Cards and gifts from your nearest shopping centre can get a bit humdrum. If you’re bored with the same old department store cards and gifts, we’ve got a lot to show you this year at La La Land! One of the best things about getting into a new year is unveiling our new product range. In this blog post, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite cards and gifts for 2018. As usual they’re all illustrated by our wonderful group of artists. And they’re all designed to bring smiles and delight to everyone you need to buy cards and gifts for this year. All these cards and gifts will be available early in 2018. We'll update you on our social media channels as they become available, so be sure to keep your eye out.
New cards and gifts #1: 'Beach Bike' tea towel by Martijn Van Der Linden
Martijn van der Linden is an illustrator from Holland, and his wonderful Beach Bike illustration has previously been published in posters and cards. Our 2018 cards and gifts range sees this best-selling illustration now being digitally printed on a tea towel. Our 440mm X 640mm tea towels are a 55% linen 45% cotton blend, which makes them a wonderful addition to the kitchen of every keen chef. Linen tea towels have never been more popular as we see a return to traditional (and more environmentally friendly) use of fabric napery in the kitchen, rather than disposable items.
Our 'Beach Bike' tea towel will be available in February. See our other tea towels.
New cards and gifts #2. ‘Waratah’ greeting card by Lilly Perrott
Our new ‘Waratah’ greeting card is bursting with garnet hues, making it the perfect card to send to anyone with a January birthday. Between summer holidays and Australia Day, we’re sure you’ll agree that January is the most Australian month of the year, making the Waratah the ideal bloom to help celebrate it. Like all our greeting cards, this new addition to our cards and gifts range for 2018 is printed on 270gsm snowboard.
Our 'Waratah' greeting card will be available in February. See our other greeting cards.
New cards and gifts #3. 'Music Royalty' ceramic mug by Lilly Perrott.
Lilly Perrott is our in-house La La Land illustrator, and this year her quirky ‘Music Royalty’ drawings have expanded from a popular plate set to a set of four fine bone china mugs within our cards and gifts range. The mugs measure 11cm x 11cm and are beautifully presented for your favourite music aficionado in an illustrated gift box. The set includes the King of Pop, the Prince, the Queen and the Thin White Duke. A ceramic mug that’s uniquely yours is the perfect item for your desk – a sure cure for the back to work blues that will keep you smiling in the office.
Our 'Music Royalty' ceramic mug will be available in February. See our other ceramic mugs.
New cards and gifts #4. 'Golden Age Cinema' melamine plate set by Lilly Perrott
Following the success of the ‘Music Royalty’ series, our latest melamine plate set is inspired by four queens of the silver screen from the golden age of cinema - Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor. The diameter of the dishwasher-safe plates is 23cm, making them perfect for picnics. The set of four comes packaged in an illustrated gift box, and we’re so excited to be introducing them to our 2018 cards and gifts range. The black and white images harking back to bygone days contrast perfectly with the on-trend lushness of the florals and the hints of gold latticework in the background.
Our 'Golden Age Cinema' melamine plates will be available in February. See our other melamine homewares.
New cards and gifts #5. ‘Golden Age Cinema’ card by Lily Perrott
Complementing our stunning new melamine plate set featured above is this beautiful greeting card. Either alone or as an accompaniment to the plates, it’s a fab reminder of how much you love your most gorgeous friend or partner. We’re also proud of the fact that all of our greeting cards are made in Australia and finished with a matt laminate for a luxurious feel. This also ensures bright, vibrant images while providing an easy writing surface on the uncoated side.
Our 'Golden Age Cinema' greeting card will be available in February. See our other greeting cards.
New cards and gifts #6. ‘Black Cockatoo’ ceramic plate by Ruby and May
Introducing the new ceramic plate category into this year’s range of cards and gifts is Ruby & May, with the stunning Black Cockatoo illustration. Hailing from beautiful Byron Bay, Rachael from Ruby and May has recently become a first-time mum, which inspired her to move to a softer and more feminine style of artwork which is influenced by the beautiful surrounding and the animals that live there. This wonderful gift for nature lovers measures 20.5cm in diameter and is packed in a gift box. It’s a particularly lovely gift to send overseas and sure to satisfy the hunger for all things Australiana that has arisen lately – particularly in the Northern Hemisphere.
Our 'Black Cockatoo' ceramic plate will be available in February. See our other 'Black Cockatoo' items.
New cards and gifts #7. ‘Flora Explorer’ ceramic plate by Olivia York
Together with Ruby & May’s Black Cockatoo, this beloved illustration by Olivia York has found its way into our 2018 cards and gifts range on a ceramic plate. Olivia is based in Melbourne and her fanciful illustrations imagine our favourite Aussie critters as Melbourne locals. She creates whimsical watercolour postcards, cards and Giclee prints. Flora Explorer has previously been featured on a card, purse, and a melamine plate.
Our 'Flora Explorer' ceramic plate will be available in February. See our other 'Australian Sweets' items.
Shop our cards and gifts range today
Whether you’re buying cards and gifts for old friends, family or new acquaintances, La La Land has something in our range of cards and gifts to suit. We can also ship our products anywhere in the world, right to the recipient’s door. Check out our range of cards and gifts to buy the perfect something for a special someone.