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behind the design of our new collections
Go behind the design of our latest ranges.  From bold colours and 60s inspired prints to our signature Caroline Gardner heart design, read on to learn more about the collection.   flower power Inspired by 1960s fashion, the Flower Power collection is...
Self Care Tips With Conscious Beauty Artist, Tahira
We all need a regular self care practice, to fill our cup so we can be the best version of ourselves.  We asked conscious Beauty and Make up Artist, Tahira for her top tips on creating a self care routine that sticks. ...
Our Guide to Teacher Gifting
It’s that time again, the end of the school year which means teacher gifting. Whether it’s the talk of the school WhatsApp group or a personal gift you want to find, now’s the time to show your appreciation for their...
What to write in a Father's Day card
Father's Day is the one of the only times of year that we get to celebrate the main man in our lives and shower him with cards, gifts and praise that he undoubtedly does not want and makes him feel...
Sam Riley's 5 summer picks
We recently caught up with Stylist Sam Riley (@40fashionandlifestyle)  who popped down to our Marylebone boutique to choose some of her favourite summer pieces from our collection.  Read on to discover Sam's top picks...   father's day card     "I...
picnic recipes with dom in the kitchen
With the Bank Holiday just around the corner and sunshine on the horizon, we'll be taking the opportunity to spend as much time outside as possible.  We asked Food Writer Dom in the Kitchen for some of his favourite picnic recipes that...
world bee day: in conversation with piccolo
Saturday 20th May is World Bee day, so to celebrate, we've partnered with Piccolo, a wonderful Italian brand who create seeds perfect for balcony, pot and garden growing.  World Bee day exists to draw attention to the essential role bees and other...
recipes for world cocktail day
World cocktail day is Saturday 13th May, and with warm weather predicted for the weekend, we just can't wait to celebrate!  From simple, easy to throw together cocktails to something a little more extravagant, read on to discover some of...
coronation quiche recipe
King Charles has announced the 'Coronation quiche' as the signature dish to coincide with the royal celebrations next weekend.  This deep quiche has a thick, crispy base and delicate flavours of spinach, broad beans and tarragon and is delicious served hot...
Earth Day: See what we've done so far
Since the Caroline Gardner brand started 30 years ago, we've been looking for ways to look after the planet and its people wherever we can.  We're not perfect but we're proud of what we've achieved so far, and are always looking...
The tastiest hot cross buns
There's nothing more delicious at this time of year than a hot cross bun.  While you can always pop to your local supermarket and pick up a pack, they're surprisingly easy to make if you fancied giving it a go. ...
Dye eggs for Easter
Egg dyeing is a fun Spring activity and perfect for the whole family to get involved.  What's even better is that you probably have everything you need to make them in your kitchen already; just some eggs, food colouring, white vinegar...
Write the perfect Mother's Day card
Whether you're celebrating your birth-mum, step-mum, grandma, auntie or someone else, it's important to let them know why they're important to you.  Read on to discover our handy guide for writing your Mother's Day card.     a message for...
This season's top picks from our team
Women really do make the cg world go round.  From our store team to head office, we love celebrating the women behind our brand. This International Women’s Day, we’re highlighting just a few of our special ladies; read on to...
Grow your own tomatoes this spring
There are many benefits to growing your own tomatoes.  Packed with more antioxidants and flavour than shop-bought tomatoes, these delicious fruits are also fairly easy to grow at home.  Read on to learn how...   choose and sow your seeds...
Tomato-based recipes for this season
There might be a veggie production crisis, but we're not letting that stop us from celebrating the humble tomato.  You can fry them, sauté them, roast them or eat them fresh, and they can be easily grown in the garden...
The History of the Heart
The cg heart has become an icon for the brand ever since Caroline started hand making cards back in 1993.  The first card range featured icons made from wire; specifically a house, a baby pram and a heart.  The heart cards were...
Meet Caroline's Dogs, Frank & Miller
At Caroline Gardner, we're an office full of dog lovers.  Caroline herself loves dogs, and many of our card and wrap collections over the years have been inspired by Caroline's two dogs, Frank and Miller.  We asked Caroline some questions...
Our teams' favourite books this month
Here at Caroline Gardner, we're a team full of readers.  We often pass around books we've enjoyed on our commutes, and even have a little lending library in head office!  Read on to discover some of the title's we've enjoyed recently...  ...
January recipes
The month of January always makes us want to try new, warming recipes that are packed with goodness.  At Caroline Gardner HQ, we love sharing new dishes we've discovered with each other, and thought we'd share some of our favourites with you...
3 Tips for reusing your Gift Wrap
Did you know, the amount of waste generated at Christmas is over 15 times more than any other celebration here in the UK.  To help minimise this, we wanted to give you a few quick and fun ways to give your...