Handmade & vintage homewares, stationery, gifts and jewellery from local designers
Septimus Quayles, Ockley Road, Hawkhurst, Kent TN18 4DP; winifredsdaughter.co.uk
The Old Haberdashery
Vintage china and glass, plus a small range of vintage inspired gifts and stationery
33a High Street, Ticehurst, East Sussex TN5 7AS; theoldhaberdashery.com
Lion Street Store
Gifts, stationery and homewares from small designers, plus vintage and one-off pieces
6 Lion Street, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7LB; lionstreetstore.com
A stonking selection of papers, stationery and prints
57, High Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN17 1XE; kingsframers.com
Hendy’s Home Store
Part living history, part homewares shop, part cafe. This restored unit on Hastings’ atmospheric High Street sells utilitarian homewares
36 High Street, Hastings TN34 3ER; homestore-hastings.co.uk
Cute shop crammed full of old fashioned homewares.
28a North Road, Brighton BN1 1YB; utilitygreatbritain.co.uk
This is the shop I would own if I could. A brilliant range of stationery and some gifts from small and unusual suppliers. Sadly the website doesn’t do it justice, but if you’re ever in Edinburgh seek them out.
6A/8 Stafford Street, Edinburgh EH3 6AU; 53 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2DJ; shoppapertiger.com
Southbank Centre Shop
Strong support for British design, including a programme to support new and up-and-coming designers. A good choice for every pocket and stock changes regularly.
Festival Terrace, South Bank Centre, London; shop.southbankcentre.co.uk
The Walled Nursery
Beautiful, historic nursery with good quality plants and an honesty tea room.
Water Lane, Hawkhurst TN18 5DH; thewallednursery.com
King John’s Nursery
Local nursery with a good range of native plants, a pretty tea room and gift shop with nice things for gardeners. Grounds to explore for a small entry fee.
Sheepstreet Lane, Etchingham, East Sussex TN19 7AZ; kingjohnsnursery.co.uk
An online service that promises to take the guess work and leg work out of buying brilliant presents
Present & Correct
Online mecca for interesting new and vintage stationery.
Dyke & Dean
Homewares, interiors and design shop in the original printworks building for the Hastings Observer newspaper.
The Printworks, 14 Claremont, America Ground, Hastings TN34 1HA; dykeanddean.com
Vintage fabric and haberdashery treasure trove
68 Norman Road, St Leonards-on-Sea TN38 0EJ; wayward.co