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  • Glow Beanie

    Muddy says: Stay safe and stand out from the crowd in these glow-in-the-dark fun beanies plus doggie gators, coats and jumpers.

  • chez Beccy china Burford collection homewares linen napkins tea towels

    Chez Beccy

    Muddy says: If you're into country style, you'll fall head over heels in love with these whimsical, feminine homewares, from cushions and napkins through to cafetière warmers (no, us neither!).

  • that lovely stuff shop window exterior

    That Lovely Stuff

    Muddy says: looking for a gift that's a bit different? This brand Watlington store is as chic as it is irreverent, with much of its stock crafted by clever, arty stay-at-home mums.

  • nicky blystad bright coloured gem gold bangles stacked on woman wrist hand on hip being jumper

    Nicky Blystad Jewellery

    Muddy says: Oxfordshire jewellery designer Nicky Blystad offers a modern twist on classics with her unique, feminine, affordable earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets.

  • Burrows & Hare

    Muddy says: Need an emergency gift for a man in your life? Burrows & Hare is a super-cool gentlemen's concept store, with two branches in central Oxford.

  • picture of heart shaped plucking wreath

    Plucking Fabulous

    Muddy says: Check out these quirky handmade wreaths and table centrepieces, crafted from game bird feathers. How exceedingly English!

  • shelves of multicoloured bath bombs in powder boutique


    Muddy says: There's a treasure trove of luxe make-up, skincare and fragrance brands in this Thame indie beauty boutique.

  • house of bluebell three wick candle on round black slate white mug onto of a magazine

    House of Bluebelle

    Muddy says: A stylish small-batch Henley candle company, recommended by Vogue for its essential oil bowl candles, diffusers and soon-to-come bath products.

  • Stocks

    Muddy says: Well-sourced, stylish, eclectic boutique stocking designer cashmere, beauty and gift products in Henley. We'll take the lot, thanks.

  • Holy Cow Home

    Set within the quirky backstreets of the historic market town of Aylesbury, Holy Cow Home is a treasure trove of vintage Indian furniture, antique Moroccan lighting, earthenware and trinkets, one-off, unique and exclusive pieces from around the world, jewellery and gift ideas for every kind of budget. We delight in finding individual pieces that have a story to tell, and which make any house a home and can also source a particularly elusive item that you’ve been searching for. Let us arrange home delivery of heavy items or use us to create a wedding/birthday/special occasion list and literally take the weight off.

  • Whimsy & Wilbur

    Whimsy & Wilbur is an online gift box delivery service offering beautifully hand wrapped gift boxes, filled with carefully curated gifts for the home. Expect to find stylish gifts such as an elegant vase, a photo frame and a gorgeously scented candle, amongst other goodies. We will even hand-write your message on a little card for you. This is quick, easy, convenient and remote gift giving, which works just as well for your loved ones as it does for people that you don’t know as well. Our premium service works perfectly as an alternative to a bunch of flowers or a food hamper. We also offer a personalised corporate gift service. So go on…send and spoil someone!

  • FROM

    FROM is a shop, a truly local shop, that only features work from local artists and artisans. The pieces range from fine art, through to textiles and local produce. Each piece tells the story behind it’s creation. And a percentage of the profits will be released back into local education, to find the next generation of talent in the area...

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