ADVENT CALENDAR COUNTDOWN! DAY 17

We love our classics in Dragonfly. It’s not just for personal nostalgia it brings together different generations and creates a sharing bond over simple pleasures. Today behind the advent calender door, I’m spoiling you all with my two favourite classics in the shop.   When we saw the Sainsburies Christmas Advert our hearts melted with … Continued

ADVENT CALENDAR COUNTDOWN! DAY 16

Today is the European premier of Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Today the force awakens our advent calendar door and reveals the perfect gift for Star Wars and Geek fans.     The Star Wars Doodles book is the perfect indulgent gift for a Star Wars fan. Draw, colour and create with all your favourite … Continued

ADVENT CALENDAR COUNTDOWN! DAY 15

Only 10 days to go until Christmas day! We’re excited, but we also know that some people are starting to feel the present pressure. Well here’s another gift idea from us. Today behind the door is the ultimate treat for book AND cake lovers! Scone with the Wind has 72 recipes with a literary twist. From … Continued

ADVENT CALENDAR COUNTDOWN! DAY 14

Today is the last day of Hanukkah and the last candle on the menorah. The festival and the candles celebrate the triumph of the few over the many and of the pure over the impure. Over the jewish festive period I can only imagine the amount of Dreidels that have been spun! Today is also the 14th … Continued

ADVENT CALENDAR COUNTDOWN! DAY 13

We do a lot of craft work in the shop and we felt like sharing our enjoyment for today’s surprise. My fondest memories of Christmas is making with family and friends either decorations, presents and food. So today we have a DIY carft kit to make mini Santas and beautifully designed paper chains.   This … Continued

ADVENT CALENDAR COUNTDOWN! DAY 11

Yesterday I had one of the toughest questions! What do you buy a 13 year old girl??? I know I had trouble appreciating some of the gifts relatives bought me at 13, it’s that age where you might buy too young or too old. So what’s the balance? Well I’ve taken a stab at it … Continued

ADVENT CALENDER COUNTDOWN! DAY 10

We all know one in the family, maybe you’re that person! Yes I’m talking about stationary addicts, and behind the advent calender today here’s a bit of stationary porn. ARK Cambridge pride themselves on creating gifts for interesting people, and these Italian leather pencil cases do not disappoint. Coming in three vibrant colours these pencil … Continued

ADVENT CALENDAR COUNTDOWN! DAY 9

In today’s advent post we have some great ideas for stocking fillers for little ones! We know picking up lots of little gifts can get expensive, so all of today’s items are under £5! Also today’s selection of stocking fillers contain no plastic, which means they should last a little longer than just Christmas day! … Continued

ADVENT CALENDAR COUNTDOWN! DAY 8

As it’s the third candle of the menorah will be lit tonight, I bet a lot of people are enjoying their Grandma’s special Latkes. Latkes are potato pancakes that are a favourite Hanukkah food. Today behind the calender door we’re celebrating all Grandma’s!    As it’s a sniffily time of year and no one can resist … Continued

ADVENT CALENDAR COUNTDOWN! DAY 7

So in Germany children have already celebrated St. Nicholas day, as on the 6th of December children leave shoes out to see if they have been good or bad and received a gift. There was even more celebration yesterday as today is now the second day of Chanukah! Chanukah is a Jewish tradition that lasts … Continued

ADVENT CALENDER COUNTDOWN! Day 6

Crayons at the ready, colouring books are not just for kids don’t you know.   Why are colouring books so popular at the moment? Because it’s the simple reason why you loved it as a kid, or maybe your kids do now. It’s relaxing and it’s meditative, and communities are starting to emerge across the … Continued

ADVENT CALENDAR COUNTDOWN! Day 4

Happy Friday everyone! Its the 4th of December, and today’s advent gifts are all handmade in Scotland! We have hand poured candles in vintage glassware made by dragonfly owner Louise, festive soaps in Christmas stripe and snowflake scents which are handmade in Perthshire, by The Soap Farm, and finally a card from Alice, who you … Continued