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

vintage, hotel, silver, flatware, cutlery

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 Him


Gifts For Him Christmas 2016


We hope you are having a good Sunday and enjoying the amazing Winter sunshine we have today!

If you are looking for a unique gift for that special man in your life, then have a look at some of our favourite ideas below.

Large Vintage Silverplate Cocktail Shaker

We have a great selection of vintage silverplate barware, like this handsome cocktail shaker, originally from the USA.



ginat vintage wall map of europe

For the intrepid traveller, what about this giant vintage wall map of Europe, which is a real statement piece and sure to be a conversation starter in any room or office?

Made in Germany in the 1960’s, this original geographical vintage wall map, at over 2 metres high, is printed on high quality paper and then backed with canvas.

We have other vintage wall maps of Africa, India, South America and the Middle East available.


Vintage Green Jielde Desk Lamp

This would make a fantastic gift for the man in your life – a classic vintage Jielde desk lamp, from the 1950’s where it was used in a factory as a work lamp.

The Jielde lamp is an iconic French industrial piece.


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

Milton Brooke Extra Large Mortar & Pestle

The only mortar & pestle you will ever need!

Made in Stoke on Trent, by Milton Brook who were established over 150 years ago, this vitrified porcelain mortar & pestle, with a handy pour spout, is incredibly strong, with a very dense structural base for easy crushing and grinding of herbs and spices, to extract maximum flavour.

This high quality mortar & pestle has been used for decades by professional chefs and home cooks alike.

£16 (small)  £29 (extra large)


These unique framed vintage prints of boxwood rules are taken from the I & D Smallwood Ruler Catalogue, circa 1912 and mounted on acid-free board, with a simple wooden black frame.

Only £60

Vintage American Fire Extinguisher Brass

This one-off, vintage American fire extinguisher is made from highly polished solid copper and features a brass plate around the exterior with instructions engraved on and was likely to have been made in 1930’s – 1940’s.


Vintage Silverplate Champagne Bucket

Our vintage silverplate champagne cooler featuring the classic gadroon edging pattern, is perfect for chilling bottles of Champagne or wine this holiday season.


We hope you have enjoyed looking at our “Gifts for Him” selection!

We will have a number of unique, one-off gifts at our next pop up event at West Elm, Tottenham Court Road, London, from Friday 16th through Sunday 18th, if you want to come and have a look in person.

Happy Christmas shopping!