Valentine’s Gift Ideas!

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Romantic jewellery, art and accessories for the season of love.

Are you a lover or a hater of Valentine’s Day? The holiday of love isn’t beloved by everyone, but we think it can be nice to have a little romance and optimism injected into the greyest time of the year! And we can’t argue with all that extra chocolate. Whatever you make of the concept Valentine’s Day has its perks, right?

In that spirit we’ve put together a collection of Valentine’s gift ideas with just a hint of romance about them, from traditional gold jewellery to vibrant art and sweet cards. The independent designers behind them have used the classic symbolism of love in a fresh, interesting way that we think you’ll adore – whether you’re coupled up or not. We hope they’ll inspire you to embrace your romantic side!

A few gift ideas…

Symbolic rose quartz is the perfect material for a Valentine’s gift:

crescent moon dangly gemstone earrings - valentines gift ideas
Arose Rose Quartz Moon Earrings by Eclectic Eccentricity

These clever rings are reversible, so you can wear them with either the heart or the gemstone facing outwards:

Reversible gold ring with black gemstone and heart - valentines gift ideas
Amour Reversible Gemstone Ring by Marine Mistake

Tell someone they’re peachy perfect with some cute fruit earrings:

cute fruit peach dangly earrings - valentines gift ideas
Acrylic Peach Earrings by Woll

If your love is as fierce as this tiger then this bold print might be perfect:

Roaring tiger neon pink and orange riso art print - valentines gift idea
Love is Power Risograph Print by Jacqueline Colley

For inseparable couples these sweet lovebirds are the ideal gift:

Yellow art print with colourful love birds - Valentines gift ideas
Love Birds Poster by Bonbi Forest

Strike an arrow through their heart with these classic studs:

detailed brass arrow stud earrings - valentines gift ideas
Brass Arrow Earrings by Datter

What could be more romantic than an elegant bouquet of flowers?:

Detailed floral bouquet enamel pin badge - valentines gift ideas
Flowers Always Enamel Lapel Pin by Bonbi Forest

The fede ring is a traditional symbol of friendship or betrothal:

Brass friendship clasped hands fede ring - valentines day gift ideas
Fede Hang Ring by Datter

This detailed floral ring and matching pendant use a classic single rose motif, a symbol of enduring passion:

gold double ring with rose and hand design - valentines day gift ideas
Hand and Rose Ring by Mood Good
pretty gold pendant with detailed hand holding rose charm - valentines day gift ideas
Hand and Rose Necklace by Mood Good

Finally, these sweet cards are perfect for the occasion:

pink valentines card with gold foil alyssum flower
Alyssum Flower Card by Ola
cute cartoon valentine card from Hannah Zakari
Be My Valentine Card by Laura Skilbeck
Typography rainbow valentines card from Hannah Zakari
Love Card by Betty Turbo

Check out the Hannah Zakari webshop for more lovely gift ideas!

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Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide 2019 – Stocking Fillers

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All the little extras – small gifts under £20!

Christmas is creeping up fast! How’re you all getting on with your gift shopping? Maybe you’ve done it all already and you’re just casting an eye around for a few extras to make the day super special, or maybe you’re in the midst of some last minute despair and need to get it all sorted right now: either way, don’t panic! We’ve got a few ideas to help you on your way in our 2019 Christmas gift guide!

This little collection is full of small gifts under £20. They make great thoughtful stocking fillers, secret santa gifts or wee last minute presents for anybody you’ve forgotten. Enamel pins and patches, stationery and stud earrings, brooches and temporary tattoos: all by small independent artists and designers. Come visit us in our Edinburgh shop for more ideas if you’re stuck – we’ll be getting some festive music on the go and upping our chocolate intake drastically for the last few days before Christmas!

Rise Up fist enamel lapel pin - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide stocking fillers
Rise Up Enamel Pin by Small Stories
Hexagon geometric stud earrings in wood and pink acrylic - Hannah Zakari 2019 gift guide stocking fillers
Hex Stud Earrings by Wolf and Moon
Retro style TV telly brooch in gold acrylic - Hannah Zakari 2019 Christmas gift guide, stocking fillers
Television Acrylic Brooch by I Am Acrylic
Small notebook with navy pattern - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide stocking fillers
Patterned Layflat Notebook by Ola
White moth enamel lapel pin - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide stocking fillers
Creature of the Night Enamel Pin by Bonbi Forest
Cute meal plan notepad - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide stocking fillers
Magnetic Meal Planner Notebook by Asking For Trouble
Black small spell notebook - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide stocking fillers
Spells Notebook by Pirrip
Cute pink book enamel lapel pin - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide stocking fillers
Book Enamel Pin by Scout Editions
Solar system space temporary tattoo set - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide stocking fillers
Planet Temporary Tattoo Set by Paperself
Funny gin pin brooch in wood and acrylic - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide stocking fillers
Gin Pin by Kate Broughton
cute red squirrel notepad - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide stocking fillers
Squirrel Notebook by Scout Editions

We have lots more pins, patches, stationery and jewellery in the Hannah Zakari shop! Visit us on Candlemaker Row if you’re in Edinburgh this weekend and we’ll give you a helping hand to choose the right gift.

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Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide 2019: Home Improvements

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Give the gift of art this Christmas!

Our 2019 Christmas gift guide continues with a collection of gorgeous digital, risograph and screen prints! Prints are a fantastic way to give the gift of art without breaking the bank, and they’re sure to be appreciated by anybody with a blank patch of wall in need of brightening up.

From cute minimalist pieces by Cosas Minimas and Scout Editions to bold illustrative designs by Brie Harrison and Bonbi Forest, to the gloriously fun kitsch of CouCou Suzette and Betty Turbo, we’ve got a whole range of tastes covered. We think they’d make a perfect present for the art lover in your life!

Here’s a collection of some of our favourite art by independent creators in the Hannah Zakari shop right now:

a3+ large minimalist print of a winter landscape - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide

Iceberg Print by Cosas Minimas

Cute, simple sun and moon art print - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide

Sun and Moon Print by Scout Editions

Coffee Time funny cartoon art print - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide

Coffee Time Art Print by Betty Turbo

Cherry blosson tree in city pink and blue riso print - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide

Blossom Risograph Print by ANO Studio

Girl and cats Stay Home Club art print - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide

Stay Home Club Print by Stay Home Club

Bold love birds yellow and pink art print - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide 2019

Love Birds Poster by Bonbi Forest

Boob pattern art print - Hannah Zakari christmas gift guide 2019

Boobs Print by CouCou Suzette

Abstract landscape art print - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide 2019

Landscape I Print by Cosas Minimas

British birds chart print - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide 2019

British Tits Print by Kate Broughton

Pretty flower illustrations print - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide

Summer Plant Study Print by Brie Harrison

You can find more colourful art over on the Hannah Zakari webshop or in our Edinburgh shop!

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Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide 2019 – Star Gazers

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Out of this world gifts for stargazers and daydreamers!

The longest night of the year is fast approaching! Lots of people dread the cold and the dark that it brings, which is understandable. But the dark nights do come with one shiny benefit: stars, and lots of them! For amateur astronomers and keen stargazers, this time of year is ideal. Here at Hannah Zakari we have no shortage of stars either! We’ve curated a selection of gift ideas for the stargazers in your life as part of our Christmas Gift Guide.

Check out our most celestial jewellery, stationery, art and accessories made by independent designers:

 

Hammered brass star and moon pendant necklace - Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide 2019

Little Galaxy Necklace by We Dream in Colour

Perfect bound A5 notebook with star pattern - Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide

Cloudy Stars Notebook by Nikki Strange

Star shaped gold enamel lapel pin brooch - Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide 2019

In the Darkest Dark Enamel Pin Badge by Bonbi Forest

Enamel lapel pin with moth and stars - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide 2019

Creature of the Night Enamel Pin Badge by Bonbi Forest

Black sphere dangly earrings with gold star pattern - Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide 2019

Starry Sky Earrings by Dotpop

Brass crescent pendant with engraved star detail - Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide 2019

Upturned Crescent Brass and Silver Necklace by Datter

Hammered brass star and moon dangly earrings - Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide 2019

Moon Drop Earrings by We Dream in Colour

Statement plants of the solar system necklace - Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide 2019

Perfect Alignment Solar System Necklace by Eclectic Eccentricity

Minimalist Cosmos night sky art print - Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide 2019

Cosmos Stargazer Art Print by Cosas Minimas

Doughnut Spaceship Cat lapel pin brooch - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide

Cat in a Doughnut Spaceship Enamel Pin Badge by Naoshi

You can find more space themed gift ideas and much more besides over on the Hannah Zakari webshop or in our Edinburgh store!

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Hannah Zakari 2019 Christmas Gift Guide – Fruits and Flowers!

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Christmas Gift Guide – jewellery, stationery, art and accessories inspired by nature!

There’s a lot to love about winter. Crisp days, snow, mulled wine by a roaring fire, and of course – Christmas! One thing we don’t love, though, is the loss of all the beautiful flowers and fruit that fill our gardens in summer. If you know any keen gardeners or nature lovers, they might be feeling the same thing! That’s why we’ve created this Christmas gift guide full of colourful fruit and flower themed gift ideas. Help them to recapture the vibrancy of summer with a gorgeous flower necklace or a fun pair of fruit earrings!

The pieces below have been created by independent artists, and a gift bought from them is also a great way to support small business this Christmas while getting your loved ones something really unique! In the run up to the 25th we’ll be publishing a few of these gift guides to show off our favourite pieces by indie designers and hopefully give you some fresh gift ideas.

Here are a few of our favourite fruit and flower pieces in the shop right now:

Large statement Pear Tree acrylic and wood fruit necklace - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide 2019

Pear Tree Large Statement Necklace by Wolf and Moon

 

Frosted acrylic retro asymmetric flower necklace - Hannah Zakari 2019 Christmas gift guide

Flora Acrylic Flower Necklace by Julia de Klerk

 

Yellow acrylic lemon stud earrings - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide

Acrylic Lemon Stud Earrings by Wolf and Moon

 

Large statement acrylic Carmen Miranda Brooch - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide 2019

Carmen Miranda Statement Brooch by Lou Taylor

 

Small acrylic papaya necklace - Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide 2019

Papaya Fruit Necklace by Woll

 

Statement acrylic banana fruit earrings - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide 2019

Large Banana Earrings by Woll

Beauty Full Nature Enamel Pin by Bonbi Forest

 

Handy shopping list notepad with fruit and veg design - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide 2019

Magnetic 5 a Day Fruit and Vegetable Shopping List Notepad by Asking For Trouble

 

Hand painted wooden flower necklace - Hannah Zakari Christmas gift guide 2019

Poppy Bouquet Wooden Flower Necklace by Layla Amber

 

Illustrated plant and flower art print - Hannah Zakari Christmas Gift Guide

Summer Plant Study Art Print by Brie Harrison

Shop the rest of our collection online here, or visit or Edinburgh shop!

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Introducing… Julia de Klerk!

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Statement Floral Jewellery by Julia de Klerk!

Flowers are fabulous, don’t you think? Flower themed jewellery is always a favourite here at Hannah Zakari. Evocative of fresh spring days, it’s colourful, fun and versatile. Our love of all things floral means that we’re thrilled to introduce our newest designer to the shop: Julia de Klerk! Her delightful flower earrings and necklaces are a fresh twist on a timeless classic, and we think you’ll love her bold style.

Julia de Klerk’s jewellery is handmade from frosted acrylic in a range of bright colours. She adds texture and detail to these quirky pieces with hand etched patterns. The acrylic is heated then gently shaped into curved petals by hand, which gives them a depth rarely seen in acrylic jewellery. We love their unique 3D look!

The inspiration behind de Klerk’s jewellery comes from tropical foliage, Scandinavian design and retro floral patterns. The designer is a graduate of Goldsmiths, University of London, and now lives and works in Hampshire.

Here are some of the Julia de Klerk pieces we’re loving right now!

Abstract flower earrings by UK jewellery designer Julia de Klerk - pink and yellow acrylic

Blossom Earrings

Orange and grey acrylic 3D bloom flower earrings by Julia de Klerk

Bloom Earrings

Red and grey 3D acrylic flower necklace on silver chain by UK jewellery artist Julia de Klerk

Bloom Necklace

Red and teal asymmetric 3D acrylic flower necklace on silver chain - by British jewellery maker Julia de Klerk

Flora Necklace

Flora red and green asymmetric acrylic necklace with 3D flowers by Julia de Klerk

Flora Necklace

Statement floral necklace with blue 3D acryliic flowers on silver chain by British jewellery maker Julia de Klerk

Botany Necklace

Large statement flower necklace with blue, green and grey floral design in acrylic on silver chain

Botany Necklace

Find our full range of Julia de Klerk jewellery and many other pretty floral designs over on the Hannah Zakari webshop!

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Introducing… Brie Harrison!

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Introducing a new designer to Hannah Zakari, Brie Harrison!

We’ve recently started stocking some wonderful designs by a new designer to Hannah Zakari: Brie Harrison! Our card shelves are looking especially lovely right now as a result. They’re bursting with plant life, pattern and colour, all hallmarks of Brie’s work! These pretty botanical card designs are also really versatile; the simple plant illustrations are suitable for just about any occasion you can think of (you could even use them as miniature art prints for your own wall)!

Brie Harrison is a British illustrator and designer based in Suffolk, where the beautiful surrounding countryside inspires her work. She’s a Printed Textile Design graduate, and you can see the influence of that background in her skilled use of colour and pattern! Her stunning range of paper goods features house plants, patterned crockery, fruit and seasonal flowers.

Here are some of our highlights from the new delivery!

Autumn mushroom and toadstool pattern illustration by Brie Harrison

Mushroom Moss Greeting Card

Patterned folk crockery - cups, mugs and jugs by Brie Harrison

Folk Collection Crockery Greeting Card

Succulent Plant in Alpaca, Llama Pot Illustration by Brie Harrison

Succulent Plant Greeting Card

Fruit pattern greeting card - strawberries, lemon, figs and berries by Brie Harrison

Fruit Fields Greeting Card

Seasonal plants postcard set - spring, summer, autumn and winter by Brie Harrison

Seasons Set of Four Botanical Postcards

You can find the rest of our cards, prints and postcards by Brie Harrison over on the Hannah Zakari webshop!

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Cosy Up with Miss Pom Pom!

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Colourful scarves and winter accessories by new designer Miss Pom Pom!

It’s officially Autumn in Edinburgh, and the chill is already taking hold! I love this time of year: crisp leaves, cold air, Halloween and of course, knitwear. Because the best thing about the cold is wrapping up against it, and doing it in style!

Our newest designer at Hannah Zakari is helping us do just that. Miss Pom Pom is an independent knitted accessory maker whose fun, Memphis inspired graphic knits are brightening up the shop (and our necks) right now. These oversized knits are as cosy as they are colourful, being made from a thick and super soft acrylic yarn! The bold, graphic scarves and chunky hats are a perfect match for each other. They’re a welcome antidote to the idea that Winter dressing should be less colourful!

All Miss Pom Pom’s scarves and hats are vegan and hypoallergenic, a plus for anyone who needs to stay warm while avoiding wool! Check out our collection of their goodies here:

Miss Pom Pom Modernist Scarf - Bold Colourblock Knitwear

 

Modernist Scarf - Bold Colourblock Abstract Knitwear

 

Miss Pom Pom Stripe Scarf in Yellow - Bold, Graphic Knitwear

 

Miss Pom Pom Wooly Bobble Hat - Grey Knit Beanie

 

Miss Pom Pom Wooly Bobble Hat - Yellow Knit Beanie

 

Miss Pom Pom - Acrylic Knit Scarf, stripy black white and pink with pom poms

 

Miss Pom Pom Shapes Colourful Geometric Scarf

Miss Pom Pom’s scarves are now available in our Edinburgh shop and online!

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Hannah Zakari is Hiring!

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We’re looking for a cheerful type to join our tiny team at our Edinburgh Shop! This is a permanent position for 2 days (12 hours) per week including regular weekends.

At Hannah Zakari we love indie design and the ideal candidate will share that passion alongside a good understanding of Hannah Zakari and the designers we stock. A friendly personality with an eye for detail is a must and you should be confident with working alone.

The interior of the Hannah Zakari shop in Edinburgh

Hannah Zakari Shop Interior

We’re looking for someone to take on all aspects of the day-to-day running of the shop and key responsibilities will include:

opening and closing the shop including cashing up

greeting and helping customers

packaging in person and online orders to a high standard with an attention to detail

receiving deliveries and stock

cleaning and keeping stock replenished

picking packing web orders and post office runs

using social media platforms to promote Hannah Zakari online

uploading new stock to our website

The position is for 2 days per week (12 hours) with potential for overtime during busy periods (December and August), and for holiday cover.  You should be able to work weekends regularly and some retail experience is preferred. We pay an hourly rate of £9.00 per hour.

Interested?! We would love you to pop into our shop with a CV and cover letter so we can meet you. If you can’t manage, please email your CV and cover letter to Rachael at hannahzakari@gmail.com with the heading ‘Job Application – your name’.

The closing date for applications is Monday 7th October and we’ll be in touch with successful applicants shortly after that date to arrange interviews.

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Festival Fun Times!

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August is Edinburgh Festival time at Hannah Zakari!

We’re lucky all year round to live in Edinburgh, but in August it’s a whole other level! The city is totally transformed by street performers, pop up venues, weird and wonderful sights, and lots and lots of visitors. It’s a wild time to call this city home!

The Edinburgh Festival is nearly over now, so it feels like a good moment to step back and think about all the things that make this time of year unique.

The Fun

The Edinburgh Festival brings a whole new energy to the city! The party atmosphere spills out onto the streets and makes the whole area feel alive. Here are a few party favourites from Hannah Zakari to add some quirky glitz to your night out:

Temporary tattoo set with small eye tattoos by Paperself - Edinburgh Festival edit

Not So Evil Eyes Temporary Tattoo Set by Paperself

Shiny mirrored acrylic earrings in green and gold geometric circle shapes

Acrylic Double Circle Earrings by Fizz Goes Pop

Colourful charm bracelet with enamel skull, diamond, rainbow and hand charms

Classic Enamel Charm Bracelet by Buried Diamond

Purple mirrored acrylic grape earrings - quirky fruit jewellery

Heard it Through the Grapevine Acrylic Earrings by Jennifer Loiselle

The People

The best thing about this time of year is the amazing, creative people the festival brings with it! So many of our customers are artists and performers, and it’s so lovely to hear all about their shows and their recommendations when they come in to the shop. HZ is all about that creativity:

Ice cream sundae cartoon greeting card with You’re The Coolest slogan

You’re The Coolest Card by Betty Turbo

Black A6 notebook with gold hand illustration and the word Spells - Edinburgh Festival edit

Spell Book Hand Notebook by Pirrip

Wooden paint palette brooch pin badge by Kate Rowland - Edinburgh Festival edit

Paint Palette Wooden Brooch by Kate Rowland

Kawaii smiling yellow pencil brooch - Edinburgh Festival edit

Pencil Wooden Pin Badge by Asking For Trouble

The Rain

As well as being the most colourful month of the year in Edinburgh, August is often the wettest! Umbrellas and raincoats at the ready:

Cute enamel lapel pin - White cat wearing green raindrop pattern rain coat - Edinburgh Festival edit

Cute Raincoat Cat Enamel Pin by Naoshi

Heart shaped enamel lapel pin - Greyfriars Bobby Dog and Pug Dogs under and umbrella in the rain - Edinburgh Festival edit

Greyfriars Bobby Enamel Pin Badge by Gemma Correll

The Grumps

Of course, a big event like the festival has its challenges, and after a few weeks battling the crowds not everybody is feeling their best! We’ve got a few pieces here for the festival grumps too – hang in there!

Fun greeting card with blue cartoon woman fighting a stupid bullshit green monster and the phrase You Got This

You Got This Card by Betty Turbo

 

Rainbow lapel pin with Leave Me Alone phrase - Edinburgh Festival edit

Leave Me Alone Enamel Pin Badge by Hand Over Your Fairy Cakes

Gold coin pendant necklace with No Time on one side and No Money on the other - Edinburgh Festival edit

Time is Money Gold Coin Necklace by Mood Good

Three brass grumpy face pin badges - Edinburgh Festival edit

Classic Grumpy Face Pin Badge by Freya IM

The End

Thanks to everybody who has stopped by Hannah Zakari this festival! We’ve met so many lovely people and had such a good time. Until the next year!

Cute cartoon rabbit thank you card with illustration of a white bunny

Little Thank You Card by Laura Skilbeck

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