A Bit about Blighty’s

Blighty's

Hello everyone!

Blighty’s is an independent family-run gift shop.  In our shop you will find fabulous Gifts made in the British Isles.

Proudly supporting British Manufacturing Since August 2017- Online and in store.

I work alongside my sister Harriet, she helps attend trade shows and works in the shop on Saturdays.        

I’m Camilla and I work in the shop full time and enjoy discovering talented makers on instagram, at the Wealden times fair and at Top Drawer.

We have recently collaborated with two of our makers to bring you two exclusive Blighty’s Candles & our own Cranbrook Homewares Range (comprising of a cranbrook magnet, tea towel and mug) 

We are a member on the Make it British Website and Are Proud Just a Card supporters.

just a card

“If everyone who’d complimented our beautiful gallery had bought ‘just a card‘ we’d still be open”

The JUST A CARD campaign aims to encourage people to buy from Designer/Makers and Independent Galleries and Shops by reinforcing the message that all purchases, however small, even ‘just a card’ are so vital to the prosperity and survival of small businesses.

The campaign came about when Artist & Designer Sarah Hamilton saw the quote “If everyone who’d complimented our beautiful gallery had bought ‘just a card‘ we’d still be open” by store keepers who’d recently closed their gallery. This prompted a call to action! Designer/Makers and independent shops and galleries need a voice. People seldom realise the considerable costs involved in exhibiting at design shows or keeping a shop open. Stand fees, power, materials, wages etc need to be met before even a penny of profit can be realised. Running a shop is often a labour of love. Without dedication and passion, and crucially sales, it would be another boarded up eyesore.