Moonpig dot com! And now I bet you’re singing it in your head. Their TV and radio ads are everywhere; but it was only last week that I learned there’s a lot more to Moonpig than cheeky greeting cards and a catchy jingle.
Babes about Town was invited to view the Moonpig Spring Collection at the swanky Sky Bar at the Grange Holborn Hotel. As soon as I walked in, my eyes were drawn to the gorgeous array of flowers on the exquisitely decorated tables, roses and hydrangeas bursting out of their vases.
It never occurred to me that you could order flowers as gifts from Moonpig and that’s just the start of it: they also offer cakes (we indulged in slices of delicious Sticky Toffee Cake from Sponge), chocolates, fudge and other yummy treats, bath and beauty goodies, candles and diffusers, champagne, wine and spirits, T-shirts and much more!
What I love about their collection is that it’s carefully curated and features a mix of some of my favourite independent retailers as well as previously undiscovered brands.
Their Hope & Greenwood Tuck Box (£25) in vintage packaging is a Moonpig exclusive and comes with old school winners like fizzy cola bottles and bonbons. Other highlights were the hampers and gift sets like the Breakfast in Bed tray (£40) or the Time for Tea (£45) gift set that includes this fantastic polka dot all-in-one teapot and cup from Bombay Duck. Love it!
The event was also a wonderful chance to catch up with two of my lovely Mothers & Shakers Jacqui of Mummy’s Little Monkey and Mirka of All Baby Advice, along with Liz of Me and My Shadow, Anthea of Bluebear Wood, Aby of You Baby Me Mummy, Afra of Mad Mum of 7, Mary of Over 40 and a Mum to One, Hannah of Muddling Along Mummy and some other fab bloggers.
We were treated to a tea tasting session by the English Tea Company, one of the Moonpig collection retailers.
I really enjoyed learning more about the tea making and sampling process, and I’ve been brewing some of their range at home – the ones I like best are Black Chai and Super Berries.
We also had a lesson from one of Moonpig’s expert florists on making our own hand-tied spring bouquets to take home. Rather proud of my handiwork.
We chatted with some of the Moonpig team about their range, and met the ladies who do the calligraphy, design and handdrawn artwork for Moonpig’s latest vintage card selection. Moonpig owns thousands of licenses for novelty items including T-shirts, mugs and, of course, cards – everything from Star Wars to Frozen – and most of their cards can be personalised for that unique touch.
It’s no coincidence that the #MoonpigCollection was showcased close to Mother’s Day and actually you can’t go wrong here if you’re looking for something special, tasty or sweet for your mama or a mum chum.
Thanks to Moonpig for the lovely event and the fantastic goody bag** — I had a great time and of course I couldn’t get that jingle out of my head for the rest of the day!
Visit www.moonpig.com for more gift ideas and greeting cards