'The Great Wave' paperweight, British Museum

As the retail world re-emerges from lockdown it’s great to see the variety of new and beautiful gift suggestions emerging from this creative powerhouse.

Crystal-domed paperweights reveal lavishly gorgeous designs from Matthew Williamson, the V&A, the British Museum and the Natural History Museum. Each one would add a touch of joyous colour and distinction to any desk, whether it is in office or home.

Another big win for home workers would be M&G’s new folding storage boxes. These premium new large-format folding boxes can be stored and transported flat and easily unfold into full shape with a magnetic closure and brass-effect label holder. Two of the boxes feature imagery from BBC Earth; the other two Edward Lear Birds from and V&A and Hokusai’s Wave from the BM.

Edward Lear Birds, V&A

Another desktop delight are beautiful organic cotton pencil cases, with soft and stylish printed outers, smart black inner linings and coloured fastenings with zip closures. Most of the range is selected to co-ordinate with other M&G gift products. Notable in this group are a classic Paddington Bear pencil case and Dinosaurs from the NHM pencil case. M&G do HB pencil sets as well and ballpoint), and this year have added coloured pencil sets  – boxes of 12 coloured pencils.

Dinosaurs, Natural History Museum

To its comprehensive journals collection M&G has added premium ring-bound organisers travel journals and perpetual planner diaries. New licences appearing in M&G’s journals range this year for the first time include the Tate Gallery, MinaLima Classics, Roald Dahl, and Judith Kerr’s The Tiger Who Came to Tea. All the other M&G licences have been refreshed with new designs.

Matthew Williamson

To wrap these gifts up, M&G have a comprehensive array of roll wraps, sheet wraps (single, double-sided and foiled options), gift bags, and tissue.

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