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Christmas gift suggestions for 2013 from the ROH Shop

From clutch bags inspired by classic tutus to Christmas decorations, present ideas made easy.

By Robert Perry (Retail Manager)

3 December 2013 at 6.02pm | Comment on this article

Let the ROH Shop take away some of your Christmas shopping woes. We have a wonderful range of gifts available both in store and online, from clothes and accessories to china and leather goods.  And not forgetting, of course, our superb selection of recordings of operas and ballet.  Every sale supports the work of the Royal Opera House and helps to put productions on the stage.

Firebird and Black Swan Clutch Bag

These exquisitely detailed clutch bags are handmade exclusively for the Royal Opera House Shop, using traditional zardozi embroidery, a Persian technique traditionally using gold wires to decorate royal robes.  Ethically sourced from a North Indian family business, the clutch bags are painstakingly sewn and beaded, and the results are luxurious but affordable. Both designs are taken from iconic tutus from the ROH Collections: the Black Swan designed by Leslie Hurry and the Firebird, designed by Natalia Goncharova for Margot Fonteyn.

Scarves inspired by the Paul Hamlyn Hall

Milanese textile designers Agorart have produced two stunning scarves for us, both inspired by the ironwork of the Paul Hamlyn Hall. The Devore scarf uses silk velvet that is acid-etched to produce an incredibly delicate finish, and the Grand Foulard is a wool and cotton blend scarf that carries a bold print design. Both come in a superb embossed gift box, and make fabulous gifts.

Diaries and Calendars

The 2014 calendar features 12 vibrant photographs, showcasing the repertoire of the Royal Ballet, from Swan Lake to Alice in Wonderland. Frances Lincoln, diary makers of note, have also taken a licence this year and have made pocket and desk diaries for us packed with beautiful images of the Royal Ballet, past and present.

Deck your tree with the Royal Ballet

We have a lovely range of Christmas tree decorations in stock, all taking their inspiration from classic tutus in the archive of ROH Collections: from Swan Lake’s Odette and Odile to Sylvia, Aurora and Cinderella, these decorations are individually hand stitched and beaded for us and are sure to bring back many a memory whilst gracing your tree.

And if that's not enough, why not take a look at our recommended Christmas recordings?

Discover the full range of our online offer for Christmas 2013 or explore what's on at the ROH during the festive period.

By Robert Perry (Retail Manager)

3 December 2013 at 6.02pm

This article has been categorised Off stage and tagged Christmas, christmas decorations, clutch bag, online shop, products, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera, scarf, scarves, Shop

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