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Purple Gifts

Updated on June 2, 2015

Welcome to my Purple Gifts Page

Feast your eyes on a selection of purple gifts and read lots of interesting facts and information related to the colour purple.

These gifts are great for all occasions including valetines day, christmas, birthday or just as a treat for yourself!

These Purple Gifts are available to buy in my online gift shop and many other sites on the net including zazzle, amazon and ebay.

I created this site as I'm crazy about the colour purple! I have purple hair, wear purple clothes and sleep in a purple bed where i dream in various shades of purple! .... I hope you enjoy your visit.

History of Purple

The name purple and and the colour purple comes from a dye that's extracted from a mollusc .. who would have thought purple originated from a seashell!

Hundreds and thousands of these sea shells are crushed to make the dye which is called Tyrian as it originated from Tyre in Lebanon.

This purple dye is worth more than its weight in gold as you need to crush thousands of shells to get a small quantity so it became a symbol of royalty, wealth and power as only the richest people could afford it.

Purple Facts

Porphyrophobia is fear of the color purple

One of the stars in the sky is called urple Pleione as it has a purple hue

Purple is inspiring and draws out creativity

Purple is associated with Saturday on the Thai solar calendar

Purple is the colour associated with people born in February and Amethyst is their birthstone

Purple Gifts

from the hippy gift shop

See Purple Hippy Gifts in my hippy gift shop.

Spray paint art by cosmo kid purple mountains

Warning Poem by Jenny Joseph

Warning by Jenny Joseph

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple

With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.

And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves

And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.

I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired

And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells

And run my stick along the public railings

And make up for the sobriety of my youth.

I shall go out in my slippers in the rain

And pick flowers in other people's gardens

And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat

And eat three pounds of sausages at a go

Or only bread and pickle for a week

And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry

And pay our rent and not swear in the street

And set a good example for the children.

We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?

So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised

When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple

Lavendar

Source

Lavender is a super plant, along with being purple it can be helpful to lots of medical conditions including

migraines and headaches, anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia, indigestion, stomach cramp, sickness, diarrhea, flu, cold, asthma, cough, sinus congestion, tonsillitis, blood circulation, blood pressure,hypertension, urinary disorders, acne, psoriasis, eczema, and it helps to heal cuts and burns and insect bites

Please check with your GP that it's ok for you to use lavender oil as pregnant and breastfeeding women and diabetics should avoid it and it may also cause problems for people with sensitive skin.

English lavender is the most common of the 39 different species as it has a highest quality of oil, the oil comes from glands inside the plant and it's a member of the mint family.

Lavender Gifts - on amazon

The Purple Cow Poem

The Purple Cow by Gelett Burgess

I never saw a Purple Cow,

I never hope to see one;

But I can tell you, anyhow,

I'd rather see than be one.

Purple / Indigo Chakra

The purple/indigo chakra is the 6th chakra and is located at your third eye (center of the forehead above the eyebrows) and it represents spirituality, imagination and Inner and outer beauty.

When your chakra is open you feel unprejudiced and aware of the world

If your chakra is blocked you may lack sense of purpose in life, you may hang on to negative thoughts and find it difficult to let go, you may feel anxious

and experience headaches, depression, coordination problems, confusion, blood vessel problems & skin rashes.

You can unblock your chakras through meditation or Reiki and one or more of the following can be used to aid the healing.

Colour

purple / indigo / violet

Crystals and gem stones

Amethyst, Labradorite, Sodalite, Fluorite, Sugilite, Lapis and Clear Quartz

Essential oils

Sage, Basil, Lemongrass, Juniper, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Rosemary

Sound

Music note A and Baroque or slow music

Purple Grapes

Purple Grapes contain an antioxidant that can help with aging, and the heart

Purple Grapes may Lower Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

Purple Grapes may Lower Cholesterol

Purple Grapes may help prevent cancer

Purple Grapes are good sources of manganese, vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin B1 and potassium

Purple Sunsets

Why does the sky turn purple in the evening?

In the late 1800's Lord John Rayleigh (an English Physicist) worked out why the sky was blue in the day and changed colour in the evening.

He discovered the sky in the day is blue because the light from the sun is scattered by gasses, air molecules, water drops and dust that are in the atmosphere and the shorter wavelengths are towards the blue end of the spectrum.

In the evening the sun is a lot further away and the light rays from the sun have to travel a lot further before they reach you.

This distance increases the effect of Rayleigh scattering and the wavelength are longer so you lose the blues from the spectrum, leaving you with yellows, reds and purple.

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      Exit178 3 years ago

      Enjoyed it very much. I'll have to find some Lavender oil for my sinuses. ;)

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      Pixie Copley 4 years ago from UK

      @Bartukas: Thank you for visiting and taking the time to leave a comment :D

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      Bartukas 4 years ago

      Nice gift list :P thanks

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      Pixie Copley 5 years ago from UK

      @FallenAngel 483: LOL power to the purple indeed :D

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      FallenAngel 483 5 years ago

      Thanks so much for including me in your purpleness. Power to the purple!

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      Pixie Copley 5 years ago from UK

      @anonymous: I'm glad you enjoyed your visit :) thanks for taking the time to leave a comment!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i like this purple lens, thanks

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      Pixie Copley 5 years ago from UK

      @Scriber1 LM: Thanks for visiting and taking the time to leave a comment, I'm really glad you like my lens :)

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      Scriber1 LM 5 years ago

      cool lens! My partner's favorite color is purple, so I enjoyed browsing through this and thinking about future gifts for him :-) Thanks for putting together such a great collection.

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      haroulitasdesign 5 years ago

      i loveeeeeeeee purple!!!!great lens my friend!!!

      i have some purple products in my zazzle shop u can have a look.

      take care

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      Pixie Copley 5 years ago from UK

      @Goldenpig999: Thanks very uch, im really glad you enjoyed your visit :)

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      Goldenpig999 5 years ago

      Very good lens. I especially loved the history of purple and it's ties to royalty.

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      Pixie Copley 5 years ago from UK

      @Annamadagan: :)

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      Sandy Mertens 5 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      There is very little purple that surrounds me. Yet it is my favorite color too. Blessed! Please add this to my Christmas Gifts and Blessings lens.

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      Pixie Copley 5 years ago from UK

      @jadehorseshoe: Thanks very much, i'm glad you enjoyed your visit :)

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      jadehorseshoe 5 years ago

      A Great Shopping Lens!

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      Annamadagan 5 years ago

      I love purple!

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      Pixie Copley 5 years ago from UK

      @WindyWintersHubs: Happy holidays to you too, thanks for stopping by :)

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      WindyWintersHubs 5 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Purple Delicous! Purple is my daughter's favorite color and one of mine! When I was a teenager, I had a purple bedroom Happy Holidays!

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      Pixie Copley 5 years ago from UK

      @mylittleeden: Thanks very much, i'm glad you enjoyed your visit :)

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      mylittleeden 5 years ago

      Purple love it even more after reading this x Wonderful lens ;)

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      Pixie Copley 5 years ago from UK

      @grnidlady: Thanks very much :)

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      Pixie Copley 5 years ago from UK

      @mrsm54321: Thanks very much, im glad you enjoyed your visit :)

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      mrsm54321 5 years ago

      Great lens!

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      grnidlady 5 years ago

      what purple goodness! :)

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      Pixie Copley 5 years ago from UK

      @PhotographyTK: what a great name for a novel .. good luck with your writing, i'd love to read it when its finished! :)

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      ananimoss2 5 years ago

      Love purple! Great lens! Glad that we don't have to be queens to wear purple now.

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      PhotographyTK 5 years ago

      I was just tickled 'Purple' when I read this. 'The Seller of Purple' is the name of a novel I'm writing and can't help but get excited when I read about the color!

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      Pixie Copley 5 years ago from UK

      @ananimoss2: Thank you :) I'm glad too, i wear something purple almost every day! :)

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      Pixie Copley 5 years ago from UK

      @Sanam: I am going to be creating lenses like this for every colour of the rainbow when i get a chance :) glad you think it's a good idea :)

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      Sanam 5 years ago

      What a great work on purple color. Beautiful lens.

      It would be nice to see more lenses like this on different colors.

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      kimbesa 5 years ago from USA

      Love all the lovely purple shades...thanks!

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      yayas 5 years ago

      I never knew there were so many interesting facts about the color purple. I shall never look at purple in quite the same way again.

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      SquarePeaches 6 years ago

      Great Lens - thanks for adding my business card design!

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      Lace9 6 years ago

      Great lens! Am always looking for purple gifts, know some many people who love the colour, nice to have a place of reference next time I'm hunting.

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      Morgannafay 6 years ago

      Brilliant lens. Of course, purple is my favorite color so I'm biased. :)

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      ideadesigns 6 years ago

      Thanks for making this great purple gift lens! LOVE IT.

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      Pixie Copley 6 years ago from UK

      @orange3 lm: Thank you very much, i'm really glad you enjoyed your visit :) purple rain is one of my all tie fav's :)

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      orange3 lm 6 years ago

      I love the color purple and the song purple rain! Beautiful page.

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      Pixie Copley 6 years ago from UK

      @catherinenbrooks: Thank you, glad you enjoyed it :)

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      catherinenbrooks 6 years ago

      wonderful lens.This color is really awesome.

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      Pixie Copley 6 years ago from UK

      @elyria: yay :) thank you very much, glad you enjoyed your visit :)

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      elyria 6 years ago

      My favorite color, love your Lens!

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      Pixie Copley 6 years ago from UK

      @TapIn2U: Thank you Sundae, i'm glad you like it :)

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      TapIn2U 6 years ago

      People who loves the color purple would appreciate this a lot. Great lens! Sundae ;-)

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      rewards4life info 6 years ago

      Purple has always been my favourite colour so this was a pleasure to find. You have so many gifts here and some cool designs.

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      Pixie Copley 6 years ago from UK

      @anonymous: I can't believe some people suffer with purple phobia, it's the most beautiful colour in the world to me!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love purple too, I had no idea there was a name for a purple phobia, learned some new things here today :)

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      love this all purple lens.

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      dfishbac 6 years ago

      Great purple products! Thanks for your generous service.

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      Purple is cool!

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      seashell2 6 years ago

      Awesome collection of purple gifts! :-)

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      DebinSC 6 years ago

      Love purple!! Great job on this lens. So easy on the eyes. :)

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      artinphotography 6 years ago

      Purple has always been my favorite color!

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      Pixie Copley 6 years ago from UK

      @MaryMelindaAnderson: Purple roses are so pretty, thanks for adding your link :)

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      Pixie Copley 6 years ago from UK

      @QuirkySue: Thank you, Purple was my wedding colour too last year :)

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      Pixie Copley 6 years ago from UK

      @rewards4life info: Thank you very much, i don't mind at all :)

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      rewards4life info 6 years ago

      I love color purple & what a super lens! I'll add it to my Purple Flowers page if you don't mind. You did a cracking job!

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      lynnsphotos 6 years ago

      Great lens! Purple is my favorite too! I also had purple hair for a while :) Just a few streaks though.

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      animotaxis 6 years ago

      Very nice lens.

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      QuirkySue 6 years ago

      I used to be a big purple lover too - it was my wedding color! Nice lens.

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      plrang 6 years ago

      Nice idea, a color :)

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      blueangel85 6 years ago

      Awesome color, awesome lens !

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      bebops 6 years ago

      What a great collection of purples! This is a feast for the eyes.

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      MaryMelindaAnderson 6 years ago

      I like purple and lavender. This is an interesting lens. I've just done some designs on Zazzle with a purple rose. I'll add a link to your list. Thanks.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      My company logo's purple.

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      littlewingdesign 6 years ago

      Great collection of purple gifts!

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      EMangl 6 years ago

      ah, with /workshop is your link in the zazzle forum working - nice job here !

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      Arnolda 6 years ago

      What a beautiful lens! I love puple :)

      Arnolda

      www.zazzle.com/funcards

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      pzdesigns 6 years ago

      What a great lens Pixie! Lots of great purple items, videos and fab little bits of info all about purple!

      Thank you so very much for also including my LOL iPad case - much appreciated! <3

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Love purple. Love this lens. Thank you for featuring my shoes :)