At  Elder and Ivy, we hand curate meaningful items from Independent businesses based in the UK, bringing together unique, crafted and useful gifts, composed into a beautifully packaged box. An offering to give to our family, loved ones and friends, or just a treat to ourselves when we need a little pick me up.

Elder and Ivy has been inspired by our love of nature and creativity, and our enthusiasm for independent businesses based within the UK, and the wonderful products they offer!


Two years of heart and soul went into every little detail of planning mine and my husbands wedding. It was a stressful at times, as we all know that weddings can get tough with everything that goes into them, but after thinking through every small detail, it became apparent that there was an area in the wedding industry that wasn’t fitting my bill. 

In my experience, a lot of wedding related products were just a bit 'too glitzy' for my liking. Most things generally came with a side of diamante or glitter (or both!), and that just wasn't my cup of tea. In the end, I looked out of the UK for some of my bridesmaid gifts and bridal robes, where I found a selection of wedding related items, scattered in small corners of hard-to-navigate websites. I chose to go ahead, and got stung with sense of disappointment that I had to look this far afield, not to mention the huge import charges.

After the adrenaline, chaos and excitement of wedding planning came and went, I decided to pursue an idea that had planted itself in my head, and after a lot of talks with encouraging friends over too much coffee and tea, Elder & Ivy became. 

Thank you for visiting, and I hope you enjoy your items just as much as I enjoyed sourcing and making them.

Melissa x

About Melissa Elder & Ivy