Gisela Graham: Creative gifts designed from the heart…
As a child in Germany, all Gisela Graham wanted to do was make things. Her love of crafting even landed her with a school detention one Christmas when she skipped doing her homework to make straw stars for the family’s tree instead! So, with such a desire burning inside, it’s hardly surprising that rather than follow her father into the law, she ended up founding her own business. Beginning at her kitchen table (much like our own business), Gisela borrowed £27 and started the enterprise that today still bears her name and has grown into one of Europe’s leading giftware brands.
Right from the start, it was Gisela’s passion for designing gifts for the important moments in life that set her business aside from others: in the early days, her company built its reputation on beautiful decorations for Christmas and Easter. And later, as her own family grew up, she turned her creative flair to designing useful and pretty things for every room in the home, and outside into the garden. The things that mattered to her family were reflected with simplicity and integrity in her creations, and still are today. Here at The Contemporary Home, we believe that’s hugely significant to the success of the Gisela Graham London brand – Every single item in the range feels as though it’s been designed with love for you and your family, because it has!
Christmas has, of course, remained hugely important to Gisela Graham. From beautifully patterned baubles to exquisite wreaths and ornate hanging decorations, Gisela and her team still manage to capture the essence and wonder of the season in every design. And it’s not just decorations that they bewitch us with; they now have dedicated designers creating practical and gorgeous gifts too. We’re delighted at The Contemporary Home to stock the UK’s widest range of Gisela Graham Christmas decorations and gifts and we look forward with excitement every year to our first glimpse of the new product (we’re a bit like children when it comes to that first viewing). We do sometimes get a bit carried away but it’s always worth it! Last year, for example, we stocked over 700 different Christmas products from their range, including baubles, stockings, advent calendars, garlands and wreaths. And we’re on track to have even more products for Christmas 2017, so if you’re one of the thousands of people who start their Christmas shopping early, be sure to keep checking back on our site regularly – we aim to take delivery of the Gisela Graham Christmas goodies earlier and earlier each year, giving you the opportunity to shop before the rush begins and then sit back and relax!
But it’s not all about Christmas! Check out our Gisela Graham Easter collection for some great products. And, did you know that the growing British custom of decorating indoor trees at Easter was largely influenced by Gisela Graham? Well, she played a very important role by introducing us to the concept of hanging trinkets and egg-shaped decorations on twig trees many years ago. And beyond Easter too, the Gisela Graham collection has expanded to include an array of beautiful yet useful products for every room in the home: from doorstops to picture frames, jugs and mugs to storage jars, kneelers to gardening bags. People often say ‘there’s something for everyone’ in a certain range but it really is true when it comes to Gisela Graham Limited. And, as they’ve always been, each and every new product is designed from the heart with a home in mind, not just a house.
Why not bring a little of that love to your home? We’re proud that our Gisela Graham shop offers you the opportunity to buy Gisela Graham online, in one easy place. Take a look for yourself – and let the love in!