Ryder and Hope focus on ethical, locally made homewares and clothing in muted, natural colourways. Interior designers Alice and Michelle run the store so the products are beautifully styled and come gift wrapped on request. Highlights include hand thrown ceramics by local potter Ali Herbert and the softest, cosiest Alpaca bed socks.


Ammonite Fine Foods brings together the best of Dorset’s produce. From chutneys to chocolate with a vast selection of South West Gins. There are often tastings going on in store to help you choose your goodies. The knowledgeable staff will happily help you put together a hamper or guide you towards the best tonic for your Gin!


Boylos Watersports stocks a great selection of equipment and clothing for surfing, paddleboarding or just splashing around in the water. The staff are all watersports enthusiasts so can guide you through the technical side of any kit. There is also a wide selection of fashion wear / surf wear and accessories should you have forgotten your beachwear.


Town Mill Galleries have events throughout the year showcasing local artists and are a great place to pick up original art at entry level prices. Just next to Town Mill Galleries is the beautiful studio of Molesworth and Bird which showcases their seaweed art, all created from locally foraged plants. We often receive compliments on our seaweed pictures – we’re big fans!


Coombe Street Gallery has a great selection of hand-picked gifts from jewellery and homewares to paintings and decorations. Their vibrant style is sure to bring a smile to your face and gift wrapping is available too.


Fine Art and Framing stocks an amazing array of art supplies to inspire any budding Picasso. From brushes and paints to pencils and specialist art paper, this is the place. If you’re feeling creative and want to create your own cards and gift wrap – the products to do so are on hand. Limited edition prints and local art are also available


Kathrens Rare Knitwear is the ultimate in individuality. Unique designs abound, be it jackets and cardigans or the signature ‘Sari Scarf’. Many items are upcycled from old cashmere. Bespoke pieces can be created to your specifications. The shop is located opposite Town Mill Bakery which is perfect for a reviving coffee and cake stop.


We love supporting our local suppliers and so have brought together our favourite local products in our ONLINE GIFT SHOP – please do click through for some retail therapy that supports small business.