It is said that ‘Englishman’s home is his castle.’ And in days past it certainly was. A mans home was regarded as his safest refuge and no one may enter unless invited. This was defined in 1763 by the then Prime Minister, Pitt the Elder, who explained "The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the crown. It may be frail - its roof may shake - the wind may blow through it - the storm may enter - the rain may enter - but the King of England cannot enter."
Your home is a place to rest from the outside world, in which to gather your belongings and to bring up a family. As such a home becomes more than brick and mortar. As your home fills with memories it takes on a life of its own and having to leave or returning to a long cherished dwelling can be quite an emotional experience.
Moving to a new home is an event worth celebrating and the new owner often holds an housewarming party for all his/her friends. It is customary on these occasions to arrive with a gift, something to add to the new home.
Here we have gathered together a collection of gift ideas for the home, some decorative, some useful and some just plain daft. If you don’t find anything on this page please look around the site for our wide range of figurines, clocks, kitchenware etc. I am sure you will find something to suit every taste.