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Handmade gifts and birthday present ideas

Struggling to find unique handmade gifts? Shop in the Square offers high quality locally made handmade gifts. Our Wolverhampton shop is crammed with unique arts, crafts, jewellery and accessories, ideal for birthday presents or as a special treat to keep yourself. If you are looking for birthday present ideas, you definitely have to come and visit us at 18 Queen Square, Wolverhampton, WV1 1TQ.

British Handmade Gifts

Our stock is continually changing as we discover more talented people so there’s always something new to discover. We currently have a selection of original British made handmade gifts from over 30 talented artists from around the Black Country who sell from Shop in the Square. From pocket money purchases, birthday present ideas and keepsake handmade gifts for weddings, birthdays and anniversaries, we cover a range of price points. You can also have many handmade gifts such as ceramics, bunting, prints and jewellery personalised with a special message. You will also love our chocolate, jams and hamper gifts and our fantastic range of sewing items and kits, including fat quarters. Shop in the Square also stocks original and limited edition art for the discerning collector.

Meet the designers and enjoy demos and workshops

Come along and meet the designers and makers of all these wonderful handmade gifts that you will treasure. If you are feeling crafty yourself, you can get involved in our wide range of in-store demos and workshops. Keep an eye on our events page for more details, or subscribe to our email list to get the information hot off the press. We are located right in the centre of Wolverhampton in Queen Square behind the Prince Albert statue (Man on the Horse!) easily accessible by car, bus, metro or train. We look forward to meeting you very soon. Why not connect with us via Facebook or Twitter for all the latest news?

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Who Are We?

Shop in the Square is a community interest, not for profit company set up to support a wide range of local micro businesses in the creative industries sector. We currently support over 30 of these businesses in the Black Country all of whom create unique handmade gifts.

We started in June 2013 as a pop up shop with funding from the Portas Pilot and High Street Innovation Funds and have enjoyed lots of support from Wolverhampton City Council, the University of Wolverhampton and WV One, the city centre partnership.

We are still going strong 18 months later with an ever changing selection of handmade gifts from some very talented people with a passion for arts and crafts, who support each other as they develop their business.

The project is managed by Charlotte Clark, a designer maker in her own right, a board of directors drawn from the traders and a team of volunteers who run the shop six days a week, gaining valuable experience and customer feedback.

Business support and training are provided to help local artists and creatives to grow their business, creating a creative enterprises hub. We provide the opportunity for artists to sell their goods without the cost and risk of setting up alone.

Workshops and events help champion locally made arts, crafts and handmade gifts. They encourage local people to try something new and learn new skills and techniques, keeping the arts and crafts sector alive and thriving in the Black Country.

Shop in the Square also trades from gift fairs, markets and events to bring locally handmade gifts to as many people as possible. If you sign up to our email list, we will let you know when we are attending any of these local events so that you can come along and visit our stall.

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