The marketplace is curated and edited by a team of people dedicated to championing British Design and Manufacturing throughout the World.
Gift Wrapped & Gorgeous was started because the founders, Amanda Charteris and Alison Griffiths, both had a ‘thing’ for British design. You know how it feels when you find something fabulous in a little shop…. that rare find which is different from anything you’ve seen before? You instantly want to tell all your friends about it and share your excitement. Well the girls took this a step further and decided to share their discoveries with the world!
They took it upon themselves to search for the most exquisite products being developed, hidden from view, on the kitchen tables of amazing yet modest designer makers and it was like discovering a treasure chest full of beautiful things never seen before. What was more important was just how overflowing with untapped design talent the British Isles are!
Most designers and artists are modest and unassuming. They devote their lives to their craft simply because it is what they love to do. Each piece they make has a little piece of their soul lovingly stirred into the design. (If you have ever held a mass produced item and a hand made item in each hand, you will understand what we mean.) But like all of us, they need to earn a living. One of the problems they face is that they have little or no knowledge of how to market their products to the public. Quite frankly they much prefer designing and making to marketing, and who can blame them?
So we created a website which provides each designer and artist with a virtual luxury boutique, ready made to furnish with their beautiful products.
This makes it easy, exciting and enjoyable for you, the treasured customer, to discover high quality distinct gift ideas for yourselves, you friends, your family and your homes. All the designer makers and artists on Gift Wrapped & Gorgeous have a meaningful story behind their creations. Some you will find intriguing, others humbling, and all of them inspiring, showing the true nature of the spirit behind British design.
Visit their boutiques within the Gift Wrapped & Gorgeous website to discover more about these fascinating people and what motivates them to produce such exquisite pieces.
We hope you have fun browsing the collection of gorgeous gift ideas and that our genuine excitement and happiness at bringing these fantastic designers to your attention will spread a little more sunshine in your world.
Founders Gift Wrapped & Gorgeous