All I Want For Christmas

We take a look at some of our favourite pieces for gifting, this Christmas.

What better way to greet your guests over the Holiday season, than with a glass of champagne (we think, anyway!).

This handsome vintage silverplate champagne cooler, with two handles, features the classic gadroon edging pattern and is perfect for chilling bottles of Champagne or wine.


Vintage Silverplate Champagne Bucket

Forget the Christmas tree this year – hang your baubles on this stunning pair of vintage stag antlers!

These are a rare find and would make a real statement in any room.


Vintage Stag Antlers

What better gift for the intrepid traveller than a giant vintage wall map from the 1960’s, once used in schools in Germany.

These make for an amazing colourful piece of wall art – just look at this map of India. We have other maps available online too.


vintage giant wall map of india

Set the Christmas table with old vintage hotel silverplate cutlery, with mix matched patterns. This is sure to get everyone talking!

These are genuine pieces and a perfect example of the quality and craftsmanship that exemplified the British silver industry.

Only £15 per 3-pce set

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We have a great selection of vintage leather suitcases, which work well in either a contemporary or traditional home, either on their own or stacked together, making them ideal for storage.

Prices start from £55

vintage leather suitcase luggage

This English made, vintage silverplate cocktail shaker, which features an ice crusher, is an ideal gift for anyone who fancies themselves as a mixologist!


Vintage Silverplate Cocktail Shaker

Of course, our popular reclaimed letters and letter lights, salvaged from shop fronts and pubs, make for the ultimate personal gift and we have over 150 online to choose from, starting at only £24!

Reclaimed Gold Resin Letter B


The last posting date is Thursday, December 21, so don’t leave it too late…

Thank you to all our customers for your support and wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy 2018!

Paul, Tom & Bailey the Boxer.

Christmas Is Coming…

Christmas is coming (fast!)…and to kick start the Holiday season, we have reduced our prices on our hugely popular Nkuku pieces!

All these items are handmade by artisans in India.

Take a look….


These would make ideal stocking stuffers! They are made of high quality brass and are very tactile too.

Bottle Opener and Corkscrew now only £7.00 each  Nutcracker just £10.00

These striking Tealight Holder Boxes will add a festive glow to any room, once lit with a row of small tealights. Alternatively, fill them with seasonal flowers.

Available in both brass and aged zinc and now only £22.00 each!


There are some great savings on these beautiful copper photograph frames, that are hand welded.

Simple and elegant, these frames can be used to display momentos and keepsakes too. A perfect gift this Christmas!

Finally, these affordable,  hand made boxes of copper and glass, offer a beautifully crafted storage space, for small items.

Go ahead and make someone happy this Christmas, with a gift from Nkuku!

Gifts for Her


Christmas Blog

Here are our top favourite gift ideas for that special female in your life, whether it be your Mum, Grandma, Daughter, Sister, Cousin, Aunt, Neice or your BFF!

Scented Candle in glass jar

Great value at only £20, these amazing scented candles are hand made in the UK, using the finest ingredients and have a long burn time of 40 hours.

Choose from one of three fragrances:

No. 1  Green Fig   –   No. 2  Green Tea & Passion Fruit  –   No. 3  Pomegranate

Vintage Glass Pickling Jar Terrarium

These vintage pickling jars from Eastern Europe make fantastic indoor terrariums, when planted up, or they could be used as a pillar candle holder also.

Available in 3 sizes – pricing from £30

Aged Copper Photograph Frame

This simple but striking, copper frames with an aged finish, have been hand-welded by skilled artisans in India.

These frames with a glass front and back, are perfect for displaying photographs, drawings, or mementos and are available in three sizes.

Create an original gift, with a keepsake or memento of something that you have done together!

Great pricing on our frames from only £14

Vintage Matters Reclaimed Letters Page

How about a really thoughtful, personal gift, with one of our vintage initials or letter lights?

These reclaimed letters have been salvaged from shop fronts and pubs from across the globe.

Prices range from £20 – £180 dependent on the size

Vintage Oversized Green Glass Bottle

Our vintage oversized green glass bottles, originally used for fermenting wine or apple juice are hugely popular.

They make a stunning decorative piece in a room, either empty, or with a single stem of foliage in, to create a real impact.

Prices from £65

Agd Copper Keepsake Storage Boxes

These glass and copper keepsake boxes, are hand-crafted and each piece is individually welded together.

These practical and stylish decorative storage boxes, can be used to hold a variety of small items, from stationary items in the office, to jewellery, keepsakes and momentos.

Prices start from only £18

ceramic white gluggle jug Wade

Our ceramic white Gluggle Jug, was originally made back in the 1870’s!

When filled with liquid, air is trapped in the fish’s tail and as the liquid is poured out again, the air is gradually released and produces a surprisingly loud gurgling or ‘gluggling’ sound, which makes for a great conversation piece at the dinner table or at parties.

This versatile ceramic white Gluggle Jug can be used for water or wine, to hold utensils, or as a vase.


Silverplate Candlesticks

Our vintage silverplate candlesticks and candelabra would make a lovely gift for someone who loves to entertain.

At Vintage Matters, we like to mix different styles and sizes of candle holders together, to form an interesting, eclectic collection!

Prices from only £28

We hope that this has inspired you to think of something a little unusual, whilst looking for that “Gift for Her”.

Don’t worry – “Gifts for Him” will be out this Sunday!

For those of you who may be in London next week, we will be back at West Elm on Tottenham Court Road for another pop up event, from Friday 16th through Sunday 18th, where we will have a number of unique gifts available to buy.

Happy Christmas shopping!