Biscuits are a sure fire way to cheer up a dull day but this retro radio biscuit tin from BHS makes them even more appealing.
These Dear Mats from The Original Metal Box Company are a perfect gift for any beer drinking design lovers out there.
If you suffer from an inability to part with hotel sewing kits, odd batteries, rubber bands and the like then you need something smart and stylish in which to house your collection.
Created by Belgian designers Froy & Dind, this range of tin boxes is inspired by vintage fabrics and kitsch children’s illustrations. Colourful and bright they’re the perfect way to conceal your miscellany of useful items.
The tins come in different sizes and range in price form £5.95 to £16.95.
They are available from Liberty – find out more on the website.
Six literary classics including Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde come in miniature form (but complete and unabridged), packaged in flip-top cartons complete with clear cellophane wrapping and silver foil. The carton designs use iconic cigarette branding to re-imagine each book's design.
Individual titles are £7.65 each or you can buy the full set, boxed in a tin, for £42.35.
Find out more at the Tank Books website.
After Wednesday's Lunch Man here's another retro way to get your kids to take their lunch to school (or you to take your sandwiches to work): the Blafre Robot Lunch box.
The lunch box is both retro-inspired in terms of material and imagery. It's made from metal with a plastic handle and is decorated with cheerful simplified images of robots. Like this lunch box? The Norwegian company also produces the same design on a smaller storage tin.
The lunchbox costs £10.95 or you can buy the tin for £6.
Buy it from Nettlegreen
Apart from the joy of holding a lot of cake, these tins have got the benefit of some good vintage style. They come in cream covered metal, with either green or red lids. The look is topped off with some matching, not-too-twee, retro typography. For those who are slightly less greedy, they're available as single tins too.
The set of three stacking tins is available for £35.
Buy it from the Dotcomgiftshop