The friends Jackie Jackson and Sherrie Mead teamed up two years ago to launch The Letteroom, an online shop selling personalised gifts and home accessories that they run from an ancient stable in the south of England.
If you're against the trend for all things spelt - "SLEEP" in the bedroom, "EAT" in the kitchen and "WASH" in the bathroom - then look away now. The Letteroom is the place to go for decorative letters and playful alphabet-themed buys in all shapes and sizes. Coat hooks, bunting, notebooks, luggage tags, cushions, plates, paperweights - there are a lot of lettered lovelies to lust after here. I've got my eye on the quirky Scrabble tile cushions. They're perfect for a spot of spelling on the sofa - and, rather pleasingly, even have the correct letter scores. I'd buy the letters S-O-F-A.
Don't miss the vintage comics range - large, three-dimensional letters made from recycled cardboard and covered with original comic pages. They're made to order, so no two are the same. You can even request a specific magazine, book or comic for a really personal gift.
Check out the colourful paper alphabet cups, which come in a box of 30 including all the letters as well as a few love hearts for romantic messages. You could use them at a party or wedding, of course, but they're cute as vases, pen pots, or just lined up on a shelf as ornaments.
There's a good selection of ceramic mugs on offer, too - everything from jolly cartoony initialled ones to chic typographic font designs. They can all be filled with chocolates for a small extra charge, which is a nice touch. If you're on a tight budget, pay a visit to the "grab a bargain" section, where discounted and end-of-line goods can be found.
There is wall art to admire before you log off. Letterpress geeks will appreciate the stylish limited-edition retro screen prints produced on an antique press using vintage woodblock type. They have simple slogans such as: 'Genius at work" and "Department of messing about". Sadly, I fear it's the latter phrase that's more appropriate for our house.
For shipping rates to the UAE, visit www.theletteroom.com or call +44 126 432 6339