Some are on the high street too and some are just online. I have added their location, so you can go as local as you wish. Near me, in my eyes, means UK wide.
I believe, that as long as we shop with an independent retailer in the UK, it will support our economy. That is so important. So too is keeping their uniqueness, variety, creativity, product knowledge, innovation and passion alive.
I hope you find this useful. As we come out of the other side of this pandemic, thriving independent retailers will help get us back on our feet. Shop with them and keep them going for all of us.
Happy browsing and shopping 😊 Barbara
Antique and vintage finds for you, your home or as wonderful gifts. Browse Antique and Vintage products on my directory too.
Maggie Mae’s Vintage : Shrewsbury, Shropshire Vintage clothes, accessories and homeware. Specialising in original fashion, accessories, textiles and homewares from 1920’s to 1960’s. Also a range of reproduction fashion clothing & accessories, and beauty products to complete the range and attire.
Vintage Adornments : Thame, Oxfordshire Vintage hair accessories and belts. Original vintage jewellery handmade into one-off pieces. Unique hair accessories. Ideal for weddings.
Products for babies and children. Lots to make the lives of mum and dad easier too. Browse Babies and Children products on my directory too.
The Easy Learning Shop : Ripon, North Yorkshire Toy shop offering fun games, wooden toys, educational section for all ages, Warhammer for modellers and more. Wooden toys are their speciality, the type that encourage imagination. A traditional toy shop whose toys encourage children to find different ways to play. Learning as they play. Catering for a wide age range, from babies to teens.
Bear Hunt Books : Bebington, Merseyside Children’s independent book shop. So many brilliant books for all ages from babies to young adults. Wide, carefully selected range in each age range. Fiction, non-fiction, activity books and workbooks. Also book subscription service available, a lovely gift or great to develop a child’s love of reading.
eatsleepdoodle : Salisbury, Wiltshire Colour, create, learn. Fun, educational textile gifts from pencil cases to bags, tablecloths to pillowcases. Doodle and colour then when you are done simply wash them and the ink disappears ready to be used again. Hours and hours of fun including the new colour and learn range.
Three Boys Rock : Great Witley, Worcestershire A collection of fun, sometimes quirky, gifts and lifestyle products aimed at (but not exclusively for) boys age 7 to 15. Original and fun gifts, games and gadgets. For a variety of interests – sporty, techy, creative or other kind of them. Find the perfect solution for this awkward to buy for age group.
Babi Pur : Porthmadog, Gwynedd Ethical shopping for kids. Friendly shop selling wonderful fair trade, ethical, organic, natural, waste reduction and responsibly sourced products for all the family. Ethical brands all in one place. Organic clothing, toys, eco living, cloth nappies, baby and nursery items, carriers & slings, and parental & maternity products. Selling some great brands.
Willow Boutique : Stockbridge, Edinburgh Women and baby boutique. They sell baby gifts and clothing, wooden toys, cards, womenswear and accessories. They love supporting local and many of their products are supplied by local designers.
Little Nutkins : Llangan, South Glamorgan They are a family run online store selling toys, clothes and accessories for children. Products both you and your kids will love! They make it easy for you to find good quality, unique children’s products.
Good Things : Exeter, Devon They offer a range of unusual and fun gifts and toys for children which are kind to the environment and fair to the people who make them, so you know the positive impact goes far beyond the person receiving the gift. They provide people with fun, ethical and sustainable choices that grow the livelihoods of those facing challenge.
Beezes : Devizes, Wiltshire A gift and kid’s shop with a focus on ethically sourced British designs. They sell clothing, accessories, toys and gifts for babies and children.
She Could Sew She Did : Cheshire Clothes for children, made by hand. Beautiful clothes in classically timeless vintage style. Perfect for a gift as well as an outfit for your own child. You can choose your fabric.
Sienna Apparel : Leeds, Yorkshire An eco-friendly breastfeeding brand for mums who want to be able to feed in style but without the faff. Breastfeeding jumpsuits, t-shirts and sweatshirts all made from 100% organic cotton.
Babel Babies : Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Language education through multilingual music and games. Helping parents explore languages with their children by sourcing the best and brightest toys, games and music in language education.
The Sidlaw Hare : Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire Story books for children. Introducing Kamishibai a new kind of storytelling. A traditional Japanese storytelling method reimagined for modern families. Books for bigger and brighter worlds.
Dino Dino : Norwich, Norfolk Founded by a Norwich mum of 2 dino-loving boys, Dino Dino is an online shop selling cool and unique dinosaur toys, books, gifts and more…. for kids and grownups.
Great Little Rewards : Carnforth, Lancashire On trend, high quality pocket money toys and little rewards for kids. Including collectables, stationary, activities and classroom resources. Lots of must have gadgets too.
Kids Belt Club : Edinburgh A range of easy to use alternatives to traditional style children’s belts. All child friendly, designed with your little ones in mind. Individually handmade. Choose colour, style and size.
A Little Bit Dotty : Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire Gift store for mums, babies and little ones. The dotty collection have been selected to help navigate the wonderful, crazy journey of motherhood. Fun, practical and a little bit different.
Milly’ O : Wells, Somerset A fun, bright and comfortable baby and toddler clothing brand. Inspired by the love of animals, worn by the adventurous little explorers. Handmade in the best fabrics, so that they are long lasting and can be passed down.
Some amazing beauty, body and well-being products. Browse Beauty, Pampering, Health and Wellbeing products on my directory too.
Little Soap Company : Broadway, Worcestershire A gorgeous range of all-natural, organic, cruelty free and vegan soaps. Pure natural products that are kind to you and the environment. The range includes soap bars (including shampoo bar, sensitive skin facial bar, exfoliating bar, shaving bar and moisturising hand and body bar), liquid handsoap, bubble bath, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, hand and body lotion and Little Beast soap for your dogs. The also have some lovely candles and a soap making school.
JustBe Botanicals : Edinburgh JustBe wellbeing range of holistic products. JustBe have created a natural range for the face, body and home. Including spa treatments, herbal teas and chocolate. The products smell amazing, are emotionally nourishing and packed full of therapeutic benefits. Every JustBe product is lovingly made by hand in Scotland using purely natural ingredients.
The range is extensive and all enhance wellbeing.
The Oil Hut : Tiverton, Devon. Hand made natural body oils and award winning diffusers for the home. Their range includes Ease It Oil for joints, Bugs Away, sleep range and long lasting diffusers.
Nura Skincare : Tiverton, Devon. Naturally nourishing skin nutrition. Created using clinically proven natural and organic ingredients protecting your skin from environmental damage. Blended with essential vitamins, anti-oxidising botanical extracts and nourishing Omega 3-6-9 plant oils. Hydrating, firming and replenishing skin. Wide range of beauty products for face and body. Candles too.
The Dartmoor Skincare Co. : Plymouth, Devon Skincare and hair products, cruelty free and vegan friendly. All products are primarily made from naturally derived ingredients, including cold pressed organic oils and unrefined organic butters. Full of vitamins, mineral, antioxidants, phytonutrients and fatty acids. Organic essential oils are used to create uplifting and refreshing, or balancing and calming blends.
Oswestry Herbarium : Oswestry, Shropshire Medical herbalist. A wide range of herbs, supplements, natural beauty products and herbal remedies for animals too. Herbs in various forms; tinctures, dried, capsules and some fresh plants. Provide expert guidance and an impressive range of herbal and homeopathic remedies, vitamins, minerals, culinary herbs and spices, natural shampoos, soap and a whole lot more.
Plum and Ashby : Fareham, Hampshire Bath and body, gifts and home fragrances. They create beautifully designed, high quality products for your home with an aesthetic that is clean, simple, elegant and considered. Their home and body collections are inspired by and celebrate their love of the British countryside. Made in England and enriched with the countryside.
Seekology : Richmond, London Beauty and wellbeing brands. They seek out remarkable, independent brands to share on their curated website. When you buy from Seekology, you choose to support creativity, independent business and entrepreneurship.
Independent boutiques for clothes, bags, footwear and jewellery. Lots of different styles. Browse Clothes and Accessories items on my directory too.
Belle-Modelle : Dorchester, Dorset Fashion and lifestyle store, bursting with colour, style and a lot of fun. A colourful collection of clothing, accessories, furniture, home decor and glorious lifestyle gifts. Mad for colour, crazy on pattern and a passion for making spaces beautiful. Men’s clothes too. Gorgeous affordable fashion range for all ages. Beautiful designs, fashion and lifestyle.
Braver Than I Knew : Hatherleigh, Devon Easy wear clothing range with an empowering message for brave people. It is important to acknowledge how brave we have been when we have come through adversity. Braver Than I Knew slogan on a range of tops. Plus an angel keyring with the same message, mug, beanie hat, dog bandana, bag and a gorgeous teddy. Tee for the men too.
Colmers Hill Fashion : Bridport, Dorset An award winning independent online women’s fashion boutique. Searching out clothes that flatter and feel good to wear, with an eye for the unusual in designer clothing. Choosing beautiful fabrics and cuts. Extensive range of labels stocked including Sandwich Clothing, Marble, Ralston, Out of Xile, Joseph Ribkoff, Rino & Pelle, Beate Heymann, Elsewhere, Vetono, From My Mother’s Garden, Tinta Style, Soaked in Luxury, A Postcard From Brighton and so many more.
Luxe Designers : London An online boutique offering luxurious, beautifully designed, timeless leather handbags. Affordable prices, without compromising on quality. The range includes a fresh contemporary collection of independent, unique handbags from some exciting talented designers. Sourced and hand crafted in Italy by artisans and family run small factories. A hand picked collection of talented brands.
La Vida Boutique : Horsham, West Sussex Ladies fashion and accessories specialising in affordable luxury. Collections are in limited quantities allowing customers to enjoy unique pieces and an ever evolving range to choose from. Fabulous dresses, something for your every day wardrobe and unique and quirky to spice up your wardrobe.
Ti2 Titanium Jewellery : Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire Jewellery shop. Beautiful titanium rings and jewellery, individually handcrafted. The Ti2 Titanium range is designed and made from commercially pure titanium, gemstones and precious metals. Every item is made to order with love, care and attention to detail. Rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, bangles and cufflinks.
Vintage Mandy Lou : Wickford, Essex Retro and vintage inspired fashion. Collection of new boutique clothing and accessories. Glamorous styles designed to compliment your curves. Founded in 2017 selling a wide range of accessories and clothes. Dresses, blouses, jewellery, accessories, jackets, skirts, petticoats, shorts, tops and much more. All inspired by vintage and retro fashion. Some wonderfully unique pieces designed and made by Vintage Mandy Lou.
Quince Jewellery : Winchester, Hampshire. A collection of jewellery that you can wear everyday. Modern yet with a nod to historical collections. Every piece is hand made with natural hand-cut stones, making every piece unique.. The stones are cut in India in Johri Bazar or Jaipur. A small workshop in Pune make some of the pieces, others are made at their own workshop in Winchester. A unique collection.
Fifty5a : Totnes, Devon Clothes for men and women. Selling clothes for men and women of all ages. Stylish, unique and irresistible clothes for looking and feeling good whilst going about life. Choose your style. How you dress impacts on how you feel and how you are perceived. Also stocking scents, jewellery and other accessories.
Anne L’Or : Wimbledon, London Jewellery. Handmade and personalised jewellery. Truly unique and beautiful designs. Personalised pieces are individually engraved by hand. Bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Colourful, gemstone and Liberty collections. Beautiful pieces to cherish.
Resin & Rose : Ratby, Leicestershire Jewellery designed and handmade in Leicestershire. Each pieces beautifully combines various forms, textures and colours to create something truly unique. A bespoke service is also available to capture tiny objects, held safe in beautifully shiny resin. The collection includes bangles, brooches, necklaces, rings, earrings and children’s necklaces.
Judith Brown Jewellery : Leek, Staffordshire Jewellery in the style of ultra feminine, elegant and infinitely wearable. Inspired by the elegance and detailed finish of Edwardian and Victorian jewellery. Lots of wearable collections, each one very different. Wedding collections too including bespoke designs for the brides hair.
The Holiday Shop London : London Accessories for everyone. Dry bags, towels, funshine bags, air loungers, money belts, wallets, T-Shirts, sunglasses, watches and lots more accessories. Stylish lifestyle accessories, a core range for those who love sports, leisure and holidays. Practical, fun, stylish accessories for all.
Hug Hug : Tring, Hertfordshire Stylish and relaxed organic clothing. Cashmere and sheepskin accessories including luxury hot water bottles and Huggables. All selected with care. Their sweatshirts and tees are made from the softest organic cotton and lines from sustainable plantations.
One of a Kind Club : Norwich, Norfolk Confidence inspiring affordable jewellery, great for a feel good factor for yourself or as a gift. This contemporary jewellery brand aim to inspire confidence and celebrate individuality through fun statement pieces that make an impact. Each piece of jewellery has been hand crafted making them funky and distinctive.
Love Style Magpie : Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire Clothing, jewellery and accessories. They aim to bring together curated collections of beautiful accessories and apparel. They find gorgeous pieces that are different, super stylish and perfect for your capsule wardrobe! You can even book one to one or group virtual style sessions!
Lisa Angel : Norwich, Norfolk They are dedicated to designing and sourcing unique and beautiful jewellery and gifts all at affordable prices. They pride themselves on selling exceptionally high-quality jewellery, accessories and homeware items that inspire, and with their growing personalised range are truly unique to you the recipient.
Velvet and Rose : Petersfield, Hampshire Women’s clothing and accessories from a variety of brands. They have styles to suit everyone’s taste and budget as they like to welcome everyone and price items as what they would want to pay! Their brands span across clothing, jewellery, handbags and small gifts. They also sell luxury vegan leather bags at great prices.
Dragonfly Boutique : Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire Women’s clothing, jewellery and accessories. They pride themselves on carefully selecting some of the best collections from the top labels in fashion. Wide range of brands available.
Artichoke : Swaffham, Norfolk Clothing and accessories boutique. Stylish casual clothing designed for women aged 35+. They want their customers to feel fabulous. Sourcing items from across Europe to create a unique range.
Elif Köse Boutique : Brighton, East Sussex Clothes and accessories boutique. Award winning timeless collection of elegant womenswear. Casual wear, office dresses, stunning evening wear, trouser suits and unique vintage collections.
Ivy and Ginger : Staffordshire Fun and quirky hand painted wooden jewellery. If you are looking for a quirky piece of jewellery that is a bit different, you can’t go wrong with their items.
Nordic Muse : Manchester An own label jewellery and branded Nordic lifestyle collective.Their jewellery is inspired by the calm and simplicity of Scandinavian design. Their jewellery collection features minimalist necklaces, stacked rings and geometric pieces.
Hoboko : York, North Yorkshire Kikoy clothing company. Their products are inspired by the fabulous vibrancy of Africa, evocative of the sun and sea of the Indian Ocean. In addition to sarongs they sell a wide selection of men’s board shorts and unisex trousers that are essential for any wardrobe. They also sell towels, dressing gowns, accessories and womenswear.
Ssolo London : Balham, London They sell contemporary, handmade and bespoke jewellery, bracelets and necklaces. Their jewellery comes from Southern Spain in a variety of beautiful colours and designs.
Roo’s Beach : Porth, Cornwall Fashion and lifestyle store. Feel great and have fun with their inspiration. An eclectic mix of stylish fashion, footwear, accessories and lifestyle products from lots of great brands.
Universe of Us : London Fashion and lifestyle, a concept store. Wide range of clothing, footwear, accessories, jewellery, home and gift items. Lots of great brands stocked.
Anna Calvert Jewellery : Desborough, Northamptonshire Handmade silver jewellery that is simple and stylish. Designs inspired by the British countryside. Using a mix of luxurious leather and silver to create stunning jewellery.
Dreamers Who Travel : Bradford, West Yorkshire Apparel and accessories inspired by a love of travel. For those in a constant state of wanderlust with clothing and home accessories, to share a love for seeing the world- or dreaming about it.
Chicabella Boutique : Balham, London A selection of women’s bags, accessories and jewellery with a bohemian feel. They also have a selection of gifting items. Colourful, high quality product collection.
Ula : Hayle and St Ives, Cornwall Clothing and accessories. Offers a collection of sustainably produced, locally imagined and generally finely made products for every age and attitude drawing on both traditional and vintage designs or bang up to date contemporary styling.
Eloise B Jewellery Designs : Mitcham, Surrey A unique handcrafted jewellery boutique, creating jewellery and accessories for you and your loved ones. Made with sterling silver and genuine gemstones, with the option of personalisation on many items.
Limezest Jewellery : Newbury, Berkshire Jewellery. Sterling silver gemstone and personalised jewellery. Also a range of solid gold pieces. For men and women. Some beautiful and special items.
Sally’s Sunflowers : Stourbridge, West Midlands A collection of eco silver jewellery, responsibly sourced and organic cotton clothing and accessories. Inspired by Sally who always turned her face towards the sunshine in search of the light.
Some wonderful shops selling craft and hobby supplies. Browse Craft and Hobby products on my directory too.
Beyond Measure : Todmorden, West Yorkshire An online shop selling beautiful things for folk who make. The collection is carefully chosen and sourced from talented craftspeople and the best small companies. Quality tools and gifts for makers. Fine leather goods, wooden needle cases, exclusive sewing patterns, scissors and cutting tools, tool boxes, tape measures, hole punches, embroidery samplers and much more. Treasures, practical tools and making related things. A beautiful shop.
Isle of Auskerry : Kirkwall, Orkney Yarns, knitting kits, handwoven blankets and sheep skin rugs. All from a 600 strong flock of sheep on the Orkney Isle Auskerry. The knitting kits include scarves, hats, headbands, wrist warmers, cushions and lots more. Includes all that you need to complete a beautiful piece of knitting. The yarns are either natural colour or hand dyed into some gorgeous shades. Their hand woven blankets are very special and in gorgeous, Auskerry inspired colours. The sheepskin rugs are from the unique seaweed eating breed of sheet reared on the isle. A unique and special range.
Simply Ribbons : Llanrhaeadr Y M, Powys Ribbons of all kinds. An extensive range of ribbons. For all crafts, for all occasions and a huge array of uses. They also have a brilliant selection of ribbon craft kits and some ribbon bundles. Every colour, theme, material and style you can imagine. Personalised printed ribbon too. An amazing collection for a multitude of uses. Large selection of Wedding Ribbons, Christmas Ribbons and craft ribbons. Ribbons for decoration, wrapping and crafting.
Foxglove and Field : Lincolnshire Pattern weights. Individually made by hand. Bobbin shaped pattern weights, perfect for keeping your pattern in place when tracing or cutting. They look gorgeous too. Each weight has a solid steel core and weights 130g each. Choose from a wide range of colourful beautiful fabric designs. Pin cushions in a wooden cotton reel design with different gorgeous fabrics.
Lucy Locket Land : Sunderland, Tyne and Wear Yarn, craft kits and craft shop. Selling stunning yarn, craft kits, sewing supplies, books and magazines. So many craft kits created by Lucy Locket. Little Cotton Rabbit range, mitts and sock knitting kits, crochet kit ducklings, craft house kits, and sewing hexie kits. A collection of vintage table linen too and a beautiful fair isle knit collection.
Sewisfaction : Wokingham, Berkshire Sewing shop. Fabric and sewing studio focused on beautiful dressmaking fabric, inspiring sewing patterns and unique haberdashery products. Some wonderful sewing kits available too and some sewing related gift ideas.
The Make Arcade : Salisbury, Wiltshire DIY craft kits, sewing kits and haberdashery. They create little kits of DIY loveliness with a modern touch using lots of different sewing techniques and materials. They also stock a range of cute accessories, scissors, sewing kits and more!
Craft by Nature : Kent They sell natural vegan lip balms and make your own bathbomb and make your own lipbalm kits. They’re eco-friendly, use high quality natural ingredients and are suitable for children aged 6+ and adults.
Really Maria : East Dulwich, London Independent, retail haberdashery shop. They sell fabric, yarns, gifts, and books. For all your quilting, patchwork, sewing, knitting, crochet and costume making needs!
The Fold Line : London Sewing pattern shop and online sewing community. They are a one stop shop for all your dressmaking pattern needs. For people who love sewing and making their own clothes.
Tilly and the Buttons : South London Sewing patterns and books. Easy to use patterns help you to create adorable clothes you will be proud to say you made yourself. Even if you are new to sewing. Wide range of patterns available all with refreshingly clear instructions.
Sew Hayley Jane : Romsey, Hampshire Join them to receive a monthly surprise gift of fabric, buttons, ribbons, trims and much more! The boxes vary in price and there’s no contract so you can start and stop your sewing subscription at any time!
The Makers Marks : Folkestone, Kent Needlepoint and Cross Stitch kits. Their designs fuse cute retro regalia with a contemporary aesthetic. Choose from full kits with all you need included or just the canvas.
Shops selling lots of great food and drink. Many make their own products. Others have an amazing palette for selecting the most delicious offering. Browse Food and Drink products on my directory too.
Morrish & Banham : Dorchester, Dorset Home of great wine, beer, spirits and cider. A wine merchant with an extensive range of expertly chosen, characterful wines from across the world. All great value. A well chosen selection of gin and other spirits, focusing on the artisan, local and unusual. Real ales and ciders too. They pride themselves on helping you find exactly what you need for any occasion, from your daily tipple to wedding wines.
Totem Tea Shop : Dorking, Surrey Delicious organic, ethical tea. Plastic-free and vegan. Loose or bags. 24 original recipes prepared by hand in the Surrey Hills. Gorgeous flavours including exotic strawberry green tea, spiced vanilla black tea, cinnamon rooibos, soothing sweet chamomile. All their teas come with their signature smiley eco packaging, give your cupboard a smile. Packed with lots of health benefits too.
The Meat Man : Oswestry, Shropshire Local butchers who sell quality meat from both their shop and their extensive range online delivered direct to your door. Quality meat at the right price is their commitment. The butchers began back in 2009 when father and son team began their shop and selling to restaurants and hotels. They began online a few years ago.
Bad Brownie : Richmond, London Amazing gourmet brownies. Fudgiest, gooiest, tastiest and as decadent as they can make them. Baked in super delicious flavours including salted caramel, peanut butter, triple chocolate, bacon & maple syrup and more. Boxes of brownies delivered directly to you.
Corvett & Stone : Henley on Thames Chocolate shop. All recipes and products are made using French chocolate. Renowned for its luxurious quality and high cocoa content. They created all their recipes from scratch. They make extremely bubbly cinder toffee and light & fluffy marshmallows. Wide collection of chocolate products available from boxes of truffles to chocolate animals.
Little Chocolate Teapot : Daventry, Northhamptonshire Chocolate shop. Born from a passion for all things chocolate. Made with the finest Belgian chocolate, adding their flair for flavour. Fresh handmade products including speciality chocolate bars. All handmade, individually finished and hand wrapped. Perfect for lots of occasions, wedding favours available, you can choose your own unique flavour and chocolate shape.
Miss TeaSmith : London Tea with bold and intriguing flavours, with Sri Lankan flair. Rich, lush and whimsical. Their blends have fusion and culture at the very heart of them. Made lovingly with style and care.
Freestar : London Award winning alcohol free beer. Freestar is a fresh take on beer, made without ever fermenting and therefore like no other on the planet. A beer that tastes so good it won an award.
GARDENS, GARDENING AND OUTDOORS
Whether you like to do the garden or sit in it (or both) here are some great shops. Outdoors related too. More the relaxing outdoors type of products and bringing the outdoors in. Browse Home and Garden products on my directory too.
Denys & Fielding : Hunton, Kent Celebrating life outside. Sustainable gifts for gardeners and garden lovers. Deck chairs and deck chair hire for wedding and parties. Their love of gardens spreads a little plant based happiness with their range of gifts and services. At the heart of their family business is a love of outdoors and a passion for making beautiful sustainable gardeners gifts.
Wiggly Wigglers : Blakemere, Herefordshire Extensive range of birdfood and all things composting. Farm produced Great British Birdfood perfect for our garden birds and a good quality hen mix too. Many of their seed mixes are grown on their own farm. They also offer live worms. Lots of composting products too for both worm composting and bokashi composting. They have the brilliant Urbalive composter, a worm composter. They know all about composting and have everything you need.
Unique and thoughtful gift shops. Useful and beautifully designed stationery. Browse Gifts and Stationery products on my directory too.
Cordelia’s House of Treasures : Whitchurch, Shropshire Supporting British quality and creativity. Unique gifts for the home, family and friends. Includes gift boxes and monthly subscription boxes wrapped in recycleable packaging. Brands include Lua Designs, Clovelly Soap, The Art File, Nathalie Bond Skincare, Caroline Gardner, Powder and Busy B Stationery. Proud to support British design.
Daffodowndilly : Shrewsbury, Shropshire Beautiful designs on stationery, accessories and tops. Design and create greetings cards, hand bound notebooks, organic cotton printed T-shirts, enamel and wooden pins, stickers and positivity postcards, cross stitch patterns and jewellery kits. All designs are inspired by positivity, the natural world and the joy of having a good laugh with friends.
from you to me : Bath, Somerset The authentic creator of beautiful and emotive gift books and journals. Gifts to celebrate special occasions, inspire people to reflect on, capture and share precious memories and stories. Cherished moments, bringing people closer together. Many of the products can be personalised. Journals, notebooks, memory books and more.
Poppy Treffry : St Ives, Cornwall Quirky and beautifully sewn and machine embroidered products, designed directly from sketches of everyday life in Cornwall. Handmade in sunny Cornwall by a team of ladies throughout the county. The range includes bags, accessories, homewares, stationery, badges and storage pots. A wide variety of gorgeous designs and beautifully hand made products.
The Chiswick Gift Company : Chiswick, London A little design studio bursting with creative gift ideas for everyone, all year round and for all special occasions. Whether it is a unique gift for her, cool gifts for him, fun gifts for kids, quirky gifts for them, or inspirational gifts for everyone. Notebooks, journals, memory books, year books, activity books, inspiring enamel pins, sew on patches and so much more. Quirky sayings, inspiring slogans and fun words all in great designs.
The Little Hamper Company : Bourne, Lincolnshire Creators of luxury, individual hamper gift boxes filled with amazing products from small businesses, many based in Lincolnshire. Each hamper is in a luxury box, finished with a ribbon and a personal message. Wide range available for all occasions, male and female, such wonderful treats. A contemporary twist on the traditional hamper. Make your own hampers available too, with a wide range of gifts to choose from.
Unique Planners by Pirongs : Newton Abbot, Devon Design your own planners and stationery. The planners can be personalised inside and on the cover. Choose your style, pages and the start date. Life planners, wedding planners and teacher planners. Plus other stationery; personalised desk pads, notepads, notebooks, mugs and bottles. Wedding guest books too. So many different ways you can make them personal with your own designs, pictures and words.
Vixendale Gifts : Thirsk, North Yorkshire A lovely shop selling entirely British-made gifts, all with an animal or countryside theme. Sourced from small companies and individual designers creators to ensure the offering is unique and special. The range includes sculptures, cushions, kitchen textiles. stationery & cards, prints, tableware, jewellery and decorative items. Also a selection of Thirsk themed gifts and some eco products too.
Nola Gifts : Hastings, East Sussex Personalised gifts for all of life’s special occasions. A wide and diversified range of wonderful gifts. Unique and unusual and you can add your own special personalised touch. A range of products that you will love to give. Gifts for all ages, all occasions, male and female.
Sister Sister : Oswestry, Shropshire Gift shop. Digital prints with heartwarming quotes and family member sayings. Wide range of pin badges in unique Sister Sister designs. Ceramic hearts with special birthday messages. Ceramic mugs with unique designs, perfect as gifts. Printed cotton tea towels and bags. All in Sister Sister designs.
Georgina Kay Designs : Sutton, London Personalised gifts. Unique personalised gifts for all seasons and all occasions. Wide range for all ages, male or female, family and friends. In particular Christmas. Thoughtful gifts and personalised keepsakes. From baubles to soft toys, badges, keyrings, mugs, tins, water bottles, clothing and lots lots more. New designs being added all the time.
Print Circus : Lichfield, Staffordshire Boutique studio producing luxurious printed products and design. Supplying art, prints, cards, gift wrap and stationery. All designs and artwork are created by Fay Shoesmith. Eclectic range of beautifully crafted, design led products.
Marbletree : Ulverston, Cumbria Beautiful and unique personalised gifts. They design, create and source products that are carefully hand crafted from beautiful quality marble, slate and wood. Each item is personalised in their Cumbrian workshop. Extensive wedding gift range and a wide range for all occasions.
Don’t Buy Her Flowers : Brimingham, West Midlands Thoughtful gifts for any occasion. A thoughtful alternative to flowers. Gift packages for anyone who deserves something lovely, tailored just for them. Create a bespoke package that perfectly suits the person you are sending it to.
Busy B : Edinburgh Carefully crafted stationary and gifts to tame the mayhem of modern life! They sell lovely diaries, calendars, notebooks, pens and stationary to help organise your busy lives.
Early Bird Designs : Stoke Newington, London Greeting card, party and gift shop. They design and publish their own greeting card range, carefully select and sell gifts they love from other small suppliers and wholeheartedly support their community through various events.
Wonky Wheel : Finchingfield, Essex Art and craft gallery. Welcome to Wonky Wheel gallery the home of all things beautiful, featuring affordable handmade and original artwork by local artists and craft makers.
Filthy Soup : Leeds, Yorkshire Greeting cards, postcards and badges. They sell artwork inspired by dining table conversations, to add a little brightness to life – and because colouring is good for the soul!
Doodlemoo : Surrey They are an award winning lifestyle brand who create art prints, accessories and stationary for the playful souls. All of their designs and prints are original, high quality and made with love.
That Girl in Green : Battersea, London Lovingly sourced, high quality, handmade and eco friendly gifts. Ceramic artist, green obsessed. Sourcing and designing environmentally friendly gifts. Accessories, home decor, illustrations and more.
Perkins and Morley : Arnside, Cumbria Add a slice of style to your home with their collections of greeting cards, homeware, gifts and accessories. Beautiful designs lovingly made in the uk.
Catherine Colebrook : Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Beautiful designs and gifts. They sell pictures, purses, eye masks, mugs and placemats that spark hope, joy and wonder.
The St. Ives Co : St Ives, Cornwall A gift shop that celebrates the best bits of St Ives (and the surrounding areas.) They sell artwork, jewellery, homeware and kids toys.
Martha Brook London : London Delightfully individual stationary to inspire, uplift and enchant. With an increasing collection of original designs to choose from, all of their products can be fully personalised to be as unique as the person they’re bought for. Their range includes: notebooks, diaries, planners, journals, guest books, keepsake cards, message tokens and their iconic range of love notes.
Ellie Good Illustration : Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire Colourful, hand-drawn, painted and geometric illustrations made into homewares and paper goods. With the aim of bringing smiles to people’s faces and keeping the planet happy.
East Gifting Outfit : Bow, East London Sends stylish and cheekily branded gift boxes, featuring drinks from East London brewers and distillers, to give your special someone a little EGO boost.
Chameleon and Co : Kidlington, Oxfordshire Designers of fabulous letterbox gifts and accessories including enamel pins and key rings. Send hugs, special messages and thinking of you gifts.
Stamped With Love : Havant, Hampshire Hand stamped bespoke gifts for extraordinary people. They create gifts that will make you smile. Key rings, trainer tags, jewellery, decorations, plant markers, book marks, tie clips and more.
Rachel J Designs : Aberdeen, Scotland Unique handmade and personalised gifts, cards and stationary to celebrate all of lifes special moments. From birthdays to graduations, gifts for kids and gifts for friends. Special handmade gifts.
Holdall & Co : Corby, Northamptonshire Personalised gifts from leather. Individually handmade accessories for you, your gadgets and your home. Combining design, functionality and craftsmanship. Something for everyone.
South : Lindfield, Sussex Mindful living store. Products and gift sets for wellbeing and mindful living. Hammam towels and throws, lunar calendars, mood cards, aromatherapy oil and more.
Home decor, homewares, kitchen accessories and more. Browse Home and Garden products on my directory too.
Injabulo : Stamford, Lincolnshire Shop for high quality handmade fair trade baskets, sourced directly from makers across the continent of Africa. Each basket is handmade and so is totally unique. Baskets for so many different uses in and outside of the home. Shopping baskets, stash baskets, laundry and log baskets. Baskets for bread and fruit, cycle baskets and wonderful beautifully decorative baskets. Wide range of colours, sizes, materials and designs. A lovely and extensive range.
Surface Candy : Fakenham, Norfolk Design and make furniture knobs. Unique hand decorated wooden knobs. Adding colour, style and fun to your home and furniture. Wide range of designs from traditional to colourful, retro to floral, fun to personal and plenty more in between. For adding personality and the perfect finish to your furniture and home design. Furniture and door knobs can be made to your own particular design or theme too.
Yellow Room Designs : Leeds, West Yorkshire Ceramic coasters in a range of designs, suitable for a wide range of home decor schemes. Handmade using a technique similar to decoupage which involves patterned paper and layers of varnish, making them heat and water resistant. Wide range of designs and colours. Ceramic with a cork backing. Quality materials used, unique designs and each individually decorated by hand.
The Seasonal Touch : Edinburgh Online home and gift shop. A carefully curated collection to help you create your own little sanctuary at home and some fabulous treats for gifts. Products are sourced from fellow independents and UK small businesses as much as possible. A focus on sustainable and environmentally friendly products too.
Dustbag : Derby, Derbighshire Vacuum cleaner bags. One of the UK’s leading online retailer of vacuum cleaner accessories. Vast product range with over 900 different types of vacuum bags, filters, accessories and cleaning products. Same day dispatch. Dustbag have been trading online since 2003 and have a vast amount of product knowledge.
Bee Wrapped : Totnes, Devon Beeswax food wraps. High-quality, long lasting beeswax food wraps that are both practical and pretty. Their unique formula contains sustainable beeswax, pine resin and organic jojoba oil, resulting in sticky and resilient wraps that protect your food and are easy to look after. Made with 100% cotton in eye-catching designs.
Polkadot Parsley : Wallingford, Oxfordshire Ceramic oven to tableware and coated table linen. Designers of this elegant ceramic ovenware , created for practical use from oven to table. Oven to table dishes, platters, jugs and dippers. High glaze, easy clean. Coated linen tablecloth, wipeable and washable. All ovenware is designed and produced by Polkadot Parsley.
Spirals : Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire Homewares, clothing, accessories, gifts and crafts. Ethically traded and UK products which are earth friendly. Wide range of products from gardening, home decor, homewares, clothing for all ages, toys, crafts, accessories, crafts, stationery and gifts. Collection of eco living products for all areas of your life.
IzziRainey : Foulsham, Norfolk Home textiles homeware and decor. The textile company is based on a farm where the designs are created and made into high quality homeware and interior products. Distinctive bold and fresh designs, many inspired by farm life. Stationery, prints and accessories such as purses and wash bags available too.
Indigo and Rose : High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire Homeware and gifts inspired by the great outdoors and all things natural. Cushions, lampshades, handmade lavender scented gifts, quirky furnishings and the softest woollen throws. Many items are made from an eclectic mix of heritage and vintage fabrics reworked with originality.
Otto Trading : Acton, London Home interiors shop. Eclectic products both new and vintage that look stylish and effortless. Glassware, candles, soft homewares, jewellery, bath and body products and beautiful vintage products for the home. The vintage items are personally sourced by Liz, Otto’s owner, she regularly travels to France and antique markets in the UK.
Isle of Auskerry : Auskerry, Orkney Island Homeware, crafts and accessories. Lovely sheepskin rugs and blankets, Knit-It! kits, wall hangings and accessories including yarn and buttons. The products are completely sustainable, from an artisan craft producer in Orkney.
RE : Corbridge, Northumberland Lifestyle and home accessories. They sell an eclectic mix of the RAre, REmarkable, REcycled, REscued and REstored – furniture and objects for the home.
Rose and Grey : Altrincham, Cheshire They curate an extensive collection of design-led homeware and made to order furniture from the UK, Europe and beyond. This eclectic collection includes distressed vintage leather furniture, mirrors, art prints, wallpapers, wall-art, lighting, rugs, cushions, bags, jewellery and a seriously cool kid’s range.
Susie Watson Designs : Marlborough, Wiltshire Homeware and furniture. Their range of handmade products are made to endure and designed to enjoy. They are founded on the belief that using beautiful, handmade things everyday can be a source of great pleasure.
Cloudberry Living : Falmouth, Cornwall Home interiors and design. They have carefully chosen iconic Scandinavian designer brands as well as emerging new designers. They sell products to personalise your home and enrich your everyday lifestyle, Scandi style.
Ohelo Bottle : London They sell 100% leak proof insulated water bottles and tumblers that are designed in the UK for busy people on the go. They’re making beautiful reusables the new normal.
Salt and Steel : Oxford, Oxfordshire Monochrome furniture and home accessories. Many of their items are handmade in the UK by talented craftspeople. They have created a stunning collection of furniture and homeware to add class and interest to any home.
These Two Hands : Bristol, Avon They sell a carefully curated collection of beautiful, hand crafted homeware, gifts and accessories that bring nature into your home. All of their products have a story and are made with love, using natural and sustainable materials.
Laura Elizabeth Illustrations : Doncaster, South Yorkshire Producer of premium fine art prints, gifts and homewares. Laura specialises in beautifully hand illustrated products which focus on the natural world and it’s amazing creatures!
Ironbridge Candle Co : Ironbridge, Shropshire Luxury handmade home fragrance products. They make a range of products including: candles, reed diffusers, room mists, tea lights and home accessories. Also hand poured liquid soaps and hand lotions.
Lift Store : Southwold, Suffolk An independent home accessory and lifestyle shop that’s devoted to sourcing and creating well-designed, functional items for your home and for you. Everything they stock is bold, bright and uplifting and often Danish or Japanese inspired.
Mushroom London : Wiltshire They sell carefully selected and sourced products for the home, based on a calm palette with an emphasis on their signature colour, “mushroom.” Some of their products include: glassware, storage, candles, towels and dog beds.
The Spitalfields Candle Company : London They are a small English candle company based in the heart of London. They make 100% natural soy candles that shine more brightly than others.
Mike Greatbanks Art : Liverpool Original paintings and art prints. Art to enthral, stimulate and trigger memories. In watercolour, oil and acrylic. A variety of subjects.
Let’s Go Plastic Free : Carnforth, Lancashire Simple lifestyle swaps to help you reduce your plastic footprint. Wide range from home, laundry and cleaning, beauty, little ones, out and about, food and drink and lots more.
Bee Green Wraps : Carnforth, Lancashire Organic beeswax wraps: high quality, long lasting and compostable. They look beautiful and smell great. Reusable wraps for so many uses.
Mummys Bubble : Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire Creating and selling bespoke home decor items made from natural wool. Including Felt Ball Garlands, Mobiles, Felt Flowers and Crafting materials. They provide a crafting and gifting service.
Nutmeg Studio : Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire Unique high-quality wall stickers. An easy way to add a personal touch to your home decor. Quick and easy to apply, they can transform your home in a matter of minutes. They can be used on most surfaces.
Sparkle Lighting : Seer Green, Buckinghamshire Lighting store offering sparkly lights for indoor, outdoor, children and wedding lights. Lighting can make such a big difference to space and mood. Hand picked beautiful lights from all over Europe.
Cornish Magpie : Helston, Cornwall Design led contemporary homewares and gifts with a hint of Cornwall. Inspired by the coastline and landscape of the South West. Wide range including placemats, coasters and tea towels.
V-Eco Food Wraps : Liverpool Vegan friendly, waxed, eco-friendly food wraps. An alternative to single-use plastic. Handmade and infused with just 3 natural ingredients: candelilla wax, jojoba oil and tree resin. A range of wraps for different jobs.
CLNRY Cookware : London Premium branded cookware and kitchenware, specialising in professional quality products for the at-home chef. Cookware, knives, cast-iron skillets, utensils and more.
Pet tags, dog leads, dog food and lots more. All things pet. Browse Pet products on my directory too.
Hoobynoo : Ramsgate, Kent Pet tags (the cutest on the internet) for dogs, cats and horses. Also a range of personalised pet and pet owner gifts, including bowls, collars, pet portraits, mugs, memorial gifts, Christmas decorations and much more. Dog tags are personalised by dog breed design and holds all the information you need to keep you pet safe if lost. Over 170 different breeds of dog have their own designs.
Pawshtails : Liverpool Brilliant dog products. Dog leads made from the world’s best climbing rope. High quality, safe, stylish, lightweight, comfortable to hold and strong. Other dog products are a no pull harness featuring a multi-functional design, durable and weatherproof with lots of features. A lovely range of natural dog treats and some cosy dog blankets. With also some dog designs on greetings cards and some brilliant vinyl stickers perfect for dog lovers.
Poppy & Rufus : Manchester At the heart of every beautiful home lies a contented dog. Functional, practical and stylish products for your dog and your dogs home. Everyday practical products for your dog. But designed to make them look stylish. Dog beds, dog storage baskets, poo bag holders, dog walking bags, dog bandana, dog collars, welly bags, travel dog bowl, dog towels and more useful products for your dog when at home and when out and about. All carefully made in the UK.
Trusty Dog Food : Ely, Cambridgeshire Balanced, nutritionally complete dog foods that have been specifically formulated to be nutritionally complete, of exceptional quality and at affordable prices. Formulated with your dogs enjoyment in mind providing all the daily essentials your dog needs. A comprehensive vitamin and mineral supplement is added to compliment the key ingredients. Ensuring you have a bright, healthy, shiny dog full of vitality. Delivered direct to your door.
Scratchy Cats : Newton Abbot, Devon They sell bespoke handmade cat furniture made in the UK. High quality cat scratching posts, cat trees, cat towers and cat furniture. You’ll find something here to suit you, your budget, your home and most importantly of all your cat!
Olive & Berry : Leeds, West Yorkshire A sustainable, eco-friendly, UK produced dog interior and dog related gifts company. A great selection of fashionable interior and gifts to transform your home or a special gift for a dog lover.
Pawesome Pet Tags : Epsom, Surrey Personalised pet ID tags with self-healing superpowers. They’re not just scratch-proof, scratches actually pop back up and heal themselves so your important information NEVER fades.
Sports clothing and activewear. Sports and Leisure equipment.
Fight Equipment UK : Warrington, Cheshire Sports clothing and equipment for all martial arts. Clothing lines created to give the support, protection and confidence needed to train and compete. Stockists of all the big name brands, a wide range of equipment and clothing, expert advice and fantastic customer service.
Ruby Fury : Exmouth, Devon Vibrant activewear tailored for a great fit. Gym gear to help you feel your best and deliver great results in your workout. Squat proof leggings, cool capris, funky gym shorts and toasty headbands. Handmade in the UK using quality fabric and an exclusive range of designs. Activewear that works for every age.
Voltage Sport : Bradford, West Yorkshire Apparel and accessories inspired by sport & fitness. An electrifying passion for all things sport & fitness related. Their collections include cycling, American football & motivation slogans.
Lucy Locket Loves : Hathersage, Derbyshire Leisure and fitness. For women interested in getting active and supporting each other to achieve more and feel better! Their products include activewear, fitness accessories, casual wear and hoodies.
Wedding supplies and party shops for fun celebration. Browse Wedding and Party products on my directory too.
Hello Party : Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire Party shop that has all you need to make you party perfect. Huge range of balloons and other pretty, stylish and modern party decorations. For a wide range of occasions. A range of party products for personalising too. Balloons, decorations, tableware, bunting, and personalised posters, banners and bunting.
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