I had no idea this was here!
Many of our visitors to Holloways are taken aback by the variety and extent of our furniture showrooms and our displays of garden antiques and ornaments, even those who have travelled the length of the country to come here. But there's another side to the Holloways Experience that our guests find just as surprising... and exciting.
The path to The Glasshouse Café leads through an Aladdin's cave of home-making accessories and gifts - everything you need to accessorise a new room or breathe a new lease of life into an old one. There are candles galore, scents and room fragrances, jewellery and pottery, glassware and table linen, lamps and lanterns, and lots more gorgeous curiosities.
Take your time and you will find the perfect gift for everyone! We have inspirational and well-selected gifts for contemporary country home-makers, garden lovers, domestic goddesses, teens and tots, grans and dads - in fact everyone on your list.
We have searched far and wide to bring you the best selection of gifts you will find. Our gift specialist, Katie, is on hand to offer suggestions and ideas.
GIFTS FOR GARDENERS
When the leaves are dropping from the trees and the days are getting shorter, you may spend less time in the garden, but have more time to think about what needs to be replaced in your gardening toolkit. If you're thinking about buying a present for a green-fingered partner or friend, then look no further. We have selected the best gardening gifts for you. We specially love our designer gardening accessories for women. These gifts will be loved just as much as their prize patch, we have ideas for both the keen and the casual gardener in your life.
Who wouldn't be delighted to receive these colourful rainforest gardening gloves, or bright secateurs - much more difficult to loose! High quality gardening tools, designed with flare.
A BAG FOR LIFE
From beautiful handmade leather over-shoulder bags and practical hold-everything bags, to Saturday morning fill-it-up shoppers, our hand-picked selection of bags in all shapes, colours and sizes will be well-received gifts.
No more plastic bags - give the gift of a bag for life. We have beautiful and capacious shoppers, some are even made from recycled plastic bags. Demonstrate your commitment to the planet by selecting environmentally-friendly gifts and look out for Weaver Green bags in our gift shop.
Take our word for it, ladies love scarves. Silk, wool and faux fur in exciting patterns and bold colours, you will find the perfect gift within our large selection of scarves, neck warmers, wraps and shawls. Popular this year are our oh-so-soft, faux-fur neck warmers - and they are perfectly priced for a gift of a friend.
TASTEFUL KITCHENWARE FOR ART-LOVERS
The moment Emma Sutton drove down the bumpy farm track to Mosney house, she knew the place was special. The overgrown hedgerows were teaming with robins, blue-tits and an assortment of finches, flying out ahead of her as though guiding her on to Mosney grounds. Once on the land, Emma immediately got what she describes as ‘an almost spiritual feeling' that she was Home. With stunning new surroundings and newfound inspiration, Emma picked up her pencils and began to draw animals from the gorgeous scenery she was immersed in. A range of whimsical creatures began to emerge, each with a story and a special place on the family’s land and in their hearts. Emma adores nature and aside from her domestic animals, she has developed a bond with some of the wild life, looking out for them and sharing cherished moments in their presence. These treasured moments have inspired her homeware range of aprons, oven gloves, tea towels and hob covers. They are gorgeous!
FOR THE MAN IN YOUR LIFE
From teenagers to grandfathers, the men in your life are often the most difficult to buy for. We can help! Maybe a leather pouch with a bit of attitude (teenager) or a dogtooth scarf (grandpa) would solve your problem. And we have a plethora of stocking fillers and gifts for all the men in your family.
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS...
Christmas is for children most of all. And all children love these deliciously cuddly, super-soft Jellycat toys (and a lot of adults do as well!). All with a quirky cuteness, from Jellycat, the creators of the softest toys you have ever hugged, cuddled and adored. Percy Penguin, Smudge Rabbit, Colin Chameleon, Elly, Doodlebug and all their friends are looking for new homes this Christmas. Can you give them one? Jellycat soft toys come in all sizes and are loved by all ages of children. Irresistibly cuddly, sophisticatedly silly, hilariously humorous, a perfect gift for all ages!
DECK THE HALLS
The Gift Shop comes into its own at Christmas. Katie, our gift advisor and specialist, adds a multitude of Christmas decorations and a vast array of fairy lights. Decorations for trees, mantles, tables, around the front door and in your garden. Candles and lights galore to bring sparkle into your home, festive room scents, luxury crackers, wrapping paper, beautiful ribbons and unusual cards.
Take a tip from the designers and pick a colour theme for your Christmas decorations and festive table. Our favourites this year are white with gold - a luxurious theme - and teal with white.
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS - YOU CAN'T HAVE TOO MANY!
The Christmas tradition that we love the best is introducing lots of sparkling light around the house - strings of Christmas lights draped around everything, candles in every possible place and tables covered in twinkling tealights. Our Gift Shop is stocked high with Christmas lights - for inside and out - candle holders, tealights, seasonally scented candles and twinkling decorations. You will find unique and interesting ways to light up your home for the darkest season.
This is only a small taste of the wonderful array of gifts for all your friends and family we have all year round. Come to our fabulous Gift Shop and see how easy it is to find 'something for everyone'. Stay for lunch in The Glasshouse Café! You'll be glad you have discovered our secret.