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Looking for useful Christmas gifts? Discover Upholstery has it all sewn up

Christmas 2016

Useful Christmas gifts that are practical without being boring are great in theory but tricky to find. Here at Discover Upholstery, our Christmas elves (aka Kevin, Luke & Phil) have put together a cracking gift guide 2016. Our selection is ideal to inspire the novice or to boost the stocks of the experienced upholsterer, as well as being great gifts for practical people.

Discover Upholstery is as traditional as Christmas itself. We only sell quality products that work well and are built to last. In short, things that we would be delighted to be given ourselves.

NEW Discover Upholstery Fabric Pinboard Kit

Having shown you how to make a pin board in our last blog, we discovered that what you really want is the whole kit and caboodle. So here it is:


This is a brilliant, crafty Christmas gift idea, and includes your choice of fabric from these four different fabric designs: Sheep, Flying Ants, Flamingos & Chickens.

Sheep Flying Ants Flamingos Chickens

You can decide whether to buy it and make a pin board for someone else, or to give them a kit, to make themselves. Either way, at £19.95, it’s a present with a great sense of achievement thrown in for free. Mostly it’s a fantastically useful finished product. 

And let’s be realistic about craft projects for a moment. They may look like excellent unusual Christmas gifts but some of them never see the light of day. That’s because they take soooooo long to finish. Tapestry cushions; tapestry anything, for example. For the busy person or someone who doesn’t have the patience, you need something that only takes a couple of hours from start to finish. There’s no schlepping round DIY and fabric shops first; it’s ready when they are!

Discover Upholstery Starter Kit: the gift of a new hobby

A New Year often brings new interests and our Starter Kits are a great way to get someone organised for upholstery. It can be difficult for a beginner to know what exactly they need, so our kits have been put together by our experienced team.

Basic Kit

You can choose what style of container they might like from a decorative basket or a practical tool box.

Kit ContainersGrass Hamper Style Basket

Discover Upholstery’s Useful Christmas Gifts Guide 2016

Under £10

“Where’s the tape measure?” is the pathetic cry heard in homes up and down the land. A decent metal tape measure is indispensable and we give you get 5 metres of accuracy for just £3.90 with this quality tape measure.

Tape Measure

Under £20

An upholster’s apron made of thick, unbleached cotton canvas is just the job, for all kinds of jobs. Not only does it put you in the proper upholstery mindset, it also and stops you looking like you’ve been in a blizzard of fluff, hair, fabric, thread, wadding etc …

Upholsterer's Apron

Under £30

A good pair of scissors, designed for the appropriate material, is essential for upholstery work. You could try to use the chicken jointing scissors, or the kitchen snips but experience tells us you’ll blame your tools afterwards – and with good reason.

Tailor's Shears (Knife Edge)


Under £40

Still stuck for useful Christmas gift ideas? How about a glue gun?! Joking aside, this is a fantastic all-round gift for upholstery and lots of different crafts. It may not be the most glamorous-looking present but it does make things stick together neatly and properly. And that, in our book, is a beautiful thing.

Glue Gun & Glue Sticks

Under £100

One of our staple products (ho, ho) is the BTX530 professional cordless electric hand tacker. You’ll have (what type of job?? xxx) done in minutes! Keep it away from your children and partner though: firstly for safety reasons, secondly because you’ll never see it again.

Cordless Electric Hand Tacker


We hope this has helped. If you have any festive dilemmas or gifting quandries, please call the Discover Upholstery ‘elves’, who will be very happy to assist with more gift ideas!

Happy shopping :)

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