Gifts & Books
Beauty For Your Home
Some interior luxury for your home
Michelle is a beauty therapist with a passion for interiors. She retails handpicked homeware and accessories that will add the finishing touch to your home.
The company was set up earlier this year, after friends and family continued to encourage Michelle to ‘go into interiors’. She now runs the venture alongside her beauty business.
As well as all her usual home décor, check out the latest seasonal range of products, which includes decorative Christmas candles, ornaments and home accessories.
10% discount on all orders over £30 and free delivery on all orders in the HD9 area.
Hand-crafted jewellery from vintage and unwanted metal
Meet Jo, creator of Brownfish Designs. Fairly local to Holmfirth, living In Stocksbridge, she has always had a love for craft, art and design.
Jo loves to find unwanted treasure (or scrap metal!) and make her products from this. Consequently, no jewellery is ever the same. Due to her creativity her products are always changing so follow her on her social media channels to see any new creations!
All items are carefully packaged for delivery.
Free Gift Wrapping
The Gift Horse
Gifts, cards, accessories and more…..
For those that know the shops in Holmfirth, you will probably be familiar with this well-loved shop. But did you know that they have a “new look”? They have a huge selection of cards and gifts, but they also now offer a separate fashion
To make room for all the lovely new products on their ground floor they currently have a huge sale downstairs.
Obviously due to lockdown, you can’t take advantage of it, but don’t panic…..the team are busily working behind the scenes to update their social media channels with lots of photos of their sale products and new stock, so that they can open a click and collect service!
Click on their links below to stay up-to-date.
Holmfirth Colour Print
Not just a print shop…..
Looking for a local print specialist? Look no further, Jean at Holmfirth Colour Print has all your printing needs sorted!
We’ve all got those photo’s on our phones that we never print off. Now is the time to sort them, to personalise that special gift for your loved ones. Jean can take photo prints from your phone, tablet, camera card, or USB stick. Christmas gifts can range from from canvasses, posters to key rings, or your favourite photograph finally printed and in a frame.
Holmfirth Colour Print has it all; including single or multiple prints, photocopying & printing and digitising all those memories that you can share with your family near and far.
They also have prints, cards and original paintings by a number of local artists.
Browse their website for more information and follow them on Facebook to stay up-to-date.
Paper Doll Books
Quality children’s books by Usborne
Many of you who have had or have children will have seen Usborne books. Sophie is an independent organiser for Usborne books. She provides high quality and educational books that are both engaging and interactive for children of all ages, from new-borns upwards.
Usborne have books on so many things, we are all familiar with the “why” and “what if” questions that children ask us. If you are unsure of the answers, ask Sophie if there is a book on it by Usborne….. there may well be!
These photos show just a snippet of the photos of books that Sophie can order for you. Check out her website and social media details for more information.
Free delivery, free gift wrapping, discounts on bundles, extra chocolate treat with every order
The Proverbial Hare
A range of original heartfelt products building on everyday proverbs, truisms and humour.
Helena founded the Proverbial Hare in 2016.
She designs and makes many of the products herself or else they are locally sourced.
In the shop you’ll find a small selection of prints, cards, tea towels, bags, aprons, cushions and a new selection of stationery. There are so many fun and quirky designs to choose from, you may want to keep some of those Christmas gifts for yourself.
In addition most images are available as bespoke commissioned pieces – personalized or simply resized as prints or cards to suit your purpose.
This is another small business with stock that is constantly changing due to it’s unique nature, so keep a close eye on her products by following the links below.
Delivery and gift wrap to HD9 postcodes.
Use code UPPERTHONG at the checkout.
A family owned bookshop….
When Read. opened its doors in early 2019, Holmfirth gained a wonderful, independent bookstore which has been enjoyed not only by the local community, but also by Holmfirth’s many visitors, some of whom have become customers from a distance.
Louise and James Ashmore, who are ably supported by a wonderful team of staff with vast knowledge across a huge range of books, own this gem of a family bookstore. Books in all categories and genres are carefully chosen, from award-winning literary fiction to graphic novels and film titles, to a selection of books about the natural world, biographies and even books or maps for the many cyclists, which pass through Holmfirth.
Read. is not like many other bookshops, they are now an integral part of the community, working with schools, teachers and young people and hosting events (when allowed!)
Once again, undeterred by the lockdown earlier this year, once again Read. will take to the road delivering books across the community. Have a look in the photos for details on the best ways to order from Read. but if you want to browse through their online catalogue for inspiration this can also be found on the link below.
Free delivery when quoting “Upperthong Xmas”
Unique graphic designs inspired by nature.
THUD creative is a design studio with a focus on graphics and print, with over 16 years of design experience.
The inspiration behind THUD is THomas who creates Unique Designs, which are inspired by nature, which are available on a range of cards, accessories and apparel.
But THUD are not like every design studio; their ethos is based around social responsibility centring on animal welfare and protecting the environment. The design studio is run as green and ethically as possible; renewable energy is used, as well as materials being sourced from recycled and sustainable sources wherever possible
Head to their social media for examples of their fantastic designs and look at their website to benefit from their fantastic offers.
Use UPPERTHONG2020 for 10% off one order for the duration of the Upperthong Christmas Market
FREE UK post on all products in the Virtual Christmas Market promotion section of the website.
Lovely quality items at a great price…..
Have you ever wondered why the shop has this name? Vasara, meaning “into summer after the dark days of winter” in Latvian; was the inspiration behind the name for Beverley’s shop. I think we can all currently relate to this!
Vasara have some lovely quality items, but at a great price. Whether you are looking for a friend, relative, a special someone, they have something for you all. You can choose from beautiful and unusual silver rings, necklaces, ear-rings, leather handbags, scarves, accessories & gifts. They also stock some delightful Italian tops for home or afar.
They have ideal gifts for special people in your life or for a treat for yourself. There are new items arriving daily so please keep checking the website and the social media posts to see what has arrived for you. Don’t forget everything is beautifully gift wrapped for you too, so one less thing to worry about at this busy time of year!