Say hello to our friendly festive folks – The Gonks!
Christmas is fast approaching, and as the self-proclaimed Champions of Christmas, it’s our responsibility to deck the halls with the country’s festive favourites.
Whether you’re after towering trees or glistening lights, we have all you need to make your Christmas merry and bright, but there’s one seasonal must-have that’s growing more and more popular every year.
Our range of wholesome Christmas gonks are the perfect way to inject a little magical mischief into your festivities. But what exactly is a gonk, and why are they so sought after?
The gonk: A history
Pulled ripe from the pages of 1600’s Nordic mythology, gonks are made up of a generous mix of gnomes and hobgoblins that have taken a turn in recent years and transformed into something much softer and cheekier.
The curious gonk is said to have sought comfort and warmth in homes and barns during the festive season, and if welcomed, they would bring luck and protection to the family home. But these fabled fellows are cheeky, and if turned away or disrespected, would play the odd trick and let their naughty side show.
As Christmas celebrations have become more prominent over the years; the mythology may have faded but the gonks are certainly here to stay.
There’s gnome place like home
The best thing about gonks is that there is no set way to set or style them. With so many different variations of style, colour, and size, your gonk will nestle himself nicely into any display.
Stand him by your door to greet your guest with a festive, friendly face or perch him on your staircase or mantel to let his little legs dangle with ease.
Why not welcome your gonk back to his natural habitat and snuggle him within wooden fire logs by your fireplace or peaking between the branches of your Christmas tree? We even have plush Reindeer gonks to truly set the festive scene!
Blink and their gonk
With their long pointy hats pulled firmly over their eyes and only a sweet button nose and wispy beard on display, these quirky figures are thought to embody the big man, himself. Although often dressed is festive coats, we’re here to spread the message that a gonk is for life, not just for Christmas.
Gonks make the perfect addition to any seasonal display, regardless of the season. The cosy, rustic colour scheme of our autumnal gonks will make for an eye-catching focal point and give your home a seasonal styling upgrade.
The gonks popularity is certainly on the raise, and we guarantee you’ll struggle to find a home without one of these cheeky chappie’s popping up.
So, what are you waiting for? Welcome the traditional spirit of the holidays into your home this year and surround yourself with a gonk or two.