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!

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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.mash­

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.cotswold­trad­

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.the­

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.samwilson­stu­

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.stall­

Bodega, Chel­tenham

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

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