Back in August, I was lucky enough to trial the launch of the Hooves & Love ‘Build Your Own Gift Box‘ for my blog! The products were absolutely gorgeous and I received so many lovely comments from people who loved the innovative idea just as much as I did. When I reviewed the first Gift Box, I’d already thought ahead that these would make fantastic Christmas Gifts for anybody with an equine or country interest. I was therefore thrilled when Emma from Hooves & Love asked if I’d like to collaborate for a Christmas edition! Plus, if (like me!) you’re terrible at wrapping presents, then anywhere that offers beautifully presented, luxury gift wrapping is a winner in my eyes!
I love all of the products from my last Gift Box (see what I chose last time HERE), so was excited to choose again this time. The great thing about this brand is that you know the products have been hand selected by Emma herself, based on their quality, value for money and individuality, and therefore you won’t be disappointed with the products. I chose the Leather Keyring (with silver and purple diamante – very on brand!), Organic Vegan Lip Butter, Organic Vegan Hand Cream, Tweed Purse in purple and the Horse Print Note Book.
Something I touched upon in my last blog is that the unique and great thing about ‘Build Your Own Gift Box’ is that the total cost is simply the value of the products you choose. This is a great concept as you can choose products, depending on your budget or who you’re buying for this Christmas. You can see the total amount calculating as you add the products, so there are no hidden costs, and you can add and subtract products easily whilst you decide.
The gift box arrived promptly and just as beautifully presented as I’ve come to expect from this brand. I love brands that create an experience for the consumer and Hooves & Love have this down to a fine art. A hand-written note is always a special, personal touch, and something I have implemented in my own business on the back of my shopping habits!
The products were hand-wrapped with care and all have a luxury feel to them. The vegan Peppermint lip butter and French Lavender & Sweet Orange hand cream from Scottish brand, Blushberry Botanicals both smell divine. Though I’m not a vegan myself, I certainly look to purchase cruelty-free beauty products where possible, and love the ethos behind this brand. If, like me, you spend a lot of time outdoors through the winter, you’ll know how the harsh weather takes its toll on your skin and I’m looking forward to continuing using these natural and sustainable products over the coming months.
The keyring, crafted by SES saddlery using quality English leather is one of the products made exclusively for Hooves & Love and features their on-brand Purple and Silver swarovski crystals. This will be a welcome addition to my horsebox keys!
In addition to the products that I’ve chosen this time round, I highly recommend the Personalised products Hooves & Love have to offer, including the dandy brush from my August gift box. They are of fantastic quality, and there’s something so special about receiving a gift that has been personalised to you. (See below for Christmas cut-off dates).
As well as a variety of Ready Made Gift Boxes, Hooves & Love have also have brought out a range of limited edition Christmas stockings too for that perfect, festive treat. The brand’s mission is to create an experience for the customer of choosing, buying, giving or receiving gift boxes. And Hooves & Love certainly tick every box.
Their Christmas cut off dates are as follows;
– Personalised items; Thursday 12th December
– All other items; Thursday 19th December