Friday, 28 June 2013

Win this fabulous wine carafe and oil and vinegar set - Freebie Friday competition

Freebie Friday! That's the name of the joint Your Home/Purple Holly competition.  On Friday 5th July, you will be able to win our gorgeous wine carafe and oil and vinegar bottle set worth £50.  To enter follow @your_home and @purpleholly on twitter next Friday 5th July.

This stylish gift set is from Scandinavian designers, Sagaform.  Enjoy the true taste and flavour of your favourite wine with this sleek and beautifully formed wine carafe with oak stopper.  The matching oil and vinegar bottles make a great accompaniment at your dinner party; together the carafe and bottle set look simply stunning.   Available at

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Freebie Friday

Great news will be joining forces with Your Home Magazine to run a fabulous Freebie Friday competition, where you will get an opportunity to win a wine carafe and oil and vinegar bottle set worth £50.  The enter the competition, you will need to look out for a tweet @your_home, enter, and in return follow both @your_home and @purpleholly.

This competition will kick start Purple Holly's advertising campaign with Your Home magazine which commences in their August edition.  We will be featuring in Your Home every month from August through to December/January.  Each month we will get the opportunity to share with you six products from our website.  This will give you the chance to see all the latest designs and ideas from our new home gifts collection.

For further details follow us at

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Funky Koziol kitchen accessories and gifts available at Purple Holly

If you are looking for funky kitchen accessories and gifts to co-ordinate with your home, you are in right place! Purple Holly are pleased to announce that they have sourced some wonderful home gifts from designer brand Koziol.  From a modern purple wall clock, to a purple trinket tree, to a purple salad bowl with servers, there are a variety of products to choose from.  

Our personal favourite is the Koziol hot stuff coffee container with a fun scoop; great for coffee storage and for scooping out an exact measure and at only £7.50 a real bargain!  Here 's link to our website for all our Koziol products, and the images below give you a flavour of what's on offer.  

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

A show in the hills

Featured in these fabulous photos from The Three Counties Show at Great Malvern  last weekend are a parachute jumper sailing across the lovely hills and a brave motor cyclist jumping through a ring of fire.

Purple Holly attended this prestigious country fair on 14th - 16th June where we had a gift stall in the art, crafts and gifts marquee with Eden Crafts.  This gave us a wonderful opportunity to showcase a selection of our lovely new home gifts, meet new customers and gain feedback.  Everyone really loved our Rocking whiskey glasses available on our website for £3.50 per glass/£18 for a set of six glasses.   Also popular where our VW Camper Van mugs and Geisha Girl salt & pepper shakers, available from £5 at

We have booked a number of exciting events/fairs throughout the UK this year to promote our website launched last March.  Our next stop is Rockingham Castle in Market Harborough on 13th and 14th July.  We would love to see you there if you are in the local Leicestershire area.  

For further details on our events during this year please visit. Purple Holly Events/Fairs.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Purple Holly Featured in Urban Fox

Exciting news! Our first ever advert featuring our collection of new home gifts has now been published and is available in the June edition of Urban Fox. See pages 40-41!  Follow this link to be the first person to view our ad! PurpleHollyAdvert

Bring Sunshine into your home

We have some fantastic news to share with you.  Purple Holly has placed their first ever advertisement in Urban Fox, a free local magazine near to where we are based in South Leicester.  The Editor of Urban Fox has done a brilliant feature on Bringing Sunshine into your Home, following this season's yellow interiors trends.  Our wonderful little Yellow Cuco Vase CucoVase is featured alongside our advert see pages 40-41  for more information.

Friday, 7 June 2013

How To Convince People to Buy You From online

This is the question posed by Barney Grossman at The Business Show 2013 - a brilliant free seminar I attended yesterday for business start up companies at the Excel Centre.    Barney as an interesting background as a Wedding DJ and his top tips for website businesses are:-

  • Keep it simple and clean
  • Less is more
  • Make life easy for customer with buttons
  • Each product - define how your customer will benefit from buying

Barney's best tip was do the Squint test on your website page.  If you squint your eyes and nothing sticks out on your page that makes you want to click it, chances are you need to change i.e. put on a 20% off sticker in bold pink or have a great photo or slogan that really sticks out.  

Here's the links for the Business Show and Barney Grossman.