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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sports clothing and activewear. Sports and Leisure equipment.
Wedding supplies and party shops for fun celebration. Browse Wedding and Party products on my directory too.
I hope you are finding this list of UK independent shops online useful. I want to help you shop independent every day, for all of your needs.
Happy browsing and shopping.
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