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Abraxas Cookshop

The original Abraxas Cookshop opened in July 1996 at the beautifully restored and renovated Heart of The Shires Shopping Village. Built in 1867 and in its former days a model working Victorian farm, the shopping village is now home to twenty two retail outlets. Abraxas Cookshop is situated on the top floor of a 3000 sq ft dutch barn, stocking every item imaginable from a pastry brush to state-of-the art coffee machines, cookware, bakeware, knives, electricals, gadgets, utensils and kitchen work stations. In March 2004, Abraxas opened another branch in Regent Street, Rugby situated twelve miles from the primary store at The Heart of The Shires Shopping Village. The renovation was carried out in keeping with the nineteenth century building containing beautiful high ceilings, covings and unusual features. Downstairs in the restored basement, customers can view cookware ranges and accessories together with an electrical section displaying working coffee machines. In November 2004 Abraxas China & Glass opened at 15 Regent Street, Rugby stocking a comprehensive range of cutlery, glassware, dinnerware, table-top accessories and christening presents. Suppliers include LSA, Maxwell & Williams and Emma Bridgewater. The biggest renovation challenge yet, the Banbury shop was discovered in June 2004 in a very run-down condition. Built in 1867, this unique building, listed and in a conservation area, necessitated a complete restoration. Opened in June 2005, Abraxas Banbury has enjoyed positive customer feed-back. Local people were pleased to see this once dilapidated building transformed into a thriving retail business. The usual extensive and comprehensive range of cookware including knives, bakeware, storage, gadgets, utensils, textiles and work stations are displayed on the first floor. Downstairs in the vaulted basement, they have the China & Glass section, including Emma Bridgewater pottery, dinnerware, glassware and table-top accessories together with a working coffee machine area where customers may `test-drive' the equipment and sample the result! They were thrilled when the opportunity arose to take on these lovely premises on a prime shopping street in Northampton, filled with other independent retailers, cafes and bars. Opened in November 2006, Abraxas Northampton benefits from large ground and first floor areas, capturing the rural Abraxas feel into the urban town environment.

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Adra

Stylish and contemporary Welsh gifts. 'Home' means different things to different people. It's a nest, a retreat; it's warm, safe and welcoming; a place for entertaining, for relaxing, and for simply being. At Adra - which in Welsh means 'home' - they believe that home is where the heart is. Their home is in Snowdonia, where a wealth of natural materials are teamed with the cream of Wales' creativity and raw talent to bring to you the very best in stylish and contemporary Welsh gifts, Welsh home and garden goods, Welsh kitchenware and Welsh baby gifts. Their wide selection of handcrafted Welsh gifts and homeware are sourced from Wales' most talented craftspeople, and many items feature words or slogans in the Welsh language. Cool, stylish Welsh personalised gifts, soft furnishings and hand-crafted Welsh jewellery, made from natural materials in Wales.

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Cairn Wood Design

Husband and wife team, Andrew and Eeva, founded Cairn Wood Design - a small business dedicated to creating high quality hand crafted wood products. Cairn Wood Design’s products are made from premium quality materials, some of which have been chosen for not only their quality but also their individual characteristics. From curly birch wood to yew, many products will have their own unique traits thanks to the originality of the wood. Over time, the business has grown to encompass a stylish collection of wooden interior and exterior design accessories, as well as jewellery, all of which make for beautiful gifts for a number of occasions.

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Chalk and Cheese

Discover an enviable collection of exclusive personalised gifts and unique mementos that are just perfect for finding that extra-special item for your loved one’s special occasions. Husband and wife team Michelle and Chris are fully embracing their differences to successfully grow their family business, previously known as Personalised at Pippins, into a brand new and exciting direction. Where one likes tea, the other drinks coffee and, while one may need to work in a creative mess, the other is most definitely a lover of organised bliss. By celebrating these fantastic quirks, this wonderful couple know how to work harmoniously together to create exciting, timeless gifts. At Chalk & Cheese, Michelle works to create the beautiful and bespoke designs that are treasured by their happy customers, while Chris is responsible for bringing them to life through their expert engraving service in their workshop. The high-quality finish of all of their lovingly hand-picked items provides a brilliant collection of exquisite, joyful giftware that you will feel proud to wrap and present to your nearest and dearest. Chalk & Cheese is embracing Michelle and Chris’s newfound direction to specialise in slate and glassware, including being a stockist of iconic glassware brand Kilner. Together they have curated a brand new collection that really does have something for everybody. Seamlessly marrying contemporary style with timeless keepsakes, you are guaranteed to find gifts that bring joy to your loved ones at Chalk & Cheese. From glass tumblers to sweet jars, rustic slate coasters to decorative hanging hearts, Chalk & Cheese offer a thoughtful collection of handpicked chic and affordable gifts. You are certain to find that perfect something for your loved ones for absolutely any occasion. With their easy personalisation service and huge range of designs, from classic to contemporary, humorous to romantic, you can discover gifts for your nearest and dearest at Chalk & Cheese that are personalised with care and utterly full of love! From the huge life-changing moments of weddings, birthdays, and house warmings, engagements, christenings, and back-to-schools, to the small but equally important just because ones, the distinctive range from Chalk & Cheese is the perfect way to show your friends and family just how special they are to you.

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Dancing Duck (The)

You share so much, whether it be an annual occasion, a one-off celebration or a party just because! Giving a present that you know someone is going to love can be just as satisfying, if not more, than receiving one you love. Their aim is to make present buying effortless for you. They combine an exceptional range of high quality products with a selection of handpicked antiques to ensure there is something for everyone. They pride themselves on outstanding customer service and are emphatic about providing a speedy delivery. They hope that their wedding list service ensures you are able to receive all the wonderful presents you have always wished for. Presents that are useful in the home and garden and presents that make entertaining a pleasure too. They hope you enjoy The Dancing Duck website and that they help you to make buying a special present easy and enjoyable.

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Dunelm

Fast growing specialist out-of-town homewares retailer which provides a comprehensive range of products to a wide customer base, under the brand name Dunelm. Dunelm was founded in 1979 by Bill and Jean Adderley, selling curtains on a Leicester market stall. The business developed into a successful chain of high street shops in the Midlands specialising in soft furnishings and other homeware. Today the major focus is out-of-town retailing – always with the company's original principle of “something for everyone, everything for someone – there’s no place like Dunelm” firmly in mind. Key facts: UK’s largest homewares retailer; portfolio of established out-of-town superstores, average sales area approximately 30,000 square feet; great prices; deep availability; friendly knowledgeable service; online store featuring 24,000 products.

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Find Me a Gift

They all enjoy a laugh as much as the next guy but there at Find Me A Gift, they believe that gift giving is 100% serious business. They are there to ensure that your every need is catered for, no matter what the occasion! With toys, games, gadgets, accessories, personalised gifts, sweets and even some boozy treats in store, let them take the hard work out of buying your loved ones that elusive perfect gift, leaving you to kick back with a cuppa (or a cheeky glass of wine!) and have a nose around at your leisure. They have literally got thousands of fun, novel, sweet, cute and jaw droppingly cool gift ideas ready and waiting for you to browse through. What's more, their Award Winning Customer Service team are on hand every step of the way to make sure your visit is as stress free as possible, just give them a shout. They don't bite, so come on in and see how they can help you.

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Gallop Guru

If you're buying a present for a horsey friend, you've come to the right place for a truly inspirational choice of horse gifts and homeware. The unique Gallop Guru collection includes lots of established classics as well as many new, stylish and exciting items - all available online. Gallop Guru is an online horse-inspired gift and homeware emporium, based in the picturesque market town of Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire and run by its founder, former personal injury barrister Heather Dardis. They also package their products beautifully so that receiving your purchase feels like a special treat even if you have not selected one of their premium gift-wrapping options. Their vintage range is the ultimate complement to their collection, offering you the chance to buy genuine original one-off gifts that you’re unlikely to find anywhere else. And remember, orders over £75 will be delivered to you free of charge! They care about customer satisfaction as much as they love horses, and they promise they’ll bend over backwards to solve any problem or query you raise.

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Gift Experience (The)

It all started in October 2003 when entrepreneurs Jenny and Trevor Pervin decided people just like you should be able to look for unique and personal gifts for friends, family and colleagues at any time and any place. So The Gift Experience was created, a family-run business with the aim of bringing you the best gift ideas, personalising them and posting them direct to your door. Fast forward to the present and The Gift Experience has grown into a thriving online business with an ever-growing range of gifts that you make unique. They might have grown, but that doesn’t mean they’ve lost their personal touch. The Gift Experience is still a family-run business where the vast majority of gifts are engraved and printed in-house. Every member of their team is dedicated to giving you a great experience from the moment you arrive on their website to the time you hand your personalised gift over to that lucky recipient!. But they can’t go without mentioning the most important member of their team, you! Without their fantastic customers, they simply wouldn’t be able to come up with new and unique gift ideas that they design right there, just as you want them. Your feedback is always valued and they take every single opinion on board to continuously improve your gift experience. If you’ve got any ideas or suggestions for them, they’d love to hear from you. Each gift is made unique by you, so they understand that quality customer service is especially important to ensure your gift is produced just as you want it. As so many of their products are personalised in-house, they can quickly and easily solve any issues you might have with an order. They won Business of the Year and Best Online Business at the Oswestry & Border Chronicle Business Awards in 2013, and they were a finalist at the Shropshire Star Excellence in Business Awards for Small Business of the Year in 2014 and 2015.

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Holloways of Ludlow

Founded in 1984, they are an award winning supplier of bespoke kitchens, lighting, bathrooms and interior fixtures and fittings. Holloways of Ludlow source and supply the very best fixtures and fittings for residential and commercial projects. Discovering small manufacturers as well as the better known brands, Holloways can supply almost every fitting required for your project, whether it be bathroom fittings, radiators, lighting, flooring or ironmongery. Bathrooms: Vola, Dornbracht, Hansgrohe, Majestic, Bette, Kaldewei, Matki, Lefroy, Brooks, Samuel Heath, Barber Wilson, Crosswater, Merlyn, Perrin & Rowe, Hollys of Bath, Cabuchon, Bristan, Swadling, Duravit, Villeroy & Boch, Burlington, Imperial, Heritage. Lighting: Flos, Foscarini, Artemide, Bocci, Starck, Davey, Original BTC, Hunza, Prandina, Tobias Grau, Verner Panton, Louis Poulsen. Radiators: huge range of cast-iron radiators and valves made to order; contemporary brands such as Bisque, Aestus, MHS, Eskimo, Jaga, Hudevad. Ironmongery: period and contemporary door furniture, window fittings and other ironmongery. Flooring and tiles: they have carefully selected a range of quality flooring and tiles. Kitchen fittings: they offer a comprehensive range of kitchen fittings such as Belfast sinks and sinks from brands such as Shaws of Darwen and Franke; also taps from brands such as Perrin & Rowe, Franke, Gessi, Newform, Bristan and Vola. Holloways of Ludlow also have an award winning kitchen and furniture business designing and manufacturing beautiful bespoke kitchens.

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Ikea

Offers furniture and home furnishings. Their vision is to create a better everyday life, and their business idea supports this vision by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional furniture and home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them.

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