If you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet then why not take a look at some of the brilliant independent shops Exeter has to offer? There’s everything from unique homewares to bespoke jewellery & beautiful vintage clothes..
Simply Roka – Handmade home decor that will add interest and elegance to your home.
Hutch – Their unique selection houseplants and terrariums make wonderful gifts.
Leela – A great selection of ethical and local giftware.
Maker Maker – Owners Rupert & Anita have spent a lot of time curating beautiful gifts, ceramics and furniture.
Unearth – This contemporary studio contains unique ceramics; photography; Tibetan crafts & artifacts. They also offer a range of pottery classes.
BATH + BEAUTY
Aromatika – Natural and organic skincare, hand-made on the edge of Dartmoor.
Lush – Having recently moved to a brand new Princesshay location, Lush offers a huge range of vegan, cruelty free cosmetics and bath products. Check out my recent review of their Snow Fairy range for a great gift idea.
Polkadot Gallery – Established by photographer Charles Parsons and Julia Heppell in 2001, Polkadot Gallery is located just a stones throw away from Exeter Cathedral.
Erin Cox Jewellery – Hidden away in historic Exeter, Erin Cox Jewellery holds the promise of hard work and skill, a love of home, and the secret ingredient of a personal approach to each client and their story.
1 – Tassel Earrings, Lorna Ruby. 2 –20cts Diamond Ring, Erin Cox Jewellery. 3 – Cameo” Vintage Silver Cameo & Marcasite Ring, Willow Hilson. 4 –Champagne dreams sequin top, Lorna Ruby. 6 –Cherry” Vintage 1940’s Burgundy Jacket, Willow Hilson. 7 – Statement Shapes Necklace, Sancho’s Dress.
WOMEN’S FASHION + ACCESSORIES
The Real Mccoy– If vintage clothing and accessories are your thing, you’ll want to browse the fantastic selection on offer here.
Sanchos Dress – Environmentally sound and socially positive clothes for working women and men.
Lorna Ruby – A lovely little shop containing beautiful clothes and unique accessories.
Crede Boutique – This gorgeous boutique is filled with carefully curated clothes and jewellery.
Willow Hilson– Browse a beautifully curated selection of vintage clothes.
STATIONARY + ART
No Guts No Glory– This contemporary store is filled with objects that are not only beautiful to behold, but carry a message of sustainability. NGNG offers stationary, apparel & homewares sourced from the local community and further afield & everything is designed to last for future generations whilst making minimal impact on our environment.
The Shop at RAMM – For cultured friends and discerning relatives, you’ll no doubt find a wonderful gift in the newly revamped museum gift shop. The ranges they stock are directly inspired by RAMM’s collections and exhibitions. Many items will not be found elsewhere in Exeter.
1 – Peaceable Kingdom Handmade Cushion, Peaceable Kingdom. 2 – Paddywax Scented Candles, Paddywax Candles. 3 – Gold Triangular Earrings, Georgie&Flo. 4 -Lavender + Bergamot Body Oil, Natalie Bond Organics. 5 – Handwoven Plant Pot, Georgie&Flo. 6 –Hand Printed Linen Toiletry Bag, Helen Round. 7 – Floral Table Lamp, Hannah Nunn.
All of these products can also be purchased in-store at Georgie & Flo.
LIFESTYLE & GIFT SHOPS
Georgie & Flo – My favourite lifestyle shop in Exeter. Handmade, ethical and beautiful products, predominately sourced in the UK.
Tydemans – This store was originally built as a haven for home and professional baristas, filled with brew kits and accessories. However, they have now expanded and offer unique, handmade and ethically produced every day items too (including gift cards, candles & decor).
Moko – Lifestyle Store offering an eclectic array of fashion, accessories, homeware, furniture and gifts.
Toot Garook – A lifestyle store that stocks a range of women’s clothing, kimonos and pyjamas, accessories & jewellery, as well as pieces for the home.
Insideout – An award-winning, independent, lifestyle store in the heart of Princesshay. Offering an ‘innovative and diverse range of stylish gifts and home ware to suit all ages and budgets’.
Hyde & Seek – An award winning contemporary gift shop stocking bright and colourful gifts, homeware items, toys, books, prints, cards and lots more besides.
Quay Presents – Handmade gifts including ceramics, driftwood, fused glass, turned wood and jewellery.
FOOD & DRINK
Chococo – Truly fresh chocolates, using locally sourced seasonal ingredients, including local fresh cream, blended with fine origin chocolate and no additives or preservatives.
Hops & Crafts – Independent shop stocking over 200 beers from more than 40 UK, Belgian and US breweries.