One of a kind wrappingA garden or some outside space has been on our wishlist for some time now, so when I received this urban garden collection from Kate at One of a kind, I popped them straight on the mantle piece and jewellery hanger, a tiny forest of lilac and green linen trees, each with a sweet printed recycled card to describe them, some with embellishments, some with words. You might know many of my friends and I are shunning the big high street stores this christmas (no entering the war zones known as Argos, Bluewater for me,) and supporting small local and online retailers, craft fairs, vintage shops, neighbours and friends who make beautiful things.

So lets start here today with One of a Kind, lovely Kate is offering my readers a free badge with every order and a free tree of your choice (worth £12) with every order over £20. As well as these sweet little tree’s which also benefit the Trees for Cities charity (see below) One of a Kind stocks cushions, tea towels, and perfect stocking filler sized brooches, hair slides and more. My favourite item is the Make One Kit, go see it, and all of course come beautifully packaged to save you wrapping!

**To enter the Giveaway** Visit Kate’s blog and leave a comment on this post with a suggestion for a name of a new tree that can be added to her urban garden range before the 16th of December and the best idea will win a set of four trees just in time for the holidays x

As many of Kate’s products are inspired by trees, gardens and forests it made sense for her to form a partnership with the charity Trees for Cities.  All cards and stationary are printed on recycled paper and everything from the boxes to the luggage label tags are recycled or from a sustainable source. 3% of One of a Kind profits are given to support the work of Trees for Cities.

Trees for Cities’ is a registered charity that aims to grow stronger neighbourhoods, enhance urban landscapes and improve people’s health and happiness through community-led tree planting, education and training initiatives in urban areas that need it most. They have projects across the UK and Ireland as well as internationally, and these projects are supported by extensive consultation and involvement programmes that incorporate local residents, schools and community groups. In London they also run a series of certified horticulture, arboriculture and woodland management courses specialising in developing and up-skilling the long-term unemployed and people with complex backgrounds.

To find out more about Trees for Cities visit the website.


  1. I have become a big fan of One of a Kind ever since seeing it on your blog and I bookmarked it under ‘Lovely Things’. I will also be sharing a few trees with my friends this Christmas. I’m very excited about Kate’s giveaway and I will put my thinking cap on for a new tree name….I’ll be back shortly when I have one.

  2. Jane S says:

    Like I mentioned on the site, I think an apple tree would be incredibly darling!

  3. Kathryn says:

    I love these, thanks for introducing me!

  4. Savanna says:

    I had to suggest a Royal Empress tree, but a Regal Royal Empress for a urban jungle. :D

  5. Such a great giveaway. I too am really trying to shun shopping centres for more handmade, homemade and smaller businesses. It gives me so much more satisfaction supporting them.

  6. Bethany says:

    I love these, the tree inspiration is lovely. I think the misty elm would be a good tree name for the winter months. xxxx

  7. Sarah says:

    Gorgeous little trees Jeska, great find. Loving the handmade, homemade, indie-business Christmas plan. It is something I am endeavouring to do myself this year. It’s lovely discovering the ‘next’ Cath Kidston or Orla Kiely!

  8. Pauline says:

    What a beautiful package.
    Thank you for the link; her work is absolutely lovely.

  9. Anna says:

    I just returned with my suggestions….My favourite book as a child used to be The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. A truly lovely story. Maybe a Giving Tree? Or just a happy/smiley tree? :-)

  10. Savanna says:

    Was a winner announced for the giveaway?

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