Durham Dales Gift Shop
The Durham Dales Centre gift shop boasts an inspiring and varied range of quality cards, gifts, jewellery and clothing. Our range constantly changes with trends and seasons, seeing new products being added to the range constantly.
Browse Some of our brands
Here at the Durham Dales Centre we believe in offering you the widest selction of premium brands possible.
*NEW STOCK JUST ARRIVIED*
*Blue Eyed Sun*
Blue Eyed Sun is an award winning UK greeting card company specialising in handmade and high end design-led greeting cards.
Founded in 2000, the business now sells to the best gift card shops around the world including Harrods, Paperchase, John Lewis, House of Fraser, Fenwick and Cards Galore as well as many of the top independent retailers across the UK.
*By The Shed*
By The Shed produces a quirky range of jewellery and accessories inspired by the Great British garden and thoughts of living the "Good Life"
Established in 2013 by designer Charlotte Dowson the company offers a contemporary twist on gardening gift ideas.
Each individually designed item is carefully handcrafted in the North East and we have a good range of items in stock.
*Pure by Coppercraft*
Pure by Coppercraft is a UK manufacturer of decorative, therapeutic bracelets and jewellery, initially manufacturing in copper and magnetic bracelets for use as alternative medical therapies.
The bracelets continue to use traditional components, such as copper and magnetic hematite beads and semi-precious stones are also incorporated some of the designs.
Weardale Postcards by Magnartism
Local scenery postcards, fridge magnets and coasters. Photos courtesy of Tom Nattrass.
Best Kept Secrets
Best Kept Secrets Candles and Soaps are handmade in the UK, Morpeth in the heart of Northumberland.
Using only premium locally sourced supplies and traditional production and hand finishing every product with care and attention.
Otus Designs is a collection of hand formed ceramics in rich colours, skillfully hand crafted products with elegant patterns.
Otus Designs Ltd represents exclusively thirteen artists from the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
Robert Fuller Now In Stock
Beautiful Wildlife Cards & Gifts
Robert E Fuller is one of Britain's foremost wildlife artists.
A recognised authority on wildlife, Robert often appears on television and regularly writes about his wildlife subjects.
Crakel Coaster Cards is a unique range of wildlife cards and coasters making a perfect present and card in one. Only launched last year.
The designs of the cards are by local wildlife illustration artist, Jina Gelder.
Premium quality leatherware from eyecatching Purses, Wrist Bags to Retro Wallets.
Putting the fun into functionality!
Lakeland Childrens Books
Lakeland Childrens Books is a family-run business specialising in children's books, established since 1996 and based in Millom, Cumbria.
Lakeland Children's Books are bright & colourful. With ranges suitable for all ages and prices to suit all pockets they make ideal gifts!
Abacus Greeting Cards
Abacus is one of the leading greetings companies in the UK. A diverse and imaginative range of greeting cards.
Tie Studio London
Mens Novelity Ties, Socks and Cufflinks and Ladies Scarves.
Northern Heritage Books, Ordanance Survey Maps, Weardale Gazette, Living North and much more.
Welcome to our Creative Space which is home to local craft artists and is located in the Durham Dales Centre Gift Shop. Should you like to hire a space please contact us for more information.
Local craft artisits are:
Just For Women
The ladies from the Be Creative Shop at the Just For Women Centre in Stanley make beautiful handcrafted items from cushions, rag rugs, throws, baby blankets and much more.
Glass artist Christine Keers studied Glass and Ceramics at Sunderland University, graduating in 2005. Her work echo's her love of Scandinavian design and the British landscape. Christine's simple use of colour and form is a re-occurring theme throughout her work, as she enjoys both the restrictions and the creative possibilities this allows.
Colroy is a local company based at Eastgate. The Walking Stick Grabber is a 2 in 1 walking stick made in Great Britain. The Colroy Retriver is a stylish, high quality walking stick which incorporates an ingenius and easy to use grabbing mechanism, making the perfect stick for retrieving fallen or out of reach smaller, lightweight objects.
Lestryne is a director of the Just for Women Centre in Stanley. Craft is her passion and a theraputic medcine, she also teaches ladies at the centre and enjoy's participating in their craft workshops. Lestryne makes candles and kopo knitted cowls and mitts.
We are now selling a range of hand decorated plant pots and slate pictures and “Just Quirky Things” locally made in the West Auckland area.
Beetys is a family run from the North East of England. Our giftware slateware and clocks are unique and perfect for that special occasion.
Curiously Contrary by Abigail
Unique handcrafted items, created for individuals.......these unique items have been hand made by Abigail Lagden, a local artist based in Teesdale. They are made by using fabric which is sculpted, hardened and then coloured, producing stunning tectures and a mythical, magical feel.
If you are intrigued by this technique and would like to try fabric sculpting, Abigail also runs workshops here at Durham Dales Centre please see our events section for more details
Susan Lamont is bespoke handmade jewellery locally made in Darlington. Each piece of jewellery, necklaces, bracelets, chokers and earrings are handcrafted, unique and vintage, fashioned using glass beads, pearls and other materials.
Has just joined us in the gift shop Linda makes everything by hand. She describes her craft as "vintage twist with pearls and lace"