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The creative hub of the Northern Quarter makes the perfect home for Fig & Sparrow, a favourite local coffee shop that also stocks a small selection of design-led products. You’ll find everything from organic soap to wooden salad servers in their tiny shop area, making this the perfect pit-stop for any last minute gift shopping. They also offer a sizable selection of cute cards and printed gift wrap, providing the whole package for shopping for a pal’s birthday.
Fig & Sparrow, 20 Oldham St, Manchester +44 161 228 1843
Too many (nice) cafes, too little time. I need to return to Manchester just to eat and drink my body weight next time! #workerbeeweekender @visitmanchester • On a side note, thanks for the overwhelming response to my last post. I never thought that a comical (pun fully intended) shot would generate that much interest.
Located just outside Manchester in the thriving suburb of Altrincham, Rose & Grey is an interior lover’s heaven filled with everything from mid-century chairs, to elegant lighting. If you’re looking to splurge on a piece of beautiful furniture, this is the place to head to discover beautifully crafted statement pieces that you won’t find elsewhere in the city, such as vibrant mustard velvet sofas or glass coffee tables. If you’re searching for something smaller, they also stock a diverse range of home accessories including rugs, prints and kitchenware.
Rose & Grey, 31 Atlantic Street, Altrincham +44 161 926 8763
Owned by the sister of the owner of Rose & Grey (an eye for interiors obviously runs in the family!), Idaho is located in the heart of Altrincham, right next to the famous market. Head here to discover the perfect gifts for your family or friends, but be prepared to spend a little money on yourself as you’ll most certainly get sucked in by the store’s captivating collection of jewellery, candles, organic skincare products and stationary.
If your taste is a little more minimalist, Moth in West Didsbury curate a collection of homeware perfectly tailored towards a Scandinavian-inspired home. You’ll mainly find smaller home accessories with an emphasis on beautifully crafted tableware, elegant plant pots and textured cushions. There’s also a small selection of jewellery, watches and other accessories that would all make excellent gifts.
Moth, 154 Burton Rd, Manchester +44 161 445 9847