Hand Designed Eco Mug and Notebook Set

Designed in-house and exclusive to Apples & Pips, are these gorgeous mug and notebook sets. Printed with eco friendly ink and with the notebooks made from 100% recycled card and paper, these products are beautiful, functional, kind to the environment, and fun!

Choose from the uplifting ‘Think Positive’ mug with a ‘Dream your dreams then live them’ notebook, or the tongue-in-cheek ‘This is Probably…’ set.

Mugs are microwave and dishwasher safe, notebooks contain 48 lined pages.

‘This is Probably Cold’ Hand Lettered Mug

Hand designed by Apples & Pips’ very own talented co-owner Phil, this brilliant slogan by customer Emily was the winner of my public vote to be on a mug!

You won’t find this design anywhere else, so snap one up and have a dose of humour with your (cold) cuppa!

  • Dishwasher and microwave safe (because we know when it’s cold you’ll need to re-heat!)
  • Fade resistent
  • Unique hand-lettered design

‘Think Positive’ Hand Lettered Mug

Think Positive hand lettered mug

Hand designed by Apples & Pips’ very own talented co-owner Phil, this vibrant mug is a gorgeous way to help keep life brighter with every sip you take of your favourite hot drink.

You won’t find this design anywhere else, so snap one up and Think Positive!

  • Dishwasher and microwave safe
  • Fade resistent
  • Unique hand-lettered design
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Top Mother’s Day Gifts From Small Businesses

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, partners and children across the nation are searching for that perfect gift to show the mum(s) in their life how loved they are. I think it’s amazing that people want to support small independent businesses like Apples & Pips, and we certainly have some beautiful gifts available to show your mum how much you care.

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What should I buy for a colleague going on maternity leave?

What should I buy a colleague who's going on maternity leave? // Bespoke create-your-own gift hampers

The bump has grown, the big day is rapidly approaching, the money has been collected and the card signed by the team – but what do you buy for the expectant parent about to head off on maternity leave? All too often it’s a case of generic pink, blue, or yellow gift sets with the obligatory fluffy teddy. I’m not saying that some of them aren’t cute, but I once wrote a blog post which included how fluffy teddies had invaded our home on the birth of our first baby..! Continue reading What should I buy for a colleague going on maternity leave?

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Telling my story of motherhood, depression, and business

You may or may not know a whole lot about my background, about what brought me to this place as a mum-of-2 running her own online business. It’s not a crazy story, nor a tragic one, not hilarious and not glitzy. Its normality and ordinariness is exactly why it needs to be told, because amongst the celebrity fashion lines and success through adversity, are the normal people fighting their own battles and quietly triumphing.

People like me are so normal, in fact, that we’re rarely spoken about, which means that we often feel very alone and isolated. Continue reading Telling my story of motherhood, depression, and business

IVF Care Gift Set


IVF is a really tough journey both physically and emotionally. I’ve spoken to amazing women who have been, or are going, through IVF to try and have a desperately longed-for baby. Together, we’ve come up with this lovely gift set to help give ladies some support and comfort as they go through the injections, the waiting, the tests, the scans, the rollercoaster of thoughts and emotions.

Each gift set contains:

  • A ‘Think Positive’ mug – hand designed by Apples & Pips
  • A handmade pineapple charm necklace on waxed cotton cord
  • Fluffy socks – warm feet, warm uterus
  • Home baked flapjack from Just Flapjack – A tasty treat and full of oaty goodness (gluten free, dairy free, and vegan are available – just pop a note on the order screen with any dietary requirements)
  • Beautiful hand designed IVF milestone cards, your choice of rose and metallic cards by Just Little Me, or bold and bright from Hello Treacle

£1 from every box sold will go to the Fertility Network UK, to support parents going through fertility problems or treatment.

**If you are ordering for someone else, please don’t forget to put their address in the delivery section!**

About Us

As a wife, mum, blogger, copywriter, and social media manager, after the birth of our second child in May 2016 I decided that I wasn’t quite busy enough so I set up Apples & Pips.

My husband and I are the apples to our gorgeous pips; Toby and Martha. Through our experiences as parents, I’m sourcing amazing products from the brands that we know and love so that you can be sure of excellent quality and value in every order you place.

Whether you need a bespoke gift hamper for a new baby, a pick-me-up for a friend, a hand designed mug for your morning cuppa, or a team gift for a colleague going on maternity leave – Apples & Pips is the only shop you need.