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I’ve been so excited for this – I discovered the Ohh Deer website somehow while procrastinating during a study period at school a few months back, and I kid you not, me and my friends spent the next hour and a half looking at every single item on the site. Safe to say we didn’t really get any work done that morning. If you aren’t familiar with Ohh Deer, they’re a “quirky illustrated gifts” site (their words exactly), and it’s basically full of everything you never knew you needed and more.
I paid their site a visit last week, because I wanted to get a couple of little things to give to my two closest friends before I go to university. They’ve both been amazing for the last couple of years, and I’ve relied on them so much, and it’ll be so weird not seeing them every day. I did order it quite late in the week, so I hoped it would arrive in time for tonight’s blog post. Thankfully, the delivery arrived yesterday, and I love everything in it.
So, without further ado, here’s what I got:
‘I Fell’ mug
This one’s for one of my friends, and I thought it was quite funny because we’ve both been competing to learn French in our spare time, which seems to be in surprisingly large quantity this summer, so it’s an interesting race. (Although I’m totally winning.) It’s a bone china mug with a drawing of the Eiffel Tower fallen over stretching around it, and I got it in the sale for £4.95, though I think they’ve reduced prices even further now.
This is for a different friend, and I love it because it exactly matches the sense of humour we both share: random, nonsensical insults. We constantly insult each other with the best of intentions. It’s basically like Merlin and Arthur’s relationship in the TV series, we both love each other but we love to hate on each other at the same time. I got this for £1.50 in the sale.
‘Elephant anatomy’ coaster
How cute is this? I love elephants, they’re beautiful animals, and I bought this to take to uni with me. I’m not gonna lie, it’s not the only elephant-themed item in my possession, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. This was £2.95, I think at full price, but so worth it.
‘Good use’ deer wrapping paper
I bought this for 95p to wrap the gifts for my friends (probably quite obvious but hey-ho). I just thought it was really cute – it’s not themed, so it’s perfect for what I want to use it for. It’s also made out of 100% recycled paper, which just makes it even better.
These are all blank inside, and I got 6 of them on a 3 for 2 deal, and a seventh because my dad’s birthday is coming up. They were all 50p each in the sale, so in the end I got 7 cards for £1.50, which is not a bad deal by any standards. The cards are all printed on 100% recycled card and come with brown envelopes made from 100% recycled paper. I really like the Ohh Deer cards because they’re cute, quirky and funny, without sounding like they’re trying too hard – something I dislike about most cards from card shops. The designs are all amazing, and there are so many more on the website.
And that’s everything I got! I hope you liked this post, I definitely recommend visiting Ohh Deer, particularly if you’re looking for gifts. They don’t send paper invoices, they do it all by email, so you can change the delivery address and send a gift straight to a friend if you like. Everything I bought was made in the UK, which makes a refreshing change, and the artists get a direct cut of the sales. Overall, great website, great products, great service.