Company Name Victoria Eggs
Products Entered Santa's Sleigh Stocking, Afternoon Tea, Santa's Sleigh Stocking, Queen's Commemorative, King Charles III Coronation Collection
Tell us about your business
Victoria Eggs homeware is born from Great-British moments; the nostalgic whiff of salt and vinegar-y chips at the seaside, quirky colloquialisms, our Royal family, London. We’re as British as the cuppa. In fact we’ve a day dedicated to celebrating our favourite brew. #teatuesday
All our products are hand-illustrated by Victoria, and lovingly made in the UK. Our mugs (tea tastes better in a Victoria Eggs Mug BTW), are hand-crafted and decorated in Staffordshire, using traditionally mined Cornish Clay. And our textiles come from Lincolnshire, printed with water-based ink (which has virtually no impact on the environment).
From heart to home.
Tell us about the products you have entered
The beautifully hand-illustrated Santa's Sleigh Stocking highlights a magical and nostalgic view of Christmas Eve. The traditional festive legend features reindeer pulling a Father Christmas in a sleigh through the night sky to deliver gifts to children on Christmas Eve, screen printed onto the pre-treated, unbleached cotton drill in red and black.
The Wildlife in Spring collection features a delicately illustrated design that highlights a nostalgic and hopeful view of this blossoming time of year. With the promise of new beginnings, the hedgerows are bursting with life, filled with birdsong and sweetly scented flowers attracting bees, butterflies and insects alike. A blackbird, sparrow and wren, some of Britain’s most well-known birds, can be found surrounded by budding blossom, beautiful roses and elegant magnolia. Our Wildlife in Spring jugs are the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Each size can be used different — use the ¼ pint for milk while filling the other with orange juice and water, and placing beautifully blooming flowers in the 2 pint jug.
The decadent Afternoon Tea collection was inspired by this quintessential British ritual. The design features food, drink, and other items normally presented at high tea — macarons, scones, and finger sandwiches line the cake stand; bowls of sugar and teapots stand side by side with strainers, cupcakes, and forks; and you can’t forget the delicate flutes of champagne, filled partially with bubbles. The design invites you to immediately set down everything you’re doing and enjoy a warm cup of tea and something sweet alongside it.
The Queen's Commemorative tea towel celebrates the life of The Queen. The design features the iconic crown, surrounded by a spray of flowers, representing England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, along with pine from the gardens of Balmoral and lavender and rosemary from the grounds of Windsor Castle. A simple message on each item reads ’Thank you for Everything’. The words of a very wise little Paddington Bear, and a sentiment that is felt around the world. A special piece to mark an historic occasion.
The King Charles III Coronation collection bears the National flowers from the UK along with oak, a symbol of strength and stability, and Ivy, the symbol of commitment, which trails throughout this intricately hand-drawn design. Subtle nods to the King’s life are hidden amongst the wildlife and foliage; the eagle, swords, and anchor representing the British Armed Forces, a parachute, pens, and paintbrushes – representing his love and support for the Arts, young people, the countryside and his life-long environmental activism.
Why did you choose to enter the GOTY competition? have you entered in the past and has it helped your brand grow?
Entering Gift of the Year competition is a great opportunity to grow awareness of the Victoria Eggs brand, and also proudly fly the flag for Great British design, sustainability practices and manufacture.
Having entered our Airfix London (and won!) back in 2012 when Victoria Eggs was a young brand, it hugely helped us increase awareness and credibility to grow our business.
Several years later, we're expanding our markets across the USA, Australia, Japan and Canada, and back again - this time proudly entering five completely new products and designs.
What other products will you be bringing to market in 2023
New for 2023 are The Queen’s Commemorative Collection, the King Charles III Coronation Collection (which includes a brand new product line - Bunting!), and the Afternoon Tea Collection.
Victoria is also working on a number of exciting (top-secret) brand collaborations to be announced in the New Year!
Where can your products be purchased?
Our products can all be purchased at victoriaeggs.com.
Additionally, our stockists include Whole Foods, Harrods, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Royal Albert Hall; and other sales platforms including Etsy and Not On The High Street.
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