Great British Christmas Competiton 2011 Prize Fund

The Great British Christmas Competition - The Results !!

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Competition Deadline was 12 midnight 21st December 2011 - we have had over 1200 views on You Tube, thanks to everyone involved - all the fantastic British Brands for sending in the great prizes.

Please click on the Video to find out the final amount - did you win?!! Read More.....

"Luna Lighting" Kindly Donate To Our Great British Christmas Competition

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Designer maker Anna Perring





Here at Independent Boutique we're very lucky to have been donated two gorgeous tea light holders from Luna Lighting to put towards our Great British Christmas Competition. One of you will win these hand crafted ceramin lights courtesy of Luna Lighting.

Luna's prolific light designer and maker Anna Perring, is based at a studio in the heart of Bloomsbury in central London, part of Cockpit Arts - the UK's only creative business incubator for designer-makers (you can expect lots of unique treasures at the open studios events held twice a year). Read More.....

Tatty Devine adds to the Great British Christmas Competition

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

A huge thank you is due to Independent Boutique brand Tatty Devine who have very kindly donated this seasonal Flying Fawn Brooch in Red Glitter.

Tatty Devine- Flying Fawn Brooch in Red Glitter

This cute little chap can be pinned to your winter coat to show off your Christmas cheer and brighten up even the dullest day!
So get your guesses in for The Great British Christmas Competition and remember to like our facebook page as the winner will be annnounced through facebook.

Detox Pack enters the prize fund - Thanks to The London Tea Company

Thursday, December 8th, 2011


Detox Teas box set for that "Post-Christmas" detox

We are please to announce that award winning gourmet brand, The London Tea Company, have added a Detox Teas pack to the "Great British Competition" prize fund, you could be winning yourself:

1 Green tea Detox,

1 Lemongrass & Ginger,

1 Chamomile & Lavendar,

1 White tea, elderflower & Apricot

There are few activities more culturally British than drinking team [supps a brew] and The London Tea Company, built on the rich heritage of British tea blending and tasting, have combined both modern and traditional teas to meet the growing demand for more unusual speciality teas. London tea leaves are organic and from the highest quality tea bushes, they use traditional manufacturing methods and still manage to make all their boxes and pouches biodegradable.

After the innevitable Christmas cheer, this detox pack will be a welcomed pick-me-up and will help on those cold winter's nights.

Make sure you enter the competition to WIN these teas AND all the other Great British Prizes.

Fudge Kitchen Hamper Enters the Prize Draw!

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

We are pleased to announce that have added a Great British prize to the prize fund 'The Fudge Lovers Hamper' RRP £40 .

Delicious Fudge Kitchen Hamper - Could be on its way to you!?

With a heritage spanning over 27 years Fudge Kitchen believe true perfection takes time. They pride themselves on selling the best fudge in the world, and have a range of devilishly different products that are made with all natural ingredients and no preservatives to an unashamedly high standard.

For your chance to win this hamper and all the goodies in the Great British Prize competition:

Enter on here-> ENTER COMPETITION by estimating the number of buttons in the jar .

Kelly Love adds to the Great British Christmas Competition!

Monday, December 5th, 2011

A big thanks is due to the fabulous Kelly Love for donating one of her wonderful creations to the Great British Christmas Competition!


Further Away From You Dress

Kelly Love donates her "Further Away from you Dress". It's 100% Silk with French cotton lace trim and normally would retail for £200.

From her Origami Dolls collection inspired by whimsical geisha girls, paper cranes, hand painted fragments of silk, butterfly wings, foreign films shot in impending darkness and kissing under the cherry blossom trees, this collection is made up of printed silk, lambswool, velvet and French lace in a palette of cream, burnt orange, purple and French navy.

The British micro-distillery tradition of lives on! ...Sipsmith Gin enters the prize fund.

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Hand crafted Sipsmith Gin from Hammersmith, London

After years working in the drinks industry, the founders of Sipsmith Independent Spirits of London, have pledged to continue the tradition of handmade spirits by revitalising the traditional craft of micro-distillation. From an unassuming garage in Hammersmith, west London, Sipsmith have crafted a limited batch of artisanal spirits, namely London Dry Gin, Barley Vodka and most recently a Sloe Gin.

A bottle of their London Dry Gin will be making its way to the “Great British Competition” winner and we would like to thank Sipsmith for their contribution, long may they carry on this Great British tradition.

Jan Constantine Adds a Hand Embroided Future Heirloom to the Prize Fund!

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Future heirloom Jan Constantine's "Love" cushion

Jan Constantine, an exquisite textiles and home accessories brand based in Cheshire, have added their Wool "Love" Cushion (which normally retails at £66.50) to the Great British Competition prize fund. All of Jan Constantine's British collections are made using "ancient hands-on, embroidery skills of local artisans", and continue the use of traditional textile methods. Her designs have found their way into Harrods, Selfridges and Liberty's.

To be in with a chance of winning Jan Constantine's "Love" cushion and many other Great British Prizes enter the competition at:

British Company Runaway Coast kindly donate to our Great British Christmas Competition

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Runaway Coast was launched in May 2009.
We support British Industry.
We design and make the majority of our products in the UK.
All our designs are exclusive to Runaway Coast.

We are happy to donate our original giant cushion  to The Great British Christmas Competition, now with the beautiful Union Jack, it has quickly become the must-have accessory for the home.

Guess how many buttons are in the jar to be in with a chance of winning – there also lots of other gifts for friends and family

Winner takes all!! see our facebook page for current list of prizes – it is a growing prize draw….

Original Giant Cushion From Runaway Coast

Royal weddings, Olympics and the Queens Golden Jubilee, it seems there has never been a better time to support British industry. As the majority of our products are hand made in England, we are proud to say this product is 100% British made, from the inner pad, its design heritage, hand made in British factories, and then hand wrapped and hand delivered to you.

Each cushion measures 150 x 150cm, has a zip removable cover made from 100% cotton drill and with its solid navy base, it makes it ideal for use outdoors as well as in.

We also have lots of other fabulous items for the home please visit to see our full range.


Artist Simon Peplow donates two fantastic prints to our Great British Christmas Competition

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Here at we like to say a massive thank you to the amazing Visual Tinkerer Simon Peplow for donating two of his incredible prints to our Great British Christmas Competition!

Simon Peplow- Be Kind Remind

The print is a single edition 1/1.

Simon Peplow originally hails from England's rugged second city Birmingham;  where he spent his formative years pushin' around the labyrinthian back streets on his trusty stunt stick - which eventually took him to the USA in 2001.

Upon his return, Simon went on to study a BA Hons in Visual Communication, where he obtained First Class Honours. He currently resides on the South West Coast of England in the historic city of Exeter with his two Burmese prowlers Bandit & Sylvester.  Where he enjoys razzing around on his sprocket rocket, skimming pebbles, playing ping pong and slurping ale on a daily basis to help nurture the creative process.

Ed.25 Simon Peplow

The print is not available in this specific colour. It's available in a more festive Red, Blue & White (edtn 25).

His whimsical characters have adorned various facets of the creative realm including:  Advertising, Education, Print and Animation for the likes of Carhartt Streetwear, Nike SB, SOYJOY, Arts Council England, The New York Times, The Washington Post,  Anorak Magazine, The Ride Journal, The Illustrated Ape, Stranger Magazine, Pennsylvania Gazette, Suburban Bliss Clothing, The Poetry Society, Analogue Books and Origin Coffee.  His Artworks have been exhibited in London at the V&A and internationally in New York, Boston and Amsterdam.

Simon's Illustration work has been acknowledged by prestigious publications Creative Review, Dazed & Confused, 3X3 and American Illustration.  In 2004, Simon co-founded the Outcrowd Collective as a means to collaborate with other like-minded thing makers, and exhibit their personal outpourings.

Guess how many buttons are in the jar to be in with a chance of winning Simon's prints along with tonnes of other prizes – there are also lots of other gifts for friends and family

Winner takes all!! see our facebook page for current list of prizes – it is a growing prize draw….

If you'd like to find out more about Simon Peplow and his work have a click on the links below.