Even in these digital times, it still seems an increasing number of life events require a gift and a card, and if you're lucky the 19th-century Chandler & Price letterpress will be in full flow when you enter Jonathan Wright & Co. Carefully crafting a regularly updated selection of simple but spot-on cards for congratulations, commiserations, weddings and birthdays, this small boutique is a reassuring haven for the days when a thoughtful gesture means everything. They can get a calligrapher for you if required, or merely desired. And while browsing you can enjoy the quiet and linger over the fragrant soaps, chunky journals, party favors, notepaper and envelopes. Anything you buy from among the thoughtful gifts is sure to be well-received, and here they even take the time to gift-wrap — for free.
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