Gift shops to visit this Christmas
Here are our favourite Cotswold gift shops offering a wide range of unique gift ideas that you won’t find in the retail shopping centres!
Mash Lifestyle, Chipping Norton & Stow on the Wold
Mash offers a very eclectic collection of gifts, from home accessories to ladies and gents fashion, there’s something for everyone!
All products are hand picked from around the world and provide a unique presence on the high street.
Our home-style collection is both practical and attractive and our clothing has a great mix of country chic and classic. We are very fortunate to have two shops in the Cotswolds, in Chipping Norton & Stow on the Wold and a small selection will soon be available to buy via our website. Christmas gifts are always plentiful and our seasonal collection has a great feel this year, but as always has a quirky twist at mash. 9 High Street, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5AD 01608 644669 | www.mashlifestyle.co.uk
Cotswold Trading, Broadway
As a well-established fixture on Broadway’s high street, Cotswold Trading has been sourcing uniquely stylish, beautifully designed products for over 25 years. An awardwinning destination store spread across an airy ground floor and a mezzanine upper floor, we specialise in bringing chic homewares and gifts to the country set, with inspirational must-haves and quirky collections to transform your home and garden into a truly special place. From big name brands such as Orla Kiely, Emma Bridgewater, Garden Trading, Cath Kidston and Voyage Maison to independent boutique designers including Powder Design, Helen Moore, Bronte by Moon and The Braided Rug Company, we have something to suit everyone and loads for yourself. Browse our ever-changing collection of hand-picked gifts and accessories online or pop in and visit our store in the beautiful Cotswold village of Broadway – it’s all you’ll ever need for your Christmas gift shopping. 36 High Street, Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7DT
01386 853331 | www.cotswoldtrading.com
Rikki Tikki, Broadway
Occupying the former Post Office on Broadway’s high street, Rikki Tikki is a vibrant and colourful toy shop crammed full of exciting, unusual and fun things for children to do and enjoy. Come and discover a distinctive selection of gifts and toys for newborns up to pre-teens including funky micro-scooters, gorgeous dolls’ houses, an exciting choice of books, craft kits and puzzles for busy fingers, wonderful wooden toys and pocket money classics. Rikki Tikki is the perfect place to find that special gift; educational games, fabulous soft toys, wonderful Christmas gifts and stocking fillers for children, young and old. 25 High Street, Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7DW 01386 859650
The Cotswold Tweed Co, Stow on the Wold
Celebrating their third birthday this Christmas, The Cotswold Tweed Co, owned by Sally Chivers, a busy mum of four, focuses on providing her customers clothing in limited runs or handmade. ‘It’s important our customers realise that not only are they supporting a small business and British manufacturing but also supporting the dreams of our suppliers, many who haven’t been stocked in a shop before’ says Sally. Established brands include Holland Cooper, synonymous with British luxury, Guinea London who provide a touch of British equestrian styling, Alan Paine known for their country heritage. IDA Denim the namesake label by the ‘Jean Queen of London’, Donna Ida, and Handmade leather accessories by Mackenzie & George. Whether its handmade feather brooches made in the Scottish Highlands, Handmade children’s clothes, Spanish Riding Boots, entirely handmade in Spain – with a made to measure option, or handknitted accessories. The priority for Sally is ensuring quality and expert craftsmanship. St Edwards Lodge, Market Square, Stow on the Wold Gloucestershire, GL54 1AB
01451 833509 | www.thecotswoldtweedco.co.uk
Sam Wilson, Chipping Campden and Stow on the Wold
Looking for different gift ideas? Why not pop into Sam Wilson’s utterly charming shops in Chipping Campden and newly opened store in Stow on the Wold. Sam Wilson is an award winning luxury homeware brand inspired by the British Countryside. Using traditional printmaking craftsmanship she captures the rich flora and fauna of the Cotswolds into beautiful linoprint designs. Her products include kitchenware, home accessories, stationery and art, with ranges such as Owl & Fox, Running Hare and Through the Fields. Sam’s shops also stock a range of artisan gifts, childrens toys and Christmas decorations. The Square, Stow on the Wold, GL54 1AB 01386 841116 | www.samwilsonstudio.com
Stalls Lifestyle, Stratford upon Avon
Located within the beautiful historic Deer Park of Alscot Estate which lies to the edge of Preston-on-stour, three miles south of Stratford-upon-avon. A lovingly restored independent lifestyle shop showcasing interiors, soft furnishings, fashion accessories, men’s gifts, homewares and unusual items you won’t find on the high street. Come November the shop is transformed into a Winter Wonderland with themed Christmas displays to entice you. Perfect gifts for family and friends and that all important loved one to buy for! After the retail therapy relax in the lovely coffee shop which offers light lunches, cakes and pastries. Preston Lane, Stratford-upon-avon CV37 8DZ 01789 450837 | www.stallslifestyle.co.uk
Award Winning Boutique in The Suffolks, Bodega has been creating a buzz since 2013 when they opened the doors on their Cheltenham store. The collection is brimming with classic pieces, some with a twist, that will effortlessly help you to build the perfect capsule wardrobe. This season Bodega is the hottest destination for winter coats, classic knits, dresses and statement accessories. All creating outfits way beyond their price tag. Bodega’s ‘Alex Jean’ priced £59.95 has become THE Jean to be seen in! The store offers everything to keep you looking and feeling your best. Complimentary styling available to all customers, weekly events with the renowned Michelle Blake, plus regular pop-ups featuring, make up artists, bra fitting and massage. This year Bodega have launched their collection online and have also been voted ‘Best Women’s Store in Gloucestershire’ in the much coveted Muddy Stilettos Awards. 34 Suffolk Parade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2AE
01242 300899 www.shopbodega.co.uk