of gift wrapping. Some people consider this as important as the gift inside, others see the idea of paying for decorative paper as a total...

Single Awareness Day

Whilst most people recognise February 14th as being a day to declare your devotion to your loved one, it also shares another occasion: Singles Awareness Day. No punchline, this is an actual thing. Although this is also celebrateed on the 15th, so take your pick. So...

Happy Valentine’s Day

There's no escaping it: with bold and colourful window displays everywhere and adverts trying to grab our attention - Valentine's Day is just around the corner. If you want to show your loved ones how much they mean to you on this traditional day, then there is no...

Celebrating Indies in Brighton

This month is Independent Retailer Month so we thought we'd celebrate some of our favourite Indies in Brighton! We are lucky indeed to live in a city with so many independent shops and long may it continue! Our street Gardner Street in the North Laine is a bustling...

We Love Copper

The copper trend has been around for a little while and doesn't look like it's going anywhere. With it's warm tones, that work well with all colours and wood, it can be used in home accessories in all rooms of the house. The warming pinkish glow of copper can change...

Christmas 2015 – For all your Cooks, Pet Lovers and Book Worms

Want to inspire your budding chefs, take your animal lovers to pet heaven or give your book worms something new to devour? Check out our best gifts for all your cooks, dog lovers and book worms. Street Food Kitchen book £18.99 Turkish Delights book £19.99 Icons of...

Christmas 2015 – Gifts for the House Proud

Know someone who loves to spruce up their pad or can’t resist a new cushion, then take a look at our guide for your interior addicts. Plate £12 Coffee press £32 Aztec cappuccino mugs £24 Pineapple print £55 Wooden multi picture frame £34 Rainforest cushion £60 Plate...

Christmas 2015 – Gifts for the Kiddlewinks

Want something cool for the little people in your life (especially if they’ve been really REALLY good this year)? Check out this selection of gifts just for them. Colour in Christmas table cloth £7 Colour in shopping bag £14 Animal doodle placements £8.99 'Oh no...

Christmas 2015 – Gifts for the Gents

Today our gift guide is all about the boys. Stumped about what to give your partner, dad, son, granddad. We’ve got some stylish ideas for the men in your life. Happy shopping! From left to right: Shoe horn £19 Tan and blue wallet £38 Dark brown cardholder £22.50...

Christmas 2015 – Gifts for the Ladies

Here’s our first gift guide for all the ladies in your life. Whether it’s for your other half, mum, sister, aunt or even your gran think treats that pamper, sparkle and spoil. From left to right Detox Kit £8  Handcream £7.25 Leather orange purse £36  Wool clutch £36...

All you need for Christmas – with our super duper gift guides

I know what you’re thinking. “Can it really be that time of year again? Already!? The clocks have only just gone back and Halloween was just a couple weeks ago.” It is kind of creeping up on us again, but there's plenty of time to get organised. Don't worry if you...

Autumn Knits!

We're well into Autumn now and it's time to think about some warm accessories! We are lucky enough to be stocking some fabulous brands this season to help keep you warm and cosy and scarves and accessories make great presents as well. Suzie Lee makes gorgeous fair...

Spotlight: Space 1a

This week, we've been delving into the world of Space 1a set up by Helen Moulinos and Daniel Stent, who make the gorgeous animal printed lampshades and cushions that we've stocked since we opened. Their unique designs are popular and eye-catching and we love the fact...

Spotlight: Claudia Made This

This week we are catching up with Claudia Thomas who makes the ever popuar polymer clay jewellery.  We've been stocking her jewellery almost since we opened and her range is ever expanding to include bead necklaces, metallic leaf and kitsch mini studs.  Our range here...

Brighton Pride

Brighton Pride, celebrating our vibrant LGBT community, is in it's 25th year this year, so what a celebration it is going to be! Held on the weekend of 1st/2nd August, the theme for this year is "Carnival of Diversity". The Parade will be kicking off at 11am on the...

Enduring Charm of Yellow

We may be slightly biased, but the colour yellow in anything from homewares to handbags has been popular from the day we opened and continues to sell well across the categories. We love yellow as you can tell from our branding, tissue and bags, but so do you too!...

Spotlight: Jessica Russell Flint

This month, we have the pleasure of speaking to the lovely and extremely talented Jessica Russell Flint, artist and businesswoman! I discovered her at a trade show and have had her prints and products in the shop since opening. I love her bright eye catching work and...

Dachshunds – Trend

We've been seeing a lot of Dachshund Dogs and associated products out there recently. These cute little dogs seem to have captured our imaginations and Brighton especially is well serviced with @brightondachs - our very own club for meet ups. They are one of the most...

Spotlight: Brighton Beard Company

This month we spoke to Lloyd and Jessica from the Brighton Beard Company. We've been stocking their products since last Autumn and their oils, balms and waxes have been a hit as the trend for beards continues, so it's great to hear from the people behind the brand and...

Father’s Day Ideas

So it's Father's Day coming up on Sunday 21st June - time t0 show you care and celebrate the fathers in your life whether they're grandfathers, fathers of your children or a father figure. It is a day to celebrate father-hood and paternal bonds. We have cards and lots...

Burger & BBQ Month

This month is officially BBQ and Burger month so it's time to start thinking about al fresco dining and dusting off the BBQ ready for use. Here are some essential barbie tips: 1. Make sure your bbq is hot whether it's gas or charcoal  - this helps with the flavour and...

New products for the Spring

We're now into May and the sun in shining (and the wind is blowing), but we're definitely into the Spring season with that cheerfulness that comes with some vitamin D and longer evenings. We've had some fab new products hit down recently and these will shortly be...

Spotlight: Ilona Drew

In the first of a series of talking to some of our favourite suppliers, we meet local artist Ilona Drew from I Drew This. We have been stocking Ilona's cards for a little while now and recently started stocking her amaizng giclee prints of the Pavilion and the...

Brighton Festival and the Open Houses

So May in Brighton is also Brighton Festival time! For three weeks every year, Brighton hosts an annual arts festival celebrating theatre, dance, art, film, circus, debate, and family and outdoor events in lots of different venues across Brighton. This year the guest...

Our First Year

So this is our first blog and thought we’d kick off by celebrating our first year of being open. Present in the Laine was first dreamt up 2 years ago with a few name changes along the way. The idea was to create a curated selection of affordable gifts and accessories...

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