In response to this question I saw on trip advisor – where is the “Best place for affordable souvenirs made in England”?
Wherever you travel in the world, please make the effort to buy locally made souvenirs and support local people. At the very least make sure you buy a gift that is actually made in the country you are visiting.
Embroidered home accessories and gifts. All products designed and made in England. Some of the fabrics and the treads used in making are imported, as the company have been unable to source them in the UK.
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Beautiful things – I encourage you to have a look 🙂
http://www.notonthehighstreet.com – great for gifts, home and garden, baby and child, weddings and even clothes. Some items have free delivery. They work closely with British designers and manufacturers and much of what they sell is made in the UK – look for the words “made in britain” when choosing. Note that not everything they sell is made in the UK.
Sock Polar Bear Craft Kit by Sock Creatures. Sourced in the UK and assembled in Cornwall. @notonthehighstreet.com
Personalised Engraved Wooden School Ruler by Cleancut Wood. Made in Britain. @notonthehighstreet.com
Union Jack Tea Towel by Honey on Toast. Made in Britain. @notonthehighstreet.com
Muddy Pawshave a made in the UK section on their website which sells UK made dog beds.
Creature Clothes– Hand-made in the UK – Their website states “We design everything in-house, test all of our products with our intrepid team of testers before sale, and manufacture all of our goods in the UK, primarily in our Suffok workshop.” – blankets, collars, leads, bandanas, emergency treats, beds, Union Flag goodies, wedding clothing for pets, wedding stationery for cats and dogs, and even some stuff for humans – http://www.creatureclothes.com.
I also found these made in England dog lead swivel clips on e-bay. As well as these UK made pet fleece blankets, also on e-bay.
Bertz Pet Bakery hand make dog treat biscuits, birthday cake for dogs, dog cupcakes, etc in Staffordshire, England.
As you may already know from one of my previous blog posts, my Westie Belle also loves things that are made in Britain. We recently visited her favourite pet boutique called Barkitty where Belle spotted a very patriotic Union Jack harness made by Mutts and Hounds. When she tried it on and had lots of attention and compliments from the other customers in the shop, she just had to have it!
Here is Belle trying on the Mutts and Hounds Union Jack harness at Barkitty. I think she has very good taste as it really suits her and also fits perfectly!
A couple of piccies of Belle modeling her new trendy harness before going out for a walk.