It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas!

Christmas is just a few weeks away so we have put together a list of some of our favourite festive fragrances that will soon have your home smelling like a winter wonderland.

Lily Flame ‘Ho! Ho! Ho!’ Scented Candle in tin

£6.99 (35 Hour Burn Time)

Not only do these candles smell beautiful, the colourful wax pieces on top melt to produce a gorgeously vibrant pool of wax as they melt. Ho! Ho! Ho! is an intense fragrance with top notes of Incense and Amber.

Scentsicles Christmas Tree Sticks ‘Winter Fir’ Fragrance

£4.99 (6 Sticks)

ScentSicles Scented Ornaments can make any artificial tree smell like a Christmas tree. Designed to naturally blend in, simply hang or hide in trees, wreaths, garland, and holiday décor. Each bottle comes with six scented ornaments and swirl hooks. Also available in other scents.

MadeByZen ‘Mulled Wine’ Luxury Fragranced Oil

£3.49 (15ml)

A wonderfully welcoming Christmas scent featuring rich red wine, uplifting orange, warming anise and cinnamon. This oil is ideal for use with MadeByZen electronic aroma diffusers, or alternatively it can be used with Pot Pourri, dried flowers and oil burners.

Lampe Berger ‘Beneath The Tree’ Fragrance

£12.49 (500ml)


New for 2018, this fragrance is a delightfully strong pine fragrance reminiscent of cold winter days and fresh cut Christmas Trees. Intended for use with our popular collection of Lampe Berger fragrance lamps.

Woodwick ‘Pomegranate’ Fragranced Candle

£17.99 (50-80 hours Burn Time)


These unique candles produce the sound of a crackling log fire when burning. Made of a high quality soy wax blend, this fragrance features base notes of pomegranate mixed with cassis and soft florals with rich undertones of rum and musk.

*Prices correct as of November 2018*

Autumn/Winter Silk Flowers

We have a HUGE range of autumnal and winter flowers & foliage in store & online.

The Inspirations Wholesale collection of Autumnal flowers includes silk flowers, fruit, berries and leaves. Our selection of seasonal flowers and autumnal colours are sure to bring beautiful natural, warm, earthy colours of autumn into the home and your flower arrangements.

Our Christmas foliage collection includes stems and bunches of frosted ivy, berry stems, artificial holly, mistletoe and glittery, glitzy foliage to enhance your silk flowers or display alone for a more contemporary effect.  Creating a garland from artificial flowers is more popular than ever, they do not wilt or dry up and can be strung up anywhere!

Our Christmas flowers collection includes sparkly silk flowers, traditional lifelike Christmas roses, glittery flowers and clip on flowers and much much more. Snowy hydrangeas, frosted roses and flocked leaves create a fresh wintry feel.

Shop our range of Christmas flowers & foliage online.

2018 Christmas Themes

Here is the latest look at some of our 2018 Christmas displays that showcase some of our new festive additions. Popular ranges from previous years have made a return with some re-imagined to reflect current trends.

Geometric:

One of most popular ranges this year, this theme combines shades of rose gold and silver with geometric shapes and textured patterns. A Grandis Grey tree with warm white lights create a warm glow that is right on trend for 2018.

Urban Christmas:

This modern colour scheme uses baubles in shades of midnight blue and copper. Antique, frosted effect baubles on a grandis fir tree with warm white lights have made this a popular choice for Christmas 2018.

Blue Mist:

One of our new themes for 2018, this range features frosty shades of mist blue and cashmere brown. Flocked trees with a mixture of cool and warm white lights create a feeling of a Winter Wonderland. Natural wood lanterns, ice skates and woodland animals can be seen hiding within this theme.

Fairytale:

Unicorns are the star of this theme, seen around the tree along with rose pink, white and lilac baubles. A real princess theme with unicorns, glitter and butterflies.

Gingerbread:

This novelty theme is full of fun and colour. Gingerbread people can be seen in many different styles hiding throughout the tree.  Peppermint candy canes define the spirit of Christmas in its traditional red and white colour combination. Sweets, lollipops and candy canes in a striped style are sure to bring a nostalgic smile to everyone’s faces.

Romantica:

This chic, elegant theme uses decorations in shades of blush pink, pearl and champagne. Sparkling accessories and velvet throws & cushions add luxurious extra glamour. One of our most popular themes from the past few seasons.

Echeveria Forest:

Terrariums full of succulents combined with golden ferns, gold and pine green baubles mixed with festive foliage create this unique botanical theme. A mountain spruce tree with classic warm white lights show off this opulent theme.

Traditional:

This theme uses traditional Christmas colours of red, gold and green. Tartan ribbon and poinsettia decorations with small and large nutcrackers can also be seen decorating the tree.

White Christmas:

A sophisticated theme that uses silver and white baubles with crystal accessories. Frosted white flowers and fresh eucalyptus foliage are used in conjunction with classic warm lights. Our ever popular Sophie & Lucia baubles feature highly in this ornate Christmas theme.

Scandi Christmas:

Featuring baubles in red, white and grey with natural wooden tones mixed in. Flocked imperial trees adorned with red berries, warm white lights and snowy festive friends make this one of our most popular themes from recent years.

To view our entire Christmas range come and visit our Bromborough warehouse.

Alternatively, shop online at www.inspirationswholesale.co.uk

As seen on TV!

You may have spotted some of our products on film and television as we work closely with studios around the country to provide set decorations and furniture. Some big names we have worked with include…

Celebrity Big Brother 2016:

Here at Inspirations Wholesale, we were delighted to be asked to supply Celebrity Big Brother 2016 with an array of fun and festive products for the Christmas task on day 24 in the house. The episode aired on Sunday 21st August (yes, the middle of Summer) and featured a fine selection of Christmas decorations and accessories to help create a seasonal atmosphere for the celebrities’ challenges.

60 Minute Makeover:

You may have spotted some of our products in an episode of 60 minute makeover, alongside host Peter Andre. As an official supplier of the show we have helped supply many home furnishings for the show.

Strictly Come Dancing:


The lovely organisers at Strictly contacted Inspirations Wholesale to help supply them with decorations for their Christmas Special. They requested several of our stunning Flocked Noble Artificial Christmas Trees and with their frosted look they  really made the set feel festive for the contestants and the viewers.

The Soaps:

Hollyoaks and Emmerdale are both regular customers of ours, taking advantage of our artificial flowers and home furnishings for their sets.

Our Story

1990 – ‘The Dried Flower People’

Husband and wife team Kate and Paul started a small business from their home selling dried and artificial flowers under the name of “Inspirations – The Dried Flower People”.

1993 – Our first store opens

We opened our first store in Bromborough, Merseyside and changed our name to Inspirations Wholesale. A shift was made from dried flowers to artificial as well as the introduction of floristry supplies and homewares.

1995 – Our first relocation

As our popularity grew, we required more space and relocated to a bigger warehouse just across the street from where we are now located.

2006 – Floristry Supply Experts

We started a partnership with the world renowned Smithers Oasis Company, carrying their largest depot in the country. This allows us to supply florists with everything they could possibly need from floral foams, flower food and stem wrap to glue guns and packaging materials. 

2008 – Moved to our current location

We moved into our new purpose built 27,000 square foot warehouse in Bromborough, Merseyside. With more space came the ability to create our popular large scale displays and provide customers with ample parking.

2010 – Inspirations Wholesale is now online

Our new website was launched, the first step in developing a strong online presence and creating a way to reach more customers online. Our reliable next day delivery service and commitment to customer service has meant that this website has continued to grow over time.

2016 – As seen on TV!

Our Christmas range is featured on Celebrity Big Brother. Starting off our history of supplying other popular film and television sets including “This Morning” and “The Gadget Show” with lanterns and tea light holders making an appearance on “Dulux Paint” adverts and “Hollyoaks”. Something we as a business are very proud of. Our Christmas products have also featured on “Strictly Come Dancing”. 

2018 – Home Fragrance Specialists

Our home fragrance department expanded, becoming a key supplier of MadeByZen Electronic Aroma Diffusers thanks to our specialist knowledge. 

Moving Forward… 

We pride ourselves on both the service we offer and the products we offer. Our product range is specifically sourced from all corners of the globe during our regular buying expeditions and because of the unique, bespoke and exclusive creators of our products we are simply a business like no other.  

 

 

Tips for getting the most out of your candles

Here at Inspirations Wholesale we stock a variety of candles ranging from floating to scented, rustic to tapered. We have put together a couple of tips to help you get the most out of whatever candle you burn.

Tip #1: Minimum Burn Time

Some candles have a suggested burn time; this is often designed to ensure that the candle burns as efficiently as possible. When burning a candle you should always ensure that you allow the pool of wax to melt evenly across the top of the candle. Only allowing a small area of wax to melt when using the candle may cause tunnelling, a common problem where the candle burns a circle down the middle without melting the wax on the sides.

Tip #2: Keep a lid on it!

Many fragranced candles come with a lid of some sort. Leaving the lid on your candle can help reduce the sootiness of the flame as well as stop the fragrance from escaping. Keeping the lid on a candle helps hold the fragrance in whilst also stopping oxygen reaching the wick, a key component in the flame quality.

Tip #3: Snuff it out

If you want to reduce the smoke produced when you blow out a candle, the simple solution is not to blow it out but instead snuff it out. Candle snuffers are long metal sticks with a cone shape on the end, designed to safely extinguish a flame by cutting off oxygen.

Tip #4: Go Electric!

In some situations flickering LED candles can be a great alternative to traditional candles. With no flame these candles are much safer to use and look just as realistic as the real thing. Available in just as many colours and sizes as real candles, these candles are definitely worth considering.

Need to place a bulk candle order? Contact our friendly team to discuss our wholesale prices. We stock practically every size and shape candle possible, making our candle range truly stand out above the rest. Products include scented candles, floating candles, tea lights, church candles, tapered candles in whites, ivory, red and silvers; the list just goes on.

An introduction to MadeByZen


MadeByZen is the cornerstone of our home fragrance department here at Inspirations Wholesale. The U.K. based company is most famous for their collection of electronic aroma diffusers and essential oil blends that use cutting edge technology to create a sense of ultimate relaxation

These beautifully designed machines are operate using a combination of tap water and optional essential oil to produce a scented mist that both fragrances your space and improves air quality.  Using advanced ultrasonic technology, the devices produce small vibrations that distribute the fragrance without producing heat that would otherwise destroy the natural properties of the oils. The tiny droplets of water vapour that are produced have been found to be highly beneficial for our skin and provide some relief for those with symptoms of respiratory problems. Not only are the machines mini humidifiers, they are also ionisers as they release negative ions into the air and counter the effects of harmful positive ions.

To use the machine, simply fill it up to the designated fill level with tap water and add your oil of choice before turning the machine on. We recommend using 3 or 4 drops of oil but this is dependent on personal preference. Customers are able to customise their fragrance as they decide what oils to use and what strength of smell they would like. Just cooked fish or something smelly? Put in a good 6-7 drops to create a strong and lasting fragrance. Wanting something more subtle? Use just one or two drops for a more gentle aroma

Additional features are dependent on the exact model and include, mood lighting, a timer function, built in Bluetooth speaker and even an alarm clock. For devices with mood lighting there is an added option to select which colour you would like or alternatively enjoy a colour changing glow.

All MadeByZen aroma diffusers are carefully packaged inside an elegant display box and come complete with a complimentary gift bag and ribbon. For fans of a particular fragrance, keep an eye out for matching reed diffusers and ceramic scented stones also available in the collection.

Come and visit us in-store to view our entire range of MadeByZen products, view a demonstration and smell some of the fantastic fragrances available.

 

 

As Featured In: Celebrity Big Brother 2016

Here at Inspirations Wholesale, we were delighted to be asked to supply Celebrity Big Brother with an array of fun and festive products for the Christmas task on Day 24 in the Big Brother house. The episode, aired on Sunday 21st August (yes the middle of summer), featured a fine selection of Christmas decorations and accessories to help create a seasonal atmosphere for the celebrities’ challenges.

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