Christmas Wrapping Paper

Festive wrapping paper is becoming more and more eclectic as the years go on. Foiling, flocking, glitter, novelty, you can now find wrapping paper suited for every type of gift receiver. Here we take a look at what wrapping paper we would like to see under our tree this Christmas:


The White Company

Festive wrapping paper is becoming more and more eclectic as the years go on. Foiling, flocking, glitter, novelty, you can now find wrapping paper suited for every type of gift receiver. Here we take a look at what wrapping paper we would like to see under our tree this Christmas:



Stepping into a more novelty christmas, Anthropologie are jumping onto the well loved sausage dog trend with this fun and very cute wrapping paper suitable for all ages.



Many wrapping papers are steering away from the typical christmas motifs we see year on year. We love this astrological printed wrapping paper from Anthropologie which harks back to the massive star trend we saw this time last year across fashion prints.4

Abigale Walker at Selfridges

With Disney releasing their new film this year, The Nutcracker, it is no surprise that Selfridges are offering Nutcracker wrapping paper. Abigale walker offers a lovely range of tasteful novelty printed wrapping paper.


Oliver Bonas

Always cool and always tasteful, Oliver Bonas have created this ‘naughty or nice’ printed wrapping paper in beautiful type.



For all of you London dwellers, Paperchase have designed a wrapping paper based on the London Underground. With a play on the stations, this is a fun conversation starter on Christmas Day.


Rifle Paper

Rifle Paper’s print handwriting is always pretty and tasteful and they have made that no exception over the Christmas period. This Christmas lights design is easy and colourful under the tree.


Rifle Paper

There is still space for florals over Christmas. We love this leafy floral conversational with a dove, it feels festive yet fashionable.



Etsy is a great place to look for hand printed or originally designed pieces. This design is based on gingerbread pieces which we think is perfect for the whole family.



With novelty Christmas becoming a bigger trend every year, we love this design of dinosaurs wearing winter outfits.

Cushions for Christmas

Lost for a gift this festive season? Here are some of the best printed cushions we could find on the web to suit everyone’s budget. With retail struggling there are some real bargains to be had.

Under £20.00

Left to right – Ikea, FÖREMÅL Cushion cover plus inner,, Dunelm, Blue Watercolour Stripe Cushion,

Left to right – M&S, Velvet Statement Floral Square Cushion,, Habitat, Topsy Yellow Cushion,

Left to right – Ted Baker, Orchid Wonderland Piped Feather,

Under £50.00

Left to right – Marimekko, Veljekset cushion cover, Voyage Maison Galatea Heather Cushion,

Left to right – John Lewis & Partners, Java Cushion,, Graham and Brown, Chelsea Pink Floral Cushion,

Under £100.00

Left to right – Anthropologie, Ollie Rabbit Cushion,, Timorous Beasties, Eastern Smudge Damask Cushion

Left to right – Designers Guild, Arjuna Leaf Cushion,, Heal’s, Colour Block by Susi Bellamy’s vibrant block design,

£100.00 or more

Left to right – Timorous Beasties, Honey Bee Cushion,, Timorous Beasties, Marble Damask Cushion,

Left to right – Hampton Hex Velvet Cushion,, Fresco – Velvet Cushion

Left to right – Christian Lacroix, Birds Sinfonia Crepuscule Cushion,, Le Curieux Cushion

Left to right – Designers Guild, Kashmiri Cushion, Cobalt,, Tema e Variazioni Cushion,

Elton John Fashion Through The Decades

With the highly anticipated John Lewis advert being the talk of the town and Elton John being the star of the show, we take a look at some of his most iconic looks over the years, just like the advert.


Elton John and Alessandro Michele, Photo Nick Knight,

Being good friends with the design director at Gucci, Alessandro Michele, the singer has always drowned his outfits in sequins and embellished which reflecting the eccentric label’s style. Alessandro has been equally inspired by his Elton, his music idol, even building a collection for Spring Summer 18 around the unashamedly glam and unique style of Elton John.


Gucci Spring/Summer 18

Here is a look at some of the amazing looks that Elton has performed in so flamboyantly:





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Merry Christmas!


Happy Christmas from the Studio and commercial office at Sublitex. These lovely ladies wear the latest Christmas print swing dresses from the UK made from fabric and garments generously supplied by Crosspatch and Printaprint of Leicester. The gang caused quite a stir in Alba this week bringing the Christmas look to Italy and showing the locals how to truly show festive cheer.

Happy Christmas and wishing you all a wonderful 2017 from The Print Affair team.

Season’s Greetings!


This is Mr Hussein Dakri of City Screen Prints, who had great fun in the run up to the festive season developing Christmas designs with Alice and Sarah aimed at festive revellers.

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Our studio and sales office was awash with images of Father Christmas, snowmen, Rudolph, snow globes and christmas trees, and great fun was had by all. As time went on the prints got wilder and wilder and this was the final design we made and was worn by the designers and team at Sublitex for their Christmas party!


Season’s Greetings from your festive bloggers at The Print Affair!


Sarah, Laura, Alice and Alannah

And a Happy New Year!

Getting into the Christmas spirit…


Now December is upon us, everybody is looking for that perfect Christmas dress. We have picked our favourite prints, including gingerbread men and Santa, and lots of tartan (what is a winter wardrobe without it?). Whether it’s for the Christmas party, the actual day, or you feel like your closet is missing a cheesy snowman dress, we have you covered!


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