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Gorringe’s alternative Christmas gift ideas

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Buying antiques is sure fire way to ensure your gift is unique, environmentally friendly and becomes a real talking point this festive season.

You may think some of the examples in our list are pricier than your usual budget, however all of these items are the gift that keeps on giving - having the potential to rise in value over time. What modern day gift can you say that about?

 

For the interior decor fan...

Auction rooms like Gorringe’s are a great place to shop for interior design options, with a twist. It’s a joy to find on trend items to give someone a unique piece to style their home.

You’ll find all sorts, from decorative plates such as this collection of Poole pottery that sold for just £80, vibrant vases such as the Clarice Cliff vase (pictured below) that sold for £240, antique mirrors, velvet seating and more.

 

For those who enjoy a Christmas tipple...

Why not treat a loved one to some vintage drinking accessories, such as this Carlton Ware cocktail shaker that sold for just £100. Or perhaps a couple of vintage bottles of wine (pictured below), port or a spirit selection, which sold for £50, £75 and £30 respectively.

 

For the musos in the family…

With vinyl sales on the up, why not dig around for that VG++ classic album amongst the occasional record collections on sale at Gorringe’s. In a previous record sale, classic albums could be had from just £20.

For the more hands-on musician, perhaps a vintage guitar to add to their instrument collection, such as this 1964 Hofner Verithin semi-acoustic electric guitar (pictured below) that sold for £340.

 

For the style conscious...

Complete an outfit with a pair of 9ct gold cufflinks (this example fetched £70 at auction), or perhaps a collection of brooches - this collection of seven sold for £100. You might even plump for a collection of vintage compacts, such as these Stratton powder compacts (pictured below), which sold for a mere £50.

 

 

For the romantic…

Why not choose a antique pen collection, such as this set of Parker pens that sold for £200 or a Victorian walnut writing slope (pictured below), which sold for £90. The perfect type of gifts for those who prefer the intimacy of a handwritten letter over an email or text.

 

For the person who likes to always be on time…

Keep an eye on time in style and for a fraction of the price of a new watch. For example, this Longines ladies’ 18ct gold wrist watch (pictured below), which sold for £100, while this Admiral automatic wrist watch sold for £220.

For the gamers...

Turn off the Xbox this festive period and get the family around a classic board game at snip of the price you’d be looking at on the high street. For example, this collection of games cost just £20 for the lot. If you’re feeling flush perhaps something more along the lines of a Victorian games compendium (pictured below) would be more to your choosing, comprising of the classics for £320.

 

 

For the budding art collector…

Help them get started with their art collection by keeping an eye out for affordable art, seen regularly in weekly sales, such as this oil on canvas landscape (pictured below), which sold for just £90.

 

For the book worm…

Nowhere near as cheap as buying a new edition from Amazon, however a First Edition run of a favourite book will be treasured forever, such as this Alan Milne - ‘Now We Are Six’ first edition (pictured below), which fetched £120 at auction.

 

And finally, for the film photographer…

Give someone you love, with an eye for a great shot, something of the ilk of this collection of cameras, which sold for £35 - a sure fire way to keep any budding photographer happy this winter and beyond.

 

 

So there we have it, a world of options to make sure your gift is the talk of the table as you settle down for your Christmas dinner.

Antiques are the Christmas gift that keeps on giving, so why not browse our catalogue and pick up an amazing present for your loved ones this festive season.