Father’s Day Gift Guide 2018

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2018

This year, Father’s Day falls on June 17th, and William Firth Woodcraft is here to help you find the perfect gift, with our Father’s Day Gift Guide 2018.

Whether you’re buying for your Dad, Grandad, Husband or just someone in your life that you want to appreciate on this day, we’ve got you covered. We’ve selected our top 5 products that we think will make the perfect gift this year.

Under £30

Father's Day Gift Guide 2018Personalised Beer Paddle

A recent addition to Not on the High Street, our Personalised Beer Paddles are the perfect gift to accompany your Dad’s favourite beer this Father’s Day.

Crafted from Beech and holding either 3 or 5 third pint glasses that come packaged with the Paddle, it is a real showstopper of a gift and is sure to be cherished by your loved ones.

Click here to shop the 5 Glass Paddle

Click here to shop the 3 Glass Paddle

Father's Day Gift Guide 2018Personalised Serving Board

With the ability to personalise our Serving Boards, AND offering free delivery, this is a great versatile gift that really will be unique to its recipient.

Created from one solid piece of Beech, the wood is cut down from a plank and the rest of the shaping and finishing is done completely by hand out of our workshop.

Offering both the ‘Wonky’ Serving Board and ‘Long’ Serving Board and free delivery, you’re sure to find the perfect option here

Click here to shop the Wonky Serving Board

Click here to shop the Long Serving Board

Under £50

Father's Day Gift Guide 2018Personalised Beer Caddy

One of our most popular products of the year so far, our Personalised Beer Caddies are a great, product, ready to fill with 6 of your loved ones’ favourite beers. Crafted from Beech and complete with a mounted bottle opener, the Caddy can be personalised with your message ready to give this Father’s Day.

As with all of our products, our Beer Caddies are 100% handmade, and would truly make a fantastic gift!

Click here to shop the Personalised Beer Caddy

Father's Day Gift Guide 2018Desk Tidy

The perfect way to organise anyone’s workspace, our Handmade Desk Tidy is a fantastic and unique gift to give this Father’s Day. Whether it’s to hold pens, pencils or even small tools in a shed, garage or workshop, this piece is a truly stylish way to organise just about anything!

The Desk Tidies take several days to produce from start to finish, due to the finishes and patterns that represent William Firth Woodcraft’s style and quality of work. Created from a variety of woods, each product is unique and has its own character, meaning you’ll be giving a truly memorable gift this Father’s Day.

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Under £100

Father's Day Gift Guide 2018End Grain Chopping Board

Our Hero product, and still one of our most popular since we launched in 2016, the End Grain Chopping Board is the ultimate addition to any kitchen, and really would be a showstopping gift this Father’s Day.

Our Boards are made completely by hand from start to finish, meaning they take well over a week to produce each single board. Available in both 14×8″ and 16×10″ and either patterned or striped, you’re sure to please with this beautiful gift!

Click here to shop the End Grain Chopping Boards

If you have any questions or would like to know more about our Father’s Day Gift Guide 2018, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

William Firth Woodcraft part of Not on the High Street Birthday Campaign

As you may be aware, we are now part of the Not on the High Street family. Throughout the year, the website launches various campaigns and we are thrilled to let you know, we have been asked to be part of the ‘Birthdays’ campaign!

Not on the High Street Birthday CampaignNot on the High Street

Now in its twelfth year, Not on the High Street brings together independent designers, makers & businesses and puts them on a fantastic platform, that has a reach worldwide. With thousands of partners, and millions of customers, Not on the High Street is keen to give independents a chance to be shown, and we are now one of them!

Birthdays Campaign

Not on the High Street Birthdays CampaignLaunching in March 2018 and active through to June 2018, the Birthdays Campaign features businesses that offer ideal gifts, both personalised and non-personalised, for every recipient imaginable.

Our Beer Caddy has been selected to be part of the ‘Best Gifts for Him’ section, and you can find it (with free delivery) on the website,  by clicking here. 

As mentioned above, the campaign runs to June 2018; we’ve already had an influx of Caddy orders so we’re very excited to see out the remainder of this exciting time for us.

If you have any questions or would like to know more, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

 

Bolthole Rawtenstall

We Have a New Stockist – Introducing Bolthole Rawtenstall

Bolthole Rawtenstall has been in the Rossendale valley town for over 11 years, and was recently taken over by husband and wife team, Peter & Jayne.

Bolthole RawtenstallBolthole Rawtenstall

We were fortunate enough to meet Jayne at Top Drawer in London, back in January 2018, and we couldn’t believe it when she said how local she was to us. We talked Jayne through our products and discussed the potential for some different items and perhaps an exclusive range. We were delighted when Jayne then went on to place an order, and we hear our products are doing very well in the shop to date!
The shop is full of beautiful items, including eclectic gifts, books, candles and homewares, and now, William Firth Woodcraft products, too.

Our Work

Bolthole RawtenstallBolthole houses a currently exclusive range of Serving Boards, which are slightly larger than our ‘hero’ product that you’ll be used to seeing. We can’t wait to launch a new range of Serving Boards in Summer 2018.

Jayne said, “I chose these wonderful handmade  pieces because they really add something unique and special to our curated range of homeware products. We don’t have many so we make sure to try to source the unusual quality pieces that our customers love. It was an extra special experience a few weeks ago to pop across to see William at his workshop and see where the pieces come to life; such a rare opportunity as a retailer! I’m looking forward to introducing more of William’s pieces to the range in the future.”

We’re so happy to be working with a local, beautiful shop owned by such a lovely couple. We hope to work together long into the future.

If you have any questions about working together or would like to know more, click here to get in touch.

 

Handmade Personalised Beer Pump Clips

Case Study: Tap Handles & Pump Clips for Thornbridge Brewery

Recently we have completed a bespoke project for Thornbridge Brewery, creating personalised handmade Pump Clips and Tap Handles for a variety of their beers.

Personalised Handmade Pump ClipsThornbridge Brewery

Thornbridge Brewery started brewing in 2005, out of the grounds of Thornbridge Hall. From being an original 10 barrel brewery, to winning over 350 awards, the Brewery now operates from two sites and the company have many Pubs. Also attending many Beer Festivals throughout the year, Thornbridge asked William Firth Woodcraft to create a variety of bespoke Pump Clips & Tap Handles to assist.

Personalised Handmade Pump Clips & Tap Handles

Personalised Handmade Pump Clips & Tap HandlesWe were tasked to create personalised Pump Clips for several different beers, as well as Tap Handles to go with them. Produced from American Black Walnut, an initial shape was created that was followed for each clip, making each uniform but still completely handmade. The same process occurred for each Tap Handle and then each product was finished with personalisation through a laser etching machine.

Once etched, each product was then finished and checked and then sent out to the Brewery.

Personalised Handmade Pump ClipsWith over 86,000 followers across three social media platforms, and such a huge variety of beers on offer, we were honoured to be asked to work with such a prestigious Brewery, and we hope to work together long into the future.

If you have any questions about our work with Thornbridge Brewery, or you’d like to discuss working together, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We Have a New Stockist – Introducing Hive Homeware

We are extremely excited to tell you we have a new stockist, Hive Homeware based in Cardiff.

Hive Homeware – A Shop for People who Want to Buy Less. But Better.

Hive homeware is an online platform with monthly ‘preview’ events across Cardiff, Wales and the rest of the UK. Hive Preview events offer a rolling array of complementary services aimed at bringing in shoppers for reasons beyond the typical collection of homeware, such as in-store coffee shops, live bands and events.

Hive is not only environmentally and socially conscious, but also conscious of the moment – some would call this mindful. Hive understands that a true appreciation of the every day is not a skill that everyone has innately, but it is indeed one that can be learnt. Hive encourage their customers, through the relationships, they build with them and the items that they purchase to celebrate craft, embrace longevity, and redefine their understanding of ‘value’.

To find out where Hive will be previewing next, visit hivehomeware.com/preview.

Our Work

Hive are currently stocking a range of our Kitchen Utensils, which will also be available online soon via their website.

Founder of Hive, Shaun Hocke said, “We discovered William Firth Woodcraft at Top Drawer in London in January – As always with these sorts of trade fairs we weren’t there to buy wooden craft, but hey that’s how it goes. We came across William and Jess tucked away, and it was clear from the start they are passionate about what they do. At Hive we only work with people who we feel share of passion and drive for what they do. We love how every single one of their products are 100% handmade from start to finish and is therefore unique.”

We truly feel that our brands are similar in the way we do business and the way we work together, and we are so excited to be working together, and hope to for a long time to come!

If you have any questions or would like to discuss stocking our work, click here to get in touch.

Will & Yates

We Have a New Stockist – Introducing Will & Yates

The latest addition to our stockist portfolio comes from the fantastic Will & Yates, based down in Deal in Kent.

Gallery & Homestore

Will & Yates is a gallery and store showcasing the most beautiful art and interior pieces, including original paintings, ceramics, vintage pieces, and now William Firth woodcraft products! With the store opening back in October 2017, Will & Yates came across our work at Top Drawer back in January, and placed an order with us shortly after.

Will & YatesOur Work

Within the range of our products being showcased in the store, includes our Wonky Serving Boards, Long Boards and a range of kitchen utensils including Cooking Spoons, Eating Spoons and turned Bowls.

Co-Founder of the store, Caroline Yates, said, “We nearly missed William Firth Woodcraft tucked away in a corner on the top floor of a trade show.  Thank goodness we didn’t! He represents everything we want to stock and promote at Will & Yates; small designer makers producing contemporary products with an honesty and integrity about their materials.”

We are thrilled to be featured in such a beautiful shop, and look forward to working together for a long time to come.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss stocking our work, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Not on the High Street

William Firth Woodcraft is now part of the Not on the High Street Family!

Not on the High StreetBack in November, we found out possibly the most exciting piece of news of our whole year. After trying once and sadly failing, we found that after our second attempt, we had been accepted on to Not on the High Street!

Not on the High Street is a prestigious online retailer, with over 5,000 partners (now including us!) that was founded ten years ago. Specialising in a wide range of products, the website is both Nationally and Internationally known and is curated by their team to ensure each product on the website compliments each other and no two products are identical.

Not on the High StreetShowcasing an exclusive range on the NOTHS website, our products are all personalised and, as always, are completely handmade before being etched with our brand new laser machine. We’ve even decided to offer free delivery on all products, too.

To prepare for the new range, we have created a selection of brand new products and even had a very special photoshoot with none other than our good friend and amazing photographer, Nick Dagger. 

 

Not on the High StreetThe Product Range

The products included in the brand new range, are:

 

We are so honoured and excited to be part of the NOTHS family, and can’t wait to see what 2018 brings for us!

Click here to visit our Not on the High Street shop

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, don’t hesitate to get in touch & say hello today.

William Firth Woodcraft Set to Attend Home & Gift Buyers’ Festival 2018

Home & Gift Buyers' Festival 2018We are so pleased to announce that we are attending Home & Gift Buyers’ Festival 2018 in Harrogate, from 15-18 July. After our success exhibiting at Top Drawer back in January, where we gained several new stockists, we have been looking for the next show ever since, and we have to say we’re thrilled we’re attending a Northern show.

Home & Gift Buyers’ Festival 2018

Being one of the most well established trade shows in the country, Home & Gift Buyers’ Festival has been running for 56 years and attracts thousands of brands in the beautiful setting of Harrogate. Welcoming more than 12,000 people each year and with over 80% of visitors only attending this show, it is the largest of its kind in the North.

Exhibiting on stand GF-24, we cannot wait to get there and showcase all our Hero products, as well as some potential new ones, too.

Will says “After our success of exhibiting at Top Drawer back in January in London, Home & Gift Buyers,’ Festival feels like the logical next step. We can’t wait to showcase our products in the North and meet a whole array of new people!”

If you have any questions or would like to know more, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2018

We’re (just about) over our January Blues, and love is in the air as we fast approach Valentine’s Day 2018. Whoever you’re shopping for, and whatever their interests, we’re sure to have the perfect gift here in our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2018.

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

We’ve hand-picked our top products that we think would be most appropriate as the ideal gift this February 14th. If you can’t quite find what you’re looking for here, then why not head to our online shop and look at the full range of products we offer? Did you know, we offer free delivery on ALL orders over £50?

Personalised Beer Caddies

Valentine's Day Gift GuideFrom £30

One of our most popular products to date, the Personalised Beer Caddy, is a great gift to add your partner’s favourite Beer or Cider to, that is sure to last a lifetime.

Created completely by hand in our workshop and with your very own personalisation added, the 6 or 8 bottle holders are then beautifully finished with a mounted bottle opener on the opposing side, making it the perfect Valentine’s Gift.

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Serving BOard

Valentine's Day Gift Guide £25

One of our favourite products and extremely popular with both men and women, our Serving Boards are a truly beautiful addition to any home, and they are a very practical gift, too.

Produced from American Cherry, the grain is unique to each Board, and as with all of our products, it is made completely by hand. Extremely good value and a beautiful product, what’s not to love?

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Cake Knife

Valentine's Day Gift GuideFrom £30

Our Cake Knives are currently available with two wood variations – American Black Walnut and European Oak, or with the inclusion of Exotic Woods; Purpleheart or Zebrano.

Making the perfect gift for a significant other with a sweet tooth, our Cake Knives are 100% food safe and yes, they do actually work! The blade is just enough to get a beautifully clean cut through any sweet treat.

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End Grain Chopping Board

Valentine's Day Gift GuideFrom £80

Our End Grain Chopping Boards are the perfect, show-stopping gift that is produced to the highest quality, and is sure to last longer than a lifetime. Complete with care instructions, our End Grain Chopping Boards come either Striped or Patterned, and are a truly beautiful piece, sure to please this Valentine’s Day.

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So those are our favourite products that we think are perfect for Valentine’s Day 2018. If you have any questions, or would like to know more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, and if you’d like to browse our full product range, click here.

William Firth Woodcraft Attends Top Drawer Spring Summer 2018

Top Drawer Spring Summer 2018

Top Drawer 2018On 14-16th of this month, we were fortunate enough to attend Top Drawer Spring/Summer 2018 at Olympia London.

Top Drawer is a major international trade show, bringing together both leading UK and International brands, as well as giving new designers and makers an opportunity to exhibit within the ‘Spotted’ section of the show, and that is exactly where we were placed.

Top Drawer Spring Summer 2018The Show

The ‘Spotted’ section was on the first floor of Olympia. As we arrived it’s fair to say we were somewhat overwhelmed by the sheer size of the whole operation. There was pretty much every brand you could think of (in the realm of home, gifts, stationery etc) with huge stands that looked incredible. Intimidated, much? We made our way upstairs and started to build. After a couple of hours, we were all set up and ready to go. We laid out our fantastic new brochures, designed by Tom Kidd, and started to mentally prepare for the first day of the show, which was Sunday.

Our Experience

Throughout the course of the show, we realised we had no reason whatsoever to be overwhelmed or feel intimidated. We had some fantastic neighbouring stalls including Wolf & Ink, Disciple Skincare, Perch Upholstery, Moby Maps & Well Spotted to name only a few!

We met some fantastic people from varying sizes of businesses, and from not just the UK but all over the world.  Each day brought new people, from Buyers, to Directors, to Business Owners, to Journalists, and we can honestly say we thoroughly enjoyed chatting to everyone.

We received great feedback on our products and enjoyed talking potential customers (and interested people in general!) through our work and everything we had spent so long preparing.

We have received multiple orders since the show, both from businesses in the UK and Europe, and cannot wait to get going and build relationships with these new companies long into the future. We’ll give you more information about these businesses in due course, as and when we can.

Top Drawer Spring Summer 2018The Future

As you’ve read, we have received multiple orders, so the next few weeks will be seeing these through and sending them out to their recipients. We hope to exhibit at Top Drawer again in the future and are very excited to see what more comes to us off the back of the show.

If you’ve got any questions or would like to find out more, please don’t hesitate to contact us.