Drop into Ceramica Blue on Blenheim Crescent and check out these metallic banded vases (pic). Each one comes in a choice of three different metal band colours which hide the inevitable grim water marks. They are the ideal height and shape for beautiful blooms and cost just £36.00. If you fancy sending one to a friend, so long as you get there by the 21st December, you won’t be too late for UK deliveries. ceramicablue.