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A Christy Christmas: Furoshiki

In a world where it’s becoming evermore important to be environmentally friendly, we wanted to take today to speak about a long-standing tradition which is perfect to start implementing around Christmas – furoshiki.

Furoshiki refers to Japanese wrapping cloths used traditionally to transport a variety of goods, as well as being used as a technique to wrap gifts.

In essence, if you have old bedding you no longer like as much, you could cut it up and use it in the same way – upcycling the linen whilst also making your presents look even more special and unique!

The example we have here is a single-knotted furoshiki, and here’s a simple step-by-step if you’d like to give it a go for yourself!

Step 1. Lay out your furoshiki diagonally with the gift placed right in the middle of each corner
Step 2. Pull the top corner of the material over the gift and tuck it underneath
Step 3. Fold the bottom corner over the gift and tuck under itself on top
Step 4. Gather and tie the two side ends together which haven’t been folded yet
Step 5. Knot the ends until you’re satisfied with how it looks, you can even change it up by tying a pretty bow into the knot if you’d like!

Let us know in the comments if you’ve given this a go, and be sure to tag us on social media if you’ve used old Christy products for your furoshiki using the hashtag #MyChristy, we’d love to see how it looks!

 

A Christy Christmas: The Perfect Cosy Night-In

At this point in 2020, it’s safe to say that the majority of us are getting a little fed up of nights spent solely in the house. We wanted to give some little tips and tricks to help change this so you have the perfect, cosiest night-in possible.

A Nice Mug of Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate is the perfect sweet, hot drink to have during the festive period because you can make it either as simple or extravagant as you wish!

We’d recommend a topping of many mini marshmallows to give it that extra something, you could even add a flake in there so that you get maximum chocolate from it!

Christmas Tree/Fairy Lights

Lighting can make all the difference when it comes to relaxing at home, so going for low lighting through Christmas or fairy lights can be an excellent choice.

Add in some candles for a nice scent to please your nose as well and you’ll have a lovely, relaxing mood in the room.

A Throw

At Christy, we love throws. We’re biased, that’s for sure, but there is little better than the feeling you get being snuggled up in thick, cosy wool.

Our Agnes collection contains a cosy, knitted throw made from a luxurious yarn blend, including Alpaca, helping it to be super soft and perfect for snuggling into.

The Throw Alternative

If you don’t have a nice, warm throw to hand then you can always layer up with a dressing gown or fresh bath robe.

Texture is key to feeling as comfortable as possible, so we’d recommend our Super Soft Cosy Robes so you feel as relaxed as possible.

Treat Yourself to a Takeaway

Start your evening off as stress-free as possible by freeing yourself from the strain of having to cook a meal for your household, order a takeaway from your favourite local restaurant and let yourself relax instead.

Choose a Heart-warming Film

Christmas is the perfect time to find heart-warming films to watch, especially if you have streaming services such as Netflix, Prime Video and so forth.

Pick a classic such as Home Alone, A Miracle on 34th Street, grab some popcorn and a box of tissues (just in case).

Video Chat

One thing that could make your evening even better is getting a video chat set up with friends or family. You could start the chat before watching a film and even all watch the film simultaneously if possible then discuss it after!

 

A Christy Christmas: Bedding Sets with the Wow Factor

Christy UK Bed Linen

The bedroom may be one of the most private rooms in your house, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make an impact in the room by having bed linen that stands out ready to impress.

At Christy, we have a variety of bed linen currently on sale for Christmas that are sure to give you that wow factor when people walk into the room. With up to 70% off the below sets, now is the perfect time to either invest in some new bedding for yourself or gift a loved one (especially if you know they like to be bold).

Check out some of our most striking designs below:

Fitzgerald Bed Linen in Ink

Christy Fitzgerald Bed Linen in Ink
Fitzgerald Bed Linen in Ink

Inspired by art deco, the Fitzgerald bed linen set features a geometric design with a luxurious and glamourous feel. It’s available in both and Ink and Platinum but in Ink it most definitely stands out!

It’s especially perfect for fans of the Great Gatsby with the striking vibes it gives out.

Rochester Bed Linen in Pale Gold

Christy Rochester Bed Linen in Pale Gold
Rochester Bed Linen in Pale Gold

In contrast to the Fitzgerald, Rochester bed linen features less contrast but an equally complex design. It’s perfect for lovers of more classical patterns with its subtle gleam and flowing damask pattern.

Additionally, the 200 thread count on the reverse side results in a luscious feel, perfect for that hard-earned rest at the end of a long day.

Nina Bed Linen in Coral

Christy Nina Bed Linen in Coral
Christy Nina Bed Linen in Coral

For the artistic, floral fans, our Nina bedding is bright and bold and will add vibrancy and excitement to your room.

The splashes of coral against the muted background on this watercolour print are sure to wow.

Osaka Bed Linen in Ochre

Christy Osaka Bed Linen in Ochre
Osaka Bed Linen in Ochre

The Osaka bed linen set is one which will stand out to any fan of Japanese culture, with its beautiful cherry blossom design against a crisp white background.

In the ochre colour, it features beautiful yellow tones for the petals giving it a golden look. It’s sure to help anyone wake up with a smile on their face in the mornings.

Osaka Bed Linen in Coral

Christy Osaka Bed Linen in Coral
Osaka Bed Linen in Coral

Osaka bed linen in coral is just as stunning as the ochre, but perfect if you’re more of a fan of slightly darker colours.

Bonus Bed Linen Features

The two bed linen sets featured below are also exceedingly striking, but low in stock. Get them whilst you still can:

Rhapsody Bed Linen in Ochre

Christy Rhapsody Bed Linen in Ochre
Rhapsody Bed Linen in Ochre

Super King Duvet Set and Cushions Only

The Rhapsody bed linen features an intricate paisley print, twisting and weaving throughout the design. Its ochre pattern over a white background helps it to be a real attention grabber. Featuring florals and the iconic pattern, this design adds delicate details to your room.

Diamonds Bed Linen in Ochre

Christy Diamonds Bed Linen in Ochre
Diamonds Bed Linen in Ochre

Single and Super King Duvet Sets Only

Bold and stylish, the geometric print of the Diamonds bed linen adds effortless cool to your room.


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A Christy Christmas: Gifts They’ll Love

We all know that the most important part of Christmas is being around the people you love, but another great part is seeing how happy someone gets to receive a gift that has had a lot of care and consideration go into it.

At Christy, we have several products available that will show how much you care and are sure to put a smile on loved ones’ faces.

Check out our guide below for ideas!

Personalised Items

As you may already be aware from our recent post, we’re a big fan of our personalised products!

Buying something totally unique for someone can at times be difficult, and you may sometimes accidentally buy something very similar to something they’ve already been gifted.

With a personalised Christy bath robe or towel though, you can rest assured as it would be an item they would be able to get use out of regardless of whether or not they already own a lot of towels or robes!

From our collections, the Supreme Velour Bath Robe can be personalised along with towels from the Supreme Hygro® and Renaissance collections.

This weekend is the best time to grab the bath robe as it’s included in our Christmas offers! Pick one up for just £50* today (£19 off normal price).

*Personalisation optional at an additional cost of £7.50.

promoting personalisation, bath towel gift set and boxed super soft robes.
Supreme Velour Personalised Bath Robe in Thistle
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Supreme Hygro® Towels

Bath Towel Gift Set

At Christy, we take great pride in creating towels that will make your baths and showers feel all the more luxurious, and this Bath Towel Gift Set is a perfect example of that.

The gift set includes two brilliant white, super soft bath towels with black detailing. It’s perfect if this is your first dip into Christy towels with a great deal price of just £30.

Make sure you act quick though, as we have a super limited amount of stock!

Christy Bath Towel Gift Set with Black Detailing
Christy Bath Towel Gift Set with Black Detailing

Gift Boxed Super Soft Robes

Another set of products we’ve covered recently, but love talking about, is our super soft, gift boxed bath robe collection.

Our Gift Boxed Robes are the Super Soft Bath Robes, and they are sent in a lovely Christy branded gift box. It makes for a super easy to wrap present but also looks very nice unwrapped! Available in six great colours to suit a variety of tastes, it’s a steal at just £35!

Gift Boxed Super Soft Robe in Crushed Grape
Gift Boxed Super Soft Robe in Crushed Grape
 

A Christy Christmas: The Personalised Touch

personalised bath robe towels

Picking a gift for a loved one can sometimes be difficult, especially if they’re someone who tends to buy things impulsively. Our solution – make sure it’s something that they can’t get easily.

At Christy, we offer a range of items which can be personalised for that special touch, including both towels and bathrobes.

Currently, you can personalise bathrobes from our Supreme Velour range, available in four prestigious looking colours (Deep Sea, Graphite, Raspberry and Thistle). These robes are made from 100% cotton and 400 GSM, being luxuriously soft with a velour texture and shawl collar. They’re available in four different sizes making them inclusive to many fits.

Usually £69, as a special Christmas offer you can get the Supreme Velour robe for £50 (including free delivery). For just £7.50 extra, you can have it personalised with the initials of the receiver.

Supreme Velour Personalised Bath Robe in Thistle
Supreme Velour Personalised Bath Robe in Thistle

Unsure about a bathrobe?

If you’re wanting a personalised item but are unsure of a personalised bathrobe, we also offer two ranges of towels which can also be personalised, the Supreme Hygro® and Renaissance collection.

The Supreme Hygro® towel is available in 15 colours, made with 100% Supima cotton in the loops, 650 GSM and MADE IN GREEN* Certified. This collection uses the Christy patented Hygro® technology, creating an ultra-absorbent and plush finish. Hygro® technology will ensure that the towels retain their colour for years to come, making them a perfect, long-lasting option for gifting. From a classic, crisp white to deep, rich reds, these beautifully plush towels offer option to suit a range of homes, along with a range of personal tastes.  The collection ranges from £4 (face cloths) to £34 (bath sheets), with personalisation being £7.50.

Supreme Hygro Towels
Some of our Supreme Hygro® towels

Christy Renaissance towels are also MADE IN GREEN Certified, but available in 12 colours and made with 100% Egyptian cotton and 675 GSM. This range is one of the few towels that carries the Egyptian Cotton Association Gold Seal certification – guaranteeing that fibres used in the towels are 100% Egyptian Cotton and not blended with any inferior cotton blends. The cotton feels super soft against skin and many of the colours are perfect for those pastel themed bathrooms, whilst there are also darker shades for making an impact. The collection ranges from £5 to £40, with personalisation being £7.50.

Christy Renaissance towels
Christy Renaissance towels

*MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® is a traceable product label for all textile items, the label verifies that the product has been tested for harmful substances and has been made sustainably. Christy has partnered with OEKO-TEX® Institute, Shirley® to deliver a selection of ranges certified by MADE IN GREEN.

Christmas Cut-Off

If you’re interested in buying a personalised bath robe or towel for someone as a Christmas present, please bear in mind that the cut-off for them to be delivered will be December 10th.


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A Christy Christmas: Bath Robes You’ll Love to Get Cosy In

Right now is the perfect time to pick up Christmas gifts for loved ones, or even a little treat for yourself if you want to. At Christy, we don’t think that anything can beat a cosy bath robe to get yourself tucked into and relax in.

Our gift boxed, Super Soft Robe comes in six available colours:

  • Very Berry (a vibrant mix of hot pink and purple)
  • Tarmac (a dark grey)
  • White (simple, yet classy)
  • Blue Velvet (a rich blue)
  • Crushed Grape (a dark purple)
  • Poolside (a gorgeous teal)
Super Soft Bath Robe in Crushed Grape
Super Soft Bath Robe in Crushed Grape

All gift boxed bath robes have a super soft feel, being 320 GSM and made with 48% cotton and 52% polyester. Each robe is also available to buy in either size Small/Medium or Large/Extra Large, so you can pick up one for sizes from 8 all the way through to 22.

And we haven’t even spoken about the presentation yet! They come in a Christy branded gift box, making it super easy to wrap up for Christmas whilst looking great even when unwrapped.

During our Christmas promotions, you can get one of these super soft gift boxed robes for someone (or yourself, we won’t judge) for just £35, making now the perfect time to invest in cosiness.

Gift Boxed Super Soft Robe Crushed Grape.
Gift Boxed Super Soft Robe Crushed Grape.

Not Quite The Robe You Were Looking For?

At Christy, we stock a variety of bath robes to suit your needs. Our main collection includes not just the Super Soft Robe but also:

  • Christy Supreme Velour Robe
  • Christy Brixton Robe                               

The Supreme Velour Robe is another of our robes which is included in the Christmas offers available. It’s a luxurious robe, made from 100% cotton and with a 400 GSM thickness, available in four striking colours (Deep Sea, Graphite, Raspberry and Thistle). Additionally, this robe can also be personalised for a small additional cost of £7.50. For Christmas, the Supreme Velour Robe is available with £19 off its normal price, making it £50.

Supreme Velour Bath Robe in Deep Sea
Supreme Velour Bath Robe in Deep Sea

On the other hand, our Christy Brixton Robe has its own benefit in that it has a hood attached. This makes it perfect for when you’ve just stepped out of the shower if you’re blessed with thick hair that takes forever to dry off. It is also made from 100% cotton and 400 GSM thickness, but it is made with a textured weave allowing for a softer feeling texture. The robe is available in four colours (Midnight, White, Khaki and Blush) and can be purchased for £50.

Brixton Bath Robe in Pebble
Brixton Bath Robe in Pebble

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Christy Gift Guide: 12 Gifts of Christmas

At Christy, we are firm believers that Christmas gifts should be three things:

  1. Personal
  2. Beautiful
  3. Luxurious

In the season to be jolly, we do not wish for you to lose out on getting your loved ones the perfect Christmas gifts. Something that they can treasure, not just in the moment, but all year round too. Gifts that are universally loved by all, a perfect stand-alone present and one to enhance another gift.

The Christy 12 Gifts of Christmas

  1. Faraday Robe/Mali Robe (getting holiday ready)

Holidays are a popular gift choice during the season – probably because we are all so bored of the rain, sleet and windy (especially up-North!). So why not prepare your SO for your next getaway by treating them to a lovely, light Faraday or Mali Robe.

  1. Personalised Robes

The personalisation trend is one of our favourites. A lovely way to make a gift extra-special and is now available to do on our cute Junior Robes! A perfect memento for them to wear now, and for you to keep in the future to bring back treasured, childhood memories.

  1. Christy Gift Boxes

Gift Boxes are blissful and make the wrapping process so much easier! Now available in Gift Boxes, our Cosy Robes can be given to your partner directly, without the hassle of wrapping it up beforehand.

  1. Personalised Towels

Renaissance towels are a timeless classic of ours, epitomising luxury quality and elegance. Now available with personalisation, this towel is a lovely stocking-filler for mums and dads alike.

  1. Supreme Face Cloth

Got your friend a Spa Kit Gift Set for Christmas but are unsure how to make it extra-special? Pair with our soft Supreme Face Cloth to as a touch of luxury to your already beautiful gift, as seen on Cherry Oak Manor. Read her blog here.

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  1. Hetty the Hedgehog

It’s Christmas Eve. The children are asleep. They have been good all year, and they are hoping that Santa will visit. When the children wake up during the middle of the night to check if Santa has been, they happily find a new bedtime edition. And there sits Hetty the Hedgehog. Santa has been…

  1. Star Cushion/Moon Cushion

We always tell our little ones to reach for the Stars, aiming for Infinity and Beyond. With our Star and Moon cushions you can make this a reality.

  1. Horizon Cushion/Jaipur Cushion

Adding a touch of elegance and comfort to your home is made easy with our Horizon and Jaipur cushions. After all, there is nothing better than sinking into a chair piled high with cushions after your Christmas Dinner and snoozing until the evening guests arrive!

  1. Game, Set, Bath Wash Mitt and Cuddle Robe

As the John Lewis Christmas Ad demonstrates, a gift can be more than just a material object, it can encourage you to pursue your dreams and strive for success! With this in mind, what better way to give your little Champion than our Game, Set, Bath collection. Soft and beautifully designed, with the Wimbledon logo in pride and place, this collection can set up your little one for success since day one.

  1. Cashmere Hot Water Bottle 

You hear the word ‘cashmere’ and you can’t help but smile and sigh at the thought of its luxurious texture. This makes our Cashmere Hot Water Bottle in Otter the essential Christmas gift as it is the epitome of luxury, high-quality and is thus perfection.

  1. Christy Chunky Knit Throw

This opulent throw is 100% the cosiest, warmest, thickest throw in the Christy range. Handmade and available in vibrant colourways, this gift is a fitting choice for your other half this winter.

  1. 900TC Bed Linen

Christmas is about treats. So treat yourself and your house to our most premium bed linen in the range. Our 900TC Sateen Bed Linen depicts class and beautiful quality, providing the best night’s sleep when Christmas Day is done.

 

The Christy Christmas Shop Has Opened!

Is it too early to start thinking about Christmas shopping? Definitely not. Just think, the sooner it is finished then the more time you can spend enjoying the Christmas celebration throughout December! No more stress.

Treat your loved ones with luxury products and where better to start with Christy. From super soft monogrammed robes, to the pure indulgence of cashmere socks, we can offer something for everyone. Looking for a starting point? Have a browse of our highly recommended indulgent gifts below.

Monogrammed bath robes

A luxury robe is always a beautiful gift to receive. But why not make the extra effort by getting one that is delicately personalised? It is Christmas after all.

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Cashmere socks

Cashmere. The epitome of luxury. Our exquisitely soft cashmere socks are simply heavenly against your skin. An essential Christmas gift.

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Seasonal softness

This bold checkered bed linen is perfect for the festive season. Made with soft brushed cotton, this range epitomises cosiness and is perfect to climb into during chilly Winter nights.

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Classic luxury

The gift that keeps on giving for years to come. Absorbent, soft and warm, you can’t go wrong with a Christy towel set.

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#ChristyChristmas: Time to… Use up your Leftovers with a Turkey Curry Recipe from Spice Kitchen

#ChristyChristmas: Time to… Use up your Leftovers with a Turkey Curry Recipe from Spice Kitchen

Turkey Curry

As is tradition, Christmas day is filled with mountains of food that has taken days to prepare and only a short amount of time to eat. After Christmas, it can seem like you have endless amounts of leftover food that you aren’t quite sure what to do with.

But if you’re stuck thinking of a new way to reinvent your turkey leftovers every year, then look no further, we have the perfect solution for you.

Whilst your family may tell you they’re all turkeyed-out, this turkey curry recipe from Spice Kitchen will completely transform undesired leftovers into a tasty Boxing Day treat that is sure to keep everyone’s spirits up.

Adapted from Antony Worrel Thompson’s hit recipe, this turkey curry is simple to make and is designed to give you a much needed from the kitchen.

Simply follow the recipe below to create a turkey curry dish that is perfect for boxing day this Christmas.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 25g/1oz unsalted butter
  • 1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 5cm/1in knob of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 red chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 8 Spice Kitchen green cardamom pods, slightly crushed
  • 1 tsp Spice Kitchen ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp Spice Kitchen ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp Spice Kitchen chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Spice Kitchen garam masala
  • 1 tsp Spice Kitchen ground coriander & cumin powder
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed and cut into cubes
  • 570ml/1pt chicken or turkey stock
  • 125ml/4fl oz yoghurt
  • 85ml/3fl oz double cream
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 6 large handfuls roast turkey, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander leaves, chopped

Preparation method

  1. Heat the oil and butter in a large non-stick casserole pot.
  2. Add the onions and cook for 2-3 minutes, then add the garlic, ginger, chilli, cardamom, cumin, turmeric, garam masala and ground coriander. Cook over a medium heat until the onion is soft, being careful not to burn the spices.
  3. Add the potatoes and butternut squash and cook until the potato begins to stick to the bottom of the pan slightly.
  4. Add the stock and bring to the boil. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  5. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes, until the potatoes and butternut squash are tender.
  6. Stir in the yoghurt and cream, then add the lemon juice.
  7. Add the cooked turkey, fold in and simmer to heat through.
  8. Sprinkle with coriander leaves and serve immediately.

Have you given this boxing day turkey curry recipe a go? Send us a photo of the finished masterpiece over on Facebook and Twitter, we’d love to see how you got on!

 

#ChristyChristmas: Time to… Raise a Glass with Courvoisier’s Champagne Cocktail Recipe

#ChristyChristmas: Time to… Raise a Glass with Courvoisier’s Champagne Cocktail Recipe

cocktail_recipe

No festive celebration would be complete without a splash of luxury and sparkle. Lucky for us, Courvoisier – the UK’s number one cognac – has created the perfect champagne cocktail recipe to help you celebrate Christmas in style.

Courvoisier’s champagne cocktail recipe features the perfect blend of delectable caramel notes, refreshing champagne and rich Courvoisier to blend the stunning flavours together.

Serve this decadent cocktail when entertaining guests this festive season, or simply when you want to treat yourself after a long day. This sparkling beverage is easy to make, and can be served alongside delectable canapés to really treat your guests this Christmas.

You will need:

● 1 part Courvoisier VSOP

● 1 Demerara sugar cube

● 2 dashes of Angostura bitters

● A dash of your favourite Champagne

● Champagne flutes

Method:

To start this recipe, soak a sugar cube in Angostura bitters and drop the mix into your champagne flutes. Then, simply cover with Courvoisier VSOP and slowly top up the rest of the flute with your favourite champagne.

About Courvoisier VSOP

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An elegant blend of cognacs which are up to 10 years old, Courvoisier VSOP uses two of the finest crus in the Cognac region. Expertly crafted using a minimum of 50% Grande Champagne grapes blended exclusively with Petite Champagne grapes, the marque is entitled to carry the prestigious ‘Fine Champagne’ designation. Courvoisier VSOP can be enjoyed on its own or as part of a distinguished cocktail.

Courvoisier VSOP is available nationwide from selected Waitrose stores (RRP £32.85)

Have you tried out Courvoisier’s luxurious festive cocktail recipe yourself? We’d love to hear how you got on. Head over to our Facebook and Twitter pages and share your results with us!

 

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