Muddy says: We love this uber cool, adorably cute gift store in the heart of historic Bradford on Avon. Gorgeous gifts, homeware, books and accessories
If you’re into independent style, you’ll fall head over heels in love with these whimsical, delightful home and gift wares at Strawberry Blue. This independent shop (that’s what we like to hear at Muddy! #keepitlocal #intheknow) certainly takes its time picking the very best selection of gifts to tickle our fancy.
Set over three floors in the ancient Shambles, it’s a pretty unique shopping experience here – words such as charm and character and wow-have-you-seen-this-really-cool-cafetiere-warmer spring to mind. You’ll find some truly unusual gifts here that you won’t find anywhere else, and the care put into searching for them is clear. We love their gorgeous journals from Bradford on Avon-based From You To Me, colourful festival kits with everything the ardent festival go-er needs for Bestival this summer, little fishy recipe books and brilliant cake decorating kits.
A big Muddy tick goes to the feel of this shop – not only is it bright and colourful (owner Claire clearly has an eye for design), it is one of those rare gaffs where you just want to buy every single thing in there. The good news is that the range of products changes all the time so guess what? You can! Oh, and this clever lot also offer an interior design service, so you can sort the rest of your house out too…
Quite frankly, anyone who sells Gin & Tonic candles gets an A* in my book. Check it out!