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Marvling Bros Ltd Matchbox Classics

About

We Believe...

We believe in gifts that take up less time, space and money.

We believe in gifts with less packaging and clutter.

We believe in little British goods, produced in little Britain by little British businesses with a big British sense of humour.

We believe in gifts for life, not just for Christmas (or Birthday, or Mum/Dad’s Day or any other commercially orchestrated reason to gift give).

We believe in the power of magic, ghosts, fairy dust, eternal love, heavenly angels, Humpty Dumpty, cute monsters, zany zombies and Father Christmas.

We also believe that everyone deserves a little love, luxury and laughter every day.

How we started

Luxury, Love and Laughter In Every Matchbox

Marvling Bros Ltd was established March 2013 by Emma Dobie and Hayley Madden.The initial idea was to produce the ultimate token present and rid the world of gifts given out of guilt, gifts given out of obligation and, saddest of all, unwanted gifts.

They produced a range of ‘experiences’ in matchboxes, each was created to contain something that could be shared which did not take up too much time, a rare or unusual item that had to be used up and information to enhance the experience.

The matchboxes were also used as vehicle to promote the idea of reducing packaging, reducing clutter and proving that a special present did not necessarily mean expensive, big or time consuming and that it is not only the thought that counts, but the thinking that goes into the thought. .

Since then the matchboxes have sold over 200,000 units, appeared on Good Morning TV, won awards, enhanced all sorts of occasions from cocktail parties in Hong Kong to exhibitions at the O2, London.

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    "Brought to send to a friend was so lovely she cried"
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    "The wee felt hug was really appreciated by my girlfriend and her little girl because we can't get together during the coronavirus lockdown. It is tiny though, as are the big cards bit it's a cute gift."
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    "So unique, sent to my mum as a little pick me up during her three month self isoation. She absolutely loved them. Thank you"
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    "Sent to my mum during her three month self isolation to let her know she's not on her own. The words with the cute sloth were so fitting, she absolutely loved it."
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Press Comments

"Best food and drink stocking fillers under £10."
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Dec 2015

"Flexible business Marvling Bros mirrors school day to empower working mums"
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Oct 2016

"Best Christmas stocking fillers for adults and teenagers - Top mini gift ideas for him and her in 2017 all under £15"
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Dec 2017

"16 best adult food advent calendars for a daily Christmas treat. Chilli-lovers will get a kick out of this one."
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Oct 2019

Delivery

WE ARE CURRENTLY DISPATCHING ON TIME BY ROYAL MAIL FIRST CLASS TO THE UK ONLY. CURRENT DELIVERY TIMES ARE FROM 1-7 DAYS AFTER THE DISPATCH DATE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE

All our orders are sent Royal Mail and delivery times are estimates only.

Most orders will arrive within 48 hours.

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68 Stanley Avenue, Gidea Park, Essex, RM2 5DR, GB

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