Top 3 Ideas for Strawberries

They are the true taste of summer, and also a design motif for all sorts of things. Think strawberries this month with these fruity gift ideas


Top 3 Ideas for Strawberries

Strawberry writing set

You’ve heard the phrase ‘say it with flowers’ – well, how about saying it with strawberries? Now you can, thanks to this personalised writing set available at Made By Ellis. It contains 12 high-quality 300gsm textured cream cards created at an Italian paper mill, each illustrated with a cute strawberry motif designed by artist Alice Evans; along with envelopes and stickers. And they can be personalised, too, to leave your loved ones in no doubt as to who’s sending their berry best wishes. Price £13.50,

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Strawberry wrapping paper

Let me take you down, ’cos I’m going to… Nothing evokes the feelgood spirit of summer, and happy childhood memories, more than a field of succulent strawberries. And now you can gift that emotion to your nearest and dearest by wrapping their presents in this cheery strawberry-print paper. Made in Florence, each high-quality sheet measures 13.5 x 19.5in, and is acid-free and printer-friendly. Good enough to eat? Not quite, but it’ll certainly make their mouth water. Price £2.09,




Strawberry conserve

If Melissa Forti’s book has inspired you to host a tea party, you might want to embellish your spread with lashings of summery strawberry jam. Made from sun-ripened senga sengana strawberries from the Braies Valley area of northern Italy, Alpe Pragas’ variety is deliciously sweet, making it ideal for spreading on freshly baked scones or fruit bread. And it’s all-natural, too, so you can slap on a large dollop without feeling guilty. Price £6.95 for 340g,