A very warm welcome awaits you at www.jamgifts.co.uk - our award-winning online design-led gift, greeting card and fashion accessories store.
We were delighted to recently be awarded Independent Gift Retailer of the Year 2012 (the North & Northern Ireland) by Progressive Gifts & Home. The award recognises excellence in gift retailing and is held annually in London for both independent and multiple high street retailers.
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jam is a vibrant and friendly gift shop located in the cathedral city of Wakefield, Yorkshire. Since 2003 we have nestled amongst a community of independent boutiques and shops just out of the city centre. The owners of jam are Julian and Sarah who specialise in sourcing interesting and colourful collections of gifts for you, your family and friends.
In 2008 we were delighted to launch online with our bespoke website www.jamgifts.co.uk - a great new way for customers to browse and buy online from jam. In that time we have used a number of advertorials in our favourite magazines - Coast and Country Life to reach a wider audience. We are pleased to have delivered treats and gifts locally to existing customers and also to new customers from all over the UK and internationally to Europe, the USA and Canada.
We love to keep up with the latest fashion trends in the gift and greetings world and use inspiration from those trends to keep the shop and website looking fresh, seasonal and inviting.
What we really enjoy about jam are all the lovely people we get to meet in our daily life. We are passionate about providing a high standard of personal and individual customer service and are proud to remain a small independent business. It is also very important to us to create a vibrant and positive space that you enjoy visiting and where you will always find a great choice of gifts with the all-important feelgood factor.
We hope that you will find an original gift that suits your budget if you choose to shop @ jam.
Your one stop shop for special gifts and cards...
In today's fast-moving world, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of choice available to all of us as consumers but we very much hope that you will find a place for jam and www.jamgifts.co.uk in your busy family life. Please think of us as your one stop shop for special gifts and cards throughout the year. Birthdays, new babies, anniversaries, weddings, thank yous, retirement & leaving, teacher thank yous - we have gifts to suit all occasions. Let us help you spread a little sunshine to your loved ones.
In-store @ jam and on our website www.jamgifts.co.uk we use themed displays to present gift collections according to the occasion or recipient. So you will find a core range of Gorgeous Gifts For Her including jewellery and fashion accessories, the Kids Corner full of classic, fun and interactive Gifts & Toys for Children and Toddlers, some great Gifts for Him, a beautiful selection of Gifts for Babies plus seasonal gifts at key times of the year such as Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day and Christmas.
Our shop and website are jam-packed with different types of gifts to provide you with great choice - we sell books, fashion accessories & jewellery, mugs, decorative gifts for the home, handmade chocolates and sweets, scented gifts & candles, children's clothing & accessories, soft toys, classic wooden toys, children's craft projects.
Jolly Gift Hampers by jam...
If you need an extra special gift for a celebration why not try our Jolly Gift Hampers. Simply choose your budget and which gifts you would like and let jam professionally wrap your gift selectionin a presentation hamper basket complete with hand-tied ribbons, silk flowers and mini wrapped chocolates. We provide a personalised contents list - provide a message and the recipient's name to make your gift even more memorable. Great gift idea for the important people in your life - when you need a gift with the wow factor. New baby, christenings, new parent gifts. Retirement presentations, leaving gifts and thank you presents. Also ideal for milestone birthdays such as 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th birthdays. Simply contact us on 01924 382662 to discuss your requirements or choose one of the standard hamper options online.
Save time - use our Gift Finder Service...
Do you love to give great gifts but dislike spending hours trawling through the internet to find them? Perhaps you like to visit the shop but at certain busy times find it difficult to spend the time to have a good look around. We understand that finding the right gift to suit that special person or occasion can be time-consuming and that is why our website features an easy-to-use Gift Finder service (find this on the home page). You can prompt the Gift Finder to search our website according to the age and gender of the recipient, your budget and by occasion. Or if you prefer the personal touch, please contact us direct - we are always happy to help.
jam searches for the best gift ideas so that you can simply pop in, specify your requirements and pick up the perfect gift without having to spend hours browsing the internet.
Support small independent businesses...
If you prefer to shop with small independent businesses then you have come to the right place - remember when you shop with jam you are supporting over a hundred different small and innovative British businesses that supply us with well-designed, high quality gifts and greetings cards. In addition, we are proud to sell a selection of gifts that are handmade in Britian - sourced from some very talented makers.
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Recent customer comments include:
Deborah from Wakefield who ordered a Jolly Mother's Day Hamper from jam
'... delighted with the gorgeous hamper collected from Jam this morning - can't wait to give it to my Mum tomorrow for Mothering Sunday - she will love it, that's if I can bear to part with it...............thank you Sarah for the beautiful presentation and wrapping!'
Debbie in Wakefield
'My favourite shop in Wakefield. Beautiful, unusual, quirky gifts - always find something a little different and the owners are very helpful. Also sell on line for those that don't live nearby. Highly recommend!
Lisa in Buckinghamshire who received a Jolly 40th Birthday Hamper which was professionally and lovingly wrapped by Sarah @ jam
'Just opened a beautiful package...absolutely perfect...did not want to open it until the kids and Phil had seen it ... My lovely box of delights smells amazing and I am loving it x'
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Some of the quality brands we currently stock:
Design-Led Fashion Accessories & Jewellery: Official Cath Kidston stockist, One Button, Carrie Elspeth, Peace of Mind, Cavania, Powder, Ness, Rosie Soul, Kate Hamilton-Hunter, Ted Baker accessories, Simon Carter accessories for men
Books: Ryland Peters & Small, Usborne, Klutz, great choice of quality gift book titles for children and adults
Quality Design-Led Gift brands: Rob Ryan, Disaster Designs, Cath Kidston, Emma Bridgewater, East of India, Addject, Lily Flame candles, Rose & Co, Bombay Duck, Canova Garden in a bag, Retreat Home, Scandi-Chic, choconchoc, Hope & Greenwood confectionery, Bath House skincare for men, Studio Vertu Italian marble, Multiply Designs charms, Saffron albums
British Handmade and Yorkshire Made gifts: Jo Downs fused glassware, lamps by Hannah Nunn, textiles by Dear Emma Designs, Alex McQuade Textile accessories, Carol Ridler handcarved wood, reclaimed wood button clocks by Designate, handmade ceramic message hearts by Jamali-Annay, handmade jewellery by Rosie Soul, porcelain items from Amanda Mercer, textiles by Oscar & Toots, handmade jewellery by Kate Hamilton-Hunter
Childrens Gifts, Classic Toys & Craft projects: BigJigs wooden toys, Ernest the Bear toys, Very Hungry Caterpillar gifts, Little Experience craft kits, Buttonbag craft kits, Usborne books, Le Toy Van wooden toys, interactive toys by Natural Worldwide Products, Lego watches, Ridley's Novelties, Sass Belle, Momiji message dolls, Juicy Lucy, Jo for Girls jewellery, Maileg, Gorjuss, Cath Kids accessories, Choufleur watches, Tyrrell Katz, Micro scooters, Ragtales soft toys
Baby Gifts: Inch Blue handmade leather shoes, Raggy Tag comfort blankets and babywear, Jellycat soft toys, Ragtales soft toys, Trousellier lamps and gifts, White Rabbit England lamps, Natures Purest organic babywear gifts, personalised wooden baby rattles, baby footprint kits, Maileg, Saffron albums, Retreat photo frames
Handmade Greetings Cards & Design-led Greetings Cards: Blue Eyed Sun, Janie Wilson, Wendy Jones Blackett, Cinnamon Aitch, Woodmansterne, Soul, Bellybutton, Five Dollar Shake, Laura Darrington, Laura Sherratt, Cath Tate, Harolds Planet, Edward Monkton, printmakers cards by Art Angels, cardmix, Picture Palace, Museums & Galleries, stoptheclockdesign, ArtPress, Tracey Russell, Caroline Gardner, Liz & Pip, Urban Graphics, Lah de Dah, Pippy Blue, Saffron, Juicy Lucy, Pootle, Sally Swannell and more!